New Product Spotlight – Revision Extreme Weather Goggles

Everyone is familiar with Revision Military. The Vermont-based, U.S. made brand is known for its high quality ANSI Z.87.1 Rated Optical Protection devices; otherwise known as goggles, sunglasses, and more recently their BATLSKIN project. Revision’s reputation as such a high-quality domestic brand would later carry on Revision’s Desert Locust Goggles to be the choice for the U.S. Army’s standard-issue eye protection, and to this day remains in the same position.

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Reputation aside, and all things taken into account (price, lenses, etc), I personally love Revision’s goggles. I’ve taken my goggles onto the range and onto the airsoft field for over 5 years now, with no plan to ever switch to another brand of eye protection. There is simply no other system I find as comfortable nor as well designed as Revision’s Desert Locust Goggles because of their fit, their protective ratings, and Revision’s dedication to QC and simply creating the best system out there to protect both users in the civilian market as well as on duty with LE/MIL.

Well, many people had heard that Revision Military would be bringing out a thermal lens in Q4 2014/Q1 2015, and I can proudly report that I, in fact, have a set of Revision’s Extreme Weather Goggles in my hands. While these goggles haven’t strayed from the crazy comfort that the Desert Locust Goggles nearly perfect, Revision has made some welcome changes to these new EW Goggles to ensure they will maintain visibility even in harsh conditions and disruptive environments.
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The most interesting feature added is definitely the thermal lens. Maintaining ballistic protection properties while finding a system to prevent fogging in weather like blizzards and tropics is by no means an easy task, but Revision has done so by using a very thin sheet of polycarbonate along with a rubber seal, much like we have seen in most paintball masks that have done the same. This thermal lens addition also still maintains an extremely low profile, rising only about 1mm above the normal lens surface. Second, a felt-lined foam layer has been added to the already godly-comfortable rubber seal, creating a more insulated space when the goggles seal with your face. I can also see this being a huge improvement in climates at which things like sweat and water will make goggles stick to your face without a fabric seal… OUCH.

All in all, these improvements are great for extreme weather, and guys playing out in the Midwest and North-East U.S. will likely find these features an absolute must. For California and desert  climate players, night games just got easier; I cannot tell you how many times my goggles have gone foggy on me on a sub-40 degree night out at Code Red or in Victorville for Op: Lion Claws Night Ops.

– J

Airsoft GI Promo for the Week of October 14th 2014 SHOTS FIRED!

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IN-STORE ONLY (CA and VA)

Dates: Monday, Oct. 13th to Monday, Oct. 20th

26% Off In-Store Merchandise ALL WEEK
22% off Selected MAP Items (Exclusions apply, ie Umarex, Elite Force, PTS)
105% Price Match Guaranteed within 50 miles of store location. (Must show proof of current advertisement)

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Coming up on October 25th at Gamepod Combat Zone

This is a one-of-a-kind event held at Gamepod Combat Zone on October 25th, get your tickets now because you will regret not going to this game!

Zombie Game Tickets: http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=17860

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Coming up on November 8th at Fort Ord in Marina, CA

The Fort Ord Firefight is a scenario themed game that will be held at the Fort Ord in Marina, CA. Fort Ord is an old Army base and the location is one of the best on the west coast for airsoft and we are excited to say that we are also bringing out a drone to record battle footage, care of Recoil Dynamix. So, if you want to play at the world class facility, have a chance to win great products from Jag Precision, or come out to try and get on GITV, this is your event!

Sign up now before it’s sold out!

Event tickets: http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=17902

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How ASGI Marq got into Tech work

Originally written by ASGI Marq

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It’s one thing to know how to install aftermarket parts. It’s another to know how they all work together. Originally, when I began playing airsoft, like most people, would go to their nearest sporting good store to purchase their airsoft gun. Little did I know that Airsoft GI was close to home. The first airsoft gun that I purchased was a JG M4A1. I have to say I was a bit surprised that the gun had a velocity of over 380 feet per second. Sure enough Airsoft Playground in El Monte had a 350 fps limit so I had to do something to drop the feet per second. Then and there I always wondered how to customize my own airsoft gun. Not just simply decreasing the muzzle velocity but by increasing rate of fire and reliability.

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There were many tutorials online but where I learned and understood most is from the people I knew that already had the tech mindset. I was given tips and pointers of some basics when it came to disassembling the gun then I adapted and learned more on my own, mainly through trial and error. Some days it was very tedious, but as time went by I learned a few tips and tricks when it came to replacing other internal components. I once thought that I knew it all, however, ever since I started working at Airsoft GI, I have gained so much more knowledge from our world class tech department.

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Back in Black | ASGI Bill’s Rig

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Originally written by ASGI Bill

Recently I was in the market for a new plate carrier as my trusty Condor Quick Release Plate Carrier was slowly wearing out from 4 years of hard abuse. After talking to Bob about his setup (as well as trying on his plate carrier) I chose the Specter MPC plate carrier in black as I have always like black gear. I understand that is may not be as hip or cool as the newest camo (cough* multicam, cough*) or anything in tan, but I has always given me the PMC/Mercenary look I try to go for. Let me tell you, this plate carrier is well worth the price, and I plan to always buy American made plate carriers from now on, as it is built like a Mack truck and can take a beating.

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If you have ever seen my loadout, I carry a lot of stuff, and I mean A LOT. On the front of my plate carrier I have 3 Tactical Tailor pouches, each holding two magazines a piece, and next to those, I have two High Speed Gear TACO pouches with pistol TACO’s attached. These are my “I need to reload 5 seconds ago” pouches. On my chest I have a Condor admin pouch where I proudly wear my Defenders of Liberty patch and Team Airsoft GI Patch. Besides patches, that is where I put my wallet, keys, and any random little items.

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New Mechanix Gloves in Multicam coming out soon!

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The Multicam top in this picture is a very old and very faded piece of clothing from our studio so it doesn’t quite match the gloves because it’s been washed… a LOT.

Mechanix Gear is set to release 3 new sets of gloves before the end of June and I was lucky enough to get a set of them to try out just a few days ago… and I am one happy Bob 🙂

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Mechanix Gear makes great products and this is no exception. They are comfortable, dexterous, and are affordable enough for my own airsoft-related purposes! Over my decade-and-a-half plus of playing airsoft I’ve had the chance to use a wide variety of gloves and in the past 5 years I’ve more or less settled on Mechanix Gear as my go-to gloves of choice. As such, it should be no surprise that I’m very happy with this product.

 

20140604_135457-1Furthermore, I literally JUST got my first set of Multicam BDUs (I’m know I’m way late on this train) and these gloves are going to work perfectly with my new kit, which is not pictured. Mechanix Gear will be coming out with three different version of their gloves: Original, FastFit, and M-Pact. The gloves in this photo are Mechanix Gear Original Multicam gloves and what I normally use are the Mechanix Gear M-Pact gloves which have more protection for the top of my hands. Mechanix FastFit gloves, which I have yet to play-test, have form-fitting stretch panels between your fingers to provide a snug fit and elastic cuffs for easy on and off flexibility between tasks.

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Me using a set of Mechanix Gear M-Pact 2012 gloves in Tan. Mechanix will be releasing a set of M-Pact gloves in Multicam as well!

Essentially, Mechanix Gear is releasing three different version of their multicam gloves before the end of June 2014 that cover the vast majority of airsoft uses, which is yet another reason to be excited! You will be finally be able to get Multicam gloves from Mechanix Gear and not only that but you will be able to get the version that suits your airsoft mission-specific needs!

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Once again, I’m one happy Bob 🙂

 

-Bob Hildebrand