SET-UP | MULTICAM BELT SET-UP!

Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Following on from my Ranger Green belt set-up, today we have my MultiCam belt set-up.

Like my RG set-up, the base of this set-up is a TMC 1.75" Tactical Belt in MultiCam (that has black accent Molle). This belt has a Cobra buckle - not rated like the AustriAlpin buckles are, but it is more than durable enough for airsoft. It has an inner belt that is included that is loop velcro (the soft Velcro) that goes through your belt loops. The outer MOLLE belt that is lined with Hook Velcro (the rough Velcro) attaches onto the inner belt - the benefit of this is you can load your belt up with your pouches and holster without needing to take them off every time you can take the belt off/put it on. I purchased my belt from eBay, you can check it out here.


As I use this belt with a variety of different pistols, for my holster, I have my trusty Warrior Assault Systems Universal Holster (which I think I purchased from UK Tactical alllllll the way back in 2015). This holster has held up really well over the years and has accommodated most of the pistols I've used in that time. It's really easy to adjust. You simply adjust it by way of a velcro closure - pull it open, place the pistol in the holster, tighten and it's good to go! The pistol is secured by the molded composite internal housing and is released by pressing the push down thumb release. The main attraction of this holster is its capability of accepting a wide variety of pistols - it won't accept anything too large like a Desert Eagle so that's something to take into consideration . My pistols sit securely in the holster with no wobble or rattle and there's no chance of an accidental discharge. The thumb release is quite snappy and allows for a quick draw. Whilst this can be used with a mock suppressor or a tracer unit, it won't accept a pistol with a torch on it so be sure to remove them before use.

Next, up in the set-up, we have 2 Esstac KYWI 9mm pistol mag pouches in MultiCam. These are simple mag pouches made from double layer 1000D Cordura that have a polymer insert that makes mags easy to pop in and out, and helps with retention. These are a new bit of kit for me ( purchased during our many national lockdowns) and I'm impressed with the quality! They attach using malice clips, which are included. I purchased mine from Tactical Kit, here.

Next up is a Blue Force Gear Frag pouch (old style), which is also made from 1000D Cordura, Molle compatible and has a clip closure so the grenade is stored securely and quietly until it is ready to be used. This pouch is perfect for the EG67 clay frag grenades. It is discontinued as it is the old style but I found it is still available from this retailer here.


Moving on, we have the Deadly Customs Baofeng UV5R Radio Kydex Holster. This Kydex radio holder fits the Baofeng UV5R perfectly and allows you to set it and simply leave it without worrying that you'll accidentally press a button that you didn't mean to.


Lastly, I have 2 of the 40mm Grenade Holsters from Deadly Customs, in black. The 40mm Grenade Holsters from DC are a super simple Kydex carrying system that has been designed specifically for airsoft impacts that is compatible with any MOLLE system. Although there’s really not a great deal to talk about in terms of features as they are a super simple bit of kit – just moulded thermoplastic with an attachment system, this simply means there’s less to go wrong. One of the main selling points of Kydex carriers is that they are really lightweight so are perfect for low drag loadouts.


They can be attached to a plate carrier or belt with either a malice clip or combat loop (which are compatible with any MOLLE system) that you select at the point of ordering. For all of my 40mm grenade holsters from DC I have opted for the malice clip (out of habit mostly). I like the malice clips because they’re easy to attach/detach when needs be and they’re also secure. Although you can attach them to any MOLLE system, I prefer to have mine on my belt set-up. The holsters allow them to be within easy reach so the deployment of them is smooth when needs be. They’re also easy to reindex.
The 40mm grenade holster from Deadly Customs fits all of the following: all versions of the Tectonic Innovations Quake Grenades, the Tectonic Innovations Neutron, TRMR, Alphatec Grenades, Pulse Armament B1 Grenades, EG WP40 Smoke Grenades, TAG Rounds and the Oshiboom Grenades (however as the Oshibooms are a little smaller than the other 40mm grenades on this list Deadly Customs recommends a few wraps of tape around the grenade to make it fit more securely). Read my full review here.

SET-UP | RANGER GREEN BELT SET-UP!

Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Well, in England Airsoft is beginning to resume - some local councils allowed sites to run last weekend but for the most part, it will resume after today, April 12th when the next set of lockdown restrictions lift and none essential retail/personal care/gyms and dance studios open! I cannot tell you how excited I am to play my first game back on the 17th! During the national lockdowns I have been upgrading and updating my kit, so I thought new belt set-up blogs were in order.


Today we're going to look at my Ranger Green belt set-up that I use for CQB. I've recently replaced all of my old shooters belts, and for this new set-up, I opted for a TMC 1.75" Tactical Belt in Ranger Green. This belt has a Cobra buckle - not rated like the AustriAlpin buckles are, but it is more than durable enough for airsoft. It has an inner belt that is included that is loop velcro (the soft Velcro) that goes through your belt loops. The outer MOLLE belt that is lined with Hook Velcro (the rough Velcro) attaches onto the inner belt - the benefit of this is you can load your belt up with your pouches and holster without needing to take them off every time you can take the belt off/put it on. I purchased my belt from eBay, you can check it out here.


As this is a CQB set-up I've kept it super slick and simple. To hold my sidearm, I have a Deadly Customs DC4 Kydex Holster. My DC4 from Deadly Customs is moulded around an Olight Valkyrie PL-2 torch which means most pistols can fit in the holster securely as long as they have a PL-2 torch attached to them. You can adjust the fit of the holster by adjusting the screws on the side of the holster. It's really useful to have when I want to swap out my sidearm for the day. To attach it to the belt I've mounted it on a Safariland QLS on a Low Rider with a thigh strap. I got my Safariland hardware from a company in the Netherlands called Kydex Holster NLD.

Next up in the set-up, we have 2 Esstac KYWI 9mm pistol mag pouches in Ranger Green. These are simple mag pouches made from double layer 1000D Cordura that have a polymer insert that makes mags easy to pop in and out, and helps with retention. These are a new bit of kit for me ( purchased during our many national lockdowns) and I'm impressed with the quality! They attach using malice clips, which are included. I purchased mine from Tactical Kit, here.


Lastly, I have 2 of the 40mm Grenade Holsters from Deadly Customs, in the 'Deadly Cus-Tom' print. The 40mm Grenade Holsters from DC are a super simple Kydex carrying system that has been designed specifically for airsoft impacts that is compatible with any MOLLE system. Although there’s really not a great deal to talk about in terms of features as they are a super simple bit of kit – just moulded thermoplastic with an attachment system, this simply means there’s less to go wrong. One of the main selling points of Kydex carriers is that they are really lightweight so are perfect for low drag loadouts. 

They can be attached to a plate carrier or belt with either a malice clip or combat loop (which are compatible with any MOLLE system) that you select at the point of ordering. For all of my 40mm grenade holsters from DC I have opted for the malice clip (out of habit mostly). I like the malice clips because they’re easy to attach/detach when needs be and they’re also secure. Although you can attach them to any MOLLE system, I prefer to have mine on my belt set-up. The holsters allow them to be within easy reach so the deployment of them is smooth when needs be. They’re also easy to reindex.
The 40mm grenade holster from Deadly Customs fits all of the following: all versions of the Tectonic Innovations Quake Grenades, the Tectonic Innovations Neutron, TRMR, Alphatec Grenades, Pulse Armament B1 Grenades, EG WP40 Smoke Grenades, TAG Rounds and the Oshiboom Grenades (however as the Oshibooms are a little smaller than the other 40mm grenades on this list Deadly Customs recommends a few wraps of tape around the grenade to make it fit more securely). Read my full review here.

PISTOLS | G&G ARMAMENT PIRAHNA SL SILVER!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! I’m back with another review and in this one, we’ll be looking at the G&G Armament Piranha MK I’s longer counterpart, the G&G Pirahna SL, also from Extreme Airsoft! Both the Piranha MK1 and the Pirahna SL are in-house pistol designs, built and made by G&G that feature their new Gas System to increase gas efficiency. I recently reviewed the MK1 and whilst they are internally very similar, I wanted to chat about the differences in appearance! 


As always, let’s chat about the build first and foremost - the SL also has a full alloy slide that is ported, but the SL’s ported slide reveals a silver fluted outer barrel that sits on top of the polymer frame. The slide is also longer. Like the MK1, its frame also has a wide trigger guard and a textured pistol grip to make it more comfortable for the end-user and on this variant, there is also (albeit a longer) lower front rail that can be used for attachments such as torches or lasers. It still features the split slide design, where only the rear half of the slide moves backwards so less force is required to cycle the pistol as the weight of the moving parts has been heavily reduced. Other features include a large magazine release, an ambidextrous slide release and a trigger lock push-button safety on the trigger itself. Out of the two pistols, aesthetically I do prefer the SL - as I like the longer slide. The colour scheme of the pistol is really eye-catching - black with silver accents and silver fluted outer barrel. The markings on the pistol, from the G&G logo to the laser-etched (I think) Pirahna branding on the pistol grip makes this pistol a very good looking secondary. 



Internally, it is the same as the MK 1 - it features an advanced hop-up system that is part of G&G Armament's new gas system. The hop-up unit and the inner barrel are an all one drop in unit and you can adjust the hop-up without having to split the pistol - instead, it’s adjusted from the front of the pistol. Simply pop the hop-up adjustment tool (which is included in the case) down the barrel and twist. It has a positive click so you’ll know it has securely locked into place. To improve gas efficiency, it has G&G’s new Ceramic Whirl Valve - in a nutshell, this means that less gas is wasted and more is transferred to the BB! 

Additional features of the Pirahna include a threaded outer barrel which gives you the option of running mock suppressors and tracer units. The outer barrel is also locked into place to reduce slide and trigger wobble increasing the accuracy of your shots. 



So what is included in the box? The Pirahna SL comes in a pistol carry case and in the case along with a 24rnd Green Gas Magazine, a 20 rnd decorative magazine (which has fake bullets in to really look the part), a transparent speed loader, and the Hop-Up 'Rip Round' adjustment tool can be found. 

Like the MK1, the SL feels nice in your hand - it sits comfortably and feels ‘grippy’ thanks to the textured pistol grip. The 24 rnd gas mag when inserted gives it a good weight and this is also the case with the 20 rnd mag too however with this one inserted, it looks more balanced. Whichever mag you use, the weight feels evenly distributed. The split ported slide makes this pistol look really quite spicy. 

In terms of performance, the mags are easy to load with a speedloader and easy to gas up. I won’t be able to put this through a skirmish until May at the earliest so I also tested this on the speed course at Extreme Airsoft to get a feel of what it’s like to run with. The split slide design allows the pistol to cycle quicker so I did get to shoot more rounds in a shorter time frame and the mags (both the decorative and regular 24 rnd mag) for the SL did seem to perform better on a cold day when I tried them than the MK1 did, however, I’m not a huge fan of the decorative magazine simply because it’s a lot longer yet doesn’t have as many shots? Surely a longer extended looking mag should have MORE shots. It looks cool for sure, but I prefer having more shots, especially during a skirmish. 

The G&G Armament Pirahna SL retails at Extreme Airsoft for £219.99 and with my code ‘femmefatale’ you can grab 5% off! 

Kydex Holsters for the Pirahna range of G&G pistols are available from Deadly Customs (Use code ‘femmefatale’ for 10% off!) 

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft 







GUNS | G&G ARMAMENT PIRAHNA SILVER MK I!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’re looking at the G&G Armament Piranha MK I from Extreme Airsoft! The G&G Piranha MK1 is an in-house pistol design, built and made by G&G that features their new Gas System to increase gas efficiency meaning you get more shots, quicker, or is that just the hype? 


Let’s first talk about the build - it has a full alloy slide that is ported to reveal a silver outer barrel that sits on a polymer frame. The frame features a wide trigger guard and a textured pistol grip for additional end-user comfort. There is also a front lower pistol rail that is perfect for a torch or laser. One of the Pirahna’s most notable features is the split slide design, in which only the rear half of the slide moves backwards so less force is required to cycle the pistol as the weight of the moving parts has been heavily reduced. It also has a large magazine release, an ambidextrous slide release and a trigger lock push-button safety on the trigger itself. The colour scheme of the pistol is quite aesthetically pleasing - mostly black with silver accents and the markings on the pistol, from the G&G logo to the laser-etched (I think) Pirahna branding on the pistol grip makes this pistol a very good looking secondary.


Internally, the pistol features an advanced hop-up system that is part of G&G Armament's new gas system. The hop-up unit and the inner barrel are an all one drop in unit and what I particularly like about the Pirahna is that hop-up can be adjusted without having to split the pistol - instead it’s adjusted from the front of the pistol. Simply pop the hop-up adjustment tool (which is included in the case) down the barrel and twist. It has a positive click so you’ll know it has securely locked into place. To improve gas efficiency, it has G&G’s new Ceramic Whirl Valve - in a nutshell, this means that less gas is wasted and more is transferred to the BB!


Additional features of the Pirahna include a threaded outer barrel which gives you the option of running mock suppressors and tracer units. The outer barrel is also locked into place to reduce slide and trigger wobble increasing the accuracy of your shots.

So what is included in the box? Unlike other pistols on the market, this doesn’t come in a standard cardboard box, it comes in a pistol carry case which is a really nice touch. In the case, you get the Piranha MK I Gas Blowback Pistol a 24rn Green Gas Magazine, a transparent speed loader, and the Hop-Up 'Rip Round' adjustment tool.

Immediately on getting the Pirahna MK I out of the box, it feels nice in your hand - the textured pistol grip sits comfortably and feels ‘grippy’. When the mag is inserted, the Pirahna has a good weight to it and the weight is evenly distributed. I like the split slide design and the ported slide looks *chef’s kiss*. 


But how is it to use? Well, the mags are easy to load with the included speedloader and easy to gas up. As we aren’t skirmishing at the moment (the date is approaching though!) I haven’t taken this out into a game yet but I did give it a thorough run-through on the target range at the Department CQB in Croft. The split slide design allows the pistol to cycle quicker so I did get to shoot in very quick succession which was awesome. When the mags were cold, and it was a pretty cold day when I tested it, I didn’t see any improvement in gas usage but when the mags were warmed up to body temp the gas did last longer before needing to re-gas. I think in this respect it will be more gas efficient in warmer weather. Compared to other pistols I’ve used, the Pirahna doesn’t feel as sturdy, but I can’t put my finger on why. I think this could possibly be because I’m used to using chunky pistols like Glocks and the Pirahna is a more slender, sophisticated shape. Overall I think it’s a nice, clean design from G&G and a perfect option for fast-paced CQB.

As for price, it retails at £149.99 at Extreme Airsoft here and you can save 5% with my code 'femmefatale' at checkout!

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft

GEAR | FAST CHEST RIG II PLUS FROM GUNFIRE.COM!

Hi friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another first impression for you in collaboration with gunfire.com and in this blog post, we’ll be looking at the Fast Chest Rig II PLUS by Primal Gear! 


The Fast Chest Rig II PLUS is a Chest Rig that has been constructed from Cordura fabric to provide a durable and comfortable method of carrying for airsofters that features three open AR15 / AK pouches with (one of my favourite features of the rig) integrated polymer inserts to stabilise the pouches. On the sides of the rig, there are two single pouches for pistol magazines or essentials such as a multitool/flashlight and the front pouch opens up to reveal an organiser inside. The front pouch also has a hook and loop panel so users can attach patches. The PLUS version of the rig features an additional pouch as well - a dangler that has a removable organiser perfect for cylindrical items such as batteries or shotgun shells. This pouch is removable and can be attached to this or another vest using the hook and loop fastener. 


The rig has completely adjustable crossover straps - and are easy to adjust. What I find with some chest rigs that aim to be ‘completely adjustable’ is that they don’t really adjust small enough for women and younger players. In my experience with the Fast Chest Rig II PLUS, this isn’t the case - it adjusted small enough for me to wear it comfortably over my UBAC (for reference I’m 5”4 and wear a UK size 8/10). The adjustability of the rig also means that during cold weather I could also wear it comfortably over a hoodie or softshell. It sits nicely on my chest and protects my abdominal region, the dangler pouch also helps protect the top portion of my pelvic area. As it’s a chest rig it doesn’t offer much protection for your back so I wouldn’t wear the rig as is for CQB, but the back of the vest has hook and loop velcro so it can be attached to a plate carrier. This is definitely how I would wear it for CQB, and is a nice little feature that increases the usability of the rig. 

The retention of the pouches is fantastic and the polymer inserts mean it is easy to reindex magazines if you don’t have a dump pouch - with other chest rigs I own I’ve had to purchase these inserts separately so I think it’s great value that these are included. The pistol mag pouches also have great retention and as I mentioned earlier are versatile in what they can carry! The front pouch and dangler pouches both have ample storage space. The front pouch is flatter so I think this would be perfect for storing documents, intel and other flat items such as packs of primers, whilst the dangler pouch expands a little more - I would potentially use this for any med supplies or more bulky items! 





Are there any changes/improvements I would make to the vest? Although I haven’t had a chance to use this in a game yet, yes - I do see one improvement I would make, as with everything there is always something that can be improved on a product. I would love to see this rig have open pistol mag pouches with the same polymer inserts - whilst it is great the current pouches can fit a variety of kit like torches and multitools, I’m not a fan of paracord. 

The rig is available from the Gunfire website (here) in MultiCam, Grey, Olive, Tan/Coyote and Black. The rig is currently on sale, with the MultiCam version that I have priced at €47,10 (which is around £40 at the current exchange rate).

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