Another SOCOM Gear Barrett Sniper rifle coming up this year, we don’t know if this will be a limited edition but then, it’s something to look forward too. Prepare to raid your bank accounts… “SOCOMGEAR licensed Barrett M82A2 prototype sneak peek! It Will be released in 2011. Possibly GBB version.
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A la suite de la version A1 sortie l’an passé, le distributeur américain SocomGear nous présente un premier aperçu en photo d’un prototype du Barrett M82A2, toujours sous licence officielle de la firme américaine. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le communiqué de SocomGear dans la suite de l’article.
SOCOMGEAR licensed Barrett M82A2 prototype sneak peek!
Will be released in 2011. Possibly GBB version.
The M82A2 is a rare version of the M82 and only a few been sold to the public. We are very lucky to be able to check out one of the M82A2 and produce the Airsoft replicas!
All our rifles are closely 1:1 external dimensions. The internal dimensions are fully modified to fit gear box and Airsoft components.
The least-known member of the Barrett .50 family is the 27-pound M82A2 conceived in 1987, reportedly for use against helicopters in Afghanistan. It is an M82Al gun, “semi-bullpupped” and reconfigured for firing “over the shoulder” like a rocket launcher. It has a forward pistol grip and two perforations in the top of the muzzle brake to counteract recoil jump.
This is primarily a quick-reaction weapon for standing or kneeling positions, and is accordingly fitted with a red dot sight for rapid acquisition and engagement of fast-moving targets. Very few of these rifles have been sold, but their operational applications are just now being formalized. This alone might indicate that the sales were to the military for testing and not to the general public.
As a result, the U.S. Marines are reexamining the M82A2, and a number of foreign orders are now in the offing. Ideas for wider application include using this rifle as a helicopter gun to provide local defense during resupply, and it could also be a more versatile option than the M82A1 for guarding strategic installations.
Ronnie Barrett has understandably shot a great deal of ammunition through the M82A2, and can lay down a withering rapid-fire barrage with it. « I found it balances very well, and the red dot sight is great for snap-shooting. When we tried this gun in the desert some years before, a helicopter temptingly flew across my front, but I decided to spare it. »
People Airsoft present a video comparison between the SOCOM Gear and Snow Wolf Barrett M82A1 rifles. According to them the SOCOM Gear version is a more faithful replica and better build than the ACM version. But which would you pick for your use? Better watch the video if you prefer a more exact version over a rifle that does not faithfully mimick the original, but has a price advantage.
Vega Force Company a depuis quelques mois manifesté son intérêt quand aux répliques gaz blowback, aux travers de diverses annonces et sorties dans les gammes M4 et SCAR. La sortie récente du MK18 MOD 1 GBBr a été pour la marque l’occasion de diffuser la nouvelle version de son catalogue, dévoilant les prochaines répliques de la marque, toutes en gaz blowback !
Sont donc attendues chez VFC : une série de MP5 GBB (A4, A5, SD4, SD5, SD6, PDW, K, N), un PDW GBB, un HK416 GBB (annoncé au Hooha Show 2009 ), un SCAR-L GBB (rien de neuf) ainsi qu’une nouvelle version GBB de leur M82A1 Barrett.