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SHOT Show 2013 – MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE!


Momday, January 14 marked the start of SHOT Show 2013 for the 3-D House of Airsoft and hundreds of media attendees, as the busses rolled out of the Las Vegas Strip and out to the Boulder City’s Pistol and Rifle Range for MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE!

This year’s event was a first for THUMPY, as we’ve attended 2 prior SHOT Show’s, but never been able to hit the range for a day of product demonstrations, hands on shooting with everything from airsoft guns from KWA to .50 caliber rifles, and everything in between.  The only drawback?  It was COLD with a capital BRRRRRR, with a brisk wind and below-freezing temps out in the beautiful desert terrain only slightly dampening spirits.  Hey, we could have been working…but the range at home doesn’t hand out loaded magazines and free ammo and say…GOING HOT…for free!

Here’s a brief look at the excitement from MEDIA DAY…more coming here at the 3-D House of Airsoft on WordPress as SHOT Show gets underway on Tuesday and runs all week long!

Windy and COLD Day on the Boulder City desert ranges!
Windy and COLD Day on the Boulder City desert ranges!

Long Range Rifle Firing Line!  Shots out to 1000 Yards!
Long Range Rifle Firing Line! Shots out to 1000 Yards!

 

Trackingpoint Rifle System...you WILL be hearing much more about this one!  Amazing INNOVATIVE technology.
Trackingpoint Rifle System…you WILL be hearing much more about this one! Amazing INNOVATIVE technology.

Thumpy gets the steel swingin' with a Trijicon topped 5.56...hits out to 1000 yards in a stiff crosswind...better at 600 and in...my old eyes!
Thumpy gets the steel swingin’ with a Trijicon topped 5.56…hits out to 1000 yards in a stiff crosswind…better at 600 and in…my old eyes!

KWA's Allen Lau greets MilSim Junkie.com's Arwin S. and Crew behind the berms!  One Nice Rig showed off KWA's finest training guns right on the firing line with the real-steel boys1
KWA’s Allen Lau greets MilSim Junkie.com’s Arwin S. and Crew behind the berms! One Nice Rig showed off KWA’s finest training guns right on the firing line with the real-steel boys1

 

 

PTS RELEASES at the 2013 HK Toys and Games Fair – EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS #3 !


Now, our Secret Agent come into the MOTHER LODE of goodies on the floor in Hong Kong on Monday, as he scans the PTS BOOTH!  DROOL factor on overload here, as PTS is showing off some oldies but goodies, like their cutting edge FOLDING POCKET GUN (FPG)….and….what else?….A LARGE FRAME DMR Platform, some M4’s…and MORE!

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New Video of KWA’s M4 GBB…on the way in the NEW YEAR


“You Shouldn’t have…you really REALLY shouldn’t have….”  About the only “shouldn’t have” to this story is the release date AFTER the holidays, so save up some of that hard-earned cash and get ready to put the PINNACLE GBB rifles into your collection!  Our Buddy at KWA, Allen “ALLIZARD” Lau says “other” videos have been of the Asia versions of the LM4 and its civilianized brothers…

“We have released the “Asia” version of the LM4 Magpul edition.  In fact, there is also a KSC version (label as KSC) but it’s sold in Japan only.  Both versions have warnings printed on the box indicating it’s NOT for US import.  US version (ATF approved) will be out early next year.  ETA will be end of Jan or sometime in Feb.  Also, Asia version LM4 have aluminum bolt and US version will have steel bolt.  A full press release will be out during Shotshow.  Just like this year.

 Speaking of Shot Show, we have quite a bit of news to announce through out the day, maybe the following day as well.  It will be a very busy week for us.

OFFICIAL KWA Press Release from a couple months back: LINK HERE

KWA Performance Industries gets a new PARTNER for AIRSOFT TRAINING!


Khyber Interactive Associates and KWA Performance Industries Form Strategic Partnership

Khyber Founder Wes Doss had this to say about the partnership, “We at Khyber are beyond pleased to be actively working with KWA to further the use of airsoft in the professional training world. KWA makes the best product for what we do at Khyber. Not only are we able to hand students a training weapon similar in weight and feel to their actual weapon, KWA products gives us the flexibility to train literally anywhere!”

LINK TO THE PDF RELEASE FROM KHYBER INTERACTIVE: http://download856.mediafire.com/xp83q9sykvtg/80sr6j6hy84s58h/Khyber_KWA+Press+Release.pdf

Cyber-G Watch: Blackwater Video Game Heads to 360


Super nice find by our buds VicOptimus and Gungho Cowboy over at POPULAR AIRSOFT, as we have been waiting since our first reports earlier this year (LINKS HERE) , and especially since the E3 games show this week, to hear about the first Cyber-G entry into Airsoft-meets-Video games…and the first sightings of their tie-in to Blackwater Worldwide:

Screen Shot courtesy Popular Airsoft and Kotaku.com...click photo for their review

POPULAR AIRSOFT STORY LINK : CLICK HERE

CLICK THE PIC BELOW for Another gallery of screen shots from KOTAKU.COM

Courtesy Kotaku.com...hey, notice how FRANCE is the center of the World on the map in the background? Hmmm, wonder if that came with the contract and the Euros!

Another story about the game from WIRED.COM‘s E3 Coverage: LINK HERE

Cinema Blend has short coverage: LINK HERE

AND, Kotaku’s REVIEW and take on the game, after they got HANDS ON at E3:  LINK HERE


 

 

CQB CITY… AND MILSIM JUNKIE’s BEST VIDEO YET!


MILSIM Junkie 1 catches the BEST of the BEST at CQB CITY !

This has got to be the M-S Junky’s BEST VIDEO YET!  And, like all his others, its a mix of action, new guns, gear, shoutouts….and some butt-funny stuff at the end that always keeps me watching!   SHOUTS!

Get the latest on action at CQB City RIGHT HERE!

Catch ‘em ALL over at the MilSim Junkie YouTube Juke-joint!

Thumpy…OVER!

Thumpy’s WEBSITE UPDATE…and some NEWS..ABOUT TIME!


How bout we get back into the AIRSOFT NEWS and INNOVATION Business, with another quick update on what’s happening?  GOOD!

Thumpy’s next Web Adventure is ON THE WAY…You can stay tuned here for some teasers coming this week…and we hope to have the grand unveil at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in High Point, NC….which leads us into…

UPDATE on the EXPO!

Here’s  the link to all things AIRSOFT in MARCH!   YEE and HAH……http://www.naaexpo.com/

BEAT DOWN BOOGIE Cast and Crew Members coming to the EXPO!

If you haven’t caught the Modern War Gear Solid parody series on YouTube…get your “view” on OVER HERE, get up to speed,  and then get ready to meet some of the cast and crew from North Carolina at THE Airsoft Expo of 2011…

ALSO…MORE PARTNER/VENDORS ARE ANNOUNCED…

DIAMOND SPONSORS!

GOLD SPONSORS!

AND, STAY TUNED AS THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES….MAKE YOUR PLANS TO JOIN US IN HIGH POINT!

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SHOUTOUTS TO THE SHOT SHOW MEDIA MAKERS!

LOTS OF SHOT Show 2011 coverage is still making its way to the Web’s of Airsoft Love….

Jonathan and Steve at AIRSOFTOLOGY give Thumpy a “Link” and a “Shoutout”…not a “pinch and a giggle”….Catch their latest FULL-ON Podcast over HERE!

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Dr. Airsoft, Mark Vaughn and “Rangemaster Larry” are discussing everything from Thumpy, to the Vegas Card Thumpers, to Gynecological Advertising….over at the BRAND NEW Airsoft Medicine Podcast…RIGHT HERE via FEEDBURNER!

 

OK, That’s it for now….more updates later…more VIDEOS on the way at the THUMPY YouTube Joint…..and STAY TUNED FOR TEASES AND UPDATES ON THE NEXT INNOVATION IN AIRSOFT NEWS….COMING SOON FROM THUMPY’S 3-D HOUSE OF AIRSOFT!

THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW UPDATE #15–Spartan Imports


The place too busy for mere mortals…and we LIKE THAT!

One of the busiest booths at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas was one familiar to almost EVERY Airsofter in the USA…Spartan Imports, the home of Classic Army and a slew of other innovators. Check out what everyone saw at SPARTAN as Thumpy turns the camera on the INNOVATIVE GUNS on the way in 2011 and lets them do the talking. Thumpy’s SHOT Show videos sponsored by Big Boy Toys!

MORE DETAILS:  An awesome STONER you see on the main table was just the beginning of the Spartan “life”…they have TangoDown and KREBBS CUSTOMS licensed rifles on-the-way, along with all the new releases from their familiar lines, such as Classic Army, G&G, KWA USA and many more.  We wanted to explore and discuss the CYBERGUN business arrangement with the top-dogs…and with the video done and the show over, we hope they will entertain some more in-depth questions.  But, understand:  This show is about BIG BUSINESS…and we appreciate that Spartan Staffers too some of our questions…lets us show you what they have…but used their precious time to SELL guns and gear…and we’ll get up with them soon and update!

THUMPY…OVER

THUMPY SHOT SHOW Update #6-KWA Building a Sphinx!


It seems somewhat appropriate that KWA USA announces a NEW SPHINX Pistol, with FULL-TRADEMARKS, in a city known for “Caesar’s” and a Huge Pyramid!

And, here is your first look!

Las Vegas, NV and City of Industry, CA – January 18th, 2010 – KWA and Sphinx Arms, Swiss pistol manufacturer, have announced a licensing agreement that will make KWA the worldwide exclusive licensee of Sphinx airsoft replicas. With the patented NS2 technology, KWA will design and manufacture GBB pistols based on Sphinx designs.

Founded in 1876, Sphinx has a world-wide reputation as the benchmark for precision pistols. Manufactured and assembled in Matten/Interlaken, Switzerland, Sphinx products are used by military and law enforcement units in Switzerland and abroad. In the commercial market, Sphinx pistols are valued by competitive shooters.

KWA leads the industry with innovative and high performing airsoft products by combining precision engineering and a passion to outperform. With unparalleled customer and warranty service, KWA strives to ensure that all of its products are of the highest quality and its customers are properly cared for. The introduction of the 2GX AEG (Airsoft Electric Gun) gearbox and the NS2 GBB system has set a new standard in airsoft technology.

For information: http://www.kwausa.com
Contact: marketing@kwausa.com
Phone: 626-581-1777

OH, and here’s ONE MORE SHOT…with the CELLMATE of the SPHINX….Details on the NEW KRISS FOR AIRSOFT…..COMING SOON!

THUMPY…OVER

THUMPY’s SHOT SHOW Airsoft Update #5–KWA DETAILS!


AS PROMISED, Here is the Press Release from KWA USA, along with Photos from THUMPY, taken just after the opening of the 2011 SHOT Show!

Las Vegas, NV and City of Industry, CA – January 18th, 2011 -
KWA is pleased to announce several new products that will be unveiled at the 2011 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Products Reborn

 

After two generations of refinement and development, KWA has established the KP series to be both reliable and robust, however an element was always missing. Through a manufacturing agreement with UMAREX Sportwaffen GmbH & Co KG, the exclusive license holder of the Heckler and Koch trademark, KWA will reintroduce the KP series as official Heckler and Koch USP series pistols. This agreement also permits other KWA products to bear the world famous HK trademark and design.

The popular KG36C is now the HK G36C. Last but not least, the highly anticipated MK23 SPECWAR is now officially the HK MK23 USSOCOM pistol. The HK MK23 USSOCOM incorporates the latest NS2 technology and retains all the features of its firearm counterpart. 

New HK pricing will be announced when the products are ready to ship at the end of the first quarter of 2011. All KWA manufactured HK products will be available through KWA Authorized Resellers and UMAREX USA retailers.

Commitment To Training

 

The KWA M series pistols are considered to be the most reliable training pistol available in the market. Ever since its absence, KWA has received numerous inquiries and requests to design and build a suitable replacement. After two years of intensive development and collaboration with various military and law enforcement agencies, KWA is proud to introduce a new concept in training pistols: the Adaptive Training Pistol (ATP).


The ATP is an evolution of the M17 design; built with the most up-to-date NS2 internal gas system. All the characteristics have been retained from the original design, such as grip angle and takedown. The new pistol features an extended slide release and interchangeable back straps to adapt to different user’s hand shapes and to better mimic other popular standard issue pistols. The KWA ATP is scheduled for release by the end of second quarter of 2011. Pricing and performance specs will be announced at a later date. 

Old Friends

Two additional pistols will be released in 2011 as well. KWA will bring new life to its classic 945C with the NS2 gas system.

The 945C will be KWA’s first subcompact pistol powered with NS2 technology and will pave the way for future models of similar size.
Not to ignore historical favorites, KWA has also designed and produced the TKV33.
The size and shape of the pistol is closely modeled after the original firearm, making it a perfect collectors piece. It will be one of the first models in a series of classic pistols to come.
KWA leads the industry with innovative and high performing airsoft products by combining precision engineering and a passion to outperform. With unparalleled customer and warranty service, KWA strives to ensure that all of its products are of the highest quality and its customers are properly cared for. The introduction of the 2GX AEG (Airsoft Electric Gun) gearbox and the NS2 GBB system has set a new standard in airsoft technology. 

For information: http://www.kwausa.com
Contact: sales@kwausa.com
Phone: 626-581-1777

STAND BY FOR AN UPDATE ON THE KRISS..AND, on another unexpected NEW PISTOL in the SAME CASE at KWA USA’s Display at SHOT Show 20111

THUMPY….OVER