Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Battlefield 5: Operation Viper - Win a Free Airsoft AEG

Have you checked out the Battlefield 5: Operation Viper video yet? The Airsoft Megastore team recently launched this mini fan film after 3 (awesome) weeks of filming, editing and – to be totally honest – having a blast with a variety of airsoft AEGs in a killer milsim environment. The result is a worthy tribute to the Battlefield game and the sport of airsoft.

Battlefield is hands down the staff favorite video game at Airsoft Megastore, and we wanted to elevate the video game experience to something truer to life… something more realistic. After all, that’s what airsoft is all about – authenticity and realism. So, with the help of Team Cobra of Corona, CA, and SC Viper, Airsoft Megastore produced this mini fan film as a tribute to the video game we most enjoy and the extreme sport we love, airsoft. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and post us a message letting us know what you think.

To celebrate the launch of our fan film Battlefield 5: Operation Viper, Airsoft Megastore will be giving away 4 brand new AGM KS90 AEG’s between now and 02/08/2011. You can check out this killer airsoft firearm here: AGM Airsoft Full Metal Gearbox KS-90 AEG Rifle – Full Auto CQB-Capable. Each week we will randomly select one winner from our YouTube subscriber pool. Every person who subscribes to our YouTube channel – new and legacy subscribers alike – will automatically be entered to win. It’s that easy. No strings attached.

It really doesn’t matter if you’ve been a subscriber for years or if you just decide to click and subscribe now. Everyone has equal opportunity in this give away, and will be re-entered every week for a chance to win. Due to international laws restricting airsoft gun distribution, this give-away is only open to U.S. residents.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, the #1 fastest growing Airsoft retailer in the nation. Airsoft Megastore offers the latest airsoft shotguns, pistols, rifles, and gear as well as the best collection of seamless, high grade airsoft ammo available.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Crappy BB’s = AEG Death

It is no secret that the quickest way to ruin an airsoft AEG is by using sub-par BB’s. Unfortunately, crappy BB aftermath is still one of the largest technical issues we encounter here at Airsoft Megastore. Many airsofters purchase lower grade BB’s at their local sporting goods store, only to quickly discover that their AEG no longer fires. Many wrongly attribute the problem to a defective gun, when in truth the crappy BB’s have shattered and lodged into their guns gears and internals.

Putting crappy BB’s in your airsoft gun can - and probably will - ruin many of your guns internal components and void out your warranty. It goes without saying, but if you invest in a quality airsoft AEG, you should also invest in quality airsoft BBs to protect your firearm for the long haul. Likewise, if you are buying an airsoft gun as a present, be sure to also purchase the right type of BB’s so that the recipient can use the firearm right away, without disappointment.

So What Makes a Good Quality Airsoft BB?

Simply put, a good quality airsoft pellet is perfectly spherical and seamless. A perfectly spherical airsoft BB will give you an edge on the field with greater accuracy and better range. Likewise, the BB should not be manufactured with a seam as a seam creates stress points which encourage the BB to shatter upon firing. Not only does this affect your velocity and FPS, but it will jam up your internals. Many lower grade BBs – especially the ones you find at sporting goods stores - claim to be “seamless” when in fact, they are manufactured with a seam and then polished down. The polishing may disguise the seam’s appearance, but the composition of the BB is still compromised. The stress points around the seam will lead to shattered BB parts that will infect your gearbox. For this reason, you cannot trust BB can labels… but rather do your research and only use BB brands that are widely respected and proven to be high quality.

For an awesome demo of how crap BB’s shatter, check out Vince’s BB video. While the shady “seamless BBs” easily break upon under the hammer, the high quality Golden Ball BBs stay intact. You can imagine what those shattered crappy BB’s would do to the sophisticated internal parts of your best AEG! Also, be sure to check out Vince and David's video where they load up a beautiful, full-metal JG AK47 S with crappy sporting good store BBs. After breaking the magazine completely, forcing Dave to scavenge a replacement, the shattered BB’s do exactly what you’d expect... jam up the gun completely.

To learn more about selecting quality BB’s for your airsoft guns, check out the Airsoft Megastore Knowledge Base BB Guide.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the President and COO of Airsoft Megastore, an online airsoft retailer offering a huge selection of affordable airsoft guns, including high-powered airsoft sniper rifles and quality airsoft ammunition. Please visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for airsoft AEGs, full metal airsoft rifles or the right airsoft gas gun for players of any experience level.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top 5 High Value Airsoft Shotguns for 2012

Airsoft shotguns are a community favorite because of their sheer realism. The lock, load and pump sensation is really second to none. This year, stock your arsenal with one (or all) of the top five airsoft shotgun deals for 2012.

AGM Airsoft M500 Tactical Shell-Fed Shotgun w/ Retractable Stock

The all-new AGM M500 full size tactical shotgun is the perfect firearm is you are looking for a piece that can handle both CQB and outdoor play. This shotgun features retractable stock, shell-fed pump action, an integrated adjustable Hop-Up system and a longer reinforced barrel for superior long-range accuracy. Shooting at between 350 and 400 FPS, this extremely versatile shotgun has a maximum effective range of 120 feet, putting other spring airsoft shotguns to shame. If you are looking to intimidate on the airsoft field, this bad boy will do the trick… and at only 4.5 pounds, you can wield this firearm for a lengthy periods without fatigue. This package comes with four shells (30 rounds each), a convenient external shell-holder, a handy speed-loader, and retractable stock, making the adjustable to all types of airsoft skirmishes.

Extended Length DE M3 Multi-Shot Triple Burst Airsoft Tactical Shotgun

This multi-shot tactical shotgun is the newest (and probably the most bad ass) from Double Eagle. This shotgun features 3 barrels that come together into one super-reinforced barrel that shoots out a triple burst of three BB’s after each pump at 330+ FPS. This gun is dead ringer for the real extended-length M3 shotguns currently being uses by law enforcement and military operations, and is deal for indoor CQB and outdoor battles. This is a high powered, versatile, super authentic airsoft shotgun available for less than $150! This packages also comes with one shotgun shell mag which holds up to 30 rounds, along with an airsoft BB speedloader and a tactical sling.

Remington Licensed TAC-1 Airsoft Tactical Shotgun
The Remington Tac-1 Pump-action Airsoft shotgun is one of the few high quality airsoft shotguns you can find under the $50. The shotgun’s frame is constructed from rugged ABS-polymer making it lightweight enough to be maneuverable over long periods of time, but yet durable enough to take a beating. The gun features a fully integrated top rail so it’s easy to incorporate accessories, and an adjustable/retractable M4 rear stock, so you can easily adjust the rear stock for optimum comfort. It is also magazine fed, so you don’t have to mess with shells.

AGM Airsoft M300 Tactical Full Stock Pump Action Spring Shotgun
After you take one look at this spring airsoft shotgun, you will not believe it is less than $40. The AGM M300 Tactical pump action spring airsoft shotgun has an insanely realistic look and feel for an airsoft gun at this price range and fires at a whopping350-400 FPS. The AMG M300 features a full length stock with a comfortable rubber butt pad, a full metal heat shield and inner barrel. It is magazine fed, making reloading easy and features an integrated adjustable Hop-Up system and a reinforced barrel. If you are looking for a spring airsoft shotgun with a hyper real feel and look and the ability to transition from CQB to field play, this is the gun for you.

Double Eagle Airsoft M500 Tactical Full Stock Shotgun w/ Accessory Scope M47-A1
This package is everything you need to start firing on the field or in CQC environments and is one of the best values out there. The Tactical Full Stock airsoft shotgun from Double Eagle comes complete with a high quality accessory scope and features an ergonomic full stock as well as a full top rail, perfect for mounting the accessory scopes or accessories. This shotgun’s full stock gives it a decidedly classic look, but the compact barrel increases maneuverability, making it an ideal shotgun for tactical and CQB environments.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, an airsoft retailer offering a wide selection of AEG, spring powered and airsoft gas guns. Please visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for airsoft AEGs, full metal airsoft rifles and of of the best selections of airsoft BBs and airsoft magazines.

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