With airsoft companies constantly looking for ways to innovate the airsoft world, there is always something new to look forward to. With time moving forward, the trends are constantly changing. Weather it be gear, accessories, airsoft guns, or even camouflage. I am going to talk about some of the current airsoft trends in 2019.
I would say the release of pistol caliber rifles in airsoft started in about 2017. However the trend didn’t pick up until the middle of 2018 and carries on into 2019. With manufacturers like Classic Army, G&G, and Ares all having versions of a rifle with a pistol caliber style magazine. I think it is safe to say that AR Pistols have made a permanent home in airsoft.
Everyone has a personal favorite when it comes to camo patterns. I personally love Multicam and Woodland. I know a lot of others who would agree with me. However with new studies and releases of different camouflage patterns. There are some patterns that gain popularity. With everyone’s personal opinions set aside. The current trendy camouflage is CADPAT! That is right! I am just as surprised as you are! Canadian Disruptive Pattern is the current trend. Released back in 2002 for the Canadian Armed Forces. CADPAT has made its way around the airsoft trends. I do believe that eventually everyone will go back to Multicam. (Cisco is a little salty!) We have notice that Multicam Black is starting to rise in popularity again.
There are a plethora of airsoft grenades on the market. Both sound grenades the the “Thunder B” Style or BB Spreading grenades like the Z-PArts ERAZ Greande. The newest airsoft grenade to hit the market is an updated version of a classic! Airsoft Innovations released their Tornado 2 Timer Grenade! Shooting out 200 BBs at 240 FPS, with a 360 degree spread. This will tag everyone in the target room of your choice! Airsoft Innovations has released a plethora of awesome products throughout the years. The Cyclone Grenade, XL Burst Banger, and the 40 Mike are some of my favorite products. The Tornado 2 Timer Grenade gives you different options of use compared to their impact grenades.
Since about 2014, MOSFETS in airsoft have become very popular. To the point where some manufacturers are including them out of the box! MOSFETS originally were used to help regulate the electricity flow. They have now evolved into being able to program settings and increase the performance of your airsoft gun. Companies like GATE and JeffTron are after market MOSFETS that will help increase the overall performance of your airsoft gun!
Glow in the dark BBs have been around for a long time in airsoft. With more players now wanting to record their game play and see track their BBs. Tracer units have become more popluar. Companies like AceTech and XCortech have made the huge advancements into tracer units. Allowing for more compact designs.
What are some of the trends in airsoft that you know? If there are some we missed, let us know! We are always looking out for whats new and in demand! If we get enough submissions, we will do another list and shot you out!
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.
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.
A lot of folks who were not at Assault on Antioch were curious how the game was setup and what the specific objectives were. To give an overview, I’ve decided to post the Warn Order that was issued to game control in order to give a fuller view on what the weekend’s objectives were.
Before you read the Warn Order you might as well check out our first teaser video showing off some of the action footage from the game:Well, without further ado, here is the Warn Order:
A super volcano has erupted out of Yellowstone National Park, covering the majority of the United States in ash and darkness for an estimated three to five years. This has affected all aspects of normal every day life. Food prices have skyrocketed as crops are destroyed due to lack of sunlight. A majority of animal life in the Western United States is no longer able to sustain itself in an eco system that has been ripped apart, and the fabric of civil society has been rent asunder with the complete collapse of local and state governments.
Emergency sustainment zones have already been quietly built all across the United States for the continuation of the American way of life in just such a disaster. Unfortunately because of widespread civilian casualties and a nation-wide communications breakdown due to the volcanic eruption, basic civil services, power, as well as water infrastructure, along with the rule of law have collapsed all across the Western US. Groups of armed civilians flock to the last remaining shelters against devastation on the West coast.
The last remaining emergency sustainment zone remains open and untouched in Antioch, CA. Two caravans of armed civilians now head toward its fully stocked caverns from both the north and the south with room enough for only one group. The fight is on for survival. Do you have what it takes to weather the storm? (more…)
The Airsoft GI Big Summer Sale is near and this is an event that you don’t want to miss, not least of which is because LevelCap from LevelCap Gaming will be there, and anyone who shows up will have a chance to try out two of the newest and most excited guns to hit the market in a long time: The brand-spanking-new Krytac Trident M4 CRB AEG and the Tippmann M4 Carbine that runs on C02/HPA!!!
Over my decade and a half of playing airsoft I have had the chance to try out many different pairs of gloves and as such I feel confident talking to all of you about what I use and why. Firstly, I actually have about three sets of gloves that I currently use right now and find myself switching to for different reasons. These gloves are the following: Mechanix MPACT 2012 gloves, Mechanix MPACT gloves, V-Tac Armored Half Finger gloves. Now, I generally have multiple versions of the same item in my armory because they fulfill different mission requirements. The Mechanix MPACT 2012 gloves are the main set I use for the vast majority of my operations. This is for a number of reasons, but mainly because they provide the best combination of dexterity and protection. They also look the coolest which is, if you know me, also a big factor in my decision making process.