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I believe you will still need a lower mesh mask or similar while under 18
Best to check with site etc on their site rules
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£55 Fenix PD35 Flashlight
£10 Fenix Rail mount
£10 Fenix pressure-switch/tape-switch (sadly it's just a line of switches and not what I would have expected),
£25 (4x£6) Compatible Fenix filter caps - all three colours, cus i'm like that, though i'll be able to change the spare red for a clear disc and it will make mounting clear perspex discs much simpler than having to improvise.
£20 Batteries - rechargeable
 
I also got some Surefire Earprotection.


So your like me with flashlights, like to get the extras
Did the same with my xtar light last year and got the extras!, don't use pressure switch either, find it easier to just use thumb
 

 


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I believe you will still need a lower mesh mask or similar while under 18
Best to check with site etc on their site rules

 

Yeah, I'm gonna get one of those at my local shop, this way I can test If they fit with the mask. They're also the guys who run Badlands, So I can ask about the rules too.


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So your like me with flashlights, like to get the extras
Did the same with my xtar light last year and got the extras!, don't use pressure switch either, find it easier to just use thumb

 

Well it's not a pressure switch it's just a row of switches. :( As for extras, not really I wanted a weapon light that's what I got. Admittedly the beam is not as focused as a true weapon light, but it will do, I can always put a matt black cylinder/cone around the end if I need to focus it.


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I use a filter on mine as I needed the light spread better than a focuses beam, can remove if needed, may now get the coloured filters

I do prefer my old surefire 6p filters as they have flip covers, but they don't fit ☹️
 

 


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Out of interest, where is that armour carrier from?  It's like the standard issue new airsofters' rig these days.


It's just a military surplus vest, they're fairly cheap. Got mine from eBay, it's grade 1 but no noticeable marks or damage.

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Sorry, but no it isn't.  No military issues those I can guarantee you.

 

Unless it's China where they're made perhaps...



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They seem to be the fleabay/cheapest vest in the airsoft shop chris(wholesalers sell them for less than £5 to most shops- don't ask how I know).

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Now All that's left is to go shoot them, make sure they'll Work. I'm not particularly keen to shoot something I just spent £30 on, But it's better than being blind.

 

Why do people insist on doing this? As if your AEG is a better test than the CE marking or something?



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Why do people insist on doing this? As if your AEG is a better test than the CE marking or something?

 

The What marking?

(That probably explains why people insist on it XD)

 

And it doesn't hurt to do it, Better safe than sorry.

plus I used a springer :P


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The What marking?

(That probably explains why people insist on it XD)

 

And it doesn't hurt to do it, Better safe than sorry.

plus I used a springer :P

 

The goggles you've bought have been designed to meet the test criteria for CE EN166 which governs the standards for mechanical impact protection and clarity of view for protective eyewear. These tests are designed for repeatable results and as such are standardised in lab conditions. Manufacturers have to regularly provide test samples to be able to continue to put the CE mark on their products. These tests are far more scientific and accurate than you firing at them with your gun. If the goggles are certified to EN166 B (medium impact) then they will be absolutely fine and do not need you to "test" them first.

 

If they are only certified to EN 166F then you've bought the wrong thing and "testing" them with your gun will again prove nothing more than your own lack of knowledge.

 

"Testing" them with a springer will be about as much use as a one legged man at an arse kicking contest considering you may be exposed to someone with a 500FPS sniper rifle when you take them out in anger. It's like testing a cars impact protection by kicking the bumper.



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On the whole CE marking eye protection do people realise that the highest rating for specs is F? If you want to achieve B they must be Goggles which fully encase your eye from outside impact?

I see a lot of people saying what is good and no good but without full understanding of the standard they are tested to.

Edit: has been a few years (2013) since I checked this mind and I am happy to be corrected if wrong.

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Think the more subtle but still important point Lozart is trying to make.....

 

Bolle make some kick ar$e eye pro that passes way more than a bb stress test:

http://www.screwfix....tails_container

(however the side protection is not up to such high impact me thinks but still...)

 

HOWEVER - just coz Bolle make stuff the above and many many more goggles for all areas etc....

 

DO NOT THINK ALL BOLLE STUFF IS THE SAME EYE PRO PROTECTION LEVEL

Ski goggles and other stuff is not capable of withstanding sniper impact - well you might look good but that might change if shot

 

http://www.ekosport....CFSsq0wodrRYFrw

 

so be very careful when buying eye pro and look for proper protection and ratings if possible

yes shoot test but if rated to EN166 you should not need to test it really

look around at proper safety eye-pro - you don't need to spend to much to be safe

but maybe choose a safe pair with some style or look like a scuba diver or lab technition


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Jive-ass dude don't got no brains anyhow

 

New players - please - pretty please read the guides first in New Players Section

An absolute must read is this one:

http://www.airsoft-f...a-tight-budget/

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http://www.airsoft-f...se/#entry232449

plus a search is less keystrokes that creating same ol' new posts again & again - what to buy etc....


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I totally agree I wouldn't even touch anything without the EN166 rating on it. My eyes might not be great but I don't want to loose them.

Just pointing out that although there is potential for the energy of a bb hitting them to be higher then the rating majority of reputable manufacturers will have a safety factor there. I personally use a variety of bolle glasses all rated to F as they are part of the PPE used at my place of work.

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The goggles you've bought have been designed to meet the test criteria for CE EN166 which governs the standards for mechanical impact protection and clarity of view for protective eyewear. These tests are designed for repeatable results and as such are standardised in lab conditions. Manufacturers have to regularly provide test samples to be able to continue to put the CE mark on their products. These tests are far more scientific and accurate than you firing at them with your gun. If the goggles are certified to EN166 B (medium impact) then they will be absolutely fine and do not need you to "test" them first.

 

If they are only certified to EN 166F then you've bought the wrong thing and "testing" them with your gun will again prove nothing more than your own lack of knowledge.

 

"Testing" them with a springer will be about as much use as a one legged man at an arse kicking contest considering you may be exposed to someone with a 500FPS sniper rifle when you take them out in anger. It's like testing a cars impact protection by kicking the bumper.

 

Goggles weren't really something I've done much reading up on, Didn't seem necessary. I got Bolle because it was British Army Spec - I didn't expect them to break, but since they looked different to the one on the Ebay image I thought it worth doing.

 

And your right about the springer of course - But I ran out of Gas for my pistol and I don't have an AEG yet. I love your Car Crash analogy btw XD

 

Also @Sitting Duck, I'd never get something that didn't have 'Ballistic spec' in the name, I just didn't know about the individual ratings, and like I said the only reason I tested them was because It looked different to the picture (At the time, it's actually just a really poor picture and they're the same)


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Smart charger + extra battery

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Goggles weren't really something I've done much reading up on, Didn't seem necessary.

 

Bit of luck you bought decent ones then! :)

 

Seriously though way too many people spend too little time making sure the ONE PIECE of critical safety gear for the game is up to scratch. I'll never understand that. You've only got one pair of eyes.


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Just pointing out that although there is potential for the energy of a bb hitting them to be higher then the rating majority of reputable manufacturers will have a safety factor there. I personally use a variety of bolle glasses all rated to F as they are part of the PPE used at my place of work.

 

EN166F isn't actually high enough for protection in airsoft.






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