GUNS | KRYTAC ALPINE KRISS VECTOR

Hey everyone! 

Welcome back to the blog! Back in 2017, I reviewed the highly anticipated KRISS Vector AEG shortly before its release and now, 3 years on, I’m reviewing the limited edition Alpine KRISS Vector which is the latest variant of the popular airsoft gun. Although there are a lot of similarities between the Alpine KV and the original KV, there are some stark differences - let’s get down to the review! 


First, let’s talk through the externals, so the Alpine Vector has a polymer one-piece upper with an integrated stock adapter that has all the KRISS/Krytac/Vector markings. It has a full-length metal top rail suitable for any sights/scopes and a Vector MK5 Modular Rail that has 5 rail slot segments, an extended battery cap (one of the things I like so much about this KV) and an Extended outer barrel. The Alpine comes with the Defiance style 14mm CCW flash hider that is found on the Krytac Trident series and the Defiance flip-up sights, which have a dual aperture on the rear sight which makes them perfect for long-range and CQB shooting. Moving along to the stock, the Alpine has a full 6-point polymer stock that has 3 sling points including a QD. 


The bolt release, like the other KV’s is cosmetic but it does have a functioning bolt that opens the hop-up chamber, although there’s no need to use the bolt as you can just open the door yourself and it stays open which makes changing the numbered, rotary style hop-up super quick and easy. It has semi, two-round burst and full auto firing modes on an ambidextrous selector and an ambidextrous safety switch – the safety switch prevents the trigger being pulled and also disconnects the battery and releases the spring to take the stress off the internals when on safe. 




Moving onto the internals. We’ll start with the pistol grip where the battery is housed – this has been updated from a Mini Tamiya connection to a T-plug or Deans connector (which offers a much more reliable connection). The metal plate on the bottom near the pistol grip reveals the spring guide for a quick change spring (no tools are needed). It has a KRISS Vector Gen II pivoting trigger, an 8mm VECTOR gearbox, and an integrated KRYTAC FET system as well as an electronic trigger. 

When I chrono’d the Alpine it was pretty consistent at 337 FPS on 0.2g BBs with a ROF of 24. It chrono’s within legal limits but how does it perform and is it any different to the original KVs? Once the hop-up is set the range is on par with the original KV (which I was pleasantly surprised with, in 2017 with it being such a compact gun). The trigger response is improved and the ROF is higher so this is even more fun on full-auto. 

In regards to aesthetics, I am absolutely in love with how the Alpine - I think it’s a huge improvement on the original KV thanks to the 6-point stock and the MK5 Modular Rail. The extended battery cap adds an extra little something-something and I’m here for it! 

Is there anything I think could be improved? Honestly? No. I think all the things I wanted to be improved on the original Vector have been implemented on this model. The new stock makes it easier to shoulder, and the new modular rail means you can add more attachments. I would love to see this shape of Vector in the black and black/tan colourways because whilst the colour is cool AF - it is hard to keep clean and stands out like a sore thumb but is great for a Princess Leia or Stormtrooper cosplay!

The Le Alpine Vector retails for £579.99 from Extreme Airsoft which is pricier than the original KRISS Vector but it is a limited edition. Use code 'femmefatale' for 5% off!

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FACE PROTECTION | DIVISION SIX X ONETIGRIS T'FARGE COMFORT MASK!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! You may have seen from my social media that I’ve once again teamed up with OneTigris to bring you some more content on their gear. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the brand, OTG was established in 2014 and they are a China-based gear manufacturer who manufactures outdoor, airsoft, EDC and K9 kit that’s great quality and is affordable. 

I first became aware of OTG in 2017 when they released the 4.5” Tactical Foldable Half Face Mask - they were one of the first companies to manufacture face protection specifically for women, teenagers and Asian players. The original design for this mask was 6” from the bridge of the nose to the tip of the chin - for the women’s version they shaved 1.5” off to make the mask more comfortable for players with a smaller face. This mask became my ‘go-to’ face protection purely because it was so comfortable and fit well. 

Then they released the Small T’Farge Comfort Mask with the gas seal in 2019 as OTG secured the license to make their version of the T’Farge Comfort Mask by Division SIX. Division SIX is a one-man band from the UK who designs and makes face protection for airsoft. Nikira’s designs are unique and developed through his own experiences with face protection. Each of his masks are made by hand but with this comes a higher price tag. This is where OTG come in, by taking on the license for this mask they have made the mask more accessible for the player. The OTG licensed Division SIX T’Farge Comfort Mask is a half-face mask that has padded sides and a TPU polymer bridge to protect the nose. It isn’t exactly the same as the Division SIX mask as it has slight modifications including thicker padding on the sides and it’s also smaller to cater to Asian, female and teenage players. OTG claim it offers a better fit and an excellent fog-free airsoft. 

Fast forward to 2020 (what a year it’s been) and they’ve released the 6.2” T’Farge Comfort Mask which is also licensed by Division SIX and is closer to the original mask! Over the last month or so I’ve been wearing this mask for my post-lockdown airsoft games and here’s my review! 


The fabric it’s made of is the same as the 2019 version of the mask and is 1000D nylon (for the black and green versions) and 500D Cordura (for the MultiCam version) and this is for durability as it offers great dirt, water and abrasion resistance. On the inside of the fabric is the padded mesh breathability lining for player comfort. What makes it different however to the 2019 mask is that this layer of padded mesh is much thinner and more akin to the original Division SIX mask. 

The TPU material that covers the bridge of the nose has been tested to 380 FPS which is more than enough for UK limits. The cut-outs allow for breathability. It has adjustable double head straps for comfort and to prevent the mask from slipping while in use. It’s also a super light-weight piece of kit, weighing in at only 90g and it folds up small so it doesn’t take up a lot of space in your gear bag and is easy to carry around. 


So, how does it fit? This is the standard size which means it is the 6” version of the mask. The mask is easy to adjust to your face using the straps and also comes with helmet attachments. The 6” version isn’t as good a fit for me as the 4.5” inch mask but it’s not uncomfortable - it’s just a bit longer on the chin for me so when I lower my head it does press against my neck enough for me to be aware of it. If you’re a male player, this would definitely be a great fit for you. If you’re a teenager or female player, this mask here will be a more snug fit for you as the 2019 version is no longer available. 

In terms of fogging, because this isn’t a perfect fit for MY face and doesn’t have the seal like the 2019 mask I did have some fogging issues whilst I was playing. These were quickly solved with some Revision anti-fog, I think if the mask fit your face more snugly, this would be less of an issue but it isn’t one that anti-fog can’t fix. 

The 6.2" T'Farge Comfort Mask is available from the OTG website in Multicam, Multicam Black, Black, OD and Tan. Prices start at $23.98 (which is around £19 at the current exchange rate). 

Overall, I think 6" T'Farge Comfort Mask from One Tigris is an affordable, well-made and comfortable face mask that has a great look to it but it’s not quite the right fit if you are a female player that’s on the smaller side. This design of the mask, in particular, would be really well suited to male players. 

Use code ‘femmefatale’ at onetigris.com to save 10%!

Post sponsored by OneTigris.

GUNS | UMAREX/VFC GLOCK 42

Hey guys!

Welcome back to the blog, today I have another review for you and in this one, we’ll be looking at the GLOCK 42 replica - the licensed replica by Umarex/VFC from Extreme Airsoft.

The GLOCK 42, also known as the ‘baby GLOCK’ is a pocket-sized pistol - this is a licensed replica (we all know the story behind that being a prominent word in the review ha) manufactured by VFC. It’s a replica of the smallest model currently made by GLOCK. When I first saw this pistol, one thing came to my mind - conceal carry. This tiny pocket rocket is a perfect back up pistol that can be stored pretty much anywhere from a custom Kydex CC holster, to your pocket or even your sock. I got this from Extreme Airsoft ready for Gangsta City in September.



The lower is made from polymer and has the signature GLOCK trade, the slide is made from metal and has all the trades from the GLOCK logo to the calibre. The box that it comes in has all the GLOCK branding (which looks good!), inside it has the 42 itself wrapped in plastic, a couple of instruction manuals (in various languages) and if you lift the flap, the mag is hiding just underneath. Without the mag inserted the pistol weighs just a tiny 387g so it is dinky when the mag is inserted however the pistol has a really good weight to it, the mag is super small though as expected so it does only hold 13 rounds. It’s worth recognising that this pistol wasn’t designed for long engagements but as a ‘last resort’ defence. 

As it is a small pistol it fits nicely into my hands. I can get a comfortable, secure grip - the textured surface also compliments this. As odd as it sounds, the size is a massive ‘cute’ factor for me! It’s super dinky and can fit anywhere which would be great if you were to get captured at a Milsim or battles event!




When I chrono’d the 42, it was quite consistent and was averaging around 320 FPS (which is almost 1 Joule). 320 is a perfect FPS to be used at CQB sites up and down the UK as our limits are 350FPS at almost all sites. It’s powered by gas so has a nice bit of blowback, as it’s really hot in the UK at the moment I’ve been using Nuprol green gas which has been working well, during the winter because of the metal slide I’ll swap to red gas to give it a bit more of a kick and to ensure the slide cycles properly. It does have an adjustable hop-up which can be found when the slide is removed. Like it’s real-life counterpart, it dissembles pretty easily which is a plus for adjusting the hop but also for maintenance.


From Extreme Airsoft the Umarex/VFC GLOCK 42 is £145.

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STORE | EXTREME AIRSOFT UK!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have something a little different for you, and it's a post we've not done in a while - a shop walk around. Last week I visited Extreme Airsoft in Croft, near Leicester to catch up with the team and see how the shop/site has developed since I last visited in 2017!

From my home in Derbyshire, it takes me around 35-40 minutes to get to Extreme Airsoft. The first time I visited the postcode on the website did take me to a nearby Quarry but if you carry on going past the Quarry and take the next right you will go down a street with houses and eventually the entrance to Winston Avenue, Extreme is at the end. There is a small carpark onsite but if that is full there is a bigger car park 100m away (this car park now closes at 9pm so be sure not to be in there after!). There are signs for both Extreme and the Department on the building so it is well signposted.

Upon arrival, there is a small reception (atm only one person can be in here at a time due to social distancing) where you will be asked to sanitise/wash your hands and wear a mask (it's required in England to wear face coverings in stores) and then you'll be allowed into the store. Currently only 2 customers and one member of staff are allowed in the shop area.

Once you're through the reception door, straight on leads you into the safe zone/game zone of the Department CQB (the onsite CQB arena) and if you go left you'll see the entrance to the shop. As you walk in there is a table with hand sanitiser. 

On the left hand wall and the back wall are full of pistols from brands such as Tokyo Marui, Armourer Works, WE Airsoft, Raven, VFC and many more. Due to the current situation it is really important you ask Staff before handling any of the display guns and sanitise/wear gloves to keep other customers and the staff safe.


VFC Glock 17




Extreme also stocks the full colour range of the Tectonic Innovation Blank Firing Grenades (you can watch my first impressions video here and my written review here) and also stocks a range of the Airsoft Innovations products including the Cyclone grenade.



The store also stocks all the consumables you'd need on a game day including gas, BBs and pyro.


And they stock a range of eye protection and face protection from brands such as Nuprol and Dye.


Past the gun bags on the wall you walk into what can only be described as an airsofters version to a 'pleasure room' (I actually laughed at my own joke so I hope you enjoyed it as much as me). On every surface there are airsoft guns! From snipers from Ares, AEGs from brands such as KWA, Krytac, Ares, BOLT, Valken, VFC, Tokyo Marui, G&G Armament, Nuprol, Specna Arms, LCT, E&L and many more. This room has pretty much everything you could ask for, and if it doesn't they can probably get it in for you. The variety of airsoft guns Extreme has is comprehensive.



The staff at Extreme Airsoft are also really helpful — nothing is too much trouble and the customer service is second to none from what I have seen whilst in the store.

THE NEW QUAKE 8 FROM TECTONIC INNOVATIONS!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Recently I partnered with Tectonic Innovations and their new blank firing grenade - the Quake 8


The Quake 8 from Tectonic Innovations is a new 7 shot blank firing grenade that’s made from CNC’d stainless steel that discharges .209 multipurpose primers. It has a safe position (so it doesn’t discharge when it shouldn’t - think when it’s being stored, or transported. No one needs a .209 going off in their kit bag!) And 7 firing positions. The way to prime/arm it is that you unscrew the base, load the primers up into the base, screw back on (pref so the firing pin is in the safe position) and then when you want to use it, twist the base to one of the firing positions and throw. When you retrieve your ‘nade you can simply put it back into safe and store it or move it to another firing position to use again. It’s super simple to operate and can be easily operated with gloves on. If you were wearing gloves and the ‘nade was wet I think the operation might be clumsy (but I would need to test this for sure to say that conclusively though)

What I think is a great feature/selling point of the Quake 8 is that all of the parts are replaceable, so if anything should ever go wrong with your ‘nade instead of replacing the entire unit (for £134.99) you can simply replace the part - this works out much cheaper for the end-user. The customer service at Tectonics is also great.


I tested my Quake 8 25 times at The Department CQB in Croft near Leicester which is a fully enclosed CQB arena, out of the 25 times, it only failed to detonate twice and I am pretty sure this is down to my own error as I didn’t throw it very hard all. By the end of the 25 throws, it was a bit scuffed - a couple of chips on the base and some scratches on the paint but it performed overall really well. It even went off on grass which was surprising! Although it isn’t designed to go off on grass it will go off if the ground is hard.


Now as I’ve said the Quake 8 retails for around £134.99, which a few have said in the comments of my posts/videos is a little expensive but to put it into perspective, the first-gen TRMR was £79.99 and only had one bang and the latest gen TRMR was £84.99 with an X4 base (which still only has one bang, but a tri-shot base could be purchased for an extra £30). I think keeping that in mind, £134.99, whilst a substantial outlay is good value for money. Over 100 throws (including the primers), it works out to just £1.44 per throw which is substantial outlay (I won’t deny that) but it is cheaper than paper pyro. Whilst it isn’t for every airsofters budget if you spend a lot on pyro and play plenty of CQB this is definitely something you should look into! Especially if you loved the TRMR.

It comes in a tonne of colours including red, blue, black, yellow, silver, purple, pink, green, light blue and grey. Tectonic Innovations have also released a new ‘zombie green’, ‘Fuschia pink’ and rose gold. Out of all the colours, the rose gold is my favourite! But it is a limited edition and only limited to 100.

You can watch my full video here:


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