Articles from Editor

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Budget Load Out for the Cash Strapped: Lancer Tactical Review

    Similar to real steel, there is no lack of gear snobs in the airsoft community and there's definitely no lack of opinions. I've seen it over and over again, someone asks, "I'm just starting. What gun or plate carrier should I get?" Often times there are is myriad of advice and opinions followed by a lot of debate and arguments about certain brands or products. Many times, the people asking these questions don't have an endless budget to get all the top end "cool guy" gear. The result is a...
  8. Falls: What to do if an Airsoft player take a nasty spill

    With the increasing popularity of MilSim and the push to secure down more unique and extreme battle locations, the risk of a dangerous fall is becoming all too real. Recently, many "epic fall" videos have been uploaded to Youtube and it raises the question, "Do you know what to do if your friend takes a dangerous fall?" Many falls are dangerous to both life and limb. In this article, I'm not going to address the falls that can cause a broken wrist or ankle, but address the falls that can...
  9. Opinions Change: My Now-Broken BO Dynamics LT595

    Several weeks back, many of you read and watched my review of the BO Dynamics LT595 BAW. When that review was created, I had shot five to six thousand bbs through the gun without any malfunctions. However, longevity (Approximately 2 months of use) has shown the some flaws in the LT595 that my readers and followers should be aware of. Note: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Airsoft Society. Many of you are...
  10. Clarifying SB213 - Myths, Misconceptions and How it Affects You

    In last week's article, I discussed Senate Bill 213, read on the open floor by California Democrat Barbara Boxer. The article went somewhat viral and a petition seemed to pop up a couple days later. I also began to see a lot of confused comments online, both between Airsoft Society and Facebook. Due to the overwhelming response of the article, I have decided to follow the original up with some additional clarifying information. First, I feel it is necessary to explain the legislative...
  11. Global Vision - Goggles that should be on your eye-pro radar

    Global Vision Eyewear, a staple in the motorcycle and ATV scene, is now making their transition into shooting sports. Whether you're a goggle fan or a glasses fan, Global Vision is a company that every air softer should be checking out. Global Vision is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been manufacturing indestructible goggles and glasses since 2008. Some of their notable goggles; the Ballistech's, Ballistech II's and the All Stars meets ANSI standards and have been approved for...
  12. Preventing Heat Related Illnesses in Airsoft

    Winter is in full effect, but soon enough spring and summer will arrive and the temperatures around the country will rise. With this rise in temperature comes the increased importance to monitor yourself and others on the field for heat related illnesses. On average, a person's core body temperature is somewhere around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The human body can withstand some variations in temperature, but the body's tolerance level is limited. If one's core body temperature rises above...
  13. Opinion: Airsoft Monopolies Will Be the Death of Airsoft

    For most people when they go to buy airsoft gear, guns, and accessories the first place they go is one of the massive of airsoft retailers online. Of course, the people go there because of the prices and selection available. The main problem with this is that these retailers are not looking to help the sport of airsoft but rather make money nor are they the ones who run your fields or care about you. I do realize that the entire premise of a business is to make money so I do not fault them...
  14. Bonjour l'Amerique - BO Dynamics arrives in America

    In December of 2014, BO Dynamics made it's much needed debut in the United States through an exclusive retail partnership with Evike. BO Dynamics may be new to the U.S. market, but have already established themselves in the European market. BO Dynamics formed in 2012, deep in the heart of Europe and quickly struck a name for themselves. Their attention to detail, partnerships with well-respected companies such as Lonex and Vega Force and quality manufacturing is second to none. Recently, I...
  15. Practical Blood Control for Airsoft

    I have seen a lot of airsoft and MilSim players sporting a high-speed tourniquet on their load out and this brings to question, "Do they know how to use them and when it would be necessary?" It also raises the question, "What's in your med pouch and what SHOULD be in there?" Spc. Curtis Wood, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, adjusts his weapon after pulling a "patient" under a barbed wire obstacle Friday. Wood was one of 15 combat medics competing for a chance...
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