Dr. Airsoft reported that SB 798 has passed in the California Senate 21-16. This means that it has passed the hurdle and goes into the Assembly for a vote. It goes closer to becoming an official amendment to the Penalty Code which will make it mandatory for replica firearms to be featuring bright or translucent colors, and violations thereof would result into severe penalties.
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BBHead, one of our readers, gave us a heads up at a recent story posted at Defense Review. The article did catch our interest and we dug more to find out about the company behind this.
We weren’t able to attend this year’s IWA & Outdoor Classics 2011, which is the largest shooting sports and outdoors trade exhibit outside of the USA. Airsoft is now a regular mainstay at the IWA & Outdoor Classics and more airsoft exhibitors were there to present their wares and work on potential partnerships such as licensing, sales, and development.
Word has been going around the interwebs about this Paintball Robot project by a professional photographer, RC enthusiast, and paintball player. He wants to build it to for it to be used in paintball scenarios, and can be quite easily adapted to airsoft use too. However, he wants to go beyond that, looking into potential military and life-saving applications.
The Airsoft Automatic Electric Gun (AEG) that was developed by Tokyo Marui is now 20 years old. First introduced in 1991, it enabled airsoft players to untether themselves from the Classic Airsoft guns where the gas powered airsoft guns were connected via hose to gas tanks. It was such trouble to have your backpack’s space to accommodate a tank, leaving a small room for everything else., or having an extra load when you just need s a fighting load for short games.
We had a preview of badass rabbits in “Cat Shit One” a week ago. Now, it’s time to get back to the real world where men fight battles in a far-away land and come back home with scars, physically and mentally. Danfung Dennis’ “Hell and Back Again” is a gut-wrenching film documentary, showing the real human side of the war.
Or not? We’re not sure yet as we’ll have to verify if it will happen. So far there’s only one confirmed thing: that KWA will manufacture the KRISS Super V Vector .45 ACP (and perhaps the other .45 variants such as the CBR and SBR models) in gas blowback form. What we also hear is that an AEG version is also planned for those who prefer an AEG. With whatever power source, we're finally glad that the KRISS will be released for the airsoft market.
In airsoft that is, it has been ages and the Accuracy International AW/L96 airsoft sniper rifle replica does not yet have a replacement. And it looked to remain that way until Accuracy International revealed their latest creations: the AX338 and something to spruce up the M700 Remington with the AX AICS (Accuracy International Chassis System).
Well, what a week that was as the Shot Show 2011 started the year for airsoft with the displays of products that will dictate what to expect for the rest of the year. While Shot Show 2011 is primarily a real steel display over the years, Airsoft is getting more and more visibility and acceptance even those who previously have avoided it. This also marks a milestone for airsoft as the maturity of the hobby/sport and its benefits as a safe and realistic training tool are now pretty much obvious, and detractors getting fewer.
There are two things that I want to say about the positive things happening to airsoft. One, Optimus Prime sent me the link tweeted by Manuel “Magololo” Arcos of Chile that Airsoft is now officially recognised as a sport in the country after a long but constructive struggle by the Chilean Airsoft Community. Two, the final video report of Airsoft Medicine, headed by Dr. Airsoft about efforts of Airsoft manufacturers to follow standardized FPS limits.