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Old March 5th, 2011, 14:26   #1
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Element Airsoft no longer available

As many of you know, I have been dealing with Element Airsoft for these past few months. A long time airsoft manufacturer, I felt that Element has struck a balance between cost and quality control.

When I was trying to place my last order I was met with disturbing news that they were "temporarily" shut down. I learned from another contact in China that they had been making guns (airsoft) at their factory and that this is illegal in China. They have been BUSTED!

I am left scrambling for new supplies of parts.

Element is in for some hard times. I wish them well, they were good to deal with and honest. Their product line was improving by leaps and bounds.

I hope they can get out of this bind they are in.

Does anyone with China contact have any more info on this? I tried google but this story is not public yet. I bring it first to ASC!
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Old March 7th, 2011, 04:35   #2
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As many of you know, I have been dealing with Element Airsoft for these past few months. A long time airsoft manufacturer, I felt that Element has struck a balance between cost and quality control.

When I was trying to place my last order I was met with disturbing news that they were "temporarily" shut down. I learned from another contact in China that they had been making guns (airsoft) at their factory and that this is illegal in China. They have been BUSTED!

I am left scrambling for new supplies of parts.

Element is in for some hard times. I wish them well, they were good to deal with and honest. Their product line was improving by leaps and bounds.

I hope they can get out of this bind they are in.

Does anyone with China contact have any more info on this? I tried google but this story is not public yet. I bring it first to ASC!
No worries mate, they had trouble but they will be back soon. I have been in contact with their boss almost daily bases. They definitely got trouble from the Gun making plans and i think was a mistake on their part, i think some local police found out of it and tried to pull some money from them, very common here. i knew it since it happened end of January but dont want to spread panic when there is none, they will be back soon. No worries.
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Old March 7th, 2011, 07:01   #3
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that is great news.

do you speak cantonese?
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Old March 7th, 2011, 08:19   #4
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that is great news.

do you speak cantonese?
yeah and Mandarin also haha
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Old March 7th, 2011, 08:23   #5
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Are you located in China or Canada?
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Old March 7th, 2011, 09:06   #6
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that would explain why EBairsoft refund me my order of an element crane stock ....damned
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Old March 7th, 2011, 17:13   #7
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Frontier is the lad in the know when it comes to the ACM factories, Id trust his advice here.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 13:49   #8
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Are you located in China or Canada?
In China (middle of all the action), They will be back no worries just small shortage surely will be in many shops but in this coming month should be ok
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Old March 8th, 2011, 13:56   #9
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THank God it's just a false alarm! I was just about to hoard their type 89 gears and their motors!
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Old March 8th, 2011, 15:22   #10
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Like all things in china, nothing a few hundred thousands of RMB wouldn't fix... Lol
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Old March 25th, 2011, 17:04   #11
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Well apparently the boss is in prison. So whats going on now?
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Old March 25th, 2011, 18:16   #12
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Im sure another will step up to the plate espeacially if there is money to be made
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Old March 25th, 2011, 18:32   #13
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Im sure another will step up to the plate espeacially if there is money to be made
It's not a matter of who wants to make money, it's who can provide the balance between quality and cost.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 18:34   #14
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Was Element making guns? Are the odd bits and bobs they made illegal in China? Perhaps this is more about the company not paying the party?
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Old March 25th, 2011, 23:23   #15
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It's not a matter of who wants to make money, it's who can provide the balance between quality and cost.
Well... IMO AABB is replacing Element right now, with their release of the Elcan SpecterDR replica... :P
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