Over 1,000 people gathered bright and early on Sunday May 20, 2013 for Airsplat’s Appreciation Day game. The event was hosted at Tac City Fullerton and featured vendors including Echo1USA. This event was to show loyal Airsplat customers gratitude for their patronage. It was free to play at Tac City all day with lines circling the building. Players also got to enjoy food, music, and raffle prizes to round out the festivities. They also got to interact with a lot of famous airsoft personalities and check out the latest products being shown off in the vendor area.
Echo1USA was there to show their support for AirSplat and interact with die hard Echo1 fans. It was at this event that Echo1USA decided to debut to the fans their latest product.
Out of the impressive lineup that Echo1 had on display, the one that got the most attention was the new AR-57.
Due out this summer (tentative), the Echo1 AR-57 is modeled after a real-steel firearm of the same namesake. The real-steel counterpart was created as a way to convert the popular M4/AR15 to use the powerful yet easy to control 5.7mm PDW cartridge.
Just like the real version, it feeds from the top of the gun. The magazine sits on the upper receiver and feeds down into the custom Hopup unit. Since the real AR-57 no longer feeds from the bottom mounted M4 magazine, the magwell functions as a chute or ejection port where the empty brass falls out as rounds are fired.
Real operators sometimes use hollowed out M4 magazines inserted in the lower magwell to act as a brass catcher. Though you could leave it empty, some players may opt to run a battery in the hollowed out magazine and have the look of a real operators.
For the lucky winners at AirSplat’s Appreciation Day 2013 we had two lucky winners win the Echo1 Commando JP-10 and Timberwolf. Congratulations to the raffle prize winners. Like always we hope to see everyone out at Airsoft events in the near future.
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