Just had the latest news from Jimmy over at Intrudershop about their new parts. The photos are of their new M4 aluminium die cast units. I’ve been told their plans for their next releases, although can’t confirm if these are to be publicised yet, so will update the news when get confirmation direct from Intrudershop.
Apichart “Sam” Chong has sent in news from Piper’s Precision Products (P3) ‘ pages. The M-134A2 from P3 is a lovely eye catching piece, but obviously note should be taken of the power output (product may only be suitable for some countries):
Piper’s Precision Products is proud to annouce the release of their brand new second version of their Vulcan airsoft minigun known as the M-134A2. This M-134A2 Vulcan is an evolution of our original M-134A and each one is CNC machined and assembled by hand on a custom basis and features DOM polished stainless steel full length barrels, two stage bolt system to insure reliability and an increased internal ammunition capacity of close to 6,000 rounds which at 50 rounds per second allows for almost a full minute and a half of uninterupted full-auto fire. It fires using either Co2 or High Pressure Air Paintball styled tanks while the barrel rotation/loading process is accomplished via a high powered battery. It can fire the traditional 6mm plastic airsoft BB’s or can be used with unqiue .88 steel 6mm BB’s (which should never be used for airsoft skimishing obviously!). Velocity is adjustable via air flow regulators from between 250-600 FPS.
These units will be offered in both the “Terminator 2” hand held configuration or a Dillon Aero/US Army “Blackhawk” gunner tripod mounted style. We also offer a “Predator” backpack which simulates an ammunition can and houses and conceals the air tanks and in addition, includes authentic US Armaments ammunition chuting and deactivated linked 7.62 NATO rounds that connect to the side of the minigun.
Any sales related inquiries can be directed to me at ASChong@aol.com. And please visit www.pipersprecisionproducts.com for further information and photos as well as downloadable videos of the weapon in action, including our shooting steel BB’s at a 40″ TV! Apichart “Sam” Chong, (Piper’s Precision Products)
For some reason best known to our mailserver (at least I think it’s ours – could be an over zealous spam filter ) some emails from various places have never arrived arrived. Thus this update for RedWolf is a few days late as the original email never arrived, and had to come in via a different account to the site:
These new full metal AEGs from G&G are extremely realistis and sport steel barrels and flash-hiders for ultimate rigidity. These rifles are heavy with magnesium bodies, and textured grips. Two versions are currently available – the GR16 Carbine (basically an M4 with an LE stock) and the GR16 R4 (an M4 RIS with the battery stored in the readi-mag system and Knights type rear sight.
Both these rifles come with the practice barrel plugs as used on real steel rifles. G&G products have always been known for high quality and refinement, and these AEGs are no exception. Both rifles come standard with a high capacity 450 round magazine, and sport a super-fast motor that reduces trigger delay. Keith Ng, (RedWolf Airsoft )
HobbyAsia have sent in the latest from them, first up is some news about a video from BoomFish, the second part is about a pre-order sale that they have on the new 18C:
We have a friend in Sweden that is producing a movie using airsoft guns. I
was hoping you could help promote it a bit. They are non-profit, but hope to
acquire some feedback from people around the world and hope that more people
can enjoy their work.
Their trailer can be seen here.
G18C Pre-Order Sale:
For any person that wishes to buy a G18C, now is the time, we are giving a
$5 discount for a pre-order. Sale price of $30 USD (normal price of $35
USD). Our shipment will arrive between October 25th and November 1st
Yours, Francis Leung, (HobbyAsia)
Just had the Monster’s in Motion newsletter through in my mailbox and spotted a great value kit, the Blaster M2109. It’s not Airsoft, but with a little kit bashing of parts from an old APS and Tanaka revolver and it could be turned into a functional Airsoft piece, plus.. well I’m a fan of the film (just not the dubbed one!). 199 USD isn’t bad at all for a kit of this quality:
This is the ultimate Blade Runner M2019 Blaster resin kit ever produced! Modeled after its real steel counter part, a Charter Arms Revolver and a Stayr bolt action rifle, this kit is mechanically fully functional when assembled! All of the internal parts of the revolver are cast off the real gun. All actions are functional such as a swing out cylinder, cylinder release lever, working bolt action, working primary trigger witch when pulled rotates the cylinder to the next round and drops the hammer.
The kit comes with 10 removable rounds of ammo, all electrical hardware including LEDs for lighting and all screws, springs, etc for assembly. 99 percent assembly of this kit requires NO GLUE so it can be field striped like the real thing! The kits do come with clear amber grips. (Monster’s in Motion)
Richard has dropped me a line about an event that they are planning for next year by the name of Distant Thunder. Here’s the details:
There is a UK based “international airsoft event” being planned for next spring. Distant Thunder is a joint venture of a number of members of the airsoft community. It is being held on a MoD training facility in the Midlands in May 2005. It is currently being discussed on the Airsoft Community Forums and the website can be found here. Richard, (Distant Thunder)
The chaps at G&P have sent me an email to let everyone know that the metal bodies for the M733 and M16A1 have now been released. Both packages weight 850g and include a new ejection port cover, metal hop-up set, hop up rubber, receiver pin set, uprated nozzle and new rear sight set.
Both these new bodies have been on their "coming soon" page for some time, and are still currently listed as being out of stock, but you can expect to see these products at your local retailer very shortly.
IntruderShop have added a shot of a new Duty Pouch listed in their "coming soon" section. From the shot it looks like a duty belt mounted utility pack of sorts. As usual from IntruderShop it’s made from decent Cordura and will be very nicely made.
Also of worthy note there’s a new version of their SWAT vest coming up shortly called the HRM – this one seems to lack the ballistic shoulder and groin protection.
The owner of AirsoftgunHelp has dropped me a line about the site and its launch. Actually if the owner of the site is reading this – your mailbox doesn’t work at the moment. Here’s the latest details:
I have just launched a new airsoft site, www.airsoftgunhelp.com. After
many years of playing the sport I have decided to directly address
issues and questions I see routinely. As a US airsoft player I have seen
the game grow dramatically since I began. Some of the safety issues
which new players are unaware of have disturbed me.
The site is targeted toward new airsoft players but there are topics
which experienced players will find useful. I am in the US, so some of
the information may not be quite as useful to international players. I
would be happy to hear from other players from both the US, the UK, and
elsewhere. I would appreciate feedback from other experienced players
which would make AirsoftgunHelp useful to players new and old throughout
the world. Any comments can be sent to me here at
email@example.com. Owner, (AirsoftgunHelp.com)
Algin (AirsoftClub) sent me shots of their new full metal L85, but they got buried and overlooked in the mass sprawl that is my inbox at the moment (currently being cleaned and tidied )
The L85 is hand made with a TM P90 gearbox and an M16 hopup from Marui. They are only planning on making 10 or so, turnover is 7-14days per unit. I’d guess that stocks are limited due to the limited availability of L85 receivers.
HobbyAsia have sent in the latest from them:
We are having a clearance sale on the Samurai SIR system. Our usual price is
$190 USD and now we are selling them for $160 USD (~128 EURO). Sale ends
November 15th, so don’t miss out on this excellent deal!
Secondly our Marui Knight’s SR-16 is on sale currently for $250 USD (~200
EURO), this deal expires November 1st! Francis Leung, (HobbyAsia)
Just added a couple of reviews to the site this evening. There’s a review of the classic Youth Engineering MP5 by Antagon (cheers for sending it in bud), which proves that there’s a place for the classics yet.
Kent Wu has sent over a link to an interesting news story in Michigan, US. In a recent change in Michigan’s legislative tact Airsoft have been deemed to have non-firearm status (specifically pistols in this case). When you visit the link it asks for some demographic data – for simplicity sake if you feel like it just stick in 90210/1920/Male.
The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer criminally charge anyone caught carrying an airsoft pistol, backing off an earlier edict that deemed the realistic toy guns firearms under state law.
The policy change came on the heels of a letter sent by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to a state representative addressing the legality of airsoft guns, which shoot plastic pellets but look like real weapons.
Washtenaw County appeared to be one of the only counties where prosecutors believed airsoft guns qualified as firearms. Several other county prosecutors and the Michigan State Police disagreed, saying the plastic pellets they shoot are not a dangerous projectile, as defined by the law. […] MLive.com
US laws with regards to Airsoft (and firearms in general) vary from state to state, and there’s a keen interest over there to see the laws harmonised and make more sense. Strangely of the laws out there UK laws seem to make the most sense to me (perhaps that’s just due to familiarity), simplisticly you can’t carry or transport them without good reason in public; then the portrayed intent of use and/or the potential lethality of the equipment relatively clearly defines the scope of ownership and use.
Curiously reading through the news article, the Michigan laws are now very similar to our own here (save the blaze muzzle law). I think the last paragraph was the most interesting as it points towards an issue that’s been the cause of concern across many countries, in that basically not all that is termed "Airsoft" is really a toy. It’s nice to see some sensible well written thoughts on the subject:
Ryan Mainz, a firearms registration expert for the Ann Arbor Police Department, cautioned parents and other airsoft gun owners not to assume that the opinion means anything called an airsoft gun is legal. He said the term airsoft has been broadly used to describe other replica weapons that are not legal without a permit, such as a rifle-barreled pellet gun. Mainz recommended that people check with police if they have questions or concerns. MLive.com