GUNS | G&G SMC-9 PISTOL CARBINE KIT!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today, I have a first impressions review on the G&G SMC9 from Extreme Airsoft for you - unfortunately, because I’m not playing at the minute thanks to a national lockdown in England I haven’t had chance to run this for a game day yet but I’ve had a play around with it on the Attack Sense Target system so I feel like I can give you my first impressions of this pistol carbine kit from G&G Armament.


The G&G SMC9 is a pistol carbine kit that is unlike what we’ve seen in the past. If you’ve used a pistol carbine kit, you’ll know that they are usually a clamshell sort of design (where the kit wraps around a complete pistol) but what makes the SMC9 kit different is that G&G has engineered this kit to be the entire top slide of a pistol. It has all the working parts of a pistol slide and all you have to do is insert the lower of a GTP9 pistol and you’re good to go. You can purchase the kit with or without the GTP9 lower.

It features a 7'' MLOK handguard with a full-length top rail for attachments (including the flip-up iron sights that are included in the box), a 14mm CCW thread on the outer barrel (so you can attach accessories such as tracer units and mock suppressors), ambidextrous magazine and slide release, an ambidextrous charging handle, the ejection cover can be switched to either side, a locking side folding stock and it has sling mounts on both sides (making it truly compatible with both left and right-handed shooters). 



It also has the full features of GTP9 frame including textured grips and interchangeable backstraps which also house the hop adjuster, two-stage trigger safety and the frame splits from the lower with no tools necessary which makes it easy to maintain and to break down.


In the box, you get the SMC9 carbine kit, the GTP9 frame, a 50 round mag, a pistol speed loader and a cleaning rod. It comes split, but the kit is easy to put together thanks to the kits slide design.

So how is it to use? I used the SMC9 with Nuprol Red Gas on a chilly day in December and it chrono’d at a respectable 340 FPS (on average) which means it can be used at most sites in the UK - there was an issue with the first batch of these that entered the UK being too hot (they were made for the American market) but since that batch, they have been fine. It’s really lightweight and compact which means it is easy to manoeuvre. It is simple to use - simply fill the mag with BBs and gas, insert the mag, take the safety off, pull the charging handle back, release and off you go. It comes with an extended 50 round mag (but does also take the regular GTP9 mags) so it can hold a fair amount of ammo. This was perfect for target shooting but I think you would definitely need a mag or two if you were using the SMC9 in a CQB game. The range on the SMC9 is good but is definitely more suited to CQB than long-distance shooting.

What about aesthetics? I think the SMC9 looks fantastic, the MLOK rail and folding stock give it a futuristic look which I personally really like. The compensator/flash hider is also a nice addition to the look. The GTP9 grip is stippled on the sides so this not only gives added grip but also looks the part too. I think G&G have smashed it out of the park with the look of this carbine kit. I’m not a huge fan on how the kit looks when the stock is folded and locked in place.

The kit including the GTP9 lower is the retails for £247.99 and the kit without the GT9 lower is £199.99 from Extreme Airsoft. It’s available as is or two-tone if you don’t yet have a defence. At £247.99 it is more expensive than the clamshell carbine kits we are used to seeing but I think given the innovative design of the kit, the price is somewhat justified, however, I would love to see it at a cheaper price point because it is expensive. Cool AF, but still expensive. Use code 'femmefatale' for 5% off to soften the blow.

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2020 | FEMME FATALE'S FAVOURITE AIRSOFT GUNS 2020!

Hey friends!

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the blog and the first of our 2020 round-ups! 2020 was a bit of a shit show to say the least but today I'm looking back on the airsoft replicas I've enjoyed using the most over the last year. Disclaimer: these are just my personal favourites (yours probably will be different) that I have used in 2020 - meaning they more than likely aren't groundbreaking or the newest releases, simply the ones I've enjoyed using the most. Let me know your faves in the comments!


In the number 5 spot this year, the Umarex/VFC Glock 42. This licensed Glock 42 GBB is the perfect back-up pistol. It has a lower made from polymer that has the signature GLOCK trade. The slide is made from metal and has all the trades from the GLOCK logo to the calibre. 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 which is why it hasn't scored  higher on the list but it was a cool little pistol to conceal carry during a 24 hour MilSim event this year!

Read my full review here!


SPECNA ARMS SA-E20

Although I didn't get round to doing a review on the SA-E20 Edge by Specna Arms, this gun was a really fun AEG to use this year! Upon its release it was the latest in the Specna Arms EDGE range of rifles. Some of it's most notable features are the X-ASR MOSFET by GATE, the ESA™ Quick Spring Change System that doesn't need tools and the ORION gearbox - which are great internals for the models low price point! It has an MLOK rail system which I think looks great and the combination of polymer and metal means it feels sturdy and has a good weight to it!



A firm favourite from 2019, the GBLS DAS GDR-15 CQB AEG again makes the list, but taking the number 3 spot this year. The DAS is one of the most controversial airsoft replicas to hit the market because of its £1600 price tag. Why does it have this price tag though? It comes with a hefty price tag because of its most notable feature - the functioning Bolt Carrier Group which allows 100% realistic action from loading and charging to stoppage and reloading drills, making it a perfect training weapon. The cycling of the functioning Bolt Carrier Group generates the recoil and it genuinely is nothing like I’ve ever experienced with an AEG before which is why I keep coming back to this replica. The Bolt locks back when the magazine runs out of BBs and will fire upon hitting bolt release when a fresh mag is inserted. Inside the D.A.S is a WA style hop-up chamber, a steel-toothed bolt and at the very centre of the system is a proprietary gearbox. 

It also comes with a PTS EPS as standard.

Read my full review here!



In the number 2 spot this year, is the Alpine KRISS Vector from Krytac. The Krytac KRISS Vector has been a firm favourite of mine for years, and when the Alpine Vector was released I just HAD to get my hands on this SMG when they were restocked in the UK. It has pure white polymer upper with all the KRISS trades, a KRISS Vector Gen II pivoting trigger, an 8mm VECTOR gearbox, and an integrated KRYTAC FET system as well as an electronic trigger. It also features a deans or T-plug rather than a mini tamiya connection. I am absolutely in love with how the Alpine looks - the 6-point M4 style stock and the new MK5 Modular Rail are huge improvements on the original Vector. The extended battery cap that is included with the Alpine also adds an extra little something-something and I’m here for it! 

Read my full review here!



Taking the number 1 spot this year is the KWA RONIN TK45C! The TK45C has a full metal modular upper receiver, an integrated 6” keymod handguard, a PDW style stock and included in the box is a set of PTS Enhanced Flip-up Front and Rear Polymer Sights, all of which gives this AEG a futuristic look. It has the KWA VPS system which allows you to change the FPS easily and whilst it doesn't have a MOSFET as standard, it does have a cool cut-off feature that means the gun won't fire if the mag is empty, that makes it more realistic to play with and prevents dry fire damage. Although the TK45C is a relatively heavy AEG it is SO fun to use in CQB!

Read my full review here!





2020 GIFT GUIDE | CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR AIRSOFTERS!

Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Following on from the Stocking Fillers for Airsofters post I published last week, this week I'm looking at Christmas gifts for the airsofters in your life! Whether you have no idea about airsoft but your lady, fella, relative or teammate is into it and you need some guidance or if you're an airsofter yourself and you just need some ideas for a gift they'd love, there's something on this list for every budget!





The Large Rifle Case from Nuprol is a hard rifle case that features 4 latches to keep the case shut, a carry handle, wheels on one end and a handle on the other for easy transportation and 
2 padlock holes on front edge for when you need to securely lock the case for international travel. This version has pick and pluck foam which means you can customise the case to your load out for added security. This link is for the black case but it's available in 3 other colours (some are cheaper too!) You can  read my review from when these were released here!




Is the airsofter in your life a budding airsoft YouTuber? The GoPro Hero 9 is the newest Hero in the GoPro range and boasts a bunch of features including enhanced stabilisation to capture your gameplay!



If the airsofter in your life plays a lot of CQB, a good tracer unit is essential (and tracer BBs look cool AF). The ACETECH Lighter BT tracer is compatible with both red and green tracer BBs, is rechargeable (with a fully charged battery lasting for over 22,000 rounds) and even has an app available on the App Store/Android store. Bundle this with the Nuprol RZR Tracer BBs 0.2g for a great gift!



Airsofters always need ammo, so the Specna Arms EDGE Precision BBs made by BLS are a great choice for any airsofter. Available in different weights (I use 0.25g for indoor CQB and 0.28g for outdoors/urban) and they come in bags of 1kg. The only thing I don't like about the Specna BBs is that they come in a bag rather than a bottle so make sure to seal the bag when you've loaded up!



One of my favourite AEGs that I've used during 2020 is the KWA RONIN TK45C from Extreme Airsoft. It is currently on sale for £279.99 down from £349.99 so now is definitely time to grab a bargain. Check out my full review on the TK45C here


The PTS EPMs have been go-to magazines since 2018. They hold 150 rounds, have an orange follower so you can tell when the mag is empty and are made of a tough, durable polymer - check out my full review here!






This is a product I've been using since its release in 2015 but dang does it keep giving! The Odin Innovations M12 Sidewinder Speedloader for M4 magazines allows players to load midcap magazines in a matter of seconds - no more tired hands from regular speedloaders! It holds up to 1600 rounds of ammo and can fit in a double M4 mag pouch so can be easily carried on the field. It's easily the best speed loader on the market but is currently out of stock at most retailers in black/dark earth but if you aren't too picky regarding colour, they are in stock in blue.

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2020 GIFT GUIDE | STOCKING FILLERS FOR AIRSOFTERS!

Hey friends!


Welcome back to the blog! With Christmas just around the corner (my tree has been up since November 1st - fight me), it's time to once again start about buying gifts for our nearest and dearest and I've compiled a list of perfect stocking stuffers for the airsofters in your life - whether it's your lady, fella, secret Santa co-worker or teammate, there's something on this list for every budget!



So, with the new tiered system in the UK we're going to be spending a lot of time indoors over the winter and with a lot of airsoft sites closed for the meantime we won't be getting a lot of pew pew time in but, we can of course get some virtual pew pew in with the new Call of Duty! (Xbox link here)




Face protection is pretty important in airsoft, especially if the airsofter in your life plays CQB (we don't want to lose any teeth!) and the T'FARGE Comfort Mask from OneTigris is an affordable, licensed version of the Division S.I.X T'FARGE Comfort Mask. It's breathable, has a TPU portion protecting the nose/teeth and has padded sides to take the sting out of any shots to the grid.

Read my full review of the OneTigris T'FARGE Comfort Mask here




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 and 7 firing positions. At the moment it's on sale for £99.99 - a great saving. If the airsofter in your life plays a lot of urban/CQB games this is sure to up their play experience.

Read my full review on the QUAKE 8 here





The Wiley X SABER ADV. Shooting Glasses have been my go-to shooting glasses for the last 4 years, as they not only look good but are highly rated. They have Shatterproof Selenite Polycarbonate lenses that meet the MIL-PRF-32432(GL) ballistic standards: ANSI Z87.1 high velocity and high mass impact standards. T-Shell Lens coating that prevents scratches and 100% UVA/UVB protection with distortion-free clarity. They rarely fog and are super comfortable to wear. They're available with clear, smoke grey, pale yellow and vermillion lenses on their own or as a bundle with multiple lenses. You only get one pair of eyes - don't buy cheap eye pro off the internet ladies and gents!





The FRV Tailoring CQB sling is an affordable handmade weapon sling made from milspec materials from a Veteran owned brand. It's available in 11 different colours and with 3 different thread ends. The end detaches quickly via a clip.





Another bit of kit that's in my go-to kit bag - the Honeywell Howard Leight Impact Sport Ear Defenders! These are great value for money and look the part. These ear defenders, like many twice their price amplify ambient sound to avoid isolation and enhances the wearer's awareness of their environment by doing this. The sound amplification volume does not exceed 82 dB - the responsive technology reverts to passive hearing protection when noise reaches 82 dB so these are perfect if you're around a lot of pyrotechnics etc



The Xcortech tracer unit is perfect for the softer in your life that loves to play dark and sneaky CQB. Using tracer units in CQB definitely enhances the experience in my opinion as the glow in the dark BBs look cool AF and you can more accurately identify when you've hit someone. With the adapter it can be used on both a pistol or rifle.



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GUNS | KWA RONIN TK45C FROM EXTREME AIRSOFT!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! I hope you’re all safe and well! Today I have another airsoft gun review for you, and in this post, we’ll be looking at the KWA RONIN TK45C from Extreme Airsoft. 


The KWA RONIN TK45C is one of the latest models in KWA’s RONIN range of rifles that has been likened to the Krytac KRISS Vector. Since it’s release, it has proven itself to be a popular SMG platform. But is it worth the hype? And is it worth the price? 

First up, let’s talk about the externals! Like the other RONIN models, the TK45C has a full metal modular upper receiver, an integrated 6” keymod handguard and a Picatinny rail on top to add accessories such as red dot sights, included in the box is a set of PTS Enhanced Flip-up Front and Rear Polymer Sights. It also has a PDW style adjustable stock and a stippled polymer pistol grip (which is a nice touch!) 





As for the internals, the main feature worth talking about is the new Variable Performance System from KWA. This system makes it easy to adjust the FPS, which is controlled by the VPS System, with tools that are included. It has a 217mm 6.05mm tight bore inner barrel, a rotary style hop-up, safe/semi/full-auto firing modes with an ambidextrous fire selector. It doesn’t have a MOSFET as standard but one can be dropped in pretty easily if you have the tech skills. The magazine. included has a Switch Cutoff feature that makes this rifle more realistic to use and is an easy indicator when you are out of ammo, it also prevents damage caused by dry fire. 

I used the TK45C during a night game at The Department CQB (you can read my full review here) and accessorised it with my Vortex SPARC AR and an X-cortech tracer unit - it’s worth mentioning you can put a tracer unit on a TK45C - there is a little grub screw that needs to be removed. I chrono’d it on 0.2g BBs and it came out at a cheeky 345FPS consistently - perfect for most airsoft sites in the UK. It is a super compact airsoft gun, which means it’s easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces such as corridors and kill houses (a massive help at the Department for sure). The cut-off feature is a nice addition because it lets you know when to reload but the mag release did seem a little stiff. It was reliable throughout the game with no feeding or mechanical issues. Even though I’m pretty small I did need to have the stock fully extended because of how small it is. It is pretty weighty though (which makes it feel more durable and ‘hardy’) so my arms would be a little tired if I ran this for a full game day with no sling. 


What did I like about the TK45C? I love how compact it is - it was really easy to get around a CQB site with, it was fun to shoot and I like the way it looks - it’s pretty futuristic. Personal opinion: it’s one of the better-looking SMGs out there. 

Was there anything about it that I didn’t like? I enjoyed using the TK45C but there are a few things that I believe could be improved on. First up: its’ weight. At 5.9lbs it is quite heavy for the size of it - I don’t think this would be a huge problem for a lot of airsofters out there but I just prefer lighter guns. The mag release was a little sticky so reloading wasn’t as smooth as I would’ve liked it to be but I feel this may improve with time and use. The original battery compartment is also quite small but to combat this I used the Airtech Studios KWA battery extension which gave me enough room to use one of my trusty Titan batteries. This fixed the issue but it is an extra expense so there is that to take into account. 

Right now the TK45C is on sale at just £279.99 down from £349.99. The accessories I used included the Airtech Studios TBE KWA TK45 Ronin Tanker Battery Extension which retails for £24.99 and I also used a pack of the KWA Ronin TK45 120 round Midcap Magazines which are £49.99. I think at the current price the TK45C is an absolute bargain, especially considering you can get the gun, battery extension and a pack of 3 magazines for just £5 more than the usual price of the gun. You can also use the code ‘femmefatale’ for an additional 5% off! 

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft.
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