We need more airsoft shotguns and the good thing is that they’re getting better and better. We have more realistic operating gas powered shotguns and Tokyo Marui has even created a new category of airsoft shotguns, the AES or the Airsoft Electric Shotguns, the triple barreled shotguns that are seen in the AA-12 and the SGR-12 (and the Thor’s Hammer variant made for Resident Evil).
Many airsoft players have been wondering how big the airsoft market is, given that the sport/hobby is played in many parts of the world. It is also an expensive hobby as serious money is spent just to get one kitted out with the latest airsoft guns and gear that for anyone wanting to get into the airsoft business, knowing the numbers before taking the plunge is important. Popular Airsoft wanted to conduct this market study, but alas, it does not have enough resources to put together such research.
rotecting the head of the soldier is always an important component in helping him/her survive in the battlefield. Over the years, there have been massive strides in the ballistic head protection, but it is always the weight factor that is a problem. Adding to that problem is the helmet accessories that add weight and of course strain the necks of soldiers when they need to keep their heads up rather than have them weighed down.
Last Sunday, a huge asteroid blew up the Fortnite island that marked the end of Season 10 of game it players were then sucked into a rift and the island was replaced with a black hole that was streamlined. This left many players unable to play the game and Fortnite also deleted all its tweets.
This has been predicted in August by players which was then confirmed by Epic Games that it would take place on the 13th of October.
The familiar Ripsaw vehicle, which many “Fast & Furious” fans will remember as that nimble and fast tracked vehicle in “Fast & Furious 8” and wish that it can used in airsoft events just got even deadlier as Howe & Howe, which was bought by Textron a year ago, unveiled the Ripsaw M5 at the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting. Together with FLIR Systems, the Ripsaw M5 is Textron’s proposal for the U.S. Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) Program.
The fast growing airsoft team competition, SpeedQB, is gearing for its biggest event to date, the SpeedQB European Championship. Set to take place during the DreamHack Rotterdam 2019 on the 18th to the 20th of October, the event will be held alongside eSports tournaments such as the DreamHack Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Open Championship. This will be the first time that SpeedQB will be held at a venue where spectator sports are taking place.
Perhaps it’s high time to dust-off those DVDs or do some reruns via video on demand of two of the biggest HBO hits about World War II, “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” to get ready for a new World War II TV series. Apple will be bringing in the latest of the World War II series produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. “Masters of the Air” is about the American bomber boys who flew over Nazi Germany.
Every year, there are two big Action Air events that serious airsoft practical shooters who compete internationally mark on their calendars. The first is the Airsoft Surgeon Championships in the United Kingdom and the second is the upcoming Dutch Open 2019 organised by the International Airsoft Practical Shooting group of the NABV and this year, it will be even more competitive.
The John Wick universe is steadily expanding. With John Wick 4 expected in 2021 and “The Continentals” TV series also being produced, a female-led spin-off has been announced and it will come after the release of John Wick 4. But if you are expecting it will be Halle Berry who played Sofia in “John Wick 3: Parabellum”, you might just get disappointed as it is not going to be about her character. The title of the spin-off is said to be “Ballerina” and if you remember a scene in John Wick 3 of a ballet practice, it might be based on the character.
ave you read about the news from The Firearm Blog TV that they are putting their video archives on GunStreamer? While they are still very much on YouTube, they decided that the videos should also be available somewhere else in case YouTube fully cracks down on firearm-related videos as the biggest video sharing platform in the world is getting more strict with such content.