Hours can be spent trawling the internet trying to find the right red dot sight or scope for your airsoft rifle, but it’s not always easy to find the right one. Here’s our little guide to helping you pick between a T1 style sight or Holographic sight or even between a 4x ACOG or a 3-9x full size scope. We’ll go through each style based on size and list the benefits of each one.
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In the wide world of airsoft we come across people from all different kinds of background and walks of life, but we all share a common interest and are all there for one main reason…to have fun! Each loadout is unique to the person who chooses it and wears it. Some players have all Viper gear, some choose to splash out even more and get 5.11 gear and some just get a mix of everything!
In airsoft (and primarily the military world) there’s several options and loadouts you can put together to cater for your needs and play style. These can range massively in prices depending on your budget, there are several brands like Viper, 5.11 Tactical, Tasmanian Tiger and Oper8 which each have their own range of fantastic pouches and load bearing equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
As many of you know Recent updates with the PCA 2017 have been going through this year. A Email has just been released from UKARA with the below information regarding the changes.
Fitted a Gate Warfet? Want to understand what all the trouble codes mean? Gate have now produced a video!
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Abbey Silicone Gun Grease is a powerful product designed specifically for plastic-on-plastic or plastic-on-metal applications – perfect for many of the airsoft guns out there!
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While fixing is great we all ways suggest replacing any faulty parts but is great way to fix a gun on the day for all spare parts please visit our Parts store here
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If you’re an airsofter using a gas blow back gun (GBB), you’ll hopefully be aware of what your weapon’s magazine is and what purpose it serves in aiding the firing process.
Below is the official user guide for the Double Tap Designs MK23 retention holster.
Available at the below link.
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.