Airsoft Action|June 2020
I don’t know about you but I’ve certainly been spending more time than usual with my handgun collection in the past weeks! Even while you’re stuck at home, if you have a back garden or yard where it’s safe to shoot, then a pistol is the ideal thing. You only need about 20-30 feet, your eye, some BBs and gas, and some targets set into a solid backstop, and you’re good to go!
I do have neighbours but they’re all used to seeing me “outback” with AEGs and GBBs, as I’ve taken time to speak with them and “educate” them that what they see me shooting are “6mm BB replicas”. In fact, my immediate neighbour, Steve, whilst 100% NOT an airsofter now regularly sticks his head over the fence to ask me “So what model is that?” - and I’ve invited him to come and have a go when we’re able to “mingle” once again!
Now I know that everyone reading this may not be as lucky as I to have a range at home, but even if you can’t shoot, you can still be running draw and manipulation drills and especially in a small space it’s actually far easier to do this with a pistol than even a carbine. I find (and this is a somewhat guilty admission) that I spend far longer working on my “long drills” than I do for my handgun skills, but then I am of the “old skool” that feels if you need to go for your “secondary” then something has gone seriously wrong!
“I FIND (AND THIS IS A SOMEWHAT GUILTY ADMISSION) THAT I SPEND FAR LONGER WORKING ON MY “LONG DRILLS” THAN I DO FOR MY HANDGUN SKILLS, BUT THEN I AM OF THE “OLD SKOOL” THAT FEELS IF YOU NEED TO GO FOR YOUR “SECONDARY” THEN SOMETHING HAS GONE SERIOUSLY WRONG!”
I’ve actually been enjoying spending more time with my GBB handguns and although I have my favourites, it’s always nice to try something new isn’t it? A couple of months back, when I paid my last visit prior to lockdown to the NUPROL office near London, I was lucky enough to secure a test and evaluation sample of the new Piranha Mk1 GBB pistol that, as G&G distributor for the UK, they had received for the product launch. As I posted recently on the Airsoft Action website, this model is soon to be with retailers and therefore available to everyone!
I’ll get this out of the way first… The Piranha is most definitely not a replica of a “military or police” pistol but something far more interesting! It’s a unique design that G&G has created in-house and, in my opinion, it shows the very best of the current drive for airsoft manufacturers to play with their own concepts, ones that feature all their latest technology all wrapped up in a pleasing and ultimately very usable finished product!
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