【REVIEW】QUARK-K TRACER BY ACETECH | By Trigger Airsoft

Tracers have been one of the most popular type of accessories in the last few years, due to a mix of cool external looks and shooting functionality. But there is just one problem. For the longest time, tracers were only available to standard gun users, those running rifles, pistols, smgs, etc. Those few who want to use shotguns never got the opportunity to have access to tracers. Until now! Introducing the QUARK-K tracer unit for the Tokyo Marui KSG shotgun. This is the first of its kind, a tracer unit designed to work specifically with shotguns. We want to thank Acetech for providing us with a review product. Today we will take a thorough look at what makes this tracer unique.   What is included: On the outside, the Quark-k comes in your standard Acetech white box, nothing too special here, just remember to note down the serial number of your item, in case you need to warranty the product. Upon opening the box you will find a larger than average user manual, a premium Acetech warranty card, and some stickers. Underneath your will find the Quark-K tracer, and adjustment tool, and USB-C charging cable. As in standard Acetech fashion, the items are neatly packed and surrounded by a dense foam to ensure that the items are not damaged during shipping. The adjustment/install tool is 3D printed with dense polymer and has two metal inserts, it seems that the metal inserts run deep into the adjustment tool so there should be no issues with them breaking. The USB-C cable is a standard. Just remember that it is for charging only and does not have data transfer function. You can use it to charge your other electronics but the cable does not have the ability to transfer files around. Externals: On to the bread and butter of this review, the Quark-k tracer unit. Taking out the tracer unit from the packaging we are instantly struck by the weight of the unit, despite it being made out of polymer. The outer casing of it is made of very dense polymer mold with very elegant seams and a cool custom muzzle brake like porting on the front. On the lower left side of the unit we can see three buttons for the flashlight.   Strobe Mode Power On/Off/Brightness Select Flashlight Pressure Switch Mode On/Off (Momentary) On the lower side there is a LED power indication for how much juice is left in the battery and a screw to access the internal battery. The controls for the tracer can be found on the back side of the tracer unit. We are not sure if this is intentional or just the way the inner unit is mounted, but you can press the tracer controls without taking off the back cap. The front end you can see the large LED muzzle flash illuminator lights and a flashlight on the lower portion of the tracer.  We like Acetech’s addition of a flashlight as with pump action shotguns there is not that much options to mount a flashlight, and this inclusion is greatly appreciated. Internals: One of the biggest issues when it comes to tracers for shotguns is the ability for shotguns to fire multiple shots per trigger pull. Your standard tracer sensor is not adequate enough to detect and illuminate all of the fired pellets. Acetech have addressed this issue with an enlarged sensor bridge, this allows the sensor to detect all the BBs being fired. There are four rows of 5 LED tracer illuminators on the inside to ensure that all the BBs, whether its 3 or 6 shots, will be lit up before it exits the muzzle. The wide bore diameter also will reduce the changes of BBs impacting the sides of the unit and causing potential damage. Usage: Before we get to the fun stuff, we have to charge the unit first. Acetech also recommends that if you are not actively using the Quark-K tracer, that you charge it every two months to keep the battery well maintained. On the back if we remove the end cap we can get access to the charging port on the lower left, and the tracer unit itself. There is another LED power indicator light on the bottom right of the tracer unit and a black dust cover. Do keep in mind that the black dust cover is NOT TO BE REMOVED, it is to protect the computer chips inside. The serial number of your unit can be found on the inside of the back body cover. That is all there is to it, and now, for the fun stuff. How well does it work? Installation is very easy, using the provided installation tool, you just need remove the muzzle cap, slip on the backplate of the tracer unit and screw the muzzle cap back on, and you're done. The description along with the pictures inside the user's manual is very clear and easy to understand. The internal module is essentially a resized Bifrost tracer system, so we can expect the same level of performance here. You have 11 different individual color selection modes, the Rainbow multi-color mode, Muzzle flash mode, and Tracer only mode. The unit supports up to 35 rounds per second, so it can handle your high rate of fire builds, though we doubt the KSG can shoot up to 35 rps. The tracer module also has 5-minute shake-awake power control, so if the unit does not detect movement, it will temporally shutdown to save power, and wake up if you move the unit around. This will allow the tracer to work in an extended period of time. During the testing we did not notice any issues with the sensors not detecting the BBs or not illuminating all of the BBs. We tested both the 3 and 6 shot modes on the KSG and so far, the tracer seems to be very reliable. Final Thoughts: Overall, the tracer looks great and performs well, the built-in flashlight system is very handy even as a back up device. The shotgun tracer is definitely an interesting concept, and for those KSG owners, it is something to look forward to getting. We would love to see Acetech expand this product to other types of shotguns as well such as the 870 or M3/M4 series as there are still many players who own or want to get into shotguns as their choice of primary. The only concern we might have is the flashlight lens might be too thin, and could be prone to damage from frontal BB impacts, however, we have not tested this. This is definitely a good piece of kit to pick up if you own a KSG, and we hope Acetech makes more products like the Quark-K in the future.     Source from triggerairsoft.com.
2022-10-31

【REVIEW】ACETECH BT TRACER – THE STAR WARS TRACER! | By Trigger Airsoft

Have you ever thought about joining the Darkside, or tried to roleplay as a light side trooper. Well, now you can, with the Acetech BT Tracer!!!! Overview   So, what is the BT tracer? Is it another generic green tracer unit or does it bring something new to the table? The Acetech BT tracer unit is a moderate size tracer available in both Black and Tan colors. Though the Tan seems more like a burnt bronze color, still, it is pretty cool and unique. The internal module is different from the other Acetech offerings and is proprietary to the BT. This is because the BT can shoot green and red tracer BBs, in addition, it also can act as a chronograph device.    Now you maybe asking, "well my standard green tracer unit can shoot red tracers as well, why do I need the BT tracer?". Well, it is true that some tracer units that were designed to shoot green tracers, can also shoot red tracers, but it will not be as bright or reliable as a dedicated red tracer unit. This is because the red and green color spectrum is different and it takes a different frequency light emitter to successfully eliminate either red or green tracers. The BT tracer unit has both types of emitters built inside so the illumination of the red tracer BBs will be just as good as the green tracer.   Below is the Dimensions and specs: Size: 100.5mm (L) x 34.5mm (D) Weight: 78g 35 RPS firing speed Charge time of 2hrs with a usage time of 30000rds   Externals   Upon opening the packaging, you will be greeted with the BT tracer unit, the pistol thread adapter, micro-USB charging cable, and replacement front cap. The product box is nothing special, just your standard cardboard box, but Acetech does make a good effort in bubble wrapping the tracer unit to prevent any damage during transport.    Taking the unit out, we can notice the thick aluminum body and parkerized coating of the unit. Unlike Acetech's other tracers with a smooth paint job, the BT tracer has a parkerized feel to it, especially when it comes to the Tan version. The overall unit size is about half that of the AT1000 series lengthwise, with a rough size akin to the Lighter R series. However, unlike the Lighter R, the inner unit cannot be removed from the body.   Moving to the rear we an see this outer protruding ring, taking the ring off, we can then gain access to and remove the thread adapters. By default, it is 14mm CCW but they also include a 11mm CCW inner thread adapter for use with pistols. The tracer power button can also be found here with a single button next to the LED indicator.   Internal Module What really makes the BT tracer unique is the internal module with the built in chronograph. We already established that the unit can hoot red and green tracers. All you will need to do is put in either red or green tracer BBs in your mag and the tracer unit will auto detect the type of color that you are using. Easy. Simple. Done.   For the chronograph, Acetech did not dumb down the features just because it was an add-on to a tracer unit. They have included the full data suite found in their AC6000 chronos. The BT can track your rounds per second (RPS), speed (FPS/MS), and Joules. You can also modify the chrono settings for the weight of BB that you are testing with. The BT, similar to it's bigger brother the AC6000, can give you read outs for your Minimum, Maximum, and Average speed readings. You get all of this data from the convince of your own phone, and no, you do not need Wi-Fi to do this, as the BT uses Bluetooth connection.    The only thing you will need to do is install the Acetech App which is available for both Android and Apple users. The internal module is rechargeable, with a micro-USB port under the front cap which you can plug into a computer or power brick adapter.    Conclusion "This is great and all, but why do I need a tracer unit with a built in chrono?"   For the majority of players out there, you probably do not tech your own guns or consult and professional technician to do so. As a player the only thing you are really concerned about is the muzzle velocity speed that your gun is shooting, in order to comply with the field limits. A lot of the times you can get a muzzle velocity check at the field or your local airsoft shop. Chronographs really benefit technicians since they need to see more in-depth data or field organizers in order to test player's guns.    However, what a lot of players might use are tracers, either for large milsim events where there is a potential for night engagements, or indoor CQB use to see where your BBs are impacting. Most tracers and chronos sit in the $100 range,this can be expensive for some, so why not get a tracer that can also double as a makeshift chrono for a decent price.    Since the BT tracer unit uses 14mm CCW threads which is the most common threading you can test the muzzle velocity of most if not all of your guns. It can also shoot any tracer colors available on the market! (usually Red and Green). It is an all-in-one package for what most players are looking for, it is also a decent size and weight, it is truly Acetech's best offering.   Source from triggerairsoft.com.    
2022-10-05

【Airsoft Topic】What Are The Differences Between Airsoft And Gel Blasters?

What are gel blasters? Also known as Soft Gel Guns, Gel Ball Blasters are plastic toy guns that shoot hydrated water Gel Balls. They can be manual, spring-powered single shot manual, or battery-operated fully automatic. Gel blasters are similar to airsoft and paintball guns – especially the latter. But instead of using regular paintballs and BBs, these next-generation toy guns make use of water-based gel balls or beads, which are eco-friendly, biodegradable, and non-staining. These gel balls burst upon impact. They offer just the right amount of sting to make your game exciting without causing serious physical harm – like airsoft and paintball. This is why Gel Blasters are considered the best alternative to paintball and are viewed as a great airsoft alternative, too. What are Airsoft Guns? Airsoft guns are replica toy guns used in airsoft sports. They are a special type of low-power smoothbore air guns designed to shoot non-metallic spherical projectiles are often colloquially (but incorrectly) referred to as "BBs", which are typically made of (but not limited to) plastic or biodegradable resin materials. Airsoft gun powerplants are designed to have low muzzle energy ratings (generally less than 1.5 J, or 1.1 ft-lb), and the pellets have significantly less penetrative and stopping powers than conventional airguns, and are generally safe for competitive sporting and recreational purposes if proper protective gear is worn. What Are The Differences Between Airsoft And Gel Blasters?   *The number one rule: Always wear protection. * Both airsoft BBs and gel balls can be dangerous if you aren't wearing protection. *Source From: https://gelblaster.com/blogs/news/what-is-the-difference-between-airsoft-and-gel-blaster https://renegadeblasters.com.au/faqs/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airsoft https://www.redwolfairsoft.com/blog/how-old-for-airsoft https://gelblaster.com/blogs/news/what-are-gel-blasters https://airsoftgarrison.com/gel-blasters-vs-airsoft-guns-the-comparison-guide/
2022-08-10

【NEWS】 Acetech at MOA Camping Fest 2022

  ACETECH HAS MULTIPLE PRODUCT LAUNCHES!     1. AceTarget S AceTarget-S raise and fold down the target face. When the target is raised, it emits a sound to remind the shooter. At the same time, LED irradiates red or green light to the target face. the whole system is executed by the smart device with the WIFI connection, which executes the AceSoft App operation and use. Features: Wireless and smart devices. Multi-device connection. Game modes.(Shot Timer/Whack a Mole/Rescue/Compete/Demo). Sound effect. Rechargeable. Steel plate protection from BBs.   Set With: Type-C charging cable *1 18650 Li-lon battery 1/4"Screw *1 Non-slip mat *1 User Manual *1     2. AceTarget D AceTarget-D installed on the rail can be moved left and right, and the rail extension length can be purchased. the whole system is executed by the smart device with the WIFI connection, which executes the AceSoft App operation and use.   Features: Wireless and smart devices. Multi-device connection. Game modes.(Shot Timer/Whack a Mole/Rescue/Compete/Demo). Sound effect. Rechargeable. Steel plate protection from BBs.   Set With: Rail sets (6 Pcs/ total length: 90 cm). Type-C charging cable *1 18650 Li-lon battery. Charging protect shield. M3 x 15 screws. Non-slip mat *24 Motor *1 User Manual *1     3. The First Shotgun Tracer Unit for the Tokyo Marui KSG.   Features: Support green and red tracer BBs. Tactical flashlight with the angle sensor function. With QD operation. Multi-Color Flame Effect. Muzzle flame effect. Intelligent Power Control. USB Type-C Port for Charging. Product warranty.    
2022-04-06