Sunday, March 9, 2014

One Year Later


It's been a year to the day since I last posted anything on Grey Ops. While I'd love to continue in some fashion, time and other interests (plus a move to Toronto last fall) currently prevent me from doing as much as I'd like with the space.

If anybody has any creative suggestions for Grey Ops and its continuance, please let me know, best place is through the comment section at the bottom of the post. Hope you're all doing well!


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scarab Arms SRAF


Update on the Scarab Arms Tactical Team S.R.A.F.
We will be holding tryout for 3 positions (3 are already filled) for our Factory Tactical Team. The field will be in the local Ottawa/Gatineau area. The dates will be March 30th or 31st depending on applications and weather. Here is a list of things you will need make it to the tryouts.
Passport (there will be travelling with this team)
Main Marker (mag fed preferable but 30rd tac caps will be accepted for the first test if you do great you will be passed a SA marker for a quick MFPB test)
Side arm. You will be drilled on switching from your main to your sidearm.
Gear is up to you. Come with what you are used to using. If you make it to the team the team look is PMC (private military contractor)

We are looking for a good group of people that will represent Scarab Arms on and off the field. This team will be based out of our Canadian HQ in the Ottawa Area. So if your looking to join a great company and do some great games over the season please come out and tryout.
Local field will be announced shortly.
Contact us at
SRAF@scarabarms.com and CC
steven@scarabarms.com
Good luck

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Last Day for Free Stuff from The Patch Panel!e


Head on over to this page to win free stuff from The Patch Panel!

More contenty posts will go up this weekend, stay tuned! Sorry for the delays, but I've got a couple of things that I think will be nice reads. Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Helikon-Tex à la PenCott


From Helikon-Tex's Facebook page comes the announcement that they will be producing uniforms in the PenCott camouflage family:
"[ENG] Combat Patrol Uniform™ (CPU™) is the first to be produced in PenCott™ camo. After that Combat Shirt, Bonnie Hat and BBC Cap will come. In Q3/Q4 2013 we plan to release a new Parka. More information about our cooperation with Hyde Definition available on http://www.hydedefinition.com/latest/?p=460
CPU™ Pencott™ will make its debut on IWA 2013."
No word on what variants will be released initially, but it's a fair bet (supposition) it will (hopefully) be the triad of GreenZone SandStorm and Badlands.

You can also read about the news here on Hyde Definition's website.

Monday, January 28, 2013

3 Years of Powder Balls


It's now been more than 3 years since powder balls became widely available for paintball players, and I thought it would be interesting to do a brief retrospective. As far as usage, it would appear that powder balls reached their saturation point a while ago and don't seem to have expanded since. Milsim players in Québec use them often, and some fields/organizations still seem to use them exclusively. The combination of them being easier to clean up and MSQ SOP rules stating that all hits count makes them perfect for MSQ events, especially those taking place at less conventional paintball fields.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Drone with Paintball Marker



While the guys in the above video are... off, what's been accomplished here is pretty cool. I had thought that a drone capable of effectively firing paintballs using easily commercially available materials would not be around for a while, but this is capable of just that. In fact, in the video you can see the drone mark a target successfully on a flyby. I'm sure this is titillating to anyone interested in paintball and drones (i.e. everyone cool), and won't be the last time we'll see such a set-up. Anyone up for a build collaboration?