News Page Archives-01 January 2010 to CURRENT

AIRSOFT NEWS for the NEW YEAR-01 January 2010

LOOKING BACK and LOOKING FORWARD over at Airsoft GI

Tim waxes nostalgic over at AirsoftGI TV.  Its hard to believe how successful, how professional, and how frickin fun and entertaining the ASGI videos have become. INNOVATION at its finest!  We wish the guys in the Gun Cave all the best in the New Year!

This is all tempered by the sad news Tim shares inside the video…bring her BACK! You guys need JAN!

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We have our OWN Baby New Year here at Thumpy’s…Happy 2010 to everyone!

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UltraForce puts the MINE in Mine Warfare!

INNOVATION comes to the lowly Airsoft land mine, thanks to one of the New Year’s exhibitors at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC this coming March, 2010:

Wow! That looked like a day at the water park! The Powder Mine variant of these pressure-activated mines, and a smaller “anti-personnel” mine, are also shown-to-effect at UltraForce’s YouTube channel, and you can get a better look at these posters, and more of their products at the UltraForce Website, if you can’t wait until March, to handle them for yourself at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo…see the information on the NAAExpo in the News item below:

UltraForce Website: http://ultraforce.com.hk

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INCOMING! ‘Thumpers and Mortars and Knives…Oh My!

And, if you don’t “buy the farm” by stepping on a simulated land mine, how ’bout taking your chances with some indirect-fire foam rounds fired from a 40mm grenade launcher or a light mortar. This is what the guys in the chemistry lab-of-horrors over atMil-Sim Labs have been up to!:

Check out all their goodies over here on the Mad Science website: Mil-Sim Labs

OR on the Mil-Sim Labs YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/milsimlabs

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Happy Holidays from Thumpy!

Sorry about not getting back to work here at the 3-D House of Journalism, but a great break in the action has let Thumpy do some re-thinking and retooling toward the ultimate goal of takin’ this sucker a bit-more full-time!

More details to come…until then, enjoy your visit and PLEASE leave some comments about what you like or DON’T like, so that we can improve the information we’re providing for the Airsoft community!

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UPDATE! The PPSh-41 IS TAKING SHAPE: ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

OK, NOW he’s gone an’ done it!  ODDBALL is working on some of the “fiddly bits” inside his homebuilt PPSh-41, and while I was beginning to have doubts…I mean, its has to shoot BB’s straight and HOT…ODDBALL digs deep into his bag of tricks and shows us a little glimpse of GENIOUS!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China…

A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out thePPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Takedown Guide to the Tokyo Marui G36K….with Blowback

OK, so Santa thought you were a VERY good boy/girl, and brought you a little blowback love under the Mistletoe….and suddenly, you have the urge to field strip the Dickens out of a perfectly good Tokyo Marui gun on Boxing Day, but couldn’t figure out how to put it all back together?

Good thing the lads over at Redwolf Airsoft TV are here to rescue you, via YouTube!

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website
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More Holiday AIRSOFT Reading Material…the Recon Rag!

If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG.

Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Plenty of new product reviews…oh, and did I mention a Santa’s Helper or two per issue…and all of it FREE! I really REALLY love to compare other objective opinions about the INNOVATIVE Airsoft products and people coming down the ‘pike, ant this is a great way to do it!

Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

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Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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ARCHIVE for 02 January 2010

Airsoft Player TV is BACK for the New Year..TONIGHT at 8PM

Info from crazyNCman Frank is that the web’s BEST and Most INNOVATIVE Live Web Streaming Airsoft Show is BACK TONIGHT! From the AirsoftPlayerTV website:

“APTV is back on the air for the first show of 2010! Since we just got thru Christmas and the new year this show will discuss what new cool things you got for Christmas! Also we will talk about airsoft for the 2010 season.”

Kewl beans, since Frank literally got knocked off the air by that massive pre-Christmas snowstorm that hit the East Coast, when his area in the North Carolina Mountains got over a foot of snow in 2 days, which left thousands in the dark…and Frank without power, lights or heat for several days, according to his Tweets!

Glad to see you back, we’ll hopefully have some stuff to show off, too…on a brand new webcam that Santa brought Thumpy’s kids under the tree…and be posting up some more video, too!

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LOOKING BACK and LOOKING FORWARD over at Airsoft GI

Tim waxes nostalgic over at AirsoftGI TV.  Its hard to believe how successful, how professional, and how frickin fun and entertaining the ASGI videos have become. INNOVATION at its finest!  We wish the guys in the Gun Cave all the best in the New Year!

This is all tempered by the sad news Tim shares inside the video…bring her BACK! You guys need JAN!

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We have our OWN Baby New Year here at Thumpy’s…Happy 2010 to everyone!

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UltraForce puts the MINE in Mine Warfare!

INNOVATION comes to the lowly Airsoft land mine, thanks to one of the New Year’s exhibitors at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC this coming March, 2010:

Wow! That looked like a day at the water park! The Powder Mine variant of these pressure-activated mines, and a smaller “anti-personnel” mine, are also shown-to-effect at UltraForce’s YouTube channel, and you can get a better look at these posters, and more of their products at the UltraForce Website, if you can’t wait until March, to handle them for yourself at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo…see the information on the NAAExpo in the News item below:

UltraForce Website: http://ultraforce.com.hk

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INCOMING! ‘Thumpers and Mortars and Knives…Oh My!

And, if you don’t “buy the farm” by stepping on a simulated land mine, how ’bout taking your chances with some indirect-fire foam rounds fired from a 40mm grenade launcher or a light mortar. This is what the guys in the chemistry lab-of-horrors over atMil-Sim Labs have been up to!:

Check out all their goodies over here on the Mad Science website: Mil-Sim Labs

OR on the Mil-Sim Labs YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/milsimlabs

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Happy Holidays from Thumpy!

Sorry about not getting back to work here at the 3-D House of Journalism, but a great break in the action has let Thumpy do some re-thinking and retooling toward the ultimate goal of takin’ this sucker a bit-more full-time!

More details to come…until then, enjoy your visit and PLEASE leave some comments about what you like or DON’T like, so that we can improve the information we’re providing for the Airsoft community!

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UPDATE! The PPSh-41 IS TAKING SHAPE: ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

OK, NOW he’s gone an’ done it!  ODDBALL is working on some of the “fiddly bits” inside his homebuilt PPSh-41, and while I was beginning to have doubts…I mean, its has to shoot BB’s straight and HOT…ODDBALL digs deep into his bag of tricks and shows us a little glimpse of GENIOUS!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China…

A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out thePPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Takedown Guide to the Tokyo Marui G36K….with Blowback

OK, so Santa thought you were a VERY good boy/girl, and brought you a little blowback love under the Mistletoe….and suddenly, you have the urge to field strip the Dickens out of a perfectly good Tokyo Marui gun on Boxing Day, but couldn’t figure out how to put it all back together?

Good thing the lads over at Redwolf Airsoft TV are here to rescue you, via YouTube!

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website
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More Holiday AIRSOFT Reading Material…the Recon Rag!

If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG.

Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Plenty of new product reviews…oh, and did I mention a Santa’s Helper or two per issue…and all of it FREE! I really REALLY love to compare other objective opinions about the INNOVATIVE Airsoft products and people coming down the ‘pike, ant this is a great way to do it!

Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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ARCHIVE for 04 January 2010

INNOVATION at its FINEST!  The Twin Hunter!

Check out the FUTURE, electronic, shiny, bright..er…”black” weapon with a HUGE advantage…TWIN BARRELS, and some mean add-ins to a very INNOVATIVE build from Korea!

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SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown is ON!

The first HUGE taste of where the Airsoft Industry is headed in 2010 comes in about 3 weeks, when the SHOT SHOW 2010 takes Vegas by storm. Held in the MAHOOSIVE Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 19-22, 2010, “Lost Wages” will again prove worthy of ONE of its many catch phrases, as Airsoft merchants get an inside peek at what they will be spending their cash on, new products coming off production lines and on to their store shelves this year. SHOT 2010 is NOT open to the general public, only to gun business-related people and select media… but Thumpy has some “inside help” covering the announcements from afar this year…and will have some HUGE SCOOPS for our lucky readers, as the companies make announcements from the show. “What happens in Vegas, WILL NOT stay in Vegas” if we have any say in the matter!!! And THUMPY has learned that there will be some MASSIVE Airsoft announcements from some major Airsoft INNOVATORS!

Here’s a list of Exhibitors listed in the AIRSOFT Category at SHOT 2010:

Aftermath Miami
Crosman Corporation
Dong Ying Manufacturing
Ear Phone Connection
GameFaceGear-QuikCamo Quality Headwear
Generation Guns
Guay Guay Trading Company, Ltd.
ICS KP Industries Inc.
Kingman Group
LaserMax, Inc.
Marksman Products
Master Cutlery, Inc.
Predator International
Pyramyd Air
RS International Industry Hong Kong Co. Ltd.
Umarex USA
Self Defense Supply, Inc.
Sightmark
Soft Air USA Inc./Cybergun
SYSTEMA, Inc.
KWA USA
Team SD
Ultra Force International, Ltd.
Edge Eyewear
X-Caliber Tactical

That’s 26 total Airsofter-related exhibitors…a new RECORD for SHOT this year! And, while that’s H-O-T, several of the Airsoft Manufacturers are also listed under one of the three PAINTBALL categories on the SHOT SHOW’s On-line show mapping utility: Kingman, Umarex/Soft Air USA-Cybergun, Ultraforce, Sightmark and Team SD are also listed under PAINTBALL categories, and a shocker that must certainly be some kind of error; Spartan Imports, the US source for Classic Army goodies and more, is ONLY listed under Paintball Guns! That could mean that SHOT visitors would miss one of the INNOVATORS in the US Airsoft scene…Thumpy will be contacting them this week, to see if Spartan guys know “What Up With That!” Paintball still has more total listings–65 listings versus 26—several of them are repeats between categories…meaning that AIRSOFT is closing the gap as a viable, marketable product line, and since interest follows dollars, that can only mean bigger and better things for AIRSOFT in the new decade! Again, stay posted here at the 3-d House of Airsoft at the dates for SHOT SHOW 2010 approach, and we all await what Thumpy KNOWS will be a huge year for AIRSOFTERS at the SHOT SHOW!

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Airsoft Player TV is BACK for the New Year..Saturday’s Show Recap

Info from crazyNCman Frank is that the web’s BEST and Most INNOVATIVE Live Web Streaming Airsoft Show is BACK! From the AirsoftPlayerTV website: North Carolina’s own CRAZY ambassador of Airsoft, “Frank/crazyNCman” literally got knocked off the air by that massive pre-Christmas snowstorm that hit the East Coast, when his area in the North Carolina Mountains got over a foot of snow in 2 days, which left thousands in the dark. But the Crazy One was back in fine form Saturday night, as AirsoftPlayerTV was back on-the-web! Frank told everybody what life was like without power, lights or heat for A WEEK in the NC Mountains, as he welcomed in a STREAM–literally, in numbers and via SKYPE VIDEO calls—of Airsofters, who were showing off their goodies from Santa! Lots of new guns and gear galore, and even some guys SKYPE’ing in who won’t be able to use any of that for a few months…coldest viewer award to the guy from Minnesota in -32 degree below ZERO weather! Good luck with that gas pistol, guy!

Thumpy and TunnelRat SKYPED in via big brother’s new video web-cam…to show off one of the TWO new BRAVO RDW’s that made their way into the Sleigh this year…we’ll be shooting a VIDEO REVIEW out back, as soon as things warm up and the wind from the latest nor’easter stops here on the NC Coast!

Great to see Frank cleanly-shaved, on his game and dropping the ban hammer quite liberally last night…BANG BANG…on the heads of haters everywhere! Join in again NEXT Saturday Night, starting around 8 PM over on USTREAM, via the AirsoftPlayerTV Website: AirsoftPlayerTV.com

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LOOKING BACK and LOOKING FORWARD over at Airsoft GI

Tim waxes nostalgic over at AirsoftGI TV. Its hard to believe how successful, how professional, and how frickin fun and entertaining the ASGI videos have become. INNOVATION at its finest! We wish the guys in the Gun Cave all the best in the New Year!

This is all tempered by the sad news Tim shares inside the video…bring her BACK! You guys need JAN!

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We have our OWN Baby New Year here at Thumpy’s…Happy 2010 to everyone!

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UPDATE! The PPSh-41 IS TAKING SHAPE: ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

OK, NOW he’s gone an’ done it! ODDBALL is working on some of the “fiddly bits” inside his homebuilt PPSh-41, and while I was beginning to have doubts…I mean, its has to shoot BB’s straight and HOT…ODDBALL digs deep into his bag of tricks and shows us a little glimpse of GENIOUS!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China… A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates. I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far: We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense. The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.

..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below). The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now. There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered. We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things. If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to: Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to.. Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com: “We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe! arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 08 Janaury 2010

SHOW SHOW 2010 Countdown…Vegas is just around the corner for AIRSOFTERS

and INNOVATION is on the way in the new Decade!  A couple of MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS to watch for:

Our NC Airsofter buddy and TRUE INNOVATOR “Karma” is letting everyone know that his massive Airsoft Machine Gun line up will be ON THE SHOW FLOOR at SHOT SHOW 2010, in conjunction with the Guys from X-Caliber Tactical:  MORE THIS WEEKEND at Thumpy’s 3-D!

And that’s not ALL Karma is working on…he’s also got the first run of parts for his M113 Armored Personnel Carrier off-the-drawing board and being welded up for a prototype assembly. The electrically-driven “Zelda” will be a smaller-scale replica, sized to allow trailering to local, regional or national events, and his innovative design will eventually allow customization into other vehicle models, including tanks, APC’s and motorized artillery pieces. Expect to hear the FIRST about “Karma’s” Tank Production Line here at Thumpy’s 3-D throughout 2010!

KWA USA is pulling out all the stops for SHOT 2010…expect some major new announcements from one of the most INNOVATIVE manufacturers in the biz here in the US of A.  MORE COMING UP!

EARLIER HEADLINES ON THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW 2010 WATCH:

SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown is ON!
The first HUGE taste of where the Airsoft Industry is headed in 2010 comes in about 3 weeks, when the SHOT SHOW 2010 takes Vegas by storm. Held in the MAHOOSIVE Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 19-22, 2010, “Lost Wages” will again prove worthy of ONE of its many catch phrases, as Airsoft merchants get an inside peek at what they will be spending their cash on, new products coming off production lines and on to their store shelves this year. SHOT 2010 is NOT open to the general public, only to gun business-related people and select media… but Thumpy has some “inside help” covering the announcements from afar this year…and will have some HUGE SCOOPS for our lucky readers, as the companies make announcements from the show. “What happens in Vegas, WILL NOT stay in Vegas” if we have any say in the matter!!! And THUMPY has learned that there will be some MASSIVE Airsoft announcements from some major Airsoft INNOVATORS!

Here’s a list of Exhibitors listed in the AIRSOFT Category at SHOT 2010:

Aftermath Miami
Crosman Corporation
Dong Ying Manufacturing
Ear Phone Connection
GameFaceGear-QuikCamo Quality Headwear
Generation Guns
Guay Guay Trading Company, Ltd.
ICS KP Industries Inc.
Kingman Group
LaserMax, Inc.
Marksman Products
Master Cutlery, Inc.
Predator International
Pyramyd Air
RS International Industry Hong Kong Co. Ltd.
Umarex USA
Self Defense Supply, Inc.
Sightmark
Soft Air USA Inc./Cybergun
SYSTEMA, Inc.
KWA USA
Team SD
Ultra Force International, Ltd.
Edge Eyewear
X-Caliber Tactical

That’s 26 total Airsofter-related exhibitors…a new RECORD for SHOT this year! And, while that’s H-O-T, several of the Airsoft Manufacturers are also listed under one of the three PAINTBALL categories on the SHOT SHOW’s On-line show mapping utility: Kingman, Umarex/Soft Air USA-Cybergun, Ultraforce, Sightmark and Team SD are also listed under PAINTBALL categories, and a shocker that must certainly be some kind of error; Spartan Imports, the US source for Classic Army goodies and more, is ONLY listed under Paintball Guns! That could mean that SHOT visitors would miss one of the INNOVATORS in the US Airsoft scene…Thumpy will be contacting them this week, to see if Spartan guys know “What Up With That!” Paintball still has more total listings–65 listings versus 26—several of them are repeats between categories…meaning that AIRSOFT is closing the gap as a viable, marketable product line, and since interest follows dollars, that can only mean bigger and better things for AIRSOFT in the new decade! Again, stay posted here at the 3-d House of Airsoft at the dates for SHOT SHOW 2010 approach, and we all await what Thumpy KNOWS will be a huge year for AIRSOFTERS at the SHOT SHOW!

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KJW Counterfeit Alert

…from Allizard and the guys at KWA USA….See Friday’s Update for the details

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Behind the Holiday Rush at one of Santa’s Alternate Command Posts…Airsoft G.I.

Vid from Tim showing just how crazy things got during the final shipping hours of the Christmas season at Santa’s SoCal CP Airsoft G.I….and if this is how just ONE retailer ‘s sales output looked, imagine how much bigger Airsoft is going to be in this New Year!

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INNOVATION at its FINEST!  The Twin Hunter!

Check out the FUTURE, electronic, shiny, bright..er…”black” weapon with a HUGE advantage…TWIN BARRELS, and some mean add-ins to a very INNOVATIVE build from Korea!

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Airsoft Player TV is BACK for the New Year..Saturday’s Show Recap

Info from crazyNCman Frank is that the web’s BEST and Most INNOVATIVE Live Web Streaming Airsoft Show is BACK! From the AirsoftPlayerTV website: North Carolina’s own CRAZY ambassador of Airsoft, “Frank/crazyNCman” literally got knocked off the air by that massive pre-Christmas snowstorm that hit the East Coast, when his area in the North Carolina Mountains got over a foot of snow in 2 days, which left thousands in the dark. But the Crazy One was back in fine form Saturday night, as AirsoftPlayerTV was back on-the-web! Frank told everybody what life was like without power, lights or heat for A WEEK in the NC Mountains, as he welcomed in a STREAM–literally, in numbers and via SKYPE VIDEO calls—of Airsofters, who were showing off their goodies from Santa! Lots of new guns and gear galore, and even some guys SKYPE’ing in who won’t be able to use any of that for a few months…coldest viewer award to the guy from Minnesota in -32 degree below ZERO weather! Good luck with that gas pistol, guy!

Thumpy and TunnelRat SKYPED in via big brother’s new video web-cam…to show off one of the TWO new BRAVO RDW’s that made their way into the Sleigh this year…we’ll be shooting a VIDEO REVIEW out back, as soon as things warm up and the wind from the latest nor’easter stops here on the NC Coast!

Great to see Frank cleanly-shaved, on his game and dropping the ban hammer quite liberally last night…BANG BANG…on the heads of haters everywhere! Join in again NEXT Saturday Night, starting around 8 PM over on USTREAM, via the AirsoftPlayerTV Website: AirsoftPlayerTV.com

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We have our OWN Baby New Year here at Thumpy’s…Happy 2010 to everyone!

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UPDATE! The PPSh-41 IS TAKING SHAPE: ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

OK, NOW he’s gone an’ done it! ODDBALL is working on some of the “fiddly bits” inside his homebuilt PPSh-41, and while I was beginning to have doubts…I mean, its has to shoot BB’s straight and HOT…ODDBALL digs deep into his bag of tricks and shows us a little glimpse of GENIOUS!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China… A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates. I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far: We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense. The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.

..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below). The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now. There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered. We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things. If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to: Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to.. Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com: “We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe! arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 10 January 2010 WEEKEND AIRSOFT NEWS

WEEKEND SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown…Vegas is just around the corner for AIRSOFTERS

and INNOVATION is on the way in the New Decade!

But First, VIDEOS!….the Lads over at Redwolf TV liked the “Will it Blend” airsoft gun episode SO MUCH, they’ve done their own homage:

Will it SHRED?

AND…

Check out the cool rig that Ultraforce.HK has to test their “shreaders”….I hope they bring this with them to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in March….more below on the NAAExpo!

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SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown Watch:

Thumpy has some UPDATES on some of the MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS to watch for:

Our NC Airsofter buddy and TRUE INNOVATOR “Karma” is letting everyone know that his massive Airsoft Machine Gun line up will be ON THE SHOW FLOOR at SHOT SHOW 2010, in conjunction with the Guys from X-Caliber Tactical:  (We’re awaiting details, and will have more soon!)

And that’s not ALL Karma is working on…he’s also got the first run of parts for his M113 Armored Personnel Carrier off-the-drawing board and being welded up for a prototype assembly. The electrically-driven “Zelda” will be a smaller-scale replica, sized to allow trailering to local, regional or national events, and his innovative design will eventually allow customization into other vehicle models, including tanks, APC’s and motorized artillery pieces. While it will NOT be on display at SHOT 2010, expect to hear the FIRST about “Karma’s” NC-Based Tank Production Line here at Thumpy’s 3-D throughout 2010!

Our very good friends over at KWA USA are pulling out all the stops for SHOT 2010…expect some major new announcements from one of the most INNOVATIVE manufacturers in the biz here in the US of A.

MORE COMING UP, and the “inside scoop” from a Thumpy Contributor who’s VERY CLOSE TO THE KWA USA Action, and will be checking in ON THE FLOOR AT THE SHOT SHOW!   STAY TUNED!

JAG Precision sends along an INVITE!

Jag Precision will be at the 2010 Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV!  Meet and greet the people behind some of airsoft’s famous brands – Echo 1 USA, Vega Force Company (VFC), Madbull Airsoft, Modify, HSS Gear, and SOCOM Gear!

We will be debuting all new products from the Echo1USA 2010 catalog!

CHA-CHING! Now that’s ONE BOOTH Thumpy would recommend any hard corps Airsofter camp out at!  And don’t forget to tell them T3DHA sent’cha!

ICS (I Chih Shivan)

will be in Vegas, too…check the cool site with all the details HERE:

EARLIER HEADLINES ON THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW 2010 WATCH:

SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown is ON!
The first HUGE taste of where the Airsoft Industry is headed in 2010 comes in about 3 weeks, when the SHOT SHOW 2010 takes Vegas by storm. Held in the MAHOOSIVE Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 19-22, 2010, “Lost Wages” will again prove worthy of ONE of its many catch phrases, as Airsoft merchants get an inside peek at what they will be spending their cash on, new products coming off production lines and on to their store shelves this year. SHOT 2010 is NOT open to the general public, only to gun business-related people and select media… but Thumpy has some “inside help” covering the announcements from afar this year…and will have some HUGE SCOOPS for our lucky readers, as the companies make announcements from the show. “What happens in Vegas, WILL NOT stay in Vegas” if we have any say in the matter!!! And THUMPY has learned that there will be some MASSIVE Airsoft announcements from some major Airsoft INNOVATORS!

Here’s a list of Exhibitors listed in the AIRSOFT Category at SHOT 2010:

Aftermath Miami
Crosman Corporation
Dong Ying Manufacturing
Ear Phone Connection
GameFaceGear-QuikCamo Quality Headwear
Generation Guns
Guay Guay Trading Company, Ltd.
ICS KP Industries Inc.
Kingman Group
LaserMax, Inc.
Marksman Products
Master Cutlery, Inc.
Predator International
Pyramyd Air
RS International Industry Hong Kong Co. Ltd. (Real Sword)
Umarex USA
Self Defense Supply, Inc.
Sightmark
Soft Air USA Inc./Cybergun
SYSTEMA, Inc.
KWA USA
Team SD
Ultra Force International, Ltd.
Edge Eyewear
X-Caliber Tactical

That’s 26 total Airsofter-related exhibitors…a new RECORD for SHOT this year! And, while that’s H-O-T, several of the Airsoft Manufacturers are also listed under one of the three PAINTBALL categories on the SHOT SHOW’s On-line show mapping utility: Kingman, Umarex/Soft Air USA-Cybergun, Ultraforce, Sightmark and Team SD are also listed under PAINTBALL categories, and a shocker that must certainly be some kind of error; Spartan Imports, the US source for Classic Army goodies and more, is ONLY listed under Paintball Guns! That could mean that SHOT visitors would miss one of the INNOVATORS in the US Airsoft scene…Thumpy will be contacting them this week, to see if Spartan guys know “What Up With That!” Paintball still has more total listings–65 listings versus 26—several of them are repeats between categories…meaning that AIRSOFT is closing the gap as a viable, marketable product line, and since interest follows dollars, that can only mean bigger and better things for AIRSOFT in the new decade! Again, stay posted here at the 3-d House of Airsoft at the dates for SHOT SHOW 2010 approach, and we all await what Thumpy KNOWS will be a huge year for AIRSOFTERS at the SHOT SHOW!

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KSC Counterfeit Alert

From our buddy “Allizard” and the guys at KWA USA comes a translation of an alert making the rounds on Japanese Airsoft sites, concerning counterfeit KSC Airsoft Arms:

“Warning for foreign made imitation items!
Recently, there are air guns mainly made with metal sold as “Foreign KSC Made”.  Please be aware that our company does not make such products and those are imitation.

We will not be able to repair or provide any maintenance services for those products.  Our genuine products should have JASG or a serial number engraved on each product.
Please also make sure to check a authorized safety label on outer box.”
“Allizard” also sent along the following detailed information about what’s happening with Chinese “clones” hitting the market:

“What we’ve seen as a counterfeit are the Glock series.  We (KWA USA) have stop production for over 9-12 months so all the Glock models you’ve seen especially from Hong Kong are very much questionable.   Other than that, China have already cloned M11, USP, USP Match, and the M9 with System7 (NS2) engine.

All pistols that are either counterfeited with KWA or KSC box, plus the clones all have metal slide. Genuine KSC pistols don’t have metal slide and have engraved JASG markings. We have recently started to include serial numbers on KWA products.  That also applied to KSC as well.

THUMPY SEZ: Keep a sharp eye out for fakes…”Clones” are NOT cool, and are usually made of inferior materials that will not hold up under strenuous usage, and can even be dangerous!  If you want the best, buy the best…and trash all the rest!  Simply copying a gun in inferior materials is NOT INNOVATIVE…its THEFT!

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Behind the Holiday Rush at one of Santa’s Alternate Command Posts…Airsoft G.I.

Vid from Tim showing just how crazy things got during the final shipping hours of the Christmas season at Santa’s SoCal CP Airsoft G.I….and if this is how just ONE retailer ‘s sales output looked, imagine how much bigger Airsoft is going to be in this New Year!

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INNOVATION at its FINEST!  The Twin Hunter!

Check out the FUTURE, electronic, shiny, bright..er…”black” weapon with a HUGE advantage…TWIN BARRELS, and some mean add-ins to a very INNOVATIVE build from Korea!

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Airsoft Player TV is BACK for the New Year..Saturday’s Show Recap

Info from crazyNCman Frank is that the web’s BEST and Most INNOVATIVE Live Web Streaming Airsoft Show is BACK! From the AirsoftPlayerTV website: North Carolina’s own CRAZY ambassador of Airsoft, “Frank/crazyNCman” literally got knocked off the air by that massive pre-Christmas snowstorm that hit the East Coast, when his area in the North Carolina Mountains got over a foot of snow in 2 days, which left thousands in the dark. But the Crazy One was back in fine form Saturday night, as AirsoftPlayerTV was back on-the-web! Frank told everybody what life was like without power, lights or heat for A WEEK in the NC Mountains, as he welcomed in a STREAM–literally, in numbers and via SKYPE VIDEO calls—of Airsofters, who were showing off their goodies from Santa! Lots of new guns and gear galore, and even some guys SKYPE’ing in who won’t be able to use any of that for a few months…coldest viewer award to the guy from Minnesota in -32 degree below ZERO weather! Good luck with that gas pistol, guy!

Thumpy and TunnelRat SKYPED in via big brother’s new video web-cam…to show off one of the TWO new BRAVO RDW’s that made their way into the Sleigh this year…we’ll be shooting a VIDEO REVIEW out back, as soon as things warm up and the wind from the latest nor’easter stops here on the NC Coast!

Great to see Frank cleanly-shaved, on his game and dropping the ban hammer quite liberally last night…BANG BANG…on the heads of haters everywhere! Join in again NEXT Saturday Night, starting around 8 PM over on USTREAM, via the AirsoftPlayerTV Website: AirsoftPlayerTV.com

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We have our OWN Baby New Year here at Thumpy’s…Happy 2010 to everyone!

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UPDATE! The PPSh-41 IS TAKING SHAPE: ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

OK, NOW he’s gone an’ done it! ODDBALL is working on some of the “fiddly bits” inside his homebuilt PPSh-41, and while I was beginning to have doubts…I mean, its has to shoot BB’s straight and HOT…ODDBALL digs deep into his bag of tricks and shows us a little glimpse of GENIOUS!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China… A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates. I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far: We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense. The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.

..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below). The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now. There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered. We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things. If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to: Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to.. Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com: “We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe! arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 1x January 2010 from Thumpy

Airsoft as ART? You decide!

Thanks to the folks at Tampa Bay, Florida’s FOX TV News Affiliate and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not located in Orlando…..here’s Tim Tebow, as seen through the eyes/sights of a local artist who captured him AND a stiff-armed victim in a HUGE mosaic now on display.  Its made with 5 colors of AIRSOFT BB’s…46 THOUSAND of them (46,308 to be exact!)…I just KNEW there was a better use for my used BEEB’s than saving them up for a Claymore!

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SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown…Vegas is just around the corner for AIRSOFTERS

and INNOVATION is on the way in the New Decade!

But First, VIDEOS!….the Lads over at Redwolf TV liked the “Will it Blend” airsoft gun episode SO MUCH, they’ve done their own homage:

Will it SHRED?

AND…

Check out the cool rig that Ultraforce.HK has to test their “shreaders”….I hope they bring this with them to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in March….more below on the NAAExpo!

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SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown Watch:

Thumpy has some UPDATES on some of the MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS to watch for:

Our NC Airsofter buddy and TRUE INNOVATOR “Karma” is letting everyone know that his massive Airsoft Machine Gun line up will be ON THE SHOW FLOOR at SHOT SHOW 2010, in conjunction with the Guys from X-Caliber Tactical:  (We’re awaiting details, and will have more soon!)

And that’s not ALL Karma is working on…he’s also got the first run of parts for his M113 Armored Personnel Carrier off-the-drawing board and being welded up for a prototype assembly. The electrically-driven “Zelda” will be a smaller-scale replica, sized to allow trailering to local, regional or national events, and his innovative design will eventually allow customization into other vehicle models, including tanks, APC’s and motorized artillery pieces. While it will NOT be on display at SHOT 2010, expect to hear the FIRST about “Karma’s” NC-Based Tank Production Line here at Thumpy’s 3-D throughout 2010!

Our very good friends over at KWA USA are pulling out all the stops for SHOT 2010…expect some major new announcements from one of the most INNOVATIVE manufacturers in the biz here in the US of A.

MORE COMING UP, and the “inside scoop” from a Thumpy Contributor who’s VERY CLOSE TO THE KWA USA Action, and will be checking in ON THE FLOOR AT THE SHOT SHOW!   STAY TUNED!

JAG Precision sends along an INVITE!

Jag Precision will be at the 2010 Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV!  Meet and greet the people behind some of airsoft’s famous brands – Echo 1 USA, Vega Force Company (VFC), Madbull Airsoft, Modify, HSS Gear, and SOCOM Gear!

We will be debuting all new products from the Echo1USA 2010 catalog!

CHA-CHING! Now that’s ONE BOOTH Thumpy would recommend any hard corps Airsofter camp out at!  And don’t forget to tell them T3DHA sent’cha!

ICS (I Chih Shivan)

will be in Vegas, too…check the cool site with all the details HERE:

EARLIER HEADLINES ON THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW 2010 WATCH:

SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown is ON!
The first HUGE taste of where the Airsoft Industry is headed in 2010 comes in about 3 weeks, when the SHOT SHOW 2010 takes Vegas by storm. Held in the MAHOOSIVE Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 19-22, 2010, “Lost Wages” will again prove worthy of ONE of its many catch phrases, as Airsoft merchants get an inside peek at what they will be spending their cash on, new products coming off production lines and on to their store shelves this year. SHOT 2010 is NOT open to the general public, only to gun business-related people and select media… but Thumpy has some “inside help” covering the announcements from afar this year…and will have some HUGE SCOOPS for our lucky readers, as the companies make announcements from the show. “What happens in Vegas, WILL NOT stay in Vegas” if we have any say in the matter!!! And THUMPY has learned that there will be some MASSIVE Airsoft announcements from some major Airsoft INNOVATORS!

Here’s a list of Exhibitors listed in the AIRSOFT Category at SHOT 2010:

Aftermath Miami
Crosman Corporation
Dong Ying Manufacturing
Ear Phone Connection
GameFaceGear-QuikCamo Quality Headwear
Generation Guns
Guay Guay Trading Company, Ltd.
ICS KP Industries Inc.
Kingman Group
LaserMax, Inc.
Marksman Products
Master Cutlery, Inc.
Predator International
Pyramyd Air
RS International Industry Hong Kong Co. Ltd. (Real Sword)
Umarex USA
Self Defense Supply, Inc.
Sightmark
Soft Air USA Inc./Cybergun
SYSTEMA, Inc.
KWA USA
Team SD
Ultra Force International, Ltd.
Edge Eyewear
X-Caliber Tactical

That’s 26 total Airsofter-related exhibitors…a new RECORD for SHOT this year! And, while that’s H-O-T, several of the Airsoft Manufacturers are also listed under one of the three PAINTBALL categories on the SHOT SHOW’s On-line show mapping utility: Kingman, Umarex/Soft Air USA-Cybergun, Ultraforce, Sightmark and Team SD are also listed under PAINTBALL categories, and a shocker that must certainly be some kind of error; Spartan Imports, the US source for Classic Army goodies and more, is ONLY listed under Paintball Guns! That could mean that SHOT visitors would miss one of the INNOVATORS in the US Airsoft scene…Thumpy will be contacting them this week, to see if Spartan guys know “What Up With That!” Paintball still has more total listings–65 listings versus 26—several of them are repeats between categories…meaning that AIRSOFT is closing the gap as a viable, marketable product line, and since interest follows dollars, that can only mean bigger and better things for AIRSOFT in the new decade! Again, stay posted here at the 3-d House of Airsoft at the dates for SHOT SHOW 2010 approach, and we all await what Thumpy KNOWS will be a huge year for AIRSOFTERS at the SHOT SHOW!

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KSC Counterfeit Alert

From our buddy “Allizard” and the guys at KWA USA comes a translation of an alert making the rounds on Japanese Airsoft sites, concerning counterfeit KSC Airsoft Arms:

“Warning for foreign made imitation items!
Recently, there are air guns mainly made with metal sold as “Foreign KSC Made”.  Please be aware that our company does not make such products and those are imitation.

We will not be able to repair or provide any maintenance services for those products.  Our genuine products should have JASG or a serial number engraved on each product.
Please also make sure to check a authorized safety label on outer box.”
“Allizard” also sent along the following detailed information about what’s happening with Chinese “clones” hitting the market:

“What we’ve seen as a counterfeit are the Glock series.  We (KWA USA) have stop production for over 9-12 months so all the Glock models you’ve seen especially from Hong Kong are very much questionable.   Other than that, China have already cloned M11, USP, USP Match, and the M9 with System7 (NS2) engine.

All pistols that are either counterfeited with KWA or KSC box, plus the clones all have metal slide. Genuine KSC pistols don’t have metal slide and have engraved JASG markings. We have recently started to include serial numbers on KWA products.  That also applied to KSC as well.

THUMPY SEZ: Keep a sharp eye out for fakes…”Clones” are NOT cool, and are usually made of inferior materials that will not hold up under strenuous usage, and can even be dangerous!  If you want the best, buy the best…and trash all the rest!  Simply copying a gun in inferior materials is NOT INNOVATIVE…its THEFT!

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Behind the Holiday Rush at one of Santa’s Alternate Command Posts…Airsoft G.I.

Vid from Tim showing just how crazy things got during the final shipping hours of the Christmas season at Santa’s SoCal CP Airsoft G.I….and if this is how just ONE retailer ‘s sales output looked, imagine how much bigger Airsoft is going to be in this New Year!

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INNOVATION at its FINEST!  The Twin Hunter!

Check out the FUTURE, electronic, shiny, bright..er…”black” weapon with a HUGE advantage…TWIN BARRELS, and some mean add-ins to a very INNOVATIVE build from Korea!

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Airsoft Player TV is BACK for the New Year..Saturday’s Show Recap

Info from crazyNCman Frank is that the web’s BEST and Most INNOVATIVE Live Web Streaming Airsoft Show is BACK! From the AirsoftPlayerTV website: North Carolina’s own CRAZY ambassador of Airsoft, “Frank/crazyNCman” literally got knocked off the air by that massive pre-Christmas snowstorm that hit the East Coast, when his area in the North Carolina Mountains got over a foot of snow in 2 days, which left thousands in the dark. But the Crazy One was back in fine form Saturday night, as AirsoftPlayerTV was back on-the-web! Frank told everybody what life was like without power, lights or heat for A WEEK in the NC Mountains, as he welcomed in a STREAM–literally, in numbers and via SKYPE VIDEO calls—of Airsofters, who were showing off their goodies from Santa! Lots of new guns and gear galore, and even some guys SKYPE’ing in who won’t be able to use any of that for a few months…coldest viewer award to the guy from Minnesota in -32 degree below ZERO weather! Good luck with that gas pistol, guy!

Thumpy and TunnelRat SKYPED in via big brother’s new video web-cam…to show off one of the TWO new BRAVO RDW’s that made their way into the Sleigh this year…we’ll be shooting a VIDEO REVIEW out back, as soon as things warm up and the wind from the latest nor’easter stops here on the NC Coast!

Great to see Frank cleanly-shaved, on his game and dropping the ban hammer quite liberally last night…BANG BANG…on the heads of haters everywhere! Join in again NEXT Saturday Night, starting around 8 PM over on USTREAM, via the AirsoftPlayerTV Website: AirsoftPlayerTV.com

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We have our OWN Baby New Year here at Thumpy’s…Happy 2010 to everyone!

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UPDATE! The PPSh-41 IS TAKING SHAPE: ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

OK, NOW he’s gone an’ done it! ODDBALL is working on some of the “fiddly bits” inside his homebuilt PPSh-41, and while I was beginning to have doubts…I mean, its has to shoot BB’s straight and HOT…ODDBALL digs deep into his bag of tricks and shows us a little glimpse of GENIOUS!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China… A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates. I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far: We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense. The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.

..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below). The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now. There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered. We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things. If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to: Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to.. Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com: “We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe! arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 13-14 January 2010

SHOT SHOW 2010 COUNTDOWN:  MACHINE GUN GOODNESS!

And X-Caliber Tactical makes it official…a MA DEUCE for Airsoft is OTW!


Our Bud, Tim Ellwood opened up on his blog…(which has the BEST Title Thumpy’s ever heard, well, since the 3-D House of Pain!…“No Airsoft for Old Men”…and I ARE ONE, so I know!
LINK: http://noairsoftforoldmen.blogspot.com/
“The Flying Monkeys are packed, My 5.11 and Woolrich ” Businesses Tactical” wardrobe is pressed and we are almost ready to go. Last minute items are still finding there way in the luggage but I am approaching max weight and sacrifice’s will have to be made. I have found if I wear each pair of socks for three days I can fit an extra carton of cigarettes and 3 more DVD’s.

Super news on the show front
We will have the absolute coolest Airsoft guns at the show in the X-caliber Tactical booth.

We will be introducing a new M2 “Ma Deuce” 6mm, full scale, CNC’ed, tripod mounted airsoft gun from a brand new manufacturer.
Production units will be available within 6-8 weeks.

AS we told you earlier here at the “3-D Corral,” our NC buddy “Karma” is the mastermind behind the brand NEW.50 Caliber goodness, and will also be pushing out a line of OTHER LMG, MMG and HMG models coming soon. In fact, here’s a quick peek at what the SHOT SHOW folks are going to get to see first, but you’ll see more of NEXT WEEK here at T3DHA:

From Karma: “I was looking at your website and wanted to let you know that my new SpecWar Airsoft M2HB and 1919A4 will be on display and preorder at the Shot Show through X-Caliber Tactical.

I should have http://www.SpecWarAirsoft.com ‘s E-Store up and running by late March. We will be manufacturering the M2, 1919A4, 1919A6, 1917 Water-Cooled and soon after, the German MG-42.  SAY WHAT????

And, we’re talking some AMAZING quality in these CNC machined builds, too!  AND TRUE INNOVATION!  Others have talked about pushing out a QUALITY .50 caliber replica for Airsoft training and field play, but we predict that THIS lineup of Machine Gun Greatness will be THE GO-TO INNOVATIVE Guns that will set the pace for the foreseeable future!  Great work, guys and we can’t wait to hear how they are accepted on the SHOT SHOW 2010 Floor!  Go get ’em, boys!!!!

SEE MORE ON THE RUNUP TO THE SHOT SHOW 2010 BELOW!
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G&G Announces their 2010 Line of INNOVATION???

Other than some hot shots of one pumped up Mad Dog….you have to look pretty hard to find any INNOVATION in the line-up from one of Airsoft’s steady hands. Blowback? More Black Guns…er, “tan” Black Guns? Come on fellaz, time to step it up a few notches!

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Airsoft as ART? You decide!

Thanks to the folks at Tampa Bay, Florida’s FOX TV News Affiliate and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not located in Orlando…..here’s Tim Tebow, as seen through the eyes/sights of a local artist who captured him AND a stiff-armed victim in a HUGE mosaic now on display. Its made with 5 colors of AIRSOFT BB’s…46 THOUSAND of them (46,308 to be exact!)…I just KNEW there was a better use for my used BEEB’s than saving them up for a Claymore!

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WILL IT SHRED? Let the Redwolf ‘bubbas’ show you!

The Lads over at Redwolf TV liked the “Will it Blend” airsoft gun episode SO MUCH, they’ve done their own homage:

Will it SHRED?

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AND…Check out the cool rig that Ultraforce.HK has to test their “shreaders”….I hope they bring this with them to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in March….more below on the NAAExpo!

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SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown Watch:

Thumpy has some UPDATES on some of the MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS to watch for:

Our NC Airsofter buddy and TRUE INNOVATOR “Karma” is letting everyone know that his massive Airsoft Machine Gun line up will be ON THE SHOW FLOOR at SHOT SHOW 2010, in conjunction with the Guys from X-Caliber Tactical:

And that’s not ALL Karma is working on…he’s also got the first run of parts for his M113 Armored Personnel Carrier off-the-drawing board and being welded up for a prototype assembly. The electrically-driven “Zelda” will be a smaller-scale replica, sized to allow trailering to local, regional or national events, and his innovative design will eventually allow customization into other vehicle models, including tanks, APC’s and motorized artillery pieces. While it will NOT be on display at SHOT 2010, expect to hear the FIRST about “Karma’s” NC-Based Tank Production Line here at Thumpy’s 3-D throughout 2010!

Our very good friends over at KWA USA are pulling out all the stops for SHOT 2010…expect some major new announcements from one of the most INNOVATIVE manufacturers in the biz here in the US of A.

MORE COMING UP, and the “inside scoop” from a Thumpy Contributor who’s VERY CLOSE TO THE KWA USA Action, and will be checking in ON THE FLOOR AT THE SHOT SHOW! STAY TUNED!

JAG Precision sends along an INVITE!

Jag Precision will be at the 2010 Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV! Meet and greet the people behind some of airsoft’s famous brands – Echo 1 USA, Vega Force Company (VFC), Madbull Airsoft, Modify, HSS Gear, and SOCOM Gear!

We will be debuting all new products from the Echo1USA 2010 catalog!

CHA-CHING! Now that’s ONE BOOTH Thumpy would recommend any hard corps Airsofter camp out at! And don’t forget to tell them T3DHA sent’cha!

ICS (I Chih Shivan)

will be in Vegas, too…check the cool site with all the details HERE:

EARLIER HEADLINES ON THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW 2010 WATCH:

SHOT SHOW 2010 Countdown is ON!
The first HUGE taste of where the Airsoft Industry is headed in 2010 comes in about 3 weeks, when the SHOT SHOW 2010 takes Vegas by storm. Held in the MAHOOSIVE Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 19-22, 2010, “Lost Wages” will again prove worthy of ONE of its many catch phrases, as Airsoft merchants get an inside peek at what they will be spending their cash on, new products coming off production lines and on to their store shelves this year. SHOT 2010 is NOT open to the general public, only to gun business-related people and select media… but Thumpy has some “inside help” covering the announcements from afar this year…and will have some HUGE SCOOPS for our lucky readers, as the companies make announcements from the show. “What happens in Vegas, WILL NOT stay in Vegas” if we have any say in the matter!!! And THUMPY has learned that there will be some MASSIVE Airsoft announcements from some major Airsoft INNOVATORS!

Here’s a list of Exhibitors listed in the AIRSOFT Category at SHOT 2010:

Aftermath Miami
Crosman Corporation
Dong Ying Manufacturing
Ear Phone Connection
GameFaceGear-QuikCamo Quality Headwear
Generation Guns
Guay Guay Trading Company, Ltd.
ICS KP Industries Inc.
Kingman Group
LaserMax, Inc.
Marksman Products
Master Cutlery, Inc.
Predator International
Pyramyd Air
RS International Industry Hong Kong Co. Ltd. (Real Sword)
Umarex USA
Self Defense Supply, Inc.
Sightmark
Soft Air USA Inc./Cybergun
SYSTEMA, Inc.
KWA USA
Team SD
Ultra Force International, Ltd.
Edge Eyewear
X-Caliber Tactical

That’s 26 total Airsofter-related exhibitors…a new RECORD for SHOT this year! And, while that’s H-O-T, several of the Airsoft Manufacturers are also listed under one of the three PAINTBALL categories on the SHOT SHOW’s On-line show mapping utility: Kingman, Umarex/Soft Air USA-Cybergun, Ultraforce, Sightmark and Team SD are also listed under PAINTBALL categories, and a shocker that must certainly be some kind of error; Spartan Imports, the US source for Classic Army goodies and more, is ONLY listed under Paintball Guns! That could mean that SHOT visitors would miss one of the INNOVATORS in the US Airsoft scene…Thumpy will be contacting them this week, to see if Spartan guys know “What Up With That!” Paintball still has more total listings–65 listings versus 26—several of them are repeats between categories…meaning that AIRSOFT is closing the gap as a viable, marketable product line, and since interest follows dollars, that can only mean bigger and better things for AIRSOFT in the new decade! Again, stay posted here at the 3-d House of Airsoft at the dates for SHOT SHOW 2010 approach, and we all await what Thumpy KNOWS will be a huge year for AIRSOFTERS at the SHOT SHOW!

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KSC Counterfeit Alert

From our buddy “Allizard” and the guys at KWA USA comes a translation of an alert making the rounds on Japanese Airsoft sites, concerning counterfeit KSC Airsoft Arms:

“Warning for foreign made imitation items!
Recently, there are air guns mainly made with metal sold as “Foreign KSC Made”. Please be aware that our company does not make such products and those are imitation.

We will not be able to repair or provide any maintenance services for those products. Our genuine products should have JASG or a serial number engraved on each product.
Please also make sure to check a authorized safety label on outer box.”
“Allizard” also sent along the following detailed information about what’s happening with Chinese “clones” hitting the market:

“What we’ve seen as a counterfeit are the Glock series. We (KWA USA) have stop production for over 9-12 months so all the Glock models you’ve seen especially from Hong Kong are very much questionable. Other than that, China have already cloned M11, USP, USP Match, and the M9 with System7 (NS2) engine.

All pistols that are either counterfeited with KWA or KSC box, plus the clones all have metal slide. Genuine KSC pistols don’t have metal slide and have engraved JASG markings. We have recently started to include serial numbers on KWA products. That also applied to KSC as well.

THUMPY SEZ: Keep a sharp eye out for fakes…”Clones” are NOT cool, and are usually made of inferior materials that will not hold up under strenuous usage, and can even be dangerous! If you want the best, buy the best…and trash all the rest! Simply copying a gun in inferior materials is NOT INNOVATIVE…its THEFT!

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A HUGE UPDATE! MORE FROM ODDBALL ON THE The PPSh-41…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

ODDBALL has some more videos on the stock-fitting process for his homebuilt PPSh-41, showing some real INNOVATION in what he’s about to do….but the ODD ONE also sent along some NEW video…quirky video, at that….with a hands-on test of the MANUFACTURED PaPaShah…with at Dude who is channeling Stalin AND Monty Python’s best at the same time!

First, Oddball’s latest handiwork!

And, the LESSER gun…heck, it’s always better if you make it your self than just BUY it out of the box!
“Darklight” from Arnie’s Airsoft goes for the Soviet Gusto! What a Bear!

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE SPY-VS-SPY PaPaSha Showdown at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China… A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed ‘chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe! arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 15 January 2010

OK Sports Fans and Couch ‘Taters…let’s get REAL!   Who wants to read a buncha-junk on Friday?

SO, Lads, lets get on with it…its an ALL VIDEO FRIDAY!

First up, check out the latest edition of “WILL IT SHRED?” from the Lads at Redwolf TV…today’s Target-de-Jour turns the boys into Juice Baristas!

And, if the Minigun isn’t frightening enough, howz-bout some SNIPER Action?

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SNOW, SNOW, SNOW….Let it SNOW!!!!

OK, so it takes more than a RIFLE to make a sniper,…check out the fantastic stalking skills of our buddy, PhantomTMA over at the 6MM Hunter Channel, as he takes his “HUNTEERING” game outside in the SNOW for a stalk that actually stirs up some 4-legged game…watch the LAST FEW FRAMES of this YouTube video carefully!

ScoutTheDoggie and the boys in Scotland have packed away the kilts…but they’re no wussies when it gets cold and snowy on the far-side of the ‘pond!  Get out and SHOOT SOMEBODY!

And, KeithHPOW makes the “Thumpy’s Snow Trifecta” with another, more World War-Deuce version of “Kelly’s Heroes”…as teams try to move some “gold” across the snowy white North!

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Weekend GUNS AND GOODIES….on the MOVE!

The cats at Madbull Airsoft and SOCOM Gear are getting ready to show THIS one and a lot of her sisters to hungry Airsofters at the SHOT SHOW 2010 in Vegas next week:  Meet your new favorite Baretta-soft sidearm, the SOCOM M9A1 SOF!

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Brandy Grace from EVIKE TV makes her THUMPY’S WORLD Premiere with one very hot KWA USA-shorty!!  And, to think I’ve been pronouncing it “EE-Vike” like Trike…and she says “EE VICK,” like SLICK?  Hmm,…live it, learn it and LOVE IT!

Welcome aboard Brandy… at least YOU sound like you know what you’re talking about!

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OK EVERYONE, We’ll be back This WEEKEND with some more great stuff, a preview of the AirsoftPlayerTV.com LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW, again with Frank, aka, CRAZYNCMAN!…starting at around 8-PM Saturday night, and some inside scoop on what you’re waiting for….SHOW SHOW 2010 and all the goodness that is AIRSOFT from VEGAS, Baby!

Thumpy….OVER!

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Archive for 18 January 2010

THUMPY HITS THE SOUTH FIELD…New Airsoft Action Video at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

The World-Famous “South Field” in Jacksonville, NC…the home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station… is “back in action,” and getting better and better every weekend. Watch as Airsofters from across Eastern North Carolina get together for a skirmish:

And, some photos from the action, too! Check them ALL out at Thumpy’s Flickr Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thumpmaster6/sets/72157623229923406/

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CQB Safety…a super video, for non-readers, from the Guys and GALS at TacCity Airsoft in SoCal:

CQB events are becoming a more-and-more important part of the American Airsoft experience. And as players move indoors for their winter excitement, not many places have yet adapted outdoor rules for indoors play. That’s NOT the case with the INNOVATIVE folks out at TacCity Airsoft, who have posted up a FANTASTIC video that shows proper play and safety rules to make your indoor skirmish every bit as fun as one out in the woods.

Thumpy’s suggestion would be for ALL Airsoft sites to invest in a good, short video production like this one, to explain the ground rules for their fields and what they expect from all HONORABLE players…and what safety and rules violations will get you the INSTANT BAN HAMMER!

Also, take note of the easy-to-build 5 gallon bucket muzzle clearing station…throw some foam or wadded paper inside, and make everyone fire in there to be CERTAIN their gun is safe. I’ve seen enough 5-gallon pails lying around at most events to make these a no-cost addition…and even if you DID have to get some, the Orange Home Depot models that Tac City uses are super-cheap…versus the cost of an accidental discharge and a player’s lost tooth or eye!

Nice work TacCity! Two big THUMPS UP!
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Best of this weekend’s videos, from FAVORITES at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft YouTube Channel

Weekend GUNS AND GOODIES….on the MOVE!

The cats at Madbull Airsoft and SOCOM Gear are getting ready to show THIS one and a lot of her sisters to hungry Airsofters at the SHOT SHOW 2010 in Vegas next week: Meet your new favorite Baretta-soft sidearm, the SOCOM M9A1 SOF!

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Brandy Grace from EVIKE TV makes her THUMPY’S WORLD Premiere with one very hot KWA USA-shorty!! And, to think I’ve been pronouncing it “EE-Vike” like Trike…and she says “EE VICK,” like SLICK? Hmm,…live it, learn it and LOVE IT!

Welcome aboard Brandy… at least YOU sound like you know what you’re talking about!

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WE Airsoft goes all gassy, with their Gas BlowBack PDW “Dimple Gun”

Also, check the latest on WE Tactical’s push for a more-skirmishable GBB, with their take on the KAC PDW, and its accessory magazines for Green Gas or CO2.

The PDW still sounds anemic at the end of a long full-auto burst, especially in cold weather, but perhaps the gas expansion and accuracy issues are being addressed by INNOVATORS like WETTI!

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Check out the latest edition of “WILL IT SHRED?” from the Lads at Redwolf TV…today’s Target-de-Jour turns the boys into Juice Baristas!

And, if the Minigun isn’t frightening enough, howz-bout some SNIPER Action?

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SNOW, SNOW, SNOW….Let it SNOW!!!!

OK, so it takes more than a RIFLE to make a sniper,…check out the fantastic stalking skills of our buddy, PhantomTMA over at the 6MM Hunter Channel, as he takes his “HUNTEERING” game outside in the SNOW for a stalk that actually stirs up some 4-legged game…watch the LAST FEW FRAMES of this YouTube video carefully!

ScoutTheDoggie and the boys in Scotland have packed away the kilts…but they’re no wussies when it gets cold and snowy on the far-side of the ‘pond! Get out and SHOOT SOMEBODY!

And, KeithHPOW makes the “Thumpy’s Snow Trifecta” with another, more World War-Deuce version of “Kelly’s Heroes”…as teams try to move some “gold” across the snowy white North!

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More SHOT SHOW Countdown Inside Information

….And the BIG GUNS on the way from North Carolina’s own X-Caliber Tactical makes it official…a MA DEUCE for Airsoft is OTW!

Our Bud, Tim Ellwood opened up on his blog…(which has the BEST Title Thumpy’s ever heard, well, since the 3-D House of Pain!…“No Airsoft for Old Men”…and I ARE ONE, so I know!
LINK: http://noairsoftforoldmen.blogspot.com/
“The Flying Monkeys are packed, My 5.11 and Woolrich ” Businesses Tactical” wardrobe is pressed and we are almost ready to go. Last minute items are still finding there way in the luggage but I am approaching max weight and sacrifice’s will have to be made. I have found if I wear each pair of socks for three days I can fit an extra carton of cigarettes and 3 more DVD’s.

Super news on the show front
We will have the absolute coolest Airsoft guns at the show in the X-caliber Tactical booth.

We will be introducing a new M2 “Ma Deuce” 6mm, full scale, CNC’ed, tripod mounted airsoft gun from a brand new manufacturer.
Production units will be available within 6-8 weeks.

AS we told you earlier here at the “3-D Corral,” our NC buddy “Karma” is the mastermind behind the brand NEW.50 Caliber goodness, and will also be pushing out a line of OTHER LMG, MMG and HMG models coming soon. In fact, here’s a quick peek at what the SHOT SHOW folks are going to get to see first, but you’ll see more of NEXT WEEK here at T3DHA:

From Karma: “I was looking at your website and wanted to let you know that my new SpecWar Airsoft M2HB and 1919A4 will be on display and preorder at the Shot Show through X-Caliber Tactical. AND HERE’S THERE NEW POSTER, TOO!


I should have http://www.SpecWarAirsoft.com ‘s E-Store up and running by late March. We will be manufacturering the M2, 1919A4, 1919A6, 1917 Water-Cooled and soon after, the German MG-42. SAY WHAT????

And, we’re talking some AMAZING quality in these CNC machined builds, too! AND TRUE INNOVATION! Others have talked about pushing out a QUALITY .50 caliber replica for Airsoft training and field play, but we predict that THIS lineup of Machine Gun Greatness will be THE GO-TO INNOVATIVE Guns that will set the pace for the foreseeable future! Great work, guys and we can’t wait to hear how they are accepted on the SHOT SHOW 2010 Floor! Go get ’em, boys!!!!

MORE ON THE SHOT SHOW ALL THIS WEEK, as Thumpy’s Insiders report all the hot, breaking information and scoops from the “Sands” of Vegas….right here at the 3-D House of EXCLUSIVES!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe! arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 19 January 2010–HOT SHOT SHOW NEWS from Thumpy

SHOT SHOW 2010…HUGE NEWS from KWA USA highlights Day ONE of the Airsoft portion of the Show of all Shows!

READ AND SEE MORE IN THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE KWA USA ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:  LINK

OK Kids, hold on to your boot socks, here comes the start of a FLOOD of SHOT SHOW news from the Show Floor in VEGAS!

“Allizard” from KWA USA swore old THUMPY to secrecy a few weeks ago, until the official release, but HERE IT IS! A WHOLE NEW ERA OF INNOVATIVE AIRSOFT GOODNESS IS ON THE WAY!

LAS VEGAS, NV and City of Industry, CA – January 19, 2010 – KWA launches a new professional product line and unveils twelve new models at the 2010 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT show) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The LM4 Series is a new lineup of professional training rifles designed specifically for Law Enforcement and Military applications.

KWA USA’s LM-4 SR-7

The new series is powered by KWA’s Force Velocity gas engine and is made to simulate the recoil action of a firearm without the use of live ammunition. Every feature on the LM4 series rifle is realistic and fully functional including the forward assist button.

KWA LM-4

The LM4 rifles utilizes Green Gas as a propellant and fires 6mm airsoft pellets or Identifying Marking (IDM) rounds at a velocity of 500+ FPS with an effective range of 180+ feet. Two models, the LM4 PTR and LM4 SR7, will initiate the launch with additional models as well as civilian versions coming later this year.

LM4 SR-7 DEVGRU

Following last year’s successful launch of the MP7A1, KWA will be introducing two new SMG models, the KMP9 and KMP9R.

The new SMGs share the same NS2 gas engine as the MP7A1, offering users unparalleled performance. Both models will be available in three different color variants; Black, Ranger Green, and Dark Earth.

New pistol models include the 2011 Formula 5.0, 2011 Formula 5.1, MK23 SPECWAR and four PTP models: 1911 MKI PTP, 1911 MKII PTP, 1911 MKIII PTP, and 1911 MKIV PTP. A new addition to the KM4 AEG line is the SR7 DEVGRU.

KWA USA MK 23 SPECWAR
KWA 2011 Style FORMULA 5.1
KWA USA 1911 Style MK III PTP
KWA USA 1911 Style MK I PTP
KWA USA 1911 Style MK II PTP in Desert Tan
KWA USA 2011 Style FORMULA 5.0

Performance specifications and pricing information will be announced at a later date.

About KWA USA
KWA USA is the exclusive North America importer and master distributor for KWA products, servicing the Americas. Based in City of Industry, California, KWA USA is dedicated to providing high performance products and exceptional service to the MILSIM and Professional airsoft industry.

For information: http://www.kwausa.com

AND AGAIN: TO SEE MORE IN THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE KWA USA ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:  CLICK THE LINK

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THUMPY HITS THE SOUTH FIELD…New Airsoft Action Video at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

The World-Famous “South Field” in Jacksonville, NC…the home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station… is “back in action,” and getting better and better every weekend. Watch as Airsofters from across Eastern North Carolina get together for a skirmish:

And, some photos from the action, too! Check them ALL out at Thumpy’s Flickr Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thumpmaster6/sets/72157623229923406/

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SiloAirsoft.com

Check out THIS Action!  South Florida’s New HOT SPOT…..we’ll have MORE after the SHOT SHOW on this site!

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Construction at Blackwater Airsoft in Virginia:

MORE CQB construction underway at one of Virginia’s new premier AIRSOFT INNOVATORS!

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More SHOT SHOW Countdown Inside Information

….And the BIG GUNS on the way from North Carolina’s own X-Caliber Tactical makes it official…a MA DEUCE for Airsoft is OTW!

Our Bud, Tim Ellwood opened up on his blog…(which has the BEST Title Thumpy’s ever heard, well, since the 3-D House of Pain!…“No Airsoft for Old Men”…and I ARE ONE, so I know!
LINK: http://noairsoftforoldmen.blogspot.com/
“The Flying Monkeys are packed, My 5.11 and Woolrich ” Businesses Tactical” wardrobe is pressed and we are almost ready to go. Last minute items are still finding there way in the luggage but I am approaching max weight and sacrifice’s will have to be made. I have found if I wear each pair of socks for three days I can fit an extra carton of cigarettes and 3 more DVD’s.

Super news on the show front
We will have the absolute coolest Airsoft guns at the show in the X-caliber Tactical booth.

We will be introducing a new M2 “Ma Deuce” 6mm, full scale, CNC’ed, tripod mounted airsoft gun from a brand new manufacturer.
Production units will be available within 6-8 weeks.

AS we told you earlier here at the “3-D Corral,” our NC buddy “Karma” is the mastermind behind the brand NEW.50 Caliber goodness, and will also be pushing out a line of OTHER LMG, MMG and HMG models coming soon. In fact, here’s a quick peek at what the SHOT SHOW folks are going to get to see first, but you’ll see more of NEXT WEEK here at T3DHA:

From Karma: “I was looking at your website and wanted to let you know that my new SpecWar Airsoft M2HB and 1919A4 will be on display and preorder at the Shot Show through X-Caliber Tactical. AND HERE’S THERE NEW POSTER, TOO!


I should have http://www.SpecWarAirsoft.com ‘s E-Store up and running by late March. We will be manufacturering the M2, 1919A4, 1919A6, 1917 Water-Cooled and soon after, the German MG-42. SAY WHAT????

And, we’re talking some AMAZING quality in these CNC machined builds, too! AND TRUE INNOVATION! Others have talked about pushing out a QUALITY .50 caliber replica for Airsoft training and field play, but we predict that THIS lineup of Machine Gun Greatness will be THE GO-TO INNOVATIVE Guns that will set the pace for the foreseeable future! Great work, guys and we can’t wait to hear how they are accepted on the SHOT SHOW 2010 Floor! Go get ’em, boys!!!!

MORE ON THE SHOT SHOW ALL THIS WEEK, as Thumpy’s Insiders report all the hot, breaking information and scoops from the “Sands” of Vegas….right here at the 3-D House of EXCLUSIVES!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 21 January 2010

The SHOT SHOW 2010 is Wrapping up…but not without some more INNOVATION on the way!

Check out a very complete first report from our buddy Booligan over at Airsoft Retreat’s Forums:

LINK TO REPORT THREAD FROM THE SHOT SHOW FLOOR

SHOT SHOW 2010…HUGE NEWS from KWA USA highlights Day ONE of the Airsoft portion of the Show of all Shows!

READ AND SEE MORE IN THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE KWA USA ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:  LINK

OK Kids, hold on to your boot socks, here comes the start of a FLOOD of SHOT SHOW news from the Show Floor in VEGAS!

“Allizard” from KWA USA swore old THUMPY to secrecy a few weeks ago, until the official release, but HERE IT IS! A WHOLE NEW ERA OF INNOVATIVE AIRSOFT GOODNESS IS ON THE WAY!

LAS VEGAS, NV and City of Industry, CA – January 19, 2010 – KWA launches a new professional product line and unveils twelve new models at the 2010 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT show) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The LM4 Series is a new lineup of professional training rifles designed specifically for Law Enforcement and Military applications.

KWA USA’s LM-4 SR-7

The new series is powered by KWA’s Force Velocity gas engine and is made to simulate the recoil action of a firearm without the use of live ammunition. Every feature on the LM4 series rifle is realistic and fully functional including the forward assist button.

KWA LM-4

The LM4 rifles utilizes Green Gas as a propellant and fires 6mm airsoft pellets or Identifying Marking (IDM) rounds at a velocity of 500+ FPS with an effective range of 180+ feet. Two models, the LM4 PTR and LM4 SR7, will initiate the launch with additional models as well as civilian versions coming later this year.

LM4 SR-7 DEVGRU

Following last year’s successful launch of the MP7A1, KWA will be introducing two new SMG models, the KMP9 and KMP9R.

The new SMGs share the same NS2 gas engine as the MP7A1, offering users unparalleled performance. Both models will be available in three different color variants; Black, Ranger Green, and Dark Earth.

New pistol models include the 2011 Formula 5.0, 2011 Formula 5.1, MK23 SPECWAR and four PTP models: 1911 MKI PTP, 1911 MKII PTP, 1911 MKIII PTP, and 1911 MKIV PTP. A new addition to the KM4 AEG line is the SR7 DEVGRU.

KWA USA MK 23 SPECWAR
KWA 2011 Style FORMULA 5.1
KWA USA 1911 Style MK III PTP
KWA USA 1911 Style MK I PTP
KWA USA 1911 Style MK II PTP in Desert Tan
KWA USA 2011 Style FORMULA 5.0

Performance specifications and pricing information will be announced at a later date.

About KWA USA
KWA USA is the exclusive North America importer and master distributor for KWA products, servicing the Americas. Based in City of Industry, California, KWA USA is dedicated to providing high performance products and exceptional service to the MILSIM and Professional airsoft industry.

For information: http://www.kwausa.com

AND AGAIN: TO SEE MORE IN THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE KWA USA ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:  CLICK THE LINK

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THUMPY HITS THE SOUTH FIELD…New Airsoft Action Video at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

The World-Famous “South Field” in Jacksonville, NC…the home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station… is “back in action,” and getting better and better every weekend. Watch as Airsofters from across Eastern North Carolina get together for a skirmish:

And, some photos from the action, too! Check them ALL out at Thumpy’s Flickr Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thumpmaster6/sets/72157623229923406/

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SiloAirsoft.com

Check out THIS Action!  South Florida’s New HOT SPOT…..we’ll have MORE after the SHOT SHOW on this site!

——-

Construction at Blackwater Airsoft in Virginia:

MORE CQB construction underway at one of Virginia’s new premier AIRSOFT INNOVATORS!

——-

More SHOT SHOW Countdown Inside Information

….And the BIG GUNS on the way from North Carolina’s own X-Caliber Tactical makes it official…a MA DEUCE for Airsoft is OTW!

Our Bud, Tim Ellwood opened up on his blog…(which has the BEST Title Thumpy’s ever heard, well, since the 3-D House of Pain!…“No Airsoft for Old Men”…and I ARE ONE, so I know!
LINK: http://noairsoftforoldmen.blogspot.com/
“The Flying Monkeys are packed, My 5.11 and Woolrich ” Businesses Tactical” wardrobe is pressed and we are almost ready to go. Last minute items are still finding there way in the luggage but I am approaching max weight and sacrifice’s will have to be made. I have found if I wear each pair of socks for three days I can fit an extra carton of cigarettes and 3 more DVD’s.

Super news on the show front
We will have the absolute coolest Airsoft guns at the show in the X-caliber Tactical booth.

We will be introducing a new M2 “Ma Deuce” 6mm, full scale, CNC’ed, tripod mounted airsoft gun from a brand new manufacturer.
Production units will be available within 6-8 weeks.

AS we told you earlier here at the “3-D Corral,” our NC buddy “Karma” is the mastermind behind the brand NEW.50 Caliber goodness, and will also be pushing out a line of OTHER LMG, MMG and HMG models coming soon. In fact, here’s a quick peek at what the SHOT SHOW folks are going to get to see first, but you’ll see more of NEXT WEEK here at T3DHA:

From Karma: “I was looking at your website and wanted to let you know that my new SpecWar Airsoft M2HB and 1919A4 will be on display and preorder at the Shot Show through X-Caliber Tactical. AND HERE’S THERE NEW POSTER, TOO!


I should have http://www.SpecWarAirsoft.com ‘s E-Store up and running by late March. We will be manufacturering the M2, 1919A4, 1919A6, 1917 Water-Cooled and soon after, the German MG-42. SAY WHAT????

And, we’re talking some AMAZING quality in these CNC machined builds, too! AND TRUE INNOVATION! Others have talked about pushing out a QUALITY .50 caliber replica for Airsoft training and field play, but we predict that THIS lineup of Machine Gun Greatness will be THE GO-TO INNOVATIVE Guns that will set the pace for the foreseeable future! Great work, guys and we can’t wait to hear how they are accepted on the SHOT SHOW 2010 Floor! Go get ’em, boys!!!!

MORE ON THE SHOT SHOW ALL THIS WEEK, as Thumpy’s Insiders report all the hot, breaking information and scoops from the “Sands” of Vegas….right here at the 3-D House of EXCLUSIVES!

——-

NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 24 January 2010 WEEKEND AIRSOFT NEWS

WEEKEND AIRSOFT NEWS

The SHOT SHOW 2010 Wrap Up…INNOVATION on the way!

With AMAZING announcments from the big guys in Airsoft, to small things, like integrated LiPo Batteries in MP5 Handgrips, new grenade improvements, and guns BIG and SMALL on the way in the New Year, this was one INNOVATIVE week for AIRSOFT!

Check out a very complete first report from our buddy Booligan over at Airsoft Retreat’s Forums WITH TONS OF PHOTOS FROM THE FLOOR:

LINK TO BOOLI’s REPORT THREAD FROM THE SHOT SHOW FLOOR

SHOT SHOW 2010…HUGE NEWS from KWA USA highlights Day ONE of the Airsoft portion of the Show of all Shows!

READ AND SEE MORE IN THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE KWA USA ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:  LINK

OK Kids, hold on to your boot socks, here comes the start of a FLOOD of SHOT SHOW news from the Show Floor in VEGAS!

“Allizard” from KWA USA swore old THUMPY to secrecy a few weeks ago, until the official release, but HERE IT IS! A WHOLE NEW ERA OF INNOVATIVE AIRSOFT GOODNESS IS ON THE WAY!

LAS VEGAS, NV and City of Industry, CA – January 19, 2010 – KWA launches a new professional product line and unveils twelve new models at the 2010 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT show) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The LM4 Series is a new lineup of professional training rifles designed specifically for Law Enforcement and Military applications.

KWA USA’s LM-4 SR-7

The new series is powered by KWA’s Force Velocity gas engine and is made to simulate the recoil action of a firearm without the use of live ammunition. Every feature on the LM4 series rifle is realistic and fully functional including the forward assist button.

KWA LM-4

The LM4 rifles utilizes Green Gas as a propellant and fires 6mm airsoft pellets or Identifying Marking (IDM) rounds at a velocity of 500+ FPS with an effective range of 180+ feet. Two models, the LM4 PTR and LM4 SR7, will initiate the launch with additional models as well as civilian versions coming later this year.

LM4 SR-7 DEVGRU

Following last year’s successful launch of the MP7A1, KWA will be introducing two new SMG models, the KMP9 and KMP9R.

The new SMGs share the same NS2 gas engine as the MP7A1, offering users unparalleled performance. Both models will be available in three different color variants; Black, Ranger Green, and Dark Earth.

New pistol models include the 2011 Formula 5.0, 2011 Formula 5.1, MK23 SPECWAR and four PTP models: 1911 MKI PTP, 1911 MKII PTP, 1911 MKIII PTP, and 1911 MKIV PTP. A new addition to the KM4 AEG line is the SR7 DEVGRU.

KWA USA MK 23 SPECWAR
KWA 2011 Style FORMULA 5.1
KWA USA 1911 Style MK III PTP
KWA USA 1911 Style MK I PTP
KWA USA 1911 Style MK II PTP in Desert Tan
KWA USA 2011 Style FORMULA 5.0

Performance specifications and pricing information will be announced at a later date.

About KWA USA
KWA USA is the exclusive North America importer and master distributor for KWA products, servicing the Americas. Based in City of Industry, California, KWA USA is dedicated to providing high performance products and exceptional service to the MILSIM and Professional airsoft industry.

For information: http://www.kwausa.com

AND AGAIN: TO SEE MORE IN THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE KWA USA ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:  CLICK THE LINK

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Other SHOT SHOW Hit and Run Info:

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THUMPY’s NEW VIDEOS: Two new THUMPY EXCLUSIVES hit the YouTube Channel this week!:




Airsoft “Site D”

It didn’t last long, but it was good while we had it!

North Carolina airsofters make GREAT use of an old school building, turning it into a CQB training ground for their OUTSTANDING performance in 2009’s  Operation Irene:

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT STILLS FROM THIS TRAINING OP ON THUMPY’S FLICKR SITE: LINK

AND…..

THUMPY HITS THE SOUTH FIELD…New Airsoft Action Video at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

The World-Famous “South Field” in Jacksonville, NC…the home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station… is “back in action,” and getting better and better every weekend. Watch as Airsofters from across Eastern North Carolina get together for a skirmish:

And, some photos from the action, too! Check them ALL out at Thumpy’s Flickr Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thumpmaster6/sets/72157623229923406/

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SiloAirsoft.com

Check out THIS Action!  South Florida’s New HOT SPOT…..we’ll have MORE after the SHOT SHOW on this site!

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Construction at Blackwater Airsoft in Virginia:

MORE CQB construction underway at one of Virginia’s new premier AIRSOFT INNOVATORS!

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More SHOT SHOW Inside Information

….And the BIG GUNS on the way from North Carolina’s own X-Caliber Tactical makes it official…a MA DEUCE for Airsoft is OTW!

Our Bud, Tim Ellwood opened up on his blog…(which has the BEST Title Thumpy’s ever heard, well, since the 3-D House of Pain!…“No Airsoft for Old Men”…and I ARE ONE, so I know!
LINK: http://noairsoftforoldmen.blogspot.com/
“The Flying Monkeys are packed, My 5.11 and Woolrich ” Businesses Tactical” wardrobe is pressed and we are almost ready to go. Last minute items are still finding there way in the luggage but I am approaching max weight and sacrifice’s will have to be made. I have found if I wear each pair of socks for three days I can fit an extra carton of cigarettes and 3 more DVD’s.

Super news on the show front
We will have the absolute coolest Airsoft guns at the show in the X-caliber Tactical booth.

We will be introducing a new M2 “Ma Deuce” 6mm, full scale, CNC’ed, tripod mounted airsoft gun from a brand new manufacturer.
Production units will be available within 6-8 weeks.

AS we told you earlier here at the “3-D Corral,” our NC buddy “Karma” is the mastermind behind the brand NEW.50 Caliber goodness, and will also be pushing out a line of OTHER LMG, MMG and HMG models coming soon. In fact, here’s a quick peek at what the SHOT SHOW folks are going to get to see first, but you’ll see more of NEXT WEEK here at T3DHA:

From Karma: “I was looking at your website and wanted to let you know that my new SpecWar Airsoft M2HB and 1919A4 will be on display and preorder at the Shot Show through X-Caliber Tactical. AND HERE’S THERE NEW POSTER, TOO!


I should have http://www.SpecWarAirsoft.com ‘s E-Store up and running by late March. We will be manufacturering the M2, 1919A4, 1919A6, 1917 Water-Cooled and soon after, the German MG-42. SAY WHAT????

And, we’re talking some AMAZING quality in these CNC machined builds, too!AND TRUE INNOVATION! Others have talked about pushing out a QUALITY .50 caliber replica for Airsoft training and field play, but we predict that THIS lineup of Machine Gun Greatness will be THE GO-TO INNOVATIVE Guns that will set the pace for the foreseeable future! Great work, guys and we can’t wait to hear how they are accepted on the SHOT SHOW 2010 Floor! Go get ’em, boys!!!!

MORE ON THE SHOT SHOW ALL THIS WEEK, as Thumpy’s Insiders report all the hot, breaking information and scoops from the “Sands” of Vegas….right here at the 3-D House of EXCLUSIVES!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to playairsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/ Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 25 Janaury 2010

“South Field” is a GO!

Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway TODAY to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

Here’s a couple of “BEFORE” pictures, of the current field and some previous game action

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant.  We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

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ODDBALL’S ODYSSEY is at an END!  THE PAHPAHSHAH LIVES!

We’re awaiting word from the ODD ONE on how this MASTERPIECE worked in the game Sunday…and Thumpy’s interested to see a side-by-side comparison of the “Home brewed” gun up against one of the new PPSH 41 models coming out of a BOX…Bleech!  I’ll never look at one of those guns, no matter how sexy they might be,  the same way I will see Oddball’s Super-Creation; I mean, the man built his own TANK, for crying out loud, a little Soviet Machine Gun wasn’t going to stop him!

TONS of THUMPS UP to the master of the Garden Shed Weld-and-Build!  Next stop…MythBusters!

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Booligan Gets Fragged!

Check out the video from the SHOT Show, as Airsoft Retreat’s best hired gun, Booligan, gets a taste of the new IMPACT fuzed Tornado Grenade…at about 4:46 into the YouTube vid, Booligan gives a real-time review…beats having to wait for the guys to quit typing!…Just kidding, buddy…great job taking one for the team!


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Airsoft “Site D”

It didn’t last long, but it was good while we had it!

North Carolina Airsofters make GREAT use of an old school building, turning it into a CQB training ground for their OUTSTANDING performance in 2009’s  Operation Irene:

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT STILLS FROM THIS TRAINING OP ON THUMPY’S FLICKR SITE: LINK

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Thumpy puts the “YOU” in USB Artillery….Recap from this week’s “AirsoftPlayerTV” Live Streaming Web Cast with CrazyNCman!

OK, I want to put the disclaimer up front:  I was NOT drinking when the following guest slot happened on Saturday Night with crazyNCman, on his exceptional LIVE STREAMING USTREAM Web Show!

To see the Helmet Rocket Attack, check the link HERE to Frank’s show: AirsoftPlayerTV.com

…which was ‘danged good even BEFORE Thumpy went all PC-Rockety on everybody!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!  AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 26 January 2010

ODDBALL’S ODYSSEY is at an END!  THE PAHPAHSHAH LIVES!

Here’s the scoop from Oddball on the PPSH’s performance, and the following video is action from the underground Soviets Vs. Germans game last weekend where Oddball’s Typewritter made its debut!

“For a 1 day old gun straight out of the shed it wasn’t bad at all, the only thing that appears to of let me down was the brand new Cyma magazine loading mechanism maybe I should have used a TM. Anyway the Chinese drums will be out this year and I will see how good they are and may fit one of theirs into it.

I didn’t have time to finish the sights properly for the game they where more cosmetic, but for CQB tunnels with a visible range of only 50ft max and 10ft much of the time due to no lighting and smoke it worked ok.

It was the only PPSH41 in a game with maybe 50 people so I am happy I stuck with it and got it made.
Yes I did get quite a few kills with it, through the smoke there were several people shouting HIT.
Thanks
Oddball

Thumpy is STILL  interested to see a side-by-side comparison of the “Home brewed” gun up against one of the new PPSH 41 models coming out of a BOX…Bleech!  I’ll never look at one of those guns, no matter how sexy they might be,  the same way I will see Oddball’s Super-Creation; I mean, the man built his own TANK, for crying out loud, a little Soviet Machine Gun wasn’t going to stop him!

TONS of THUMPS UP to the master of the Garden Shed Weld-and-Build!  Next stop…MythBusters!

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“South Field” is a GO!

Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway TODAY to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

Here’s a couple of “BEFORE” pictures, of the current field and some previous game action

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant.  We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

——-

Booligan Gets Fragged!

Check out the video from the SHOT Show, as Airsoft Retreat’s best hired gun, Booligan, gets a taste of the new IMPACT fuzed Tornado Grenade…at about 4:46 into the YouTube vid, Booligan gives a real-time review…beats having to wait for the guys to quit typing!…Just kidding, buddy…great job taking one for the team!

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Magpul Masada/ACR…Another GREAT Video Review from the Cats at Alleyway Airsoft!

Some of Thumpy’s favorite VIDEO production in all of Airsoft right now…well, beside my own!  And a great mix of information, action, tips and commentary!  Keep up the great work guys!

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Airsoft “Site D”

It didn’t last long, but it was good while we had it!

North Carolina Airsofters make GREAT use of an old school building, turning it into a CQB training ground for their OUTSTANDING performance in 2009’s  Operation Irene:

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT STILLS FROM THIS TRAINING OP ON THUMPY’S FLICKR SITE: LINK

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Thumpy puts the “YOU” in USB Artillery….Recap from this week’s “AirsoftPlayerTV” Live Streaming Web Cast with CrazyNCman!

OK, I want to put the disclaimer up front:  I was NOT drinking when the following guest slot happened on Saturday Night with crazyNCman, on his exceptional LIVE STREAMING USTREAM Web Show!

To see the Helmet Rocket Attack, check the link HERE to Frank’s show: AirsoftPlayerTV.com

…which was ‘danged good even BEFORE Thumpy went all PC-Rockety on everybody!

——-

NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!  AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 30 January 2010

The weather outside is cruddy almost everywhere, so to Chairsofters across the USA and elsewhere, a hearty “Welcome Aboard” from Thumpy for the WEEKEND NEWS!

BIG things on the way to the SOUTH FIELD!

The home of Airsoft Warriors at the home of America’s Finest Marines and Sailors is ON THE WAY!
Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant. We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

Thumpy will keep you posted on the progress, and if you’re in Eastern NC, check the Hobby Chest forums for more information on workdates and meeting times/locations.

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ODDBALL’S ODYSSEY is at an END!  THE PAHPAHSHAH LIVES!

To follow the whole ODDBALL Odyssey, check Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature on the Home Page tab above…MY HERO!

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Another EXCELLENT Scoutthedoggie video…SNIPER TIME AGAIN!

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WILL IT SHRED?   It’s time to MINIGUN a Coconut!  Anyone for Pina Colladas this weekend?

And, while we’re checking in on the Redwolf Lads…how’bout getting their VIDEO take on some of the new Airsoft guns announced at the SHOT SHOW 2010!

——-

Booligan Gets Fragged!

Check out the video from the SHOT Show, as Airsoft Retreat’s best hired gun, Booligan, gets a taste of the new IMPACT fuzed Tornado Grenade…at about 4:46 into the YouTube vid, Booligan gives a real-time review…beats having to wait for the guys to quit typing!…Just kidding, buddy…great job taking one for the team!

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Magpul Masada/ACR…Another GREAT Video Review from the Cats at Alleyway Airsoft!

Some of Thumpy’s favorite VIDEO production in all of Airsoft right now…well, beside my own!  And a great mix of information, action, tips and commentary!  Keep up the great work guys!

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Thumpy puts the “YOU” in USB Artillery….Recap from last weekend’s “AirsoftPlayerTV” Live Streaming Web Cast with CrazyNCman!  AND A LOOK AT SATURDAY NIGHT’S SHOW

Video Reviews ARE BACK, along with a pitch to be at tonight’s AirsoftPlayerTV.com LIVE STREAMING WEBCAST!  Will crazyNCman change your mind about Cybergun?  Or, is he just CRAZY?

And, last weekend: OK, I want to put the disclaimer up front:  I was NOT drinking when the following guest slot happened on Saturday Night withcrazyNCman, on his exceptional LIVE STREAMING USTREAM Web Show!

To see the Helmet Rocket Attack, check the link HERE to Frank’s show: AirsoftPlayerTV.com

…which was ‘danged good even BEFORE Thumpy went all PC-Rockety on everybody!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!  AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 02 Feburary 2010 from Thumpy

OP Redemption 2…OHIO “goes all Shawshank” again!

Great production once again by our new Airsoft Video buddies over at Thunder Down Productions, too! Although Thumpy never DID see anyone “brave the sewers”…just seeing that scene from the movie would have kept any SANE players above the ground floor…and out of the basement.  But, how many “Sane” Airsoft players are there, anyway?

FIND OUT ALL ABOUT IT HERE: http://www.opredemption.com/

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BIG things on the way to the SOUTH FIELD!

The home of Airsoft Warriors at the home of America’s Finest Marines and Sailors is ON THE WAY!
Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant. We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

Thumpy will keep you posted on the progress, and if you’re in Eastern NC, check the Hobby Chest forums for more information on workdates and meeting times/locations.

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ODDBALL’S ODYSSEY is at an END! THE PAHPAHSHAH LIVES!

To follow the whole ODDBALL Odyssey, check Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature on the Home Page tab above…MY HERO!

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Another EXCELLENT Scoutthedoggie video…SNIPER TIME AGAIN!

——-

WILL IT SHRED? It’s time to MINIGUN a Coconut! Anyone for Pina Colladas this weekend?

And, while we’re checking in on the Redwolf Lads…how’bout getting their VIDEO take on some of the new Airsoft guns announced at the SHOT SHOW 2010!

——-

Booligan Gets Fragged!

Check out the video from the SHOT Show, as Airsoft Retreat’s best hired gun, Booligan, gets a taste of the new IMPACT fuzed Tornado Grenade…at about 4:46 into the YouTube vid, Booligan gives a real-time review…beats having to wait for the guys to quit typing!…Just kidding, buddy…great job taking one for the team!

——-

Magpul Masada/ACR…Another GREAT Video Review from the Cats at Alleyway Airsoft!

Some of Thumpy’s favorite VIDEO production in all of Airsoft right now…well, beside my own! And a great mix of information, action, tips and commentary! Keep up the great work guys!

————–

HOT NEWS from Airsoft’s MEGA EXPO…More Exhibitors are ON THE WAY!

A Couple of NEW EXHIBITOR announcements for the first ever…and the BEST EVER Airsoft Expo, just over a month away!

Check out  ON TARGET AIRSOFT: http://www.ontargetairsoft.com/store/index.php

AND, Just to PROVE airsofters have big hearts…and can open their wallets, too…

Operation Homefront will be at the NAA, too!

http://www.operationhomefront.net/Chapter_root/chapter_index.asp?Chapter_ID=38

All that and the BIG GAME is still ON, too!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with! AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 09-10 February 2010

Thumpy is back in the chair!

Sorry for the long delay between posts here…but the Old ThumpMeister’s been a bit under the weather.  Flat out for 2 days, a little healing up to do, but ready to ‘rock the Airsoft News once again.  Thanks to everyone who’s sent along prayers and thoughts!

OK, let’s get to it!   First up, a look at what’s on the way at the World Famous SOUTH FIELD here at the Home of the Marines…Camp Lejeune/Jacksonville NC….

Previous Coverage of South Field’s Rebirth!:

BIG things on the way to the SOUTH FIELD!
The home of Airsoft Warriors at the home of America’s Finest Marines and Sailors is ON THE WAY!
Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant. We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

Thumpy will keep you posted on the progress, and if you’re in Eastern NC, check the Hobby Chest forums for more information on work dates and meeting times/locations.

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Another EXCELLENT Scoutthedoggie video…a PPSh on the Scottish Battlefield!

This new gun is most definitely nice, but if you’re like Thumpy and enjoy a good hand-build gun over one from a box, then see what a REAL PPSh is supposed to look like in our People of Airsoft Feature on Oddball’s Home-Brewed PahPahShah!

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WILL IT SHRED? It’s time to MINIGUN a Coconut! Anyone for Pina Colladas this weekend?

And, while we’re checking in on the Redwolf Lads…how’bout getting their VIDEO take on some of the new Airsoft guns announced at the SHOT SHOW 2010!

——-

Booligan Gets Fragged!

Check out the video from the SHOT Show, as Airsoft Retreat’s best hired gun, Booligan, gets a taste of the new IMPACT fuzed Tornado Grenade…at about 4:46 into the YouTube vid, Booligan gives a real-time review…beats having to wait for the guys to quit typing!…Just kidding, buddy…great job taking one for the team!

——-

Magpul Masada/ACR…Another GREAT Video Review from the Cats at Alleyway Airsoft!

Some of Thumpy’s favorite VIDEO production in all of Airsoft right now…well, beside my own! And a great mix of information, action, tips and commentary! Keep up the great work guys!

————–

HOT NEWS from Airsoft’s MEGA EXPO…More Exhibitors are ON THE WAY!

A Couple of NEW EXHIBITOR announcements for the first ever…and the BEST EVER Airsoft Expo, just over a month away!

Check out  ON TARGET AIRSOFT: http://www.ontargetairsoft.com/store/index.php

AND, Just to PROVE airsofters have big hearts…and can open their wallets, too…

Operation Homefront will be at the NAA, too!

http://www.operationhomefront.net/Chapter_root/chapter_index.asp?Chapter_ID=38

All that and the BIG GAME is still ON, too!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with! AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 16 February 2010

Thumpy’s on-the-mend and back with more Airsoft News!

Airsoft Arms Fair in the UK!

FROM THEIR WEBSITE:
“AAF is an event for Airsofters and people interested in the sport to view a wide range of products all in one place, afterall nothing beats being able to see the item for yourself. At the same time we offer the opportunity for sites and event organisers to tell you about what they have to offer.

Allowing you to book for a MilSim or FilmSim game and acquire everything your missing from your load out all at the same venue.

We also offer the opportunity for private sellers to retail their second user equipment, excess guns and rare and unusual kit. Make sure to check these guys out as theres bound to be some incredible bargains

Over half the retailer stands are now spoken for and the site stands are going fast. If you would like to be involved with this event as either a retailer or site please contact us asap, they are also booking private sellers, and ticket sales are underway!”

Posters on Arnie’s Airsoft say last year’s event was a stunner, with lots of bargains to be had…and most folks urging their fellow airsofter to bring money…that ALWAYS means a good time for Gear Hounds and Gun Lovers!

And, if you want more information, check out the contact info HERE:
Office opening hours;
Monday 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

Phone: 01676 532384
email: aaf@suspensionofdisbelief.co.uk

Address: AAF, Frogmore Grange, Frog Lane, Balsall Common, West MIdlands, CV7 7FP

You’ve just GOTTA Love that address! Good Luck Lads, we’ll check in with you again as the big date approaches!

——-

And, on this side of the POND, the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in the USA is just a month away!

A Couple of NEW EXHIBITOR announcements for the first ever…and the BEST EVER Airsoft Expo, just over a month away!

Check out  ON TARGET AIRSOFT: http://www.ontargetairsoft.com/store/index.php

AND, Just to PROVE airsofters have big hearts…and can open their wallets, too…

Operation Homefront will be at the NAA, too!

http://www.operationhomefront.net/Chapter_root/chapter_index.asp?Chapter_ID=38

All that and the BIG GAME is still ON, too!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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South Field is UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

First up, a look at what’s on the way at the World Famous SOUTH FIELD here at the Home of the Marines…Camp Lejeune/Jacksonville NC….

Previous Coverage of South Field’s Rebirth!:

BIG things on the way to the SOUTH FIELD!
The home of Airsoft Warriors at the home of America’s Finest Marines and Sailors is ON THE WAY!
Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant. We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

Thumpy will keep you posted on the progress, and if you’re in Eastern NC, check the Hobby Chest forums for more information on work dates and meeting times/locations.

——-
Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with! AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 21 February 2010

We’re gonna dive right in for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday Airsoft RUSH and get the weekend started RIGHT!  AH-TEN-HUT!

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WARNINGS from the guys at KWA USA..check BOTH ends of your barrel, Mister!

Watch what you are screwing!  Our buddy Allizard over at KWA USA issues an All-Points Service Bulletin warning for M4/M16 users about aftermarket flash hiders/silencers that could kill your gun!

And, even if you’re NOT shooting a KWA USA (and why NOT?) this could still apply to your gun, and more than just M4’s…check the fit of ALL accessories, install with care and you and your Airsoft Arms will have a long and happy relationship…works just like a marriage!

——-

Gettin’ Wet at the South Field!  NEW Thumpy’s 3-D Video from our YouTube Channel!

Its been raining and snowing (8-inches plus here in Eastern NC) and that’s led to a sloppy winter Airsoft season…but who’s complaining?  Check out one snotty Saturday at the World Famous South Field, and then scroll down the T3DHA to check out the latest on the REBUILD of what we hope will be a mahoosive change in the way East Coasters play the game!

——-

Airsoft Arms Fair in the UK!

FROM THEIR WEBSITE:
“AAF is an event for Airsofters and people interested in the sport to view a wide range of products all in one place, afterall nothing beats being able to see the item for yourself. At the same time we offer the opportunity for sites and event organisers to tell you about what they have to offer.

Allowing you to book for a MilSim or FilmSim game and acquire everything your missing from your load out all at the same venue.

We also offer the opportunity for private sellers to retail their second user equipment, excess guns and rare and unusual kit. Make sure to check these guys out as theres bound to be some incredible bargains

Over half the retailer stands are now spoken for and the site stands are going fast. If you would like to be involved with this event as either a retailer or site please contact us asap, they are also booking private sellers, and ticket sales are underway!”

Posters on Arnie’s Airsoft say last year’s event was a stunner, with lots of bargains to be had…and most folks urging their fellow airsofter to bring money…that ALWAYS means a good time for Gear Hounds and Gun Lovers!

And, if you want more information, check out the contact info HERE:
Office opening hours;
Monday 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

Phone: 01676 532384
email: aaf@suspensionofdisbelief.co.uk

Address: AAF, Frogmore Grange, Frog Lane, Balsall Common, West MIdlands, CV7 7FP

You’ve just GOTTA Love that address! Good Luck Lads, we’ll check in with you again as the big date approaches!

——-

And, on this side of the POND, the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in the USA is just a month away!

A Couple of NEW EXHIBITOR announcements for the first ever…and the BEST EVER Airsoft Expo, just over a month away!

Check out  ON TARGET AIRSOFT: http://www.ontargetairsoft.com/store/index.php

AND, Just to PROVE airsofters have big hearts…and can open their wallets, too…

Operation Homefront will be at the NAA, too!

http://www.operationhomefront.net/Chapter_root/chapter_index.asp?Chapter_ID=38

All that and the BIG GAME is still ON, too!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

——-

South Field is UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

First up, a look at what’s on the way at the World Famous SOUTH FIELD here at the Home of the Marines…Camp Lejeune/Jacksonville NC….

Previous Coverage of South Field’s Rebirth!:

BIG things on the way to the SOUTH FIELD!
The home of Airsoft Warriors at the home of America’s Finest Marines and Sailors is ON THE WAY!
Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant. We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

Thumpy will keep you posted on the progress, and if you’re in Eastern NC, check the Hobby Chest forums for more information on work dates and meeting times/locations.

——-
Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with! AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 24-25 February 2010

Quicky update during a BUSY AIRSOFT Week!….FROM THUMPY!

And a big THANKS to scoutthedoggie and Arnies Airsoft for helping ol’ Thump spread the joy on Wednesday!

THE SCHEDULE IS IN for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo…just 2 Weekends Away! Check below for the details!

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Airsoft has its first DOCTOR

AirsoftMedicine.com IS Mark Vaughn, M.D. from California. A  specialist in Emergency Medicine, who is particularly interested in injuries from airsoft, especially EYE injuries.  Big on ESS Goggles with the Cortex Clip, too!

Has a video from YouTube of a recent talk show appearance…boring, but interesting, none-the-less..and far better than watching OPRAH!

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Thumpy’s Favorite Recent Airsoft Forum Threads….Take ONE

These are ACTUAL titles of threads on some Well-Known Airsoft Forums on the web!  We will spare the authors to protect their Noobiness!

10-“How Dirty do you get after Airsoft?”  I don’t know, how dirty do you WANT to get?

9- “Do you hate the 9 yr old with your dream gun?”

8- “Do you operate at night?”  (See number one above)

7- “Games for Two People”  Airsoft doesn’t even MAKE that list!

6- “Classic Army Sportlines are Back in Stock!”  Like THAT needs an exclamation point!

5- “Spontaneous Motor Response”  Try Novocaine.

4- “Single Shot Malfunction”  Try Viagra.

3- “Lipo not working”  Yea, its not working for me, either.  See either of the two above.

2- “What size magazine do you like?”  One that fits my mag well would be good!

And, the Number One Thumpy’s Favorite Recent Airsoft Forum Thread

1- “You should not play with it if you don’t know how to use it.”  No Comment Needed.

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WARNINGS from the guys at KWA USA..check BOTH ends of your barrel, Mister!

Watch what you are screwing!  Our buddy Allizard over at KWA USA issues an All-Points Service Bulletin warning for M4/M16 users about aftermarket flash hiders/silencers that could kill your gun!

And, even if you’re NOT shooting a KWA USA (and why NOT?) this could still apply to your gun, and more than just M4’s…check the fit of ALL accessories, install with care and you and your Airsoft Arms will have a long and happy relationship…works just like a marriage!

——-

Gettin’ Wet at the South Field!  NEW Thumpy’s 3-D Video from our YouTube Channel!

Its been raining and snowing (8-inches plus here in Eastern NC) and that’s led to a sloppy winter Airsoft season…but who’s complaining?  Check out one snotty Saturday at the World Famous South Field, and then scroll down the T3DHA to check out the latest on the REBUILD of what we hope will be a mahoosive change in the way East Coasters play the game!

——-

Airsoft Arms Fair in the UK!

FROM THEIR WEBSITE:
“AAF is an event for Airsofters and people interested in the sport to view a wide range of products all in one place, afterall nothing beats being able to see the item for yourself. At the same time we offer the opportunity for sites and event organisers to tell you about what they have to offer.

Allowing you to book for a MilSim or FilmSim game and acquire everything your missing from your load out all at the same venue.

We also offer the opportunity for private sellers to retail their second user equipment, excess guns and rare and unusual kit. Make sure to check these guys out as theres bound to be some incredible bargains

Over half the retailer stands are now spoken for and the site stands are going fast. If you would like to be involved with this event as either a retailer or site please contact us asap, they are also booking private sellers, and ticket sales are underway!”

Posters on Arnie’s Airsoft say last year’s event was a stunner, with lots of bargains to be had…and most folks urging their fellow airsofter to bring money…that ALWAYS means a good time for Gear Hounds and Gun Lovers!

And, if you want more information, check out the contact info HERE:
Office opening hours;
Monday 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

Phone: 01676 532384
email: aaf@suspensionofdisbelief.co.uk

Address: AAF, Frogmore Grange, Frog Lane, Balsall Common, West MIdlands, CV7 7FP

You’ve just GOTTA Love that address! Good Luck Lads, we’ll check in with you again as the big date approaches!

——-

And, on this side of the POND, the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in the USA is just around the corner!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and the boys have put up a schedule of events that, even without full support from the number of exhibitors they wanted to have attend, is still a mighty great weekend of forums, events and extras to burn off the winter blues and get East Coast Airsofters ready for the season!

Seminars will include Airsoft and the Law, Small Team Tactics and Team Leadership, Training with Airsoft, and one EVERY Airsofter should attend….Intro to the Gearbox! There will be new product announcements from UltraForce, coming all the way from Hong Kong’s Airsoft “promised land”, and much, much more!  And, hands-on AEG and GBB demos ALL WEEKEND, TOO!

To see the FULL SCHEDULE, check HERE and download the 3-Day PDF you can slip into your Tactical Gear…and “Saddle up” for the trip to High Point, NC for the NAA Expo 2010!

PREVIOUSLY ON THE NAAExpo:

A Couple of NEW EXHIBITOR announcements for the first ever…and the BEST EVER Airsoft Expo, just over a month away!

Check out  ON TARGET AIRSOFT: http://www.ontargetairsoft.com/store/index.php

AND, Just to PROVE airsofters have big hearts…and can open their wallets, too…

Operation Homefront will be at the NAA, too!

http://www.operationhomefront.net

All that and the BIG GAME is still ON, too!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading! Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!

When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link.http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check in soon…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too! http://naaexpo.com/

Be there! NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm

Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm

Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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South Field is UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

First up, a look at what’s on the way at the World Famous SOUTH FIELDhere at the Home of the Marines…Camp Lejeune/Jacksonville NC….

Previous Coverage of South Field’s Rebirth!:

BIG things on the way to the SOUTH FIELD!
The home of Airsoft Warriors at the home of America’s Finest Marines and Sailors is ON THE WAY!
Jacksonville, NC/Camp Lejeune’s WORLD FAMOUS “South Field” is getting a major rebuild, starting NOW…courtesy Thumpy and Friends!

Work is getting underway to turn “South Field”, a former Paintball-only location into an AIRSOFT-ONLY CQB & Woods DESTINATION SITE, starting with some major land clearing BY HAND to set up the first of several “villages” of CQB rooms and building, bunkers and obstacles, all to be constructed and designed by the players themselves.

In fact, a major component of the “South Field” will be moveable building parts…kind of like a giant wood-block construction set…that will allow players to reconfigure parts of the structures quickly. That way, every evolution on the field will pose different challenges, firing/defense locations will change, and the action won’t grow stagnant. We’ll have more details as the construction process continues, but check out Thumpy’s Raw Airsoft Action video, to see what the BEFORE site looks like, as “South Field 3.0” takes off!

Thumpy will keep you posted on the progress, and if you’re in Eastern NC, check the Hobby Chest forums for more information on work dates and meeting times/locations.

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread onArnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what INNOVATIVE guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spend your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the PAST Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE COMING to High Point, NC March 5-7, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

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Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Fellas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with! AND Check out the feature on Thumpy (No, not “Stephen Covey,” but close!)

RECON RAG: Recon Rag website

A WILD online magazine to READ, not RELOAD….from the folks over at Airsoft World…If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG. Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK?) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Archive for 07 March 2010-NAA AIRSOFT VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

Thumpy’s 3-D EXCLUSIVE!!!!  The NAAExpo 201o VIDEO IS GOING HOT!

Here it is!  The first look INSIDE the INNOVATIVE 2010 North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in High Point, NC’s ASTOUNDING Showplace!

And, check us out later this week for ALL the in-depth coverage of the NAAExpo, as well as MORE EXCLUSIVE ONE-ON-ONE Interviews with Airsoft INNOVATORS at the East Coast’s PREMIER Airsoft Happening!

Thumpy…..OVER

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Archive for 19-21 March 2010

OMG!  The drama can end any time soon here at the 3-D House of Happiness!

We have a MAN DOWN alert

For those at Adventure Beach Airsoft’s “Road to No Ends” game, one  of our own XO’s/Thanes “Flying Bunny” AKA “Bravo Solo” from Fulda Gap…Marcus, my eldest…seems to have blown out a knee during a critical-care paramedic run Monday.   That follows an operation and recovery time for old Thumpy, a bout with the stomach bug that hit all the males here at T3DHA with a vengeance…and work stacked to the ceiling at the office, at home on the Honey-Do List, in the airsmith gun shop…and HERE online!  It has been been ONE TOUGH MONTH!

Whew!  Glad to get that off my chest and get onto the NEWS once again!    Here’s the Headlines!

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MORE VIDEO GOODNESS from the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo…2010 variety…

Our LATEST EXCLUSIVE One-On-One INNOVATOR interview is with Daryle Sewell of OnTarget Airsoft, and the USA Distributor and writer for Ireland’s ambitious Take AIM Airsoft Magazine:

AND here’s the OTHER One-On-One’s, with an interview with the guru of a new product line, Ultraforce International‘s own Colin Wong, all the way from HONG KONG to High Point, as one of the Premier Exhibitors at the NAA 2010:

And, our FIRST One-On-One, with Z-Shot’s Wallace Lau:

Check out ALL of the Videos with more ONE-ON-ONE’s on the way this week  from more INNOVATORS of Airsoft at the NAA,  over at Thumpy 3D’s YouTube Channel!

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AATV hits the IWA… Lights, Camera, ACTION!

And, Thumpy’s not the ONLY guy playing Barbara Walters at an Airsoft Expo…check out SCAAR from Austrian Airsoft TV (AATV) as he gets chatty with notables at the IWA Expo in Germany…including the Airsoft Surgeon, Clarence Lai:

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And, from one Airsoft “DOCTOR” to another, here’s another video from THE Airsoft Doc…: Dr. Airsoft!


Way better than Doctor Phil!

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Airsoft GI TV scores its OWN exclusive interview with “Mister Airsoft!”

And, before we leave, one more shot at Video Interview-land, as Airsoft GI TV’s Tim sits down with Airsoft BIG GAME promotor John Lu, to find out how it all got started, in this One-on-One chat with Mr. Airsoft OP-erator!:

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More video and Airsoft information is on-the-way this weekend, or check out Thumpy’s YouTube Channel, where we put our own INNOVATIVE Airsoft videos side-by-side with the best of the web…all in ONE PLACE, so you don’t have to hunt for your Airsoft Visual Fix!

See you This Weekend, with an AAR from Road to No Ends…and lots more…right here at the 3-D Casa De Thumpy!….OVER!

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Archive for 23 March 2010

OK, big weekend for events, fun everywhere…and I didn’t get to play!  Boo Hoo…OK, on with the news!

NAA 2010 Videos keep on coming at’cha!

Check out the Videos that keep on giving from the 2010 North Atlantic Airsoft Expo over at Thumpy’s Youtube Channel…or just click on one below to get to the ACTION!   And, several more One-On-One interviews with Airsoft INNOVATORS are on the way this week!

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Airsoftology goes all VIDEO, too!

Check out the preview edition of what THUMPY predicts will be a HUGE HIT in the airsoft world…the ‘cats over at Airsoftology are doing a video program that looks part-bunker, part-Wayne’s World basement…and ALL FUN!  I hope their new video program will do great things for raising the visibility of the sport online…just try to keep it Clean and INNOVATIVE, guys!

Check the link here for the ORIGINAL podcast site:  http://www.airsoftology.com/

Or, click THIS LINK to get to the preview over at the guys NEW WEB ADDRESS: www.airsoftchannel.com

NOTE: The new link may be on and off until the guys redirect their site there, so be patient and keep trying…its is most definitely work the look!

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Other vids from the weekend rush…catch all these and MORE over at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel, where we place all our EXCLUSIVE Videos as they come on-line, AND we “Favorite” the Best of the Web, all in one place so YOU DON’T HAVE TO HUNT FOR THEM…save the “hunting time” for your 6-mm enemies!

Booligan’s latest gun review is ON THE WEB!

UN Company has an INNOVATIVE side-by-side comparison of AEG Motors that’s worth a look!:

“Nice beat, easy to dance to…I give it a 37, Dick!”

New Products Video Update is out from Redwolf Airsoft!

And, SCAAR from Airsoft Austria TV (AATV) has posted a TON of videos from the IWA 2010 Show, with the latest news from Europe and Asia’s Airsoft Scene…and Innovator Interviews, too….hmmm, wonder who ELSE does that!  Great work, you Alpine Hoser!

ALL of SCAAR’s AATV YouTube Loadups are here:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ScaarAT

OK, that’s all for now…back with MORE VIDEO and MORE INNOVATION in Airsoft this week!

Thumpy….OVER!

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Archive for 26-28 March 2010

OK, Cat’s out of the Bag…Thumpy made the headlines at Popular Airsoft….just not in the way we’d like!

Who is BadAss????

The guys over at Popular Airsoft have covered it more and better than I really wanted to, so I’ll just plug the link to their news item…but, suffice it to say, we DO hope to amicably settle this dispute.

Link to Story is HERE: Bad Ass Thumpy Vs. BadAss Airsoft

We LOVE for folks to see our work, photos and videos…BUT, if you’re planning to make money with our hard-earned work product, get ready to rumble!

P.S….AS OF 9:15 AM on March 26, 2010, still no word from these guys, so draw your own conclusion….Thumpy…OVER

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NAA 2010 Videos keep on coming at’cha!

Check out the Videos that keep on giving from the 2010 North Atlantic Airsoft Expo over at Thumpy’s Youtube Channel…or just click on one below to get to the ACTION!   And, several more One-On-One interviews with Airsoft INNOVATORS are on the way this week!

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Airsoftology goes all VIDEO, too!

Check out the preview edition of what THUMPY predicts will be a HUGE HIT in the airsoft world…the ‘cats over at Airsoftology are doing a video program that looks part-bunker, part-Wayne’s World basement…and ALL FUN!  I hope their new video program will do great things for raising the visibility of the sport online…just try to keep it Clean and INNOVATIVE, guys!

Check the link here for the ORIGINAL podcast site:  http://www.airsoftology.com/

Or, click THIS LINK to get to the preview over at the guys NEW WEB ADDRESS: www.airsoftchannel.com

NOTE: The new link may be on and off until the guys redirect their site there, so be patient and keep trying…its is most definitely work the look!

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Other vids from the weekend rush…catch all these and MORE over at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel, where we place all our EXCLUSIVE Videos as they come on-line, AND we “Favorite” the Best of the Web, all in one place so YOU DON’T HAVE TO HUNT FOR THEM…save the “hunting time” for your 6-mm enemies!

Booligan’s latest gun review is ON THE WEB!

UN Company has an INNOVATIVE side-by-side comparison of AEG Motors that’s worth a look!:

“Nice beat, easy to dance to…I give it a 37, Dick!”

New Products Video Update is out from Redwolf Airsoft!

And, SCAAR from Airsoft Austria TV (AATV) has posted a TON of videos from the IWA 2010 Show, with the latest news from Europe and Asia’s Airsoft Scene…and Innovator Interviews, too….hmmm, wonder who ELSE does that!  Great work, you Alpine Hoser!

ALL of SCAAR’s AATV YouTube Loadups are here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScaarAT

OK, that’s all for now…back with MORE VIDEO and MORE INNOVATION in Airsoft this week!

Thumpy….OVER!

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Archive for 01 April 2010 from Thumpy

Training is GOOD!

Check out what the Western NC Boyz with SWC (Special Warfare Command) were up to on one beautimus weekend!

And, before the “quick-shooters” dive in with “Danger, Danger Will Robinson” comments, the location for this training event was a little more public than even these guys wanted….but they did the PROPER pre-planning, which included alerting several local law-enforcement agencies, neighbors…and setting up a safe direction to shoot toward downrange of their training site.


Thanks to Austin, Karma and the boyz…and if you want to check them out, hook up  with them on the ‘net over at the North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO) site:  www.ncairsoft.org

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OK, Cat’s out of the Bag…Thumpy made the headlines at Popular Airsoft….just not in the way we’d like!

Who is BadAss????

The guys over at Popular Airsoft have covered it more and better than I really wanted to, so I’ll just plug the link to their news item…but, suffice it to say, we DO hope to amicably settle this dispute.

Link to Story is HERE: Bad Ass Thumpy Vs. BadAss Airsoft

We LOVE for folks to see our work, photos and videos…BUT, if you’re planning to make money with our hard-earned work product, get ready to rumble!

P.S….STILL no word from these guys, so draw your own conclusion and prepare for a 9-line CAS brief…is the Spectre Gunship in the pattern yet?….Thumpy…OVER

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NAA 2010 Videos keep on coming at’cha!

Check out the Videos that keep on giving from the 2010 North Atlantic Airsoft Expo over at Thumpy’s Youtube Channel…or just click on one below to get to the ACTION!   And, several more One-On-One interviews with Airsoft INNOVATORS are on the way this week!

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Airsoftology goes all VIDEO, too!

Check out the preview edition of what THUMPY predicts will be a HUGE HIT in the airsoft world…the ‘cats over at Airsoftology are doing a video program that looks part-bunker, part-Wayne’s World basement…and ALL FUN!  I hope their new video program will do great things for raising the visibility of the sport online…just try to keep it Clean and INNOVATIVE, guys!

Check the link here for the ORIGINAL podcast site: http://www.airsoftology.com/

Or, click THIS LINK to get to the preview over at the guys NEW WEB ADDRESS: www.airsoftchannel.com

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Other vids from the past week

…catch all these and MORE over at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel, where we place all our EXCLUSIVE Videos as they come on-line, AND we “Favorite” the Best of the Web, all in one place so YOU DON’T HAVE TO HUNT FOR THEM…save the “hunting time” for your 6-mm enemies!

Booligan’s latest gun review is ON THE WEB!  Like to see the B-Man in action, an’ not just in his EXCELLENT reviews over at Airsoft Retreat/ASR!

Here’s some Good Ole SOUTHERN-Style Airsoft Action from the Airsoft Reviewer’s Channel…the Devil isn’t the only one who went down to Georgia!

And, as always, check out AR’s always-informative Weekly Update…we’ll update when he does!

PLENTY MORE INNOVATIVE VIDEOS…and more One On Ones from the NAA Expo on the way over the long Easter Weekend, so check back in!


THUMPY….Over!


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Archive from 12 April 2010

ALL-VIDEO Edition–with UPDATES….Today at Thumpy’s 3-D House of VISUALS-for-the-reading impaired!

URGENT SAFETY ALERT:  CHECK OUT THUMPY’S SPECIAL REPORT ON AIRSOFT MESH GOGGLES HERE! Thanks to our buddy, Doctor Airsoft over at Airsoft Medicine.com!

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NEW AIRSOFT WEBSITE from crazyNCman!

We’ll let Frank aka The CRAZY ONE explain the mahoosive INNOVATION to YOU!  Check it out!

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…lets get caught up on some VIDEO Madness, from Thumpy’s YouTube Channel selections-de-jour!

OK, the Airsoft Vidiots are all pressing Fast Forward x Inifinty, pushing out some pretty high-quality, high-interest content in the past week or so.  I’m a production-geek-slash-shooter, and its really starting to get interesting to check the in-box for subscription updates.

Our Buddy Scoutthedoggie has another excellent video of a vicious firefight from Scotland…remember, these were the guys whose ancestors pat hiney to the enemy and wave great-huge claymore swords at each other…or, at least this day, sling plenty of plastic downrange with shouted perverse invectives and veiled nasty threats and cusswords.

Its like “Braveheart” with more swearing, less blood, and tons less hiney-patting!  BUT GREAT GOBS OF TIN-HIT SOUND EFFECTS…makes me want to low-crawl to the Mac and get chopping too!

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Tech tips to fill the “need for speed” and recoil!

If you’ve been here long, you KNOW that the Thumpmeister is NOT HOT for gimicky airsoft recoil devices.  Starting with the AEG “blowback” craze, to less-than skirmishable GBB’s that rock–but don’t roll…making yourself the Shakiest Gun in the West is just not very INNOVATIVE.  That said, the guys at JAG Precision are taking it up a notch for players who want to shake-rattle-and roll with this well-done how-to video for the new Modify Tremors System, installing it into one of JAG’s partner Echo 1 USA’s version 2 boxes:

Actually, its about time to try to get hands-on for a review of this technology, and see if we can’t sort out the wheat from the chaff on getting a REALISTIC action into the game…I’ll bet KWA USA’s new PTP M-4 IS a step forward…we’ll see when they come out a bit later this year!

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Speaking of KWA USA, Airsoftology gets its hands on some of the NEW PISTOLS and SMG’s

And, What a treat this was, as our good-bud “Allizard” pulls a little weight and gets the Airsoftology team behind the Brown Doors at KWA USA‘s armory for a Hands-On test of the new PTP 1911’s, the mahoosive MK23 SPECWAR, and the KMP9 and KMP9R

These are going to be the GO TO guns for this summer’s skirmishers across the USA, backed up by KWA’s FANTABULOUS Pro-Shop and Parts support…what a DECADE to play Airsoft!  MANY THANKS to the Airsoftologist…and scoot over to the boys’ original Podcast site and the very NEW V-LOG site at AirsoftChannel.com

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AND, although its NOT VIDEO, howabout a KWA USA/Thumpy EXCLUSIVE!..Check the neat little adapter for you MP7 GBB fanboys…making that supressor attachment just-that-much-more secure and, well, “Black Gun-ny”  Thanks to Allizard!

Imagine how much better a tight-bore barrel extension might be with this thing in place, too!  This has some REAL possibilities for you gunners looking for a super-sexy backup gun!  Available through the KWA USA Pro Shop ONLINE NOW!

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And. the CRAZY ONE goes KWA-Krazy, too!

Our Main Tarheel Man–Frank, aka crazyNCman– has his LONG-ASS take on the KWA USA SR-5 2GX, calling it the best CQB gun for the money!  And, that’s no small praise from the #1 YouTube gun reviewer and master INNOVATOR:

Time for the Crazy ONE to light this puppy up at his new Western NC Airsoft Studio home….”its Saturday Night, its 8-o’clock, time to party, Garth…Party ON, Frank!”  Join in with everything but the Stratocaster…EVERY Saturday night over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com via USTREAM!

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Echo 1 Gives the AK a Facelift!

Check it, Tactical AK lovers…Echo 1 USA has your fix, as Brian shows off the detailing of the Red Star COVERT AK-47…and, thanks to Brian, too…for handling a Thumpy parts issue for my local shop last week…can’t wait to do some more BIZ with you guys in the future!

Great production, GREAT AUDIO…about time we started to HEAR what’s happening, too!

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Tech Videos from Airsoft Extreme…NEW SERIES!

And the T-Man Likes…way to step up and fill in some of the gaps in TECH TOPICS from one of the truly INNOVATIVE firms in the Biz, AIRSOFT EXTREME…check out how to rig a single-point, fix a leaky gas mag, and even do some basic electrical troubleshooting that could get you back in the action FAST!

NEW TODAY, too!…Motor height adjusting-made-easy!

Nice job and atta’boys all-around to James, Mickey, Julien and the Honchos at AEX!

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Gearing up for HUNTEERING season….PhantomTMA hits the Range

And, has a little fund with some of his gadgets in a mean-little crosswine, and getting “Mini-Phantom” on-the-trigger, too… before things green-up and he hits the fields for some one-on-one Airsoft HUNTEERING…I’ve gotta give this a try this year!

Part 2, with long-range shooting, and a little help for the hard-of-hearing! Not that kind, though

If you want to learn more about HUNTEERING, check Phantom’s website, too! http://www.sixmmhunters.110mb.com/

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This is my RIFLE, this is my GUN…

And just for Shootin AND FUN, check out what the boys at Ra-Tech have done…never thought I’d see recoil action tested by having G.I. Joe RIDE his gun…yea, its is a GUN, not a RIFLE….since a smoothbore 6-mm is not rifled….WHATEVER!  I almost lost my dinner watching this one!

Love you guys (mean it), but Thumpy will bet there are some pissed-off customers when their green-gas magazines start to short-stroke after cooldown sets in, without the massive air hose from the shop compressor going in the bottom!  “Hey mista, I want my money back!”

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Look, its a Grock in a Crock!….

Doesn’t work like the G-(insert proper 12-th English-language consonant here) OCK in a Box, but the fellaz at Rhino Airsoft are showing them off!

And, they do unfold and re-fold too…kinda like Austrian Origami, Magpul Style.  See you gangstas in the ‘hood!  ‘Gat in a Vat? Well, I did like the Kool Kat in the Hat!

See all the Semper Gumby*-Gun goodness over at Rhino’s YouTube Channel…even the slo-mos stuff…and check their website, too!   http://www.rhinoairsoft.com/shop.asp

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Virginia is for Airsoft LOVERS…and spring means Safe Boating Season at Bethel Airsoft!

Thanks to Dizzy and the boys up at VAAirsoftHome.com…check out their GREAT video coverage of action from the Commonwealth of Old Virginie!  YouTube Channel: And the Website, too!  http://vaairsofthome.com/

That’s it for this week…see you Friday-Saturday and Sunday with some new videos, more news and great input to make YOUR Airsofting an INNOVATIVE ADVENTURE!

Thumpy….OVER!

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Archive for Easter Weekend xx April 2010

Go Out and GET SOME!

This is going to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend across most of the USA, and a great time to get off the compy and out to your local field, woods or training area.  GO!   Thumpy’s taking the boys out to a new location for a little squad patrol drill then some good ‘ol shoot-’em-up.

Be a Thumpy!  Move Out, then report back in with your links to photos and videos, and we’ll pst up the AAR’s next week!

Training is GOOD!

Check out what the Western NC Boyz with SWC (Special Warfare Command) were up to on one beautimus weekend!

And, before the “quick-shooters” dive in with “Danger, Danger Will Robinson” comments, the location for this training event was a little more public than even these guys wanted….but they did the PROPER pre-planning, which included alerting several local law-enforcement agencies, neighbors…and setting up a safe direction to shoot toward downrange of their training site.


Thanks to Austin, Karma and the boyz…and if you want to check them out, hook up  with them on the ‘net over at the North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO) site:  www.ncairsoft.org

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OK, Cat’s out of the Bag…Thumpy made the headlines at Popular Airsoft….just not in the way we’d like!

Who is BadAss????

UPDATE:  The Spectre was on-time, on target. Try a search for our friend now…can’t find ’em?

That’s because GoDaddy yanked a ticket in record time, and while I got a notice from the website owner that my 3 photos have been removed, his site is not back online as of Saturday morning.  SO, when it does come up, lets all scan the OTHER photos, look for friendly faces, and tell THEM about this less-than-(fill-in-the blank here yourself) airsoft non-Innovator.

The guys over at Popular Airsoft have covered it more and better than I really wanted to, so I’ll just plug the link to their news item…but, suffice it to say, we DO hope to amicably settle this dispute.

Link to Story is HERE: Bad Ass Thumpy Vs. BadAss Airsoft

We LOVE for folks to see our work, photos and videos…BUT, if you’re planning to make money with our hard-earned work product, get ready to rumble!

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NAA 2010 Videos keep on coming at’cha!

Check out the Videos that keep on giving from the 2010 North Atlantic Airsoft Expo over at Thumpy’s Youtube Channel…or just click on one below to get to the ACTION!   And, several more One-On-One interviews with Airsoft INNOVATORS are on the way this week!

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Airsoftology goes all VIDEO, too!

Check out the preview edition of what THUMPY predicts will be a HUGE HIT in the airsoft world…the ‘cats over at Airsoftology are doing a video program that looks part-bunker, part-Wayne’s World basement…and ALL FUN!  I hope their new video program will do great things for raising the visibility of the sport online…just try to keep it Clean and INNOVATIVE, guys!

Check the link here for the ORIGINAL podcast site: http://www.airsoftology.com/

Or, click THIS LINK to get to the preview over at the guys NEW WEB ADDRESS: www.airsoftchannel.com

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Other vids from the past week

…catch all these and MORE over at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel, where we place all our EXCLUSIVE Videos as they come on-line, AND we “Favorite” the Best of the Web, all in one place so YOU DON’T HAVE TO HUNT FOR THEM…save the “hunting time” for your 6-mm enemies!

Booligan’s latest gun review is ON THE WEB!  Like to see the B-Man in action, an’ not just in his EXCELLENT reviews over at Airsoft Retreat/ASR!

Here’s some Good Ole SOUTHERN-Style Airsoft Action from the Airsoft Reviewer’s Channel…the Devil isn’t the only one who went down to Georgia!

And, as always, check out AR’s always-informative Weekly Update…we’ll update when he does!

PLENTY MORE INNOVATIVE VIDEOS…and more One On Ones from the NAA Expo on the way over the long Easter Weekend, so check back in!


THUMPY….Over!

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Archive for 15 April 2010-_Tax Day at Thumpy’s

That’s right, it is TAX DAY…but if the Refund Check is in-the-mail…and why shouldn’t it be, it is OUR MONEY after all…then plan your next Airsoft Spending Spree with some input from Uncle Thumpy and today’s INNOVATIVE AIRSOFT NEWS!

KWA USA and AIRSOFT G.I. break it WIDE OPEN!

Your wallet, that is…and two of Thumpy’s Favorite West Coast bubbas barely have enough room on a Hi-Def YouTube screen for all the news and information that AIRSOFT G.I. TV’s TIM brings when Allen “Allizard” Lau from KWA USA drops in for a 2-Part Interview…and some MAJOR VIEWS and TEASERS of KWA’s upcoming products!

Part ONE HERE!

And Part TWO…with MAJOR SURPRISES….Stay Till the end, guys….all worth it!

Nice job as always to a pair of INNOVATORS and really nice guys…nice, until they have the drop on you! Ask the greater SoCal Airsoft scene…these dudes mean business, on and off the battlefield!

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TAKE AIM’s next issue is bigger than ever

…and EXCLUSIVE…well, besides our great videos here at the 3-D House of Auditors…COVERAGE OF THE VERY FIRST NORTH ATLANTIC AIRSOFT EXPO 2010!

NEXT TAKE AIM AIRSOFT MAGAZINE ON SALE NOW!

And, there are some HOT NEW Releases covered in the Airsoft Armory, Gas and Electric…and gamer news and reviews, plus some site views on both sides of the ‘Pond…so check in with Take AIM’s home page HERE, or for us US-Based guys, check out AIM’S Distributor and Correspondent par excellance, Daryle Sewell…at OnTarget Airsoft’s HOME PAGE…the official distributor of Take AIM here in the “Colonies.” I’ll pay-hell for that with the TEA Party guys on April 15th Fer Shure!

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CrazyNCman Does it AGAIN!   INNOVATION on the Airsoft Web!

First, announcing a new Airsoft WEB Venture that could alternatively be called NoobTube for ‘Softers….AirsoftAnswers.com!

And, then punching holes in the Airsoft Review world with these juicy video bits, designed by Frank to help separate you from your hard earned Refund Money!

TSD’s Blowback M9

And, in Frank’s estimation THE best CQB GUN EVER!  KWA USA’s new SR5!

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Plenty of feedback on the Airsoft Doctor’s Mesh Mask “experiment”

Check the threads over at North Carolina Airsoft (NCAirsoft.org) for player’s reaction…or your favorite web forum….since this went WORLD-WIDE this week!  And get Thumpy’s take RIGHT HERE, too…in a 3-D House of Airsoft SPECIAL REPORT

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And, lets leave on a HIGH note, as Thumpy’s new fav comedian, Tim Hawkins, shares HIS take on Tax Day 2o10!!!

Check Tim’s Website….or catch his show, coming to a town near you SOON…including Johnston Community College’s Performing Arts Center here in North-by-Gawd Carolina in OCTOBER!

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