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Scott’s Thoughts: USAirsoft at D14 – My Experience

Editor’s Note: This Article was written by Scott Hallenbeck of USAirsoft. For more information on how to find more of his videos and reviews, check out the bottom of the article.

D14 can be such a daunting beast if you haven’t been to the field before. D14 can be found in a small North Texas town called Sanger with 40 acres to stretch your legs on. To make things even better, these are forty acres of some of the craziest land that has ever been played on in the state of Texas.

The thing that really hooks people to D14 is the variety of play styles that you can try out thanks to the dozens of buildings scattered throughout the area. Want to play some outdoor CQB? Well D14 has that as well as long range areas to try out that $1,000 DMR you’ve been working on so hard that your parents and loved ones are beginning to question your sanity. Even if you’re used to woods-ball or midrange combat then you’ll feel right at home at D14.

Anyone can say they “can reach 300 feet no problem” but that’s not something you openly gloat about at D14. You see, D14 has a 300 foot measured range with markers spread apart every fifty feet or so to show everyone what range you really have. Maybe it would be best to keep your overexerting self behaved, less you be shamed with the cold hard truth.

It’s no surprise that I love D14 for the fact that the field is so vast. The crowd of players that go each Saturday is large at about 150-300 players, and the never stagnant development to the obstacles on the playing area keeps them coming back every weekend. When I can go from thick wooded play to quick CQB action inside of some of the linked together buildings in the town area of D14 then I’d say that field is doing something right. Variety is the name of the game at D14, and it shows!

You can’t forget about all the Airsoft GI events that go down there either. BB Wars in Texas just wouldn’t feel the same if it wasn’t at D14 either as a cameraman or as a player. I’ve filmed every BB Wars event they’ve hosted in Texas since the first ever game took place and I’ve enjoined it every time. The combination of massive crowds as a well built field is a guarantee for a good time!

In conclusion, I’d like to state that D14 is one of the best Texas airsoft fields and in thanks to their support, I’ve grown quite a lot. Friendly and kind staff will welcome you. Players of all sorts of play styles will battle with you, and at the end of the day I’m sure you’ll be planning on how you can dominate the field with the friends you’ve made there next weekend. This isn’t your uncle’s backyard we’re talking about. If overturned cars, thousands of angles to watch out for, small cliff sides and thick brush to fight through sounds like your idea of a great time, then it’s waiting for you in Sanger, Texas.

Want to see just how people play at D14? Then check out some of my third person gameplay on the USAirsoft channel on YouTube.

 

-Scott Hallenbeck of USAirsoft

[Scott Hallenbeck is the mastermind behind the YouTube Channel USAirsoft. His channel features unboxings, top notch gameplay, and reviews of new and popular airsoft guns and gear. Check him out HERE]


Field Chatter | JAG ARMS Shotgun Review – Best Gas Shotgun?

Time and time again, players will ask us for our favorite guns. Many times that begins with a long list of your standard fare of rifles; be it the M4, the AK-47, or the G36 style of airsoft gun. Often, these guns are purely separated by their external characteristics and perform identically to one another. Shotguns have always managed to differentiate themselves via their typically tri-shot performance; however the often cheap materials have always kept them from reaching “must-have” status. The JAG Arms Shotguns are here to settle that score, and prove once and for all that airsoft shotguns are here to outperform your expectations and steal that must-have slot away from some of your more coveted airsoft replicas.

Jag Arms Shotgun TS GBB
JAG Arms TS Shotgun

The first thing to cover about the JAG shotguns is their quality externals. Each model in the line has full metal external construction on the receiver itself, the barrel, and the magazine tube (although this is cosmetic as on other tri-shot guns) with polymer pumps on all models. The full stock models utilize a polymer stock as well, which house the gas cartridge, while the collapsible stock models sit a plastic LE style stock on a metal buffer tube, which serves as your gas chamber which you fill via the valve located on the buffer tube itself. Each model features a metal picatinny rail to attach optics while the TSS and SP models also feature a metal side saddle for holding additional shells (and if that weren’t enough, even include a few extra shells in the box as well). It is rounded off with a safety switch nestled quietly behind the trigger in a traditional position for a shotgun.

 

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Game Type Ideas: Fox in the Chicken Coop

You don’t always need to go to fields to have a great time with airsoft or get an exciting game type. A lot of times you can get the same enjoyment from setting up private games with your friends wherever able. Especially for those of you who don’t have the necessary fields close by to deliver standing game play. I know that as much as we love our local fields, it isn’t always viable for us to get to them.

Game Type and gameplay from ACVT crew
The old crew from the Airsoft Club at Virginia Tech

So in today’s blog post, and more blog posts to come, we will share game type ideas to help get more diversity in to your airsoft experience. This is a game type that I first played with my group of friends while studying in college and playing at a local area the National Parks service granted us to play on (as long as we informed them prior to our trips out).

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How does Airsoft GI Make an Event?

Have you ever wondered how Airsoft GI Events come to be? After a hard fought BB Wars Event, have you ever been curious as to how we make them happen? Dave from our Texas store (who also happens to be the man responsible for coordinating a lot of the games here at GI) is pulling back the curtain on some of the magic (but not all, that wouldn’t be any fun now would it) so you can see how we make things happen!

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Can the new JAG Scattergun Hit at Long Range?

JAG Scatter Gun

The biggest question on the minds of any airsofter interesed in new JAG Scattergun Airsoft Shotgun has been the same.

“How Far does it shoot?”

Dave from our Texas store took this beauty to the range at D14 Airsoft and took it direct to the source. With the help of a good friend of Dave’s, Tony P. (Thanks Dude!) we were able to deduce the effective range of this brand new airsoft option for our loyal readers.

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