Well, this was just from plinking around YouTube and Google, but I've come up with some crazy stuff that I've never seen before: GBB rifles that, if in development, seem to be completely revolutionary. So far what I've been able to gather is that, rather than modifying Sun Project's old external-gas system to propel BB's, these new gas blowbacks use either internal reservoirs or (more likely) magazine reservoirs. I don't know what you think but in my opinion this is pretty damn exciting.
I present article #1 of my case: test firing of an Armed Forces Co. M4
Article #2: test firing of an AFC AK-74SU
NOTE: It seems the AK-74SU is already available from AFC (www.armedforces.hk
) for a mere $1500! We've seen GBB M14's at this price range before from custom shops like UNCo. See their front page for more info.
Article #3: Tanio Koba's upcoming gas weapons (a trusted name in airsoft development, and a meticulous engineer; finally, hope! And of course, likely at a sub-four figure price point!) -- first, the AK-74SU
Article #4: Koba's M4
A couple things:
1. First and foremost, I hope this isn't old news and I hope I don't get torn a new one
2. The 74SU and M4 seem to be popular options nowadays...but it's still weird that they're being developed in parallel by these two custom houses...or is it?!
3. Is it just me or does the action on the AFC M4 sound so realistic it's scary? Working bolt catch and charging lever?! God save us all.
4. When, oh when are these coming out?
That is all. Anyone who hasn't seen these, feast your eyes. If you have, sorry for once again reminding you that these won't come out for a long time.