Crosman Nirto Lubricating Airsoft Oil Review

Crosman Nitro Lubricating Oil spays directly down the barrel of a airsoft gun and acts like WD40: helping decrease friction on the BB and increase velocity.

The saying “A little bit goes a long way,” is definitely applies when using Crosman Nitro Lubricant. If you spray too much then it can clog your gun and dramatically decrease BB velocity. And it’s also near impossible to remove once it’s inside the barrel, so just try to use a little bit at a time.

I personally accidentally sprayed too much into my Stinger P9, which before could hit targets from over 40 feet away with extreme accuracy, but will now only fire BBs 15 feet before they drop to the ground. I’ve tried multiple times to clean the barrel out with a cleaning rod to no effect. Like I said before, just use a little bit at a time (any more than a 2 second burst is too much).

Crosman says that for the first 100 shots after you’ve applied the Nitro Lube your gun will have decreased power and accuracy, but, in my experience, it usually takes a good 200 to 300 shots to fully regain the original power and accuracy. It’s not a huge deal, but immediately after you’ve used the Nitro Lube and cleaned out the extra residue, you should go out and stand about five feet away from your target and just unload the 200-300 shots to get your gun back to normal. This way, if the next day you want to go shoot, you can just start shooting like normal instead of having to shoot 300 breaking-in rounds.

Even after the first 200-300 shots, when you’ve regained the accuracy and power, there’s not much of a difference in velocity. In fact, if you test fired your gun before using the Nitro Lube, then test fired after you used the Nirto Lube (and fired the first 200-300 breaking-in shots), you really wouldn’t even be able to tell a difference. However, it does decrease jamming and help protect the barrel and prolong the guns overall life expectancy.

In a wrap, Crosman Nirto Lubricant won’t do much to increase velocity, but it can help protect your gun and prevent jamming. If you have a gun that’s already running well, then you might not want to risk accidentally spraying in too much lube and clogging your gun. But, for the $5 it costs, Crosman Nitro Lube can be a good investment to protect your gun in the long run or fix it if it’s prone to jamming; just don’t use too much!

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Crosman Auto-Reset Airsoft Target

Simple enough; if you hit one of the targets it goes down. Then you hit the target on the very left and they all pop back up. Unfortunately it’s never that simple.

For starters the Crosman Auto-Reset target’s a pain to put together. You have to pull the mesh netting over some metal bars and hook it over the plastic frame. But, since the netting is so tight, the metal bars want to fold inward. Even when you successfully get it all put together,  the netting still fights the bars and you have to prompt the bars back outwards every couple minuets. Also, the little stand that the actual targets are on snaps to the inside of the plastic frame, but it keeps wanting to pop out and mess the whole thing up.

After you finally get the Crosman Auto-Reset target all put together it still has problems. For one, the targets are extremely small. So unless you’re shooting it from under 20 feet, it’s near impossible to hit. And even when you do hit, unless you hit one of the targets dead center, it most likely won’t go down.

The target is also supposed to stop the BB and catch it in the net so you can reuse it. That’s also not true. The net is so tight that the BB hits the net and bounces right back out. So basically don’t be expecting for it to contain your BBs.

To pile more negative feedback on top, it breaks. If you miss the target and hit the plastic frame it’ll chip off. Even with low FPS (Feet Per Second) guns it still chipped the plastic if it hit it.

The Crosman Auto-Reset target isn’t all bad, though. You really can’t beat the price at the $10-$15 it goes for. Plus, when you actually do knock a target down, the reset works perfectly. If you want a cheap target that you can just fool around with on a rainy day, or even if you have a accurate rifle that you want to shoot at close range, this could fit the bill.

So, in closing, the Auto-Reset airsoft target from Crosman is far from perfect. But you have to remember that it’s only $10 or so.  If you’re looking to save ammo by reusing caught BBs, then stay away from this target, but if you just want a cheap alternative to a paper target I wouldn’t write this one off.

Crosman Gel Trap Airsoft Target Review

Depending on what type of airsoft gun you have, you go through a lot of BBs. The Crosman Gel Trap not only stops the BBs and is a great target, it catches them and drops them into a tray for you to reuse.

As far as the look of it goes, it’s much like a dartboard. This is useful because
you can also play two-player games, in addition to just trying to hit the bulls-eye.

The Crosman Gel Trap is about 12in wide and has a clip on the backside, so that you can hang it on a wall. You can also set it up on a table by lifting the target up from the tray, and inserting the legs of the target back into a slot in the middle of the tray. But, because the target is on the smaller side, it fills up fast, then you have to manually clear the target because it takes to long for all the BBs to fall into the tray.

It’s very durable, too. I’ve had mine for two years, and besides it getting a little less tacky and it chipping in a couple places, it’s held up very well. Although, getting grass stuck on the face of it is a fast way to ruin it. Also, the plastic around the gel part and the tray itself can get hit and chipped by higher FPS (Feet Per Second) guns; but that’s to be expected from any target.

Crosman claims that BBs hit the target and slowly drip down into the tray. For the most part this is true, although depending on the FPS of your gun, the BBs hit, stay for a few minuets, then suddenly drop into the tray. Either way, this target can save you thousands of BBs, and lots of money.

In a wrap, for the $9-$15 the Crosman Gel Trap costs, it’s well worth the money. I don’t really recommend anything over 300 FPS shoot this target, though, because they can damage the plastic on the target. Also know that this target is meant for airsoft guns, BB guns will damage the target.

Stinger P311 Airsoft Gun Review

The Stinger P311 airsoft gun is a look-alike of the famous Colt 1911; from the block iron sights, to the simple look of the gun. At only $10-$20 (depending on where you buy it), this pistol also packs a punch.

One of the cool features of the Stinger P311 is the hammer. Most airsoft guns don’t have hammers, but lately Crosman (the maker of this gun) has been incorporating them into their pistols, adding to the realism. When you pull the slide back the hammer gets cocked back also, just like a real gun. You can manually pull back the hammer, too, and it’ll just snap back in place when you pull the trigger; although it won’t fire if you do that, since you have to pull the slide back to get it loaded. So, really, the whole point of the hammer is just decoration.

This pistol also packs a punch, for what it’s worth. It shoots 325 FPS, which is just about as high as it goes with spring pistols (without modifying it, that is).

A problem, though, with the Stinger P311 is the hop-up is nonadjustable, which means you’re stuck with however tight it was wound in the factory. Basically, at ranges over 30 feet, the Stinger P311 tends to shoot straight for about 20 feet, then take a dramatic turn either go left/right/up/down. You can’t really count this as a “con”, though, because almost every pistol is going to have the same problem, more or less. A solution to this problem is to shoot .20 gram BBs; they’re heavier than the regular .12 gram, so they tend to curve less. In really bad cases of curving BBs, you could even use .25 gram.

Another flaw is that it’s big, which would be a problem if you wanted to stick it in your pocket or something. But, this is another non issue, because you can get a holster for under $10. Besides, in the world of spring pistols, in order to have high FPS, it has to be a big gun.

For it’s price, the Stinger P311 has very nice workings. The slide pulls back quickly and cleanly, which results in shorter time between shots. The magazine also ejects out very quickly. With some airsoft pistols you have to push the magazine release while shaking the gun to get the magazine to fall out. The Stinger P311’s magazine springs out, which also makes for quick reload times. The flaws in the magazine are that is has no reserve, which means you might want to buy extra clips, due to not being able to refill from the magazine itself. Also, if you can’t do tactical reloads, because (if you take out the magazine while it still has BBs left in it) a couple BBs will fall out, all over the ground.

And, another part to think about is the safety. It’s located on the left side, just above the grip. It’s shaped like a triangle, and it pivots on one of the points. You flip it up and down to turn on and off the safety. Because of its weird design, not many people are used to it, so it doesn’t feel natural to turn off/on the safety. Some people like the design, and some people hate it, it’s up to your personal preference.

To conclude, the Stinger P311 is a great sidearm for both target shooting and airsoft matches. It boasts a high FPS, but is best used at ranges under 30-40 feet. Also, think about buying a holster and some heavier ammo along with this gun. Factoring in the price, performance, and overall utility of the Stinger P311, it’s one of my favorite spring pistols to use.

Specs:
Feet Per Second: 325
Accuracy: Very accurate at 10-30 feet
Power: Spring (you must cock it back before each shot)
Caliber: 6mm
Recommended BB Weight: .20 grams
Magazine Capacity: 12 BBs
Manufacture: Crosman

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Pulse R76 Airsoft Gun Review

The Pulse R76 is one of a kind. It resembles in many ways an AK-74u, and shoots like one, too. From it’s big 350 round magazine, to it’s powerful 8.4v battery, to its dead-on accuracy, this is truly a kick @$$ AEG!

Where the sights are located, you have to look through the tri-weaver rails directly above the trigger to see them, which is a little awkward, but it really is amazingly accurate for a machine gun. Like I said, there’s a square hole that runs inside the set of tri-weaver rails, that you have to look through to see the sights. It’s not a big deal at all, it’s just different to what most people are used to. The tri-weaver rails are in a weird place though. Mounting a scope would be inaccurate because the scope would be to high up, and it’s located so far back that it’s ineffective to mount a laser or flashlight. So, the tri-weaver rails are really only for aiming and looks. The only other weaver rail is under the front of the gun, under the sights. This rail, however, can be useful for lasers and flashlights. The only problem with this weaver rail is that it’s located right where you put your weak hand to hold it, so any accessory you put there would be interfering with your grip.

You can also see (in the picture above) the AK-47 like safety. It’s almost three inches long and you push it up or down to choose between safety, semi-automatic, and fully-automatic. Most airsoft rifles have more of a M16 style safety, so it might feel a little bit awkward at first, but you get used to it.

The Pulse R76 airsoft rifle features semi and fully automatic settings. Fully-automatic means that one or more BB’s can be fired with one pull of the trigger. Semi-automatic means that one shot will be fired with a pull of the trigger. This makes it great for airsoft fights.  Semi-automatic is more accurate and can be used for long range shots, and the fully-automatic feature isn’t as precise, but can shoot around 700-800 rounds per minuet with a fully charged battery.

The Pulse R76 also fires BB’s at a very good speed for a machine gun: 375 FPS. I recommend using .20 gram BB’s. .12 gram are very inaccurate and fly everywhere, and anything over .20 slows down the FPS and might cause jams.

The stock is also fold-able. You just push a button near the stock, and it will go limp and allow you to fold it up under the gun, near the front weaver rail and then lock into place again.

The battery is 8.4 volts and 1150 mAh. There’s not a whole lot of room, if you wanted to get a upgraded battery, but, personally, I don’t think it’s a good idea to upgrade it, it’s already firing 800 rounds per minuet, and it would be a lot of stress on the gun to go much more.

All-in-all, the Pulse R76 airsoft gun is a economically priced gun at only $90-$120 (depending on where you get it), and very reliable in every way. In some ways it’s a fully-automatic sniper rifle! It’s also very versatile, with it’s folding stock and weaver rails free to customize. So, in a wrap, very good, somewhat cheap for what it’s worth, accurate, reliable, AEG with a great ROF (Rate of Fire), and is highly respectable on the battle field or even for just some good old fashion target shooting.

Specs:
Feet Per Second: 375
Accuracy: Awesome for a machine gun
Power: Battery
Caliber: 6mm
Recommended BB Weight: .20 grams
Magazine Capacity: 350 BBs
Manufacture: Crosman

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Stinger R36 Airsoft Gun Review

The Stinger R36 airsoft rifle is modeled after its “military-style” counterparts. It usually comes in desert camouflage paint job, with a FPS of 260. It also comes with a Red-Dot sights, a mock silencer, a flashlight, and a twenty round magazine.

The Stinger R36 looks super cool. The stock, silencer, red-dot sight, and flashlight are all removable. If you take it all off, you’ve got somewhat of a MP5k. As seen above, near the front of the gun there’s four weaver rails to accessorize with: lasers, fore grips, bi-pods, a upgraded scope, etc. It also comes with two studs to attach a shoulder sling, though, they are pretty weak, so just be careful.

Although the Singer R36 airsoft rifle is stylish and has a ton of ways to customize it and make it your own, it’s not very accurate. It’s in fact, horribly inaccurate. My personal one shoots extreme high and left. And some of the people I know that have this, theirs shoot all over the place. Even when loaded with .25 gram ammo, it still wants to pull up and left. I don’t recommend doing this at all, but I bent the barrel down and right, and that seems to help a little bit. So, unless to have the patience or money to upgrade the scope, and maybe get some .43 gram ammo, this might be a problem for you.

While the Stinger R36 loses in accuracy, it wins in BB’s down range. The cocking mechanism is located perfectly so that you can reach up with your weak hand cock, without taking your sights off your target and your finger off the trigger. With the 20 round clip it comes with, with a little persistence and training, you can unload the whole thing in 7 or 8 seconds. This is a great advantage in a spring powered airsoft fight. Although, you wouldn’t really have a chance against AEG’s.

The accessories are cool to. Airsofters love to see a lot of accessories and customizable parts on their airsoft guns, and the Stinger R36 provides. Everything from the stock and silencer, to the scope and flashlight, to the four weaver rails are fully customizable/de-attachable to fit your needs. The flashlight is semi-powerful and is great for nighttime wars or wars in dark indoor  places. And the stock is not adjustable, but it is removable and is made of solid plastic and very durable. The silencer doesn’t silence anything, but it does add some accuracy and it increases velocity. And finally, the scope. It helps gauge where you’re shooting, but like I said, the shot’s already extremely unpredictable.

The Stinger R36 is also very light; which could be good or bad. It’s made almost completely out plastic, which makes it one of the lightest guns I’ve ever shot. On the good hand, it won’t wear you out in a airsoft match. But on the bad hand, it feels very unnatural and cheap. It’s also prone to breaking if you drop it or play to ruff with it.

To wrap things up, the Stinger R36 is highly customizable to suit your needs, but is also very inaccurate, but there are steps you can take to help that. It can put some plastic down range in a hurry, which really helps in a airsoft battle. It also comes with many accessories and removable parts to make it your own. So, the Stinger R36 is not so great for target shooting, but can be a good tool to have in a war, I highly recommend getting some heavy BB’s and if you can afford it, a new scope. More than anything, be patient with it.

Specs:
Feet Per Second: 260
Accuracy: Horrible (works okay as a infantry weapon, just don’t expect to be hitting targets at ranges over 25 feet with any consistency)
Power: Spring (you must pull back the slide before each shot)
Caliber: 6mm
Recommended BB Weight: .25+ grams
Magazine Capacity: 20 BBs
Manufacture: Crosman

Stinger R34 Airsoft Gun Review

At a glance, the Stinger R34 airsoft rifle is a almost exact replica of the standard M16. Everything from the magazine release to the sights are mirroring the M16. That’s not a bad thing, either. The Stinger R34 airsoft rifle is a very effective gun in both the field or for target shooting. The four weaver rails located near the front of the gun (as seen below) are extremely useful for mounting anything from scopes, to lasers, to fore grips, to even bi-pods.

The Stinger R34 is also very accurate. Although the real M16 is mainly a infantry rifle, the Stinger R34 is commonly used as a sniper rifle. It can hit targets from 120 feet out consistently with .25 gram BB’s; before hard to come by, with the exception of sniper rifles.

A lot of airsoft players are drawn to not only it’s stunning accuracy and reliability, but it’s price tag of only $40.  Not bad for a gun of this caliber.

Also, the Stinger R34 has an edge by having a reservoir of 500+ BB’s in the magazine. That’s a huge deal to players who have day-long fights. Taking the hassle of having to reload manually every time out of the equation equals less down time between shots.

As with any airsoft gun, the Stinger R34 has its drawbacks. For example, the cocking mechanism is located directly behind the sights. This means that you either have to dismount each shot to rack it with your strong hand, or leave the rifle mounted on your shoulder and rack it with your weak hand. Either way is fine, it just slows down time between shots and gets you off target, and in a airsoft war, opportunity only comes once. Also, if you attach a sling, you have to attach one of the latches to the very back of the stock, which isn’t a big deal, it just feels weird and the sling can sometimes get wrapped around the stock.

And, even though the Stinger R34 is reliable for the most part, it does misfeed from time to time (a misfeed is when the gun doesn’t take a BB correctly, and it doesn’t fire a BB when you pull the trigger, it basically dry fires). Not a huge deal in target shooting, but when you need to make a shot count in a airsoft fight, you need to know that your gun is going to work. But don’t let this discourage you from getting the Singer R34, like I said, for the most part the Stinger R34 is very reliable, it can just misfeed every now and then.

It comes down to this, the Stinger R34 airsoft rifle is a great gun; reliable, accurate, powerful, and cheap. While it does have some designed problems, it’s a hybrid of sniper, infantry, and assault rifle all packed into one. Good for both beginners or  advanced airsofters.

Also, note that the Stinger R34 is NOT fully automatic. It does have two “fire” modes, but they’re just for looks. A lot of people get confused by the two firing modes, but I assure you, it’s a spring powered rifle that you must cock before each shot, regardless of what “mode” you’re on.

Specs:
Feet Per Second: 300
Accuracy: Can hit person from 120 feet
Power: Spring (you must pull back the slide before each shot)
Caliber: 6mm
Recommended BB Weight: .25 gram
Magazine Capacity: 18 BBs (with a 400 round reservoir)
Manufacture: Crosman