ActionSportGames have set standards in airsoft for several years with our revolutionary EVO SMG, Carbine and B.E.T model but even the best can be made better as we found out during the development of our Advanced Tactical Ergonomics (ATEK) kit.
ASG have always striven to innovate and develop new 1/1 replica systems -including the body and externals of an existing guns. With this in mind ActionSportGames contacted a leading ‘real steel’ firearms designer who we asked to join forces with our own design team at ASG and create a new take on the EVO platform. With a completely new modern look and a fresh take on efficient weapons manipulation and ergonomics the EVO ATEK has been designed to increase user performance and ease weapon handling. The new parts feature a revised handguard, angular front grip and magwell which are available as a complete kit, as individual parts and hopefully in the future as a complete ‘out the box’ EVO AEG.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Provides comfortable grip positioning for consistent and fast fire control.
The front section is a combination of ergonomic and aggressive design that blends with the overall look and feel of the rifle.
Ergonomic design allows versatile positioning for optimal comfort.
Provides secure hold in CQB scenarios and prevents unnecessary pressure on the magazine.
Enhances reloading while allowing the user to maintain eye contact with the target.
Provides a textured area for natural, out of the trigger guard, finger positioning.
IMPROVED CONTROL AND HANDLING
The new front end is slimmer and lighter than the original while still being constructed from the same rugged polymer. Coupled with the new angular front grip and the thumb rest as well as the textured surface on the front end, the EVO ATEK is a faster, smoother CQB platform. The handguard and angled front grip have been designed to feature a forward barrier support for consistent fire control and reference points during fast deployment of the EVO. The front grip can be mounted on any 1913 picatinny rail. The handguard also features M-LOK slots on the side replacing the 20mm rails for a more modular setup. The ATEK magwell doesn’t only significantly improve your reload speed, it also provides a larger surface to the front for better control. With the serrations in the front and the textured nubs at key points, the handling and manipulation of the EVO is greatly increased. With EVO users favouring both our midcap and high capacity magazines we have made the magwell element available for both types of magazines.
The features of the EVO ATEK aren’t just for show. A core concept of the ATEK was to introduce key points to enhance the players handling, weapons manipulation and ergonomics based on real world experience. Every aspect of the ATEK kit is carefully sculpted to improve the platform in the same way that ‘real world’ weapons are updated and modernised by their designers and users.
The ATEK Kit was designed to modernize the weapons features improving ergonomics while respecting its original design. With minimal contours streamlining weapon manipulation with key features, the ATEK creates stronger ergonomics that translate into a superior shooting experience and improved handling.
The ATEK design and concept comes from our desire not only to rethink the design of the EVO but also develop something that has ties to ‘Real World’ application. Even though it’s only released as an airsoft add-on, we still wanted the ATEK to have that authentic firearms feel and function -just like the original EVO.
To ensure that the ATEK kit would be as close to a ‘real world’ upgrade as possible, ASG developed the EVO ATEK alongside with a known firearms designer to tie both realism, function and design together with the Kit. For almost two decades ASG has had a great relationship with the real firearms industry and it was vital that the EVO ATEK encapsulated that ‘real-world application’ ethos, just like the rest of our fully licensed product line.
It has been a long road of design and development with the EVO ATEK. Each part has been designed and manufactured to meet almost near ‘Real World’ specifications. The manufacturing process involved designing the moulds, choosing the best in material composition and finally controlling the quality of the mass production process – which is always a challenge! Because we know our customer expect the very best, ASG has invested a lot of resources into the ATEK components to ensure they live up to the EVO reputation. With the same reinforced glass fibre composition as in the EVO, the ATEK will hold up to the most demanding scenarios.
Like the EVO these parts are made from GA630 Nylon with 30% fiberglass. This ensures the look is consistent with the original EVO and that the parts are strong and durable like the rest of the award winning replica. The same attention to quality control in Denmark is also maintained during assembly and packaging from start to finish.
The user can mix and match the parts freely as desired, providing a host of options for a unique look. While the ATEK kit is at this moment specifically designed for the SMG variant the angled foregrip can be used on other EVOs in the family.
The drop-nose styling of the EVO SMG is retained and built upon with the ATEK. A positive “thumb- over-bore” grip is facilitated by a natural index point and an over-extension guard is provided by the flared muzzle end. This give shooters a repeatable, comfortable and safe grip position that promotes consistent shooting.
EVO ATEK Angled Front Grip
An angular front grip is included to further complement the shape of the front end. These components work in perfect unison both visually and also in terms of an effective support-hand grip area. Fundamentally the angular grip allows the user to grasp the gun dominantly with the wrist held in a natural position.
EVO ATEK – Magwell Hicap
The Magazine Well/Grip clamps to the standard EVO receiver and serves as a reference point for the support hand. The magwell also makes inserting a fresh magazine into the EVO easier under pressure. This magwell is specifically for the Hicap EVO magazines.
EVO ATEK – Magwell Midcap
The Magazine Well/Grip clamps to the standard EVO receiver and serves as a reference point for the support hand. The magwell also makes inserting a fresh magazine into the EVO easier under pressure. This magwell is specifically for the Midcap EVO magazines.
EVO ATEK – Complete Kit for Midcap
The complete kit for the EVO with Midcap use – all three components in one package.
EVO ATEK – Complete Kit for Hicap
The complete kit for the EVO with Hicap use – all three components in one package.