Popular Airsoft Magazine have sent out a new press release:
We never grow young. That’s what our mothers tell us when we reach adulthood. We have now gone past the recklessness and rebelliousness of youth. That’s who we are now among the Operators of Popular Airsoft, wisdom tells us it is time to give the young their stage to shine. We have been looking for younger operators for a week now, and we shall introduce some of them in the next issues. These young operators give us the energy to do more, and at the same time we have young blood to inject youth in our stories. Optimus Prime, ever the slave driver, says that we should have new cannon fodder, but he was joking.
He has announced that he wants younger people to take more responsibilities in the magazine. And us, the pioneer operators, while still doing our own stuff, shall provide whatever wisdom and guidance we can impart to them.
In this light of old and new, we present airsoft gun reviews of the past, present and future; the new and not so new. We also have new gear reviewed, and we present to you the longest article written for the Magazine so far.
So to start with, we have Mamba, who sometimes you see that has an article in the magazine, and sometimes you don’t. He has submitted his story on his devotion to the Kong Power battery charger and balancer. This is not a new story as his original draft was already posted at various airsoft forums, here and abroad. Though we carefully edited some of the portions to ensure there is some consistency without wrecking the spirit of his article.
Optimus Prime and Master Chief review two ACM items, a bag and a bipod. What’s so special about these? For Optimus Prime, the ACM copy of the Maxpedition Remora bag is a well built bag that he can use as his camera bag when he goes on shooting missions, while for Master Chief some frustration with retracting the bipod tossed to him to review.
We also introduce the Raid Series Book review, starting the Raid on Entebbe, which is the famous Israel rescue mission and immortalised in movies. Optimus Prime does the review for this and expect more book reviews from the Raid Series as the books were farmed out to Migh2r and Master Chief. Lazy readers they are, Optimus Prime demanded that they develop a good hobby of reading, so now they have their assignments for three more issues.
Moondog, ever the prolific event organiser, reports on what happened with Operation Blooper..errrr.. Operation Moonlight. It was a night event with which even with night vision equipment, incidents of friendly fire happened. Read the AARs of who were there, quite amusing.
Optimus Prime then reviews the ESS Profile Airsoft , which is the optimised version of the ESS Profile NVG. Now you may ask, why would ESS still make eyewear for airsoft when the military versions would be enough? There is a good reason why ESS did a product for us airsoft players, and a wise decision at that.
He then presents to us Ground Zero 2009, which we have started to cover starting last year and we want it to be a tradition for us to write about every year. It’s a massive 46-page story with lots of pictures and of course his recount of the event. It’s a good one, and those who have been at this year’s GZ Weekender, better don’t miss out the chance of reading this. It is something to be remembered.
Now for the new and not so new. We have been privileged to be the first magazine to receive the new ICS L86A2 Light Support Weapon (LSW), and for Master Chief and Migh2r, it is something for them to have fun with. They’ve been raring to give this a go at a skirmish field somewhere we do not want to know about. They are mightily impressed with the what ICS has released so take note of what they have written about.
Optimus Prime, again, writing, but failing to do the takedown and instead asked the guys do it for him, as he already has his hands full for this issue, about the ARES CTAR 21. He is extremely happy with the latest bullpup rifle to hit airsoft, and he just hopes they will be better optics for it in the future.
Airsoft Elite Essex sent Migh2r a loaner gun in the form of the Viva Arms Sten MKII. A very frugal submachine gun that also became the iconic British gun in World War II. Even for its simplistic design, a rough shod manufacturing, the Sten gun was built primarily to spray and kill, not to let the Wermacht mock it for its thoughtless design. For those who have played Back to Castle Wolfenstein and Call of Duty 2, now you can play airsoft with a well-made airsoft Sten.
So what else can we say about this issue? Nothing more, since we have reserved more stories for the next issues. In the next issues, we let the young guns to start spreading their wings while we watch over them.
Hoping to exchange bbs with you,
Popular Airsoft Magazine
Volume 2 Issue 4
24 September 2009
G&P Industrial Co., Ltd have sent in their latest product releases:
Hello, we have release new products!
Best Regards, (G&P Industrial Co., Ltd)
Modify-Tech Co have a new gearbox 8mm out:
Modify Reinforced Gearbox 8mm – Torus Ver.2 (w/ Tappet) is available now. Total two types are available now:
1) Reinforced Gearbox 7mm – Torus Ver.2 (w/ Tappet)
2) Reinforced Gearbox 8mm – Torus Ver.2 (w/ Tappet)
The Torus included:
1)gearbox 2) Tappet 3) TORX® 4)Key T10 5)Screw Set No. 6
There are few more products still in the developed process. Thank you for your continued support.
Sophie Liu, (Modify-Tech Co., Ltd.)
SOCOMGEAR have a new licensed MK18 out today:
Daniel Defense is the Sole Source Provider of the RIS II to the United States Special Operations Command! (SOCOM)
We are very proud to make authorized Airsoft version for Airsoft players. (Airsoft version can’t apply to real firearms. Internal dimension changed and materials are different.)
You can easily mound float M203 toy grenade launcher on your M4 rifles. (check photos)
Black color and limited quantity Flat Dark Earth (FDE) are available at the same time.
Check your local retailers for detail. Website link.
Description form official website:
The Daniel Defense MK18 RIS II is designed to work specifically on the MK18 CQBR!
The Daniel Defense Rail Interface System (RIS II) was designed at the request of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for the SOPMOD II program. SOCOM had a specific requirement for a free float M203 solution and Daniel Defense responded, designing a revolutionary product to meet the government’s need.
The Daniel Defense RIS II allows the individual operator to free float the M203 grenade launcher without additional parts. As importantly, special tools are not required to mount the M203 grenade launcher. This was accomplished by integrating all of the needed parts to free float the M203 into the rail itself.
What’s better than a red laser? Well a green one of course! UTG have some new under barrel green lasers:
LS269 Green Laser
Item No.: SCP-LS269
- UTG Tactical Green Laser Sight
- TS Rated Laser with Precise and Wide Range Windage and Elevation Adjustments
- Twist-on, Push-Button and Remote Pressure Switch Triple on/off Systems
Anyone looking for a battery supplier? FlyPower make batteries and have sent over their company details. May be useful for suppliers out there:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I understood your company name from internet, and know maybe you are in need of high quality rechargeable batteries . So I send the email to see if we can build up a long term business relationship.
Please to be advised that we are a professional batteries manufacturer which located in Shenzhen China, composed by well experienced engineers and advanced R&D technician, Fly Power dedicate to offer superior quality batteries and total solutions for battery dealers and end users with most competitive prices and satisfactory services.
FLY Power production series are listed as: LiFePO4 batteries,Ni-MH batteries,Lithium Polymer batteries and Li-ion Batteries.
Major Applications of FLY Power Battery Series—
- Cycle Use
- Power vehicle:EV, HEV, HPEV, bicycles, scooters, wheel chairs
- R/C model,Electric toys
- Power tools: electric drills, saws, etc.
- Portable CD, Video camera,Camcorder
- Solar system, traffic signals
- Medical equipment
- Portable equipment, sound system
- Cordless phones, radio receiver
- Testing equipment
- Lighting Devices, yard lights
- Portable printer, calculator
- Backup (Floating) Use
- Emergency lights, alarm/security systems
- UPS series
- Telecommunication systems
- Switch board, VCR switch
- Power base station
FLY Power enjoy good reputation by sticking to its strict quality control and after-sell service together with the managing policy of Quality first, Service first and Customer’s satisfaction first. We hope we could offer you all our advantages to cooperate with you with our batteries.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. I shall be more than happy to answer your questions at any time.
Thanks for your time and kind attention !
Best Regards, Linda
FLY Power Industries Limited.
Add: Building Qiurui, Ming-Kang West Road, Long-Hua Town, Shenzhen 518131 P. R. China
The staff of North Atlantic Airsoft (NAA) welcomes you to the first ever NAA EXPO. The US Atlantic Seaboard’s only leading local and international airsoft exhibition, drawing exhibitors and attendees from all over the United States and world. This exciting expo will be held March 5th – 7th, 2010, at the state of the art Exhibition Hall located in High Point, North Carolina.
The NAA Expo is a “MUST” event for all airsoft manufactures, airsoft retailers and field / facility owners. Active participation is also expected from event coordinators, state organizations and organized teams. The NAA Expo will also strive to increase public awareness of the sport of airsoft while providing a fundamental network to those who are already a part of this acclaimed sport. We look forward to seeing you there.
WETTI have sent in shots of their newest offerings:
To whom this may concern, Our company, WE Tactical Training International (WETTI), the official international representation of ‘WE’ (WE-Tech, the world’s leader in airsoft gas blowback technology) specializes in a wide range of airsoft & tactical training products including gas blowback rifles, gas blowback pistols, and various other airsoft accessories, such as gas, BB and Co2 cartridges.
Please find enclosed our newest offerings – an exclusive series of WETTI gas blowback airsoft guns – the AWSS SCAR, the M1911, the M.E.U., the M92F (sliver version). And the much anticipated AWSS HK416 and the AWSS KAC PDW will be launched within the next couple months.
For more details, please feel free to contact us by return email or visit our website at http://www.weairsoft.com/
Alfred Tsang (International Sales Manager, WE Tactical Training International)
Massive Defense Shop have sent in a new video:
Hi guys, Check out our new customs project! We modified with the original KSC 18C (system 7 version) with Pro-arms lower frame, Freedom-art optical sight and Magpul PTS speed plate….best match with my insight M3 flashlight. For more information, please email to email@example.com
MDS TV: http://www.youtube.com/mdyanyan
Thanks & Regards, Jackson, (Massive Defense Shop)
Socom gear have released yet another special item after its tan MEU and M82. This time collaborating with Novak, they bring to us the ‘Novak neXt‘ 1911 variant. With feedbacks from their previous Wilson Combat and MEU variants regarding the Novak style sights, it only made sense to release a Novak authorized pistol with Novak markings on the gun itself. So if you liked the Wilson Combat or the MEU pistol from Socom Gear, you’re probably going to like this Novak pistol too!
Not only has Airsoft Innovations releasing a tan coloured tornado grenade, the spoon kit promotion is still in effect with RedWolf and every purchase of the tornado you will receive a free spoon kit and maintenance kit. This offer ends on 30th Sept, grab this offer before it’s too late!