GAT Battery Options

The Echo1USA GAT or General Assualt Tool gives the players a compact AEG to dominate the local CQB field and even hold their own at the outdoor field against the full sized rifles. Being that the GAT is able to fit into any Airsoft game scenario it would only make sense for the platform to give the user several options for batteries that will increase the Rate Of Fire (ROF) and the Fun Factor.

Echo1 GAT battery

The stock battery the GAT comes with will be an 8.4v mini battery which is good to get you on the field. The battery compartment is hidden in the front grip that has the dual purpose that will help in stabilizing the GAT while shooting and a place to store the battery without using a bulky PEQ box. The mini battery will have just enough space to route the wires and plug inside the grip as shown and once the grip panels are secured the battery will not rattle in place while in use.

echo1 gat lipo

Echo1 Lipo #5 7.4v 1450mAh – 15C 17mmx20mmx105mm
Echo1 Lipo #1 11.1v 1000maH – 15C 105mmx18mmx20mm

Wanting to boost the ROF of the GAT then the use of a Lipo Battery will be needed. The Echo1 GAT gearbox is lipo ready with a set of strong steel gears and a piston to handle the higher ROF; check out the gearbox parts in the GAT Takedown Video. With this much slimmer, Buffer Tube style battery pack the 7.4v Lipo #5 will have more room for the plugs. If the 7.4v lipo is not enough juice the 11.1v Buffer Tube Lipo#1 will fit just fine. With this ample storage space, the GAT is a great platform to use and power any upgrades since it can hold the popular buffer tube type lipos that are commonly used in the M4 rifles.

echo1usa gat lipo

Echo1 Lipo #2 11.1v 1650maH – 25C 110mmx18mmx35mm

“MORE POWER!” Yes, that is possible with the GAT when you use the large brick type Echo1 11.1v Lipo #2 concealed in the grip and nobody will know until empty the magazine in a few bursts. This lipo is the biggest option from Echo1 and it will give more than enough power to dramatically boost the ROF and last all day out in the field. When installing this large lipo make sure the wires and plugs are not pinched or damaged since there will be limited space but it will fit just fine.

echo1 custom gat

Say you don’t like the front grip and battery storage provided and a more classic look is desired? This is possible with the GAT and this is how you accomplish this streamlined look.

echo1usa gat

The GAT front grip is held in place by a metal rail section and could be used to attach a light or laser or another grip. By removing the upper receiver of the GAT with a small Phillips screw driver(GAT Take Down Video) the screws for the rail will be accessible from the top heat shield. Using a 2mm allen driver they can be removed for a quick and easy setup.

echo1usa gat

Now that the provided battery storage is removed where will the battery go now? That is simple, with the use of an aftermarket double or tri-panel lipo it will fit inside the upper receiver between the heat shield and around the barrel. You will have to check with your local store to see what batteries they have and test fit but this is another great option for the GAT.

If you have a battery that fits inside please comment below to help others with this task!

echo1usa gat battery

A close-up shot of the wires in the GAT when using an internal third party lipo. You will not need to cut or soder anything but only move the wires into the empty space to make room. This makes the customization of the GAT very nice and easy.

echo1 gat batteries

So with the GAT you have a wide selection of batteries to use making for a great platform to build on for maximum high speed or power builds to compete on any Airsoft field.

Check with your local store today to check out the GAT in person and to purchase one or buy direct from our online store

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Written by Brian Holt

Summer Camp at Tactical Airsoft Arena

It is summer time once again and you know what that means! The Summer Camp at Tactical Airsoft Arena in Rockville Maryland.

If you are not aware of this camp you better check out the video above to see what all happened last year. This camp is geared more for the younger players to teach them the basics and skills to get them ready for the bigger games or even doing their own tech work. The Tactical Airsoft Arena Summer Camp Leaders will be comprised of experienced Airsofters that have the years under their tactical battle belt or time on the tech bench to help the younger players learn tactics in their CQB field. Watching a video is one thing but having a skilled instructor teaching and explaining why and how to use the CQB tactics that is the key to learning and becoming a better Airsofter that these younger players want.

Echo1USA summer camp

This is a four day set of classes to cover everything these young Airsofter will need to build their foundation to becoming great Airsofters. Space is limited so you have to reserve your spot now. Learning how to tech on their own Airsoft rifles or pistols will teach them to take care of their investment which it is.

Tactical Airsoft Instagram

Last year’s Summer Camp was a great time and the players all loved it and are ready to come back and bring their friends so you have to act now. The camp is held from July 11th to the 15th of 2016. Recently they posted on their Instagram about the upcoming summer camp and the players responded and cannot wait to go back. Check the Tactical Airsoft Arena’s FACEBOOK page to sign up.

Echo1USA kill rag Airsoft

This year Echo1USA and JAG Precision is sponsoring the Summer Camp once again and making sure the campers are happy. Each camper will get a JAG Arms BB bottle, Echo1 Kill Rag and an Echo1 Hat. This will make the Summer Camp that much better and the kill rag and hat will come in handy long after the camp. Most Airsoft fields require a ‘kill rag’ to signify a player is ‘hit’ or ‘dead’ so they can walk to the respawn without being mistaken for an active player.

Echo1 XCR Airsoft prize

One lucky Tactical Airsoft Arena Summer Camp player will take home a brand new Echo1USA XCR! The Polymer XCR is a great choice for a younger player but built tough to be upgraded and kept over the years when the player becomes more advanced on the Airsoft field.

Related Blog: The Polymer XCR Series

This Summer Camp for the younger players held at Tactical Airsoft Arena is a great way to teach the basics and some advanced skills in a fun and safe environment. Even if you are not able to make it to the camp you can still go to the store and field and have fun with your friends all year round. Check out their TAA Overview – First Time Players video to see the easy steps for check in and rentals and to get on the field for a fun time.

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Written by Brian Holt