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Airsoft and 'roaches?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MicroBalrog, Jul 1, 2003.

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  1. MicroBalrog

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    Now, here's the thing.
    In Israel, you get big roaches. REAL BIG. 2-3 inches inside. Me and my Dad hate them and spray them when they show up, but Mom hates the spray smell.

    Swatting 'em is not an option because:
    a)I fell disgusted at the idea of touching them (EXTREME phobia)
    b)They have reflexes like Bruce Lee.

    Now, I could get an airsoft gun (most are illegal to import or sell, but not to possess, and there are lots of black-market imports). Should I get one? And which kind? :)
     
  2. Ian

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    IMO, you would be best served by getting an Airsoft replica of whatever pistol you carry, plan to carry, or just shoot the most. That way you can get the most out of any training you decide to do with it down the road. Other than that, just make sure to get a gas or electric one. The spring guns are crap.
     
  3. willyjixx

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    m-16 w/ the M203 attachment.

    might as well get use to it bal.

    plus you got area suppression
     
  4. MicroBalrog

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    Look, airsoft is banned from import as I mentioned. How do you think the Israeli government treats guns?
     
  5. jsalcedo

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    Texas and Florida roaches can get can get big and nasty too.

    Are pellet/dart guns forbidden as well?

    The .17 caliber darts would work.

    If not get a cat.
     
  6. Archie

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    How about other air guns?

    Are they considered in the same manner as airsofts?


    I used to hunt bugs in the backyard with a Daisy CO200 pistol. Great training and lots of fun.
     
  7. MicroBalrog

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    Pellet gun are actually harder to get, as they are legally firearms and can get you busted on illegal possession charge just as bad as if you were possessing a .50 DE.

    I susspect a gas operate Airsoft would be good.

    Oh, these 2-3 Giant Israeli Cockroaches have one super-nasty feature - they can FLY.
     
  8. Steve Smith

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    I thought Isreal was gun nut heaven...apparently I was wrong...what's the story? (feel free to PM if you want to take it offline)
     
  9. Erich

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    We used to do this in Albuquerque in a friend's backyard near the University in the late '80s. The Airsoft-type gun is ideal for cockroaches, and you can use the resultant piles of carcasses for bait - the roaches love to eat their own kind.
     
  10. MicroBalrog

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    PM'd you.

    Anything I should know NOT to do when doing this?
     
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    I've tried the airsoft roach hunting, but I found that I didn't care for exploded roach pieces lying all around my house. If that sort of thing doesn't bother you, go for it.
     
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    Yeah, airsoft guns do wonders on bugs. Late one night I opened my window for some fresh air and a rather large cricket found its way into my room. Well, out came the airsoft pistol. I'll tell ya, a 6mm pellet traveling at 300 fps from a range of about 2-3 feet will do some serious damage to a cricket. Fun to shoot it but not fun to clean it up. Hopefully I managed to get all of its various parts.
     
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    If you're into bioweapons, I could let you borrow my tarantulas. :p
     
  14. MicroBalrog

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    Your tarantulas can't fly... can they..?

    *shudders at the thought of flying tarantulas*
     
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    By air mail, yes they can fly.

    I have one that can run upside-down on the ceiling and then jump a few feet and land comfortably on vertical plate glass - does that count?

    A few months ago this enormous roach peered out at me from the air vent. (These huge guys come from the dumpster by the parking lot by our apts.) I swear the antennae on this thing were about three feet long. (Okay, slight exaggeration.) I screech for Oleg to GET IT OUT OF THERE because that's what a man is for, right? :p

    Oleg decides it's .22 Colibri time. I decide to disappear and hide behind my tarantulas.
     
  16. MicroBalrog

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    That's why I was asking about the tarantulas.
     
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    So what happended? I haven't heard from Oleg for a bit :scrutiny:

    Did he use enough gun???
     
  18. Oleg Volk

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    That was for the mouse on the counter top. Roaches get stomped or slashed with your Japanese sword...and yes, I do wipe the blade clean afterwar...but that "bone" you mention to guests is really chitin.
     
  19. MicroBalrog

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    That was just cruel.:uhoh: Mice are cute and fluffy.
     
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    Here is one of my stories
    our house was invaded last night
    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=102508&highlight=squirrel+AND+shot
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    Oleg: So far I have used Pellet gun on mouse. I can never find pellets (I know where my real ammo is :D ) when I need them. So have used Pellet gun as impact weapon (butt stroke).
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    Back when I was in college that Pellet gun took many Grasshoppers. Most were clean one shot kills to the head. Body shots don't work so well.
     
  22. Tamara

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    MicroBalrog,

    Cute and fluffy pet food. :D



    I used to stalk cave crickets in my parent's basement with my AirSofts. You have to be careful, though; sometimes they charge when they're wounded... ;)
     
  23. MicroBalrog

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    Call me a sentimental urban bunny-hugger, but I'm against killing little-cute-fluffy things.
     
  24. Tamara

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    I don't kill them; I feed them to my snake. :cool:
     
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    Squashing or splattering roaches may not be a good way to get rid of them. If the female has eggs, they will survive and hatch. Once you've squashed a roach, you need to clean the goop up with soapy water to prevent eggs from hatching.

    Richardson
     
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