General Beauregard and I got into an argument over the parlay rule for Airsoft Close Quarter Battle (CQB), stemming from an incident that occurred while I was playing in a game at Insight Interactive Airsoft CQB. Help settle the debate by watching the footage of what happened and letting us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Also, for the record, I was using the KWA M4 CQR MOD2 when I snapped off those three rounds into his torso.

http://youtu.be/bi8PqYrfEPw

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My NorCal Pals, MilSim Junkie and Phu Sheezy, paid me another visit down in SoCal, so, of course, we went out to the Insight Interactive Airsoft CQB Arena to get a little trigger time.
I used the KWA M4 CQR MOD2 AEG as his primary because it's not only CQB-velocity friendly, but it's operator-friendly.  I can't say that it helped me win though.  We went up against an extremely well-coordinated team of players.  Probably the worst ass-kicking I have ever received.  But instead of giving up like a little b*&$#, I just moped around like one in the staging area, but kept trying to win anyway whenever the next game would start.

One thing I did NOT do, which I see a lot of others do, is to accuse the other team of cheating because I was getting beat so bad.  Nope.  I am pretty sure they won fair and square.  There was one incident that occurred between me and another player on the field, but it wasn't really an issue of cheating.  It was more of a misunderstanding of the Parlay rule.  I will be making a separate blog about that, and, of course, I got footage of it for you to offer up your own assessment of who was right and who was wrong.

Also, since I'm the one in control of the content here, I am not going to show you all the times I got hit, just the parts of my footage where I look cool or at least like I'm not getting whooped on.  
Just being honest.

http://youtu.be/RUPPMpuyjEA

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Here's a video I did to demonstrate the performance of the Elite Force Beretta M92FS Gas Blowback Pistol. It includes a quick range test, using Elite Force .25g Airsoft BBs, although I recommend using Elite Force .20g Airsoft BBs with this gun to maximize range, since this gun uses a fixed hop-up.

Check out the video after the jump...

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Now that my dislocated shoulder has healed up enough that I can hold a rifle again, I went out to the Insight Interactive Airsoft CQB Arena here in Southern California to do some more performance testing of the gas blowbacky goodness of the KWA LM4 PTR.  It continues to tickle my fancy with delightful accuracy and reliability.  I have yet to encounter any sort of defect or issue.  I can't say the same for some of the other gas blowback rifles I'm currently reviewing, in comparison to the LM4 *cough* King Arms Colt M4 GBBR *cough*.  But I'll dive into that mess a little later.  For now, check out the footage I got at Insight Interactive while playing with the KWA LM4 GBBR.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Elite Force M4 CQB AEG Review

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Elite Force Competition Series M4 CQB Airsoft AEG (ARES OEM)
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I've now had a chance to play with the two Competition Series M4 series AEGs that Elite Force sent me and can now provide a few thoughts on their performance.  For all practical purposes, they're essentially the same gun internally, so I'm just going to talk about the M4 CQB for today.

Check out the full review with a few hot body shots after the jump...

I didn't quite have all the stars in alignment for me on Saturday so that I could update the blog during the ACA Expo, but here are some shots of the event for your viewing pleasure.

Mike from KWA giving my brother, Todd, the low-down on the new KWA guns like the HK45 Gas Blowback Pistol I recently featured on the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog. For those of you that are wondering, Todd is, in fact, wearing a set of TDU Ripstop Pants with custom embroidery from 5.11 Tactical Series and a Voodoo Tactical Assault Shirt. And even though he knows he looks good, he doesn't mind when other people tell him so.
The local Police Explorer Program had a booth set up.
Chronic Tacos provided some "Scrumtralescent" carne asada tacos with lime, and Hooters was also out serving up their famous chicken wings as part of the free lunch.
The Airsoft League is a tactical skills-based target-shooting competition.
There was a shooting range available for attendees to test out some of the new guns from vendors like KWA and Elite Force.
Speaking of Elite Force, Cliff and Andy took a tiny little road trip from Umarex/Elite Force headquarters in Arkansas to show off their latest and greatest Airsoft AEGs at the event.
Two of their shining stars among the new Elite Force Competition Series are the M4 CQB and M4 Carbine from ARES.
Did you know that the Elite Force M4 CQB features an integrated RIS and comes with the stubby foregrip? Oh you didn't!!?? Well, you do now.
Just a little close-up of the new logo of the Elite Foce trades on the receiver.
Elite Force also has a new, standard-length carbine rifle as well for more of that classic look.
Here's something exciting for the G36 fans out there: two new G36 options from Elite Force and Ares in tan and black.


Where all the madness went down on Saturday: Insight Interactive Airsoft CQB Arena.
Watch out for flying shirts. Tons of raffle prizes were giving out from Pyramyd Air, 5.11 Tactical Series, Elite Force, Voodoo Tactical, KWA and many more.



There was a full video production crew on hand with some high end gear recording all the action of the intense ACA games.



Lumix Camera on a big ol' jib provided some sweet arial footage of the action.




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Here are a few shots of Insight Interactive's field layout specially designed for the ACA tournament.









The day ended with a raffle and many Airsoft players going home happy with some sweet prizes, like $100 Gift Card to Pyramyd Air


Here's our winner, coming up to collect his prize.


Smiling cuz he knows he's 'bout to score some sweet Airsoft loot from Pyramyd Air.



If I were this dude, I'd be pretty stoked to win a Multicam RUSH 12 backpack from 5.11 Tactical as well.

While the competition portion of day had its rough patches, most of that can be chalked up to this being the first event of its kind on such a large-scale production level, so I think many of those issues can be smoothed out for future events. Overall, I was highly impressed with what the event organizers had in mind and after some fine-tuning of things, I wouldn't hesitate to participate in this event again. The event organizers are more than welcome to contact me at their leisure to receive a more detailed level of constructive feedback, should they so desire it.

Highlights from the tournament included Team 5.11 Tactical taking 3rd Place in the tournament despite yours truly going down in the first game of the day with a pretty awesome case of heat exhaustion. Temperatures reached 107 degrees Fahrenheit in our area and I haven't been exactly living an active lifestyle over the last few weeks because of a few major life transitions taking up my exercise time to prepare for those things. In short, I'm kind of a fatty right now. Anyway, there were lots of vendors showing off tons of cool new Airsoft guns and gear and I got to spend some time chatting with Cliff and Andy from Elite Force, who gave me the scoop on exciting new things coming up from them, PLUS there was free game play open to the public throughout the event, so I got to see and meet a lot of new faces who love to play Airsoft as well. All-in-all, it was a good day and an exciting glimpse of what may be in store for the the future of competitive Airsoft. I give tremendously mad props to David Karstens (ACA Director) and Jonathon Nicastro (Owner of Insight Interactive) for all their hard work in putting the event together and I hope they realize that their efforts did not go unnoticed by this lil' ol' Airsoft blogger.

Till next time, I will leave you with this parting word, said in a whisper voice...

Airsoft

I'm getting my wrecking tools ready to...well...wreck at tomorrow's Association of Competitive Airsoft Expo at the Insight Interactive Airsoft CQB Facility, located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Southern California Airsoft CQB Facility).

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Pictured from left to right, you see there my ELITE FORCE HK416 CQB Custom AEG (VFC OEM), ELITE FORCE M4CR Custom AEG  (VFC OEM), and a Classic Army M15A4 Carbine 2009 Edition (Custom tuned, of course).


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