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16 June 2009 - 08:48 PMI have four questions.
First, I'm 18 right now, and in poor physical shape. I'm not particularly overweight, I just do not have a lot of strength or endurance. Would it be better to train and shape up for a year and then join, or join immediately?
Second, my skills are primarily with computers. What branch would be the best choice to join?
Third, I'm a dual national. Is there any reason why I should join the American military over the Canadian military, or vice-versa?
Fourth, do you know if being a dual national present any problems in joining either military?
To enroll in the Canadian Forces, I would suggest that you get into shape before you join. The current standard of 19 pushups, 19 situps, and that step test do not cut it for BMQ. At the very minimum, you should be able to do 30 pushups, 30 situps, and a 5k run in 25 minutes or less if you're to be able to survive BMQ, Environmental Training, and your QL3 Trades training.
If you are going to join the CF Reserve, then the physical test will happen at the recruiting centre (CFRC.) If you plan on going regular force, you do physical testing in your first week of training. If you fail that first week test... say hello to RFT, or "Warrior" platoon. I think it might have been replaced, but the general idea is to get you up to standard. You don't want to be in that training.
Due to the structure of the Canadian Forces, where instead of different services with unique processes and such, everything is unified. it is often that you get what is called a purple trade. Basically, depending on the job you're going into, it's the exact same job in the air force, army, and navy, only differing in the uniform you wear. Supply Tech's a good example. Exact same job, only different uniform and different workplace. You choose with a check box on your application form. Basically, find the jobs you want, then see what commands of the CF they're in. Some specialized roles unique to a command, like infantry, or pilot will only be available in said command.
Basically, the choice in which military you join is up to you. It's a personal decision, based on your morals and ethics and beliefs.
Dual nationality shouldn't be an issue with the CF, but your security check gets delayed when you haven't lived continuously in Canada for 10 years (Six months or more out of Canada, they have to do a more comprehensive security check.)
Lastly, check out army.ca. There are a bunch of CF military personnel who know more than I do. Just use the search function.
14 March 2009 - 08:31 PMWell, the problem with the Q is that some parts are pretty poorly designed and manufactured. Parts will wear out prematurely. Also, if you don't get the system synced perfectly, there will be a mess. Lastly, it takes a while to refill the pods, time you may not have between rounds.
Just my 2 cents.
10 March 2009 - 08:10 PMIt's always funny how guys talk about my 98C being a beginer marker and asking why I don't upgrade to something better like what they have. Then I hit them and they get PERTURBED because there high $$$ markers aren't as good as they say. People always talked about how good other markers were, but mine shoots just as good as theres, and I have never had mine break down on the Field. Everytime I go I see someone w/ an ION, AutoCocker, ect. with there gun broken down and they are trying to fix it. It like an AK, they aren't pretty, they never break, and they get the job done just as well as any other rifle. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
An AK isn't pretty, they never break, and they get the job done as any other rifle? Okay, that's a given. Let's compare to the 98C.
Isn't pretty? Well, depends on your tastes. Finish on the newer ones could use a bit of work, the older ones are decent.
Never break? 98C fails. Plastic powertubes and front bolts, shoddy finish, use of low grade metals in casting. Granted, many exist without an issue. But the fact is, there are issues. Search these forums and you'll find a case where the bloody thing broke apart when firing.
Get the job done as any other rifle/marker? Acceptably so. Value for performance? Sucks. The BT4 is based off of the same system... but it includes extra amenities and it gets it done cheaper with higher quality. Other valves/systems exhibit higher efficiencies, lower sound and recoil.
Everything can be improved on, even if it hasn't broke. The AK-47 (Correct me if I miss something or get something wrong) has gone through several iterations, such as the AKM, AK-74, AK-101, etc. And ultimately, there are rifles out there that exhibit better accuracy, handling, weight, etc. If it fits your playing style, cool. Everybody's got their own style.
10 March 2009 - 03:38 PMaside from this new price drama has anyone noticed the price for the mag two pack is $29.99 as opposed to the original projected price of 20 for two. If any of you have seen the mags they look almost like that of an airsoft gun with the obvious difference in size. So Tippmann what gives?
Well, it's not like they need to hold the CO2, so I can see them being very simplistic and cheap to manufacture if they hold only the spring, follower, and paintballs. Mag lips won't bend or anything given the pressure exerted by paintballs loaded into the magazine. Personally, as long as it'll feed reliably, and has decent durability, I don't see an issue. Cheaper mags make my day so much better.
Now, personally, I wonder if the remote can be quick disconnected. For example, my main marker goes down, can I pull the pistol, fire off shots from the 12 gram until the immediate area is safe, then pull my remote line off the main marker onto the pistol? Given the price, one could have four magazines, so that would make reloading a bit easier and saves money on 12 grams.
08 March 2009 - 12:32 PMWell, the problem with the finish is that it's bumpy and not very even, which means any layer will still look uneven. Plus, the nooks and crannies are filled with paint from overpainting and i have to remove all of this gunk.
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