The Airsoft Innovations Tornado Grenade is the first very effective area of effect BB device for airsoft. The build quality is superb and built to last. The core of the device is precision CNC machined from aluminum and to withstand the impact of being thrown there is a reinforced polymer shell. The double helix design projects BBs a high enough speed so there is a definitive hit for the recipient. The grenade can be easily disarmed for safe zone handling and since it's gas powered it's completely reusable. Included with the grenade is Airsoft Innovations grenade oil to be used exclusively with their grenade. Military simulations and tactical simulations just got a whole lot more exciting with Airsoft Innovations newest innovation, don't be on the receiving end of the Tornado, get yours now!
2012-11-12 11:07:57 C. BURKE verified buyer Product Information:
Deffinately the best reusable grenade you're going to come across for airsoft, I have the red which makes this easy to find after a match as always I'd suggest writing your initials on the grenade itself. The device is completely reusable and can use green-gas or propane. If your opposing team is caught off guard this device can be a game changer. CQB is the best environment for a grenade like this with many walls and hard surface areas to discharge against.
Talk with your game masters about the rules for grenades before purchasing this, some folks don't like grenades as they take the fun out for some players who don't have $100 for a grenade and it can make your games one sided. IF you have a team, I suggest every member carries at least one.
Gas Release Valve so it can't be overfilled
Uses Green Gas or Propane
Spins on impact for maximum effectiveness
Bright colors to be easily found after a match
Eats ammo - Don't waste this on an empty room
Eats gas - ^
Takes a lot of time (5+ minutes for the inexperienced) to prep in a rapid game environment you may have to let it sit between games.
2011-08-12 21:46:38 M. PIPAN verified buyer Product Information:
This airsoft grenade is a marvel of engineering. The spread on this grenade is phenomenal due to the swirling, hence the "Tornado" name.
Be sure to read the instruction manual before use, and use it responsibly...It hurts getting directly hit with the grenade itself.
The only problems I encountered with this piece of equipment was that, upon arrival, the o-rings were twisted, which prevented a strong seal. Do not 'pitch' this grenade, it's very solid, and can injure players. One other reason not to pitch this grenade is that the end cap HAS broken on me. However, replacement parts are available for $20 from the Airsoft-innovations' website.
Solid Feel and Construction
Easy to Maintain
Relatively easy to toss
End cap broke, somewhat cheap construction
2010-07-06 21:45:03 J. GASSMANN Product Information:
This thing is awesome if you play CQB you need this! ! ! I rarely use it in the field people are to far away most of the time unless you get up to a bunker, but all around great product.
very strong and easy to reset
the shims and pin started to rust a little but I cleaned them off not really a con
I have been on the hunt for a functional airsoft grenade for some time and while there were products on the market for years that were somewhat to marginally effective, nothing really changed the game for me like the emergence of Airsoft Innovationís Tornado Grenade.
To be fair, I had used several different grenades prior to getting my hands on AIís Tornado grenade, some with shells that burst apart that you would have to go find, some that were noise grenades with bbís taped to the exterior. Sadly, not a single one of them resulted in the effectiveness that I get every single time I have used my Tornado grenades, whether itís a Tornado timer grenade or a Tornado Impact, if the grenade is lubricated, loaded with bbís, and filled with gas, it will do its job.
I have used Tornado grenades at a variety of airsoft operations, but itís important to confirm with the event staff or local field staff to make sure they are allowed at that specific area of operation. Certain fields do not allow them because if one is detonated directly beneath a player it can possibly shoot BBs upward into the bottom of a playerís head. With full seal eye protection this isnít necessarily a safety issue but fields with large amounts of new players seem to prohibit their use because of the pain and shock it might inflict when younger kids get hit. To be honest, some of these fields need to keep new players coming in for return business just in order to stay afloat.
That said, probably my favorite part about Tornado grenades is that because of their design they send hundreds of BBís in just about every possible direction. This is leaps and bounds ahead of previous grenade designs on the market such as one that had a 3-piece green plastic shell surrounding BBís and the grenade core. That airsoft grenade would detonate of course but it would throw BBís in random directions or sometimes not throw them at all, which is why the AI Tornado grenades were so important to me. They gave me that added feeling of reliability, where if I knew there were enemies in the next room and I knew that I had properly maintained and loaded my Tornado, I had a very good chance of taking them out.
Now, Airsoft Innovations Tornado grenades are not exactly the most affordable grenades available on the market but the old adage that you get what you pay for certainly applies in this case. I recommend Tornado grenades for their reliability, their effect on target, and, most of all, for the fun factor. Get your Airsoft Innovations Tornado grenades today at AirsoftGI.com. I guarantee that you wonít be disappointed!
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 June, 2010.