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.
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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.
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.
Gun bags aren’t just useful for keeping your guns in. They can stop you getting arrested.
Like most quality past times, getting started with airsoft requires some investment. At the very least, you need some amount of protection and an airsoft gun. Most people who get started airsofting borrow guns from friends, but eventually everyone wants airsoft gear to call their own. Here’s our realistic guide to budgeting your gear.
BBs are the bread and butter of airsofting. Without BBs, we’d just be idiots running around with expensive sticks. But what are BBs actually made of?
So you’re new to airsofting? Or maybe you’re an old salt that’s picked up some bad habits on the battlefield? Make sure you avoid these classic airsoft mistakes…
At some point this summer, the sun will come out and when it does and you’re out skirmishing, it’s important to stay cool. Overheating can lead to exhaustion, heatstroke and a generally unpleasant and sweaty weekend. Here’s how to keep your cool while airsofting.
In our earlier blog, we talked all about camo and how best to use it. This week, we’re going to go a little more in depth into shooting from concealment. Most of this will apply to snipers, but the general tips can be useful to any squads looking to take advantage of cover and ambush tactics.
Airsoft and airsoft guns occupy a bit of a grey area of British law. For years, the government failed to differentiate replica firearms and airsoft guns from the real thing. The result? An intolerant legal system with little sympathy for authentic airsoft enthusiasts and heavy limitations on legitimate businesses. From the 2nd May 2017 the Policing & Crime Act (2017) introduced an exception from the classification for airsoft guns as firearms, so long as they meet certain criteria. But it’s taken us quite a while to get here…
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.
Probably the last thing you want to do in a fire fight is get your phone out, but here are a few reasons why you might want to.
They say there’s an app for everything and that includes airsoft. Sure, you can’t shoot anyone with an iPhone, but there are a number of logistical apps on the market that can help you coordinate your strategies on the battlefield. Here are just a few of the most popular apps for airsoft. Read more
Any airsoft fan will be quick to tell you that airsoft is the best military simulation sport available and is second to none. But is this all just hyperbole? Airsoft and paintball may appear to be very similar on the surface, but dig down and you’ll discover that they are in fact quite different.