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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: kristen.coss@airventuri.com.

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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?&

World Market Leaders Join Forces : UMAREX Receives GLOCK License

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

ARNSBERG, GERMANY (September 22, 2017) – UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG (UMAREX) headquartered in Germany receives the first worldwide license from the well-known Austrian weapons manufacturer, GLOCK, for the reproduction of its internationally recognized pistols. UMAREX is thus writing a new chapter in its success story as the world market leader in licensed replica handguns. Eyck Pflaumer, managing partner of UMAREX, summarizes the results of the intensive negotiations, “For years now, the trust between our two companies has been growing and we are looking forward to further developing this relationship with GLOCK. From November 2017 onwards, gun fans will find the first replicas of these famous pistols in outdoor retail locations almost everywhere in the world.”

Founded in 1963, GLOCK has been setting the global standard for handguns with polymer frames for decades. UMAREX and GLOCK are two world market leaders meeting on equal terms, the best prerequisites for a successful partnership. UMAREX will in the future build the famous GLOCK pistols in the categories “Airguns” (4.5 mm / .177) and “Airsoft” (6 mm). GLOCK replicas will be distributed worldwide through sporting goods dealers, except in France and French territories. Umarex USA and the Elite Force Airsoft group of Umarex USA will distribute the world-leading GLOCK pistol replicas exclusively throughout North America. Distribution in the USA is expected to begin first quarter 2018. Particularly attractive for collectors, the license allows the replicas to carry the original markings and be marketed in authentic packaging.

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 medium sized 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®, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics™, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.

About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2017, GLOCK celebrates its 31st Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit US.GLOCK.com.

The KRYTAC KRISS Vector AEG

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The announcement is a bit dated, but KRYTAC (KRISS’ training and simulation arm) has started producing their own line of Vector AEGs.

June 30, 2017 – Brea, California, USA – Today KRYTAC®, KRISS USA’s brand of premium performance airsoft and training products, launches the first and only officially licensed KRISS® Vector AEG. The all-new AEG is the first of its kind, and an exact replica of the KRISS® Vector SMG Submachine Gun. The KRYTAC® KRISS® Vector AEG is shipping now to KRYTAC® distribution partners.

The dimensions of the all-new KRYTAC® KRISS® Vector AEG are a 1:1 scale to its firearms counterpart. Additional external features include the side folding stock, ambidextrous safety and selector switch, MIL-STD 1913 picatinny top rail, MIL-STD 1913 picatinny bottom accessory rail, and a Trident flash hider mounted to the 14mm counter clock wise threaded barrel.

Internally, the AEG is powered by a vertically oriented mechbox, with V2 compatible gears, piston, piston head, and cylinder. A short type motor pulls the AEG main spring, which is guided by a quick detach metal ball bearing spring guide. Semi, two round burst, and fully automatic fire modes are controlled by a micro-switch trigger and electronic control board with integrated 3034 MOSFET. Additional internal features include the famous KRYTAC® rotary hop up, bucking, and a 155mm inner barrel. Feeding the KRISS® Vector AEG is a 95 rounds mid capacity magazine.

Accessories
Factory standard accessories include the DEFIANCE® front and rear folding polymer sights, a 7-slot MIL-STD 1913 picatinny side rail section, and one magazine. Initial deliveries of the KRYTAC® KRISS® Vector AEG will ship with one (1) additional free mid capacity magazine.

Pricing and Availability
The KRYTAC® KRISS® Vector AEG is shipping now to the United States and is available for a suggested retail price of $449.00 (US). Other international markets including Asia, Europe, and South America will receive initial shipments by the end of July. First deliveries to Canada will be made by the end of August.

Additional magazines are available individually for $24.95 (US), or as a three-piece value package for $69.95(US). International pricing varies by region.

krytac.com

Airsoft SD Merges with Air Venturi

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Air Venturi to offer expanded airsoft product line this September

CLEVELAND, OHIO (August 21, 2017) Airsoft SD, a high-quality airsoft gun and accessory importer, has merged with Air Venturi, the leading manufacturer and importer of airgun, airsoft, and ammunition brands. As a result of the merger, Airsoft SD’s wide line of TSD airsoft products will be offered by the Cleveland based company.

“TSD spring revolvers, airsoft sniper rifles, and airsoft BBs are some of the most respected products in the industry,” says Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s Director of Business Development. “We are excited to join forces with a company as passionate about shooting sports as we are, and welcome TSD customers and fans into the Air Venturi family.”

This merger will expand Air Venturi’s already impressive line of airsoft rifles, pistols, and accessories to a wide range of vendors and customers. TSD products including rifles, pistols, batteries, magazines, and other gear, will be available for purchase to vendors beginning September of 2017.

For additional information contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by email: kristen.coss@airventuri.com, or phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253.

For up-to-date news and information from Air Venturi, sign up for email updates by emailing dealers@airventuri.com and letting them know you would like to receive exclusive, members only information.

About Air Venturi
Air Venturi is manufacturer and exclusive importer for international airgun, ammo and accessory manufacturers such as: Air Arms, Beeman, Eun Jin, Evanix, Feinwerkbau, Haendler & Natermann, Kral Arms, Mantis, Sumatra, Sam Yang and Western Justice. We also carry a full line of airgun products from leading manufacturers including: AirForce, Anschutz, Ataman, Benjamin, Beretta, Browning, BSA, Colt, Crosman, Daisy, Diana, Gamo, Hawke, Smith & Wesson, Tanfoglio, Umarex, Walther, Webley, Weihrauch, Winchester and many more.

www.airventuri.com

Giaco Whatever – 4000 PSI BB Gun VS Coca Cola Experiment

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

YouTube channel Giaco Whatever took a homemade, multi-barrel BB gun featured in a previous video, and upped the PSI from 130 to 4000, in addition to loading the gun with metal BBs. The end result is something that is understandably quite destructive.

Don’t try this at home, seriously.

You can check out more of Giaco Whatever’s videos here.

AW Custom – Salient Arms International DS 2011 Airsoft Training Weapons

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

There are a plethora of 2011 style competition pistols on the market. Many of them are fine competition guns, but they lack the rugged durability and dependability of a solid, reliable duty or personal defense weapon.

Seeing this gap in the market, and already well known for making high performance, rugged weapon systems, Salient Arms International set to work producing a double stack pistol that could clean up at the competition range and defend your home or protect your life in the field. The end result of years of research was the Salient Arms DS 2011 pistol. Precision machined with a form follows function attitude the SAI DS was manufactured for no other purpose in mind then to fill the needs of the hardcore shooting enthusiast.

Equipped with aggressive front and rear slide serrations, milled lightening cuts on both side of the slide and aggressive competition style sights the SAI DS clearly is a pistol designed for shooters by shooters. As with all of their products, Salient Arms International rewrote the rules of 2011 style pistols when they manufactured the DS, forging a new trail and leaving old conventions behind, the end result is a pistol that functions in the harshest conditions, under the heaviest of stresses and provides service you can stake your life on.

Authentic Trademarks and Engraving
The Salient Arms International™ 2011 DS Airsoft Training Weapons are licensed under Salient Arms International™ directly. The pistols are constructed under the inspection of Salient Arms International™ to ensure they look like and feel like as real as possible.

Two Different Lengths
The Salient Arms International™ 2011 DS Pistol will available in both 5.1 model and 4.3 model. The 5.1 model will feature a standard sized, full length 2011 DS Pistol with a 109.9mm inner barrel. The 4.3 model will feature a compact sized, medium length 2011 DS pistol with a 94.5mm inner barrel.

Diversified Compatibility
Using the Tokyo Marui™ Gas System, the Salient Arms International™ 2011 DS Pistol can be upgraded from a wide pool of available parts and components, ensuring easy repair and maintenance and years of reliable service.
More Detail
SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Box Length: 320mm
  • Box Width: 170mm
  • Box Height: 55mm
  • Package Gross Weight: 1585.0g (5.1) & 1555.0g (4.3)
  • Pistol Length: 210mm (5.1) & 205mm (4.3)
  • Pistol Height: 150mm (5.1) & 150mm (4.3)
  • Pistol Weight (No Mag): 665.0g (5.1) & 625.0g (4.3)
  • Magazine Weight: 335g
  • Inner Barrel Length: 110mm (5.1) & 94.5mm (4.3)
  • Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Package Includes:

  • 1 x Pistol
  • 1 x Gas Magazine
  • www.armorerworks.com/airsoft/guns/pistols/ds-series