Summer times almost upon us! This is the time where Airsoft is at its finest, the sun is high in the sky, birds are tweeting, and the woodlands of the UK echo with the sound of 'HIT'. Not only does Summer bring longer days, and more time in the beer garden, it also brings the Gas Blowback Airsoft Player's worst fear: the heat. Heat effects Gas Guns in interesting ways, mainly by increasing the FPS of the weapon, and if your gun is already close to the line a small temperature increase could spell disaster. This is common not only to Green Gas Guns, but to CO2 pistols as well, with CO2 guns showing a huge jump in power in the heat.
We were talking to Danny from Halo Mill, an Airsoft CQB Arena located in Huddersfield, and he was telling us he's seen a huge increase in the amount of MP9 players which are having to switch out from their favourite gun because they are simply too hot.
Well, there's an easy solution for that: The ASG MP9 Downgrade Bolt.
If you're familiar with the MP9 in heat, you'll know as soon as it gets a little too warm your gun will be firing hot! The worst we've ever seen was one of these guns reaching around 420fps on one of the hottest days of the year, suffice to say: he did not get to play that day.
The was light at the end of the tunnel, we fitted the ASG MP9 Downgrade Bolt to the weapon and it brought his FPS right down to around 300fps, making it perfect for playing with even in the highest of temperatures.
The Downgrade / CQB Bolt is a drop in and play downgrade for all KWA / ASG MP9 Gas Blowback Airsoft 6mm BB Guns. The Bolt is constructed from Alloy, making it durable and long lasting, and has been specifically designed to drop the FPS of the weapon by around 50-70 fps making it Site Legal for most Skirmish Sites in the UK.
Once fitted the Bolt usually sees the weapon firing around 290 to 310fps dependant on the Temperature of the Gas in the Magazine. This is a must have purchase for any Airsoft Skirmisher who owns an MP9 who wants to Skirmish their weapon.
Best thing: once it starts to get cold again, you can just re-install your old bolt.
If you're au fait with the MP9 then replacing the bolt is a doddle, but for those who don't know how, or want it fitting before we send you your shiny brand new MP9 you can get in contact with us!
Written by PatrolBase Jonny, who has written a total of 74 posts.
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