VFC MK16 / MK17 Line

VFC ( Vega Force Company ) is a well known airsoft manufacturer in the industry. VFC has proven their name through performance and durability. One of VFC’s original line of performance airsoft guns is their SCAR line. The Special Operations Forces Combat Asault Rifle ( SCAR ) is a modular rifle designed by FN Herstal for U.S. SOCOM. The FN SCAR consisted of two main types. One chambered in 5.56x45mm ( MK16 / SCAR-L ) as well as one chambered for the bigger round 7.62x51mm ( MK17 / SCAR-H ).

VFC has done a great job in designing and creating a precise replica of the SCAR. VFC had originally created the MK16 line but had later created their line for the MK17 rifle. These rifles have gone through a major improvement over the past few years. Similar to the real firearm variant, the VFC Scar contains an aluminum upper receiver and polymer lower frame, stock, and pistol grip. Externally, the VFC MK16 / MK17 contain similar parts such as a monolithic upper rail, left and right rail segments for flashlights, lasers, etc. Like most airsoft SCAR variants on the market, the folding stock makes it easier when transporting your airsoft gun as well as exiting vehicles during a training scenario. The ambidextrous fire selector and magazine release serve a great purpose for left handed shooters especially when transitioning around corners, in buildings, etc. One thing that sets the VFC SCAR line from others is the folding stock, no wires are exposed when stock is folded over. VFC uses a unique hinge system. The gold plated contacts are built in the hinge making the VFC SCAR a more realistic airsoft gun. Although the VFC MK16 and MK17 are one of the more popular SCAR variant airsoft assault rifles on the airsoft field, the VFC MK17 SSR serves a great role for the long range shooter.

The VFC Sniper Support Rifle ( SSR ) is based off of the MK17. Unlike the MK16 and MK17, some of the more noticeable differences is the longer upper receiver as well as the longer barrel. Having a longer inner / outer barrel, allows the user to engage targets in the distance quickly and accurately. The longer monolithic upper rail allows the user to mount their preferred optic(s) at the preferred eye relief in order to adapt to the mission. The extended lower rail will allow the user to not only mount a bipod for stabilized long range shots but for mounting additional vertical grips for more control and comfort at mid range engagements. The VFC MK16 / MK17 has been well known to perform exceptionally well especially in stock form.

Internally, the VFC SCAR line contains simliar components. VFC’s pre-upgraded version 2 gearbox contains reinforced, self shimming, steel gears. Having reinforced drive train components alleviates the worry of parts breaking during operation on the field. Unlike other gearboxes, VFC is equipped with 8mm steel bushings which provide stability and longevity over plastic, copper, and brass bushings. The self shimming system allows the gears to be more stable during rotation. The polycarbonate piston is much stronger yet lighter for durability and longevity. The compression components such as the piston head, cylinder head, cylinder, and air nozzle provide superb air seal even over time. Having a great air seal provides a more consistent velocity output. Less deviation between shots.

Overall, the VFC continues to strive ahead in the airsoft industry by providing one of the best if not the best airsoft guns on the market. The externals are made out of the strongest materials while maintaining a slim and lightweight design. The external finish is exquisite and the internals are by superb. The entire airsoft The MK16 / MK17 line of airsoft guns by VFC are surely designed to impress the average airsoft player or collector.

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A-TACS LE Edition

Check out one of the newest patterns to come out of the A-TACS line. The LE (Law Enforcement) edition pattern is available for purchase at www.schottfabrics.com.

The A-TACS LE camouflage print was developed in conjunction with law enforcement professionals. It has been described as a uniform meant to be a “show of force” pattern, not designed for concealment. This definitely seems to be the case, as this pattern is both stylish and recognizable. Be prepared to see tactical entry teams and specialized units to start sporting these colors.

For every purchase of an A-TACS uniform including the LE pattern, Digital Concealment Systems will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Spirit of Blue Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing officer safety and fulfilling LE safety equipment and training needs.

Will A-TACS LE be as famous as the LAPD blue uniform? At this point, only time will tell. Comment below if that is a pattern that you’d be interested in, and visit the Airsoft GI Facebook to check out the latest news!

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Fake Guns a Real Headache – A Lesson In Gun Safety

Check out this article on Journalstar.com regarding an altercation that occurred between an police and a man with an airsoft gun.

In the scenario listed in the article, a suspicious man was approached by a police officer. The man reportedly announced and attempted to reach for a gun. The officer was able to disarm the man, and fought with the officer for five minutes before a second officer was able to come. The two officers were able to make an arrest on the man.

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A Real Walther PPK

Further inspection of the gun was disarmed from the man turned out to be a Walther PPK airsoft gun. Naturally, the required orange tip was non existent. The officer reported that the pistol looked and felt very real and he was very worried that if he had lost the fight, he may have had to face the deadly weapon.

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A Maruzin Walther PPK Airsoft Pistol by Umarex

While this situation resulted in no injuries or fatalities, a major concern for Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong is that using or brandishing an airsoft gun can escalate a situation into use of deadly force.

What is the lesson we learn here as airsoft players?

Use your airsoft guns responsibly, and do not brandish them at ANYONE. By doing so, whatever tense situation is at hand will only be made far worse by the introduction of an airsoft gun. In a high stress situation, your airsoft gun will be mistaken for a real firearm, and the response from the public, and the police, will be appropriate for a firearm.

It is up to US to show the public that we can be responsible individuals. Please exercise all gun safety rules, and treat your airsoft gun like a real firearm.

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Magpul PTS RM4 Review with Bob & Aaron Mora

KWA RM4 Recoil System M4

KWA is a well known airsoft manufacturer that has been creating high quality airsoft guns for some time. From airsoft electric guns to gas blow back airsoft guns, Engineered to Outperform, defines the quality of their products. Externally, the material they use is designed to withhold a serious amount of stress giving the gun the utmost durability. Internally, the parts used in their airsoft guns are matched to the highest degree for the smoothest operation over long periods of operation. Overall, their product truly performs on the field, KWA products stick to their motto, Engineered to Outperform.

The Magpul PTS RM4 Scout Electric Recoil Airsoft Gun by KWA is another step up to KWA’s performance lineup. Internally, the Magpul Scout RM4 features KWA’s newly redesigned 3GX Gearbox with a mechanical / electrical cut off system for a quick and crisp clean shot after every trigger pull. Externally, the Magpul RM4 features a full metal flat top alloy upper receiver in accompany with the Magpul PTS lower receiver. The original pistol grip, stock, and hand guard have been replaced with Magpul PTS products to decrease weight as well as increase comfort when using the airsoft gun. Overall, this is another amazing product from KWA in conjunction with Magpul PTS to produce a high performance, quick response, and lightweight airsoft gun.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: KWA
Model: RM4 Scout Electric Recoil
Color: Black
Muzzle Velocity: 370-390 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 30rds
Inner Barrel Diameter: 6.05mm
Package Includes: Gun & Magazine
Features:
Kinetic Feedback System (KFS)
Full metal alloy flat top upper receiver
Full metal alloy lower receiver
Adjustable hop-up
3GX gearbox
2G high performance bucking
Mechanical / electric cut off system
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Magpul PTS lower receiver
Magpul PTS MOE hand guard
Magpul PTS MOE pistol grip
Magpul PTS MOE stock with recoil pad
Magpul PTS MBUS rear sight

Travis Haley Airsoft Cross Training

The famous Travis Haley takes some time to speak about airsoft’s capabilities as a training tool for live firearms. Travis Haley is a veteran Force Reconnaissance Marine with 15 years in field. He then served as a security contractor before joining Magpul & their training divison, Magpul Dynamics. Travis Haley is a leader in strategic and tactical shooting, and is a perfect example of a pioneer in shooting techniques.

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In this video, he demonstrates the advantages of using an airsoft gun to train for real steel. Specifically, Travis Haley is using a Tokyo Marui Recoil Shock SCAR-L and M4. TM Recoil Shock AEG’s are some of the most advanced airsoft guns that attempt to replicate a live firearm as much as possible. There are a multitude of advantages to using these sort of airsoft guns for firearm training. Haley lists a number of advantages: Continue reading