Superstorm Sandy has finally ran out of steam, but the damage she caused will linger for weeks to months.  It seems New York and New Jersey were some of the hardest states hit.  Interestingly enough, the damage never got truly bad in Maryland, at least not in my area.  Of course, Ocean City Maryland was hit very bad, and some say it will never be the same.  My memories of that place are very fond, and I hope that it is not as bad as I’ve heard, or at least that the damage could be fixed.  We’ll see what happens!

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Superstorm Sandy has already caused a lot of damage around the East Coast, especially in New York and Virginia. I read one report saying that New York’s 108 year old subway system has never taken such hard damage, and its return will be slow and gradual. There is also massive flooding in many parts of both states. I can only imagine how it appears to see an area that is usually completely dry look almost like a river. It is easy to forget that water can be an extremely terrifying thing; in moderate quantities, it is the source and sustenance of life, but in large quantities, it is death and destruction.

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Given that we are indeed East Coast airsoft, it is fitting to blog about Hurricane Sandy, the upcoming Superstorm about to ravage this fine coast. I personally have never heard the term Superstorm used, which is surprising because it seems like a word which would be a word thrown around absentmindedly, but I have no recollection of any other application. This fact demonstrates that this storm is nothing to be taken lightly, and could cause true damage along the Coast, from the Carolinas to Massachusetts.

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I’m from Baltimore, and I’ve been reading The Baltimore Sun since I was very young.  It’s a good newspaper, but whether to call it the greatest collection of written pieces ever collected in the history of man is a debate for another day.  What is certain is the Sun’s impeccable reporting, witty writing, and hyper-local coverage of what’s going down right at this very nanosecond.  You simply can’t get better than that.  And yet again, the Sun has surpassed expectations, publishing a fantastic article about our company.

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We here at East Coast Airsoft are always looking for new ways to improve the realism of airsoft.  After all, that is what the sport is about – recreating the intensity of military and law enforcement situations.  While hopefully none of us will actually be involved in a truly violent encounter, we all know that healthily simulating such endeavors is a remarkably effective way to get exercise as well as a respect for those who really are on the front lines.  To that end, we bring you the Lancer Tactical Bayonet, a fine piece of airsoft craftsmanship designed to improve the realism of your games.

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The Paracord is a unique accessory that many people are not familiar, at least not in an airsoft context. Paracords, as the name implies, were originally used as the suspension lines in parachutes. When soldiers landed, they could cut those suspension lines and use the resulting “paracords” for other general purpose tasks. These uses include building shelter (by tying branches and other ground materials together), making a sling or splint for injured limbs or fingers, creating traps (for animals or people), and even starting fires. The paracord is a very useful tool that no soldier should go without, and now it is making its way onto the airsoft scene.

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I don’t know if you’ve stopped by the front page lately, but there are a lot of new products that have recently been added to our store.  These aren’t just your average products – these are top of the line AEGs, including some of my favorite types of guns, AK-47s.  There is something noble and beautiful about the AK-47, and although the class is usually not as powerful as the one containing M16s, it is still fast and effective.  In fact, one of our new AK-47s is immensely powerful, firing at a top speed of 380FPS (that even rivals gas rifles!) and it’s half the price of a regular airsoft rifle.  I’ll review that rifle in more detail later, but I want to focus on some of the other products for now.

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It is inevitable that sometimes an airsoft gun will break, get damaged, need repairs, or need improvements.  Sometimes doing all the work entailed in that can be hard, especially if you are not experienced with mechanics.  That’s why the EastCoastAirsoft shop is proud to have a gun tech who is able to work on any problems you could possibly have.  To our knowledge, we are the only airsoft shop in the state of Maryland, so if you need to get your gun repaired elsewhere you will have to go pretty far.  Save your gas and come to the EastCoastAirsoft store for good services and the best gun tech on the East Coast!

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Sometimes it can be easy to forget about the importance of simple ammunition, especially when such a big focus is on the actual airsoft guns and to a lesser extent other powerful airsoft accessories. But noble airsoft BBs are what makes it all happen, for without it, there would be no airsoft. Even the most powerful airsoft gun in the world would just be expending purposeless energy if it were not expelling airsoft pellets with each operational cycle. You need airsoft BBs, and EastCoastAirsoft has them.

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As you can probably tell, the theme for the blog has been updated.  The original was too old and given that the WordPress backend has now been improved, it made sense to upgrade the theme as well.  If you have any suggestions about how to improve it, don’t hesitate to contact me at justin@eastcoastairsoft.net. Whatever I can do to improve the site in any way possible, I’m willing to do work for. Thank you for keeping up with my posts and I hope the new look is acceptable!

Whenever possible, all of us here at EastCoastAirsoft try to avoid upgrading things when they do not need to be touched. If we did that, then we’d be Facebook, and that’s not something anybody needs right now.