Monday, October 31, 2011

PenCott GreenZone Rears Its Head

About a week late on this one as I'm just now going through my very backlogged inbox, but for those of you that haven't already seen it:

Photo of UFPRO's Sniper Garment System in PenCott-GreenZone at the MiliPol exhibition in Paris.

Now all you moaners can stuff it, yes PenCott is out there! Not only that but it's looking awesome, and there's going to be some really cool Pencott products coming from several different manufacturers in the near future. Keep your ears and eyes peeled and I'll post more pics and info as it becomes available.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Battlefield 3 Grey Ops Platoon

No, this is not becoming a Battlefield 3 blog! However, it appears that many people that are interested in milsim paintball also seem to be interested in Battlefield 3, for obvious reasons. As such, I figured it might be a fun way for people to network over the winter (and combat Paintball Cabin Fever - a post on PCF later). So, I've created the Grey Ops BF3 platoon. I even hacked up a logo using their broken little custom logo creator.

Magfed Love from Deadbox Paintball

Deadbox Paintball, who made the Grey Ops T-Shirts, have an awesome new mag-fed design out they'll be selling at Fulda Gap. You can check out the Facebook post here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Camouflage in Video Games: Battlefield 3's Pattern Options

A recent video leaked on to Youtube (presumably from one of those that received the game before they were supposed), and gives some insight into patterns used in Battlefield 3. Some are quite... interesting.

There's little doubt in my mind that that's SURPAT. Which I find odd, as I'm one of the few people on the internet that's written about it. Perhaps someone at DICE 3 is a camophile?


Before choosing Black, perhaps you should read this.

Zombie Paintball Games

It's that time of years, when the walking dead (notice lack of capitalization, don't sue me AMC) begin to meander towards paintball fields. And event organizers love it.

But those of us that have played zombie paintball games know that they're not always as fun as they would initially seem to be.

Camouflage in Video Games: CADPAT in Battlefield 3

The Canadian winters are long and generally devoid of the frequency of paintball we enjoy over the summer. That being said, Battlefield 3 will be coming out this Tuesday, and it will no doubt suck up a lot of my time. So, with this being a milsim/camouflage blog and all, I figure'd I'd start a new series I'll update on occasion. So, the first entry in "Camouflage in Video Games" (or CVG for short) was born, with a look at a little tidbit I picked up on (and believe I am the first to, having used my google-fu to investigate). 

The above and below pictures are taken from this video and depict a sniper with an SKS picking off digitized American troops. Oddly enough, this marks the first time I've ever seen CADPAT in a mainstream game without modifications. Well, at least I believe it's CADPAT. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Operation JAGER

Myself and others have long talked about how games such as paintball or airsoft (or anything else for that matter) seem to attract cadres of people who tend to take themselves far too seriously. I won't go into specifics, but chances are many of you have encountered exactly the same thing.

However, there are those of us that prefer to take it easy (eh), and see games for exactly what they are: games. But it's kind of hard to band together under a banner of relaxation, especially since that requires a fair amount of effort and dedication (which can easily harsh on your relaxation, dude).

But even if you find such a solution, where's the fun in just saying you're relaxed? Of course you have to poke fun at those that don't at the same time!

Real Deal Tailgate Sale - Oct. 22nd 2011

Who in Ontario doesn't love a tailgate sale? The folks at Real Deal certainly do, and are generous enough to host one at their field this coming weekend!

Aside from anyone being able to come out and hock their wares, used unis will be on sale in both UCP and Woodland variety for the great price of $30 (this being sold by the Real Deal people themselves). See here for details, with the only caveat being that commercial sellers must contact Real Deal ahead of time.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Flasc Tiberius T9.1 Rip Clip Adaptor

Why is that so cool? Well with a 13 ci tank, an A5 hopper and a short barrel, you can have one of the most compact set-ups available, while still having lots of firepower. Or even on a 12 gram CO2 cartridge, you could get through  most of a short Tac Cap. Leave it to Flasc to come out with inventive solutions and products that others haven't thought of. You can check out their website here.

An Interesting Winter for Camouflage

This was recently posted to Facebook by Lawrence Holsworth of Strike-Hold!, and it paints an interesting picture of things to come this Winter:

With Pencott ramping up its production of various patterns, and A-TACS set to release their FG pattern in the near future, it's going to be an interesting few months for small camouflage manufacturers. In that same vein, FEAR Gear recently released a picture of their DUST pattern, check it out:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ugly Milsim Markers - Mag Fed Fugly Edition

If you're unfamiliar with the Ugly Milsim Markers series, click here.

That's right ladies and gentlemen... this special edition of Ugly Milsim Markers features Spyder (again) in a special instalment, entitled "Mag Fed Fugly".

Say hello to the Spyder MRX! Not only does it look really really ugly, it has an ugly function magazine as well, that holds a whopping 11 rounds (I know they're really pushing the limits of technology here). But it gets better! The MRX also touts an "innovative DLS (Dual Loading System). This unique patent pending system enables you to interchange your loading system with a quick turn of the barrel; the Spyder MRX™ allows the user to switch between a traditional upper load feed system and all-new lower magazine feed system during play." For you little ones out there, innovative means that it's already been done before but this time it's with a three letter acronym, so it's more EXTREME!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Grey Ops Fleece Tuques Now Available

Grey Ops tuques are now in, and they look great! The embroidery came out really clean, and the tuques themselves are amazing. They're polar fleece, made in Canada, embroidered in Canada, and available through Crypsis. Should be a good option for those of you that are looking for a way to keep your head warm in the upcoming months, especially on the paintball field. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Multicam for the Masses

While walking around in a Chapters (a large chain of big box book stores in Canada owned by Indigo) last month, I spotted something out of the corner of my eye that made me do a double take. Multicam on the shelves:

Perhaps the first time I've ever seen something Multicam on the shelf of a mainstream store, I immediately assumed it was a unlicensed ripoff. However I looked at the back of the book and lo and behold it was an officially Crye Multicam licensed product. Here's the stock image linked to the product page on Chapters:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Breaking News: Milsig and PsiOps

As with all breaking news, info will be added as it comes in, please keep checking back for more info!

The wait to find out the particulars of PsiOps is now over! As seen in the image above, Doug Brown and Nelson Lau are entering into a strategic partnership, which needless to say will have many excited (including myself). Two great people from two great companies that will undoubtedly feature into more Grey Ops news in the near future (and hey, maybe we'll get to look at some new products here at Grey Ops, who knows). Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


My guess is as good as yours, but here's what's known about Doug Brown's mysterious PsiOps right now:

A-TACS Tacos and New Plate Carrier

A sexy new vest and some sexified HSGI Tacos have hit the market, check it out:

"Innovative gear builders, High Speed Gear are introducing a full line of A-TACS Camo pouches, including the popular “TACO” design, known for it’s adaptability and silent pull. Offerings include the Double Decker, Pistol, as well as the Single and Double Rifle Options. The first production run of these pouches is now available for purchase from our friends at Ares Armor through their site at:"