A message from the CA Airsoft industry on SB798:
A message from the CA Airsoft industry on SB798:
Prima USA have sent over details of the KJW KC 02 which will be released in the US in February 2011:
KJW 10/22 Tactical Gas Blowback Carbine Rifle
Propellant: Gas powered
Action: Blowback/Semi Auto
Weight: 2785 g
Capacity: 22 Rounds
Velocity: 400+ FPS
New Tanio-Koba designed 10/22 style KC-02, we have given the original 10/22 a much more modern tactical spin with tactical rail and AR15 style stock.Manufactured from the original Tanio Koba precision molds, this 10/22 delivers the same legendary performance that early enthusiasts will remember. Now back with equally high upgrade potential as the original!
Stay tuned for more information… www.kjworksusa.com
Happy New Year from KJW USA & Prima USA! Michael T. (Prima USA)
Airsoft Center are established European distributors for a wide range of airsoft products and have just launched their new e-shop:
Airsoft Center is the largest Airsoft distributor in Greece with experience in selling the highest quality products. At the moment we offer over 2500 products for your war-game needs.
Visit our web site www.airsoftcenter.gr and we are certain you will find many interesting products from the largest airsoft manufactures including Tokyo Marui, G&G Armament, Vega Force Company, ICS, King Arms, WE tech, Classic Army, SOCOM GEAR, MADBULL, KSC/KWA, Tanaka Works, Airsoft Innovations, WileyX and more!!
Our new e-shop is open and waiting for your orders, the first 50 orders will receive a surprise gift. (Airsoft Center)
Edgar Brothers have sent in details of their new partnership with Magpul PTS:
EDGAR BROTHERS UK EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR MAGPUL PTS
Edgar Brothers can proudly announce their new partnership with Magpul PTS. Over recent years Edgar Brothers police and Military Division have worked closely with Magpul Industries and now, the Edgar Brothers Outdoor Division, expand this successful partnership with Magpul PTS, the only licensed manufacturer of Magpul airsoft weapons and accessories including the iconic MASADA™.
Over the past several years the popularity of Magpul’s product range has created significant demand for airsoft compatible accessories and Magpul PTS (Professional Training and Simulation) was established in 2007. Magpul PTS provides high quality airsoft products suitable for training applications and civilian sporting use. By maintaining the same form and function as Magpul weapon components, PTS equipment allows civilian users to perform realistic scenarios.
In addition to accessories Magpul PTS now offer airsoft replicas of Magpul designed guns. This includes the eagerly awaited Magpul ACR Masada, which will be available early Oct 2010. Manufactured to be fully compliant with UK SPECIFICATION the Masada has passed the ROSH compliance testing and meets the 1 joule or 328 FPS rating. Each gun will be individually serial numbered and include an authenticity card to support the warranty. Accessories will also be available late October 2010. These will include the alloy front hand guard, folding stock, lower receiver and different barrel lengths.
Magpul PTS airsoft replicas and accessories are available with full warranty support directly from Edgar Brothers stockists in the UK.
To find your local Magpul PTS stockist or for more product information please email email@example.com for more information.
Hi There, I’m Gael, Event manager and buyer for Cybergun in France. I send you this mail to inform you that since yesterday, Inokatsu, the master of Hi-end products has joined the Cybergun Group. In few months, Inokatsu products will be in Cybergun’s catalogue.
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:
Posted on February 24, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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.