Red Troop Dan

Airsofter, PC Gamer and Cat Guy... Also on a journey to lose 100lbs so I can become a gearwhore without having to resort to XXL sizes!

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There’s some great reads in the collection... I’ve got more in boxes.... I need a bigger bookcase. 😂 #Military #nonfiction

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Definately taking these two out for a spin tomorrow night... Looking forward to a bit of CQB, I just wish that the bunker was more often and with smaller numbers... 30+ is a bit of a clusterfuck in that environment
#ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife #loadoutdisplay
#tokyomarui #usp #uspcompact

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500 followers... thank you.

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A nice little mailcall earlier this week... now I don’t need to panic about losing my NODs... now if they detach they’ll just smack me in the face. 😆 #maritime #wilcox #nvg #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife #loadoutdisplay

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When your badge says qashqai but your heart says A-10 Thunderbolt. #bornthisway #brrtandbrrrrrrrrrrtttpronouns #a10 #thunderbolt #brrrttt

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Another essential bit of kit, something I picked up for a steal years ago... MARPAT Marpad thermarest. Paid a tenner for two, sold one within minutes for £80... and reckon I could have got a fair amount more. Whether it’s in a hammock, on a cot or just on its own under a basha, this has served me well for nearly a decade. Plus I get cool guy points because no one else has one 😂 #marpat #thermarest #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft #outdoors
#milsim #pewpewlife #loadoutdisplay

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Reverted the gas rifle back to its stock rail... I really like the KAC Rail and the TM MWS Rail is rock solid. Keeping it pretty simple. MOE stock as it’s nice and low profile, CQD type sling points, Surefire M600 clone and a Holosun HS403C. Anything else just adds weight... #tokyomarui #mws #cqbr #holosun #magpul #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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Perfection, whether you think it’s in the shape of a G11 or making your body look like a condom full of walnuts... we are always looking for something better and unobtainable. This year I’m aiming to be a lighter person... and to work on my temper. Bit late for a New Years resolution but meh... I guess this is mine. #hecklerandkoch #g11 #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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Anatomy of a left handed Mk18... Everything on the wrong side for you “normal” people out there, I keep the rat tails and wires to a minimum.
This one has undergone more changes than most of my Airsoft replicas, I’ve owned this recoil for around 4 years now and it’s served me well, it’s now a back up to my GBBR... and a very nice one at that. Currently it’s very loosely based on some Mk18s seen with MARSOC in Afghanistan... although I’ve taken some artistic licence with how it’s set up.
#marsoc #marineraiders #mk18
#tokyomarui #recoilshock #hogue #magpul #surefire #trijicon #acog #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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So, back to work tomorrow after the first proper weekend off I’ve had since Christmas. Played loads of ARMA, drank far too much whisky and ate too much fat and sugar but feel pretty positive about the year to come. Lots to look forward to and a fair amount of hard work to put in... #catsofinstagram #tabby #lifegoals #2018willbemybitch #drunkenphoto #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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Head over to Forge Works for a chance to win this sweet looking blade... #Repost @forge.works with @get_repost
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#tactical #gun #freedom #airsoft #outdoor #dailyknife #knifeporn #survival #kitchen #knife #airsoft #knifestagram #edcknife #bladesmith #metalarts

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A Mk18 for any occasion... Recoil based Mk18 Mod 1 for patrolling and general outdoors use, another for CQB. Both are set up in a similar way, each having its own merits. Which would you choose? And why?

#mk18 #tokyomarui #recoilshock #zetsystem #recoilshockmasterrace #gbbrmasterrace #holosun #surefire #magpul #hogue #trijicon #acog #dbal #danieldefense #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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And... fitted! Yes, I’d prefer it in black but it’ll do. I might grab a TA01 later on down the line but I’m tempted to stick this on the recoil and keep the GBBR as a CQB gun.
#mk18 #danieldefense #surefire #trijicon #acog #magpul #dbal #tokyomarui #gbbrmasterrace #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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I couldn’t say no... I keep buying optics, getting bored and then selling them on... I think I’ll keep this one though. The eye relief isn’t quite as bad as the usual Chinasoft 3.5mm but it’s not great. It’ll do though... #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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H&K Family... I’ve had a number of others such as the 416, HK45 and Mk23 but these are staying in the collection (well apart from the USP compact) I might add a 417 to the armoury in the future... #hecklerandkoch #tokyomarui #mp5 #usp #uspcompact #mp7 #subgun #9mm #personaldefenseweapon #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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Not your usual Airsoft post but I’ve seen a lot of #EDC #pocketdump posts recently, thought I’d show you what I carry... 2 sets of keys... one for the car, one for home/work.
#Nitecore tube light and #Leatherman #StyleCS on the car keys with a #paracord lanyard... Work and home keys on a cheap key ring with QD clips, #FenixE05 light (takes AAA cells and it tough as hell) #gerber #shard (you should never use a key or knife as a pry bar) #leatherman #squirtP4 (nice little tool, has everything you’d need) and a #trueutility key tool that pretty much is just there for the bottle opener.
Beaten up old #animal wallet, always has stamps and the #Victorinox #cardtool in there along with a little cash, a #sharpie (if I sell on eBay I have the stuff ready to stick in a Jiffy bag at the post office)
I use an #iPhoneSE at the moment with a #Magpul case, Ive gotten bored with big phones and this offers the performance of a 7 in the case of a 5.
The final bit of kit is my #Citizen #Navihawk. A little treat to myself when I was in sales, it gets swapped to a gshock when I’m airsofting though... #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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“I know of your past fondness for the German varietals”

If John wick was set in the ‘90s he’d have definitely used these... well probably a .45 match, but the compact would have been his back up.
There’s some things that Tokyo Marui have carried over from the compact but there’s a lot they haven’t. Mags are not cross compatible, hammer and Trigger mechs might be... they look and feel similar, but I think a closer look would yield a new design. Rear sights are the same, the front sight is new (the compact has a lower profile for snag free drawing I guess) the lower is made from a tougher and less shiny polymer and the slide is similar but a little nicer on the full size USP.

Thanks to @krisroberts101 for the lend... I’ll put a couple of hundred rounds through it just to make sure it’s working as it should 😂

#tokyomarui #hecklerandkoch #usp #uspcompact #gbbmasterrace #pistol #germanvarietals #johnwick #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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So... I’ve had a little more hands on experience with the USP, it’s without a doubt the snappiest pistol on the market at the moment, the M&P is probably the closest in performance but the USP has a much beefier slide causing it to kick a little more. Accuracy wise, it’s a TM... I’m consistently hitting a 6” steel disk at 20m outdoors with green gas and .25 blasters. The flight path is straight and level out to at least 50m (bear with me... I’ve got plans for a proper range in the summer)

In terms of quality, as I’ve said before... they’ve pushed the boat out on this one... very few visible molding lines and the plastic has a satin sheen to it, not unlike parkerising on the slide. The metal extractor and sights give a nice contrast, both being removable, with hopefully tritium sights being an aftermarket option. The pistol will feel small to those used to a USP .45 or especially to the Mk23 users out there, it’s on a par with the 228 or Glock 19 but a lot more comfortable than both in my opinion. Trigger reset is good and there’s a noticeable release point for the trained finger (giggidy)
10/10 would bang

#tokyomarui #hecklerandkoch #usp #tokyomaruimasterrace #p8 #bundeswehr #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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One of the bits of kit I’ve owned for years... 5.11 4 Banger. Perfect little range bag, can be made into a makeshift chest rig and a constant companion when playing opfor. I also use this as a resup bag at weekend games and normal skirmishes... plus it’s pretty civilian looking so wouldn’t look out of of place when hiking/travelling.
#511tactical #4banger #stone #tokyomarui #hecklerandkoch #usp #magpul #pmag #grabbag #gobag #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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Not quite up to the standards of @lucasatan87 but it’s the longest I’ve grown out my beard... plus the wife must approve as she bought me beard oil for Christmas... 😂 #beard #gingerbeard #grr #facelikefiredamagedlego #hides5ofmychins #manstuff

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A bit of a double review today, combining two essential elements of any larpsofters #breakfast... #bacon and #coffee.

First up, the @jetboil flux-ring fry pan. Nice and lightweight, the flux ring at the bottom comes protected by a plastic dish which comes in handy for food prep or serving your meal, as for performance... I managed to cook 6 rashers of thin #bacon in around 6 minutes with no additional oil. Something I will be bringing along in the future is some frylight in a small bottle to aid in the cooking. The surface of the pan is non stick and although the bacon came away from the pan, the fat did weld itself to the pan... (however after a soak in soapy water it’s spotless again)

A perfect addition to the venerable #Jetboil personal cooking system, but it does require the proprietary pot stand which adds another £10 to an already expensive £50 pan... is it worth it? Not if your willing to live on #MREs, but if you like to supplement your diet with proper food then yeah, absolutely.

Second up, the @gsioutdoors commuter #javapress. There’s a world of great devices out there to enable the mobile coffee consumer to enjoy a decent cup of joe, but looking at the various options and seeing the benefits of an all in one option I settled on the GSIOutdoors Commuter Java Press. It works by simply putting in a couple of table spoons of coarse ground #coffee and then simply add water... then wait for a few minutes before reinserting the press/lid and firmly but slowly pushing all the way in. After which your able to pop the lid off and add sugar/milk to taste. The outside is a thin layer of neoprene and a rubber base helps insulate your brew. The cap has a closure to prevent spills but be warned, it’s not 100% effective if the press falls over... also the lid is easily cross threaded and if not correctly applied it will pop off.
All in all, 2 very good bits of kit... definately regular additions to my weekender go bag and the press is a constant companion on the way to and from work.
Java press from @tauntonleisure and fry pan from @gooutdoors

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Patrol Incident Gear - Delta Utility Gloves

Picked these up at the same time as the slickster from @tacticalkit I’d heard a fair amount of good things about these and wanted something a little thinner than my mechanix fast fits, which although are thin are still a little bulky on the trigger finger.
I definitely shoot better without gloves on but after taking a few nasty hits to the knuckles and nails I try and keep a little fabric between myself and the 6mm.
I’m not gonna lie, a key feature of these is that they are touch screen compatible... a must for you IG whores, and also the thin nature of these gloves makes them a lot better for pistol shooting. Just a word of warning, these gloves are not designed to last forever, and as all gloves/underwear/socks should be treated as having a lifespan... the rubberised grip pattern has started to come off already but it’s to be expected... This weekend involved hanging off the back of WMIKs and jumping over hescos and through windows, and not once would I have rather had my mechanix on... although I did swap between the two after the Piggies got soaked through.
Just a final note on sizing, I’m a size 9 glove which is on the large side of medium. I like a close fit and these were very much on the tighter side of medium... any tighter and I’d have had to send them back! but after the weekend of use they have eased up enough to be a perfect fit for me... these will definitely be my go to Gloves for the foreseeable future... thanks again to @tacticalkit for the speedy delivery. (Cat foot for scale)

#patrolincidentgear #piggloves #rangergreen #tacticalkit #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife

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Kit dump during the weekend, and onwards with another after action report... We were tasked with conducting a recce to an area we had not had much presence in, the time was about 30 minutes before last light and we were made aware that we would be without support as the other callsigns were dedicated to other tasks.
The 4 of us debussed and set all round defence, after a couple of minutes and once the snatch was clear we moved forward to the edge of a clearing and decided to go firm until dark, we found a patch of dead ground and settled ourselves in... After about 30 minutes, and with the sun over the horizon we started to hear a vehicle approaching. The vehicle stopped about 50 meters away and we heard people dismount... we then saw the silhouette of the patrol walking towards us... we waited until the point man caught sight of us at a range of about 15 meters and proceeded to hit them with as much firepower as we could... I popped a Mil x smoke and advanced towards the contact, unfortunately the smoke was a dud and I ended up getting hit. The other guys were quickly overpowered and we stood there waiting for opfor to clear through... Once they cleared through I was searched and brought back into the game... I was then questioned at gunpoint and asked questions about the patrol, keeping to our cover about being a SAR team which obviously wasn’t believed they got bored and put a shot in my plate carrier.
Soon after, I saw the rest of my section having the same treatment and we took the long 2 mile walk back to our FOB... It turns out that we had some extremely bad luck, after the end of the game we found out that we walked 50 feet away from an HVT hiding out in a Bivvy who then called in for a 16 man patrol to sweep and clear our location. We didn’t really stand a chance... but it did result in us changing our tactics for later Ops.
#ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft
#milsim #pewpewlife #s23familia #tokyomarui #blackriflecoffee #cryeprecision #ferroconcepts #haleystrategic

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So... a quick report on one of the taskings we performed over the weekend, hopefully for those who are thinking of going to a @stirling_airsoft game as task force it’ll give you an insight to what your getting yourself into... Our 4 man call sign (5-3) along with Sabre (Stirling’s resident team) were tasked with capturing a person of interest who we had reason to believe was in a specific building due to a CTR done I believe by 5-4. Call signs 5-1 and 5-2 were to cut as a cordon and secure potential “squirters”

We mounted up in vehicles with as many people hanging on the outside as those inside, We approached the building and immediately made entry with myself and two from sabre in the lead on our assigned door, we moved quietly and methodically from room to room using only IR light to guide our way... as I made entry to a third or fourth room I managed to get the drop on one guy before being hit by his mate. The guys following me in dropped him and moved through without pause, I was dragged out by a team mate after that section was cleared, and after being put back in game by a medic I resumed my mission which now that the building was clear, was to conduct a search or “SSE” as the cool kids call it, A thorough sweep of the building didn’t turn up much and it was decided that we should push out of the building as enemy combatants were seen in the local area preparing to hit us. We pushed onto the high ground above the target building and immediately came under attack, at that point it became a bit of a clusterfuck as half our team turned on white light and the enemy stepped up their tempo. At that point we were told to fall back and establish a perimeter around our exfil point and 5-1/5-2 withdrew in the vehicles whilst 5-3 and Sabre held the line. Somewhere along the way a down player was left behind in the confusion so we quickly mounted a punch towards the down player and got him safely to our lines, I also tried to knock out my teeth with my stock by hoofing a grenade with my Mk18 across my chest... luckily my sisu gumshield saved my good looks (although my jaw aches like hell)

Before long, our vehicles returned and we headed back to camp empty handed...

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So for those of you wondering why your slide release is so stiff on the new Tokyo Marui USP, the release is both external and internal, resting on two separate parts of the slide, the internal bit being a metal blowback unit and metal arm so unless something seriously goes wrong your not going to break it. It does get a little easier with some wearing in but it’s still stiff... I’ve not had the slide off yet but by god they’ve put some serious thought into this pistol.... someone at Marui loves H&K Pistols enough to do them justice.
#tokyomarui #hecklerandkoch #usp #universalservicepistol #gbbmasterrace #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft #eagle6 #firesupport
#milsim #pewpewlife

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Crye G3 Combat Pants, my take... I’ve owned this set now for about 18 months, initially bought for Blue Fox 2 and also as an incentive to start losing weight. They retailed at that time for £220 plus £30 for the airflex pads, I was considering some repros but after a good months commission I bit the bullet and bought a set. I’ve worn them whilst hiking, gardening, working on the horse yard with my wife and obviously for Airsoft. They are extremely hard wearing and once adjusted they are very comfortable.
The versatility of the pockets is amazing, from the bottom up you have ankle pockets used for tourniquets or apparently Small breaching charges (if Zero dark 30 is to be believed) they also have a pair of small thigh pockets which house the knee height adjustment, which are perfect for a little rite in the rain pad or a compression bandage... the side pockets fit flush when needed but also expand to massive proportions, easily holding half a dozen used mags... for a long time I’ve used them as a makeshift dump pouch. They also have an elastic retainer which holds a stanag magazine perfectly or as it happens, a H&K USP, the rear has two slim zip pouches, I’ve not used them for much as I don’t like stuff near my arse 😂 the “normal” pocket on the waist are deep and once something is in them it tends to not fall out.
I’ve owned or had hands on experience with repros from FFI, Semapo, Bulldog, TMC and Emerson. None of them quite match the quality of a genuine set of Cryes. The older Semapo and the newer TMC and Emerson are good but their not quite there. The FFI option is good, but the material is too thin and basic things like the belt loops are not finished to the same standard. The bulldog ECU2s look alright and they are relatively hard wearing but the stretch panels are the wrong material and the stitching is beyond shit.
My advice? If you have the money and can justify it, buy Crye. If your ballin on a budget, buy TMC. Obviously if your after combat cuts in anything other than multicam, black or RG then FFI and Semapo offer the Gucci patterns such as M81, AOR1/2 and MAS grey. #cryeprecision #cryeordie #multicam #airflex #muddycryes

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The obligatory endex pic... had a great time playing taskforce at @stirling_airsoft Op Cold Stone this weekend, bit of a change of pace from opfor... we certainly kept the tempo of operations up from what I’m used to, 9 different taskings throughout the weekend, literally got 3 hours sleep from Saturday morning until I got home late Sunday evening. Also thanks to all the other guys there, especially the staff. Always nice to be greeted by name and a handshake, there’s definitely a sense of belonging at Stirling’s Games... although I might jump back over to Opfor in the summer.
Also, a fair amount of content coming up on the various bits of kit I used, a lot of knowledge gained about what I use and what I end up leaving in the fob. I’ll get around to it at some point this week... #cryeprecision #haleystrategic #d3cr #ferroconcepts #slickster #wileyx #blueforcegear #tokyomarui #recoilshock #mk18 #frvtailoring #hwholsters #hsgi #ukairsoft #worldairsoft #featureairsoft #ukmilsim #airsoftinternational #vckers #gunsofinstagram #airsoft #gingerbeard #sizemanlarge #sizeplatecarriermedium
#milsim #pewpewlife #s23familia

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After I stopped laughing I actually took a second look and it’s quite impressive. Props to the guy for the decent weapon choices. #iwantit #thesuitnotthetwelveyearold

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