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Realistic Magfed Paintball is Trending
Magfed paintball has exploded in popularity in recent years and continues to grow, thanks in no small part to the support thrown behind it by some of paintball’s biggest manufacturers. However, tactical magfed paintball has also received a major boost from an incredible source, the world’s foremost name in airguns, airsoft guns, and air-powered tactical training equipment—Umarex! The Umarex magazine fed paintball line is both unique and innovative, taking realism for tactical paintball games, force-on-force training, and affordable practice to an amazing new level!
So You're Looking to upgrade your AEG?
Automatic Electric Guns are a lot of fun and most commonly the first airsoft gun you will buy. They are versatile for all styles and game modes of airsoft play and most importantly, FUN! Having semi-auto is great but the first time you flip the selector to full auto, you will understand why AEG's are the dominant form of gun on the field. So now you own one of yourself; what can you do now to truly make it your very own AEG? A lot of airsoft enthusiasts will customize their AEG's with replica accessories or in some cases real optics, lights and lasers. At some point you may be inspired to have the same accessories on your AEG platform as you see the battle rifle configuration of your favorite Military or Law Enforcement unit... Or just like that rifle from that wild action movie you just saw! There are so many options and flavors of external customizations that you may end up with a few different looks and functions depending on what you throw on it!
Green Gas vs CO2 for Airsoft Pistols
In the world of air pistols the most common method of pushing BBs or pellets out of the barrel is via compressed gas. After all these are airguns we are talking about. When it comes to repeating and blowback air pistols there are two major propellants that shooters will encounter: 12 gram CO2 and green gas. For those of you who have only shot .177 caliber pistols, you are most likely familiar with those small capsules of fun. But what is green gas? Stay tuned and we’ll flesh out some facts about each and how you can best use the appropriate platforms.
What is an Airsoft Skirmish?
Some call airsoft “paintball for grown-ups” but many airsofter players take it a bit more seriously, especially when it comes to an official event hosted by an airsoft field or organization. Of course like everything there’s an in-between too. In airsoft, some may call that middle of the road event a skirmish. A localized event during which a group of people get decked out in camouflage gear and navigate private grounds shooting at each other. In simple terms, that’s a “Skirmish” or “Skirmishing”. It’s a step up from a backyard shoot-out and a step down from a full blown airsoft milsim event which is simulated military mission game play.
Where is Ammo In Stock?
Wouldn’t we all like to know the answer to that ammunition in-stock question? The hard truth is that it’s not. Those of us in the shooting industry that shoot live-fire rounds in addition to our airsoft obsession are just as hard pressed to find handgun and rifle rounds as those that don’t work for a firearm or airgun company. Fortunately for us we still have a small stash of airsoft BBs for internal use and we have shipments scheduled so we can keep a good flow of Elite Force BBs at your local airsoft fields and stores for your local events. We wouldn’t be doing our jobs right if we didn’t. That’s not to say it won’t be challenging at times because we’re not immune to the increased demand that resulted from the pandemic and ammo shortage.
Airsoft Tips for Competition Practice and Training Drills
Here’s some airsoft practice tips from shooting competitor Deb Ferns of Babes with Bullets. She’s been using airsoft rifles from Elite Force and Umarex for a while now after running into the guys from Gnat Warfare, a company that sets up interactive ranges for events. Whether it’s to introduce someone new to the shooting sports or to get some additional practice and trigger time in when sending live powder rounds down range just isn’t possible, Deb has found ways to use airsoft to her advantage.
My Love for Airsoft
There’s an old saying that goes, “there are friends, there is family, and there are the friends that become family.” I feel this way about airsoft. I’ve talked several times about how the sense of community drew me into the hobby of airsoft. What I haven’t talked about is exactly WHY that community drew me into airsoft.
My First Airsoft Skirmish Experiences
A few years back I received my first initiation into force-on-force airsoft war. Actually, it was 11 or 12 years ago I think. Yikes. I’m getting old. My second experience wasn’t long after, but it wasn’t as an active member of a squad.
Stronger Together as an Airsoft Community
One of the reasons that I first got into airsoft was the togetherness of the community. Of course, I enjoyed the actual activity of the hobby as well - we grow up as kids playing friendly shooting games, so being able to continue those games as an adult is a bonus for everyone. Everyone can use an escape.
What’s Going to Happen to Airsoft?
We’re experiencing history in the making. For the first time in our lives, a worldwide pandemic threatens billions of lives around the globe. In an effort to curb the record-breaking spread of the disease, strict sanctions have been issued in many countries worldwide; banning any gathering of people, effectively making it impossible for airsoft fields to operate, and shutting down any and all planned airsoft events for the foreseeable future.