Sadly, I cannot take credit for the clever title of this post.  One of our Facebook fans dropped that little golden nugget on me in a comment regarding the Elite Force 4CRS AEG a few days ago.  Brilliant, so I had to reuse it. 

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 This, if you couldn't tell, is going to be an overview of the aforementioned Airsoft gun.  It is, of course, available for acquisition via Pyramyd Air, along with a number of fine Airsoft Accessories to go with it.

To read more about the Elite Force 4CRS AEG and/or drool over mesmerizing photos of its external beauty, I highly suggest you click the following link to view the full blog post.

New for 2013 is a unique and somewhat controversial item, the Elite Force EF 2013 Speed Loader.  This is no ordinary speed loader, as you can see below.
This is a speed loader on HGH (Heavy Gun Hormones). 

Certainly an unconventional size and design, the EF 2013 is said to be able to load your mid-cap mags 40 rounds at a time.  According to the image above, there will be magwell adapters to fit the most common platforms currently available like the M4/M16, M14, G36, MP5 & AK47 mags. 

Read more & watch a demo video of how this speedloader works after the jump...

It seems like each year, a story breaks of someone getting their stuff jacked from the floor of Shot Show.  Last year, I suppose the biggest story was probably the Crye Precision prototype jacket that got stolen from their booth.  Well, this year, Elite Force has either decided to produce a new variation of the HK416 or they have become the victim of a most heinous crime.

See what happened after the jump...

Believe it or not, this is a review of the still-fairly-new
Elite Force Universal M4 Mid Cap AEG Magazines.
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I realize that the image above has almost nothing to do with the magazines themselves, as they are barely visible in the shot, but I thought it was a lot more attention grabbing than just a shot of a bunch of Airsoft magazines. So that's what I went with. But to satisfy both parties, here's one of just the Elite Force Universal Mid Cap Mags all by themselves.
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 Elite Force announced on their Facebook page that they've formed a partnership with Red Jacket Firearms, the company behind the popular TV Show, Sons of Guns.  While the announcement was brief and relatively general in terms of what to expect, they did say that these products won't be out until next year (2013).

I placed a call into my boys at Elite Force, but they were like two vaults.  Andy Green just responded to my requests for more details by simply saying, "Come at me, bro."  This infuriated me and so I just hung up on him.

I do, however, have unconfirmed hunches that we might expect to see some of the most popular Red Jacket custom builds produced in Airsoft form.  

 Check out my predictions on what we might see from this partnership after the jump...

To be honest, that title is rather tricky, and not just because I'm using the word "best" when only comparing two objects, rather than three or more. Know what I'm sayin'? Where my grammar trolls at?

Before I get into the RIS vs. RAS comparison, let me first specify the components of the two acronyms.

RIS = Rail Interface System
RAS = Rail Adapter System

There are actually quite a few variations of those two out there but after doing a bit of mild research on several major firearms manufacturer sites (e.g. Daniel Defense, Knight's Arm Co, etc), as well as a few other gun-related informational sites, I've determined that those are probably two of the more correct meanings. However, since there doesn't seem to be a standard definition that covers multiple manufactured rails, I'm not sure if there's a wrong answer either.


So what the heck is the difference between RIS and RAS then?

Find out after the jump...


I'm sure my buddies over at Elite Force are going to cringe when they read this, but let's face it: not everyone out there is going to send their gun in under warranty to get it fixed, should an issue arise. Some people just prefer to do the work themselves for whatever reason. So here's a blog for those of us who like to void our Airsoft warranties. No seriously, I'm pretty sure if you take your Elite Force M4A1 Carbine apart, as I am about to show you, you can kiss that sweet Umarex 1-year warranty goodbye. Just a fair warning before you do anything you might regret later.

Check out the full Airsoft AEG takedown tutorial after the jump...


Today, I received a surprise package from Andy & Cliff over at Elite Force.  I guess it wasn't TOTALLY a surprise, because Andy Green did tell me that he would be sending me something at some point, but did not specify when or what was in it.  
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Andy Green calls me, "NBA Hands," because I have huge hands, like the NBA players do.
I don't know who Bobbi Pearcy is, but I assume it's Mr. Green's sexy personal assistant.


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In this installment of my Airsoft Player Spotlight series, we hear from Ryan "Irish" Pieper.  Ryan is currently a member of the Battletoads CQB Gang in Southern California and plays frequently at Insight Interactive Airsoft CQB Arena in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  As you will see in the video, Ryan prefers the KWA H&K MP7 Submachine Gun as his primary weapon of choice, and the KWA ATP GBB Pistol as his secondary. Interesting that they are both KWA airsoft guns

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Good day, to you, my faithful readers.  Have I told you lately that I love you?  I don't mean to make you feel all weird, but it's true.  I love you.  

Where would I be without you?  (probably face down in a gutter and/or doing tax returns for people with a lot more money than me, which is depressing as all hell).  

Anyway, in honor of Labor Day and the fact that I was concerned you might need something to read or just look at, I have decided to do work (a little).  

Here is some H&K VFC HK417 Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) gun porn for you on your holiday.  This is, of course, one of Elite Force's latest & greatest works of art. 

Since the question has already been asked, that is a Leapers UTG 6-24x56mm scope mounted atop my glorious rifle.

I will also add that this is far from a finished project.  I have bigger plans for my 417 than just slapping a giant scope and sizable mock suppressor on there.  But it's what I've got for now.  Enjoy!
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Elite Force Beretta M92FS GBB Pistol Preview
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 Elite Force continues to churn out new stuff,
this time in the form of a Beretta M92FS gas blowback pistol.

Check out the full photo gallery with some specs after the jump...

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Well, here they are.  CrazyNCman has already given the Elite Force Flip-Up Sights his blessing and I'm most definitely going to give them mine as well.  Half the price of the Magpul MBUS set, yet no less in quality, in my opinion. 
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These sights a freakin' nice.  Maybe some of the skeptics out there might think that these cheapy little Airsoft sights would just have the Elite Force logo painted on there?  Nope.  Stamped, molded or otherwise sunk into the polymer release button.  Very nice touch. 
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To be fair and honest, I'm not sure how much play these little white sights are gonna get from Airsoft players who wear any sort of lower face protection.  I guess it would depend on the gun, but I've found it difficult to get a sight picture with the white sights when mounted on my M4 and while wearing a lower face mesh mask.  It's a bit easier to look down them without the mask, so those of you that don't wear one, don't sweat it.  Not a real big deal, as they are not the primary attraction of the set.  But I gotta keep it real for all tha playaz out there.

Here's a quick little video I did, starring the Elite Force Flip-Up Sights.    Be sure to leave me a comment, and maybe even give this little beast a thumbs up if you dig the sights and/or the video.
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Here is some hot SC Viper Airsoft action featuring myself, MilSim Junkie, Spartan117GW, KWA Mike & Asian Colin Farrell.  Since Sike, from Seraphim Airsoft, didn't read the opening intel that I took extra time to add into the video, I shall tell you here as well that I'm running a G&P WOC Gas Blowback Rifle with a Daniel Defense Mk18 RIS II and VLTOR retractable stock.  I'm also mounted a set of the new and absolutely stunning Elite Force Flip-Up Sights and a replica Elcan Optical Sight from Bravo.  Needless to say, it's a very attractive gun. 

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If you haven't seen the first part of my review with all the sweet photos & stuff, then check that out here:


I took a break during my visit to the Tac City Fullerton indoor Airsoft CQB facility in Southern California to talk in front of the camera.  I also invited my Close-Quarter Battle Junkie (CQBJ) friend, Steve the White Guy, to join me on camera for a brief moment as well.  The Close-Quarter Battle Junkies (CQBJs) are a merry band of Airsoft players led by the very noble, MilSim Junkie, out of CQB City in Stockton, CA.

I also included some of the footage I got on my borrowed GoPro camera...


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New Elite Force HK416C AEG Prototype by VFC - US Airsoft Expo
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This video went from bad to ugly. CrazyNCman & I co-hosted this little piece on the upcoming Elite Force HK417, HK416 CQB & HK416C, but were interrupted by a couple of characters, namely Andy Green from Elite Force, who coerced an oblivious Jerry Wright, Founder & CEO of Save Phace, into video bombing us. Pretty classic, really. Andy Green is quite the rapscallion.
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US Airsoft Expo - Elite Force H&K UMP Proline Prototype & H&K MP5s
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CrazyNCman & I were hanging out at the Elite Force Booth during the U.S. Airsoft Expo in FABULOUS Columbus, Ohio and decided to do a little video. Here is what happened...

http://youtu.be/euI3if1fjvc

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This is Part II of my Airsoft MOSFET Custom Installation Guide for an M4 AEG.  In this particular case, I'm working on an Elite Force HK416 CQB AEG, but this guide is good for pretty much any standard M4 AEG that uses a buffer tube.

I left off my MOSFET Custom Installation Guide - Part I once I had pretty much covered the process of rewiring for the motor & grip.  So now, we will take more of a look at the back-end of the gun, which is where things really get fun.

Check out Part II after the jump...

Ah yes.  We will be revisiting my beloved Elite Force HK416 CQB by VFC this week with a guide on how to install a MOSFET unit inside your rear-wired M4 Airsoft AEG.   
She has been in pieces for far too long now (for the better part of a year, I'm ashamed to admit).  It all stemmed from a stripped piston last year during the Association of Competitive Airsoft Expo that I participated in with a few fellow members from my Airsoft team, Level X. 
Since I had to open up the gearbox anyway, something I had refrained from doing unnecessarily since tuning my HK416 a year or more prior to that, I decided to take a thorough assessment of the wear & tear on the internal parts of the gearbox to see if anything else needed repair or replacement.  Eventually, when I got to the trigger switch, or wire harness as some call it, I found that one of my copper contact plates had burnt up pretty good over time, undoubtedly due to the fact that I had been running 11.1V Li-Po battery packs exclusively in that gun for over a year and had used it quite often (the Elite Force HK416 CQB makes for a phenomenal workhorse primary).
While I don't pretend to be a true expert here, I'm of the opinion that the best way to prevent this wear and tear on the trigger contacts while still being able to run Li-Po battery packs is to install a MOSFET computer unit in your AEG.  So since this was, and still is, my favorite of the M4 variants in my little collection, I felt it deserved a MOSFET and was worth the effort to install one.  I will preface the rest of this blog by saying that this installation process has turned into a much more complicated project than I had originally anticipated, but I plan to see it through until I can get my HK416 back up and running because, like I said, it's worth it. 

This isn't my first rodeo with installing a MOSFET, but in the past, I've done it on guns using a full, fixed stock, like my Marui M14 or Classic Army SR25.  When I initially made the decision to take on this project, I failed to take the HK416's buffer tube into account, since this Airsoft AEG is wired to the back.  Oh well.  Adapt and overcome.  Otherwise you will lose.  Since I have an allergy to losing, I wasn't about to give up.  

So, initially, I wrote this blog about my MOSFET-in-the-buffer-tube mod.  Keep in mind that it only covers what I did to fit the MOSFET in the buffer tube and still allow for you to be able to connect all the wires and secure the buffer tube to the back of the receiver.