Germann here!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by germann, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. germann

    germann New Member

    Hello everyone!

    Getting back into airsoft after a few years off and really excited. Ordered an A&K M16 SPR the other day and should be here in the next few days so I can get started. Located in central Ohio.


    *edited to add a bit more info -

    I'm a 17 year old avid saxophone player and a member over a Sax on the Web forum. I also frequent "TheHunter" forums, as it is one of my favorite games. Germann is my last name, so that explains the username. When I was 12/13 I played a bit of airsoft with the neighbors, mainly using springers and low end Sporting goods stores aegs. 5 years later, I'm ready to get a little more serious about the sport and get a loadout ready. As mentioned above I have an A&K M16 SPR. ASGI didn't ship it with the battery so I'm still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. As someone who shoots and owns real firearms, the external build quality was kind of a let down, hopefully after a few shooting sessions with it I'll be happier. I'm currently looking for a plate carrier, sidearm, and a bunch of other gear I won't be able to afford for some time.

    If you know any good fields, retail stores, or airsoft repair shops in Ohio I would love to hear. I've seen a few on this forum and a few on Airsoft Ohio, but if there are more I would like to know. I've been reading all the stickies and researching my tail off the past week or so. Hopefully I can see some of you guys on the field soon.

    Also, I enjoy good grammar and spelling, unlike some of the people on the internet:D

    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  2. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

    Ann Arbor
    Hola and welcome to the society, here you will be able to rebuild your airsoft life with threads and threads of new information! Up at the top is a search bar, it will look like this.


    One of the greater things about this society is that it's been around FOREVER so you can imagine nearly every simple question has been asked before, such as "what's the best m4 for 150 dollars?", "What's the best brand?", or "Help with DMR build" and all that information can be yours (if your're willing to learn that is)!
    Alternatively if you have trouble with the search bar, you can try searching via google and just attaching "airsoft society" to the end of it. Like so.

    Now I don't mean to bully you, and you may be wondering why I'm giving you all this new information, but around here we have a rash of new guys who always ask the same questions, and to be frank, it gets old. So I'm just making you aware of all this the second you join, so you can help us avoid some of the trouble. Get em while they're young, know what I'm saying?

    Oh and like everyone else said, be sure to read the rules!

    Lastly, because some people don't understand the concept we have people called moderators, who hang about the forum policing it and making sure the rules are followed! You may notice them as some of the guys giving threats:D either way you are going to want to make sure you check the rules to stay out of the way of those guys, those guys being (Currently active Mods off the top of my head)
    Sparky D
    The only buster
    Unless you have some very solid evidence arguing with any mods isn't a good idea.

    Do you have any tech experience by chance? Techs are always a nice addition to the forum, always have people asking about builds and people who need help fixing their gun. If you're not perfectly that's perfectly fine as well! Hang around here long enough and you'll probably try something or other with your gearbox. One note on posting although, another thing people have a tendency to do when they join (and even some members who've been around a while) is give out poor information or give out simply incorrect information, don't be afraid to share your experiences or your opinion, but if you get into a factual argument, please please make sure you're facts are right for example please don't post things along the lines of

    First off that would violate the rules which state to use proper spelling and grammar, so let's go ahead and add that in.

    This is better, at least you aren't violating any rules with this, however one of the first things you should learn is that FPS doesn't mean nearly as much as people would like to believe, for example the difference in range between 350 FPS and 380 FPS is negligible. So that isn't really a selling point, also when you think about it that post really doesn't describe much about the gun! Let's try making it a non arguable statement with some more details. A good guide (when recommending something) is to find several things you like about the gun and at least making note of one thing you didn't like, this way people can see you're at least trying to be non biased, for example, I'm much more likely to believe the guy saying "Yeah I personally love goldenball bbs, they get me fantastic range, but I have spotted a high rate of bbs with bubbles in them." than the guy who says, "Goldenball bbs are awesome, they get me fantastic range!" Now adding that all into this quote.

    This is a much better post, however brings me to the last of my points, if you ever tell someone to look for something try to provide a link. If there are several lancer tactical reviews he may find a crap one where a guy fires 5 shots at a paper target on his backpack some 15 feet away. To avoid this, link him and he can go watch a decent review, then maybe find other reviews on his own.

    That's all for now, read, check out the sales section (classifieds) and post!


  3. MrGoodkat

    MrGoodkat Active Member

    I love it, I just love it.
  4. Defcon5

    Defcon5 New Member

    Are we supposed to scare the new people?

    Anyways, welcome to AS. I hope your new Airsoft journey will be a good one.
  5. germann

    germann New Member

    This might be the most fantastic forum "Hello" I've ever gotten. Don't worry, I can use a search bar as well as I can use a gun. My grammar isn't too bad either! Thanks for the pointers!
  6. MrGoodkat

    MrGoodkat Active Member

    We get a lot of newbs this time of year, welcome by the way.
  7. chumbro

    chumbro New Member

    Somebody give this man a medal. Or maybe a Grammy. Or possibly a golden globe.

    But in all seriousness, great post. Incredibly well thought out, informative, and helpful.

    Oh, and are you actually German? If so, I have oodles upon oodles of questions to ask.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  8. germann

    germann New Member

    Updated for a little more info

    FLUGMERKUR Schatten Gruppe Staff Member Moderator

    He said his last name was Germann. That doesn't necessarily make him German. He could be, but he already gave the reason why that was his username.
  10. germann

    germann New Member

    Ha I don't live in Germany or have any (known) family over there. I have German ancestors though, and speak bit Germann too!
  11. Urban_ART

    Urban_ART New Member

    Hello and welcome to AS Forums! Be sure to ask any questions you have and I'm sure someone would be glad to help you. Enjoy your time on the forums!