With another SHOT SHOW completed, it’s time for the general public to find out about all the cool, new gear and weapons being released in the near future! In this edition of “Airsoft Discoveries”, I’ll show you some of the best airsoft videos and gear I found from SHOT SHOW 2016! Please feel free to share your favorite releases in the comments!
Skyway Airsoft Bomb Prop
The Spain based Skyways Airsoft (you can see their website HERE) brought a lot of cool innovations to SHOT SHOW this year. Among the most interesting were a motion detector Claymore with an authentic trigger system, a series of new airsoft grenade systems (my personal favorite was the sound grenade with an optional “Bouncy Betty” mod!), and of course a new airsoft bomb prop for MilSim! With an accelerometer, control panel with remote detonation via mobile devices, ability to activate a fog machine, and intense detonation sequence, this is bound to be one of the best and most adrenaline pumping replicas on the market!
Here is a video of it from Evike.com–
Krytac/KRISS Vector SMG!
Yes, that’s right. The beloved Vector SMG will be available in the near future from Krytac (a KRISS owned airsoft company). This new AEG version of the popular weapon is still in the prototype stage, with the planned release being around the end of the year.
Here’s a video from the Airsoftdb channel including a demo firing test-
Krytac also announced their “Alpha” line of AEGs. This appears to be composed of “sport line” weaponry aimed at airsofters that don’t want to spend $300 for a “competition grade” Krytac but still want the Krytac brand. Main changes from the competition line include a new rail system (not Keymod) and some “downgraded” internals (likely reducing FPS). I’ll share a test video with you guys when the Alpha line hits the market.
Airsoft Innovations Cyclone Grenade
The Cyclone grenade looks like it will be a great addition to the Airsoft Innovations line of grenades. All BBs now fire at a consistent, and higher FPS (rather than the quite variable FPS the Tornado line had). It also adds a spoon system to prevent accidental detonations, and they have simplified the reloading process to make it easier to do in-game. HERE is a link to Evike.com’s product page which includes a description of the Cyclone.
You can also check out this SHOT SHOW video from Airsoft Atlanta for more information on the Cyclone and some tips on how to make it even more effective!-
Let the Airsoft Warrior community know about your favorite airsoft discoveries from SHOT SHOW 2016 in the comments. Also, since this post barely scratches the surface of all the awesome new products announced at SHOT SHOW, do yourself a favor and search around for more release videos!