Prime Day Tactical Deals!

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Prime Day is here and it’s looking like there are a lot of fantastic gear on sale for top-notch operators such as yourself. I’ve listed a few deals below to get you started-

 

Tactical Storage:

Plano Mil-Spec Long Gun Case
Plano is making it easy to protect your valuable (and awesome looking) investments in a solid, hard sided, gun case. It’s important to make sure you have one to keep you safe and legal when hauling your weapons to the field.


 Mercury Deployment Duffle Bag
A big duffle bag like this one will give you the extra storage you need to haul BBs, green gas, extra mags, and some tactical noms to the field. Like a proper deployment duffle bag, it has shoulder straps so you can carry it around like a backpack if needed.

 

Gear:

 

 BLACKHAWK! Advanced Tactical Knee Pads V.2
Once you get used to a good pair of knee pads, you’ll never go back. The extra protection when kneeling (or doing a sweet tactical slide) makes them totally worth it.

BLACKHAWK! Tactical Holsters
Tons and tons of these holsters are on sale right now. With a hard case you’ll reduce your draw time while still keeping your sidearm secure when you don’t need it. Check them all out HERE.

 

Accessories:

Sightmark Ultra Shot QD Sight
I personally use a Sightmark red dot and they are perfect for an airsofter’s needs. Target acquisition is faster; and you can be more confident that your BBs will mow down enemy operators no matter what shooting angle you use.

 

Streamlight ProTac 1L-1AA Tactical Flashlight (350 Lumens)
Streamlight is known for producing some of the best tactical lights on the market. Here is a chance to pick up one for a super reasonable price and start strobing your enemies for the victory!

 

Bonus Gear

 

Oculus Rift + Touch Controllers Bundle
Though not typically considered a tactical piece of gear, with so much immersion and fast paced action, the Rift can help you with situational awareness and dealing with high stress situations (try out Robo Recall and you’ll know what I mean).  The price has been reduced by over 30% currently. Make sure you have a PC or laptop that can handle it by checking the recommended specs HERE.

 

Hope you all enjoy Prime Day and get some great gear to enhance your airsoft load outs! Let me know what awesome deals you score in the comments below.

AIRRATTLE.COM MOVING SALE!

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If you guys have been on the blog for long, you know I really like AirRattle because they have some of the best deals and shipping I’ve found in the airsoft industry.  As you can tell by the title, AirRattle is dropping prices even further during their moving sale! Make sure you head over there soon to check out some of the deals, but in the meantime, you can see some of the best ones I found below!

 

VTAC Half Finger Gloves:  If you need a new set of hand protection, AirRattle has got you covered with these half finger gloves selling for just $2.00 right now! They are also offering full finger VTAC gloves for the same price right now.  Both are available in limited sizes and color options, so make sure to search around on their site so you can get the right size and style for you. Not sure why you would need a pair of half finger gloves?  Then check out my Airsoft Gloves: Your Options post.

KWA 1911 Mark II PTP: Do you want rails, blowback, green gas operation, realistic controls, awesome trademarks, and a great price?  Then you have come to the right sale.  You can pick up one of these BB slingers for under $100 right now!  If you have ever looked into buying a quality green gas pistol before, you know that is a deal that is hard to beat, especially for the quality and performance of KWA products.

Airsoft Innovations Cyclone Impact Grenade:  This new version of the popular Tornado grenade has a ton of new features, and now, a very new price.  For just $30, you can have one of the best airsoft grenades for clearing rooms and looking cool.  While you are picking up one of those, make sure to grab a $5 propane adapter kit so you have tons of cheap green gas!

 

As the website says, once their stock is gone, so are the deals.  Hope you all can snag some awesome new gear during this rare sale!

Why Airsoft Companies Need Bloggers To Reach The Airsoft World

Why Airsoft Companies Need Bloggers To Reach The Airsoft World | AirsoftWarrior.net

This post will be of interest to those of you that sell airsoft products, run an airsoft website, or would like to know what airsoft blogs have to offer to airsoft companies!

 

One of the biggest resources that airsoft companies underestimate is the airsoft blogging community.  If a company provides an excellent product and understands the blogging community, it can get its product in front of airsofters with minimal effort and maximum results! Here are some of the benefits of working with airsoft bloggers:

 

Better Product Placement:

One of the goals every airsoft company strives for is to make their products more visible to airsofters, whether that be through web searches, pictures, videos, or social media.  Bloggers enable companies to have a powerful tool for enhancing SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and expanding a customer base.  Even if the blogger has a small platform at the time, as the blog expands, so will the number of readers who see the product!

 

Make More Money With Less Effort:

Product reviews are a a great way for a company to spend a small amount of money and get big results.  For example,  let’s say a company sends a product that would cost $50 retail, but only costs $25 for the company to produce the item and ship it to the reviewer.  Even if just ONE product is sold because of the review, the company has already made money! It’s like having a massive marketing team, without paying all the salaries!

(Tip For Airsoft Companies: Bloggers like to review good products.  They like it even more when they can review them and make a reoccurring income on the side.  By creating an easy-to-use affiliate program, companies can encourage bloggers to remind their readers about the product and link to the company site more often!)

 

Build Trust:

All bloggers who are worth their stuff are honest and trustworthy.  They provide good information to their readers, who frequent their site because of this information.  Airsofters like to search websites, YouTube, and forums to glean information before buying a new piece of gear because they want multiple opinions and information.

So, imagine, while you search the web, you find your favorite airsofters talking about a product you want to buy, showing you how to use it, and giving you reasons to buy it from a certain company.  You’d be much more likely to buy the product and trust the site they recommend!

 

Reach A New Audience:

Every airsoft blogger understands and knows how to reach a unique audience.  By working with bloggers, companies are given unique access into the bloggers’ community and are able to reach people who would have never heard about them otherwise. Companies can also use blogs to focus on a specific group of airsofters who are more likely to purchase their product.

 

Build A Marketing Army:

Bloggers tend to be loyal to the companies that reach out to them and understand the unique benefits they offer.  I often recommended Action Fan’s products because they provided me with an excellent product for my first review.  I used it, it worked great, and I now recommend it to my readers and airsofters I play with.  My team alone bought enough Action Fan products to easily make the company a profit.  By having just a few bloggers on its airsoft marketing team, a company will be reaching airsofters at dozens of fields, interacting with an internet community in the tens of thousands, and will have its website and products prominently featured!

 

Advertising Options

 

Now that you understand why companies need bloggers, here are some of the ways companies can get their products promoted on blogs:

(Note:  These options are based upon the most common ways of advertising on blogs.  A company can often work with a blogger to customize advertising to best fit their needs!)

Ad Space:  This is one of the easiest ways to get a product promoted on a blog.  Simply pay for a certain number of months, send an email file with a correctly sized ad, and the blogger posts it in a prominent place on the site.  Readers can click on the ad to head to the company’s website and start browsing products right away!

Sponsored Posts/Videos:  This option allows a company to get its product in front of the entire blogger’s audience in a way that makes it more personal and easier to access.  The company sends the blogger the product they wants reviewed or mentioned, and the blogger will write about the product and/or produce a video about it, as well as mention it in a post with direct links to the product and website.  Giving away products in the sponsored post is a great way to increase the reach of a promotion and let the airsoft community have some fun too!

Social Media Sponsorships:  Social media is king in marketing.  The company that selects this option gets a series of mentions on the blogger’s popular social media platforms (like Facebook and Google Plus) with links and pictures of a product.

Event Sponsorships:  If the blogger attends airsoft events and games (and most do), a company can sponsor the blogger for the event!  The company will have an advertisement in every one of the blogger’s gameplay videos from the event and links to the blogger’s site in the videos and posts about the event.

(Tip For Airsoft Companies: Be sure to send the blogger some products and advertising materials to use at the event if allowed by the game hosts!)

Full Sponsorships:  With this high level of sponsorship, the company can expect to spend more but get bigger results.  With a full sponsorship, companies will give the blogger access to information on upcoming products to pass on to readers, send some of their best products to use and review, and send advertising materials for events.  In return, the blogger will be a full time advertiser of that company and will recommend products from the company on their website, social media, in ad space, and at events.

(Tip For Airsoft Companies: Remember to take care of bloggers when they encounter a problem and keep them up to date on company happenings for the best promotion results!)

 

I hope this post has given you insight into how the blogging community can help airsoft companies and their readers through sponsorship and advertising.  By having sponsored gear, bloggers are able to find the best products to show their readers and expand their readers’ knowledge while helping airsoft companies thrive!

To advertise on AirsoftWarrior.net, visit the advertising page.  You can also contact me directly at blake@airsoftwarrior.net.

 

Airsoft Warrior’s Christmas List!

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Tis the season for egg nog, tree trimming, the “joys” of hanging lights, and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ!  Of course, there will be gifts as well, which means it’s time to get your airsoft wish list together!  I’ve gathered these great airsoft items into one place and separated them into sections to make it easy to find what fits your airsoft style!

 

The Run and Gun Airsofter

We all like to rush the enemy team from time to time, but some of us are better at it than others.  Here’s what you need to take the fight to the enemy!

Gun: ICS CXP16S (Sportline) or KWA KZ.61 Scorpion ICS makes a great product that’s easy to upgrade.  The Sportline models feature a sturdy, light polymer body, reducing your fatigue while rushing up the field to spawn lock the enemy team.  The KZ.61 Scorpion features the NS2 gas system for lower gas consumption and a high ROF to insure the kill.  You’ll want to pick up some 40 round mags to keep the fun going.  You can find some HERE.

Gear: Blue Force Gear Chest Rig–  Want one of the lightest chest rigs around?  Look no further than the 8.5 ounce, 0.6 mm thick (half the thickness of a dime) Blue Force Gear Chest Rig.  Be sure to browse their other offerings to complete your extreme minimalist load out!

Accessories: Angled Fore Grip and Sightmark Reflex Sight– A low profile AFG (Angled Fore Grip) can help improve your weapon control and get you on-target faster.  For quicker aiming, get a Sightmark Reflex Sight.  I’ve used it for everything from full auto CQB games to long range field engagements without a problem!

 

Team Supporter

If you’re the kind of guy that likes to clear the way for your team with superior firepower while the rest of “those guys” kick down the doors, then here’s what you need for Christmas:

Gun: Krytac LMG Enhanced– It’s an LMG.  It’s made by Krytac.  It has Keymod rails.  ‘Nuff said.

Gear: Lancer Tactical Strike Plate Carrier and Condor M.O.L.L.E. Open Top M4 pouches– While you’re on the field, you must be able to carry as much gear as you need to help those that are less prepared.  Carry everything – all those “why not bring it” items – in the Strike Plate Carrier.  Keep extra mags at the ready with some open top mag pouches from Condor that use bungee cords to keep your mags secure.

Accessories: 5000 round Box Mag– Dump as many BBs as you feel like into those baddies.  This thing makes mid caps scream in terror!

 

Tactician

You’re the guy who makes sure people are doing what they need to do to win the game.  Your tactics could be enhanced by adding these fine items to your wish list:

Gun: Elite Force 1911 Tac or KWA H&K USP–  Get a tactical back up weapon and look cool with the two-tone 1911 Tac from Elite Force.  1911s not your thing?  Get a fully trademarked H&K USP from KWA instead!

Gear: Motorola 23-Mile Two-Way Radios– Get battlefield updates and direct the team from across the field with some nice two-way radios!  I’ve even set these up with headsets for CQB games to talk with teammates over the noise!

Accessories: Fenix PD35 TAC or Streamlight Protac 2L– Light up the dark while tactically designating targets and stunning enemies with 1000 Lumens from the PD35 TAC.  If you’ve been really good this year, you may want to ask for a flashlight from the market leader, Streamlight.

 

The Working Man

Does functional gear beat out diamond studded, hippie guns any day in your world?  Here’s what you’re going to want to find under the tree:

Gun: KWA CQR MOD 2 or G&G CM16 Raider-L or CYMA AK 47-  KWA has built a workhorse of an AEG for under $200.  It includes the 2GX (2nd Generation eXtream) gearbox for maximum reliability.  If you want better parts compatibility for your champion tech skills, while still getting a competition grade weapon, check out the CM16.  If you’re looking for an AK that’s known for being a strong weapon both in the field and on the workbench, try a CYMA AK.

Gear: Condor Gen II Battle Belt– I’ve rigged up my own tac belt system before, and it works well, but it would be even better with the right gear.  Get the job done with a M.O.L.L.E. compatible battle belt from Condor.  Simple add a tactical belt, select some pouches for your mission, and you’re good to go!

Accessories: Elite Force M4/M16 First Aid Tool Kit–  Have all the parts you need to fix almost any AEG problem, right here in this kit.  HERE is a list of everything you’ll find inside!  It’s like dozens of presents in one!

 

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas this year!  You can check out last year’s Christmas list HERE.  Let me know what’s on your Christmas list in the comments and on the Airsoft Warrior Facebook page!  As always, remember the Reason for the Season, and year round! 

Airsoft Warrior Products Release!!!

Airsoft Warrior Products Release!!! | AirsoftWarrior.net

That’s right!  The Airsoft Warrior Products are here!!!

 

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Product #1 is a FREE Subscriber ebook!

This ebook features information on buying, and maintaining, your AEG (Automatic Electric Gun).  To get the FREE Airsoft Warrior AEG Buyer’s Guide ebook simply subscribe to AirsoftWarrior.net, go to the bottom of any Airsoft Warrior email, and click on the link to download your FREE ebook!



 


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Product #2 is Airsoft Warrior T-shirts!

Show off your airsoft skills with these Airsoft Warrior T-shirts.  They are offered in 3 colors (Black, Smoke Gray, and Forest Green).  Simply click HERE to pick the one you want.  This sale will be limited to 14 days, so make sure to get yours before the sale runs out!

(Note: T-shirts will be made after the sale has ended.  Expect to see them within 10-14 days of the sales end.)

 

I hope you all enjoy these products.  Be sure to check the new Products page to keep up to date on future product releases.

I would appreciate your feedback on these new products and any suggestions for future products.  Just leave me a comment or send me an email!

AirRattle End of Year Sale

AirRattle End of Year Sale {my picks} | AirsoftWarrior.netAirRattle is having a big end of year blowout sale!  Here are my top picks, along with comparable products on Amazon (remember that shipping on AirRattle is usually $20+; but if you order $130 or more, shipping is FREE):
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