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Airsoft Guns, Team SD, TSD, Shot Show 2011 News Updates,Shot Show 2011 TSD Booth,Airsoft Automatic Electric Guns, Airsoft Gas Blowback Guns, Airsoft Electric Blowback Guns,Airsoft AEG, Airsoft GBBP, Airsoft EBBR,Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,On my quest for Shot Show 2011 Greatness, I decided to stop by and say hello to my homies at the Team SD (TSD) Booth to see what their latest and greatest new products were. I saw some things I liked. I then snapped some pictures of those things. Subsequent to that, I have now posted them to the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog below for your viewing pleasure. I've created a sort of "mini image gallery" for each section that I've posted below. You're welcome, in advance.





TSD Airsoft Spring Sniper Rifles
TSD SD98 Airsoft Spring Sniper Rifles
(3 Colors)
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Close-up:
TSD SD98 in Tan
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Top to Bottom:
TSD SD97 TSD SD702
TSD Type 96 TSD SD700
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I was particularly attracted to the TSD SD97,
but I think my giant gorilla hands were
a bit too large for that style of grip.
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New TSD/WE Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistols Gallery
The New
TSD Tactical CO2 Blowback 1911 Airsoft Pistol
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Here again, in a two-tone variation:
TSD Tactical CO2 Blowback 1911 Airsoft Pistol
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Perhaps my fave of the three, if I had to choose:
TSD Tactical CO2 Blowback 1911 Airsoft Pistol
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The beauties below scream, "HOLD ME IN YOUR HAND AND PULL THE TRIGGER!!!" This probably shouldn't surprise you, but I get that a lot, actually.  This is what I call a "Wall of WE GBBPs." 
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These WE Gas Blowback Pistols all feature the Caspian Trades on the slide, with the exception of the gilded 1911 you see there at bottom center.  I didn't notice that particular model was sans Trades until I was reviewing the photos afterwards, so I did not know to ask either Mike or Tommy, of Specialized Distribution, whether the final version (assuming that one wasn't) would come with the Caspian logo or not.  Did you notice the first letter of each of the words, "Specialized Distribution"?  If you guessed that Specialized Distribution might be the "SD" in "TSD" then you, my anonymous Airsoft friend, are fantastically correct.  Tiny factoid for you there.  Consider it my way of giving back to the community.

Speaking of "Walls of WE," how about some love for the M9 Beretta-Style Fans, eh?  Sorry, I spent so much time with a bunch of Canadians (which I will explain a bit more about at a later time), that I'm still trying to rid myself of their influence.  My sentences are slowly but surely ending less and less with the word, "eh," but it is an uphill battle.  One that I have to take one day at a time.  Anywho, WE M9s.  Who wants 'em!?
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I know I wouldn't mind a few of those Italian birds below in my "flock" of weapons.  Man.  Despite the lame-factor there, you have to admit that was some what clever of me to come up with.  Just sayin'.
I know it's a bit "Goldmember" of me, but I just dig the gilded look, whether it be an TSD/WE M9 GBB...
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Or a TSD/WE 1911...
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I LOVE GOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLDDD!!! But maybe the gold is too much for you to handle. Maybe it's just not your style. Well then, how about a Silver-plated WE 1911 MEU GBB pistol for your collection?
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The temptation to over-use the already-over-used words "bling bling" is almost too overpowering to resist. Even in describing my attempt to fight the urge, I ended up having to say those two stupid words. Dangit! I really do enjoy that chromo'd out gat with the MEU-style grips. That's tactical hot, right there.


Airsoft AEGs & EBBRs
Nothing TOO exciting for me, personally, in the AEG section, but I have rather particular tastes, so I thought I'd throw these next few photos up for anyone out there that might find them interesting. My father has tried telling me for years, "It's not always about you, Tom!" So I suppose I'll honor that highly unpleasant idealology now. (Baby steps, people. Baby steps)

Here are some ICS Olympic Arms AEGs: One Airsoft DMR and two CQB Patriot-style AEG "Pistols"
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Airsoft Guns, Accuracy Pneumatics Shooting, Team SD, TSD, Shot Show 2011 News Updates,Shot Show 2011 TSD Booth, APS Electric Blowback Airsoft Rifle,Airsoft Automatic Electric Guns, Airsoft EBBR, Airsoft AEG,Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft BlogThis next AEG caught my attention a bit when the fellas at the TSD booth advised me to pick it up off the wall. It's the Accuracy Pneumatics Shooting (APS) Electric Blowback Rifle. Rated to shoot 380 FPS w/a .20g out of the box, it's got a bit more weight to it than the average AEG, but nothing too bad where I would be disenchanted with its overall appeal. Reason being: extremely nice balance. I'm not sure how else to describe it, but some guns feel like there's too much "junk in the trunk", while others have too much weight in the front. The APS EBBR is right there in the middle where you'd want your gun to be. I didn't get the pricing from them on this one for whatever reason, I don't recall, but I would imagine they're going to keep it in a very affordable neighborhood, like they've been able to do with basically all the rest of their catalogue. The main question, as with all the new guns at Shot Show, is "how does it shoot?" But until they're released on the market, we won't know. So for now, rather than worry about something we just have absolutely no control over, let's hope for the best. Because if you don't have hope, what do you have left?

Funny story about that last line there: I actually got into a conversation with a pretty cool cab driver while there in Vegas. He was transporting my brother, The Toddman, and I over to the Irish Pub inside the New York New York Hotel & Casino at around 1:00 am in the morning (we were just getting our night started, cuz that's how we roll), which led to some incredible stories as well. It was this cab ride wherein he offered us the opportunity of patronizing one of the local Asian "massage parlors" there in town that was likely to have been paying him a commission for any of his cabbie customers that he could bring in to them. We politely refused, of course, and during the course of that refusal, we somehow got into the discussion of "hope" and how we, mainly my brother since I'm married and, for some reason, foolishly like it that way, weren't ready to give up on it (hope) so easily. At one point in the conversation, I asked him that same question I posed above, "If you haven't got hope, what have you got left?" His answer, without blinking an eye,

"Asian girls."

True story. However, it was one WITHOUT a "happy ending."

Boy, if I'm not a clever bloke, then Airsoft doesn't make the world go round. I'll tell you that much.

JB Unicorn (JBU) Airsoft Upgrades
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As you can see JBUnicorn has a number of upgrade and replacement parts plus accessories like the all-important battery pack and from what I've had experience with thus far, they put out a pretty good product at a reasonable price. I've used their tightbore inner barrels, cylinder kits and a few other items I don't remember off the top of my head and have yet to encounter any problems with them. Just like almost everything else in the Airsoft world, YMMV (your mileage may vary).

Yes, I realize this post got WAAAYY out of control and even involved an off-color story involving a Vegas Cabbie, an Irish Pub and an Asian Massage Parlor, but it is what it is, my toy-gun-loving friends.

Shot Show. Hot BBs! I had fun.

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Basically, Propper has two sets of tactical clothing coming out that each utilize this highly innovative new camouflage design.

The set slated for release in just a month or two, is the Propper A-TACS Army Combat Uniform (ACU).  They are sewn to military specification and have a composition of 65% polyester and 35% cotton ripstop for extreme durability.  Even though these are technically designed for military purposes, they make a great option for the serious Airsoft player who runs his gear through the Airsoft gauntlet every weekend.





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According to Joe, the ACUs will NOT be NIR-Compliant, whereas the TAC.U Combat Shirt WILL, in fact, be NIR-Compliant.  NIR-Compliance (NIR = Near Infrared) refers to whether or not the uniforms have been made with a special fabric that makes them every difficult to detect through infrared optic devices.  Here's a little snippet I am borrowing from Propper's website about NIR Technology:

"What is NIR Technology?
Near Infrared (NIR) Signature Management Technology is used by the U.S. Department of Defense to prevent detection by NIR Image Converters. These photocathode devices do not detect temperatures, but rather infrared radiation variances. NIR-compliant uniforms use a special fabric that allows soldiers to appear at the same radiation level as the surrounding terrain, thus making them more difficult to detect. NIR technology also make uniforms less visible in low-light environments by reducing the reflection of light."

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A few of the things that make the A-TACS pattern so innovative include the way they have replaced the digital, square pixels we're used to seeing on several U.S. military tactical uniforms with small, organically shaped pixels. They have also made sure to remove all 90-degree angles to create a more fluid, natural appearance. The colors of the A-TACS pattern are digitally-sampled from real-world elements for enhanced concealment. The pattern design is supposed to be able to effectively break up the human outline at a greater range of distances, but the only way I'll know for sure is if I can procure myself a set and test it out!!!

Since that may be at least a couple months, how about in the meantime we take a look at some more Shot Show 2011 material? I've still got news on the G&G Armament Booth, Pantac Tactical Gear, the real steel KRISS/SPHINX/DEFIANCE booth, to name a few.

Speaking of KRISS and A-TACS, here is the KRISS Carbine coated in A-TACS Camo.
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So keep checking in to the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog to get your fix of Shot Show 2011 news!

You can view the entire Shot Show 2011 coverage material here: 

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):


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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. 


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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.

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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.

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BRACE YOURSELF FOR THIS NEXT PHOTO:

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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.


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Hendrix De Leon of JAG Precision shows off the Echo1 M28 Airsoft Sniper Rifle with a new MadBull suppressor prototype at Shot Show 2011.


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Anyway, I thought I might share a brief bit on the spring-powered Echo1 M28 Airsoft Sniper Rifle. We'll get to the Airsoft minigun in a minute.  I am generally not impressed by too many Airsoft spring sniper rifles, and thought the Echo1 model would be no different, however, it had my full attention as soon as I saw the new mock suppressor that Mad Bull is making for it. Then, once I picked it up, I REALLY started looking at it like we might have a situation on our hands here. It didn't feel like some of the cheap plastic springers I've had experience with in the past or seen on Airsoft fields. It was solid and sturdy, and appears to be on par with just about everything else Echo1 has been releasing lately, which is nothing short of awesome. They've apparently been working pretty hard lately, trying to put together a nice array of new replicas.
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Here's a close-up of the new MadBull suppressor for the Echo1 M28 Airsoft Sniper Rifle, which actually covers a portion of the barrel and then attaches to the flash hider about half-way into the suppressor (Special flash hider comes with the can, if I recall correctly). This gives the rifle the look of having a shorter barrel with a sick can attached to it. Speaking of the barrel, you can see a bit of the fluting that was done to the outer barrel. To the best of my knowledge, fluting of the barrel is done primarily as a way to reduce unnecessary weight from the rifle, but I could be completely off. If you think about it, the barrel starts as a cylindrical metal piece, and then portions of that metal are removed. Less metal, less weight. Makes sense to me. I also happen to think a fluted barrel looks legit, too (That's what she said).

Also in the photo above, you'll notice a nice Harris-style bipod (my favorite kind, and it actually has nothing to do with my last name also being Harris).  I just think they are the most functional and I don't mind the extra weight they add to the gun.  They look better than those little dinky ones you'll see on some Airsoft guns, too.  Anyway, that Harris-style bi-pod actually COMES WITH THE Echo1 M28 in the box!!!  You don't see a whole lot of manufacturers able to include a high quality rifle AND some solid accessories, like the bi-pod, together in one VERY affordable package (under $200 at PyramydAir.com).

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It's one thing to see a picture of the Echo1 M134 Minigun, but it's quite another to see that Airsoft heavy machine gun in person.  So I had to snap some photo documentation of it.  My brother & I were looking at this photo after the show, noticing that it was next to the M28 there, that you can see on the right, and we sort of both thought the same thing out loud at the same time.  It was one of those epiphany moments where we both said, "We need a Minigun for our fireteam!"  Think about it.  Airsoft Guns, Echo1, Madbull, JAG Precision, Shot Show 2011 Coverage, Las Vegas, Air Venturi,Airsoft M134 Minigun, Rice bag of BBs, 125,000 Airsoft BBs, M28 Sniper Rifle, Madbull suppressor for echo1 m28 airsoft sniper rifle, Airsoft Spring Sniper Rifle, camo snuggie, combat snuggie,Airsoft Heavy Machine Gun, Airsoft support weapon, Airsoft sniper rifles, Mock Suppressor, Airsoft barrel extension,M28,Pyramyd Air, Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, Airsoft Obsessed, Airsoft Blog,If one of us rolls the Echo1 M28 Airsoft Sniper Rifle (probably me cuz I dig the long rifles), and the other runs the Airsoft M134 Minigun (probably Todd cuz he digs the holding down of the trigger for long bursts even when it's not necessarily appropriate cuz it feels so good!) with a 125,000-count rice bag full of BBs, the OPFOR is going to have a hell of problem on their hands.  It just makes so much sense it's like science or something!

I don't know.  Maybe I'm just being ridiculous.  Or maybe I'm just thinking outside the box (Probably more-so towards the "ridiculous" end of the spectrum though).

Those of my thoughts.

I love Airsoft (more thoughts).

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So here's the scuttlebutt on the KWA AK74 Line-up:

Three Models, including two AEGs with KWA's new (and very patented) Kinetic Feedback System and one gas-operated full-stroke blow back system.  While I was rudely eavesdropping on Allen's conversation with Matt & Nic of Airsoft Pacific, he was explaining to them that he doesn't like to use the words "Blow Back" when referring to the Kinetic Feedback Systems in KWA's new AEGs.  I can't recall WHY he doesn't like to use that description, but he had a fairly valid point at the time, I do remember that much. How's that for my professional reporting?  Wow.  News media fail!  What can I say other than it was my first time?  (That's what she said). 

Here are the two AEGs, the KWA AKR-74SU and KWA AKR-74M
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Here are the specs on the KWA AKR-74SU:
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According to the display tags on the wall, the only difference in specs between the AKR-74SU and 74M AEGs is the FPS. The SU is slated for 350 FPS while the 74M is listed at around 400 FPS. All other items remain the same, other than, of course, their obvious aesthetics. Between it's short barrel and folding stock along with the safer, more CQB-friendly velocity, clearly, someone at KWA had "CQB" in mind when they designed the 74SU's specs.

The third option in KWA's new AK line is a gas-operated, full-stroke blow back system.  Here is the AKG-74M, which is basically the same external design as the AKR-74M AEG.  Internally, however, we've got a whole new sitch (situation). 
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Here are the basic specs to the KWA AKG-74M:
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So that pretty much covers the new AK74 rifles from KWA. I don't remember when the release date of the AKs is scheduled for because not only did I forget to ask, but even if I did, I forgot to bring a pen and paper with me, or some other way of recording those kinds of crucial details that my readers might want to know. Good thing I have a day job. I kinda suck at this whole reporting-on-important-Airsoft-stuff gig. However, I will say this.

Keep checking in here on the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog and to Airsoft-Obsessed.com for more Shot Show 2011 coverage reports.

GUN: Echo1 M240 Bravo Airsoft AEG
BOOTH: JAG PRECISION


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When I got to the booth, I was immediately scanning for the 240, which, on account of its hulking size, was easy to pick out quickly. It's an incredibly massive AEG and is not for the weak. Even at 6'4" tall, my brother (below) still looks a bit small next to this impressive Airsoft support weapon.
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The Echo1 M240 Bravo's gearbox looks pretty sick and includes a MOSFET to protect the trigger contacts & regulate the electrical circuitry. There is no active breaking or anything else too fancy about the MOSFET itself, but it does help the system out by preventing the trigger from burning out. However, even Hendrix admitted that the MOSFET was a bit overkill because of the M249-style trigger unit that the 240 also utilizes. It's very difficult to burn those up as it is. But nonetheless, the MOSFET is a nice touch and quite frankly, I love overkill. The other added benefit with the MOSFET pre-installed is that in the event one DID prefer to have a unit installed with Active-Breaking and any other features like, for example, those that come with my friend Terry's high-end units from Extreme-Fire, you're good to go because Echo1's M240 Bravo is already pre-wired so that you can just swap out the stock unit for the another model extremely easily and without having to open up the gearbox to rewire anything. SWEET!!!

The CNC work on the 240 Bravo was pretty impressive and looks like somebody knew what they were doing when it was made.

Echo1 M240 Bravo Hop-Up Unit
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Markings on the Echo1 M240 Bravo Airsoft AEG
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The stock is pretty much a quick-detach ("QD") setup, which makes it nice when you go to plug in your large-capacity, high-voltage battery in for sustained periods of man-sized automatic, suppressing fire. CAN I GET AN "AMEN!"?!?!

As of Friday, January 14, 2011, the Echo1 M240 Bravo has been released for sale to the public. MSRP is $750 and I want one (Something tells me Todd does, too). 

Just bare with me for just a bit longer while I compile, organize, absorb, reflect, ponder, and fathom all the information that I just crammed into my mind over the last 60 hours or so spent in The Vegas. Photos will be up today. Things got wild. Let me tell you.

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That H&K Mk19 40mm Grenade Launcher is just a small taste. Stay tuned.

(NOT Woodstock, you freakin' hippie)
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Behold, the Echo1 Red Star AK47 (with Fixed REAL Wood Stock)


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...Continue Beholding this Beautiful Russian Lady from Echo1 USA...

**Regarding the blog's title. In this particular case, since we're dealing with an Airsoft AEG and not a real steel Ak47, it's actually more of a bad thing that I didn't get to use my AK today, because that means I didn't get to play Airsoft today, nor did I even shoot at my neighbors' trees from my backyard (don't try that at home, kiddos), so yea. Bad.**


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Want another photo?  Yea, me too.
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I really think Echo1 did a tremendous job on this AK47 AEG. They're one of the few manufacturers who, when they say "real wood" in the description, ACTUALLY USE REAL WOOD. You'll find that some manufacturers don't quite understand the meaning and somehow come to the conclusion that "real wood" means plastic, polycarb or some other type of material not purely derived from a tree. I don't know how you can possess the intelligence and resources to design and build a high-end Airsoft gun and not understand the basic English language well enough to know that if you're using plastic materials, you shouldn't call it wood. The Americans and our brothers from English mothers across the Pond will know better (most of us, anyway). Anywho, well done, Echo1.  You should be able to see in the photo well enough that the particular type of finish Echo1 applied to the wood gives it that rustic, third-world look and feel, at least in my ego-maniacal opinion, anyway. 

Let's get into a few of the details of Echo1's Red Star AK47, shall we?
Keep in mind, you have no choice.
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You can see a bit of the wooden hand guard, along with some etchings on the lower receiver, which is made of metal.  There's nothing really cheap about this gun, other than the price.

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Echo1 Red Star AK47, Wood





More wood in my frame here (TWSS!!!), along with a visual of the vertically adjustable rear sight.









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Using a $1,500 camera, this was the best I could do to get a shot of the fire-selector switch. Total fail, I know.  AB is semi-auto and what looks like "OA" is Full.  Although, don't quote me.  Sometimes I get it flip-flopped and I'm too comfortable/lazy right now to get up and go check it.  If you really want to know, send a tweet to my homie, Brian Holt at Echo1, asking him.  He'll know for sheezy, my neezies. 

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We will pick up on the second half of my review of the Echo1 Red Star AK47 with Wood furniture in the next installment of the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, which, by the way, is nominated for the Best English Language Airsoft Blog (in the Universe)!!!!!!. If you find my little blog here to be entertaining, informative or some combination thereof, I'd appreciate your vote to help secure my title as Champion. Kanye West said I was a champion, and I'm pretty sure he was telling the truth when he rapped about it. So let's do work and get me that "crown" (Metaphorically speaking. I think I would actually win a plaque or a coupon to Denny's or something, not an actual crown).

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