Monthly Archives: February 2010

New AEG from China at CRW

CRW have the new JL SR16 E3 URX full metal AEG from China:

We finally has new model after the long Chinese new year holiday, and we have a surprise gift. The new and impressive look of SR16 E3 URX rifle, it is manufactured by JM in China. We highly recommend it.

We also have very small quantity 98K scope. Please be quick!

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(CRW)

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Chairsoft Magazine issue 1 out now

There’s a new bi-monthly magazine out by the name of Chairsoft Magazine:

ChairsoftMagazine_issue_1_thumb-231x300 Hello Everyone, My name is Bryan Giammatteo and I would like to present Chairsoft Magazine to you. A Bi-Monthly USA based internet magazine. Our website will provide little quotes from some of the articles in the magazine with a like to download the whole thing. I know that there seems to be an influx of internet airsoft magazines as of late and this is something that we have worked hard on for the last few months.

We have full media partnerships with:

*Magpul
*Airsoft Innovations
*G&G
*Blackhawk
*Pantac USA
*ESS
*Echo 1
*Classic Army
*Spec Ops Gear
*Jag Precision
*and More

What does this mean? It means that these companies will be providing us new product to review and field test.

April Issue will be a "Gearing up for National OPs" issue with interviews from Crossfire (of OP Pine Plains in NY), John Lu (of Lions Claw events) as well as gear reviews, discussion of the games, and some great gun reviews (classic army LWRC to name one).

It is my sincere hope that you all find our premier issue as interesting and excited as we did when we were making it. (Chairsoft Magazine)

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Rumours and misinformation quoted as fact in the name of “counter terrorism”. How one store fell prey to media spin and the ATF

Before even mentioning the quite obviously overhyped media spin that’s apparently called news on King5 (as found here and also reported here) which concerned an incident with Airsoft Outlet NW, it was appropriate to wait for the affected retailer to post up their thoughts on what’s gone on.

First here’s the original article that was posted on King5:

by KING5.com
Posted on February 24, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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TACOMA, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a shipment of 30 machine guns that arrived in an ocean container at the Tacoma Seaport last October.

Officials say the shipment of M-4 automatic rifles, manifested only as "Toys and Parts," was valued at nearly $10,000 and was shipped from a manufacturer in Taiwan.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms found that the rifles were tooled to shoot plastic balls, but replacement of internal components with original machine gun components would render the rifles capable of firing live ammunition.

"These rifles could have had far-reaching and potentially devastating ramifications if they had gotten into the hands of individuals who wanted to do harm in the American population," said Customs and Border Protection Area Port Director, Rolando Suliveras, Jr. "This was a good interception by our officers."

The guns will be destroyed. (KING5.com)

To the skim reader that might sound like a good bit of news, after all terrorists were stopped importing illegal firearms, weren’t they?

Sadly this story is not about real firearms, but a shipment of airsoft WE M4 GBB replicas. From that single point of misinformation the author has then hypothesised what might happen should ne’er-do-gooders get hold of the believed killing machines that were being imported. It does somewhat remind me of a poor scientific hypothesis based on two points of collected data on a graph.

Complex import laws and the ATF’s seemingly irregular implementation of such legislation provides the perfect springboard for media channels to promote doom and gloom for their latest terrorist related story.

The victim of this media spin is Airsoft Outlet NW, a home grown store trading legally within the US. There’s now been a response from Airsoft Outlet NW. As you’d expect it is a well written article and explains a bit more about what was going on in the background:

We had 30 WE TTI M4 GBBR’s seized by the Port of Tacoma customs because they thought they were "machine guns". This is our response.

You can read their full response after the break and on their website here.

Here’s the story covered in their local TV channel:

There’s also a discussion about this in the news forum here.

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Ares M82A1 Gas Blowback Airsoft Sniper Rifle Coming Soon

After all the releases of the Barrett M82A1 airsoft electric and spring replicas from last year, now it’s Ares' turn to show their stuff and it's no surprise that they are coming out with the a gas version. With their track record of releasing gas rifles, then this is something to look forward to and strain our wallets with.  Also coming soon from Ares will be their M4 GBB series which we cannot say for now if it's gonna be compatible with the WE or WA GBB series. Hopefully pricing will be good.

Now, what we’ll need to look forward to are the release dates for these niceties.


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Airsoft Surgeon Tiger Cat Two-Tone Airsoft Pistol

Practical shooters can salivate over this Airsoft Surgeon Tiger Cat at RedWolf Airsoft, and it costs over a grand… "This high performance Open Class ISPC pistol is another great piece of work from Airsoft Surgeon master gunsmith Clarence Lai. Starting out as a Marui Hi-Capa gas blowback pistol, this Open Class TigerCat custom is a heavily tuned and modified race gun with CNC 6065 Aluminum slide and custom compensator. The custom compensator is truly unique in design with multiple ports. 

Fine grooves from careful milling grace the front of the compensator that creates a nice contrast against the shiny side of the slide. Specially carved grooves make handling the slide easy. A super light cocking handle makes reloading super quick so you can lower your time! Custom magazine well has matching grooved finishing consistent with the theme of the gun. Finished in dual tone, this custom pistol is extremely eye catching. High performance scope rail houses a race-ready red dot sight for fast target acquisition. Custom hammer, PDI precision barrel and a host of other high performance parts make this a very fast gun.

A shock buffer prevents the slide from locking back to reduce cycling distance so that you can rapid fire off shots quicker than a standard gun (you can remove the shock buffer if you wish to have the slide lock back but professional IPSC shooters count their shots and know when they are out). Cracking out 360fps on a 0.2g BB, the gun is VERY crisp and the trigger loading is tuned just right to allow you to fire about 3-4 shots per second if you are fast. The slide cycles so fast that you cannot see it with the naked eye, though the crisp kick in your hand tells you that you've fired off the shot. The Tiger Cat feels like a precision instrument (and by all measure, it is). For the truly passionate shooter who wants the sharpest knife in the drawer!"


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Dummy Garmin Foretrex 101 wrist GPS arriving next week

This one’s for the COD MW2 fans who are looking for something affordable than the real deal from Garmin. Arriving on the 3rd of March (next week) at eBayBanned, it will be available for US$14. It’s just a dummy, so you can just use it for your MW2 impressions, especially those kitchen komandos out there. But if you’re serious at having the real deal, it’s available for US$300 from some US retailers. It can run for 15 hours on 2 AAA batteries. We mean the real the Foretrex 101, not the dummy…you dummy!


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M-2010 Shoulder Harness

You can configre this with other rigs from other brands. This is at CPGear for US$55… "The M-2010 Shoulder Harness is a further development of the KISS Rig Shoulder Harness based on user feedback. Designed to be compatible with the CPGear KISS Rig and M-2010 series of rigs, and the FASTRIG, it is ­also compatible with the Tactical Tailor MAV, and can be customized (for an additional fee) to work with any number of other chest rigs and harnesses on the market such as the SO Tech Hellcat series, ESSTAC Boar, Blackhawk Recon Chest Harness, and others.

Please contact info@cpgear or call 1-800-561-3040 for more details on custom adaptation options.

The M-2010 Shoulder Harness is designed as an unpadded, low profile harness that would minimize interference with proper shouldering of a rifle, and would allow backpack shoulder straps to be worn more effectively; no overlapping pads which create hotspots. The 3” width Mil-W-17337 webbing shoulder straps effectively distributes the load over a larger surface area.

Velcro secured flaps allow for routing of hydration tubes and comm wires so as to reduce snagging hazards. Each side of the shoulder harness features four 1” heavy duty metal welded D rings for attaching single point slings, chest rig bibs, hydration harnesses etc.

Rear of shoulder harness has 2 rows of 4 channel MOLLE – PALS compatible webbing for attaching hydration carrier pouches, or any other modular gear.

Drag handle is constructed of 2”webbing sewn in a reinforced ‘Box X’ pattern for the strength and durability required for combat casualty extraction.

Shoulder harness is adjusted easily with 1.5” webbing straps at the front, and 1.5” ladderlock buckles at the rear; Rear ladderlocks make for easier strap adjustment by the user while the rig is worn.

Constructed of mil-spec materials such as Cordura nylon, webbing and hardware. Available in CADPAT TW, CADPAT AR, Coyote Brown, Multicam, and UCP – ACU (Universal) camouflage. Made in Canada and backed by CPGear's 5 year warranty."

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