Articles from GunJack

  1. Eye see what you did there: Airsoft Eye Protection Overview

    It can be agreed upon by many people that airsoft is a very fun sport. But, it can be agreed upon by many people that airsoft can be dangerous to certain body parts, namely the eyes. All the airsofters that agree that airsoft is fun also agree that quality eye protection (or eye pro) is just as essential as your gun. Today, in this article, we'll be testing some standard eye pro seen in airsoft. This will include: -A JT Paintball mask -Walmart/Crosman full-seal goggles -Impact rated...
  2. A Good Support: Light Support Weapons Spotlight

    Many airsoft replicas are replications of weapons used today by militarized forces, regardless how old the design may be. In this series of articles, we'll be having a gander at a few modern weapons. In the final article, we'll be taking a quick look at support weapons being used today that hold a strong presence on the airsoft field. First on the list, the M60. The M60 machine gun began development in the late 1940s as a program for a new, lighter 7.62 mm machine gun. It was partly...
  3. A Good Overwatch: Sniper Rifle Spotlight

    Many airsoft replicas are replications of weapons used today by militarized forces, regardless how old the design may be. In this series of articles, we\'ll be having a gander at a few modern weapons. In this article, we\'ll be taking a quick look at sniper rifles being used today that hold a strong presence on the airsoft field. Just a quick note before we begin: The word \'sniper\' refers to any hunter skilled enough to shoot a snipe, an elusive bird. This has evolved into specially...
  4. A Good Backup: Handgun Spotlight

    Many airsoft replicas are replications of weapons used today by militarized forces, regardless how old the design may be. In this series of articles, we'll be having a gander at a few modern weapons. In this article, we'll be taking a quick look at handguns being used today that hold a strong presence on the airsoft field. First, on the list, today, we have the M1911. The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge,...
  5. A Good Defense: Sub-Machine guns spotlight

    Many airsoft replicas are replications of weapons used today by militarized forces, regardless how old the design may be. In this series of articles, we\'ll be having a gander at a few modern weapons. In this article, we\'ll be taking a quick look at sub-machine guns being used today that hold a strong presence on the airsoft field. First on the the list is the Fabrique Nationale Herstal P90. The P90 was designed in 1986 in response to NATO requests for a compact weapon that did not use...
  6. A Good Offense: Assault Rifle Spotlight

    Many airsoft replicas are replications of weapons used today by militarized forces, regardless how old the design may be. In this series of articles, we\'ll be having a gander at a few modern weapons. In this article, we\'ll be taking a quick look at assault rifles being used today that hold a strong presence on the airsoft field. First, we\'ll cover one of the most popular models in airsoft, the M4 Carbine. In real steel, the M4 was introduced as the XM4 in 1988 by Colt, based off of...
  7. Inverting the wheel: Bullpup Spotlight: Part III

    In the last entry of these articles, we discussed ten different replicas in airsoft that are bullpup replicas. As stated in my last article, we've only four more to cover. Let's jump straight in with the FAMAS. FAMAS standing for Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-tienne or Assault rifle from the Saint-tienne weapon factory, is the only recorded assault rifle dispatch from France. The FAMAS gained most of its popularity from video games, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare...
  8. Inverting the wheel: Bullpup Spotlight: Part II

    In our last write-up, we covered five different bullpups with airsoft counterparts: The AUG, the UAR, the P90, the Groza and the SA80. In this article, we'll continue our glances at five more replicas. Starting with the F2000. The F2000 is made by previously mentioned Fabrique Nationale Herstal in Belgium. The F2000, for all intensive purposes, is essentially the P90's bigger, nastier brother. Firing the 5.56 NATO round, this bullpup is not only STANAG compatible, but at a stout 27", this...
  9. Inverting the wheel: Bullpup Spotlight: Part I

    The world of airsoft has has many innovations, but one that we see each and every day is undeniably the introduction of bullpup replicas into the sport. "Bullpup" describes a modern firearm configuration in which the action is located behind the trigger group and alongside the shooter's face, so there is no wasted space for the buttstock as in conventional designs. This permits a shorter firearm length for the same barrel length for improved maneuverability, and reduces weight. In this...
  10. A 1:1 Scale: Compact Replicas

    \'A 1:1 Scale: Compact Replicas of Airsoft\" By Adam Cawthon It can easily be said that there are some gargantuan replicas of Real-World weapons in the world of airsoft. Like the A&K M60 or the ICS MGL. Perhaps even the ARES WA2000 or any L96 replica. Some may even consider the M16 or the Desert Eagle to be large. The M60, a cumbersome weapon. But, there\'s arguably a market for more compact replicas. Whether it be compact pistols, assault rifles, or submachine guns, there are a wide...
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