Ah yes. It seems like KWA always has an Ace up their sleeve. Last week, for those of you that didn't know, was one of my favorite events of the year: Shot Show 2013. It went down, as usual, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and while I was there, I stopped by the KWA booth to see what was new and exciting for 2013. Sure, they had some cool things at their booth. I came. I documented these things. I left, thinking I obtained all the info there was to know. Well, sure as I am bald, they threw a curve ball in the mix on Friday, the final day of the show. They made more announcements previously undisclosed to the general public or even whispered in the dark corridors behind the scenes.
For starters, one of their more exciting pistols to be released (maybe) this year, is a licensed replica of the Sphinx SDP (Special Duty Pistol) Compact. If you've ever had the luxury of shooting a Sphinx firearm, you'd know just how wonderful these handguns are. They're comfortable, accurate and easy to handle. I would imagine the KWA airsoft version will cover all those bases for a home run as well.
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According to the copy supplied by KWA on their website, they're marketing this as the "airsoft training counterpart to the Sphinx SDP Compact." With a statement like that, I'd expect them to attempt to mimic the firearm in every way allowable, which, undoubtedly, will make for a great Airsoft gun.
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Here is a copy of some of the features & specs, which I've literally copied & pasted from their website:
"The Sphinx SDP (Special Duty Pistol) Compact by KWA is the exclusive airsoft training counterpart to the Sphinx SDP Compact. The disassembly procedures, interchangeable grips, and standard fire controls found on the firearm are recreated. The Construction of the Sphinx SDP frame combines aluminum alloy and polymer for dubilty and weight savings."
Here are some technical specifications ("Tech Specs") on the KWA Sphinx SDP Compact:
Magazine Capacity: 21 rounds
Propellant: Green gas
Inner Barrel Diameter: 6.05mm
Velocity: 340-350 FPS, with .20g BB
- Gas-operated recoil blow back
- Realistic construction & field stripping
- Full metal alloy slide
- Metal alloy upper frame with polymer lower frame
- Adjustable hop-up
- Interchangeable grip inserts
- Ambidextrous decocking lever
- 3-dot combat sights
- Front and rear slide serrations
- Accessory rail
Some of you readers might be all current on all things Airsoft, so you may have already seen the news update on this particular gun from other channels who posted about it last week. So let's get to the newer stuff that wasn't really talked about during the show.
Just to give you a hint or two, there is a new brand license and something cool and KRISS Vector-related.
CHECK ALL THAT OUT AFTER THE JUMP...