Monthly Archives: "November 2014"

Posted On November 16, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

A Guide To Airsoft AEG Gearbox Parts and How They Work

Gear Box Shell: Also referred to as the ‘mechbox’ This is the case in which all of your internal parts are in. These shells usually split into two halves. Gear Box shells differ depending on the make and model of the gun, the most common gearbox shells are the Version 2 (V2) and the Version 3 (V3), other common versions are the Version 6(V6) and Version 7(V7). Less relevant versions are V1, V4, V5, V8, and V9. These less common versions are tailored to specific guns. For instance the V1Read More

Posted On November 14, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tech

IU-SVD Hopup Adjustment

Step one:  Lower the back lever to the 7o clock position as seen below. Step two:  Once the lever is in position the top part of the receiver will lift off to reveal the piston assembly. Step three:  Pull back on the charging handle and hold it in place, this will reveal the hopup unit. Make sure there is no magazine or BB’s in the gun. Step four: Using an Allen wrench turn the middle screw that is circled in the picture above to adjust the hopup setting. Clockwise increasesRead More

Posted On November 13, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Airsoft Batteries 101

When you’re looking for a battery, there are a lot of things to take into account. This becomes even more of a process when you upgrade your airsoft gun. Here are some of the basics you need to know about batteries and how you can use the right one to get the most performance out of your airsoft gun. Battery Form Factors If you’re running using an internal battery, the first thing you need to make sure of is what fits with your gun. If you have questions about whichRead More

Posted On November 10, 2014By Austin ClineIn Airsoft Tech

Why You Need a Smart Charger

Today we will be going over why you need a smart charger. There are quite a few reasons that you need a smart charger. We here at AirRattle do try to help by including an insert that provides instructions on how to properly charge your battery. The standard trickle wall charger can get the job done however they are more likely to damage your battery. The main reason you need a smart charger is it will help protect your battery. Those of us who participate in the sport of airsoft, enjoy the sportRead More

Posted On November 9, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Basics of Hop Up Systems

The hop in your airsoft gun is to increase your BBs range significantly. It does this by utilizing the Magnus effect. When the BB passes through the hop up chamber, there is a nub, that sits on the bucking when this nub presses down it protrudes through the barrel’s window pressing down on the bucking’s inner mound, in turn a passing BB hits this and is spun backwards. The backwards spin rotates the BB in the opposite direction that gravity pulls on it. Adjustable Hop Ups Most hop ups areRead More

Posted On November 8, 2014By Austin ClineIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tech

Airsoft Gun Maintenance

Airsoft guns don’t require anywhere near the amount of maintenance as a real gun, however it is still a good idea to clean them up and perform routine maintenance as needed. The main part of the gun that you need to worry about taking care of is the barrel. While out in the field it is hard to keep it clean, when you’re rolling, crawling, diving, and even just playing without tactical movement, you will almost always still get some kind of dirt and gunk in your barrel. The mostRead More

Posted On November 7, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tech

Airsoft Sniper Rifle ZM51 Assembly

Step 1: Locate the two Phillips-head screws pictured below. Step 2: Gently remove the two grip pieces from the side of the stock, as shown below. Step 3: Line up the stock with the body of the gun and slide the stock onto the body piece as shown below. Step 4: Insert the screws in the correct holes, with the long screw on top and the short screw on bottom. Do not fully tighten the two screws until you have them both started. Step 5: Snap the grip pieces back onRead More

Posted On November 6, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Airsoft Gun Accuracy

How do you improve an airsoft guns accuracy? That is a difficult question to answer. The issue amongst airsoft guns is the fact that they are inherently inaccurate compared to real guns. The best parts, the most expensive everything will not let you hit a bull’s eye at 100 yards, 90 yards, not even 50 yards. Airsoft guns usually run out of smooth bore barrels there have been people or companies to venture out and try something different than the smooth bore design, however none of them created any incredibleRead More

Posted On November 5, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Guide to Extending the Life of your AEG

Airsoft guns can be expensive and are used in rugged environments the following tips will help keep your AEG in top shape. Use Quality BBs – Most guns come with a pack of free BBs, toss them out, they are normally not of good quality and can cause major headaches. If you have a Metal gearbox or gas gun use .20g or heavier. Also, make sure your BBs are seamless and polished. TSD, PForce, Bioval and Elite Force are all excellent BB’s for a fair price. Using Low-Grade BBs canRead More

Posted On November 4, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tech

Gearboxes – Metal or Non-Metal?

When you’re looking at buying a gun there a several different factors to consider. We will be addressing one of the most important ones here, whether or not to purchase a gun with a metal or non-metal gearbox. It is said that non-metal gearbox gun cannot perform as well as a metal gearbox gun. This is not true. What is true is that a non-metal gearbox gun may not last as long as a metal gearbox gun. I would recommend getting a non-metal gearbox gun as your first gun as itRead More