INTRODUCING THE NEW ‘ATEK’ UPGRADE KIT FOR THE EVO!

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.

ADVANCED ERGONOMICS

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

V-shaped Front

Provides comfortable grip positioning for consistent and fast fire control.

Overall Look                                                      

The front section is a combination of ergonomic and aggressive design that blends with the overall look and feel of the rifle.

Sloped Foregrip

Ergonomic design allows versatile positioning for optimal comfort.

Magwell Grip

Provides secure hold in CQB scenarios and prevents unnecessary pressure on the magazine.              

Flared Magwell

Enhances reloading while allowing the user to maintain eye contact with the target.

Finger Rest

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.

PROVEN PERFORMANCE

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.

CONCEPT

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.

RIGOROUS PRODUCTION

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.

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY

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.

FLEXIBILITY

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.

ITEM CODES

ATEK Front   

                                                   

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EVO ATEK – Complete Kit for Midcap

The complete kit for the EVO with Midcap use – all three components in one package.

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EVO ATEK – Complete Kit for Hicap            

The complete kit for the EVO with Hicap use – all three components in one package.

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ActionSportGames & our twenty-year tradition of quality airsoft products.

By the very fact you’re reading this blog, you’re aware of ActionSportGames as a manufacturer and distributor, but did you know that ActionSportGames have over twenty years of experience in the airsoft hobby.

Today the Airsoft industry is full of many options for the potential player but at ActionSportGames we have been at the forefront of the game from the hobby’s earliest days. The story of ASG begins way back in the 1990s when two engineers decided to enter the world of airsoft and import popular designs from Asia into Europe.

Over the years Johnnie and Henrik expanded the ASG range and were even instrumental in helping develop the innovative technology in PTW type airsoft guns. In our rich heritage we’ve been leading distributors for Tokyo Marui, Classic Army, KWA, Maruzen, Systema, TOP and a host of other household names in the hobby. Chances are if it’s a name worth knowing in Airsoft then ASG have had a successful partnership with them!

Over the last two decades ASG have been at the forefront of airsoft technology in Europe and in 2014 ‘broke the mould’ by being the first company outside the far east to design and produce an AEG – the award winning Scorpion Evo EVO airsoft SMG.

But its not all about the EVO.  One very important part of ActionSportGames is our belief in the value of the intellectual property of the original designers of our favourite firearms. That’s why at ASG we work side by side with the design teams and use our licences to bring you the most accurate replicas we can. One thing you won’t see in the ActionSportGames catalogue is a clone or copy of someone else’s model with unlicensed trademarks or a legally dubious name.

For this reason ASG are the only company you can find with unique and original AEG’s rifles  like the Bren 805 and the HERA Arms CQR. Or see amazing gas blow back guns like the CZ Licenced Shadow 2 and the official replica of the B&T designed MP9 machine pistol!

While ASG have seen many airsoft products come and go over the years, rest assured we continue to innovate and create the future of Airsoft.

In the next installment we’ll catch up with ASG founder Johnny Pederson to ask him about the ASG journey from first steps to international leaders in the Airsoft world.

THE BEST POLYMER AR MAG ON THE MARKET?

Now available from ASG, the all new, updated Airsoft Systems polymer magazine. Arguably the best polymer airsoft AR-pattern magazine on the market. The magazine is designed to fit and feed in 99% of airsoft AR replicas.

Boasting an updated and improved external design, the AS M4 magazine offer exceptional handling and tenacious grip in all conditions. The design allows for easy insertion and extraction from magazine pouches, even if the magazine is double stacked.

Designed to resist shock and impact, the AS M4 magazine uses no screws or pins in its construction making it easy to strip and service multiple times. The material offers great temperature stability, resisting extremes of temperature without losing rigidity or becoming brittle.

In addition to the casing design the magazine features an optimised BB follower allowing unimpeded feeding, back by a premium grade spring that resists fatigue and feeds the 85BB capacity with force.

Unlike many magazines, the AS M4 magazine comfortably feeds heavyweight BBs up to .43g without trouble and ASG in-house testing has clocked the magazine feeding .28g BBs at over 60 rounds per second. As such ASG recommend using hard BBs such as the Blaster range for optimal feeding.

PULL HANDLES

A pull handle to aid handling and reloads is available separately. This simply slots into the base plate of the magazine adding the minimum of bulk. The rubber material also works as a shock bumper when the magazine is dropped onto a hard surface.

Magazines and Pull Handles are available from ASG in both black and tan colour options now!

Shoot more accurately!

The guys at Airsoft Action TV have been working with ASG Blaster BBs in recent months and they have just performed some tests using heavyweight BB ammo.

They have range tested a variety of weights to find out which BB ammo gives the best results in real terms. They have filmed a great video which is well worth taking the time to watch. Check it out below…

Andrey Lushnikov Scorpion Evo 3 A1

Earlier in the year we asked for your stories and experiences using ASG products. Andrey was kind enough to email in and send a few images to tell us about his experiences with his ASG CZ Scorpion Evo.

Andrey says:

I’ve owned my Evo Scorpion for two years now and absolutely love it. My son and I use our Evos on different sites, in the forest and CQB and it always performs well. For me it is the best gun you can have out of the box on the current airsoft market. Burst fire is wonderful thing! Here’s a shot of me during the game at Combat South’s Woodland site in Hampshire in the UK.

Thanks to Andrey for taking the time to tell us all about his experiences with the Evo Scorpion. If you have a similar experience, please get in touch with us via email on playerschoice@actionsportgames.com

Strike Systems WL300 Series Weapon Light

Today we take a closer look at the new Strike Systems WL300 Series Weapon Light from ActionSportGames.

The WL300 features an aluminium housing, high-efficiency LED bulb is and available in both black and tan colours.

Boasting around 300lumens of output and complete with a selection of accessories including a battery, the WL300 is a great accessory for any airsoft gun.

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