Although I seem to be spending a lot of time on the Short Range at the moment with the latest Hi Capa “1911” models, I have to admit that I do love a “classic” and there will always be a 1911A1 in my airsoft armoury, not just because it’s my go to sidearm for Namsoft games, but simply because, just as in the real world, it’s just a wonderful pistol to own and shoot!
I do love a good 1911 for so many reasons, and without going into the history of the pistol all over again as that’s been done to death already, I will say it’s without question one of the most simple, reliable and accurate firearms ever produced, which is why it remains so popular. Since it’s so versatile, the 1911 is a great gun for competition shooters, concealed carry or as a home-defence pistol, and of course it’s still the “secondary of choice” for some Tier 1 units. It could be said that modern pistol designs have made the 1911 obsolete in its role as a combat sidearm, but when it’s tuned and running well, it’s one of the most accurate pistol out there, and the .45 ACP round certainly has all the power that you’ll ever need! Since it is a uniquely American design that was created by uber-gun-guru John Moses Browning and was used by US soldiers in conflict from WWI onwards, it also sits high and proud in American gun culture, and owning one for many is like getting the “gun nod” from John Wayne or Audie Murphy themselves!
But in a world of striker-fired polymer doublestack handguns, is the old warhorse still worthy of its reputation as a fighting pistol? Some would argue that the undoubted reliability of modern pistol designs, and indeed the increased round count that they offer, makes the classic 1911 seem dated to say the least. Numerous shooting luminaries have commented that a “stock 1911”, even one from a well-reputed firearms manufacturer (let’s not forget that it’s not only Colt that make 1991’s these days!), needs significant work to turn it into a reliable combat pistol, but it would seem that there’s a model that was purpose-built for the modern “operator” to use as is from the get go, and that’s the Kimber Custom TLE II.
For any self-respecting gun bunny the name of Kimber is one that they’ll know intimately! It’s acknowleged that Kimber Manufacturing (somewhat interestingly founded by an Australian!) based in Troy, Alabama creates some of the very best 1911 pistols out there, and virtually every critical component is manufactured inside the Kimber factory. LAPD SWAT chose Kimber, along with the United States Marines assigned to Special Operations Command (the MARSOC pistol, known as the Kimber ICQB (Interim Close Quarter Battle) MEU SOC), The U.S.A. Shooting Rapid Fire Pistol Team, and most recently, LAPD Special Investigation Section (SIS), and they all chose Kimber for the same reasons apparently, those of quality, dependability and accuracy.
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SETTING THE SCENE: SETS AND PROPS
WITH THE FIRST “OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENT” OF HIS MISSILE LAUNCH SYSTEM NOW WELL AND TRULY UNDER HIS BELT, JAMES TURNS TO THE MORE GENERALISED USE OF “SET AND PROPS”. THIS IS WHERE IMAGINATION MEETS REALITY, AS HE EMBARKS ON A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES INVESTIGATING HOW THE CORRECT USE OF “SCENE SETTING” CAN TURN A GOOD AIRSOFT GAME INTO AN AWESOME ONE!
IN THE FIRST PART OF YET ANOTHER NEW SERIES, JON “POSH” MILLS HAS STARTED HIS JOURNEY INTO ALL THINGS “PRACTICAL” AS HE DOCUMENTS HIS FIRST STEPS INTO A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF AIRSOFT AND, ALONG WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE AA CREW, TAKES A STEP BACK TO “PROJECT PRECISION” AND SEES HOW TRUE “AIRSOFT MULTIGUN” IS BEING LOOKED AT WITH FRESH EYES!
THE CAGE: GLOVES
AS WITH EVERY INSTALMENT OF THE CAGE, WE’RE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR GOOD KIT; NOT SIMPLY GEAR THAT’S 100% FIT FOR PURPOSE BUT EQUIPMENT THAT’S GOING TO GIVE YOU GOOD SERVICE AND GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY! THIS TIME THE AA LEGION TAKE A LOOK AT GLOVES, WHAT THEY’VE WORN IN THE PAST AND WHAT THEY’RE WEARING NOW, SO YOU CAN REALLY GET “HANDS ON” IN ANY SITUATION! AS USUAL, BILL LEADS OFF…
DIRECT ACTION: 2021 UPDATES!
ACTION IN POLAND. AS ALWAYS THOUGH, BILL HAS BEEN KEEPING A VERY CLOSE EYE ON THEIR LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS FOR THE TRUE TACTICAL USER! WITH SOME GREAT NEW MODELS AVAILABLE HE BRINGS IN AN UPDATE OF KIT THAT HE’S ALREADY TRIED AND TESTED EXTENSIVELY!
VORSK: DIARY UPDATE
SINCE THE “VORSK PROJECT” STARTED, BILL HAS BEEN KEEPING DETAILED NOTES AND A RUNNING TALLY ON THE EXISTING MODELS TO SEE HOW THEY PERFORM OVER TIME AND ALTHOUGH SOME STILL HAVEN’T YET SEEN A GAME DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS WE HAVE ALL FACED, HE CONTINUES TO GIVE ALL THE MODELS, INCLUDING THE LATEST RELEASES, A VERY HARD TIME ON THE RANGE IN HIS WEEKLY SESSIONS!
DURING HIS TIME PLAYING AIRSOFT, BILL HAS FOUND HIMSELF ON ALL MANNER OF TEAMS AND EVERY SINGLE ONE HAS HAD ITS OWN PARTICULAR PLUS AND MINUS POINTS, BUT HE DOES SAY THAT IT HASBEEN THE TIME THAT HE’S SPENT PLAYING OPPOSING FORCE, OR OPFOR, WHERE HE’S ENJOYED HIMSELF THE MOST. FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, HE FINALLY STARTS TO LOOK AT OPFOR “MAIN FORCE”!
THE NEED FOR SPEED: PART I
ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT SEEM THAT WE ARE ALL CONSTANTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE “LATEST AND BESTEST” INNOVATIONS THAT WILL MAKE OUR AEGS AND GBBS UTTER DEVASTATORS AND BRINGERS OF DOOM, IN PART 1 OF A TWO-PART FEATURE, BOYCIE TAKES A LOOK BACK AT WHERE WE’VE COME FROM AND HOW WE CAN USE THE SIMPLEST OF “FIXES” TO OUR BEST ADVANTAGE!
RELOADED CZECH MATE
AA’S “MAN IN TAIWAN”, STEWBACCA, TAKES A LOOK BACK AT HOW AND WHY HE ENDED UP USING A KJ WORKS CZ75 SHADOW 2 FOR HIS ACTION AIR EXPLOITS.
SOMETIMES SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
FRENCHIE HAS WRITTEN ABOUT MULTITOOLS ON MORE THAN A FEW OCCASIONS IN AIRSOFT ACTION AND THIS MONTH HE’S GOING TO ADD TO THAT GROWING PILE, BY TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT ONE OF HIS FAVOURITES.
“A SHOOTER NEEDS ONLY ONE RIFLE!” ...SAID NO AIRSOFTER …EVER!
NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF PLATFORM IT IS, ALL OF US AT AIRSOFT ACTION ARE GENUINELY DELIGHTED TO SEE SOMETHING THAT’S JUST A BIT DIFFERENT AND IN A DEPARTURE FROM HIS USUAL PREFERENCE OF AIRSOFT RIFS, BOYCIE TAKES A LONG, HARD LOOK AT THE STEYR SCOUT BOLT ACTION RIFLE THAT’S COME TO MARKET COURTESY OF ACTIONSPORTGAMES (ASG).
Quick Take with Kimberlin Brown (Sheila, B&B)
Kimberlin Ann Brown Pelzer is an American television actress, best known for her role as Sheila Carter in the CBS daytime soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful from 1990.
FOUR SOAP VILLAINS DISH ABOUT THEIR EVIL ON-SCREEN WAYS
B&B SHOCKER: DEACON'S BACK — AND TEAMS UP WITH SHEILA!
After spending four years in prison for taking shots at Quinn, Deacon is released and heads home to see his daughter, Hope.
B&B: SHEILA AND DEACON KISS
When Sheila spots Hope and Finn dining at Il Giardino, she makes a bold move with Deacon. “Sheila is always looking for an opening to be a part of her son’s life and her grandson’s life,” begins Kimberlin Brown (Sheila).
As the sinfully good Netflix procedural drops its final season, here’s what you need to know
B&B'S SHEILA COLLAPSES
Sheila pays an unannounced visit to Finn at the Cliff House to make amends for getting him in trouble with his wife. After Finn explains that he needs to honor Steffy’s request that they maintain no contact, Sheila collapses.
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The Born Identity, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
Steffy and Finn’s romantic wedding went off without a hitch — but the same can’t be said for what followed, as B&B reintroduced its most storied villainess, Sheila, in a most dramatic — and consequential — fashion.
B&B: SHEILA TARGETS STEFFY
Now that Steffy caught Sheila holding Hayes, a furious Jack goes to see Sheila. “Jack threatens Sheila to leave town,” previews Kimberlin Brown (Sheila). “And as B&B fans know, Sheila doesn’t respond well to threats. She also wonders about Jack’s true motivation. Is it more about his son? Sheila knows he does care very deeply for Finn. Or, is he actually more concerned about Sheila going to his wife [Li] with the entire story? Jack stands to lose a lot, and in great Sheila fashion, she simply reminds him of that, like, ‘How dare you come and tell me what to do when I’m truly the one holding all the cards.’ ”
The Autumn Blues
SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WAIT for the lovely colors, cooler weather, and cozy sweaters of autumn. In fact, fall is Americans’ favorite time, the season of choice for about 30 percent of us, according to a recent YouGov poll. But for a minority of others, the transition from summer create worry, fear, and worse. We often hear about the short, cold days of winter causing what is known as seasonal affective disorder. But according to Carrie Landin, a psychologist with the University of Colorado Health Integrative Medicine Center, a significant number of people actually experience autumn anxiety.