Starting new thread in a spot where it makes sense.
That's not the situation we want people placed in, and people are still getting better things as it goes on. RPing sniper fire is impossible for people that aren't admins on a large map. Where's the trajectory of the bullet? Sound from where? Also, you can't see PACs in scopes. There's a whole lot of reasons I never explained why it's complicated, but it is.
Well now I understand why it would be a bit of an impossibility to RP sniper fire. But when it does come to other weapons, when people obtain AR15's or AK-47's, etc, You won't instantly become like active military. There is the fact that, yeah, you won't know jack shit about the proper firing techniques, not to mention how to properly handle and care for said weapon. Parts and Ammo would indeed be a little harder to find due to the fact that, unless you're in a city that has an active Military Surplus store or two (like, for example, Colorado Springs) finding and maintaining military weapons would be harder than finding and maintaining civilian weapons, especially in certain states in and around the US. I know it sounds a bit like elitism, but there are always way to put some counterbalances to people and factions that start obtaining military gear, such as the increased activity of Infected and 'Special Infected', replacements becoming more and more of a rarity, etc. plus, you will reach a certain point where the civilian lifestyle will end in an apocalypse as time goes on. The Civilian Lifestyle won't really last long if you keep to it during an apocalypse, and if you do choose to stay in said lifestyle, chances are a militarized group of bandits, or another faction, will easily be able to eliminate them.
so for TL:DR: I understand that Sniper RP doesn't mean jack shit due to this being GMod and not something like ARMA 3. There are ways to balance finding military gear without saturating the server with them, like increased infected activity and what not. Even then, though, in a more realistic situation you will not survive if you stick to a civilian lifestyle, as other groups will be striving towards obtaining the best gear they can get in order to either keep their shit well-defended, or move on to take other forms of shit.
It's fine that you do want to focus on the civi lifestyle, but the way I see it that can only go so far before it either dulls the RP, or it just turns into an unrealistic situation. Personally I loved how the server started out, it felt like exactly what would happen when shit would hit the fan, and the process that goes down soon after. Stuff like that is what attracted me to this RP, and I hope it does stay that way.