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  • 11-06-2013 2:34pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ CobraClan


    My cousin ask me the other day if he could borrow my AEG for his mate so they could go airsofting the weekend. After a few seconds of thinking about it I told him to Feck Off.

    Normally if someone asks me for a lend of something I would not hesitate in giving it to them but to ask me for my rifle felt like he was asking if he could take my girlfriend out for the day.

    So here is my question. Would you let somebody borrow your airsoft guns, would it have to be with someone you really trust, what conditions would you put down if you were to let someone borrow them and have you had any bad experiences due to lending out your airsoft guns?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,447 Mod ✭✭✭✭ thermo


    i spend a lot of time/money tuning my guns to perform well so i only lend them to people i know will look after them and usually only if im on site too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    never have an issue ,but I have one rule you break/damage it you bought it !


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ $kilkenny


    I have 1 gun that I will.only let people borrow because its my gun that never fails and is pritty good, with no upgrades or anything, as why dave said u.break it ya buy it, ill make an exception for an internal failure coz that happens...
    If ya do lend someone a gun, make sure it comes back clean, if not throw it back in thier faces and tell them to clean it. Hate when lil w1nkers to that to people after they are givin a free gun for the day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,029 ✭✭✭ Hande hoche!


    Pretty much as above, I have a cheap stock cyma AK that I have leant to people I don't know. Would have no problem giving a loan of a more expensive gun to individuals I trust.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,040 ✭✭✭ Southern Dandy


    If someone broke and repaired/replaced my aeg it would never be the same in my eyes!. And like Thermo said it is me that has put the money and hours in my aeg and I would be very picky about who I would give it to, if at all.

    Buy your own aeg ya bum.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ PodgeD1997


    "Without my rifle, I am nothing. Without me, my rifle is nothing" :p

    Well, seeing as how it's a pretty basic gun, GR15 raider by G&G, it's not like it's an expensive gun, but no, I'd never lend it. It's too precious to me. :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ Untamedlemon


    If someone broke and repaired/replaced my aeg it would never be the same in my eyes!. And like Thermo said it is me that has put the money and hours in my aeg and I would be very picky about who I would give it to, if at all.

    Buy your own aeg ya bum.

    As the lads have said above the amount of hours and money that goes into building an airsoft gun would just throw me off ever giving it to anyone. Some parts of a gearbox can be quite picky and when you get it right there is that sense of happiness that you finally got it.......I'm talkin about you anti-reversal latches!!
    I personally wouldn't give anyone my gun to anyone even though it's been acting up lately I'd still be devastated to see anything other than a pinion gear fail!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ CobraClan


    PodgeD1997 wrote: »
    "Without my rifle, I am nothing. Without me, my rifle is nothing" :p

    Well, seeing as how it's a pretty basic gun, GR15 raider by G&G, it's not like it's an expensive gun, but no, I'd never lend it. It's too precious to me. :p

    Mine is a GR15 as well, only bought it last month that's why I was so ify about lending it to my cousin, plus he wasn't planning on using it, his mate was and I don't even know the chap!


  • Registered Users Posts: 711 ✭✭✭ bushball


    ill lend my mates my guns as long as im with them and keep a watch on them, theyre not hight end tho so if the worse happens im not that bad off but i would expect them to cover the repairs/ replacement if they broke something


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 984 CpcRc


    I have multiple aegs so it's a little easier to lend to someone I trust one. I bring at least two aegs to a game if I can. So even if the main aeg is fine, I have a backup just incase. If one of my friends had a problem I'd lend them my backup. I also would offer a friend a lend of one if he wanted to try airsoft some time and would save him rental money to give him more of an incentive to try it out.

    I have allowed people to borrow aegs and gbbs before who I trusted. Although one of those was arming a VIP for an escort mission.

    I would be very hesitant about lending an aeg to someone I don't know, particularly if it's a friend of a friend because in that case it depends on the two different people minding it and not one like if you willingly loaned it to someone directly.

    A lot of people might want a lend because they can't buy one themselves, so if it broke I don't think they'd be able to pay to replace it.

    I don't want to seem too negative, I would lend to someone I've met, talked to and trust. If I get a cheap aeg sometime I might lend that out to strangers. But a lot of the time now, I can't afford the time or money for a broken aeg, hence why I wouldn't take the risk.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭ Leftyflip


    The only thing that pisses me off more than people giving a gun back to you, that you let them borrow is the darlings who just pick up one of your guns without asking. And then just throw em back down. Flutter off you little butterflies!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,078 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Steve


    Mind the colorful language please, this is a PG site :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭ Leftyflip


    Steve wrote: »
    Mind the colorful language please, this is a PG site :)

    Apologies Steve!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,524 ✭✭✭ Rooky1


    As a team we always bring the team aeg out to help any team member out who's aeg goes down in game.

    As an individual I will lend my own out to friends no problem.
    I normally bring two or three aegs out with me just incase.
    Now I spend a fortune on my own Aegs so I think it gives me the right to be a little picky who borrows them:-)

    Total strangers, probably not.
    I have a good friend who loaned out two aegs to a guy from our work who was just starting out. Everything was explained to him about the basic use.
    But this guy had to mess and turned the hop on full on the first aeg. When no bbs exited the barrel he proceeded to fire on full auto continuously.
    I screamed at him from a distance to stop firing but too late the piston was stripped. I explained to him what he had done wrong and what had happened to the piston in the process.
    He just shrugged and took out the second aeg my mate had lent him.
    Twenty minutes later he did the same thing to that one!!

    Lend to friends.....yes most of the time.
    Lend to strangers......errr no, batteries and mags no problem.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,446 brenak47


    Ive been helped out before in the past when my aeg died on site. A few week later i repayed the favour when his aeg died. If i know the person can use and look after my gun then i will lend it to them but i would not give it to someone that never had one and just wants it to try out a game because u never know what state it would come back in.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 984 CpcRc


    Rooky1 wrote: »
    I have a good friend who loaned out two aegs to a guy from our work who was just starting out. Everything was explained to him about the basic use.
    But this guy had to mess and turned the hop on full on the first aeg. When no bbs exited the barrel he proceeded to fire on full auto continuously.
    I screamed at him from a distance to stop firing but too late the piston was stripped. I explained to him what he had done wrong and what had happened to the piston in the process.
    He just shrugged and took out the second aeg my mate had lent him.
    Twenty minutes later he did the same thing to that one!!

    That'll give me and other techies nightmares! Poor, poor aeg. At least It wasn't the most expensive repair, unless they had proprietary/hard to get pistons.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 2,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ KonFusion


    I remember one of my first few times airsofting, back in the early days of HRTA (around the opening of HRTA-2 I believe it was, so perhaps not so early), my AEG broke down within 15 mins of play. I felt like crap. Day ruined.

    I remember Thermo, having never met him before, loaned me his brand new TM M16A1 (which IIRC he hadn't even used yet himself) for the entire rest of the days gaming. It was such a nice AEG, such a nice gesture, and made my day. (Thanks Thermo!)

    Since then I've made a point of bringing a spare AEG whenever I go out in case someone has a breakdown. Airsofters are generally a good bunch, know how much the kit costs, and look after gear thats loaned to them. Helps put the 'community' in 'airsoft community' (ack, that was cheesy :D)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,160 Inari


    I honestly don't mind loaning gear - it's a calculated risk. If I'm not prepared to take a complete loss on it, I don't loan it. I would never expect anyone to pay for damage caused; I would expect them to offer as it is only polite, but I wouldn't loan it unless I was prepared for it to blow up.

    There is a difference between wanting and needing though - I would never hesitate in giving someone a gun if they needed, however I am much more nervous when someone just "wants a go" and I'm not sure why. I don't mind if I know the person, however if I don't it just feels a little off.

    But yeah, I'd never like to see a person stuck. Besides I have far too much crap anyway :D


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,447 Mod ✭✭✭✭ thermo


    KonFusion wrote: »
    I remember one of my first few times airsofting, back in the early days of HRTA (around the opening of HRTA-2 I believe it was, so perhaps not so early), my AEG broke down within 15 mins of play. I felt like crap. Day ruined.

    I remember Thermo, having never met him before, loaned me his brand new TM M16A1 (which IIRC he hadn't even used yet himself) for the entire rest of the days gaming. It was such a nice AEG, such a nice gesture, and made my day. (Thanks Thermo!)

    Since then I've made a point of bringing a spare AEG whenever I go out in case someone has a breakdown. Airsofters are generally a good bunch, know how much the kit costs, and look after gear thats loaned to them. Helps put the 'community' in 'airsoft community' (ack, that was cheesy :D)
    jasus that was a while ago,,,,,,,,,,,,,, good times! (and no bothers! :))


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ shytan


    done the same for me with a FN he has and I do the same if anyone has the same problem
    the HRTA/CONTRACTOR LADS ARE THE SAME.A great bunch


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,115 ✭✭✭ ShadowFox


    I lent a pistol to a guy once until i seen him push well slam a door open with it and bent the front of the full metal 1911 ever since that i have a non blow back pistol and a basic aeg for loans never again would i loan my good gear to anyone bar a very select few as Rooky says my guns my choice on who i loan them to

    As lefty said i hate when people grab at your gear and you dont even known them


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,040 ✭✭✭ Southern Dandy


    Yup posted this in my "annoy" thread, left my EBR in the safezone walked back to find some spotty kid wielding it like he was rambo with his M60, suffice it to say he got a bollicking. Little nob head :mad: could of strangled him.

    Some people have no cop on what so ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 ✭✭✭ Miss_Kitami


    Yup posted this in my "annoy" thread, left my EBR in the safezone walked back to find some spotty kid wielding it like he was rambo with his M60, suffice it to say he got a bollicking. Little nob head :mad: could of strangled him.

    Some people have no cop on what so ever.

    My partner has a phrase to describe people who act like that.

    "What's yours is mine, and what's mine is my own."

    Though usually she's talking about people who mess with her laptop, and it includes a lot of four letter words.

    Not having skirmished yet I can't comment on those sorts of things from an airsofting point of view. But way back when I was in my teens/20's I was a rockclimber, and one hanging offense on the crag was messing with another climbers gear. You just didn't touch anything unless it was yours or you had explicit permission. If you did otherwise you quickly, and rightly seeing as this gear was what you relied on for your safety, found yourself lacking in willing climbing partners.


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