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New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment

SHONIT123

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New Team Vancouver Rifles Regiment
The Vancouver Rifles Regiment is a new group created for the purpose of recreating a Canadian forces reserve unit during the 1990's, we are based in the Lower Mainland/Vancouver area.

To receive info/inquire about membership about out group please contact the following Email:vancouverriflesregiment@gmail.com
We play at Panther Airsoft & Ambush Paintball in Surrey.

The Vancouver Rifles Regiment, or " VRR" as we like to call it, is an fictional regiment, we provide a unique and exciting blend of reenactment and military simulation that provides a friendly and organized leadership group with years of knowledge in all forms of airsoft and organizing/hosting community events. The VRR is open to anybody interested in playing airsoft and has strict requirements.

GOAL: Recruit a 'some' dedicated players to expand our overall team into BC, focusing on the Greater Vancouver area, and build a local section. Looking for about 6 or 10 players, new or experienced, who want to step up and play monthly as well as hit a few large scale events. Basically we want to keep it relatively small to start.
Our team is open to players of all ages, male or female, from throughout the province.

GEAR & EQUIPMENT:
- Weapons
Primary: C7 or C7A1 rifle (Basically an M16 with the C79 Scope mounted on top)
Note: You will need appropriate magazines, at least five or six (no high caps, drum mags, etc), as well as batteries, sights, a charger, ammo, etc, and of course upgrades. Your gun needs to shoot straight and be reliable. Also a case to carry it safely and legally.
Some changes can happen with time in and experience with the weapon system

Secondary: if you are able to get it any version of the Browning Hi-Power same rules as above.

Melee: Any version of the M7 bayonet, must have either a flexible rubber or compressed foam blade, as long as it is safe for use. Obviously nothing sharp, stiff or ridiculous.

- Gear
BDUs: Must be Canadian forces Olive Drab uniform(1963-2001), top and bottom. Recommended that one buys O.D Green knee pads. .

Headwear: The Combat Cap (also called Combat Hat or Bush Cap) It is an olive drab coloured cotton hat, worn with the brim down, or less commonly seen, folded up "Robin Hood" style.
we also use the M1 Helmet with the American Woodland Pattern camouflage cover and a Type 1 chinstrap.

Boots: Recommended as one of your first purchases. We require Black combat boots that have at least 6" ankle support.
Note: Dry and warm feet are a life saver. Many players own multiple pairs of boots.

Gloves: Another cheaper purchase, but an important one. Gloves can be any color except bright ones, and must have good palm/finger sensation, so nothing thick or heavy.

Webbing: we run the 82 pattern webbing, not vests or plate carriers or tactical purses. Pouches and such must also conform to the same system,Here's a relatively complete list of what you'll need in order of importance.
-Magazine pouches (C7/C1)
-Canteen pouch (1 liter OD canteen)
-Storage/Butt pouches (for food, ammo, rain gear, etc)
-Yolk ( holds your belt to you)
-Belt ( be sure to get one that fits around you as they come in differing sizes)
-Holster( if pistol is owned)
-Bayonet(Complete with Sheath, frog and Bayonet)

Eyewear: obviously your first or second purchase overall. Eyewear needs to be comfortable and safe, not to mention anti-fog. Take into account that most places require you have full seal ballistic or paintball goggles to even play. We of course recommend ballistic with good airflow or fans, and a spare set never hurt anyone. The important thing is that your eyes are fully protected. If your eyewear is not adequate, we will not allow it, neither will any field.

- Safety
Barrel condom: Most places of play will require a proper barrel condom. They will not accept a sock or plug, you will have to buy the right barrier device, luckily they are cheap.

Dead Rag: Basically a cheap, bright red or orange cloth is best. Most places require that you have this to play. A rag about 12" by 12" can be used, but may also blow away or get lost easier.

What we require:
Willingness to have fun and challenge yourself physically.
Cooperation and ability to follow a few simple rules.
 

Loachman

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"BDUs"?

Combat Clothing, please.
 

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Loachman said:
"BDUs"?

Combat Clothing, please.

And if they really wanted to be historically accurate they wouldn't wear knee pads either...
 

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What drives interest to re-enact 1990s reservists?
 

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Crantor said:
And if they really wanted to be historically accurate they wouldn't wear knee pads either...

Unless career planning is rampant within the re-enactment community as well...
 

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Loachman said:
Unless career planning is rampant within the re-enactment community as well...

That why you wore volleyball pads under your pants  ;D
 

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Crantor said:
That why you wore volleyball pads under your pants  ;D

Not with 'Picken's Primates' we didn't.... especially when the pads showed through a tear in your trouser leg....
 

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Haven't you and your alterego Mr East gotten over him yet?
 

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Infanteer said:
What drives interest to re-enact 1990s reservists?

Likely the weapon systems they can get in Airsoft, plus Combats are still fairly easy to get as is 82pattern webbing. An airsoft bolt action is not as fun as peppering your opponent with a hail of plastic balls
 

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Airsoft, Hoorah!

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....purpose of recreating a Canadian forces reserve unit during the 1990's,

That's it I am offcially old now :'(

I notice they forgot the "unbreakable" yellow melmac plate in thier kit list. In the interest of accuracy at least the newbies should be required to carry this. >:D
 

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Why are we giving these kids a rough time?

We keep going on about getting willing recruits and here are some obviously motivated youngsters.  They are buying their own kit, weapons, training ammunition and spending their own time trying to do the stuff that you guys get paid for.

What is wrong with the system that you can't get these guys in through the armouries doors and organize their "play" so that they are doing things in a proper military manner? 

And you know what?  I'd rather have a motivated butterball under command than a fit whinger any day.
 

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Loachman said:
Haven't you and your alterego Mr East gotten over him yet?

Yes, yes we have.

One of our coping mechanisms has been to officially change both our names to 'Easton' to make it easier for PPCLI WO's to work with us. :)
 

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I have a very vivid memory of an inspection outside of the shack one morning, with Warrant Officer Picken, face an inch from B East/Beast's face, spittle flying, yelling at "Mr Eaton" for having baby powder on his combat boots, while Beast futilely tried to correct the name.
 

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And if they really wanted to be historically accurate they wouldn't wear knee pads either...

We chose to add Knee pad as a comfort option ( Not every has nor must they purchase knee pads but do want them to be OD if they are to be used.
What drives interest to re-enact 1990's reservists?
We had several reasons to choose the CF in the 90's. First of all Canadian Impressions of World War 1&2 have been done quite a bit so this would be a bit of a unique concept. Second of all Kit from the era is easy enough to procure and there are still many veteran's alive to assist us in getting our kit correct. Also as mentioned by "Colin P" there are ready variants of the Weapon systems used at the time compared to other eras.

We know that there is a stigma with Airsofters as they are know for Firing there weapon over their cover without taking aim or having too much Gucci Kit. we would like to say that we are taking this very seriously as keeping it as realistic as possible (Even if we are at a disadvantage)

One may ask why we are not choosing to be a Current Canadian unit or a Special forces unit. We know that Cadpat is illegal to own so it would be hard to get the load out down pat. Second there might be some people who take offence with us portraying a current unit.

I would also like to point out what we are not Walt's. if any of our members have current or past experience with the Canadian Forces, it is greatly appreciated; However we do not state that we are Sgt Bloggins from 2 RCR with pathfinder wings and medal from Bosnia, Afghanistan and West Germany

I notice they forgot the "unbreakable" yellow melmac plate in thier kit list. In the interest of accuracy at least the newbies should be required to carry this. >:D
We actually have included the Melmac Plate along with many other pieces of kit on a proper kit list located on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/902506326434114/

We apologize if anyone takes offence with what we are doing, if this is very unpopular with the community i has take down the post.
 

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SHONIT123,

My comment about the kneepads was tongue and cheek.  Back in the day there was stupid mentality that knee pads were a sign of weakness or what not.  some of us cheated by usnig volleyball pads under our combats and some guys were pretty overt about wearing black rollerblade pads.

By all means wear them.

I have no issues with what you guys are doing and it seems you guys are trying to be as unique and historically accurate.

You guys seem pretty checked out otherwise.  If people have an issue with your hobby they likely just need to get over it.

Good luck!
 
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