Hi all, in a possible last piece of news for Grey Ops, I just acquired my long sought-after GreyOps.com domain. I have a few ideas of what I'd like to use for the space, as I have a strong emotional attachment to the Grey Ops branding after all my happy years doing greyops.net stuff, but it with most certainty won't look like the old space.
I never had a proper goodbye, but at this point and progression in my life, I think I can finally put the last nail in the coffin of the Grey Ops + Crypsis + Milsim + Woodsball + ©Blogging that was. It was great and awesome while it lasted, and I hope everyone I used to have a blast with is still slinging paint/pellets and hiding in backwoods hideouts across the Americas (when I put it that way, maybe I'm not missing out on much... just kidding, just kidding).
Through running Grey Ops, interactions with some truly spectacular people, Crypsis, and the myriad other things I did at the time, I learned an incredible amount both personally and professionally, so thanks everyone.
If you ever are looking to wax nostalgic or have something to kvetch about, drop me a line at (myname)@greyops.net
And if you're ever in Toronto/Hamilton (that's in Canada, eh), drop me a line and we can grab the intoxicant of your choice at a non-backwoods hideout.
Take care all,
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Sunday, March 9, 2014
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 is recruiting for a factory team, here are the deets:
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
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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=460No 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.
CPU™ Pencott™ will make its debut on IWA 2013."
You can also read about the news here on Hyde Definition's website.
Monday, January 28, 2013
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.