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S-Thunder Products Demo Video & Review

S-Thunder Launcher Video Review

Now for some destructive news. S-Thunder send in some demos and a review of their products… "S-Thunder's Grenade Launchers, M203 Style Grenade Shells & Foam Ball Grenade Shells have been reviewed and demonstrated in a Milsim game in United States. Using propane gas, AirsoftRetreat.com's Booligan demonstrates S-Thunder's Milsim Grenade Launchers, M203 Style Grenade Shells & Foam Ball Grenade Shells and utilized a variety of projectiles ranging from:

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S-Thunder Milsim Grenade Launchers

S-Thunder Short Barrel Full Metal Grenade Launcher

Latest press release from S-Thunder with their launch of new full metal grenade launchers in three diffrent types. Check the photos, links to reviews and video below… “Since the successful introduction of S-Thunder’s Short Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher, S-Thunder is pleased to announce the launch of the following new products:

Short Barrel Full Metal Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB02)

Long Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB11)

Long Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher Kit (Item ref # ASG-SB22)

Highlights of the new grenade launchers are as follows

Short Barrel Metal Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB02)

  • FULL METAL BODY
  • "Spring" loaded breach loading for quick & easy loading
  • RIS Mount to fit accessories (ie optics) or can be fitted for underslung use
  • 1 lb overall weight – light & easy to carry for CQB, Scenario, Woodsball or Skirmish games
  • 8-3/4″ length grenade launcher (approx 4-1/2″ barrel length)
  • M4 type pistol type composite grip (interchangeable grip)
  • Comfortable to hold & easy to use
  • Fits in most holsters
  • Safety & release switch
  • Accommodates all 40mm diameter paintball / airsoft grenade shells including S-Thunder’s 40mm Shocker M203 style grenade shellsand CO2 powered foam ball grenades
  • MSRP US$99.99 (*)

Long Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB11)

  • BIG BROTHER of Short Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher (item ref # ASG-SB01)
  • 0.5 lb overall weight – light & easy to carry for CQB, Scenario, Woodsball or Skirmish games
  • 11-3/4″ length grenade launcher (approx 7″ barrel length) – similar size to many pistols
  • High impact & durable polymer body
  • M4 type composite pistol type grip (interchangeable grip)
  • Comfortable to hold & easy to use
  • Fits in most holsters
  • Breach loading for easy loading
  • Safety & release switch
  • Fits “longer” versions of 40mm M203 style paintball / airsoft grenade shells including S-Thunder’s range of short, standard length and long barrel 40mm Shocker M203 style grenade shells and CO2 powered foam ball grenades
  • MSRP US$74.99 (*)

Similar to S-Thunder's Short Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher, the trigger pull and hammer force of the new grenade launchers also are ideal for use with CO2 powered grenades as well as grenades charged with HPA/Top Gas/Green Gas/Red Gas/R134A etc.  Trigger is not excessively "tight" and the lighter trigger force will significantly "reduce" a player's reaction time when firing at stationary or moving targets.

S-Thunder is also introducing a new Long Barrel Pistol Grip Composite Grenade Launcher Kit.  This is an affordable starter grenade launcher kit for players:

Long Barrel Grenade Launcher Kit – Item ref # AGL-SB22 includes

  • “long barrel” Composite Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB11)
  • one (1) Gas Powered Standard Length M203 Style Shocker Grenade Shell
  • one (1) Single Cartridge CO2 Cylinder
  • one (1) CO2 Cylinder Adaptor nozzle
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of US$174.99 (*)

Demonstration videos and media reviews of the Composite Grenade Launcher can be seen here:

Tim of CQB Radio states that “these are two really cool options … I like the fact that they you can carry these around and they have the pistol grip on them.”.  Compared to other hand held grenade launchers, Tim notes that S-thunder's are "more functional since it does have the pistol grip, real trigger, its got a safety.  This is a good option if you want to be a grenadier, but don't want to carry an M203 underneath a gun or attached to your gun which adds a lot of extra weight…"

Booligan of Airsoft Retreat comments that “…it’s a grenade launcher that can fit in your pocket, and in that regard, it certainly does its job well…I continue to be impressed with S-Thunder’s products, especially their launcher pistol lineup.”

Commenting on S-Thunder's growing line of grenade launchers and grenade shells, Yu-Hon Li, Director of Business Development states that "we are very pleased with the results from the earlier release of the Short Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher.  After selling several thousand units since September, we look forward to offering our new short barrel metal grenade launchers and the long barrel composite grenade launchers to the milsim community to enhance the playing experience of both paintballers and airsofters with a line of functional, durable and affordable products."

Yu-Hon also notes that “players, media, distributors and retailers will be able to keep track of S-Thunder’s latest releases at its Facebook page offering everyone an open forum to learn and discuss about S-Thunder's products.  S-Thunder will also be participating at upcoming trade shows worldwide including the Hong Kong Toy Fair, IWA & Outdoor Classics in Germany and the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in the USA."

The S-Thunder TEAM
S-Thunder Limited

www.s-thunder.com
www.youtube.com/sthundertv

www.facebook.com/pages/S-Thunder-Paintball-Airsoft/164846156880820

Note:
(*) Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for items listed are S-Thunder Limited’s suggested price for these items. Please check local retailers for exact pricing, specials, promotions, or other pricing. MSRP is subject to change without notice.

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S-Thunder Announce their Facebook Page

S-Thunder Facebook Page

I guess S-Thunder would like to put most of their information at Facebook… “S-Thunder is pleased to announce the launch of its new Facebook page preview video CQB Radio of S-Thunder's new Short Barrel Full Metal Grenade Launcher & Long Barrel Composite Grenade Launcher can see seen on the S-Thunder Facebook page.

Distributors, wholesalers, retailers, media and players can keep track of the following at S-Thunder’s new Facebook page:

  • media video reviews & tests
  • new product releases
  • new product developments
  • general news
  • S-Thunder’s sponsorship of events
  • S-Thunder’s participation at paintball, airsoft, milsim exhibitions

The S-Thunder TEAM
www.s-thunder.com
www.youtube.com/sthundertv

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S-Thunder Pistol Launcher and Kits Announced

S-Thunder  "Short Barrel" Pistol Grip Composite Grenade Launcher

The news of these new releases from S-Thunder have been circulating around and finally they have sent more information about this to our Inbox. Interesting news items for those who have a destructive streak in airsoft. These products are the pistol grenade composite launcher and kits… “S-Thunder is pleased to announce the launch the first in a new series of grenade launchers.

S-Thunder’s “short barrel” Pistol Grip Composite Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB01) is first entry level release in this new product line.  Highlights of the new grenade launcher are as follows:

  • Entry level unit (Item ref # ASG-SB01) of a new line of single barrel grenade launchers from S-Thunder
    Pistol type grip grenade launcher
  • Easy to use and comfortable to hold
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of US$69.99 (*) – making S-Thunder’s grenade launcher one of the world’s most affordable grenade launchers
  • Body is made of a durable engineered composite material allowing the grenade launcher to be durable, light weight and easy to carry
  • Trigger pull and hammer force are ideal for use with CO2 powered grenades as well as grenades charged with HPA/Top Gas/Green Gas/Red Gas/R134A etc.  Trigger is not excessively "tight" and the lighter trigger force will significantly "reduce" a player's reaction time when firing at stationary or moving targets
  • Accommodates all 40mm diameter paintball / airsoft grenade shells including S-Thunder’s 40mm Shocker M203 style grenade shells and CO2 powered foam ball grenades
  • Breech loading allows for fast reloading
  • Safety and release switch is included in unit as an added safety precaution
  • Interchangeable pistol AR grip – users can customize the grenade launcher grip by changing the standard M4 / M16 style pistol grip with other AR grips available in the marketplace

S-Thunder is also launching its Pistol Grip Composite Grenade Launcher Kits.  These are affordable grenade launcher kits for players and S-Thunder will offer two (2) styles of kits as follows:

  • Grenade Launcher Kit #1 – Item ref # AGL-SB21 includes:
    • “short barrel” Composite Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB01)
    • one (1) Gas Powered Foam Ball Grenade Shell
    • one (1) Single Cartridge CO2 Cylinder
    • one (1) CO2 Cylinder Adaptor nozzle
    • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of US$149.99 (*)

  • Grenade Launcher Kit #2 – Item ref # AGL-SB21-A includes:
    • “short barrel” Composite Grenade Launcher (Item ref # ASG-SB01)
    • one (1) Gas Powered Grenade Shell (short M203 style)
    • one (1) Single Cartridge CO2 Cylinder
    • one (1) CO2 Cylinder Adaptor nozzle
    • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of US$149.99 (*)

Demonstration videos and media reviews of the Composite Grenade Launcher can be seen here:

Booligan of Airsoft Retreat has reviewed S-Thunder’s Composite Grenade Launcher mentioning the interchangeability pistol grips and they ‘mounted up a .45 style grip adaptor for a paintball gun, however it is the same design as real steel ARs, so your options are limitless’ and in his conclusion, Booligan states that ‘I am very pleased with this launcher, namely because it is so incredibly compact, and it gives you impressive firepower.’

Yu-Hon Li, Director of Business Development at S-Thunder mentions that 'we will soon be releasing long barrel composite grenade launchers as well as metal versions.  One of our goals is to offer a line of grenade launchers which grenadiers can easily set up and quickly fire at targets when needed.  During our research, we found that many grenade launchers were not effective when firing M203 type grenade shells when filled with CO2.  The trigger and hammer mechanism of several other grenade launchers we tested were either:

  • not strong enough to properly trigger the CO2 powered grenades when needed
  • had very tight triggers and required excessive trigger force to activate CO2 powered grenades’

Both of these issues significantly increases the reaction time and reduces the performance of grenadiers.  Our engineering team designed a simple, but effective mechanism to resolve this and S-Thunder now offers a line of grenade launchers that have:

  • a trigger mechanism that is slightly lighter to the touch allowing for a more comfortable and smooth trigger control
  • a hammer mechanism that has enough ‘force’ to quickly activate CO2 powered grenades when required

S-Thunder's enhanced trigger and hammer mechanisms will allow players to fire their grenades easier and faster.  This is extremely important as it provides grenadiers an added edge by reducing reaction time when firing upon a target and therefore increase an individual’s performance.’

S-Thunder's grenade launchers are compatible with all brands of 40mm M203 style paintball / airsoft grenade shells, including S-Thunder's line of Gas Powered Grenades and its line of short & long barrel Gas Powered Foam Ball Grenades which can be used to launch paintballs, bbs, rubber pellets, colored water, smoke powder, confetti as well as 40mm foam rockets.  S-Thunder will be introducing additional short and long barrel grenade launchers in the coming months to provide a wider range of choices to best suit each player's individual needs. 

Commenting on the use of composite materials, Yu-Hon states that "S-Thunder is taking full advantage of the wide range of speciality engineered materials that are available today.  Several years ago and due to the fact manufacturers were limited by the number of material choices available, metals were used for manufacturing many items.  For example, several components in todays modern automobiles utilize engineered composite materials, whereas up to a a few years ago, these same parts were made of more heavy and costly metals.  Today, when the choice of materials available is so vast, S-Thunder is utilizing leading edge composite materials in our new line of grenade launchers that are as durable as metal, light weight and more cost effective to manufacture.  In keeping with our mission, S-Thunder continues to offer customers functional, innovative, quality and durable products at affordable prices.  Our engineering team found unique ways to reduce the manufacturing costs of S-Thunder's new line of grenade launchers and we are happy to pass these savings directly to our customers.  We feel that S-Thunder's pistol type grenade launchers perform as well or better than most others and are among the lowest priced units available in the market, undercutting many others by 30 to over 50% in price.  This will allow for a wider range of grenadiers to have access to these products for use in milsim, scenario, woodsball, CQB as well as for law enforcement and tactical / military training use.".

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S-Thunder Airsoft Grenade and Landmine Reviews

S-Thunder is proud to inform us of print and video reviews of their airsoft landmines and grenades. The print review was done by Airsoft International Magazine for the May 2010 issue, and uploaded Youtube video is done by the c7 Viper Airsodft Show. If you want to know more about these products, just click on the main link above. The landmines come in different colours, depending on the operating environment you’re in.

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