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SIG SAUER Introduces PROFORCE M18 Airsoft Pistol

Monday, July 20th, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 20, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the SIG AIR® PROFORCE® M18® airsoft pistol.

This newest addition to the SIG AIR PROFORCE line is a replica of the U.S. Military issued M18 handgun in look, balance and handling characteristics. As with all SIG PROFORCE airsoft products, the M18 is designed for professional training and for discerning recreational airsoft shooters who demand the highest quality and reliability.

The PROFORCE M18 has an optic-ready slide with removable rear sight plate for easy mounting of the soon to be released SIG AIR Reflex Sight. Like the PROFORCE M17, the M18 is field strippable and features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blowback action. The magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable airsoft BBs. The PROFORCE M18 also has an adjustable hop-up feature and picatinny accessory rail. It comes standard with a flush mount, green gas magazine. A CO2 cartridge magazine is also available and sold separately.

“The SIG P320-M18 handgun is very popular because of its adoption with the U.S. military as part of the Modular Handgun System. It has since become the official handgun of the U.S. Marine Corps, and was most recently adopted as the official handgun of the U.S. Air Force, which has only increased the demand for the handgun in the civilian market,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “The SIG AIR PROFORCE M18 has the same look and feel as the P320-M18 making it the perfect option for training in a variety of environments and refining your technique when you can’t make it to the range.”

PROFORCE M18 Airsoft Pistol:

Total length; 7.7 inches
Barrel length: 3.5 inches
Power Source: Green Gas or CO2
Caliber: 6mm BB
Muzzle Velocity using .20g Polymer BBs: Green Gas – up to 320fps / CO2 – up to 410 fps
Muzzle Energy: Green Gas – 1 joule / CO2 – 1.5 joules
Magazine Capacity: 21
Weight (w/magazine): 24oz.
Finish: Coyote Tan

The SIG AIR PROFORCE M18 is now shipping and available at sigsauer.com. For more information on the complete SIG AIR airsoft product line visit sigsauer.com/airsoft.

SIG SAUER Introduces New SIG AIR Reflex Sight

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 22, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the new SIG AIR Reflex Sight for fast and accurate target acquisition.

Designed to fit the SIG AIR M17 pellet pistol and ProForce M17 airsoft pistol, this low profile 1x23mm reflex sight features a wide field of view and 3 MOA red dot. The manual brightness control, located on the front of the sight, has six illumination intensity settings making it easy to see the red dot in all lighting conditions. The sight features easy to use windage and elevation adjustments, and the lightweight aluminum housing and shock-proof design ensure durability.

“We have seen strong demand for reflex sights on our SIG AIR pistols,” said Matt Handy, Director, SIG AIR. “With an increasing number of law enforcement and recreational shooters now using red dot sights, our new SIG AIR Reflex Sight delivers rapid target acquisition for those training with our SIG M17 pellet and airsoft pistols. The sight is also designed to fit future SIG AIR pistols.”

The SIG AIR Reflex Sight comes with a 1CR20 32 battery and two optic mount plates – one for airguns and one for airsoft.

SIG AIR Reflex Sight Specifications:

Magnification: 1x23mm

Height: .98 in / 25mm (without picatinny mount)

Width: 1.53 in / 39mm

Length: 1.88 in / 48mm

Weight: 1.41 oz / 40g

Overall Elevation Adjustment Range: 40 MOA

Overall Windage Adjustment Range: 40 MOA

Battery: 1CR20 32

Battery Life: 100 hours under max brightness

2000 hours under min brightness

Rainproof

MSRP: $59.99

The ProForce M17 is available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

SIG SAUER Introduces New SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus Airsoft Rifle

Monday, December 16th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 16, 2019) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle. Designed and engineered for professionals and discerning recreational shooters, the MCX is the latest offering from the rapidly growing SIG AIR division of SIG SAUER.

“The SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus is a very effective, safe training tool for professionals and avid target shooters that replicates the look and feel of its firearm counterpart, making it an ideal option for training in a myriad of environments where live fire is not possible,” said Matt Handy, Director, SIG AIR. “This is an exciting product for SIG AIR because, like the MCX, it’s completely modular and can be easily configured for multiple variations or loadouts based on purpose.”

The SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle is a battery-powered, automatic electric gun (AEG) that runs on a rechargeable battery. The airsoft rifle features an adjustable “hop-up” creating spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. Equipped with interchangeable springs for velocity enhancement, the SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus has three fire control modes (safe, semi-automatic, and automatic). The included magazine holds 120 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs, with a velocity up to 370 fps and muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB.)

ProForce MCX Virtus Airsoft Rifle:

Total Length: 30”
Barrel Length: 11.5”
Weight: 6.5 lbs
Finish: Black
Muzzle Velocity: up to 370 fps
Muzzle Energy: 1 joule
Caliber: 6mm BB
Magazine Capacity: 120 rounds
Power Source: automatic Electric (Battery)

The ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

MSRP: $459.99

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

SIG SAUER ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol Now Shipping

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 12, 2019) – The SIG SAUER ProForce P229 – the official training firearm of the U.S. Coast Guard – is now shipping to the commercial market.

The semi-automatic ProForce P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with an ergonomic polymer grip. Powered by green gas, the ProForce P229 features a full-metal slide with realistic blowback. The drop magazine holds 25 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs, and a picatinny accessory rail allows for the mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. The fixed front and rear white dot sights facilitate quick target acquisition.

The velocity of the SIG AIR ProForce P229 is up to 295 fps with muzzle energy of .8 joules (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:

Total length: 7”
Barrel length: 4.75”
Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Finish: Black
Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps
Muzzle Energy: .8 joules
Caliber: 6mm BB
Magazine Capacity: 25
Power Source: Green Gas

MSRP: $ 179.99

The ProForce P229 is available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

SIG SAUER ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol Now Shipping

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 16, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is now shipping the semi-automatic SIG AIR ProForce M17 airsoft pistol.

Designed for professional training, this high-end SIG AIR ProForce airsoft pistol is a replica of the U.S. Army issued P320-M17 9mm pistol in look, balance, and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability.

The ProForce M17 features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blow-back action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. An adjustable “hop-up” feature creates spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. A picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy accessory mounting, comes with an optic cut for the addition of the soon-to-be-released SIG AIR Red Dot Optic, and is available in 12g CO2 cartridge or green gas power options.

ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

Total length: 8.5”
Barrel length: 5.5”
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Finish: Coyote Tan
Muzzle Velocity using .20g Polymer BBs: Up to 410 fps (CO2), up to 320 fps (Green Gas)
Muzzle Energy: 1.5 joules (CO2), 1 joule (Green Gas)
Caliber: 6mm BB
Magazine Capacity: 21
Power Source: CO2 or Green Gas

MSRP: $179.99

The ProForce M17 is available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

Air Venturi adds Officially Licensed Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 CO2 Pistol to Line Up

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

CLEVELAND, OHIO (September 27, 2019) Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns is pleased to announce the latest addition to its licensed Springfield Armory® replica airgun line – the 1911 Mil-Spec CO2 BB Pistol.

“Adding to our ultra realistic replica line of Springfield airguns, we are knocking it out of the ball park with the new Springfield 1911 Mil-Spec.” says Scott Stevens, Air Venturi’s National Sales Manager. “XDMs are just hitting the market now, and hot on the heels we are introducing a Springfield 1911 BB gun in time for retailers to add it to their shelves for the holiday shopping season. We chose the Mil-Spec because it does reminisce of the Springfield heritage, and is one of Springfield’s more popular 1911 platforms.”

The 1911 Mil-Spec features an authentic and functioning grip safety, full-metal construction and Springfield Armory® markings on the slide, grip and frame. Powered by a 12 gram CO2 cartridge, the 1911 Mil-Spec and can shoot velocities up to 320 fps with steel BBs (350 fps with Dust Devil BBs) – perfect for backyard or basement plinking. The pistol features an 18rd drop-free mag and full blowback.

This pistol is the latest in the line of popular Springfield Armory® replica releases from Air Venturi since receiving the official license in early 2018. Air Venturi also produces the iconic M1 Carbine air rifle, available as both a BB airgun and airsoft versions, as well as the XD(M) pistol replica series, available in multiple finishes and sizes.

For additional information on the full Springfield Armory® replica line from Air Venturi, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253 or email: [email protected]

For up-to-date news and information from Air Venturi, sign up for email updates direct on airventuri.com.

SIG SAUER P365 BB Pistol Now Shipping

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 23, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the new P365 BB Pistol is now shipping. Modeled after the award-winning SIG SAUER P365 everyday, high capacity, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense.

The P365 BB pistol is designed to fit in available P365 holster systems for easy practice of efficiently drawing from concealment. The 12-round magazine holds 4.5mm (.177 cal) premium steel BBs and also houses the 12gr CO2 cartridge for fast reloading.

The P365 BB Pistol shoots up to 295 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

P365 BB Pistol:
Total length: 5.75”
Barrel length: 3.25”
Weight: 0.8 lbs
Finish: Black
Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps
Caliber: 4.5 mm Premium Steel BB
Magazine Capacity: 12
Power Source: CO2

The P365 BB Pistol is now available for purchase at sigsauer.com/store.

MSRP: $99.99

PTS SYNDICATE LICENSES MAWL FOR AIRSOFT

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., known for its rugged, advanced photonic solutions for the defense and aerospace industries, and PTS Syndicate, a prolific licensee of products in the tactical market, are proud to announce an exclusive licensing agreement to bring the internationally recognized B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser) to the global airsoft community. PTS Syndicate will be manufacturing and bringing to market the MAWL® -PTS, the only official licensed MAWL® replica, which will be easily accessible to consumers through PTS Syndicate’s extensive distribution network in Asia, Europe, and North America.

MAWL®

The MAWL® family of weapon lasers has been adopted by select Special Operations Forces around the world, and is currently in use, and deployed with a variety of U.S. and international defense, government, and law enforcement agencies as a standard weapon laser. It departs from the typical box design as a response to direct end-user feedback. With the ability to seamlessly transition power output, and divergence to adapt to environmental demands, the MAWL® is based off of three design parameters: to be used under stress, in the dark, and with gloves on. Incorporating cutting edge VCSEL technology for clearer, and more consistent illumination, with improved ergonomics and interface, the B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® remains unparalleled in performance.

For more information on the MAWL®-PTS, including its official release date, please watch www.ptssyndicate.com. For more information on the MAWL® and other B.E. Meyers & Co. products please visit www.bemeyers.com

MAWL® is a registered trademark of B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.

Strike-Hold! – Top 10 Must-Have Airsoft Guns That Don’t Exist – Yet

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

One advantage of airsoft over ‘real steel’ firearms, is you can own airsoft replicas of guns that would normally be out of reach of civilian hands. Having a gas-powered, training-grade airsoft clone of a select-fire, cool guy gun, like, say, an MP7, sure beats not being able to have one at all. However, even with the myriad awesome airsoft replicas out there (Stoner 99 LMG, anyone?), some guns – whether they be classic, early 20th century weapons, rare pre-production models that never got far past the prototype stage, or modern firearms still in development – are just begging for an airsoft replica, but inexplicably don’t have one available. Strike-Hold! has compiled a list of 10 of these guns that are just begging for an Airsoft replica.

It’s a good read, so check it out at the link below:

strikehold.net/2019/05/15/top-10-must-have-airsoft-guns-that-dont-exist-yet

Seriously, why hasn’t anyone come out with an airsoft G11 yet?

colinfurze – Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Here’s a video from YouTube channel colinfurze, which details the creation of an “Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase” inspired by the one in the Kingsman movie. Of course, I’m sure many of you are aware of H&K’s MP5k Operational Briefcase, which is the real world basis for the briefcase gun in the aforementioned movie.

You can check out more of colinfurze’s videos via their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp68_FLety0O-n9QU6phsgw

UMAREX Expands Official License with Smith & Wesson

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

FORT SMITH, Ark., (January 22nd, 2019) – UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG (UMAREX), headquartered in Germany, expands Smith & Wesson® licensed replica offerings with the addition of airsoft and paintball categories. UMAREX® has been Smith & Wesson’s license partner for BB and pellet guns since 1996.

Eyck Pflaumer, managing partner of UMAREX, stated, “We are very excited to further expand our license relationship with Smith & Wesson into the airsoft and paintball category. The Smith & Wesson brand is an iconic brand enjoying worldwide reputation. We are proud and honored to be Smith & Wesson’s partner since 1996. As the leading manufacturer and provider of replica airguns, we will give the new Smith & Wesson airsoft and paintball lines our utmost attention to please enthusiasts worldwide.”

The Elite Force Airsoft and Training 4 Engagement sales teams of Umarex USA will display 6mm airsoft and .43 caliber paintball models at the 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in booth number 15062 and booth 20112 in the law enforcement section.

Cliff Eisenbarger, National Sales Manager for Umarex USA’s Elite Force airsoft division said, “Our quality, consistency, and service has set airsoft industry standards to a whole new level and with the addition of Smith & Wesson to our strong assortment of licensed brands, we will continue to dominate the replica airsoft gaming market in six millimeter.”

About UMAREX
The UMAREX Corporate Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter firearm replicas and the largest importer of airguns in Europe. Its range of products comprises guns for defense and leisure time as well as sporting arms, airsoft guns, steel goods and top quality LED lighting devices. Founded in 1972, the company located in Arnsberg is now run by the second generation of the two founding families. An Austrian subsidiary with headquarters in Niederndorf and the company, Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, also belong to the Corporate Group. Together they maintain the group’s global presence through an extensive network of distribution partners. For more information about UMAREX Corporate Group visit UMAREX.com.

About UMAREX USA
Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon® Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force® Airsoft, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics™, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.

Knight’s Armament Airsoft Replica KAC Stoner LMG

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

An upcoming release under the Knight’s Armament Airsoft brand is a replica of the Knight’s Armament Company LMG, also known as the KAC Stoner 99 LMG. Fully licensed by KAC with full trademarks, the Stoner 99 replica features a CNC machined aluminum receiver, rail system, and outer barrel. The stock is made of aluminum, and is retractable to 6 positions. Mounting rails on top of the receiver, as well as at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions on the forend, allow for the attachment of optics and accessories.

The Stoner LMG fees from a 1200 round auto-winding box magazine, and features a full metal 8mm gearbox with quick detach spring feature, and adjustable hopup. The entire gun weighs 10.5 lbs, with a variable length of 32.24″ – 35″.

Air Venturi – Officially Licensed Springfield Armory Replica Series Debuting at SHOT 2019

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

CLEVELAND, OHIO (January 18, 2019) Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns will be showcasing its brand new officially licensed Springfield Armory® replica pistols and rifles at the 2019 SHOT Show, located in booth #2007.

The iconic M1 Carbine Rifle, the standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War, will be available through Air Venturi as both a .177 BB CO2 air rifle or 6mm CO2 airsoft rifle starting in spring 2019. Featuring an full metal receiver and synthetic wood look stock, the .177 CO2 BB Rifle shoots velocities up to 425 fps and gets nearly 40 shots per 12 gram CO2 cartridge.

When the XD(M)® series of polymer pistols were introduced in 2007 from Springfield Armory®, the line featured a ground-breaking design that offered new and higher standards for ergonomic comfort, ease of operation, features and performance. Over one decade later, Air Venturi brings this legendary series to the airgun and airsoft replica market, in both compact (3.8″) and standard (4.5″) configurations. The .177 BB

CO2 series features a 20 rd mag, full blowback and can shoot velocities of up to 325 fps. The airsoft pistol series are powered by green gas (with CO2 magazines available) and can shoot up to 280 fps in the compact models, and up to 330 fps in the standard models.

Both the airsoft and airgun versions offer interchangeable backstraps, like its firearm counterpart, for ergonomic comfort. The 3.8″ compact versions offer coordinating grip frame extensions to allow the use of the longer 4.5″ version magazines.

Both BB and airsoft models will be available in all black and black frame/silver slide finishes starting in spring 2019.

“We are beyond excited to be launching both the M1 Carbine rifle series and XD(M)® pistol series as our first replicas from the iconic Springfield Armory® line of firearms,” said Val Gamerman, President of Air Venturi. “The M1 Carbine embodies the history of the revered firearm that was used not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. The XD(M)® series of pistols, available in 8 different configurations, will be available in spring 2019, and will be a hit with airgunners, replica enthusiasts and airsoft fans alike.”

“With the 2019 release of the M1 Carbine and XD(M)® officially licensed replicas, this marks Springfield Armory’s first chapter in the airgun and airsoft industry,” stated Steve McKelvain, Springfield Armory® President. “This is the first of many replica rifles and pistols that will solidify both Air Venturi and Springfield Armory’s place in the progression of quality airguns and airsoft guns.”

Retailers are invited to learn more by visiting the Springfield Armory® and Air Venturi booth, #2007 at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

www.airventuri.com/av

SIG SAUER Introduces the SIG AIR ProForce Airsoft Line for Professional Training

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Newington, N.H. (January 17, 2019) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new, high-end SIG AIR ProForce airsoft line for professional training. SIG AIR ProForce products are designed as replicas of their centerfire counterparts in look, balance and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability. Initial SIG AIR ProForce airsoft pistol offerings include the M17 airsoft pistol and P229 airsoft pistol.

“The SIG AIR ProForce line of airsoft guns is designed for professionals who train frequently and want the option of training safely in realistic force-on-force scenarios,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “SIG SAUER is a huge proponent of training, and we will continue to offer our customers numerous new product options to facilitate the safe practice of gun handling and target shooting in various environments.”

The new SIG AIR ProForce M17 airsoft pistol is similar in look and feel to the U.S. Army issued P320- M17 9mm pistol and features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blow-back action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. An adjustable hop-up feature creates spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. A picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight.

Available in two power source options – 12g CO2 cartridge or green gas – the SIG M17 Airsoft pistol will be available with an optional optic plate mount for red dot sights. Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Coyote Tan.

ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

Total length: 8.5”

Barrel length: 5.5”

Weight: 2.6 lbs.

Finish: Coyote Tan

Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps

Muzzle Energy: 1 joule

Caliber: 6mm BB

Magazine Capacity: 21

Power Source: CO2 or Green Gas

MSRP: $179.99

Recently chosen by the US Coast Guard for training, the SIG AIR ProForce P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with an ergonomic polymer grip. The P229 airsoft pistol is powered by green gas and features a full-metal slide with realistic blowback. The drop magazine holds 25 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs and a picatinny accessory rail allows for the mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. Fixed front and rear white dot sights facilitate quick target acquisition.

Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Black.

ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:

Total length: 7”

Barrel length: 4.75”

Weight: 1.85 lbs.

Finish: Black

Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps

Muzzle Energy: 1 joule

Caliber: 6mm BB

Magazine Capacity: 25

Power Source: Green Gas

MSRP: $ 179.99

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

EMG / Sharps Bros “Overthrow” Licensed Full Metal Advanced M4 Airsoft AEG Training Rifle

Monday, December 31st, 2018

EMG International has partnered with Sharps Bros to produce a series of full metal AEG training rifles based on the ‘Overthrow’ AR-15 lower receiver design by Sharps Bros. The receiver set is CNC billet-style metal with an anodized finish and the lower receiver features an integrated beveled magazine flare magwell, styled after a hoplite helmet, with EMG & Sharps Bros licensing and engraved bullet pictogram selector markings. Furniture includes an aluminum M-LOK freefloat handguard and slim AR grip that houses the ARES high torque slim motor. One of the coolest features of this particular AEG is the inclusion of the ARES Electric Firing Control System – capable of safe/semi/3-round burst/full auto fire, the gearbox is programmable using a separate EFCS programming unit to change the available firing modes on the rifle.

The ‘Overthrow’ AEG is being offered in Black and FDE in three length variants: SBR, RECCE, and PDW.

For more details, including imagery of the other ‘Overthrow’ variants, check out the link below:

www.emgarms.com/86534

Classic Army M132 Airsoft Microgun

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Classic Army’s M132 Microgun is a minigun-style airsoft gun. The M132 features 4 barrels, and weighs 9 lbs. Powered by either HPA or Green Gas, the M132 is capable of shooting 38 rounds per second, and it feeds from an integrated 2200-round magazine, which is spring-loaded to insure proper feeding regardless of orientation. The M132 is compatible with standard AEG barrels, hopups, and buckings, and is electric motor driven.

www.classicarmy.com

U.S. Coast Guard to Acquire SIG AIR Pro Force P229 Airsoft Pistol for Training

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Newington, N.H. (November 2, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Coast Guard will acquire the SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol to be used for training with their Cadets and Guardsmen. The SIG AIR Pro Force line of products from SIG SAUER includes high-end airsoft pistols designed to be an exact replica in look, weight, balance, and handling characteristics to their traditional firearm counterpart.

“The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol is engineered and manufactured to meet the SIG standards for precision, quality, accuracy, and reliability,” began Joe Huston, Vice President and General Manager, SIG AIR. “The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol gives the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cadets and Guardsmen the ability to practice gun handling, conduct target practice in various environments, and train in realistic force on force scenarios with a pistol that has the same look and feel of their issued P229 sidearm.”

The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with a one piece molded ergonomic polymer grip and night sights. The pistol uses a semi-automatic firing mode with a gas blowback to replicate traditional firearm shots with a functional slide lock, and has a muzzle velocity of 280-340 ft/second and a range of 50-80 feet. The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 comes equipped with a SIG rail and one 25-round magazine.

“It’s an honor to build SIG SAUER products for use with our nation’s defense professionals and know they meet the highest standards for both quality and performance,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “The M17 pistol has been adopted by every service branch, our TANGO6 riflescopes are being integrated into the weapons systems of our special forces and the U.S. Army, and now we can add the U.S. Coast Guard’s SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol to the wide range of SIG SAUER products in use with the men and women serving our country.”

The U.S. Coast Guard’s acquisition of the SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistols was made through a small business set-aside awarded to Tidewater Tactical in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol will be available commercially in 2019.
sigsauer.com

EMG Salient Arms BLU Compact Airsoft Pistol

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

EMG has again partnered with Salient Arms to produce an airsoft replica of the SAI BLU Compact. Like the full-size EMG BLU, the BLU Compact features a durable polymer frame, machined aluminum slide and barrel assembly, and interchangeable backstraps; the BLU Compact will also be available with a stainless steel slide variant. Full SAI branding and rollmarks are featured on the EMG BLU Compact, along with lightening cuts and aggressive charging serrations on the slide, and a fully textured grip, making it look and feel virtually the same as the 9mm original. The BLU Compact comes with one 23-round magazine, with both Green Gas and CO2 variants available, however it is understandably compatible with the 30-round full-size BLU mag as well.

The EMG BLU Compact is currently a pre-order item with many airsoft retailers. It’s slated for a December 2018 release.

www.emgarms.com

Dominator – DM870 Shell-Ejecting Airsoft Shotgun

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Dominator’s DM870 is a shell-ejecting airsoft shotgun. Featuring a CNC-machined full-steel receiver, the DM870 has a total capacity of 4+1 CO2 shotshells, each of which can be loaded with three (3) 6mm BBs. In addition to the receiver, the outer barrel, bolt carrier, and trigger group are also all CNC-machined full-steel construction, and the DM870 also comes with a rubberized butt pad and front bead sight.

www.dominatorinternational.com/en_us/airsoft/shotguns/ds-ex8801-dm870-airsoft-shotgun

KRYTAC – Trident TR47 AEG

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

The Trident 47 SPR is part of KRYTAC’s line of Trident AEGs (Automatic Electric Guns). Reminiscent of Knight’s Armament’s SR-47, the TR47 is an AR-15-pattern AEG with a magwell that accommodates AK-pattern magazines, but features a button mag release instead of the traditional Kalashnikov mag release lever. The TR47 comes with the following features and accessories:

– Picatinny top rail
– Locking bolt and bolt release
– DEFIANCE pistol grip
– DEFIANCE TR213 M-LOK handguard
– DEFIANCE low profile flip sights
– KRYTAC battery stock
– Licensed CMC trigger
– Ambi safety selector
– Ambi sling loops

Internally, the TR47 comes with an 8mm ball bearing Nautilus mechbox and a KRYTAC 30k Neodyminum magnet high-torque motor. It’s capable of firing BBs and velocities between 390-410 FPS.

krytac.com/trident-mk2-series-2/trident-47-spr

EMG / Black Owl Gear Velcro Patch Series

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

The EMG Velcro Patch Series is made by Black Owl Gear in collaboration with Evike Manufacturing Group. It consists of various Velcro-backed patches of airsoft guns, with designs licensed from manufacturers including Salient Arms, Knight’s Armament, and Sharps Bros. In addition to all the guns, this series also includes a patch of the SAI Akimbo Panda, because why not?

You can purchase them at http://www.blackowlgear.com/default/parts-and-accessories/patches.html?&limit=24

SPARTAN117GW – Travis Haley Plays Airsoft

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Greg Wong AKA SPARTAN117GW posted some POV footage of a recent airsoft game he played with Travis Haley and his son. You kinda have to feel bad about those kids who are going up against an actual Force Recon Marine, but it looks like a fun time was had by all.

Major thanks to Greg for the tip! You can check out more of his videos via the SPARTAN117GW YouTube channel.

Tachyon: A Weapon Mounted Computer For Airsoft

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Tachyon is a seriously cool project up for funding on Indiegogo. A creation of Martin Hrehor of Košice, Slovakia, Tachyon is a weapon-mounted computer designed for use with airsoft rifles. Taking cues from Sci-Fi weapons, such as the MA5 series rifles from Halo and the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens, the Tachyon is able to display a programmable, active ammunition count, which is represented both as a numeric and graphical counter, which tracks shots via an infrared sensor mounted to the barrel. The Tachyon also has an adjustable brightness setting, clock, and battery monitor. Additionally, Tachyon mounts onto a Picatinny rail assembly, and had its own top-mounted rail, for attaching an optic.

At the time of writing, the initial run of 24 units were already claimed, so only non-reward contributions can be made at this time. Still, if all goes well with the project, it’s rather likely we’ll see more of the Tachyon later on.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/tachyon-a-weapon-mounted-computer-for-airsoft-arduino-computers

How to Build Full-Auto Airsoft Machine Gun (Out Of Coke Bottles)

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

YouTube channel The Q shows how, with 9 2L bottles, valves, pipes, clamps, a .5L bottle, and an air blow gun, you can make an airsoft machine gun with a fire rate around 600 shots/min.

Check out more of The Q’s videos at their YouTube channel.

AW Custom – EMG Salient Arms BLU Airsoft Pistol

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

EMG has partnered with Salient Arms to produce a gas blowback airsoft replica of the Salient Arms BLU pistol. The EMG BLU features a durable polymer frame, machined aluminum slide and barrel assembly, and interchangeable backstraps. Along with featuring authentic branding and rollmarks, the EMG BLU guns are constructed under the inspection of SAI to ensure they conform to the same look and feel as the real steel version. The SAI/EMG BLU comes complete with and one SAI-marked gas magazine.

www.armorerworks.com/airsoft/emg-salient-arms-internationaltm-blu-pistol-aluminium.html?&