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Thursday
Jul302015

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Thursday
Jul302015

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal 1911 - M9 - M9A1 Preview Video

We recently received some new pistols from KJWorks, The CO2 versions in Full Metal of the Colt 1911, the Berretta M9 and the Berretta M9A1. All of these guns are really well made, the fit and finish is excellent. Definitely a very high quality Airsoft pistol and worth spending a little bit more to get this extra quality. We have even lowered the price on many of our new KJWorks guns to make them even more affordable so check them out in our Canada Replica Airguns Store!

So I made a quick demo preview video where I get away from my table top and go outside to show them off a bit and shoot a few rounds through them at some clay pigeons. I did have some camera issues but you will get a good idea on how these guns look and perform.

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal 1911

  • Full Metal Design.
  • 2.2 Pounds (980 grams).
  • Adjustable Hop-up.
  • 350-400 fps
  • 28 Round CO2 Magazine
  • Blowback SAO 

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal M9

  • Full Metal Design.
  • 2.1 Pounds (950 grams).
  • Adjustable Hop-up.
  • 350-400 fps
  • 24 Round CO2 Magazine
  • Blowback SA & DA

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal M9A1

  • Full Metal Design.
  • 2.1 Pounds (950 grams).
  • Adjustable Hop-up.
  • 350-400 fps
  • 24 Round CO2 Magazine
  • Blowback SA & DA
Saturday
Jul252015

ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun Table Top Review

Type: Sping Pump Airsoft Shotgun.
Distributer: ASG.
Model: Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled.
Materials: Plastic (polymer) and some metal construction.
Weight: 2.7 pounds (1200 grams).
Length: 27.5 inches (700mm).
Propulsion: Spring.
Action: Pump.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Airsoft BB's
Ammunition Capacity: 30 shots per shell.
FPS: 280 (3 shot burst) using .20 gram BB's.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG Franchi SAS 12 feels a bit heavy at first, but since this is not a rapid fire Airsoft gun and needs to be pumped between shots, your finger does not get tired and you will only get 10 shots (3 shot bursts each) off between reloading another full shell. That said the takeup is rather short and the release is predictable once you get used to it being a bit on the heavy side.

Accuracy: Keeping in mind that the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Spring Powered Airsoft Shotgun is in fact a "Shotgun", I did not expect to get sniper rifle accuracy from it and in fact I wanted the three burst rounds to spread out just a bit, similar to how a real shotgun blast would perform. I was very happy with the overall accuracy and spread I got when shooting from 30 feet out in a free standing position.I simple used the open iron sights and all the rounds seemed to center well and spread out just enough to get good coverage on my paper target. In terms of Feet Per Second performance I was not sure what ot expect since three .20 gram BB's where being shot out all at once. I was very happy to see consistent 280 fps velocities which was actually a bit more than I expected considering .60 grams of Airsoft BB's are being shot out with each shot.

Build Quality: This is an almost all external polymer Airsoft Shotgun with the excepting of the outer and inner barrel and a few other parts like the ring mounts, loading bay door and perhaps a few more internal parts being made out of metals. Overall the ASG Franchi SAS 12 feels solid but a bit on the lighter side. I would of liked to have seen more metal parts to perhaps get the weight up a bit but being that the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun is on the light side makes it a great choice as a backup gun that you could easily sling over your back and not be bothered by it all that much.

Realism: The ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun is marketed as a Franchi SAS 12 but is replicated after the Benelli M3 Super 90 Shorty - 12 gauge. In terms of size and looks it is a good overall replica but in terms of weight and materials comes in a bit on the lighter side.
Can be purchased from: The Canada Replica Airguns Store.

Pros: 

  • Low cost with a super high fun factor.
  • Good accuracy and fps performance. BB's spread out just right
  • Light weight and short so great for packing around in tight quarters.
  • Full Metal Barrel Assembly.
  • No need for batteries or gas, just load with BB’s and away you go!
  • Comes with speed loader, extra shell, jam rod and sling strap.
  • Can also get it with a full stock.

Cons: 

  • May get a bit tiring on the arm after a lot of repetitive shooting.
  • Would of been nice to include a few more extra shells.
  • Sights are none adjustable but it centered well for me
  • Trigger is a bit on the heavy side.

Comments:
The ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun is a super fun low cost Airsoft Pump Action Spring Powered Shotgun that shoots pretty hard considering it blast three rounds at a time and the Airsoft BB's hit their mark every time! It's light enough to use in most close quarter combat situations or even strap on your back as a secondary backup weapon. The best part is all you need is a bag of Airsoft BB's and you can shoot all day long, no need for batteries or gas.

Watch my YouTube Table Top Review of the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun:


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Friday
Jul242015

Bolt M16A4 AEG Blowback Airsoft Rifle with BRSS Recoil Table Top Review

Type: Airsoft Blowback AEG.
Manufacturer: Bolt Airsoft.
Model: M16A4 with Heavy BRRS (Bolt Recoil Shock System).
Materials: Metal & Nylon.
Weight: 7.7 pounds (3500 grams).
Length: 43 inches (1100mm).
Propulsion: AEG with Heavy BRSS
Action: Semi/full auto, single action.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic Airsoft BB (recommend using undersized BB's).
Ammunition Capacity: 300+ round magazine.
FPS: 360+.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the BOLT Airsoft M16A4 is fairly short and light as it is essentially just an on off switch for the internal electronic components. You can shoot this gun very quickly in semi auto mode, and of course in full auto when full auto position is selected. As is with all AEG rifles there is a bit of a delay while the spring is retracted and released, this is not as noticeable in full auto mode and also when using higher voltage 11.1 volt batteries.

Accuracy: I tested the BOLT M16A4 BRSS Airsoft rifle first on my Chronograph to see what kind of real world fps I would get from it using .20 gram Airsfot BB's. The BOLT M16A4 produced consistent 350 fps shots which is perfect for indoor or outdoor Airsoft events. I then stepped back roughly 30 feet and place 10 rounds on my paper target using a semi rested position and was able to get a nice tight 2 inch grouping. When switching up to full auto mode the grouping pretty much stayed exactly the same, right in that 2 inch pocket.

Build Quality: The Bolt M16A4 AEG Blowback Airsoft Rifle is very well made with a full Metal upper and lower receiver, along with metal and polymer parts exactly where they would be on the real steel version of an actual M16 or AR styled riffle. The only rubber or nylon components are the stock and the grips and perhaps some internal parts. I really could not find anything to complain about other than making sure to use the right sized ammo as the barrel is a true 6mm barrel and so when using actual 6mm BB's they can get jammed up. I had great results when I used 5.95mm Airsfot BB's.

Realism: As with many Airsoft guns, there is great attention to realism and the Bolt Airsoft BRSS M16A4 AEG is another great example of an Airsoft rifle based on the Colt M4 platform. It is an AEG but because of the Heavy BRSS (Bolt Recoil Shock System) you get a very nice compromise between a conventional AEG and a GBB (Gas Blow Back Airsoft) gun. In other words, like a standard AEG I get that endless stream of consistent BB's flying down range on target but unlike a true Gas Blow Back Airsoft gun, I don't get that drop off in power and limitation to about 30 usable rounds per magazine. What I do get similar to a GBB is that recoil action that helps make the shooting experience so much more believable! Even the sound from the Bolt M16A4 is much snapper than a standard AEG and more like a GBB. I also like the fact that the charging handle and forward assist work similarly to a real AR and also the dust cover cleverly exposes the bolt and internal hop-up for easy adjustment along with the bolt cycling just like a GBB rifle would cycle which is similar to a real steel AR.

Pros:

  • AEG Performance with GBB like Recoil.
  • Very high quality materials and workmanship throughout.
  • Lots of forward rails to place accessories on and just looks cool in general.
  • The fixed classic M16 stock is very comfortable and grows on you over time.
  • Can shorten the gun by removing the barrel extension if you like.
  • Can use 11.1V Li-Po or 9.6V Ni-mh or Ni-Cd batteries.
  • Fully Adjustable Hop-up.
  • Semi and Full Auto.

Cons:

  • BRSS system will drain the batteries faster than a standard AEG.
  • Can not switch out the stock as the BRSS system extends back into it.
  • Need to use undersized 6mm Airsoft BB’s because of the tight barrel.

Comments:
The BOLT M16A4 AEG Blowback Airsoft Rifle with BRSS Recoil is a great compromise for the avid Airsofter looking for a practical skirmish weapon, but also craving the realistic experience of having blowback with recoil similar to a Gas Blow Back systems. I really like this concept and find it great fun to shoot even if its just for plinking in the yard. The overall quality is very excellent and you just have to love the AR platform it's based on. If you're into customizing you can mix and match many external and internal parts with other existing Airsoft mechanical parts and I would imagine real steel accessories. It's great to be able to use an Airsoft rifle in virtually any weather condition and still get that Gas Blowback Feel but with AEG performance and consistency.

My YouTube Video Review for the Bolt M16A4 AEG Blowback Airsoft Rifle with BRSS Recoil:

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Friday
Jul172015

ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun Field Test Review

I don't often review shotguns let alone Airsoft Shotguns, I did do a review a while back on the Umarex Walther SG9000 4.5mm Steel BB Shotgun but that was a while back and Umarex no longer makes the SG9000 at least in Steel BB version.

So I was kind of excited to get outside and test out another Shotgun regardless of ammo type. The ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun is true pump action spring piston design Airsoft gun that releases 3 shots at a time using three separate internal barrels rather then the BB's being stacked in one barrel. This makes for some pretty reliable adn consistent shooting. When using .20 gram Airsoft BB's I got very solid fps results of 280 fps which is pretty good considering I am actually shooting .60 grams taking into account three BB's come out with each shot.

I also found that accuracy with the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun was about what I was expecting. I was not looking for pin point accuracy since it is a shotgun and shotguns spread out their BB's for optimal coverage. When shooting on a paper target from 30 feet back using a free standing position, I got a well centered 5 inch spread and even when aiming at smaller metal targets I was able to snag them most of the time with at least one of the three Airsoft BB's.

All in all I really enjoyed shooting the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun, it's fairly light weight so carrying it around all day in the field should be no problem, you can even sling it over your back with the included sling. I can really see it as an asset when used in a close quarter situation since it is nice and short and easy to change aim point directions.

Well make sure to checkout both versions of this Airsoft Shotgun (No Stock and Stock) over in our Canada Replica Airguns Store!

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