IPSC Action Air is a very easy shooting sport to get involved in due to accessibility and how economical it is compared to other shooting disciplines within the IPSC bracket. It is worth noting that IPSC Action Air is a mirror representation of the Handgun discipline with only a few changes based on the equipment being used.
There are many fundamental elements to differentiating between a good rifle and a bad rifle. One of these elements relate to the ergonomics and functions of the rifle’s furniture. This review focuses on the one of many collapsible stocks which have been specifically designed to provide ergonomics, recoil dampening (not for Airsoft) and battery compartment (not for… well, it could be).
GBLS is a South Korean manufacturer who is noticeably new to the industry of Airsoft as a company and has decided to innovate past the norms of what is expected in the technological norms of today’s Airsoft market. The Dynamic Action System, otherwise known as the DAS, is a new mechanical system which simulates the reciprocation of a moving bolt carrier group without the use of gas propulsion. This system works with a split gearbox of one main gear that reciprocates the bolt carrier backwards, not only creating a recoiled effect but also compressing the spring in the bolt and chambering a new bb.
Secutor have been very busy trying to work on providing unique airsoft products without copying the designs of other products on the market. This is not a very easy thing to do considering how many variations and designs there are of all of the products they have branded. After the release of their gas shotguns, Secutor did not waste time producing their spring series. Although spring shotguns are not a new mechanism, they have been underrated as a cheap and unworthy alternative to AEGs and other primaries.
ASG have previously released the CZ Scorpion EVO A3 with much success followed by not only the CZ P09 but the CZ SP01 Shadow as well. Now comes the CZ Bren 805 A1/A2 in both short and long variants. It is a pity that the CZ Bren 805 did not get the same PTW-esque treatment as the EVO A3, however it did seem to get the same external treatment in regards to how closely it resembles the real counterpart.
The Nighthawk Covert Ops pistol is the latest revision from the Nighthawk Recon version, however there are a few little changes that have been made since the last model. Unfortunately we have not had the ability to review the Nighthawk Recon and hence will not be able to provide a comparison of the different versions in this review.
KJ Works has been the first airsoft manufacturer to replicate this pistol as close to the real steel as possible. This pistol is focused for use in competition shooting in Airsoft International Pistol Shooting Competitions also known as Action Air Pistol Shooting in the UK. One very special feature of the SP01 Shadow is the fact that even though it has been specially created for competition shooting, it is considered to be a Production Division pistol. This means that it can be used in a class of competition shooting in which it competes against standard, unmodified pistols.
The ASG (Action Sports Games) licensed P-09 Duty is OEM manufactured by KJ Works who are well known for making GBB and GBBR airsoft products over the past few years. It has been a while since KJ Works has brought a new pistol into the market and having the CZ P-09 as a new addition, has been a pretty original choice considering it hasn’t featured in many media streams as of late.
The Remington M40 is a bolt action sniper rifle which was co-developed and adopted by the USMC. A rifle that chambers the 7.62 NATO caliber round, the M40A3 variant was developed to be used by Marine snipers with a match grade barrel. Unfortunately this rifle was succeeded by the M40A5 in 2009, but with the McMillan stock, the M40A3 has little difference to that of the M40A5. The ASG licensed VFC M40A3 is very much a cool representation of that rifle.
The WE XDm is one of the newest range of GBB pistols from WE-Tech, and hence has been one of the first pistols to have shown more promise than the previous range of GBB pistols manufactured by WE. The pistol looks like a direct copy of the real steel variant with some slight differences of which would only prove to be either aesthetic or functional in a real steel pistol (the chamber indicator on the top of the slide).