As the crew, and some of the members can attest, I always been for including weapon gear at our board. However I am also an advocate for a more professional (read non-airsoft/reenactment related) board. And I have set the rule to prevent us from sliding off into airsoft related discussions.
IMHO it is bad enough that our forum about weapon gear has become a senseless dung pit for discussions about calibers, velocity, barrel length, etc. There are volumes written about ballistics, etc, as well as there are more than enough boards which are better suited for discussions like these, than GEARSOC is. I for one would welcome it if we would concentrate on the gear (grips, sights, etc) instead of ousting (unsubstantiated) opinions about ballistics, etc.
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