PLAYER SPOTLIGHT | EAGLE_03_ADAM

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another player spotlight for you and this time we'll be chatting to Adam from Eagle Eye Airsoft!


How long have you been playing Airsoft? What originally got you into it?

I have been playing airsoft for around 2 and a half years now, I used to play several years ago with local mates but came back to the sport in 2018!

What’s your playing style?
Fast, assaulter, getting stuck in wherever possible, not afraid to get amongst it



3. Are you a woodland player? CQB fan? Or do you like to mix it up?

I absolutely love a bit of CQB. Communication and working alongside my team works brilliantly at CQB sites. I also love to snipe at outdoor sites and have recently acquired a KMCS (Kicking Mustang Consealment System) ghillie suit which im going to be testing out at some point and building a leaf rig up too. I often mix it up, I enjoy both style of play equally.

What can we see you running on the field? (Favourite pieces of kit)

I often run my Tokyo Marui MK18 along with my Tokyo Marui Glock 22. I run in either Crye Multicam, Black or AOR1. Running either a Crye SPC or a TMC Micro Fighter Rig. FRV Tailoring Shooters Belt, Saloman Speedcross4 shoes, Team Wendy Exfil Helmet with Peltor XP’s. That would be my favourite set up.

What’s your most memorable event?
My most memorable moment would be the Rift Sim from 2019 at The Devils Pit. The whole of my team attended the event, small numbers, brilliantly run, great taskings & IC’s. The weather was really hot & had a lot of NVG time running as a squad, great sportsmanship all around and was a really good event.


Is there any advice you can give to other players out there?

Enjoy yourself. Buy what you want. Wear what you want. It’s all about sportsmanship & having a laugh! If you get into airsoft properly then you’ll find yourself spending a lot of money on airsoft kit & guns but it’s a hobby we all love.

Where can my readers find you on social media?

You can find me on Instagram at @Eagle_03_Adam

LOADOUT | MULTICAM TROPIC X MULTICAM

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! I hope you are all safe and well under the current circumstances, the UK is on lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 so there's no airsoft for us for a few weeks! I thought I'd take this time to give you the deets on some of my favourite airsoft loadouts, starting with my MultiCam Tropic X MultiCam loadout that I wore for Paintfest 2019!


For the BDU's I'm wearing the TMC Gen 3 Combat Shirt and a pair of the TMC Gen 3 Combat Trousers with Knee Pads both in MultiCam Tropic and in a small from Weapon762. TMC Sports Gear is a brand by a Hong Kong gear manufacturer so this means that the sizes can be a little on the small side (so always check the sizing chart before ordering your size). The small sizes are great for Airsofters with a small stature such as myself. 

The combat shirt has ripstop sleeves and quick witting, lightweight torso fabric which helps keep you cool and dry on hot game days. It also has a high zipped collar to keep slings and straps off your neck and a comfort panel on the inside so the zip doesn't irritate, it has a pocket with velcro on each side and a pen/eye pro holder. The shirt is comfortable to wear and has plenty of patch space.

With the trousers, you receive tan knee pads but I swapped mine out with a set of black knee pads that I had from a previous pair of trousers. One aspect I really like about these trousers in particular compared to other trousers with knee pads I've used is that the slightly stretchy material around the knees helps the knee pads sit in place a lot better. I also think it helps break up the camo a little. They have a multitude of cargo pockets on the front, sides and back to store essentials and feature an easy to use knee pad adjustment system in the thigh pockets. I really like how the trousers look and fit. 



As the Fireball Squadron site is dense woodland I decided to use one of my chest rigs for this loadout and decided on the Haley Strategic D3CR-X for review from Land Warrior Airsoft in  Dalkeith, Scotland.

The Haley Strategic Disruptive Environments Chest Rig X has been designed to improve comfort and storage capabilities for the operator whilst still working perfectly with the existing range of comprehensive D3CR accessories. The D3CR-X design means the Chest Rig has 4 rifle magazine pouches that accept both AR type magazines as well as AK 7.62 x39mm and 5.45 x 39 magazines! The 2 Multi-Mission pouches are also very much welcome - they are super useful, for tactical snacks, radios, small medkits etc. The 4 pistol mag pouches are versatile pouches that accept 1911, Glock, Sig, M&P, XD and other standard double or single stack pistol mags, as well as many other useful bits and bobs including handheld torches, multi-tools, and (the most useful for my own gameplay) 40mm grenades, and for me, that means my trusty TRMR impact grenade and a few Enola Gaye smoke grenades/flashbangs! The rig features an X harness for ultimate adjustability and a full Velcro front panel that allows the rig to be outfitted with accessories, as well as assist in the full contact connection with plate carriers. One of my favourite aspects about the chest rig is the full panel of Velcro because it allows me to easily swap the front panel from my Warrior Assault Systems Recon Plate Carrier out, for the D3CR-X panel really easily - just unclip the straps, rip off the panel, attach the panel and do up the clips and the jobs a good ‘un! This is particularly useful when I am switching between playing Skirmish and MilSim Ops as the gameplay is so different a different loadout is needed.


For my battle belt, I'm using the MultiCam FRV Tailoring Cobra Shooters Belt. It is a low profile, lightweight and affordable alternative to some of the pricier shooters belts on the market. It has an inner belt made of one layer of webbing with Velcro hook on the outside which you feed through your trouser belt loops as you would any normal belt, then you place your outer belt with all your pouches, holsters etc attached over the inner belt and fasten it with the cobra buckle. The belt is 50mm/2" wide and has 18 columns of molle. The molle loops run along the top and bottom of the outer belt and they're compatible with any molle pouches and holsters. The outer belt has a double layer of webbing to give it that rigidity and a cobra buckle that is rated up to 4000 lbs. What I love about this belt is it sits quite high up on my hips so it doesn’t bruise me or get uncomfortable even when there’s a fair bit of weight being carried, and I can have all my pouches/holsters etc set up on the belt without needing to take them off when the belt is removed.

I like my belt kit to be lightweight and functional so it’s all about the essentials, as I don’t want to be swapping holsters constantly I opted for a Warrior Assault Systems Universal Holster in MultiCam, which is one of the best holsters that I’ve used to date. What I really like about this holster and the reason why I always come back to it, Is because it fits every pistol I currently own, securely! The adjustment system is easy to use, and the pistol is held in place by a trigger locking system. To release the pistol you simply push in the release and pull the pistol, and to lock the pistol into the holster you just push it back in. To carry pyro and empty magazines I have a Warrior Assault Systems Gen 1 Dump Pouch, just something simple to keep anything that doesn’t have a dedicated pouch.

To keep my pistols mags safe during a game, I opted for 2 of the Nuprol Open Mag Pistol pouches in their own variant of MC. They are elasticated pouches which can be tightened/loosened to fit various mags and also 40mm flashbangs/smoke grenades etc if you don’t have any pistol mags to keep a hold of. I’ve had these for around 4 years and have used them for various uses and they just keep on giving.

Last up in my MultiCam belt set-up we have 2 of the Grey Ghost Gear 40mm pouches in MultiCam. Now, these are exactly what they say on the tin – they are 40mm pouches that are suitable for flashbangs and smoke grenades of that diameter, they have a malice clip attachment which means they are fastened securely (although they do have a slight wiggle in them) and they have a clip to secure the pouch flap. They keep my grenades secure and the clip is easy to undo quickly even with gloves on.


For my helmet, I'm wearing the FMA Dark Earth Airframe with a MultiCam Airframe helmet cover.  This Crye style replica is made of a lightweight high-density polymer - perfect for protecting your noggin during BB wars. It has foam pads on the inside, is ventilated, has a headlock chain strap, side rail mounts and bungees for NVG stability. It doesn't come with an NVG shroud but has pre-drilled holes to add one.

On the back, I am running an FMA Mantra Strobe RED Type 1 which has both red light and a none visible IR emitter which comes in super handy for night ops with blue force and a generic counterweight pouch which I can fill to counteract the weight on the front of the helmet.

Last but not least - what every airsofter loves to adorn their kit with, patches! As the velcro on my airframe cover is pretty small, I decided to put my ranger eye patches to some good use! The patches I'm running here are to represent my USA boys - the Enola Gaye Ranger Eye by Who Shot First, the No. 39 Sqn Reaper ranger eye patch from @that_brit_pierce and the 'H8' ranger eye from @pnw_punk.



Photos thanks to Airsoft Project

GEAR | ONETIGRIS GRIFFIN AFPC!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and today we're looking at the GRIFFIN AFPC from OneTigris

After using the OneTigris collection of face protection over the last couple of years and being impressed with the comfort and quality, I started to wonder about the rest of their gear collection and how it compares. This is where the GRIFFIN AFPC Airsoft Vest comes in!


The GRIFFIN is one of the signature vests from OneTigris that is made from durable 500D Cordura and UTX buckles giving it dirt/water/abrasion resistance making it a perfect choice for airsoft. It offers quick-release, reinforced and padded shoulder strap functionality, detachable breathability padding, and it can also be used with chest rigs via the removable front MOLLE flap with 1” buckles. It weighs in at just 1.3kg making it a super lightweight piece of gear. It also has a 6.5” wide cummerbund to protect your sides and these have hidden hook and loop utility pockets.

There are four pieces of detachable breathability padding in the GRIFFIN for good airflow during gameplay. The design is completely adjustable to fit players of different sizes with adjustable shoulder straps (12”-17”) and adjustable upper waist sizes from 36” to 48”. It has 360 degrees MOLLE for all pouches etc. The GRIFFIN also has a 10” by 12” EVA plate included in the package. Another feature is that it has 3” by 6” patch panels at the front and back for airsofters beloved patches (it also comes with an OTG red PVC patch too!)



The GRIFFIN is easy to adjust so it didn’t take long to get it skirmish ready, once fully adjusted it does fit well. On the first use I did find the foam plates to be a little stiff and bulky but the more I’ve used the vest, the more they have softened with the heat of my body during play. I’ve found this with a lot of tactical vests and plate carriers that come with foam plates. One positive for the foam plates is that any hits to the carrier sound super distinct meaning its easier to hear when you’ve been shot if you didn’t feel it. The all-round MOLLE means it is a super versatile piece of kit and has plenty of room for any pouches needed. As I ran this with my belt kit, I just accessorised mine with a triple mag pouch. It is worth noting that if you have the VULTURE chest rig and TREX pack, it is also compatible with these!

One of the issues I found with my GRIFFIN AFPC, is that the front flap’s MultiCam pattern didn’t sit right with the rest of the pattern on the vest - almost as if it had been flipped. This, I suspect is because OTG is utilising all the fabric they possibly can for each vest - which makes sense as MC fabric is expensive. As the flap is detachable or covered with pouches its more of a non-issue. I’ve fed this back to OTG and they are aware of this.



At the moment, the GRIFFIN AFPC is only available in MultiCam. Which is a bit limiting in terms of loadout potential so I would love to see this vest in other colourways such as MultiCam Black, MultiCam Tropic and Ranger Green. Offering this plate carrier in more colourways would definitely make it more appealing to airsofters. It retails for $121.99 which is around £97 at the current exchange rate (be aware this could have changed by the time this has gone to print). The price is on par with other brands of the same quality.

Overall, I think 1TG have done a really great job with the GRIFFIN plate carrier - despite the design flaw in the removable flap, but like I said it is removable and you can cover it with pouches so it isn’t a big issue. The size allows for adjustment so it is inclusive, it is versatile and can be used with other 1TG products such as the VULTURE (it could also possibly be used with other brands but I’ve not had the chance to try it yet). It is also lightweight and comfortable without sacrificing quality. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this come out in other colours too! Keep up the great work 1TG!

6MM ACTUAL | MARCH 2020!

Hey ladies and gents!

Welcome back to the blog! Sorry it's been a bit quiet on the post front, as many of you know, Enforcetac 2020 and IWA 2020 were due to be held in Nuremberg last week so I was hella busy preparing for the shows but, due to the escalating threat of COVID19, they were postponed.

On the 1st March, another issue of 6MM ACTUAL went live! 6MM ACTUAL is where 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 March issue, we have a review on the Viper Tactical Mesh Tech Armour Top, the Specna Arms SA-G11, an event report on Desertfox Events: Battle for Lost Angeles 2020 and a piece on the new EPM1 from PTS Syndicate! 


ACCESSORIES | EPM1 PTS SYNDICATE

Hey everyone! And welcome back to the blog!

Today I have another review for you and in this post, we’ll be looking at the EPM1 from PTS Syndicate! At SHOT Show 2019 PTS announced the next generation in the EPM magazine range - a 250 round mid-cap and the internet quickly lost its collective shit! Some were happy their favourite magazines would be able to hold even more ammo and some were hella offended at the concept that it was a mid-cap with such a high capacity. I’ve been testing this new mag since December last year and now it’s finally released, it’s time to tell you my thoughts!


The new PTS Enhanced Polymer Magazine 1, or EPM1 for short, is the newest Mid-capacity Polymer Magazine for AEGs. Like the original EPM, it has a Dupont Zytel Polymer shell, with recessed panels for better grip, and unique magazine well guides that reduce snagging when the magazine is drawn from and reinserted into pouches. 

However, unlike the EPM it doesn’t have a bullet window with the fake 556 rounds. Instead, it has an orange ammo counter that helps users know when the mag needs reloading. When the magazine is fully loaded, the orange ammo counter is at the very top of the window, and when the mag is empty it will be at the bottom of the window. What’s great about this is, you can just pick up a mag and immediately know how much ammo is in it.


What also sets it apart from the original EPM, is how much ammo it can hold. Its predecessor had an ammo limit of 120 rounds, the new EPM1 holds an enormous 250 rds! This did get some mixed reactions, my own personal reaction was ‘250 rds AND NO RATTLING HIGH CAP YASSSS’ because if I’m honest, using a tactical bitch maraca isn’t my jam. But understandably there were a few grumbles about it not being a ‘true mid-cap’ because of the capacity but, as it still has a spring under tension rather than a reservoir of BBs that needs to be wound on, it technically works like a mid-cap.

Aesthetically I like the new design, it’s sleek and it still has the recessed panels that promote grip and the slightly over-moulded base plate that acts as a stabiliser by allowing the end-user to rest the gun on any flat surface and have more surface contact for better traction and greater stability. I’m not even mad about the lack of fake 556 rounds.


How do they perform though? As expected, they perform just as well as the original EPMs and the BB counter is really helpful, flipping the rifle on its side and immediately knowing how many BBs is in the mag is awesome. The capacity is also a win in my books. 

Nice one PTS!

Photography thanks to Frostwolf Airsoft
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