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Iron Airsoft GBBR Conversion Kit for Magpul PTS ACR

Iron Airsoft has announced a GBB conversion kit for the popular Magpul PTS ACR AEG. Featuring a WA based system, the Iron Airsoft GBB Conversion Kit will accommodate WA compatible magazines and with the absence of the battery compartment, Iron Airsoft has recreated the quick change barrel system to more accurately reflect the real steel ACR. Release will be sometime this summer.

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This article, Iron Airsoft GBBR Conversion Kit for Magpul PTS ACR, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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WE Tech L85 GBBR coming soon in Desert Tan

WE Tech Taiwanese distributor, Powerstar, has revealed some sample shots of the recently released WE Tech L85 in a bold new livery of the Desert Tan variety. I’ve seen the L85 with Desert Tan furniture but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a L85 receiver sporting anything other than black. It kind of works.

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This article, WE Tech L85 GBBR coming soon in Desert Tan, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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WE Tech releases open bolt M16A1 VN GBBR

WE Tech today released in Taiwan, their open bolt gas blowback replica of the venerable M16A1 Vietnam era rifle complete with teardrop forward assist, non-tapered delta ring, three prong flash hider and 20rd type short magazine.

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Images courtesy of Arms-cool.net

This article, WE Tech releases open bolt M16A1 VN GBBR, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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WE Tech FN P90 GBB

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This article, WE Tech FN P90 GBB, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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Filed under FN Herstal, Gas Rifles, GBBR, P90, WE

Inokatsu 2011: Desert Eagle .50AE GBB and updated GBBR line-up

Inokatsu has updated their incoming and expected inventory range for 2011 and has a few little surprises, starting with quite possibly the Desert Eagle to end all GBB Desert Eagles, the Co2 powered Inokatsu Desert Eagle .50AE. This pistol behemoth is constructed from 100% Stainless Steel and comes fully licensed with IMI trademarks thanks to their relationship with Cybergun. This is Inokatsu, so your going to pay, $1200USD that is.

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Inokatsu Desert Eagle .50AE

New from the GBBR stable for 2011…

Inokatsu M4 CQBR Navy SealInokatsu M4A1 SOPMODInokatsu M16A4 USMC

This article, Inokatsu 2011: Desert Eagle .50AE GBB and updated GBBR line-up, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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Filed under .50AE, CO2, desert eagle, Gas Pistols, Gas Rifles, GBB, GBBR, Inokatsu

Video of the WE M14 Gas Blowback [sechs on a stick]

As the Taiwanese wholesalers start to soon get their grubby mitts on the new WE M14 GBB, we begin to see lots of enticingj34cez4a videos starting to populate the interwebs. Here is a couple of new videos from the Taiwanese based manufacturer showing us a little of what we can expect from the blowback M14 GBB. Shipping date appears to be around end of June, start of July and retail is about $400USD. Initial production run is 200 units, so don’t miss out.

 

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This article, Video of the WE M14 Gas Blowback [sechs on a stick], was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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ViperTech CAR-15 (Colt Model 607) GBBR in Production

The latest video released by ViperTech is demonstrating their Adjustable Valve System (AVS), a system similar to the NPAS if you will, but I couldn’t help

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but notice that they are testing it on what appears to be yet another new Vietnam era replica, the CAR-15 SMG, also known as the Colt Model 607.

Like the G&P CAR-15 we reported on yesterday, the ViperTech CAR-15 appears to be true to the original design with the stumpy M16 stock and A1 triangular hand guards but unsure if the stock is adjustable. One thing I did notice is that this CAR-15 has a Forward Assist which means it’s a replica of the Colt Model 607A, either by design or accident.

So what is the CAR-15 Colt Model 607?

Colt Model 607 (1965 – 1966). The Colt Model 607 prototype had shorter versions of the M-16A1’s triangular handguards, but the ones that reached combat had round, ribbed handguards. The stock remained solid, but was shortened a little. These were made up as part of the 1965 S.A.W.S. contract.

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This Model 607 was made with a retractable butt stock. It had an overall length of 26 inches with butt collapsed. The retractable butt stock resembled a shortened standard rifle butt stock, but had a two-position latch recessed in the back that allowed it to be extended and locked into position. Length of pull increased by 2.7 inches. Two additional models were produced, the 607A with forward assist and 607B with a three round burst.

This article, ViperTech CAR-15 (Colt Model 607) GBBR in Production, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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FOX News >> Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt >> Oh, this Toy is a Machine Gun right?

I could probably summarize this article into one sentence, “FOX News, nuff said.” but here we go again…

jiqbrwgsI was alarmed to read this morning an article picked up by Tactical Milsim on a story from Fox News with the fear mongering headline “EXCLUSIVE: Toy Gun Sold in U.S. Can Easily be Converted to the Real Thing”. I read it, scoffed it and dismissed it as another alarmist, sensationalist story from that cynical, disingenuous news organisation we call FOX News but it now seems to have gathered traction and with brethren starting to question the validity of the naysayers I felt the need to re-open this wound.

Let me quote…

“Felons, illegal immigrants and all others banned from buying a gun in the United States have a new alternative if they’re looking to get their hands on a firearm: Just buy a toy.”

Boom!! Right out the box, FOX News strikes fear in to the hearts and minds of thousands of parents across America that just bought ‘Jonny’ that new Airsoft rifle that he proudly shows off to his team mates at his local skirmish field and are now frantically searching for the receipt for a speedy return to the store.

“When the ATF seized a shipment of 30 of these guns in October from a port in Tacoma, Wash., it said they could be “readily convertible” to machine guns. But gun experts called that claim absurd and said the ATF was overstepping its bounds.

Now one of those critics is reversing his position, saying at least one airsoft manufacturer has taken the quest to be authentic a little too far.”

grfjgw5kOh really. We’ve been waiting for some time now for BAFTE to cough up evidence to support their claims that the WE TTI M4 lower receiver can be ‘readily converted’ to operate as a machine gun. All we’ve received is ‘no comment’ and answers to FOIA requests with what could only be considered a ‘Bait and Switch’ report on “Sigma Airsoft silencers”, seized in Phoenix in 2004, completely unrelated to the Tacoma seizure.

With BAFTE being backed into a corner, it’s now clear that their long awaited response, instead of ‘fessing up to their mistake, is using disingenuous news organisations to scare the livin’ bejesus out of American citizens.

“The airsoft can be converted to an AR-15,” firearms manufacturer Leo Gonnuscio told FoxNews.com after testing the make and model of airsoft guns seized by the ATF.

Having concluded that several other airsoft guns could not be converted to fire real ammunition, Gonnuscio said he was surprised to find that he was able to to transform this particular gun to the real thing  — and with “minimal work,” because its bottom half, or “receiver,” is so similar to an AR-15’s.

To make the airsoft receiver function just like an AR-15’s, Gonnuscio said, “All you have to do is drill one hole.”

“All you have to do is drill one hole” says ‘firearm manufacturer’ Leo Gonnuscio. Ok Leo, show us the proof, publish your reports, let us see a video, it’s all that we are asking, if only somebody would publish some conclusive visual tests? Oh, what was that Airsplat LLC? You have? Please take the floor Sir.

“In general, you’ll notice many parts including upper and lower all seem very close to the naked eye. But on closer examination you’ll see the lower is 1/8” shorter, the upper doesn’t even fit on the lower, the pins are different sizes, lots of minor changes that are really noticeable, but when put side by side, become blatantly obvious.”

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Let me re-iterate the finer points…

► internal parts of real upper and airsoft lower do NOT allow the receivers to join

► pin holes and lugs to not match and do not fit

► AR-15 magazine does not fit into place on airsoft lower receiver

► airsoft bolt catch is positioned incorrectly and interferes with magazine seating

► airsoft Fire Control Group is different, will not operate an AR-15 upper

► thickness of receiver walls is different

► and so on…

 

fj0ebks2A firearms ‘expert’ Len Savage also weighs in on the debate and while expressing a similar asinine rhetoric, makes one valid point, why isn’t it the upper receiver, the part of the AR-15 that is regulated? Yes the lower contains the serial number, but it’s also the easiest part of the AR-15 to replicate. Like everything in this whole debacle, it’s ass backwards.
However I question Savages testimony and motivation taking into account his own unfavourable history with BAFTE.

psjlh3vq“But with time and motivation it could be possible to convert an airsoft lower to fire live rounds?”

Yes, and with time and motivation, it’s also possible for me to learn the Chinese language.

My point is, BAFTE’s defence hinges on the airsoft receiver being ‘readily convertible’, which it isn’t, as proved above by our friends at Airsplat. By the time you drilled and machined enough metal to fit AR-15 parts, the receiver would be so weak you would need to start adding metal plates to reinforce the mods. Oh, but then the pins wouldn’t fit, I need longer pins, but now my trigger group is out of alignment, you see where I’m heading with this. I’d have more success milling a real one out of proper bar stock in the first place.

Putting the technical issues aside, there is one thing that is really bothering me.

Where the heck is the American Airsoft Association? The A3 if you will. The advantage of having a national body to represent Airsoft is to educate; the media, the public, to lobby the Government on behalf of the Airsoft community. Their last update was January 2009.

Retailers, Players, Teams and Communities need to band together to form a new association and start providing positive representation of your sport.

Airsoft in North America is under attack, and it’s just the beginning.

This article, FOX News >> Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt >> Oh, this Toy is a Machine Gun right?, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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Filed under Airsoft Outlet NW, BAFTE, CBP, Gas Rifles, Miscellaneous, News, Politics, Tacoma

A Viper MK18 Mod. 0 Gas Blowback Rifle in the works.

Viper Technologies, as reported yesterday, is making great strides in it’s efforts to produce a large and quality range of gas blowback AR-15 replicas such as the M16A1 and A2, XM-177 E1 and E2 and modern replicas such as the M4 and M16A4. Details emerged today that Viper is also now producing a replica of the NSWC-Crane Division Mk18 Mod 0 via their Hong Kong shop.

All the usual Mk18 CQBR accessories are present such as the 7" RAS, LMT rear sight, crane stock and it’s difficult to tell in the supplied images from arms-cool.net but I’m sure I can see the quick release lever of the KAC type QD NT-4 suppressor.

Viper has also done some work in the finish and markings department with a more matt finish which should silence the critics of the black gloss in previous releases. Viper also works some magic with the markings, dutifully recreating a Colt look marking that cleverly integrates the Viper logo to avoid any trademark disputes and also recreates the manufacturing details giving us an odd mash-up of Viper, Hartford. Conn. and ROC (Republic of China) manufacturer markings. Although I am curious if it has the CRANE markings, or a version of, on the right hand side of the receiver.

   

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This article, A Viper MK18 Mod. 0 Gas Blowback Rifle in the works., was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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Filed under Gas Rifles, LMT, Mk18 Mod0, News, NSWC-Crane, QD NT-4, Suppressor, Viper

Viper Technologies Gas Blowbacks: FN Mfg. M16A2, M16A1 VN, XM-177. We Look, We Like

Viper Technologies, a niche Taiwanese manufacturer of higher end full metal Gas Blowback rifles, are1262527203 quickly becoming the darlings of the Vietnam mil-sim community with their XM177 and M16A1 VN replicas which are now production ready and have been getting good reviews from the airsoft fraternity. Thrown into the mix recently was also a FN Mfg. M16A2 replica, which is a refreshing change from the civilian COLT trademarks adorning most airsoft M16A2’s, giving a nod to FN Manufacturing’s long standing commitment to the US Military M16A2.

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Along with the M16A2, Viper Tech has been busy pushing out models from the Vietnam XM177 SMG right up to the M4 and CQB-R. It’s hard to pinpoint any central point of information on their line of airsoft product, they have a website, but it’s sparse and shared with what appears to be their generic CNC milling business. The good news is, that they have an active Youtube channel that has catalogued the chronological evolution of the Viper GBB since Sept 2009, here is a selection of videos starting with the original egregious torture test video.

The Egregious Torture Test of the Viper GBB Out in the field with the Viper CQB GBB 8min endurance test of the Viper M4 GBB Testing the new XM-177 Prototype Colt Model 727 replica with alloy bolt carrier M16A1 Prototype Testing XM-177E2 Prototype Testing Viper conversion kit for WA Production ready XM-177E1

 

The Viper M16A1 VN, meanwhile, has been getting some special treatment, and by special treatment I mean some carefully crafted abuse and artificial deterioration to give it that used look which is only appropriate for a replica of a Vietnam relic. Check out the finish compared to say the often criticized black glossy appearance of the XM-177 (first image) from the pictures below courtesy of God Armed Blog.

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Viper are always thinking and always expanding their product line with a particular affection for Vietnam era rifles but keep an eye out for new additions to the below catalog such as an Mk18 replica which is believed to be in the works.

 

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This article, Viper Technologies Gas Blowbacks: FN Mfg. M16A2, M16A1 VN, XM-177. We Look, We Like, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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Filed under FN Herstal, Gas Rifles, M16A1, M16A2, M4A1 GBB, News, Viper, XM-177, XM-177E1, XM-177E2