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Shot Show 2011: KWA announces New Products and H&K Licensing deal

From the show floor at Sands Expo and Convention Center at Las Vegas NV, KWA announces a new line-up of professional training pistols and announces a deal with UMAREX to license the H&K trademarks.

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Las Vegas, NV and City of Industry, CA – January 18th, 2011 – KWA is pleased to announce several new products that will beimage unveiled at the 2011 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Products Reborn

After two generations of refinement and development, KWA has established the KP series to be both reliable and robust, however an element was always missing. Through a manufacturing agreement with UMAREX Sportwaffen GmbH & Co KG, the exclusive license holder of the Heckler and Koch trademark, KWA will reintroduce the KP series as official Heckler and Koch USP series pistols. This agreement also permits other KWA products to bear the world famous HK trademark and design. The popular KG36C is now the HK G36C. Last but not least, the highly anticipated MK23 SPECWAR is now officially the HK MK23 USSOCOM pistol. The HK MK23 USSOCOM incorporates the latest NS2 technology and retains all the features of its firearm counterpart.

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New HK pricing will be announced when the products are ready to ship at the end of the first quarter of 2011. All KWA manufactured HK products will be available through KWA Authorized Resellers and UMAREX USA retailers.

Commitment To Training

The KWA M series pistols are considered to be the most reliable training pistol available in the market. Ever since its absence, KWA has received numerous inquiries and requests to design and build a suitable replacement. After two years of intensive development and collaboration with various military and law enforcement agencies, KWA is proud to introduce a new concept in training pistols: the Adaptive Training Pistol (ATP).


The ATP is an evolution of the M17 design; built with the most up-to-date NS2 internal gas system. All the characteristics have been retained from the original design, such as grip angle and takedown. The new pistol features an extended slide release and interchangeable back straps to adapt to different user’s hand shapes and to better mimic other popular standard issue pistols. The KWA ATP is scheduled for release by the end of second quarter of 2011. Pricing and performance specs will be announced at a later date.

Old Friends

Two additional pistols will be released in 2011 as well. KWA will bring new life to its classic 945C with the NS2 gas system. The 945C will be KWA’s first subcompact pistol powered with NS2 technology and will pave the way for future models of similar size. Not to ignore historical favorites, KWA has also designed and produced the TKV33. The size and shape of the pistol is closely modeled after the original firearm, making it a perfect collectors piece. It will be one of the first models in a series of classic pistols to come.


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KWA leads the industry with innovative and high performi
ng airsoft products by combining precision engineering and a passion to outperform. With unparalleled customer and warranty service, KWA strives to ensure that all of its products are of the highest quality and its customers are properly cared for. The introduction of the 2GX AEG (Airsoft Electric Gun) gearbox and the NS2 GBB system has set a new standard in airsoft technology.

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Phone: 626-581-1777

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This article, Shot Show 2011: KWA announces New Products and H&K Licensing deal, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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UMAREX USA Opens New Facility

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PRESS RELEASE. After a year and a half of construction, Umarex USA “shot” the ribbon on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, to mark the official opening of operations at their new facility. Located at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the new North American headquarters for Umarex is just six miles from their previous location. Over 150 people including area citizens, state and city officials, and Umarex employees gathered at the front of the new building for the ceremony.

In lieu of a ribbon cutting, the event was marked by a ribbon “shooting”, where master gunsmith, Danny Williams, used an airsoft rifle to “cut” the ribbon by shooting a balloon at the ribbon’s center which was stretched across Umarex USA’s main entrance. Service techs, Ryan Hunt and Sean Shipman, fired five blank rounds each to further mark the official beginning of operations at the new facility.

The investment in the new facility was created out of the growth that Umarex USA has experienced since their leasing of a 30,000 square foot Fort Smith building in June of 2006. All operations have now moved from that facility to the new building, which has nearly 117,000 square foot of floor space with 30,000 square feet dedicated for future assembly and manufacturing. Adam Blalock, President and CEO of Umarex USA, attributed the recent success to the partners and employees of Umarex USA. “The support we have received from all of our partners, and our caring group of employees has provided us with the means to be successful in the economic situation that our country is now experiencing,” Blalock stated at the grand opening.

Martin Wonisch of the PW Group, who traveled from Arnsberg, Germany for the event, stated, “We are proud of the success of Umarex USA and all that they have done in such a short amount of time and we congratulate them for their successes. It is a proof of the dedication from the employees that has allowed for such a large amount of success in a short amount of time.”

Umarex USA estimates to employ 60 to 120 people over the next three years. This is in addition to the more than 80 sales representatives located throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico. “We chose Fort Smith for the people, for the work ethic, the integrity, and because of the excitement for opportunity here.” stated Blalock. “The City of Ft. Smith, the Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, and the State of Arkansas have all been great to work with and tremendously supportive as we’ve developed this project. We are most grateful. Our whole team is excited about our new Chaffee Crossing address.”

The state of the art facility boasts such features as a 50-meter private indoor gun range, quality control lab, gunsmith department, and a sophisticated shipping and receiving distribution center. The building is also equipped with high-tech video conferencing and audio visual capabilities. Umarex USA has also incorporated several “green” concepts into their building and operations including motion activated lighting, recycling, environmentally friendly building materials, skylights, and low energy consuming heating and cooling standards.

Umarex has been an expert in airguns for more than 35 years, an expertise that stems from the close association with Walther firearms. They manufacture and market airguns, paintball products, airsoft guns, blank-firing guns, self-defense weapons, firearms, and laser-based measurement and leveling instruments. Umarex USA’s shooting sports products are marketed under the brand names: RWS, Walther, Hämmerli, Beretta, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Desert Eagle, RAM, Colt, and Regent. Umarex USA products can be found at both national and local sporting goods retailers throughout North America.

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The Stuff We Missed for Week Ending June 13th 2010

It’s that time of the week where we try to catch up on all the news we missed or something we found interesting that didn’t deserve a full article. Here are the some things we didn’t get to discuss for week ending June 13th 2010.

This article, The Stuff We Missed for Week Ending June 13th 2010, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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ARES H&K G36 Series sous licence Umarex

Nous avons donc la confirmation que les G36 Umarex dévoilés vendredi par eHobby Asia, disposant entre autres d’un recoil engine ( effet blowback ) et de marquages officiels H&K, sont en fait la nouvelle version des G36 ARES annoncée sur Airsoftnews en septembre. Ce rajeunissement a un fort impact sur le prix, celui-ci double en moyenne sur toutes les versions, même si elles se positionnent en concurrence vis à vis du Marui qui flirte avec les 480$ ! Comptez en effet $274 pour le G36C, $337 pour le G36K et $374 pour le G36 sur WGC.

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