There are lots of great pictures flowing out of PBE today. This one definitely caught our attention. It looks like Rap4 has been trying to get FirstStrike (or shape projectiles as they call them) in to just about as many enclosures as they can.
100 FS rounds is no easy feat to pull off. But if they do, then it’s operator would become quite a contendor… assuming they can afford to load the mag. FS are not cheap.
We don’t know yet how this is meant to work. It would be nice if it was not electric. The motor in Rap4’s Box mag is not the most “stealthy” to run around with. It would be great if this does not have that telling motor-hum and could be all mechanical. For now we will have to wait and see what comes.
Word on the street is it is just a prototype. Rap4 is no where close to ready to give details or pricing. #NotSurprised.
Here is a clearer picture. Definitely looks more like a prototype when in focus.
(Photo Credit: MagWell)
Moments ago this blurry picture depicting a new FirstStrike magazine from Milsig, found it’s way on the the inter-webs (via MagWell). This might be the same mysterious mag that was teased a few days ago from Milsig with no extra details.
It will be interesting to see how this baby looks on the inside and what the reason for the chopped corner is.
Questions we have:
- Is there a turning channel or is is straight feed?
- and of course, Price? (especially compared to the standard Milsig Mag)
It’s quite exciting to see Milsig officially jump on to the FirstStike boat.
Looks like that just leaves Tippmann late to the FirstStrike party. Granted, TiPX owners have been modding and/or buying FS kits for their pistols for sometime. It would just be nice to see Tippmann catch up to the trend.
Now if only we can get the FS price point down.
UPDATE! (via MagWell)
The Chopped corner mag is NOT the same as the new Milsig FS mag just released. See picture below. The “corner-mag” is still a mystery.
First strike MILSIG mag on top of the new style mag. The tops are able to be retrofit to the “old style” mags so your old ones can be used in the M17.
( from MagWell )
As the comments point out, we got it wrong. It’s not a mag in the picture on the left.
From the Nelson Lau (DIRECTOR of Milsig) via Milsig Owners Group on Facebook
Nelson Lau: Guys, that’s not a mag…that’s my wall display…a slotwall mount that is shaped like a mag. Your powers of observations needs mucho improvement.
Sorry, our bad.
We are only posting this to say that we are not really excited about this.
We are still holding our breath for another Tippmann reveal… Where is the Mag-Fed love, Tipp?
-Doug Brown of PsiOps ( via Milsig Owner’s Group on Facebook ), Referring to the new “Milsig M17” mag-fed marker.
(Doug is the USA Dealer for Milsig)
Another new mag-fed product that has been getting a lot of hype for a while, is Spyder’s MRX. Today on their official blog, Spyder announced the “world release” will be this week at the 2012 Paintball Extravaganza.
It’s definitely a little different than what we’ve had to date in the mag-fed ‘verse. Then again, everything seams to be changing right now. We are just happy to see more mag-fed products getting made. Especially from big paintball dogs like Spyder.
We’re glad you asked! That’s a two-part question, but we will try to keep it simple.
First, MagWars(.com) is a new online “
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What is magazine-fed paintball? Well boys and girls, that is a story for another day. Chances are, if you are reading this, you already know what mag-fed is. We will cater to the rest of you later.
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