Airsoft General

  1. 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,...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Get a $100 Gun for a Buck! What the Buck 2! New Guns Added Every Week!

    All you have to do is spend a total of $100 get a gun for ONE DOLLAR! Check in every week - we will be updating the $1 items every week with a new set of guns that don\'t suck! With all the FREE guns you can get, shoppers will be saying \"WHAT THE BUCK?!?!\" For a limited time only, AirSplat shoppers can get an airsoft gun for $1 when they purchase more than $100! These aren\'t your cheap springer airsoft guns that you get for free like other retailer sales. These are legit AEGs, gas...
  9. Drawing the Boundary between Airsoft Gun Toys and Real Weapons

    Airsoft guns are designed as replica firearms used for recreational purposes. These are not real weapons but toys, which resemble real guns, and they are used in airsoft sport. This sport is becoming popular among young people, and families are finding it as a way of exercising and teaching the kids to be responsible. But these gun toys could be confused with real guns and the implications can be devastating. Rules for Children Although there are regulations, which govern the use of these...
  10. Get a $200 Gun for $1! AirSplat What the Buck Sale!?

    AirSplat's WHAT THE BUCK?! Sale! Guns that Don't Suck for a Buck! With all the FREE guns you can get, shoppers will be saying "WHAT THE BUCK?!?!" For a limited time only, AirSplat shoppers can get an airsoft gun for $1 with purchases up to $100! These aren't your cheap springer airsoft guns that you get for free like other retailer sales. These are legit AEGs, gas blowbacks, and more. All you have to do is spend a total of $100 or $250 and get a gun for ONE DOLLAR! Orders Over $100 -...
  11. Underslung Grenade Airsoft Launchers

    If you're looking to upgrade your airsoft rifle, why not start with an underslung grenade launcher? The live-round versions are considered "destructive devices" under the National Firearms Act because of their "non-sporting capacity." It is possible to find them on the NFA market, but you would be hard-pressed to find a seller. The actual 40mm grenade is $400 to $500, and they are subject to a $200 federal tax. The rounds must also be stored in a safe location, since they are considered...
  12. The Impact Of Support Weapons

    One of the most realistic systems for combat training are the simulated weapons of the Airsoft universe. The fact that armies and police departments use the replica firearms for training is a testament to this. I mean, playing Black Ops where you fire a digital version of modern weapons is pretty cool, but actually being in a simulated environment firing a lifelike version of a weapon puts the Xbox 360 to shame. I have read varying opinions about the use of simulation bb explosives on the...
  13. Cracking Down on Airsoft Guns: Municipal Code 10.56

    In Sonoma County, California, 13 year old Andy Lopez was on his way to a friend's house when he was confronted by a squad car. Two officers got out of the car, took cover behind the doors and ordered Lopez to put down the weapon twice. As the teen was turning around, one police officer fired multiple rounds. Police contend that Lopez was uncooperative, but others counter that they did not give him adequate time to respond to their commands. Witnesses have gone on record in saying that the...
  14. High Quality Airsoft Sniper Rifles

    Looking for sniper rifle that resembles the real thing with a high-rate FPS velocity? The higher quality sniper airsoft rifles are typically $200 and over, but there are cheaper brands that run in the $60-$70 range. But for the purpose of this article, I'll highlight some quality brands that run a little higher in price, but will definitely prove to be well money spent. Double Eagle M50P Bolt Action Spring If you don't want your airsoft rifle to feel like a toy, this is a rifle to...
  15. Unique Airsoft Shooters

    If you're on the prowl for a more unconventional airsoft gun, then now is the right time, especially since more online retailers have Christmas specials going on. There are a number of movie replica and original airsoft guns that are automatic, electric and resemble real weapons. This is a great gift for a child who has an affinity for science fiction, or simply wants an airsoft gun that looks different. Off World REC Blaster The REC blaster is a weapon not only used in the Jean Claude...
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