Saturday is usually the busiest day at any trade event as people get free from their week day jobs and thus, can attend events. That is the case as well for the MOA Exhibition 2019 in Taipei as the local airsoft community and the overall airsoft industry in Asia and buyers from around the world went to the Taipei World Trade Center to check the products out and conduct business.
The MOA Exhibition organised by QRF Magazine, which can be considered to be the biggest airsoft trade fair in the world, keeps on growing this year with more exhibitors from different countries in having their presence and international visitors looking for airsoft products and tactical gear to purchase and sell in their countries.
What’s in store for airsoft players next year? You will find them in Taipei this weekend as many airsoft and gear manufacturers in Asia will be putting up their existing wares and soon to be released products during the MOA Exhibition 2019 that will take place for three days at the Taipei World Trade Center, right next to the world famous Taipei 101 skyscraper.
Brace yourselves, or more specifically, better hold your wallets tight next year. Bullet Airsoft Guns, the Japanese distributor of GBLS, the South Korean airsoft company that introduced the realistic operating AEG, the DAS GDR-15, did a did a series of tweets that for those who are looking for more variety of realistic operating AEGs, will soon be drained of their cash, cards, and safety deposit boxes, given the premium pricing of the GDR-15.
Perhaps Systema Engineering might want to go back to the drawing board to come out with another training rifle for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) right after releasing the first Type 89 PTW. The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD) recently announced that they have just selected the HOWA 5.56 Assault Rifle and the Heckler & Koch SFP9 Pistol for the JGSDF.
Well, it took longer than imagine but finally it is here. XTech Tactical announce the availability of their SMART Laser which is a sensor activated light and laser device for use in weapons. Originally planned for release in April 2019 when it was first on display at the SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas, this is now available to interested firearms owners and airsoft players who are also eyeing it for use in their gas blowback pistols.
As always, we will pester you again and again to send in your nominees for the 10th Airsoft Players’ Choice Awards. Even with thousands already sent in, we need more to be sent as the more nominations for your favourites, the higher the chances for them to get into the top 5 in their categories for the Voting/Finals Period.
There is high anticipation with the release of the Tokyo Marui’s first support weapon AEG offering, the MK46 Mod0 NGRS. Years in the making, this was first revealed last year at the 5th Tokyo Marui Festival to the surprise of many. It has been a wish of many airsoft players that the venerable Japanese airsoft manufacturer release a support weapon for many years now. They finally get their wish and it comes with features not seen in other airsoft support weapons based on the M249 design.
If you are an Action Air fan, or interested in going into Action Air, then better brace yourselves. We have uploaded all the videos we took of shooters going through the various stages at the recently concluded Dutch Open 2019 International Airsoft Practical Shooting that took place at the NABV HQ in Geldermalsen, The Netherlands.
Here is a trailer of the event as done by Miyaki Studio for the NABV:
Something we dread in airsoft, getting airsoft guns that we call “lemons.” But at least we can live with that problem, literally, as compared to the sub-par M320 grenade launchers that a company supplied to the U.S. Army. A defective weapon in a firefight can be death sentence to the soldier holding it; or to a squad if their grenadier fails to fire the weapon.