You don’t always need to go to fields to have a great time with airsoft or get an exciting game type. A lot of times you can get the same enjoyment from setting up private games with your friends wherever able. Especially for those of you who don’t have the necessary fields close by to deliver standing game play. I know that as much as we love our local fields, it isn’t always viable for us to get to them.
The old crew from the Airsoft Club at Virginia Tech
So in today’s blog post, and more blog posts to come, we will share game type ideas to help get more diversity in to your airsoft experience. This is a game type that I first played with my group of friends while studying in college and playing at a local area the National Parks service granted us to play on (as long as we informed them prior to our trips out).
Here’s a quick review of the updates on the newly released Gen 2 LT19 M4s from Lancer Tactical. These guns are made from a quite robust reinforced polymer, and are a major upgrade from the previous generation, though still sitting in the “budget / beginner” price range (low $100 or so, depending on the model). Here’s a link to check them out: www.airsoftgi.com/LTGen2models
Full internals set from Gen 2 LT m4
The biggest improvement here is the change in the material from the cheaper plastic parts on previous LT models. The updated polymer portions have the feel and coloration similar to that of G&G Combat Machine or VFC M4s. As such, they have an overall sturdiness generally not found on rifles in this price range. Additionally, metal has been used instead of plastic on many key parts. Including: the fire selector, bolt release, trigger guard, motor grip plate, magazine catch, charging handle and front end assembly. The Upper receiver and barrel are standard dimension too! This means you will be able to change out for your favorite front end accessories and configurations.
I would like to note that the buffer tube is also made from polymer, but it still seems pretty sturdy due to the part’s thickness and I don’t suspect it would be easy to damage. All of the externals are standard size, so it is able to accept any aftermarket grips and stocks you may want to add.
The hop up now utilizes a rotary design very similar to the Prowin Hopups, aside from the chamber itself being made from plastic. The inner barrel is a Brass 6.03mm tight-bore.The superior design leads to some pretty impressive trajectory, especially given the gun’s price point!
Rotary Hopup is similar to the Prowin design but made from plastic
They have updated the mechbox as well. It now features 8mm steel bushings, XYT gears, a full metal rack piston, and a quick change spring which seems to be becoming an industry standard.
XYT Gears and Silver plated wiring
The other parts in the mechbox are typical of China-made guns. The piston head and air nozzle don’t seal very well in their stock configuration. This could potentially lead to air compression inefficiency. Good news though, the mechbox will accept any standard V2 internal mechbox components!
Front mounted polymer piston head on full metal rack piston
This new line of LT19 M4s from Lancer Tactical is a substantial improvement from their previous production models. Also included is a battery and charger. So, as a beginner you’re almost ready to get out and play straight out of the box. The price point is very competitive for the quality, especially when compared with competitors in the same range. There are some shortcomings as far as tuning goes, as you might expect, but there isn’t anything that effects overall function or that can’t be upgraded. This gun definitely falls in with the trend of all manufacturers steadily improving performance and price point on all models over the years. Check it out!
We’ve got huge news for all of you! The GI Family is growing even bigger, very soon as we open a brand new store here in Texas!
With the help of our friends at D14 Airsoft, we’ll be setting up our first ever on-field pro-shop to help our customers acquire each and every gameday necessity they require to stay on the field and playing Airsoft!
The Texas Boys are back at it again with another VLOG! Today, we take you on a whirlwind adventure that covers a multitude of subjects! First, We’ll introduce you to our newest team member, Colin, an avid airsofter high-speed cool-guy who will be working behind the scenes on a lot of our technical stuff. We also tackle a task for the Fighting’ CEO Himself, Walter, and go digging through the closet that should not be opened! Fish and Dave also have a nice fireside chat about why bringing airsoft guns in public is a very dangerous proposition. Remember kids, never show off your airsoft guns in public, as they can be perceived as a real firearm, and get you in serious trouble, or worse!
Written by Virginia resident and son of Odin, Marcus “Thor” Olsson, is his After Action Report for Augusta Airsoft, LLC. A frequent player to Ballahack Airsoft in Chesapeake, Virginia, all-around great guy, and a pillar of the airsoft community for Virginia.
The owner at Augusta Airsoft sent me an invitation to come out and play at his field located in Stuarts Draft, VA several months ago. I was finally able to make it out there yesterday…Below is my review of my experience going to and playing airsoft at Augusta Airsoft, LLC. Along with some information about the field…
For those that use navigation equipment, just punch in 152 Johnson Drive, Stuarts Draft, VA and that will get you there. For me…I live in Hampton, VA so it was just under a three (3) hour drive for me. Convenience stores and gas stations are close by the field just up the main drive and within just a few miles of the field located on the main highway.
Information About the Field:
Hours of Operation are Saturdays from 12:30PM to 5:00PM and Tuesdays from 5:30PM to 7:30PM (Rain or Shine)
Admission is $20.00 on Saturday and $10.00 on Tuesday
Rentals are $10.00
I highly recommend anyone planning to go to Augusta Airsoft, LLC that you check out their website. There you will find their safety rules and requirements posted, as well as an electronic waiver that you must sign before you go out to the field. There is also other information so again check out their website before heading out there.