If you've had the privilege of owning a PolarStar Fusion Engine, you will undoubtedly be aware that the trigger response is lightening quick and distance required for the actual trigger to travel in order to fire the weapon is very small. However, since they use the standard AEG triggers, which are made with a rather long trigger pull, there is a lot of unneeded travel time before the trigger actually hits the button inside the engine which begins the firing process.

How to shorten the trigger pull on a polarstar fusion engine, polarstar fusion engine trigger mod, polarstar trigger mod tutorial, pyramyd airsoft blog, airsoft guns, pyramyd air, tom harris media, tominator,
How to Shorten the Trigger Pull on a PolarStar Fusion Engine
Tom Harris for the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog
The solution to this is insanely easy, makes a HUGE difference and many of you may already know about it.

Find out how to do it after the jump...

Airsoft Guns, PolarStar, Echo1 USA,M249 SAW, M249 Para, M249 MkII, M249 MkI,Airsoft Automatic Electric Gun, Airsoft SAW, squad automatic weapon, Airsoft light machine gun, support weapon, M240B, AEG, VFC, GBB, LMG, Airsoft Minigun, Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,
PolarStar Airsoft's mastermind, Ben Noji, apparently just can't sit still. As if the release of his new drop-in Fusion Engine for version two AEGs and complete PR-15 EPAR series HPA-powered rifles isn't enough, he's decided to add a slightly different version to the mix, catering to those of us who fancy the Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), like the Echo1 M249 Para Airsoft SAW, for example. With a rates of fire exceeding 40 rounds per second, it would seem nothing short of obvious that the new PolarStar Fusion Engines should be paired up with an Airsoft gun that is designed to hose down the OPFOR with a shower of 6mm rain drops. Ben's latest video is actually just a stress test on the system. The video is in no means an indication that anyone, including PolarStar or myself, suggests playing in a game using such a high joule-rating.


Keep in mind, that was 700 fps with TSD .28g BBs. At the same amount of joules with a .20g BB, we're talking about a system that can withstand 828.3 feet per second at 28 rounds per second. When dealing with high pressure air, I do enjoy knowing that the system I'm using is more than capable at NOT exploding under the pressure I'm operating at.  Since playing velocities of around 400 fps require much less pressure, I can rest easily knowing my gun won't explode (call me irrational, but I'm scared of air.  So what!?!)  And having spoken with Ben earlier this evening, I can tell you that he built this gen1 system using some spare parts he had lying around. The fittings he was using weren't the right ones for this particular system, so they were causing a restriction on the air flow. Once he gets the proper parts put on the gen2, the rate of fire, which is already better than most airsmiths can achieve as it is, can be expected to increase.

Here's another video that has been up a for a little while now, showing what the version 2 fusion engine can do at field-safe velocities.

I can hear the nay-sayers already: "this system is unsafe because it allows users to run their Airsoft rifles at highly unsafe velocities with an outrageously monstrous rate of fire." Well maybe.

However, so is picking your nose while running with scissors on icy sidewalks. 

What PolarStar has done, however, is to install a release valve in their Fusion Engines so that if the system were to exceed a certain PSI level, the release-valve is deployed and keeps the gun from firing over and above a specific energy level. It not only protects us from our inherently harmful tendencies as humans, but also helps to protect the solenoid inside the engine as well for longevity purposes. The bottom line is that these new systems, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER AIRSOFT GUN ON THE MARKET, the PolarStar systems will need to be used with extreme caution and responsibility. Don't be the idiot who ruins it for all of us.

PolarStar has also released the long-awaited pricing info on their systems.

Fusion Engine Kit for (M4/M16) - MSRP $450 (this is the drop-in kit)
PR-15 Rifle (10.5") - MSRP $650
PR-15 Rifle (14.5") - MSRP $650
PR-15 Rifle (20.0") - MSRP $650
PR-15 Tactical Rifle (14.5" w/ RIS) - MSRP $690

M249s are currently only available as a limited production custom order item.


I'd like to know how many of you out there are interested in this new system or the reasoning behind why you are NOT interested.  It's cool if you're not down with it. I respect your opinion.   I'm just curious to know if there are others that are as excited as I am about this system or if me and Ben Noji are the only ones who give a hoot.  Sound off in the comments section below!

Also, stay tuned this week for a very sexy update featuring me, an Echo1 M240 Bravo and a damn good time playing Airsoft!
Airsoft Guns, PolarStar, Echo1 USA,M249 SAW, M249 Para, M249 MkII, M249 MkI,Airsoft Automatic Electric Gun, Airsoft SAW, squad automatic weapon, Airsoft light machine gun, support weapon, M240B, AEG, VFC, GBB, LMG, Airsoft Minigun, Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,
This photo was taken by sports photographer, Dave Bakholdin of Bakholdin Photography, who acted as my own personal, Russian** Airsoft Papparazzi for the day.  ONLY thanks to my comrade's superior action-shot skillz with his glorious Canon 7D and 70-200mm L Lens setup, was anyone able to capture the true essence of my utter domination of the OPFOR in my full-on 5.11 Tactical Series uniform & battle belt rig.  Oh yeah, then there's that Echo1 M240 Bravo that I'm mowing down the bad guys with.  That helped in the whole "looking good" thing too.

Stay tuned for the full AAR on the incredible game at Hill559 along with my first impressions of actually fielding a gun (WITHOUT A SLING, mind you) that weighs as much as a baby hippopotamus in the next 24 hours.

Man, I love this silly little game involving the use of toy guns like the 240 Bravo that look and shoot like a dream!



**In the coldest peak of the Central Valley's winter time, you won't find Dave throwing on an extra jacket to keep warm.  Nope.  He plays chess to raise his core body temp and fills his hydration bladder not with water, but Beluga Gold Line Vodka to fuel up his large Russian frame for a long day of playing and photographing Airsoft.

Ben Noji, of PolarStar Airsoft Components, was most gracious enough to share some photos with me, featuring his new line of HPA-powered Airsoft assault rifles. Allow me to introduce my four readers to the PolarStar PR-15 EPAR (Electro-Pneumatic Airsoft Rifle):


Airsoft Guns, PolarStar Airsoft Components, PolarStar Airsoft Parts, VFC, G&G, G&P, PR-15 EPAR,Electro-Pneumatic Airsoft Rifle,AR15, M4, Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,

Not only will PolarStar be offering Airsoft rifles with their HPA Solenoid Engine pre-installed, they will be allowing the engines to be sold separately as drop-in kits for those that already have an AEG body to drop one into.


Below, you can see the custom electronic control system hangin' out. You might not be able to see in the image, but there is an actual joystick/button thingy that allows the user to adjust the rate of fire up or down. The new PolarStar system does require a small battery to power the electronics, but as you can see in the photo, it's probably going to come set up with a tamiya connector to allow users to simply connect their existing AEG battery packs to power the system. 


Airsoft Guns, PolarStar Airsoft Components, PolarStar Airsoft Parts, VFC, G&G, G&P, PR-15 EPAR,Electro-Pneumatic Airsoft Rifle,AR15, M4, Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,

The drop-in kits will be compatible with most high-quality AEG manufacturer Version 2/M4/M16-type bodies. Compatible AEG manufacturers include, but aren't limited to (in no particular order):

The High Pressure Air (HPA) rig is your basic paintball-style tank with a quality stabilizer like one made by Palmer's Pursuit, and a remote coil, which is basically what I call an air hose.  It  probably wouldn't hurt to add a little pressure gauge to your air tank while you're at it, assuming one doesn't already come with your tank. Also, don't bother with C02. PolarStar knows what they're doing and they recommend HPA. It's better, especially for you cold-weather kids. Google it.

Airsoft Guns, PolarStar Airsoft Components, PolarStar Airsoft Parts, VFC, G&G, G&P, PR-15 EPAR,Electro-Pneumatic Airsoft Rifle,AR15, M4, Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,
I also realize that some would argue that this isn't really a new system because it's fairly similar to the so-called "Classic" Airsoft guns that run on HPA as well.  However, I am pretty sure PolarStar has made a few improvements to the engine design since the birth of the Classic guns a few decades ago, so try to keep an open mind before you simply write this off.  It's not too often we have a U.S.-based Airsoft manufacturer trying to put out an affordable, super high-performance system that alleviates many of the problems that plague current AEG platforms.

Release date for the PolarStar Rifles and Drop-In Kits should be around mid to late March.

Airsoft Guns, PolarStar Airsoft Components, PolarStar Airsoft Parts, VFC, G&G, G&P, PR-15 EPAR,Electro-Pneumatic Airsoft Rifle,AR15, M4, Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,


BRACE YOURSELF FOR THIS NEXT PHOTO:

Airsoft Guns, PolarStar Airsoft Components, PolarStar Airsoft Parts, VFC, G&G, G&P, PR-15 EPAR,Electro-Pneumatic Airsoft Rifle,AR15, M4, Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,
Yes. You read that correctly. That chrono says 46.7 Rounds Per Second at 418.9 FPS with a .30g BB (2.44 Joules)!!! That's the equivalent of about 513 FPS with a .20g BB. Now, before you self-appointed safety-enforcers hit the panic button here, Ben and/or PolarStar is not suggesting one runs their rifle at that speed on full-auto. He was simply demonstrating a small taste of his brilliant new system's capabilities. Truth be told, higher ROF's are achievable with the PolarStar HPA engine, however, one will be limited by the strength of the feeder spring in your AEG Magazines. There are some that just won't be able to keep up. What a freaking phenomenal problem to have!!!

Special thanks to PolarStar for sharing this very exciting news with us.