OK, I have asked this before in the ww2 reenactor forums: Is there any chance that the WW2AA established a unit in Puerto Rico? There aren't any units of any kind of reenacting here , well there is a 1700's unit but my interest is in ww2 I have been trying to make one from the ground up but it's hard and I haven't had any luck. Anyways there are A LOT of airsofters here.
Some of them like the idea but the reasons given to me for not starting a group are: no, we cant do that because we don't have the age required to join the army, or, I would but it's too expensive.
So what I am focused on now is completing my impression to see if the others get a little more motivated. I alredy have the helmet, pistol belt, machete, some paperwork, garrison caps and I just bought the first aid pouch with the carlisle bandage inside and am waiting to buy the leggings.
I just went to Tampa, FL. There's an Army Navy surplus store there and I visited it. I went ahead and asked an employee if they had any WW2 items. He said no. My hopes were destroyed. So anyways, I started to look around the store and found the following: P38 can opener cushioned sole socks jeep cap mess kit knife(stamped, not forged) handkerchief M-1943 folding shovel canteen cup (not WW2 style ) german(1964 dated) shovel (wich I tought was same as the ww2 design) but I'm no expert machete The sailors hat(the round one) M-1 Garand bayonet Mk-2 pineapple grenade(short spoon unfortunately) .50 caliber rounds some sort of cannon rounds dated 1943 class A's uniforms M 1 helmets Those are some of the items that I found. I'm sure there are more but they're well hidden.(I only spent two hours in the store)
I also went to Walmart and my uncle bought me a zippo lighter. (I don't know if it's correct as there was a limited variety and I went for the chrome colored one)
Oh, I forgot, the store's name is: "Headquarters Army Navy Stores"
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5