Some AEGs, such as some KWA airsoft guns, take the realism of the airsoft experience to the next level by introducing features such as simulated recoil.
But there’s more to an airsoft event than the kick of the rifle. For a fully immersive experience, that pushes the envelope of fact and fiction, consider some of the following airsoft attachments.
Tack some of these onto your airsoft rifle and you will be astounded by the simulation.
Airsoft Tracer Units
An airsoft tracer unit is exactly what it sounds like.
It’s basically a muzzle device that mounts to your airsoft rifle and enables you to simulate firing tracer rounds from your AEG.
It does this by blasting the BBs with UV light as they leave the barrel. Note this: these devices need to be charged and are only compatible with special fluorescent “tracer BBs,” so you will need specific airsoft ammo.
Also, some tracer units have additional functionality. Some of them have shot counters and can measure muzzle velocity and rate of fire. The Military Intelligence Tracer Unit, from G&G, even has an integrated laser aiming module.
By the way, the cool thing about airsoft tracer units is that, unlike the other airsoft attachments mentioned here, these actually have some utility.
They’re more effective at laying down suppressive fire, as it’s not particularly effective if the other team doesn’t know they’re being shot at. With tracer rounds, they will.
This one’s a bit more of an enigma. An airsoft amp is also a muzzle device, presumably short for “amplifier,” that kicks up sound a notch.
If what’s always been missing from MilSim or airsoft events, for you, is the lack of a convincing muzzle blast, one of these airsoft amps will add to the realism of the experience for you.
They’re also pretty affordable, too, so for just a few dollars, you can tack an airsoft amp onto your muzzle and fully immerse yourself in the airsoft experience - complete with louder simulated shot sounds.
Airsoft Barrel Extensions (Mock Suppressors)
Airsoft barrel extensions are basically mock suppressors. To be fair, these airsoft attachments really aren’t about function, but about form and appearance.
If you’re trying to make your airsoft rifle look as realistic as possible, consider tacking an airsoft barrel extension onto the end of the muzzle.
Just be aware that these will extend the length of the barrel substantially (not necessarily a good thing for CQB-optimized AEGs like G&G ARP9 platforms) which will alter the handling.
Where Can You Get These Attachments for Your Airsoft Rifle?
Interested in getting some of these attachments to trick out your airsoft rifle?
Visit MiR Tactical via the previous link. Not only do they carry plenty of different options in tracer units, barrel extensions, and airsoft amps, but they also offer the best prices in the industry.
In fact, everything they sell is covered by a price match guarantee, with no airsoft coupon code required.
Some orders even qualify for free shipping. Visit their website today or contact them at 800-581-6620 to learn more.