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.
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.
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.
Socom Tactical is excited to announce that its had a huge selection of Tokyo Marui delivered (also known as TM Next generation recoils and pistols). As many of you know TM produce some of the best airsoft replicas in the world with many manufactures copying their design. Below a is a break down of some of the exciting items that have arrived!!
If you’ve been playing airsoft for any amount of time, you’ve probably experienced fogging. Fogging occurs when the hot, humid air from your breath condenses on the cool surface of your eye-protection or rifle sight. This water build up can make it very difficult to see anything during a game.
If you look at metal under a powerful microscope, you might expect to see a smooth, shiny surface like you see with your eyes and feel with your fingers. However, what you will actually see is a cracked, mountainous exterior not unlike a satellite photo of the Alps.
NATO sizes are made up of 6 digit numbers which represent metric cm sizing for different parts of the body. This is how many army products are sized in Europe, so it’s worth being aware of the conversions. They are structured as below.
NATO / British Army Jackets & Shirt Sizes
With shirts and jackets, NATO sizes will be displayed as ‘xxx/yy’ where ‘xxx’ is your full height in cms (not the length of the garment) and ‘yy’ is your chest size in cms.
NATO / British Army Trouser Sizes
Trousers are sized as ‘xx/yy/zz’ where ‘xx’ is your waist size in cms, ‘yy’ is inner leg size in cms and ‘zz’ is seat size in cms.
British Army Uniform – An overview
The British Army uniform is made up of sixteen categories. The most common of these categories is the Number 8 Combat Uniform made up of a multi-terrain pattern smock, jacket and trousers. Before 2011, there were additional designs suited for desert and more tropical uses; however these have since been replaced with the one Combat Uniform – designed to blend in with a range of environments. With hats, there are different coloured berets for the different regiments. These then have a regiment or corps badge attached when wearing number 8 combat uniform.
NATO / British Army Clothing, Footwear & Accessory Size Chart