The season of spook is upon us! In celebration of Halloween, here are a few ways you can add some extra fright to your airsoft events! Read more
You may not have heard of Stratiam before, but their products have brought new ideas to the market with regards to airsoft grenade systems. We’ve seen the Airsoft innovations Tornado grenade previously and their newer Cyclone impact & XL Burst banger grenades. we’ve seen the ASG Storm grenade develop since the release of the Strataim line, but for all the gas powered, BB spraying, enemy slaying grenades out there we’ve found this is the best on the market for size, reliability and durability.
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Accurate shooting is what makes the difference between victory and defeat. No matter what airsoft game mode you’re playing, taking out more members of the enemy team is going to give you a huge advantage.
A grenade launcher is the answer to pretty much every question when it comes to airsoft. Need to clear a room? Bumped into 4 enemies by accident? Enjoy launching 200 BBs at someone with effortless ease? Airsoft grenade launchers are your friend! They solve all these problems and more, so here’s our best airsoft grenade launchers!
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Unless you’ve been living in a cave, on Mars, with your fingers in your ears, you may have heard of Fortnite. The latest hotness among the youth involves a lot of shooting and a lot of players! Fortnite is the most popularly played and streamed game right now, with even big names like Drake getting in on the action. In fact, Fortnite is so big, it’s even expanded its reach into the world of Airsoft!
The best sunglasses for airsoft perfectly combine style with protection. When ballistics are flying all over the place, your first consideration should be your safety.
Tokyo Marui HK416 Devgru – £575
The Tokyo Marui Next Generation recoil series has been a massive step forward in airsoft due to the fantastic recoil and blowback action built into an AEG (Automatic electric gun). We’ve seen mechanical blowback and pneumatic blowback before in AEGs , but no company has done a recoil system as efficiently as Tokyo Marui. Sure there’s the BOLT recoil AEGs, but Tokyo Marui have put so much work into making sure the recoil action doesn’t harm the receiver, piston or any other internal parts of the gearbox, it all moves in perfect synchronisation.
Now onto the model itself, it’s based off of the DEVGRU (Seal Team Six) model and comes with the quick detach flash hider & supressor as well as a Tango Down style foregrip. The crane stock is also different from the standard HK416 stock. The batteries are situated in the crane stock, but is wired to take Tokyo Marui’s own battery configuration without a Tamiya or Deans connector, however we offer a free service to fit either of these connections on making it easier to use 8.4v, 9.6v or 7.4v batteries. We do not recommend using 11.1v LiPo batteries unless it has been modified by a technician to do so. The trigger response on 7.4v batteries is brilliant out of the box anyway.
The mid capacity magazines can hold up to 82 rounds, but can also be adjusted to hold only 30 rounds for milsim games. 430 round high capacity magazines are also available, however this does eliminate the functioning bolt stop when it runs out of ammunition. Both the HK416 and M4 Stanag type magazines work in the HK416.
As expected from Tokyo Marui, the FPS is approximately 280 with every one of their models, but this in no way hinders the performance of the RIF. The range and accuracy out of the box is brilliant. If you feel you need to change or upgrade the hop system then a Maple Leaf hop rubber with a ZCI 6.02mm tightbore barrel is a great combination for brilliant performance.
Sometimes, subtly takes a back seat and you need to go loud. And nothing goes loud like an airsoft grenade. Grenades and flashbangs are an efficient and viscerally enjoyable way to disorientate and take out a whole group of enemies at once.
Ah, the age old question: Which is better? The M16 or AK47?
It’s a question that’s been raging since the question of whether an AK47 is better than an M14 battle rifle was soundly answered in favour of the Kalashnikov during the Vietnam War.
Jing Gong G36c – £145
The JG G36 has been around for years and many like myself started of with one for their first gun, but lets look at why.
First of all it’s and inexpensive, durable ABS plastic rifle with lots of potential for customisation, for example you can change the standard skeletal style stock to the KV shark stock or even get the M4 stock adapter to attach a stock tube and new stock. This is ideal for those that don’t like the standard folding stock aspect of the G36 and want the comfortable feel of a crane or viper stock. Magazines are readily available for these in both high capacity (470 round) and mid capacity (100-140 round) magazines, available from MAG, Cyma, JG, Classic Army and Tokyo Marui. Another customisable aspect of the G36 is the M4 magazine adapter allowing you to use M4 type magazines.
Hop-up (or High Operation Power Up) is the back-spin put on airsoft BBs to increase their range via something called the Magnus Effect. By applying backspin to a projectile, you get better range and better accuracy.
The JG Bar 10 (or VSR 10) is arguably one of the best base airsoft guns in the market for upgrading to an ultimate bolt action spring sniper rifle. Starting with the externals, the Bar 10 features a rubberised texture body, instantly giving it one up on the Tokyo Marui VSR 10 which has a basic ABS plastic body. It has sling points on both the front and rear of the lower body with the 20mm bipod rail readily available. The upper half is full metal like the TM one and comes with a 20mm picatinny rail for sights and scopes. Oh and it even comes with a 3-9×40 scope! The scope has a nice, clear crosshair and also comes with the scope rings necessary to mount the scope on.
Gun fights are sweet. That’s about all there is to it. So here’s a top five!