View Full Version : A great site for us guys...
01-26-2003, 04:09 AM
The following website is probably known to most of you, but still i don't see a link - so here goes: http://www.specwargear.com/
As the name mention, this is a large gallery of all SF gear you can think of: from hats to SCUBA gear to sight and gas masks. Plus a lot of actual photos of all that being used.
Lots of photos ripped from here, but since there are only a handfull of good websites that deal with our interests - i'll personaly forgive...
02-08-2003, 02:51 AM
Sirpad: Are you familiar with AIRSOFT?
02-09-2003, 01:03 AM
WOuldn't mind getting into Airsfot,just leery about not having any cash and how much it would cost.I seem to collect hobbies as a hobby.Plaed paintball,didnt like it,was constantly trying to figure out how to make the gun more realistic looking.
Been pricing guns for awhile,wondering if you had any shops close to you,and (if you do business there) is it cheaper than going through the web ditributers?
02-09-2003, 03:21 AM
I know what airsoft is, but because of legislation issues these guns are not available for the public in israel. I can assume that with the current state of terror, our country is simply not ready yet for such things.
Hopefully, after the iraq problem will be sorted out - the israely- palestinian will be dealt with (if we can't do by ourself - i'd rather have bush telling us and the palis what to do...).
After that problem was solved, i guess airsoft will finally come to the holly land.
We do have paintball games, but still under some restrictions. I trained in the army with paintball guns (good only for CQB and guerilla warfare, because of the short range and low accuracy). look here - both good links:
http://www.isayeret.com/gear/paintball/paintball.htm (Excelent info)
http://www.arava.co.il/~barakm/teror.html (CQB Training photos)
02-09-2003, 06:40 AM
when i look at the gallery than i know what i am missing since i stopped playing airsoft.
02-09-2003, 10:48 AM
You live in israel!?! Whoa!! Whats it like over there?? Arnet there like people fighting with guns in streets over there?
02-09-2003, 04:24 PM
I already replied before to such questio. anyway, here it is:
The army service in israel is mandatory. Once you're out of high school, and hit 18 - you're drafted.
To put some order into the draft system, drafts are done throughout the year. Usualy each draft takes few days, and is for specific units/corps.
Most of the army corps gets draftees 3-4 times a year, except SF and AF crews which draft 1-2 times a year. Some even less.
As for the job: hell, man - we are fighting for our lives here. Bombs go off in the big cities almost every week (lately it was calm - knock on wood..). Even if you don't take part in such a thing (as a victim), the entire population is terrorised.
The IDF and the police are pretty much the only thing that stands between what we have now and an utter chaos and destruction.
Personally, i think the palestinians deserve their own country - but first they must show some sort of minimal control over the terrorist factions and the street gangs (many times they are related to each other). Once that reasonable demand is achieved - they can take the entire west bank (like if i care...).
A month ago i finished a 15-days active reserve duty in the west bank - and that was'nt too much fun. I really hope whoever wins the comming elections would do SOMETHING to get this insanity over with. Can you imagine quitting work/studying/life and go do army for a month? Sure - it's fun when you're 18 and all pumped up on adrenaline - but when you hit 30 and have a family and buisness to run, it gets a totally different flavour...
Also, the soon-to-arrive war is'nt doing any good to anyone. This coming is about to be a tremendous test to the israely power, in many aspects.
People are already geting ready: stockpiling food and water, reserving hotel rooms or relative's appartments outside the center of the country, and so on.
Also, the possible use of ballistic missiles by the iraqis will put on trial israel's highly sophisticated and high-priced "arrow" ABM missile system. Failure of this system at the moment of truth (and the fall of those balistic missiles in urban centers) will:
1.Strongly damage israel's deterrence.
2.In case of use of chemical/bio weapons - bring the middle east to a whole new set of (disastrous) rules. One can only imagine the strength of israel's retalliation at this point...
All in all - not a good time to go on sight-seeing tour in the holly-land...:)
02-10-2003, 01:44 PM
Sounds like chaos man, what are you planning to do in the event of a war? Are you planning to live in Israel all your life? What about attempting to come to the USA or something? I must say you speak good english.. Is it a first or second language over there?
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