6MM ACTUAL | FEBRUARY SHOT SHOW 2020 SPECIAL!

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In case you missed it, another issue of 6MM ACTUAL is live! Here you can read the best of the monthly 'Femme Fatale Airsoft' blogs and get bonus content exclusive to our monthly downloadable. Online or offline, you can get your airsoft media fix! In the second issue of 2020, we travel to Las Vegas, Nevada for SHOT Show 2020 and I've rounded up my favourites from the show for you lovely lot! Check it out here!


YOUTUBE | SHOT SHOW 2020!

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As many of you will know I have a YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/femmefataleairsoft! Although YouTube isn't my main platform, I do try to upload weekly vids so you guys and girls can get your airsoft fix - my channel is a mix of airsoft content from gameplay, to first impressions, unboxings, reviews and set-ups! In January, I visited SHOT Show 2020 and here's what's new from some of the biggest names in the airsoft industry:





CLOTHING | VIPER MESH TECH ARMOUR TOP!

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Today I have another review for you, and in this post, we’ll be looking at the Viper Tactical Mesh Tech Armour Top. I recently wore this for DesertFox Events Battle for Lost Angeles 2020 in Victorville, California. The perfect op/location for testing a top of this material.


The Viper Mesh Tech Armour Top is made of a high-performance (sports) Polyester material that is meant to provide long-lasting comfort and durability. Upon getting the shirt out of the package, the material itself feels very lightweight, looks to be breathable and quick-wicking. It is a standard under armour shirt look/design and has flatlock seams which reduce friction when moving, and raglan sleeves for an improved range of motion. It has a high collar with a 1/4 length front zipper.

I first wore this for a photo shoot in December and was impressed with the feel/fit of the garment but it wasn’t until DFE last month that I really got to give this a good field test. I wore it for the Sunday of DFE (after realising my mistake the day before of playing in thick flannel in 30+ degrees) and it helped me out a great deal that day, the inside of the shirt is soft and comfortable. It’s lightweight so is awesome to wear when you’re running up and down sand dunes at George Airforce Base in and when I took my chest rig off during the breaks, I wasn’t sat in a warm, damp shirt for too long because of its moisture-wicking properties. It dried out quickly and kept my body cool which was a welcome relief. The 1/4 zip also helped me cool down, without exposing half my chest (and that was very much welcome! I HATE shirts that claim to have a 1/4 zip and my bra ends up hanging out of my top).


Despite being such a lightweight top, it did offer me a great deal of protection - for any of you that have played at George Airforce Base you’ll know it is essentially a death trap! Nails are sticking out of walls, broken glass everywhere and dry walls caved in. There were a couple of occasions where I lent on or brushed against walls that were missing chunks or had nails sticking out of them and the shirt held up well against the stress, protecting my skin.



It is available in sizes small to 3XL, and comes in the following colours/camo patterns: Titanium, VCAM Black, Coyote, Black, OD and VCAM. I opted for my Mesh Tech Armour Top in the smallest size that Viper does - the small and although it was a little baggy around the chest and the top of the arms, it was comfortable and I had a great range of movement whilst playing. I would love to see this in an extra small!


It currently retails for around £14.50 from Viper retailers which are SO affordable compared to other similar products. I think overall they’ve done a terrific job with the Mesh Tech Armour Top and I’m looking forward to grabbing more of these in different colours!

Post sponsored by Viper Tactical
Photography thanks to Matt Estlea and Rob Harris

SHOT SHOW 2020 | PTS SYNDICATE!

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Welcome back to the blog! You guys and girls will have seen my SHOT Show 2020 coverage on YouTube but for those of you who don't want to check out the new stuff from our favourite manufacturers on the 'Tube, we have a written report right here! And today we'll be looking at what is new for 2020 from PTS Syndicate!

At SHOT Show this year, PTS had the first prototype of the licensed MAWL. This airsoft version is going to be more affordable than the real steel counterpart and it is thought that it will retail at around the same price point as the G&P DBAL. It will have a visible laser, an IR laser and another IR feature. The B.E Meyers MAWL comes apart and is ambidextrous in the sense that it can be set up to be used on either side of the rifle, the PTS version will also have this feature. There are 2 buttons for firing the laser, and you adjust the settings by rotating the headpiece. Hopefully, we will have a release date later in the year.


At SHOT Show 2019, the EPM1 was announced and this year we saw the final production model and it was announced that they were available for retailer pre-order, meaning consumers would be getting them in their hands pretty sharpish! I've been testing the EPM1 silently over the last couple of months (you may have seen them sneakily in my IG posts!). They will be available in both black and tan, the capacity is 250 BBs and it also has an ammo counter that is at the top of the mag when empty and at the bottom when full which means you know exactly how much ammo you have before entering a firefight.


We also saw the release of the MTEK FLUX! It was announced last year at SHOT Show 2019 but it is now available for purchase!


You can check out my PTS SHOT Show 2020 coverage here:


SHOT SHOW 2020 | LBX TACTICAL!

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Welcome back to the blog! You guys and girls will have seen my SHOT Show 2020 coverage on YouTube but for those of you who don't want to check out the new stuff from our favourite manufacturers on the 'Tube, we have a written report right here! In this write-up, we'll be looking at what's new from LBX!

As many of you know, for the last couple of years, I've been rocking the LBX Tactical 0300S and it has consistently been one of my favourites.  This system is based on the 6094 from LBT and was all MOLLE, LBX are now trying to move everything over to the MAP system and in turn, they will be offering the MAP system for the new 0300S. On the newest evolution of this plate carrier they've added a couple of extra loops to allow users to utilise some of the many panels available from LBX. We don't know whether these will come with the clips or if it'll be something you'll need to purchase separately. This new edition should be available by mid-2020 in all colours.  They also showed the 0300S in M81 Woodland for the first time, and all I can say is, I NEED IT!


Another product that caught my eye at SHOT Show 2020. The Armatus has been a staple for LBX for a couple of years, and at this years show there was an Armatus that had laser-cut MOLLE and more solutions for cable management and comms hooks. This Armatus also had a prototype panel attached that is exploring ways to carry more mags into the field. Most of the LBX panels have the capability of carrying just 3 mags so LBX went back to the drawing board to start designing the heavy. This panel is going to clip in at the front and velcro on the side and it gives users the ability to carry 8 mags between the sides and the top and the front pouch for pistol mags, phones, trauma kits etc. There's no solid date for this yet, but it's looking like it'll be available end of the year.


The MGP - Minimalist Gear Pack is getting a makeover! They're adding loops and clips so users can expand the carry capacity of this bag by adding the panels. It is also getting a velcro flap so the GRP panel can be used with the MGP too!



You can check out my YouTube video on LBX at SHOT Show 2020 here:


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