With the 52nd Shizuoka Hobby Show just a little bit over a month ago, we anticipate what new products that Tokyo Marui shall announce during the Show as this will set the pace of what will be coming out of the Marui workshops for the rest of the year. The previously mentioned Light PRO series that were revealed during the last Japan Victory Show are just a preliminary of what the company will be focusing this year: more innovation and changes to product offers.
When we mean firearms that are licensed, we mean the real deal firearms that are made by real world manufacturers. Airsoft players are familiar with this as each airsoft gun that comes with the trademarks (not necessarily trade dress) of real world arms companies, there is a license paid by the airsoft manufacturer to the owner, and the cost, of course, is passed on to the customer, in this case, the airsoft player. This pretty much goes the same for video game players of popular FPS games such as Battlefield and Call of Duty.
In these high-tech times, it's really hard to maintain privacy, even for the most private persons. We leave trails of things we do, DNA in hair that fell off, electronic cookies that track our browsing habits, Facebook postings telling others who we are, where we've been, and who we are going it. Apart from those, we don't know what Google knows about us, and I believe they know more than what others know about us. Our phones betray our locations and a lot of mobile phone apps want to know our location.
We are keenly following developments of 3-GAS (Gas from Airsoft) or the Airsoft 3-GUN matches which the National Rifle Association (NRA). Whilst the NRA seemed to have not been using the 3-GAS ever since they first wrote about conducting 3-Gun tourneys for .22 and Airsoft to encourage beginner shooters and airsoft players to support 3-Gun, I am using it as I just like the sound of it.
This is one of the best reading I have had so far this week, in terms of learning about tactics and using tactical illumination for low light conditions. Posted at Soldier Systems, "Modern Day Minuteman – 'Strobing' Technique, Not Function" as written by Brian Bishop discusses "Strobing" as a valuable technique in low light and close quarter battles rather than as a feature in our taclights.
That title is like saying water and oil will mix if we are going to base the skills of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces (KPISF) on this video recently uploaded on YouTube. The KPISF is the North Korean Civil Defense Force a paramilitary force with a more command structure and ranking like the North Korean Army, and supposedly a bit more disciplined than the Worker-Peasant Guards. The latter was featured here showing their concealment techniques and weaponry to the entertainment of our readers.
Going through this story at Hyperdouraku, I thought this was already the demise of the Mia-Café, which so far have been in my list to visit in Japan when the opportunity to do so for me appears. Mia-Café has been open for some years now and one of their famous shooting maids, Mie, has been mentioned several times here at Popular Airsoft. The good thing is that this Mil-Café was a temporary project between Hyperdouraku and Mia-Café.
Well, after getting some heads-up from our readers about this ongoing project, it's time to rally the troops in the area and we hope our friends in the airsoft media can follow this story and direct their readers to vote for this project. It is a project that tries to hit three birds with one stone: a) be environment friendly; b) provide employment for the vets; and c) provide reusable bags in lower income areas in Los Angeles. All our readers will need to do is vote.
No matter how safe airsoft is, the trouble is we cannot just use it anytime we want, anywhere. We can still hurt people with eye protection, destroy some properties which has materials that cannot withstand any projectile from 280 to 400fps at full auto, and of course, they're 1:1 scale and too realistic that we cannot even use them in public and have the police coming full force with heavily armed SWAT teams.
A spate of airsoft and air gun shootings in the past few weeks in Hong Kong has gotten the local airsoft community worried that there will be a public backlash against their hobby. Hong Kong, which is also the centre for global airsoft commerce, is also one of the densest places on earth that even finding airsoft fields and facilities to play the hobby is hard and sometimes expensive. In just a few weeks, the media have reported some of these, with two being dominant.