USMC Signs Licensing Deal With Crosman Airsoft

Really Marine Corps…. Really?

From the Crosman press release:

According to Crosman Vice President of Marketing, Roy Stefanko, “Saying that we’re excited about this agreement is an understatement. It is truly an honor to be chosen by the U.S. Marine Corps in facilitating a project of this magnitude. By introducing a complete line of airsoft products branded “Marines Airsoft,” we recognize a strategic business opportunity that will benefit a revered organization, as well as contribute to our continued growth in the airsoft category,” said Stefanko.

Chosen by the U.S. Marine Corps?  So the USMC was actively looking for a company to produce some shitty airsoft guns for kids?  Wow.. nice… :roll:

Also, explain to me how having the eagle, globe and anchor logo plastered all over some Chinese made plastic guns is going to help the USMC?

You can check out Crosman’s current lineup of crap – HERE

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Corey August 29, 2011 at 12:16 am

Well I hope they get to NJ fast for all the air soft aficionados as our state legislature is attempting to require a Firearms ID card and a pistol purchase permit to buy Air soft. Ahh the pleasures of living behind the second amendment Iron curtain in the People’s Republik of New Jerski

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Eightbyte August 29, 2011 at 01:05 am

> chosen by the U.S. Marine Corps

Hah, bullshit, Crossman threw money at them.

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Frank August 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

+1 Next thing you know Nike will own the Navy, and the Army owned by Starbucks

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Eightbyte August 30, 2011 at 12:44 am

“When deep space exploration ramps up, it’ll be the corporations that name everything, the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks. “

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Legacy August 31, 2011 at 08:31 pm

I am Jacks complete lack of surprise.

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Josh August 31, 2011 at 08:33 pm

I am Jack’s raging bile duct

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Jared C August 29, 2011 at 01:31 am

The Army works with Tippmann for paintball markers, so the Marines had to pick something else. I did hear USAF just signed a deal with Office Max for a special line off chairs though.

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NikonMikon August 29, 2011 at 05:44 am

HAHAHA

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Josh August 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

…USAF just signed a deal with Office Max for a special line off chairs though.

Then the Navy should license something like this to put their name on next.

http://www.amazon.com/Water-Wings-Float-Swimming-Children/dp/tags-on-product/B002ZJ3M1S

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That one guy August 29, 2011 at 04:06 am

Bawwwww why the marines? Why not bastardize some elite anti-terrorist unit? Not my smexy marines :C

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LOL August 29, 2011 at 06:59 am

Hey man, you better check out the U.S Army line of paintball guns while youre at it.

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Josh August 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

http://www.paintball-online.com/shop/Products/us-army-paintball-guns.aspx

Those look pretty badass to me! I’ve got more respect for a paintball game than Airsofters.

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ENDO-Mike August 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I find lots of paintball guns (those included) look pretty cool until you screw that scubadiving tank onto the end of them.

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Josh August 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Yeah, and those hoppers that go on the top kind of ruin the look too. But, at least with paintball you can see what you hit, so there’s some actual game to it, not just a bunch of guys trying to look and act just like real soldiers.

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Legacy August 31, 2011 at 08:34 pm

I used to do tournament paintball, with the air bunkers and jerseys an such, so it wasn’t too bad not having a gun that looked “realistic”, but after doing a speedball game with the hopper AND the tank on and full you get some strong arms.

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mlk18 August 29, 2011 at 09:57 am

Come on guys, we all know that if a 10 year old defends his nation (i.e. back yard) with a USMC airsoft rifle 8 years later he will clearly sign up and join the Marines. And as dumb as that sounds, there is a small percentage of time where it is true.

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Dillankid August 30, 2011 at 08:12 am

That is EXACTLY why this was done. Perfect marketing idea. Same with the Army Tippmann’s LOL/Josh are talking about. Too bad the Army got the good quality (Tippman’s are extremely durable markers) and the Marines get stuck with Crosman’s sucky stuff…

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That one guy August 29, 2011 at 10:07 am

Also, The marines.
The few, the proud, and the derp :3

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David August 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

Jesus Christ… help me…. my head is about to explode… As former marine, this kind of hurts and is embarrassing enough to infuriate. I’m really not sure what they are doing here. This is in no way good for the image that has been diligently cultivated. I’m really not sure whats happened here. I’m literally in a state of bewilderment.

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Josh August 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm

As former marine

My buddies and I, we were soldiers once, and young. But I thought once a Marine, always a Marine? :)

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David August 30, 2011 at 08:13 am

Most don’t take that too seriously lol

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Josh August 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

I would question the mental well-being of the ones that took it really seriously! LOL

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Anon August 29, 2011 at 02:20 pm

I see the purpose of this — they are trying to subliminally recruit kids who already have some exposure to weapons and the military world. It makes sense. However, they could not have chosen a worst brand to make this stuff.

I’m a pretty big airsofter myself (its fun to feel the intensity of real combat without any of the danger), but makes cheap, unrealistic airsoft guns that get sold at walmart. At least pick a brand that makes 1:1 exact replicas of the real thing, like G&G or Magpul.

I also see a training purpose for airsoft in the military, but it pains me to see stuff like this.

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NikonMikon August 29, 2011 at 09:36 pm

How can you feel the intensity of combat airshitting? You have no threat of death. Airshitters are wannabe war re-enactors. They already ride the Marine Corps’ dick. Every one I’ve met already adores the Marines probably due to the immense amount of money they spend advertising themselves in every facet of the media. Reminds me of Apple.

Magpul doesn’t make airsoft products, The Magpul PTS line is made by a few companies in Hong Kong and are licensed by Magpul.

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Dillankid August 30, 2011 at 08:17 am

I’ve never been an airsofter, but I’m sure the adrenaline rush is similar to paintball. The paint hurts when you get hit until you’ve become accustomed to it, nothing compared to real combat by any stretch – but still a rush and very fun.

Just because you’re not a fan doesn’t mean it sucks. And Apple rocks…I love my iMac ;-)

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NikonMikon August 30, 2011 at 08:22 am

Im sure you couldn’t help yourself and tell us all about your apple product.

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Dillankid August 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Nah…I’ll restrain myself.

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Anon September 2, 2011 at 05:39 pm

^I meant that Crosman makes cheap products.

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cc19 August 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

On a related note, I saw an official Hk branded airsoft rifle at a sporting goods shop of a G36C. Ironic how that’s here in the states, but real steel wise, we get the neutered version of it – the SL8…

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