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APS: latest pistol, Black Hornet full auto goodness!

APS continue to release new products that they are immensely proud of to the community. Their latest model is full auto and CO2 powered, giving reliable power whatever the temperature, they’ve called her Black Hornet. Here’s the latest from Joe:

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Black Hornet – First Full Auto Co2 Pistol made by APS
 
After a long period of development, a fully automatic GBB pistol named Black Hornet is now available in Q1 of 2017. Design and concept coming from current APS Co2 Pistol, this fully automatic Co2 pistol provides you fantastic blow back recoil in shooting. More specific details could be found at this following:

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Steel Hammer
Hammer of this pistol is made by steel. APS understand this is an automatic pistol with rapid firing.  So hammer in this pistol is reinforced to increase durability.
 
High Performance Co2 Powered
Black Hornet is powered by 12g Co2 canister which provides you high and stable shooting performance compare to other gas operated gun. Insert one Co2 canister allows you to fire up to 30 rounds in full automatic and shoot more than 46 rounds by normal temperature at 22 – 25°c. This pistol also gives you an average of 300 FPS and 500 RPM which is beyond comparison than any others Co2 Pistol.
 
Upside Down Cartridge Insertion Design
Unlike traditional Co2 Pistol in the market, our Black Hornet pistol has a unique upside down cartridge insertion design in the magazine. With this design, our magazine will act as a regulator, allowing Co2 flows within the magazine first before going to the chamber. This technology stablilze the Co2 pressure inside the mags, thus giving you a more stable shooting veloctiy on each shot.

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Semi / Futo Auto Function controlled by switch
There is a switch that located on the left side of the slide showing you the firing mode. User could simply switch between Semi / Full Auto by pushing the switch either forward or backward.
 
Conversion to SMG
Black Hornet could be installed to our Caribe Conversion Kit. Player can easily transform this pistol into a sub machine gun in less than 30 second. No special tools are required. This pistol is 100% compatible with APS Caribe conversion kit.
 
To conclude, a fair quality pistol can be easily found in the market. But a good quality pistol is hard to get. The best quality pistol even never exists until Black Hornet is born. APS listen to players and make product for the players. As a Co2 Pistol with fully automatic function is barely seen in the market, we believe this Black Hornet Co2 Pistol would be widely accepted by Airsoft player.

Best Regards, Joe Lau, New Product Development & Marketing Manager (APS Ltd)

DYTAC – SLR Airsoftworks Oct 2016

DYTAC have sent over a huge press release covering the latest line of SOLO accessories from SLR AirsoftWorks who they are a distributor for. there’s a heap fo PDWs, Keymod rails,:

19 October 2016 – Hong Kong

SLR Airsoftworks is pleased to announce the following products for October.  These products will be the maiden release of the SLR Airsoftworks product line; being licensed airsoft reproduction of the prestigious SLR Rifleworks, LLC products.

SLR Rifleworks is a firearm parts manufacturing company specializing in innovative and new designs for the firearm industry.  Hailing from Central Florida in the United States, SLR Rifleworks is famous for the unsurpassed quality of their adjustable gas blocks, charging handle, muzzle devices and handguard rails, among other innovative products in SLR Rifleworks’ line-up.

SLR Airsoftworks will bring this unique manufacturer into the airsoft market by faithfully reproducing their plethora of firearm accessories for airsoft guns.
Solo SLR15 PDW Linear Comp. – Type B (Black: SLR-AEG01B-C-BK / Dark Bronze: SLR-AEG01B-C-DB)

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All SLR AIrsoftworks AEG rifles will feature the DYTAC quick spring change gearbox; which is accessible through the lower receiver without removal of the gearbox from the lower receiver.  Changing out the main spring in an AEG has never been more easy with the DYTAC quick spring change system! (DYTAC)

Download the full PDF here: SLR Airsoftworks Product Release October 2016 – SOLO Series and Accessories

KRISS USA Responds to Unauthorized Reproduction of Vector AEG

KRISS USA have sent out a press release which I’m naturally sharing. In short they are not happy, quite obviously the KRISS Vector is their baby and they are not happy about unauthorised copies. They have specifically mentioned A&K Airsoft, so please be warned folks if you are looking to import or distribute that version:

KRISS USA Responds to Unauthorized Reproduction of Vector AEG
KRISS USA will use all available means to protect worldwide patents and trademarks.

August 31, 2016 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA, developer and manufacturer of the KRISS Vector family of firearms, has been made aware of an unauthorized and unlicensed reproduction of its KRISS Vector SMG in the form of an AEG replica by A&K Airsoft. Despite several official notifications, A&K Airsoft has pursued into the continuation of this project, and is planning release of this unlicensed product.

KRISS USA is an innovation leader in firearms technology, revolutionizing firearms operating systems and designs with the KRISS Vector Submachine Gun. KRISS USA is heavily invested in the technology and design of the KRISS Vector, including non-lethal, training and recreational shooting models through its brand KRYTAC, in order to deliver to its customers an uncompromised level of quality and performance to reflect its brand values. KRISS USA is prepared to take all necessary actions to aggressively protect those investments and commitments.

KRISS USA will be actively pursuing manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers, to the fullest extent of the applicable laws, for any infringements on its patents, designs, trademarks and rights in the United States, Europe, and Asia for the unauthorized manufacturing and distribution of KRISS product replicas. Furthermore, KRISS USA is actively preparing its actions in the countries of Poland, Russia, UK, Italy, Taiwan and Japan.

For more information about KRISS USA and the KRISS Vector visit www.kriss-usa.com.

About KRISS USA
KRISS USA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and provider of small arms, training replicas and accessories for commercial, military and law enforcement users worldwide. KRISS USA is part of a group of companies that focus on delivering proprietary technologies to the firearms industry, enabling more efficient solutions and corresponding to the 21st century security requirements.

Press Contact
KRISS USA Inc.
Tim Seargeant
Marketing Manager
565 W. Lambert Rd. Suite F
Brea, CA 92821, USA
Phone: +1 714 333 1988
t.seargeant@kriss-usa.com

Tim Seargeant (KRISS USA)

As a side note, yes that is Tim (formerly of Airsoft GI) and the same chap reviewing the KWA KRISS back in 2013.

JustPistols, lives again!

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 21.33.30Many years ago there was an awesome collection of pistol articles and reviews written and hosted by Mark (Snowman). As we never like seeing articles lost in the etherweb we’d like to reintroduce the updated collection.

Here’s a quick intro from the man himself:

After a long absence JustPistols is back on the web with a new home.

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Thanks to ArniesAirsoft, all the reviews are now available to read again at justpistols.arniesairsoft.co.uk.

There are not likely to be any new reviews, but some current airsoft pistols are covered and for newcomers its a chance to see what we were using 10 years ago and more!

Mark, (JustPistols)

If anyone out there is looking for somewhere to archive content that they have and are having issues drop me a line. Also if someone out there knows of an easy way to host ASP on a PHP engine drop me a line! I have another archived site for someone I want to get online.

Crawley Surplus Store will be at War and Peace Revival

War and Peace Revival (https://warandpeacerevival.com) is on from July 19-23rd for anyone that didn’t know and the Crawley Surplus Store will be there with their selection of toys and kit:

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Join Crawley Surplus Store at this year’s War and Peace Revival
Crawley based Airsoft and air gun store Surplus Store is off to Folkstone Racecourse for the annual War and Peace Revival next weekend.

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From July 19th to the 23rd, the company is taking a collection of its vintage style air pistols and airsoft guns, as well as a small selection of clothing.

If you’re going along pop over to the Surplus Store stall and you’ll get to see the type of guns which would have been knocking about during World War II, including the Broomhandle Mauser, Lugers, Colt 1911 and much more. They’ll be hanging out at pitch number is C14, so head along and say hello!

As well as exhibitors like Surplus Store, visitors to the show will get to see plenty of fantastic attractions, including:
-    Living History Displays – Watch full scale, properly choreographed battle re-enactments, which won’t just be guys running around wearing camo!
-    The biggest collection of military vehicles anywhere in the world – consisting of tanks, jeeps, amphibious vehicles, motorcycles and more.
-    Full size, genuine aircraft, taking part in impressive aerial displays and flypasts.
-    A Vintage Village, which will bring to life the war time elegance and glamour of the 1940’s.

There’ll be plenty more than that on offer too. For more information, take a look at the War and Peace website here: https://warandpeacerevival.com/.

(Crawley Surplus Store)

APS: colourful additions for your rifle

Three Gun is becoming more and more popular. With that in mind APS have a slew of new colourful accessories to tidy up your rifle and make it that little bit more personal:

Getting bored with your plain color gun? In the Q1 2016, APS bought to you new colored accessories which give your gun a new lease on life.

Personalizing your gun, changing the finish and color of the parts is an exciting way to make your gun reflect something about you. Making a cool looking and eyesight attracting gun is no longer a dream. Now APS provides 3 colors (Red / Gold / Silver) on trigger, release button, mount, charging handle and even adapter allow users to replace the original one.

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With the multiple colors, you can add some personality to your favorite weapon. The color combinations are endless compare to your standard gun and can be easily removed if you get bored again. (APS)

 

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Anker PowerHouse: power for your next weekend event?

The next tiem you’re away for a skirmish weekend and don’t know if you’ve got enough juice in your phone or appliances, fancy taking an Anker PowerHouse with you? It packs 120,600 mAh and a 110v socket which will power a laptop or even recharge some LiPo batteries. Cost is 500USD at the moment but it will come down to 400USD by using a coupon code “ANKPower”.

 

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Airsoft & Military News Blog – copyright issues

airsoft_military_newsblog_logoChristian Becker, (Airsoft and Military News Blog) wanted to draw our attention (and that of your the readers) to a claim regarding an unrelated website that may have taken imitation a bit far.

Natrually if you run a website on an engine like Wordpress and a custom theme that is in the public domain it’s quite easy to see how such things can happen.

Natrually the guys at Airsoft & Military are a bit concerned that someone may be trying to pass their hard work off as their own:

Hi Arnies, today I contact you because we have a Copyright Infringement by AE Airsoft News Blog what we realised on IWA as we saw em and checked their website in the evening. Here´s the link to the full press release we have online on our web, would be nice if you could share this on your site as well. Thank you!

Link: https://www.airsoft-military-news.com/aeairsoftnews-com/

Many thanks for the help, Christian Becker (Airsoft and Military News Blog)

Gladstones Boots

Gladstones Boots have some offers on really affordable boots if you don’t fancy splurging on a brand new pair of Lowas:

Decent footwear does not have to cost you a £100+

We have a whole range of Top Quality boots at less than £40.
http://www.gladstoneboots.com/acatalog/Police_Tactical_.html

All with next day delivery.

Stay Safe

Bob Gladstone, (Gladstones Boots)

APS: Silver Edge Gear Box and SI870

APS have sent over details of two bits of kit of their which includes photographs of their SI870 that I’ve mentioned before and their Silver Edge Gearbox. Silver Edge is a mk2 or 3 gearbox that’s polished and produced to a high spec and according to their research can reduce ampage by 0.8A. Here’s the blurb:

SAI870 Shotgun – Salient Arms International Authorized Product.

You shouldn’t have any doubt about Salient Arms International’s Products. SAI has long been famous to produce upgrade parts for real firearms. Nowadays, SAI is a trademark of high quality, upgrade and innovation.

After their inspection and testing.  In 2016, APS granted the license from EMG and SAI to make a superb 870 that is designed for the perfectionist and training weapon. This shotgun featuring in:

a)    Original marking receiver and bolt
b)    Barrel mount with Rail Adapter
c)    Reinforced titanium coated bolt, forend cradle, Magazine Cradle, C Plate
d)    Magpul Forend and Butt Stock (Original/ Stippled)
e)    Stainless Steel Carrier Plate
f)    Modifed loading Port
g)    Fiber Optic Front Sight
h)    Salient Arms International Licensed Trademark

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Bo5P3T1CUAAN80JWhat is Silver Edge Gear Box?

In 2014, APS bought to you an ultimate product called Silver Edge Gear Box. An unique technology that is being used to polish and buff the Gear Box surface, which leads to an extreme smoother and brighter finish. This kind of finishing remove burrs and other surface flaws. Less friction of the gear box parts will result in lower ampere. With the help of full bearing parts installed, Silver Edge Gear Box successfully lower the ampere by 0.8A, which extends the life of Gear Box and improve Gear Box performance.
Key Features of Silver Edge Gear Box:

1) Quick Change Spring System
2) Polished and Buffed surface improves smoothness
3) 8mm Bearing Bushings, Bearing Piston Head and Bearing Spring Guide used
4) 100% TM Compatible Parts
5) Prevent Corrosion
6) Available in No.2 and No.3 Gear Box
7) The Quick Change Spring Guide has 4 locking legs instead of 2 which is different from the existing spring guide found in the market which further secure the spring while shooting

Derek Leung, (Sales Representative, APS Ltd)

Gladstone Boots – newsletter 30JAN16

Bob at Gladstone Boots (you can also find them on Facebook) has sent over a new newsletter with their latest deals which I’ve included below:

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(Gladstone Boots)

APS: Salient Arms licensed 12ga M870 – CAM870 SI

APS have launched the poster for their new shotgun licensed from Salient Arms International. Built on their tested M870 gas shell design this features textured stock and front grip which is made to a high detail (much like their DragonFly pistols).

This is as identical as you will get for an Airsoft version of the genuine Salient Arms International Remington 870 12Ga 7 RDS 18.5" Shotgun and includes such detail as the vent rib at the front.

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I’ve included a few details shots of the shotgun when I saw it in the flesh myself below:

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New from BOLT: Keymod Cobra

BOLT have released their new Keymod Cobra front grip. Here’s the release form them:

Dear Friends:

BOLT’s first new release in 2016 ~ KEYMOD COBRA ~ is available!!

New Features:

- CNC COBRA KEYMOD RAIL (Black & Tan)
- NEW STOCK (with battery space) & NEW MOTOR GRIP.
- NEW CHOPPER FLASH HIDER
- NEW 600R AK MAGAZINE
- NEW 140R M4 MAGAZINE

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Please don’t be hesitated to ask us for any inquiries, Thanks!

Best Regards

Wilson, (BOLT)

ADD: No.207, Sec. 2, Wenhua 1st Rd., Linkou Dist., New Taipei City 24457, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
T: +8862-8601-9158
F: +8862-8601-9128

Website: www.bolt.tw
E-mail: bolttw@gmail.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/BoltTaiwan
Facebook: www.facebook.com/boltairsoft

APS Festival 2016

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It’s not often I get to sit down and write material and articles and it’s always a pleasure to write about good people and their friends.

Frog and his APS (http://www.aps-concept.com/) family started their own corporate show is the commercial district of Tseun Wan, Hong Kong in 2015 which allowed them the opportunity to get their customers and friends together in one place. This is the second year of their show and I thankful for the opportunity to be here for it.

In relation to APS products it’s hard not to instaly nod towards their Dragonfly pistol and CO2 shotgun.

 

Their shell ejecting CO2 powered M870 style shotgun provides a satisfying “boom” when cycled and naturally proves very popular with the three gun sport shooting community.

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IMG_4887The latest version of the Dragonfly has been warmly recieved and there are a selection of quality independant reviews on YouTube showing the current feedback (Gunsmith BATON, YouTube).

Designed as their best GBB pistol yet and running on CO2 it’s pokey, powerful and doesn’t suffer from cooling issues. The CO2 magazine will get around 60 shots per gas charge and I’m kicking myself for not getting a photo of the grips on the Dragonfly to upload for this but I’ll dig one out later. The grips are are all stippled by hand, not moulded, and the finish accordingly slightly is different for each one.

Kryptek is strongly in fashion in all versions and colours and there are a number of custom paint jobs available. The sport version of their rifles stand out from the crowd espeicially in some of the custom colours on show.

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On show were tow new custom shotguns, a Kryptek custom M870 and a licensed Salient Arms 870 with custom Magpul grip and stock.

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At the event I also had the pleasure to meet contacts from around the world including Adrian and Angela from 0’20 Magazine, Alan from Toy Soldier,Brian from airsoftbb.com, Eric from qrfmag.com, Robert from taiwangun.com, Kobahashi from Fireplace, Alan from Combat King, Zero from Poseidon and Larry form Centurions and many many more…

I have a lot more to write and some a lot more photos to sift through but it’s time for me to pack my bags, head down to the lobby and prepare for a flight home. Handlily this gives me time to get some a larger article up.

20$Bandit: Core Nano on Kickstarter

Just in from Eric (aka 20$Bandit who runs triple7gear.com) is news of his second Kickstarter project. We backed his last design and can’t help but recommend his next project:

Introducing the CORE Nano: A Rugged, Compact, lightweight wallet that seeks adventure!

At the beginning of the year we set off to make something revolutionary, a wallet that you could carry your cash, cards and ID in as well as EDC (Every Day Carry) gear items, a wallet that you could carry in an urban environment or the back pocket of your Crye G3 Combat Pant!

After six long months of hard work we got a green light, so lets kick the tires and light the fires KICKSTARTER campaign is a go!

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