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  1. Guide to the AR Platform

    The AR platform is the most popular airsoft platform with the widest variety of upgrades and accessories. This illustrated guide reviews the different AR-type rifles available from a historical perspective. Some variants are not seen commonly in airsoft, e.g., AR-18, Colt Commando 9mm, HK416C, and were not included. The airsoft gun pictures below the description are provided to help you customize your gun to look like a particular variant. AR-15 (1959) AR is short for the Armalite-15...
  2. Warrior Assault Systems Tactical Gear

    Introduction When I started airsoft 3 years ago, I picked up a load of ex British army kit including Osprey and pouches, I soon found at 42 years and out of shape that the weight was so heavy I was struggling through a day of Airsoft. I realized I needed to lighten my load before I did myself an injury but looking around at the airsoft shops the kit wasn't very impressive compared to what I had, it all seemed very flimsy in comparison and didn't seem to secure well to the molle. By chance, I...
  3. Airsoft Laws Interceptor August 26,2017

    Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and nothing in this article should be treated as legal advice. The reader should carefully study both local laws as well as the laws of their country for more detailed information. Introduction One of the appeals of airsoft is the realistic look of the airsoft guns. However, this is also problematic as they can be confused with real guns. The two arguments used to restrict airsoft guns are: 1)Realistic-looking weapons can be easily...
  4. AIRSOFT SOCIETY GLOSSARY OF TERMS

    This glossary covers common terms, abbreviations and acronyms you will find on Airsoftsociety.com as well as other airsoft forums. This glossary covers multiple categories of terms including airsoft guns, accessories, teching, gear and optics. Term - Definition ACOG - - Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight a telescopic sight made by Trijicon but airsoft replicas are often simple Red dot sights. ACOG replica ACU - Army Combat Uniform. Current battle dress in the US Army. Replaced the BDU. AEG...
  5. Deal with It Sprains vs Strains

    We've all seen it, one wrong step and the day is done for the unlucky victim. An ankle sprain can ruin your whole weekend. Here's how to deal with it. The Differences Between Sprains and Strains Think of a strain as a joint problem (ankle, knee, wrist), and a sprain as a muscle problem (calf, thigh, bicep). When you get, your foot stuck in a gopher hole and take a tumble, expect an ankle sprain. Sprinting with a heavy load and feel a tearing in your calf? Could be a strain. Luckily, the...
  6. Deal With It: Poison Ivy

    You don't know it yet, but you just brushed past a vine of poison ivy on the trail. You won't even notice the itching until you're half way home. Tomorrow morning, however, you'll wake up to a very ugly, very itchy rash Some basic knowledge of the poison ivy plant, mechanisms of exposure and methods of mitigation can help save you from weeks of misery. Look for and avoid plants whose leaves grow from thin stems in groups of three. The plant may contain an oil called urushiol in its leaves,...
  7. Deal With It: How To Prevent and Treat Sunburns

    By the time, you feel the heat it's already too late; The damage is already done. The sunburn starts innocently enough with a warm sensation in the skin and a little redness, but you'll be paying for it tomorrow. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep from burning in these summertime airsoft games. What is sunburn? At the most basic level, sunburn is your body's reaction to skin damage caused by radiation exposure. For the purpose of this article, we'll focus on Ultraviolet (UV)...
  8. Deal With It How To Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks and Fleas Away

    Tired of being eaten alive out on the field? Time to deal with the two most common culprits. How To Prevent Mosquito and Ticks & Fleas Bites A few principles can save you days, weeks...even months of pain later. Less exposed skin means a lower chance of being bitten by insects. Treat exposed skin with effective insect repellent to discourage pests. Treat your clothing with an appropriate insecticide. Check yourself thoroughly for lingering insects within 24 hours of exposure. How To Keep...
  9. Airsoft is Being Attacked, Again! MA Moves to Make Airsoft Illegal

    Massachusetts has introduced a new proposal (Bill H3476) which alters the definition of an "imitation firearm" in the Commonwealth and introduces strict penalties to the sale or use of the newly defined "imitation firearm." I elaborate below, however for us airsofters, this bill effectively makes the sale or use of airsoft replicas illegal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It also gives law enforcement the ability to confiscate any newly defined "imitation firearm" which is not being...
  10. Anti-airsoft mandatory marking bill to take effect Jan 1

    Last September, quietly and without comment, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed Senate Bill 199 into law. The measure, which had virtually no support from the airsoft community or larger gun rights lobby in general, will have an effect on how California airsoft and milsim manufactures and participants have to mark their guns starting next week. "Imitation guns have caused far too many tragedies. The deaths of children as a result of toy guns should be a wakeup call for airsoft...
  11. Double trouble: Airsoft G and G GSS sniper rifle review

    A Canadian-based forum member relates his tale of woe, times two, in an attempt to fall in love with the G&G GSS sniper rifle based on the VSS Vintorez, a Soviet suppressed sniper rifle developed in the late 1980s for undercover or clandestine operations; a role made evident by its ability to be stripped down for transport in a specially fitted briefcase. Without further, we give it over to Maddad: I thought this would be a cool rifle to get, but after two tries I have given up. Here is...
  12. Pennsylvania lawmakers move to step up marking requirements for airsoft

    "In a situation where someone is defending themselves against a perceived threat, the determination as to whether a gun is real or fake needs to be made within a split second," says a Philadelphia area state representative who is backing a move to add more markings to a number of hobby, airsoft, and toy guns. (Philly Police image via wiki) The measure introduced would ban the manufacture, sale or importation into the state of any such gun that did not meet the new guidelines under penalty...
  13. Boston makes it official: No replica handguns in public spaces

    Last Monday Boston Mayor Martin Walsh signed a local ordinance backed by community leaders and the Boston Police Department that will now make it a crime to have a replica handgun in public to include pellet guns, paintball, and airsoft. The move comes as BPD contends they have picked up 150 replicas off the street in association with crime in recent months. However, the Department, who chronicles seemingly every gun impounded on their official Facebook page only has one air gun, an Umarex...
  14. Town moves to restructure ordinances to allow for airsoft

    An Oregon town is seeking this week to modify laws currently on the book whose overreach includes clamping a lid on airsoft guns to a degree. The City Via Visit Bend Located more or less in central Oregon, the city of Bend is the heart of Deschutes County. With a population estimated at upwards of 80,000, Bend is the fifth largest city in the state in terms of population. The nearby Cascade Lakes offer up tons of tourism opportunities as does the large tracks of pine forest and over 300...
  15. Airsoft misunderstanding leads to arrest

    A 16-year-old in California wound up on a trip to juvenile hall after an Instagram account with a poorly chosen name and rumors boiled over, bringing in the local police to sort out the issue. The town Roseville, in Placer County is in Northern California near Sacramento. A city of some 128,382, it was named by CNN Money's "Best Places to Live" study in 2008 as one of the Top 100 of "America's best small cities in the country, for its low crime rate, high paying tech industry jobs, and...
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