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Long range support for your comrades now at Shorty USA

We've just received shipments of the brand new ECHO 1 RED STAR LMG as well as the Real Sword SVD. Both of these AEG's have the power and accuracy to unleash havoc at 200+ feet.

ECHO 1 RED STAR LMG Full Metal & Wood AEG

It has been a long time since the first rumors started circulating through the airsoft community about a new AK series machine gun from ECHO 1. Well, the wait is over and we must say it was all worth it. Standing at three and a half feet tall the ECHO 1 RED STAR LMG is an amazing example of airsoft engineering at its best.

The LMG is constructed out of metal and real wood giving it a solid and extremely realistic feel. It weighs nearly ten pounds yet is well balance and surprisingly easy fire from the shoulder. For a support type weapon it is quite manageable even if you have to sprint with it. This gun is built like a tank too with the receiver stamped from steel just like the real thing and those rivets you seen are not fake. The wood which the stock and handguards are carved out of is very high quality and looks as though they will weather quite nicely along with the finish of the metal. Amazing detail can be found in places which you normally would not think of such as how the piston on the bolt carrier looks just like the real thing or how the windage adjustment knob on the rear sight locks into place. Overall the realistic appearance of this gun is top notch both on the exterior and under its skin. Special features include a side mount which will accept an AK style optics mount, 14mm CCW threaded metal flash hider, folding steel bi-pod and a rear sight which is click adjustable for windage and elevation.

ECHO 1 has used a traditional Version 3 gearbox in the LMG so it is compatible with most aftermarket upgrades for those gearboxes. However, the gearbox comes pretty well stocked with an impressive selection of internals which include steel gears running on 7mm bearing bushings, polycarb piston with ported polycarb piston head, high performance spring, steel spring guide with bearing and a high torque motor. At the muzzle this produces 425 fps with a .2g and belts out 15 shots in just one second using a 9.6v battery which is housed in the stock. The LMG is fitted with a 500mm barrel that is mated to a metal hop-up system. This gives the gun impressive accuracy and the capability to outrange most stock AEGs. Using Bioval .27g BBs we were destroying a traditional torso sized target from 200 feet away with each shot landing in a deadly tight group. Now, the inner barrel does not go the full length of the 640mm outer barrel so if you felt the need to fit the LMG with a longer barrel that is possible to do. The LMG comes with an extended 850 round high capacity magazine and is fully compatible with other AK series TM compatible AEG magazines.

Considering the money you pay and seeing what you get for it we feel that ECHO 1 is getting the short end of the deal here. The value of the RED STAR LMG greatly surpasses its respectable price tag. If you are a fan of AK rifles this is a must have for your collection. And if you are not a fan of the AK, this one will change your mind.

Comes with: 9.6v 1200mah battery pack, 250 mah trickle charger and cleaning rod. Battery charge time: 4.8 hours

(Shown with but not included: UTG AK Series Dual Rail Optics Mount, UTG TACTEDGE 1X25 CQB 6 Inch Commando Red/Green Dot Sight.)

  • Operation: Electric
  • Fire mode/s: Semi / Full Auto
  • Muzzle velocity: 425 fps w/ .2g
  • Effective range: 200 feet
  • Rate of fire: 900 RPM
  • Ammo type: High polished .2g to .28g
  • Hop Up: Adjustable
  • Weight: 9.75 lbs
  • Magazine capacity: 850 rds (Wind Up High Capacity Magazine)
  • Length: 42.25 inches
  • Battery: 9.6v LMG custom or 8.4v mini type
  • Motor type: Short Shaft Type
  • Inner barrel: 500mm
  • Comes with orange tip

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Real Sword SVD Full Metal & Wood AEG

There have been a number of airsoft SVD rifles on the market in past years that were produced from a number of manufacturers throughout Asia. However, none have been more deserving of the SVD name than this beautifully crafted rifle from Real Sword. Not only is it constructed from steel and real wood, it is the first semi automatic version of the SVD to ever be made.

As soon as you pick up this rifle you will quickly realize why no other version comes close. This rifle is made from solid steel. Not lightweight aluminum or some mystery pot metal. Cold, hard steel. The furniture is made of real wood which was manufactured using the same technique and standards as those for the real rifle. Everything on this rifle is extremely tight fitting and solid with not one single part even hinting that it might wobble. Aside from the structural advantage of an all steel rifle, there is the added bonus of the bone chilling sounds it produces as steel hits steel. When you lock in a magazine and rack the bolt the guy next to you might just jump a bit when he hears the sharp metallic ring of the bolt slamming home.

The receiver of the SVD is equipped with a side rail which can accept a real PSO-1 or similar scope but will also accept some AK style optics mounts such as our Kalashnikov AK Series QD Optics Mount. The rifle is also fitted with both front and rear iron sights so in the event that your scope goes down you will have a backup aiming system. The rear sight is a traditional AK ramp sight is click adjustable for elevation while the front hooded sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation using the provided tool. Included with the rifle is a padded cheek rest which can be easily removed from the stock using the quick detach clamp when you want to use the iron sights. Needless to say, this rifle is the closest you can get to the real deal and still be shooting plastic.

So, you know the rifle looks great and feels even better but the question which is probably racing through your mind is “yeah, but how does it shoot?”. Well lets say this is not just an AEG that looks like a sniper rifle. Its a sniper rifle that shoots like an AEG. Clocking in at 465 fps at the muzzle this rifle has the power to connect with targets at ranges surpassing 75 yards away and can do it just as fast as you can pull the trigger. Its long range accuracy is made possible by an insanely long 690mm inner barrel which is mated to a metal one piece hop-up system that can be adjusted to accept BBs ranging in weight from .2g all the way up .40g. We do suggest that you use BBs weighing .27g and above for best long range accuracy. The hop-up is adjusted by first pulling back on the bolt and then turning the dial located on top of the barrel inside of the ejection port. The dial is click adjustable and is extremely precise allowing you to fine tune it to the perfect trajectory.

The gearbox is of Real Swords own design and is unlike anything you have ever seen. It needed to be specially designed to fit into the slender receiver of the SVD since no other gearbox in existence had the correct dimensions. Called the T3 it has not three but four gears which produce a massive amount of torque for super responsive semi auto firing. The gears are steel and run on low drag 7mm bearing bushings for ultra smooth performance. Its piston is made from reinforced polycarbonate while the spring guide is steel and is fitted with a bearing for reduced spring torsion. Since the rifles barrel is considerably longer than any traditional barrel they have used a special high volume cylinder to produce the extra air volume needed to take full advantage of the lengthy barrel. The rifle can be powered by either an 8.4v or 9.6v AK type stick battery which is housed in the rifles handguards. Now you might be concerned that with a proprietary gearbox such as this you might be in trouble if you ever need to replace anything. Thankfully Real Sword has two US based service centers and are devoted to providing excellent customer support. If you ever find yourself in need of a part you will always be able to get it through them.

Bottom line, this is the best SVD airsoft rifle on the market today. If you have ever dreamed of owning one of these rifles, no other manufacturer will come close to the build quality or performance of the Real Sword SVD.

Comes with: loading tool, manual, certificate of authenticity, tool kit and sight adjustment tools.

Shown with but not included: UTG TACTEDGE 4X40 Mil-Dot Red/Green Illuminated Scope and Kalashnikov AK Series QD Optics Mount.

  • Operation: Electric
  • Fire mode/s: Semi Auto
  • Muzzle velocity: 465 w/ .2g
  • Effective range: 230 feet
  • Rate of fire: N/A
  • Ammo type: High polished .27g to .40g
  • Hop Up: Adjustable
  • Weight: 8.75 lbs
  • Magazine capacity: 96 rds
  • Length: 48 inches
  • Battery: AK Stick Type 8.4v or 9.6v
  • Motor type: Short Shaft Type
  • Inner barrel: 690mm
  • Comes with orange tip
  • Battery and Charger NOT included.

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THE COMMIES R INVADING!!!1!!1! No but really, Nice. I may look into one of these in the future.
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