WE Makarov Test & Review

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WE Makarov
Test & Review

- Reviewed by Rhino

WE Makarov PistolThe Makarov is one of the latest pistols to come out of WE that I have been asked to test and review. WE have really upped the ante over the last couple of years with manufacture and quality control of their pistols, rifles and ancillaries. As most of their pistols are compatible with Tokyo Marui they have inevitably been benchmarked against the TM products which is never easy. Anyway on to my test results and review.

On opening the box you get the usual egg box type packaging which keeps everything in place and protected. In the box there is the pistol itself, magazine, manual and a barrel extension and silencer ( more on these items later). On close inspection of the pistol the finish is very neat and tidy with a matt black paint job and some basic trades and a couple of serial numbers. It’s not until you hold it you realise what a neat little unit this is. People with larger hands may struggle with this as the pistol grip is very short. The magazine is again very neat and tidy and possibly the smallest pistol mag I’ve ever seen.

WE Makarov Pistol with SuppressorNow stripping this pistol is quite different to the usual Glock or 1911 strip down and it’s a little bit tricky. Pull down the trigger guard then click the hammer back and push the slide right to the back and lift off taking care you don’t snag the slide on the fire nozzle. This then gives you access to a very basic set up with the barrel and hop unit still attached the lower. The hop adjustment is again totally different to any I’ve seen on a WE pistol. No wheel, just a little slider at the back of the hop unit which is very easy to adjust. Reassembly was just as tricky as the strip down so be careful.

WE Makarov Pistol Right sideSo I filled the magazine with WE green gas and filled the magazine with the 16 bbs it takes, the bbs were the Nuprol ones. On firing the first thing I noticed was how snappy and crisp the blow back was as the slide had a very short stroke, it was also quiet. On the chrono test I got the usual 270-280fps with the mag at room temperature which is what we come to expect from WE pistols. Now this is where things got really interesting. As I mentioned earlier this Makarov comes with a barrel extension and silencer which both just screw onto the inner and outer barrels so no need to strip the unit. So I refilled the mag with gas and bbs and put it through the chrono, the results were astonishing. The fps had increased to 365-380 and I checked this at least three times and it was whisper quiet. So if you’re planning to skirmish this pistol I recommend using a low power gas like 144a. I got two bb reloads to one gas fill as the mags are very small in keeping with the design of the pistol.

WE Makarov Pistol Left sideThis little pistol really puts a smile on your face when you fire it as it is very snappy and sounds great. It also looks very good especially with the suppressor fitted and the compact size makes it ideal for concealing at MILSIM events etc. The only down sides to this pistol that I can see are it’s compact size will put off people with larger hands and the strip down is a little tricky. But it’s certainly on my shopping list, Enjoy!

The test pistol was kindly supplied by Milspec Solutions and is available now on their website.

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Airsoft Meetup IWA

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IWA 2015

This time of the year we prepare for the biggest gun show in the world, IWA 2015 in Nuremberg Germany. IWA means another highlight of the year, the Airsoft Meetup on Sunday!

We are proud to announce that the Airsoft Meetup 2015 is definitely on! The annual gathering of airsoft media to listen and ask questions at the airsoft industry under one roof is going on its 4th year. This event takes place during the IWA & Outdoor Classics, the massive international outdoors, firearms, tactical gear, and airsoft event in Nuremberg, Germany.

The who's who in airsoft in Europe as well as internationally will be there, including some of the winners of the 5th Airsoft Players' Choice Awards as the awards ceremony takes place during the Airsoft Meetup.

If you are going to the IWA & Outdoor Classics 2015, then you're most definitely invited to Airsoft Meetup 2015. Do know you are invited?

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IWA 2015 Meetup Organised by NLAirsoft

Anyone who has access as a trade or media visitor to the IWA & Outdoor Classics 2015 and has interest in airsoft can attend the Airsoft Meetup:

If you are an exhibitor at the IWA 2015 & Outdoor Classics with the airsoft market as one of your segments, you are invited to join us and mingle and given the opportunity to present your products or plans either via slide presentation or a "show and tell" to the airsoft media and other interested individuals and purchasers. If you intend to give a presentation, please contact us immediately so that we can schedule it (15 minutes). We still are still searching for some additional speakers.

There are limited slots for this meetup as we have 75 seats available. In order to get your seat, better get your ticket now.

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IWA 2015 & Outdoor Classics Airsoft Meetup
8 March 2015 (Sunday)
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Krytac @ BAS 2015

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Krytac AEG's
First sight in UK @ BAS 2015

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Hiding away in one of the main gun halls and not even in the ‘airsoft village area’ the boys from Airsoft Action noted a few ‘hidden’ or possibly ‘disregarded’ airsoft gems on the SHIELD Firearms and Sights stand – to save them from being overlooked or missed a couple of them had a ‘repatriation’ to the Airsoft Action stand where they could be appreciated by airsofters.

This meant that the relocated Krytac Trident SPR and SDP was able to garner a lot of attention from airsofters visiting the Airsoft Action stand – these were possibly the first instances in the UK of these Krytac branded AEGs. The SDP was certainly getting a lot of attention, it just looks so different from other CQB type models. The guys at SHIELD Firearms and Sights stand still had the Trident PDW and CRB models on display and Ken Saville assured us that all these models should arrive in UK soon with distribution via SHIELD (for trade enquiries please contact ken@shieldpsd.com.

Pic below: Krytac Trident PDW & Trident CRB:

Checking these AEGs out (but keep in mind we didn’t fire them) the quality seemed spot on and well finished. I was certainly impressed.

Trident SDP
First impressions:
Trident SDP
Compact design, lightweight and full metal with ambi fire selector and locking bolt with access to the numbered rotary hop unit with 15 settings. The battery is housed in the unique buffer tube. The AEG is fitted with a mosfet which should help protect trigger contacts and the receiver is stamped with the Krytac logo and each AEG is individually serial numbered.

Trident SPR
Trident SPR
With a 14.5” barrel and a 13” free floating DEFIANCE keymod hand rail the player is spoiled for choice for custom options on this AEG. Again a rotary hop up with 15 adjustment settings accessed via the locking bolt. Batteries are held in the stock and you can use nun-chuck style or small lipo brick battery at the rear of the stock in front of the buttpad (or a stick battery in the buffer tube).

These were great looking AEG’s and appear well finished – initial thoughts on pricing are lower £200 bench mark for the SDP and upper £200 for the SPR – however these are only best guesses at this point.

Update from the boys at Airsoft Action Magazine...the first UK review of these AEGs will be in the next issue of the magazine out 12th March.

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Ireland Airsoft Event

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It's not just the UK and other far flung places in world with airsoft events, news from the 'Emerald Isle' of an event taking place.


Address of Event: The Irish Military War Museum, Stamullen, Co Meath (www.imwm.ie)

Date & Time of Event: Sat 6th and Sun 7th June 2015. Gates open to public from 10:00hrs to 17:00 hrs

Details of Venue: Opened in County Meath on the 6th of June 2014, the Irish Military War Museum offers a fascinating insight into Irish participants’ involvement in both World War One and World War Two, as well as other military conflicts in world history.

The Irish Military War Museum, covering 5,000 square feet of floor space, represent’s a distinctly non-political but ‘must see’ educational and historical resource for people of all ages and from right across the island of Ireland and beyond.

By the time of the show the museum will have its own airsoft site which will be a huge attraction for airsofters attending the show. Short skirmishes will be run hourly to allow players to engage in games with players from all over the country and those attending from abroad. We will also have ‘firing ranges’ where the customers can get an introduction to airsoft and try their luck hitting the targets as well as airsoft rental replicas to also join in and take on others in a skirmish.

Armoured Vehicle rides
Rides in the museums armoured vehicles will also be an attraction we have set up for the show.

The Event: WARZONE is the first of a bi annual event aimed at combining Airsoft and an inclusive well thought out family day which would promote and combine all aspects of airsoft but also provide an exciting and diverse family event for all to enjoy. The ALPHA event planned will be zoned into areas of activity;

ZONE 1: This will be aimed at providing family activities such as ‘land zorbing’ a climbing wall, ‘archery tag’ as well as a bouncy castle, face painting and balloon sculpting for example. It will be located close to the museums existing playground therefore providing a choice of activities.
ZONE 2: The main area of the event will be allocated to general stall holders, airsoft suppliers and retailers as well as food and drink stalls. The aim is to integrate the airsoft and general stalls so not to exclude any group and provide an area of interest for those not yet aware of airsoft in Ireland and also to add diversity and interest for all those attending WARZONE.
ZONE 3: This will be designated for the sale and consumption of licensed alcohol as well as being a family quiet and picnic area. There will be limited catering stalls allocated to this area to provide food and drinks also.
ZONE 4: The museum has its own airsoft site called HELL VALLEY AIRSOFT which will be utilised fully to provide ‘skirmish’ games to airsofters as well as welcoming anyone to experience an airsoft game by renting airsoft AEG’s and safety equipment which will be available. As we are aiming this event equally between airsofters and the public, the chance for people to play a game will provide an activity which can be enjoyed by those who play regularly and those attending WARZONE and may possibly not have heard of airsoft before wishing to experience it for the first time.


Charity Fundraising
WARZONE ALPHA has decided to donate a percentage of the event profits to a charity and have chosen the Jack and Jill Foundation as our recipients, Charity No: CHY 12405

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