The newly released 'Tactical' STRIKER AST-01, from ARES Amoeba, is the latest offering in the highly popular Striker line of bolt action sniper rifles.
The Ares Striker line of bolt action sniper rifles has always been considered one of the best, if not the best, out of the box airsoft sniper rifles, especially taking the low prices in to account.
Combining the consistent FPS, (which is at around 415fps straight out the box), modern designs, and a wide range of awesome features and accessories, the STRIKER series, by Ares Amoeba, have taken the Airsoft sniper market by storm.
This new AST-01 'tactical' model features external upgrades and customisation options such as M-LOK slots on the top and sides of the forward receiver, an adjustable cheek riser and butt pad, an adjustable grip angle, and an adjustable trigger. Another aesthetic change worth mentioning is that the new AST01 Striker includes a "stealth" bolt charging handle, giving it a low profile.
The improvements don't stop at aesthetics with the Ares AST01 Striker. You will also find a redesigned safety lever placed in front of the trigger unit, giving you easier access, as well as magazine release levers that make it easier for you to release the magazine. Another aesthetic change includes a "stealth" bolt charging handle which is low profile.
Internally, the cylinder has been upgraded to feature a stainless steel housing, giving a higher durability and an upgraded magazine feeding feature, which in turn provides a more consistent feeding of BBs to the chamber.
The Ares AST-01 is compatible with the whole line of the Striker Series aftermarket parts, which include both internal and external parts compatible with the AS-01, AS-02, and AS-03.
Included with the Ares AST01 is a 45 round magazine, which is amongst the highest capacity sniper mags on the market - great if you don't love reloading.
Low-Profile Charging Handle
New Magazine Release Knob
G2 (Generation 2) Upper Receiver which includes a 90 degree sear, full length top rail, shorter mag well, and screw-fixed bolt pin
Fully Adjustable Trigger
Loading is Locked when Safety is on
Fully Adjustable Tactical Butt Stock with Spare Magwell
Adjustable Cheek Piece and Butt Pad
New Load Indicator
Compatible with AS Series Parts
1 x ARES Amoeba Tactical 'STRIKER' AST-01 Sniper Rifle - Black
1 x Magazine
1 x Manual
1 x Cleaning Rod
To buy an airsoft weapon in the UK you must have a valid airsoft defence.
This is not a licence, it is basically just proof that you intend to buy an airsoft weapon for use in airsoft.
An airsoft defence could be a UKARA or membership with the British Airsoft Club, and various other forms of defence.
You can only obtain an airsoft defence once you are over the age of 18.
To get an airsoft defence the law is that you should play at least 3 games of airsoft, and that you must have been playing for at least two months.
You can still buy an airsoft gun without a defence, provided you are 18 or older. If you choose to do this we would, by law, two tone (paint in a bright colour) parts of your chosen weapon. This is because an airsoft gun is considered a RIF aka Realistic Imitation Firearm, because they are so close to the real steel, whereas when you paint parts of it in a bright colour it becomes an IF aka Imitation Firearm. The reason being that the bright colours make it look less realistic to the public, and therefor less likely to be mistaken as real, were it to be used for any other purpose than airsoft.
When you order a gun from us you will need to add your defence details in the comments section of the cart. If you do not have a defence you will need to write the colour that you wish to be used for two toning your airsoft weapon.
Here is what's stated in the VCRA (Violent Crime Reduction) Act:
For airsoft skirmishing, the Association of British Airsoft is putting in place arrangements to allow retailers to check that individual purchasers are members of a genuine skirmishing club or site. The key elements of these arrangements are: 1. new players must play at least 3 (three) times in a period of not less than two months before being offered membership 2. membership cards with a photograph and recognised format will be issued for production to retailers 3. A central database will be set up for retailers to cross-check a purchaser’s details 4. member’s entry on the database will be deleted if unused for 12 months. The defence for airsoft skirmishing can apply to individual players because their purchase of realistic imitation firearms for this purpose is considered part of the “holding” of a skirmishing event.