Friday, March 25, 2011

UK Airsoft Action

Here is a pretty cool video from Scoutthedoggie over in the UK!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Echo1 G36C

This weapon is based off of the H&K G36, which is used by the German and Spanish militaries and law enforcement worldwide. It has a very sturdy plastic body and comes with metal upper and lower rails. The upper rail has standard iron sights and a carry handle. The charging handle factions so that you can adjust your hop-up.

The strong point of this gun is that it is very ergonomic. It fits very nicely in your hands and is 100% ambidextrous. The selector switch, charging handle and magazine release are all ambidextrous. So that makes this a great choice for lefties. This gun’s short size and ambidextrous abilities make this gun great for CQB and taking corners. Also, the stock can be folded to shorten the gun by about nine inches.

As far at the battery goes; it is not very hard to install but it is very small. This limits your gun’s life before you need to change batteries or charge. This gun has great internals but could benefit from a precision barrel and other small upgrades.
For this gun’s quality and features it should get a 5 out of 5, but its lack of accessories and external upgrades gives it a 4 out of 5.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Echo1 614

The 614 is based on the M4 body. It has a plastic body with a full metal rail system. The top rail is continuous so that you can mount any range of optics or other accessories without interruptions. It has a removable rear sight and a flip up front sight. The gun has ambidextrous sling swivels in the front and back. The working charging handle, opening dust cover, and forward assist don’t serve any functional purpose other than adjusting the hop-up and are more for aesthetics.

One drawback (for the lefties of the world) is that the gun is geared more toward right-handed people. The selector switch is on the right side and the magazine release on the left side. You can still use this gun if you are left-handed but it will be more a bit more difficult. The 614 is capable of semi and full auto. The stock is retractable to fit your personal preference. The gun also comes with a barrel extension that can be removed or attached depending on your surroundings or mission.

The gun’s battery can be a nuisance. It requires a PEQ box and makes the gun very front heavy. As far as internals go, it could use some upgrades such as a precision inner barrel, improved motors, and gear box parts. To sum it all up this gun is a good starter that you can eventually upgrade into a “Frankenstein gun.” With the combination of the original product’s quality and after market potential I rate this gun at 3.5-4 out of 5.

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