Airsoft for Beginners: What Gun Should I Use?

airsoft for beginners 300x103 Airsoft for Beginners: What Gun Should I Use?When getting ready for your first simulated battle using airsoft, for beginners the best advice is buy cheap. Your first gun won’t be your last, and you will want to save some money for other tactical gear like an airsoft mask and ammunition. There are three types of airsoft guns: spring, gas, and electric. Let’s take a look at each type and see what might be best for beginners.

Spring guns require you to manually cock the gun before each shot. Cocking sets the spring so when you pull the trigger, the energy stored is released to propel the bb. Obviously, spring airsoft guns do not allow automatic fire like a machine gun. They will be more like firing a bolt action rifle.

The advantage spring guns offer for beginners is they are less expensive, so it doesn’t cost a fortune to get into the hobby. The disadvantage is their slow rate of fire; so you may get dissed in combat situations over you slow gun (not to mention slaughtered if you don’t have good cover).

Gas powered guns are generally more expensive. While the gas blowback gives more of a sensation of firing a real gun, these tend to be used more by collectors and serious hobbyists. While they allow automatic fire and offer some of the highest muzzle velocities, they are not the best airsoft guns for beginners. Since they are most commonly found as pistols, it would not be your first choice in a battle anyway.

This leaves electric airsoft guns. These use a battery powered motor to set the spring. You can get fully automatic action. In fact, these are referred to as Automatic Electric Guns (AEG). They tend to be more expensive than spring guns, and with multiple moving parts they will break more often. However, newer guns are generally pretty rugged and should give you prolonged use as long as you do they required routine maintenance.

The disadvantage of AEGs is the battery. While they are rechargeable, you will probably want to carry extras if you are going to be doing battle. Running out of ammo is bad; running out of juice is worse.

Since airsoft guns are essentially a form of bb gun, you need to get the right size. Airsoft guns do not use the same size bbs as a standard bb gun, and different airsoft guns use different sizes. Make sure your gun and ammo match.airsoft for beginners 300x300 Airsoft for Beginners: What Gun Should I Use?

And unless you are really into pain, equipment for airsoft for beginners and experts alike must include the best Face Protection Mask for adrenaline junkies. The Save Phace tactical mask with sick graphics will make your enemies flee. With custom graphics you can really put on your warrior face.

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The Road to 15,000 Save Phace Phacebook Fans

Save Phace 15K Blog Pic 300x224 The Road to 15,000 Save Phace Phacebook FansIt wasn’t too long ago that we hit 10,00 fans on Facebook and now we’re about to slam 15,000 Facebook fans!  Once Save Phace gets to 10,000 fans, we’re going to unleash a sick promo code and you’ll get 50% off your Save Phace Purchase for 15 hours!

How can you help? Post our Facebook page to your wall and invite your friends to “LIKE” us or “share” our pictures, posts, and videos to show them why you are a Save Phace’r!  It’s that easy and you can stock up on your Save Phace goodies!  Masks, Lenses, Accessories, and more!

Following restrictions apply:

  • Orders for SUM and Tactical Masks limited to $2,000 (No limit on EFP)
  • Retailers can participate at 50% off of MSRP (not 50% off their cost)
  • Diss Series, LL Series, and Sly Series excluded
  • Midland products are excluded
  • One order per customer
  • Tagged Series excluded
  • Shipping is normal pricing
  • Not valid with other offers and promo code is good for one order per person
  • Excludes custom painting (mask can be discounted but not labor for custom mask)
  • Special will start on the Friday after hitting 15K fans on Facebook and last 15 hours!  Starting at 7:00AM (CST) and ending at midnight (CST).  We’ll post the promo code on our Facebook page right before 7 AM (CST)!

Give us a call (866) 896-6575 Ext. 3 for anything and everything Save Phace! For more chances to WIN, head to Facebook or Twitter!

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The Road to 10,000 Save Phace Phacebook Fans

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We rocked the Road to 5,000 and now we’re on the road to 10,000 Facebook fans!  Once Save Phace gets to 10,000 fans, we are unlocking a sick promo code and you’ll get 50% off your Save Phace Purchase for 10 hours!

How can you help? Post our Facebook page to your wall and invite your friends to “LIKE” us or simply “share” our pictures, posts, and videos to show them why yo’re Save Phace’rs!  It’s that easy and you can stock up on your Save Phace goodies!  Masks, Lenses, Accessories, and more!

Following restrictions apply:
*Orders for SUM and Tactical Masks limited to $2,000 (No limit on EFP)
*Retailers can participate at 50% off of MSRP (not 50% off their cost)
*Diss Series excluded
*Midland products are excluded
*One order per customer
*Tagged Series excluded
*Shipping is normal pricing
*Not valid with other offers and promo code is good for one order per person
*Excludes custom painting (mask can be discounted but not labor for custom mask)
*Special will start on a weekday (TBD) at 12:00 CST Noon and go to that night at 10:00 PM.  If we hit 10,000 fans before Friday, June 15th then it’s ON 6/15/12 at NOON CST and we’ll post the promo code on our Facebook page!

Give us a call 800-989-1975 X.3 for anything and everything Save Phace! For more chances to WIN, head to Facebook or Twitter!

 

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Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation and Events

fish for life 205x300 Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation and Events  At Save Phace, we like to get involved in events that help the community, which is why we donated ten of our masks to the Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation earlier this spring. In a nutshell, the charity helps abused, neglected or underprivileged children in Columbia County (Georgia) by providing support for families in need. For example, proceeds from open-team bass fishing tournaments go toward meeting the charity’s goals. Here’s a deeper look at the Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation and how Save Phace has been involved in changing children’s lives.

About the Foundation

In 2010, a handful of avid bass fishermen in Augusta, Ga., came together for a single cause: use the sport of bass fishing to help less fortunate families and children in the community. The foundation is made up of concerned citizens who want to benefit the lives of others. It doesn’t exist to benefit any private parties, but simply to support those who are suffering. Today, three bass fishing tournaments are held per year in Columbia County to raise funds for the foundation’s efforts.

Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation Testimonial

CEO Ron Brown expressed his thanks to Save Phace for the mask donations.

“I want to thank you and your company for all you have done,” Brown said. “We had a huge turnout; almost 400 kids attended the latest fishing tournament! It was a great day, and your Save Phace masks were a big hit. We made a lot of money on the raffle, and every winner was very happy with their mask. I wish you really knew how much your donation is helping the underprivileged children of the CSRA. Thanks again for your support!”

Accomplishments

In the past two years, the Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation has accomplished some pretty amazing things. With the help of local volunteers, sponsors and the founding bass fishermen, the foundation has:

  • Given assistance to a cancer patient who had to travel far for treatment.
  • Donated funds to cancer research and prevention.
  • Helped a local family when their home was lost in a fire.
  • Awarded college scholarships to two deserving students.
  • Donated hundreds of toys to deserving children.
  • Provided funds to the Columbia County Exchange Club to benefit the Child Advocacy Center.
  • Supported the Wildwood Park through contributed funds.
  • Offered donations to the local food bank.
  • Donated kitchen equipment to a local church.

The Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation is just scratching the surface of their potential for serving the local community, and we were proud to be a part of a recent event! For more information about events that Save Phace has supported, be sure to check out the blog and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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What’s Your Motorcycle Riding Equipment?

motorcycle riding equipment 300x210 What’s Your Motorcycle Riding Equipment?Now that you’re breaking out the motorcycle for spring and summer riding, you’ve got to get the right motorcycle riding equipment for safety and protection. A convertible is enough for some people, but motorcycle enthusiasts need an even greater open-air experience. Here’s what motorcycle equipment you and your passenger should be wearing when cruising on your bike:

  • Jacket: It may be awesome to feel the wind on your bare arms, but if you want to keep them from being scraped up in an accident, suck it up and put on a jacket. Leather is a good look for you anyway.
  • Pants: Again, shorts may be cooler and breezier, but the legs are the most commonly injured body parts in motorcycle accidents. You don’t need fancy riding pants in your motorcycle riding equipment arsenal; jeans work just fine. You can get your hands on some sweet motorcycle riding pants if you want, though.
  • Boots: With sturdy riding boots accompanying your leather jacket and motorcycle pants, you’re really starting to look badass now! Choose sturdy, comfortable boots that have hard armor and padding around the ankle. With bad boys that fit this description, you’ll know your feet are protected.
  • Gloves: Nice gloves give you a steady grip on the motorcycle handlebars and protect your hands from cold wind. In case of an accident, they obviously provide protection if you go flying and try to break your fall with your hands. Gloves are clearly a must in your motorcycle riding equipment.motorcycle riding equipment 1 300x300 What’s Your Motorcycle Riding Equipment?
  • Helmet or mask: It’s not uncommon to see a motorcyclist with no more protective gear than a helmet, and some riders don’t even have that. If you’re one of those who choose not to wear a helmet, you should at least include a Sports Utility Mask with your motorcycle riding equipment to protect your face. Of course, if you prefer whipping wind that brings tears to your eyes—or you want the extra protein gained when you swallow a bug every few minutes—then by all means, don’t wear a helmet or a mask. Otherwise, include one in your motorcycle equipment arsenal.

Contact Save Phace to get a sick Sports Utility Mask (SUM) for you or your passenger to include among your motorcycle riding equipment today. Hit up Save Phace on Facebook and Twitter for promotions, contests, and more!

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Custom Painted Hard Baits: Do They Make a Difference?

By Chris Mason

Customizing baits and tackle is something serious anglers have been doing to gain an edge since the advent of the first lure.  Having your hard baits, such as crank baits, jerk baits and swimbaits custom painted has gained a lot of momentum in the last 2 years or so.   With the rise in popularity of Facebook, we’re now able to see those who are painting lures, pouring worms and inventing cool new gadgets for our beloved sport.  There’s good and bad in that. Some think it’s cool to see all of the trick stuff that you can get, while some don’t want their “secrets” out and give up that edge.  Do they really give you an edge? Here is my take on it.

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There are those who think that those type of hard baits are purely reaction baits. One might argue that since the fish is just “reacting” to the bait and biting it purely out of  predatory instinct, that the color doesn’t really matter. I don’t disagree with that point, but I also think it’s a matter of timing. For example, just because you caught fish one day on three different colored crank baits, may not mean that color doesn’t matter. There are times when bass are simply “on the chew” and would have probably eaten any number of reaction baits.  Conversely, what do you do on days where the water is clear, there is a lot of pressure or the fish just don’t seem to cooperate?  Let’s all bear in mind that bass are a catch and release species at most of our impoundments and even where they can be legally taken, most avid bass fishermen still release the fish. Therefore, the greater portion of the bass population has seen roughly the same patterns and colors of lures for most of their lives.

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I am one of the believers in the theory that the bass become conditioned. In a book written by Dr. Keith Jones, his studies revealed that bass “remember negative experiences with lures for 3 months, and maybe longer”.  Another 4 year study conducted inIllinois, documented the recapture rate of Largemouth Bass.  The average bass was caught twice each season, but some bass were caught up to 16 times in a single season.  Both of these studies showed me that I need to be creative and attempt to show the bass in my area something new and that does not have a negative memory associated with it.  This was my personal basis for “buying into” the theory of using colors and lures that could not be found on the shelves of a tackle shop.

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There are many painters out there, but I have been exclusively using Paul Smith from Pizz Customs. His color patterns are creative and his realistic FX Series have fooled some of the toughest fish for me.  Here are some of the general rules I follow when selecting colors and types of custom paint on my hard baits. When the scenario calls for “Matching the Hatch”, I select an FX Series lure colors because it looks more like a real Bluegill or Threadfin Shad. When the water is clear, I select “Ghost” colors or translucent colors to help fool the bass into biting. When the water is stained, I select brighter colors and patterns like white, chartreuse, orange, etc. When the weather is overcast or dark out (I.E. night), I use dark colors like blue or black.  In low-light conditions, the fish see the silhouette or outline of a bait much more clear with a dark colored bait.

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So, why not try something new and formulate your own opinion.  Come on, we all know that having some cool looking baits that your friends and fishing partners don’t have is never bad!

Read more stories from our Save Phace anglers and fans on our blog or connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube for more awesomeness!

 

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Bass Fishing Gear: Total Eclipse Sports Utility Mask Promotion

Promotion on our Total Eclipse (sports utility mask)! Started as bass fishing gear and now used for much more! If you can ride it, you can wear it!

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Save Phace is giving 40% off of the Total Eclipse mask!

That Phantasic code will be good through May 31, 2012.

So all you need to do is:

1.)   Like us on Facebook.

2.)   Use Promo Code: Total40

3.)   Head to the Save Phace website and take care of business!

The Total Eclipse SUM is just that — A Sports Utility Mask.  It is not a tactical mask and is not to be used for anything tactical related (Airsoft, Paintball, etc.).   Say good-bye to watery eyes, frigid faces, and the ringing in your ears from the cold while you’re hauling ass! Use this badass mask as bass fishing gear and while you’re out on your boats, ATVs, Sand Rails, motorcycles, jet skis, and dune-buggies.  If you can ride it, you should wear it!

Give us a call 800-989-1975 X.3 for anything and everything Save Phace! For more chances to WIN, check out our FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn pages, and for sick videos, head to our YouTube Channel!

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Save Phace Deploys New Welding Gear

welding gear 300x163 Save Phace Deploys New Welding GearYou asked for it, and now we’re delivering. The Save Phace community has been lighting up Twitter and Facebook with requests for a hardhat adapter for your Extreme Face Protectors, and now you can finally weld in the added comfort and safety provided by our new welding gear.

If you’re a welder and you don’t have an EFP of your own, you’re missing out on the best that welding helmets have to offer. The EFP boasts the largest viewing area and smallest profile of any mask on the market, letting you get into tighter spaces for extra precision. It’s also more formfitting than any other mask on the market, keeping you cooler and safer when the arcs start to fire.

The super-tough ABS material that our EFPs are made of withstands anything you can throw at it (literally), and it’s been ANSI and CE certified for added assurance that’s just as important as the comfort of your face. These masks provide a 9-point adjustment halo and, since we know time is money, we made it so that the lenses can be changed in just 15 seconds.

One thing we didn’t give you, though, is the ability to wear your mask in tandem with a hardhat. To atone and to let you know that we take your requests to heart, we’re introducing an attachment for just such a purpose. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, you can get the attachment custom airbrushed by our professional artists so that it matches the sweet decals on your mask.

It’s like a birthday for welders. Coming soon….Our new lineup of welding gear will turn heads, drop jaws, and save your face more than any other mask in the world. If you want more information on the EFP, check out this blog, and remember to keep talking with us on Twitter and Facebook—we listen, and we’ve got the welding gear to prove it.

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Best Face Protection Mask | When the Winds of Change Blow, better have a Save Phace

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Another bad-ass story of why you should never leave home without your Save Phace mask, courtesy of Cody Sullivan, a Phan of all things Save Phace!

best face protection mask 256x300 Best Face Protection Mask | When the Winds of Change Blow, better have a Save Phace I was at Table Rock Lake for the EverStart Central Division event in February when the tornado came through Kimberling Inn Resort in Kimberling City, Mo. It was about 1:15 a.m. when I heard debris being thrown up against our room. Although it felt much longer, it was all over in about ten seconds.

I stepped outside to look at the damage; it was like a bomb had gone off in the parking lot. Stairs had been detached from the hotel’s exterior, railings fell off the third floor, almost every window in the hotel was shattered and many doors were blown in.

After getting over the shock of it all, I assessed the damage done to my truck and boat. Aside from the many blown out windows, there was a piece of three-quarter-inch plywood that was thrown through the windshield and ended up lodged into the dash of the truck.

After hours of picking through debris and collecting and situating all my gear, we were finally ready to get our replacement windshield. There was only one problem: in order to get the windshield, we would have to travel to Branson, Mo., which had also just gotten hit by a tornado. With help from local guide Mike Webb, we cut out what was left of the busted windshield; however, we were unable to get the plywood out of the dash for safety and functional reasons.

The inside of the truck was covered in glass shards. In order to make it to Branson without risking getting glass in my eyes, I needed to wear something to protect my face. I scrolled through some options in my head until I realized I had a great face mask to wear. I pulled out my Save Phace and hit the road. It wasn’t so much the wind and the pelting bugs that were the problem, but the loose glass flying around the inside of my truck. My Save Phace kept my face perfectly protected from all the dangerous elements of my drive. Without my Save Phace mask, I could not have made it all the way to Branson safely. My Save Phace mask really saved the day, getting to Branson for that replacement windshield, which made it possible for me to return home to Champaign, Ill., without a scratch.

Best Face Protection Mask for adrenaline junkies! Save Phace tactical, SUM, and welding masks with sick graphics! To check out all things Save Phace, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.  View some of our sick videos full of information, subscribe to YouTube Channel.

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Types of Airsoft Guns – Part 2

airsoft guns 300x214 Types of Airsoft Guns – Part 2There is a wide variety of airsoft guns from which to choose, and the list is so long we had to divide it into two parts. This is Part 2, in which we go over some other common varieties. In case you missed Part 1, read it here.

Electric Blowbacks

If you’re looking to replicate the feeling of firing a real gun but want to steer clear of the cost of filling up a gas cartridge these babies are exactly what you’re looking for. These typically run on a rechargeable 9-volt battery and give the shooter a bit of a kick when fired. Although they can come in an automatic gun, most are semi-auto rifles due to the stress the blowback puts on the gun’s gearbox. The battery is also more quickly depleted in this category of gun.

Mini Electrics

True to their name, these guns are small and quick. They don’t stack up to full-size electrics in standard combat due to their inaccuracy at long range, but they are sometimes used as a sidearm in lieu of a standard spring-loaded pistol. At short range, these guns can pack a punch and are sometimes seen in competitive play for this purpose.

Automatic Electric Pistols

Another good choice for a sidearm, auto electric pistols are a good choice in cold-weather environments since CO2 underperforms in frigid temperatures. Again, they are mostly useful in close-range due to their rapid-fire capabilities and maneuverability.

Training Weapons

The most realistic type of airsoft gun, these are used to train military and law enforcement officials and are made of high-quality aluminum to simulate the weight of an everyday weapon. Their strength, stability, and ease of maintenance makes them a great choice for those looking for a realistic adaptation of the real thing.

Gas-Powered

A common alternative to electric guns, gas-powered airsoft guns can run on a variety of gases and tend to be more common in high-end, competitive pistols where the compact size makes an electric firing mechanism unfeasible. The only real issues with these guns are cold-weather situations and the need to fill the air tanks. The former greatly decreases the effectiveness of gas, sometimes halving muzzle velocity and only allowing for a few shots, and the latter can cost a good chunk of money unless you have a pump at home. Still, these weapons are a common choice in competitive play and give the shooter some of the kick of a real weapon.

Classic Guns

Classic guns are renowned for their collector’s value and, depending on the make, can be some of the best guns around. Although they typically cost more than their electric counterparts, these guns often hit closer to home in the realism department.

And there you have it. Personal preference is as important as any information you’ll ever be able to find, but hopefully this list gives you a good starting place in your search for perfect airsoft guns. If you have any questions or want to connect with other airsoft enthusiasts, please stop by SavePhace.com or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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