New Affordable Line of AEG’s with a MOSFETS?

In recent years, MOSFETs have become somewhat of a staple in airsoft guns. Companies have been slowly incorporating MOSFETs into all of guns. Now-a-days you expect to hear them included with Krytac, VFC, Classic Army, and G&G. One you wouldn’t think of is King Arms. They have just released their KA TWS Ultra Grade M4 Series. Here are some of the features!

External Build:

  • Zinc Alloy/Nylon Fiber Body and RIS
  • Metal Outer Barrel
  • Metal Trigger Guard
  • Metal Buffer Tube
  • Metal Selector Switch
  • Metal Magazine Release
  • Functional Charging Handle
  • Ergo Pistol Grip
  • Troy Style Iron Sights and Battle Axe Stock

Internal Build:

  • 7mm Bearings
  • 18:1 Gears
  • Standard MOSFET
  • Poly-carbonate Piston
  • Version 2 Gearbox Shell
  • 18000 RPM Motor (estimated)
  • Quick Change Spring System

 

All of the internals will be the same across all models (given the FPS will vary due to size differences). We test fired the Type 3 Model with an 11.1V 20C Battery. We found the trigger response to be very snappy. After shooting about 100 rounds, the MOSFET kicked in and prevented the gun from burning out. The 11.1V battery proved to be too much for the gun, but the MOSFET prevented any damage the gun could have taken. With a 7.4V 20C Battery and a 9.6V 1600mAh battery, the gun performed flawlessly. The gun was very light weight, which made it easier to manage. I did find that the Troy style stock would dig into the had grabbing the pistol grip when completely collapsed, but had no problems when in every other position. The standard internals do leave room for improvement in terms of performance, but they are still of good quality and will perform very well for a while. With the quick change spring system, you can bring the gun up to 400FPS and take it outdoors. Over all, this series of guns are a very good and affordable choice for a starting gun.

 

Game Type Ideas: Fox in the Chicken Coop

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.

Game Type and gameplay from ACVT crew

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).

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How does Airsoft GI Make an Event?

Have you ever wondered how Airsoft GI Events come to be? After a hard fought BB Wars Event, have you ever been curious as to how we make them happen? Dave from our Texas store (who also happens to be the man responsible for coordinating a lot of the games here at GI) is pulling back the curtain on some of the magic (but not all, that wouldn’t be any fun now would it) so you can see how we make things happen!

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Quick Tip: Installing a Battery in the Classic Army Nemesis Guns

We’ve had some recurring questions recently from people who have come in to check out the Classic Army Nemesis line of guns. Rest assured, the battery tube is deceptively spacious, if you know how to set everything up in advance. We’ll walk you through the process, as it does require a particular “ancient secret technique” to battery connection that you may not be aware of.

What is that ancient trick you may ask? Deans Connectors!

For those of you who are a little new to the sport, you may be a bit confused, and that’s ok! Deans connectors are the tiny red plugs you’ll find standard on classic army guns (though many include an adapter for your typical tamiya plug). The Nemesis guns require this connector to make full advantage of the space inside their rear storage tube. Converting a tamiya plug over to deans is easy enough, with a little bit of soldering knowledge, but a well trained technician (like the ones in our stores) should be more than capable of handling this for you as well!

Once your battery has been converted over it’s just a simple matter of how to connect everything together, as you’ll get the best results from setting this up in a specific manner. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with pictures!

Tenergy 11.1v stick with Deans plug inserted in a Classic Army Nemesis tube

Tenergy 11.1v stick with Deans plug inserted in a Classic Army Nemesis tube

  • As you can see from the picture above, the red deans connectors are hooked up, and the gun should be able to fire from this point. Remember your Gun Safety procedures (and it doesn’t hurt to be wearing eye protection at this point forward, just to be safe).
Tenergy 11.1v stick with Deans plug inserted in a Classic Army Nemesis tube

Tenergy 11.1v stick with Deans plug inserted in a Classic Army Nemesis tube

  • From here, slide the battery into the tube, make sure your plugs lay on the side of the battery, and be mindful of the length of wire connecting everything together. Be careful not to pinch or crimp any wires, and go slow trying to fit the tube onto the threads.
Tenergy 11.1v stick with Deans plug inserted in a Classic Army Nemesis tube

Tenergy 11.1v stick with Deans plug inserted in a Classic Army Nemesis tube

  • If all steps have been done correctly, you should have a result much like the one above with your battery safely nestled inside the storage tube, and your brand new Nemesis Airsoft Gun ready to sling plastic at your opponents, whoever they may be!

Some other things to consider:

  • Switching your other guns to deans plugs may also be a wise choice. Keeping all your guns to the same type of connector helps to keep your battery collection a bit more versatile, and additionally, Deans Plugs provide a significantly more stable connection for your electrical current than a Tamiya plug.
  • Be Mindful of your Gun Safety while installing a battery. Make sure your magazine is removed, and you are not pointing the replica at anything you don’t want to get shot. Make sure everyone in the area around you is safe from an accidental discharge as well.
  • Go Slow. Don’t force the cover on. This is usually a sign that something is not lined up right, and forcing the cover on may cause you other more serious issues. If the cover isn’t fitting, try to realign the battery and it’s wires again following our pictures above. It’s easy to get excited when you get a new blaster, but you’ll have more fun if you don’t break it before you get to shoot it!