Archive for January, 2007
Just a quick news update to announce that the pinnacle of community airsoft events, Morning After 2 has had its date announced (finally!).
Led by our residant pyromaniac Urban_Ninja and hosted kindly by the awesome guys at Spectre Wargames (a big thank you to Yams for allowing his barn to be invaded for a second weekend of drunk airsofters), game on is for the 7-8th of April (that’s halfway through the Easter holidays, for anyone like me who work at or attend school / college).
Morning After, for the uninitiated, is as much a social event for regulars as it is an airsofting event. Due to the nature of the event you need to either be a recognised forum regular, or seek the authorisation of Urban_Ninja to attend. Oh, and due to the fact that many of us stayed up to 3am at the last one and TRULY made it ‘Morning After’, you will have to be 18 years of age (unless otherwise informed)!
Anyone wanting more information is advised to pay a visit to Morning After’s special own corner of the forums, which can be found here.
Wormbyte, the chief organiser of Town Assault has been in touch to announce that the long awaited sequel to Town Assault 2 at the Copehill Downs FIBUA facility has had the dates set, and that booking is soon to commence:
Town Assault is back for a fourth instalment and the concluding part to last years Operation Hammerstrike.
The date of the event has been confirmed and it is Friday 30th March through to Sunday 1st April, and the ticket price is £95 per person. We will be taking bookings in a matter of days on the website, www.townassault.com
So with the last of the rebel resistance about to fall inside the town of Stozkovskiv, the Coalition have very little time to celebrate their victory for approaching the town are rebel reinforcements….and a lot of them.
Over the 24 hours that follow the men and woman of the Coalition will be taken to hell and back as they try to repel one wave of rebel attack after another. How long will there defence hold? Will Coalition reinforcements arrive before the town is lost?
Be a part of 24 hours of totally immersive action. Following on immediately from where TA2 left off, this event promises to throw you straight in to the action of an unfolding battle.
Which side will you give your allegiance to? The rebel insurgents officially known as the Ukrainian Liberation Army. Or part of the Coalition Peace-keeping force providing military assistance to the Ukrainian government?
Which ever side you choose; prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride of action. For Town Assault is no normal airsoft skirmish event. You will have to fight with restricted amounts of ammo and you will be required to work in small squads with a chain of command (sections, platoons and companies). There will be medic rules, POW’s, simulated mortar support as well as fast-air support, and SAM (Surface to Air Missile) launchers to counter them.
This is potential the most intense and multi-layered Town Assault event yet.
Experience the battle
Experience the Town Assault….
Wormbyte (Town Assault)
As a veteran of TA2 I can assure everyone that this event is truly worth the experience, if only for the site itself. And also as a veteran, I would like to make an entirely unbiased announcement:
THIS TIME, YOU COALITION DOGS ARE DOOMED!
Ting, (Russian Mania Workshop) sent over news of the Inokatsu Galil conversion kit some time ago, but I’m only just getting through my own emails at the moment (I’m a good bit behind with work here), but better late than never here’s the info he sent over (checkout more on his website: Russian Mania Workshop):
Dear Arnie, I am Ting from Hong Kong, [...] Anyway, I would like to let you know that I am the official retailer of Inokatsu in HK, they will release the full steel Galil conversion kit really soon. I attached the manual for your reference.
They only have 30 pcs worldwide and 20 pcs already reserved. I got the remaining 10 pcs so that let’s see who are interested in around the world. If any people interested on it, they can contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post the actual picture in the coming week once I got the sample. Detail description is on my blog: Bizon.wordpress.com and Inokatsu will rebuild their whole AK series and I will post them out in the coming week too.
Best Regards, Ting (Russian Mania Workshop)
Jesper Kabel, (ActionSportGames A/S) has mailed over some posters of the new SLR range, the release dates that he mentioned were published a few minutes ago as they were sent in direct from Classic Army (see the previous post). Some of these may be slight duplicates, but here’s the images and text that they sent in:
Hi there, The new range of SLR’s from Classic Army is just around the corner.
They should be available from end March – beginning of April, but I will get back to you when we have more information.
Best regards, Jesper Kabel, (ActionSportGames A/S)
Andy, (http://www.nltm.us) has sent over a flyer and newsletter about some new training equipment from them:
Hello, This is Andy Van Der Plaats with Non Lethal Training Munitions, LLC here in the US. I want to share some exciting news regarding our ‘Thumper TG 6′ Flashbang Training Grenade.
The Thumper TG 6 is the world’s first reusable, non-PYRO Flashbang Training Grenade. Instead of using the typical pyro fuse, ours unit relies on a disposable 8 gram CO2 or nitrogen filled cartridge to help generate a safe yet effective 120 dB report. Such cartridges, which are available almost everywhere, are typically used in either seltzer water or whipped cream dispensers.
To employ the Thumper a user first removes a clip, which serves much the same purpose as a cotter pin on a typical grenade. Once released the grenade is armed and ready to be tossed. Upon release, the spring activated spoon opens a small internal valve, which allows the gas from the cartridge to enter a disposable ‘burst diaphragm.’
Since the TG 6 is intended to replicate a Flashbang, there’s just a short approximately 1.5 second delay before the diaphragm ruptures, causing the report.
The diaphragm, which is made of light weight plastic, is extremely light weight. It is also designed in such a manner so that it remains intact once it fails. This adds to the general overall safety when using the device. Other advantages that come from use of the Thumper, include the fact that there’s never a risk of causing any fire, or explosion.
In order to make the Thumper even more useful, we’ve also designed an options ‘Trip Wire Booby Trap Kit’ for it. This allows users to transform the grenade into an effective training tool for those who might find themselves faced with opponents who have access to such devices.
Overall, the Thumper serves both as a great addition to any serious AirSoft players kit, as well as a serious training tool for those in the law enforcement and military communities. Here in the US, we’ve seen sales of the device to any number of law enforcement agencies, as well as to units with the Army, Coast Guard and State Department.
Andrew Van Der Plaats, (Sales, Non Lethal Training Munitions, LLC)
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Heres’ the latest in from Classic Army including a timetable of their future releases:
Dear Valued Customer,
CLASSIC ARMY would like to inform you below new products will be released in Mar 07. The World Wide Released Days are :
- 1st March 07 ~ SLR105 U (Steel Version) (Model no.CA018M)
- 1st March 07 ~SLR105 A1 Para (Steel Version) (Model no. CA019M)
- 20th March 07 ~ CA SCAR-Light (Model no. CA020P)
Enclosed pls find the products details. Thanks & best regards, Yan Yip, (Classic Army)
A friend in the US mailed this one over which I thought was worthy of bringing to the attention of US readers:
110th U.S. Congress (2007-2008) H.R. 428: To require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban toys which in size, shape, or overall appearance resemble real handguns
This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills go first to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise bills before they go to general debate. The majority of bills never make it out of committee.
Saturday January 13th was a happy day for Tokyo Marui G17 owners as Trigger Happy decided to release on to the market an Aluminium CNC slide, now rather than the usual powder coated version available for other brands and models the Trigger happy version is anodised blue/black like the real thing. The other nice detail is just like the real slide the extractor is a totally separate piece that needs to be inserted into the slide before the blowback and loading nozzle can be installed. This again is anodised the correct colour as the real steel counterpart.
The Set comes with Slide, extractor, outer barrel, recoil spring and guide rod. But for this high quality piece of kit you’re going to have to drop the cash, currently in Japan it is selling for around 16,870 JPY which in some cases is actually more expensive than the gun itself that sells new for around 12,000 JPY and currently only available in Japan.
I’ve not kept in the loop with regards the France-Airsoft politics, but I got an email from one of the current admins which detailed that they had lost control over their domain france-airsoft.com and that their forums could now be found at france-airsoft.fr.
If you check the “lost” domain there’s a long letter which in short details how the individual that has control of the domain fell out with the association behind France-Airsoft.
The basic gist of it looks to be an argument over server and service funding which resulted in an internal disagreement and expulsion of the affected party (for those that don’t speak French you can check this translation ).
Obviously this is only one side of the dispute and preceeding story, but the basic story is not a unique one in Airsoft circles.
News in from Redwolf Airsoft regarding new items by J.B.Unicorn.
We’ve got our hands on a load of NEW J.B.Unicorn products – it includes 3 conversion kits, a couple of Tactical RAS rails and some rail covers. The conversion kits and tactical rails are all made from high-grade metal and features fully-licensed trademarks from Olympic Arms. The quality and finishing is superb and at very reasonable prices too. Check it out at Redwolf Airsoft!
MIL4 CQB Tactical Conversion Kit F8LCR Sniper Kit OA93 Shorty CQB Conversion Kit F7R Tactical Rail F8R Tactical Rail Rail Covers
My contact at the Shot Show in FL has sent me in some images, along with some amazing news regarding goodies for us Airsoft players!
This is what has been announced!
- Madbull has secured the licence to exclusively make Advanced Armament Corp. products!
- MagPul will make there very own M4 variant, and an AIRSOFT version of it too! (See take a look here!)
- Other Airsoft manufacturers have got licence agreements but so far no information has been released.
Also in the thread are some amazing images of MagPul’s variant of the SCAR named the Masada (I’m wondering if this is a biblical reference!)
So take a look at more images and news inside!
Anyone planning to put an order in for the new year might want to take a look at this, you could win a Tokyo Marui M14 Socom! Also anyone who’s placed an order might want to check out the winners list as you might have already won something!!!
The Firesupport £2000 giveaway has 20 days left.
All INTERNET ORDERS OVER £200 WILL QUALIFY for the the DAILY DRAW on the day that the order is placed!
For more information and list of existing winners please see www.defconairsoft.co.uk
Some of the prizes that are left include 6 boxes of Excel bb’s, Marui Glock pistols and a marui AEG.
The Main prize for the largest internet order placed in January is a Marui M14 SOCOM
Allen from Airsoft News Network has sent us in news that the first episode of their channel is now ready. Currently only available through You Tube. They are also on the look out for new feild agents to bring news from their local events or shows.
Hello. Just wanted to let everyone know about the Episode 1 of the Airsoft News Network has been posted. Thanks, -Allen
It’s always nice when we get news of new shops opening up, Jon at Nitro Airsoft has sent us in some information regarding a new online shop, check them out.
After much work, and quite a few sleepless nights, I think I’ve finally finished the website. At this moment, The only forms of payment we accept is paypal, but by mid-end week our payment gateway should be up, and at that point we can start accepting Credit Cards and checks. Please note, I have more stock than what is listed on the website, but I lost the pictures somewhere on my 200gig drive. The rest of the stock will be posted within a day or two.
I am also working on making the website more flashy (literally – on that note, anybody that knows flash, please contact me!), so don’t worry about appearances too much. Our blog will be up soon as well! If I made a mistake, I sorry, It’s because I’m quite tired at this point, Without any more ado, the url is:
We will be having upgrade parts soon! If there’s a specific item you want to see, PM me and I’ll see what I can do!
Oh yea, When we get our payment gateway online, I will post.
At that point, the first 5 orders will get 5$ off!