'Tactical Reloadable Maritime Ready'

So Concept Tactical have done it again! From the creators of the original TRMR comes the next generation in the TRMR family – the vibrant TRMR-E1. Over the last 2 years we have seen many generations of TRMR – the original, the multi-shot, the x4 and now the E1.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the TRMR, it stands for Tactical Reloadable Maritime Ready and was originally designed as a multipurpose munitions system for use on maritime vessels by law enforcement etc that deploys a range of munitions, but for us Airsofters it is the fastest and safest inertia fired impact grenade on the market to date, it uses a twist to arm safety system (T.T.A.S) meaning it is completely safe until armed and it deploys a wide variety of commercially available blanks that create a bang and a flash of light. The munitions the X4 E1 can deploy are as follows: .209 primers, 9MM blanks, 8MM blanks 12 gauge and the new Magflash rounds which means it boasts the most universal base on the market. They are currently stocked by JD Airsoft, the UK’s largest Airsoft Retail Superstore based on Green Lane in Cannock, West Midlands and they are priced at £84.99 for all colours and the multi-shot base can be purchased separately for £29.99 but is only available in black, however Concept Tactical have plans to roll them out to more retailers in the near future.
Let’s talk about the facts! The new E1 is the enhanced version of the TRMR and has significant improvements on its predecessors including a new firing mechanism that is 30% more sensitive and gives an enhanced kinetic energy transfer to its firing pin, meaning the TRMR can now operate from a drop height of just 30cm rather than the 50cm we are used to. It has a new tri-lock bearing safety system that completely locks the firing pin until the T.T.A.S is within 2mm of the full arm position so no matter how hard the device is bumped or even if it is unintentionally dropped, it will not go off unless it is armed and it features a new stainless steel base cap with a new profiled pin hole to make using the multi-shot easier! I have used every generation of the TRMR from the original to the multi-shot and one problem I found with the multi-shot base is that when the TRMR is deployed and .209 primer detonates, the primer would swell and make it difficult to move the selector, but the new profiled pin gives the primer more space within the chamber and should therefore remedy that issue. The E1 measures around 4 inches from base to firing pin and fits in standard 40mm grenade pouches.
The new E1s come in an all new range of vibrant colours – Obsidian Black, Viridius Green, Citrus Green, Rosso Red, JD Orange, Battle Brown, Tyrian Purple, Royal Blue and Aureus Gold. Although I am disappointed to see there isn’t a pink TRMR in the range, there is no doubt that the new colours are absolutely stunning – ‘too good looking to chuck’ is an understatement! The overall aesthetics are greatly improved and aid the usage of the device. The enhanced mid body texturing and machined cut outs give you added grip and assist with reloading, one of the most notable new additions to the enhanced E1 is the dual machined shield sections that are located on the top of the device which have been designed to aid users remove the device from pouches and to aid with single hand arming and deployment. These shield sections can also be engraved with team logos, names etc by JD Airsoft for an additional fee.
Now those are the facts, but how does it look, feel and perform? I love the new look, it
still retains the TRMR’s signature shape but everything from the colours to the new machined details, it is a stunning piece of kit and with the new shield sections, the engravings are clearer, sharper and this means that more detailed designs can be engraved, so you can really make it your own! One thing that makes the TRMR stand heads and shoulders above the competition for me is its clean design and the fact there are no pins or levers to lose/damage (the T.T.A.S removes the need for these) is a major plus. It has a good weight behind it thanks to the aircraft grade aluminium and stainless steel. The X4 base is anodised and the firing pin is hardened to milspec standards so it can be loaded with a variety of munitions without compromising the integrity of the device, all these little details add to the look, feel and reliability. The new texture helps aid with grip – especially when wearing gloves and arming it singlehandedly.
I tested the TRMR in both a skirmish situation and also in a controlled environment, and I am seriously impressed with how it performed! Admittedly in the earlier generations of the TRMR and there have been situations where I’ve thrown my armed TRMR and it has failed to deploy, although these were few and far between it was still an issue. With the new firing mechanism, I’m pleased to say this didn’t happen – I deployed my TRMR around 12 times over the course of the day and it performed flawlessly but 12 throws isn’t enough to base a review on so I took the TRMR and a pack of primers into a controlled environment and set about putting some rounds through it! Now throwing the device 50 times, without the rush of CQB wasn’t the most exciting task, I admit but after each throw I was more and more impressed with the reliability of the E1! It failed to detonate just once out of the 62 throws it went through that day! Very, very good odds!
Overall, I am seriously impressed with the new generation of the TRMR and I have found it difficult to find any negatives, my only complaint is that it doesn’t come in pink! It is an affordable impact grenade (adding the mulit-shot base does make it a little more expensive) and the most versatile on the market, along with the safest! It is easy to use – both to reload and deploy, and I’m extremely impressed with the reliability thanks to the improved internal mechanism! I am really looking forward to putting this through more skirmishes and even using the Magflash rounds in my next MilSim!
Purchase details:
Online at: www.jdairsoft.net or instore at:
JD AirsoftUnit 5 Virage ParkGreen LaneWalsall RoadCannockStaffordshireWS11 0NH
Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 9am - 5pm, Thurs 9-8pm, Sun 10am - 4pm

Hardwick, K. (2016). Tactical Reloadable Maritime Ready. Airsoft Action. 60 (April), 68-69.

* Note after publication: The TRMR E1 is now available in pink! JD/Concept Tactical very kindly sent 15 to the anodisers! These are available to purchase on the website and in store - but be quick! Once they're gone, they're gone!

Warrior Assault Systems Battle Belt Set Up with Universal Pistol Holster

Hey everyone! So this is a post you've been asking for - my Warrior Assault Systems Battle Belt setup and review.

I've been running this piece of kit for around 8 months now - you've seen it in my Instagram posts and I always get loads of comments and compliments on it. I have definitely put it through its paces - through MilSim, CQB, woodland games and their respective weather conditions.

This is the Warrior Assault Systems Elite Ops PLB belt in Crye MultiCam in the Shooters set up which I purchased from UK Tactical, I have made a couple of variations to the set up to suit my loadout and needs on the field. The original set up is available here and costs £137.95. My belt however consists of:

The base of the belt is the Warrior enhanced PLB belt, this belt is built around utility and comfort. The new enhanced version of the PLB belt has longer side sections with extra molle loops so the user can carry more on the belt.

The inside panels of the belt have extra padded sections that are made from closed cell foam and finished with air mesh fabric to enhance the comfort of the user especially for prolonged periods of time (perfect for MilSim ops!) Warrior have also added an extended lumber section on the middle of the internal wall of the belt which helps the belt sit comfortably in the lower back and adds support. What I like most about the belt itself is how well it fits my hips - it sits perfectly and securely on them thanks to the padded sections. My hips are quite wide and I've found other belts tend to bruise them after prolonged wear. I don't need the harness to keep it secure but I think that may be one of my next purchases to keep the weight off my hips and make it a little comfier on longer Ops as the weight of pistols, mags and my BFGs weigh it down a lot.

I am really impressed with the pouches that came in the shooters set up but as I said earlier in the post I have made a couple of variations - instead of the gen 2 roll up dump pouch, I have a gen 1 roll up dump pouch (this was due to stock availability), I only run 1 of the polymer mags included in the set up to make room for a double 40MM grenade pouch to store my BFGs.

So, for the pouches that can be seen in the image on the left, starting from left to right! The double 40MM grenade pouch holds 2 of my BFGs, usually you will see me running my tri shot TRMR and the Alpha Tec Hex - now when holding these BFGs the pouches are a little snug  and the pouch doesn't close fully even with the adjustable height closure due to their size, however when I run my TRMR E1 with the X4 base they fit very well and the pouch closes perfectly. This is not a flaw with the pouch itself - I just like to pack a lot of bangs! Haha. I really like the double grenade pouch!

The polymer 9mm pistol mags are universal - as they have a spring device inside meaning it is a simple pull to release the mags allowing faster reload times - I use these mags when running my WE M&P and my ASG CZ P-09 with no issues. The polymer construction gives them good durability and longevity. Although I have mine in the accepted fashion, they have the capability to rotate 360 degrees to the users desired specification. Similarly to the M4 polymer mag pouch, this fits any type of M4 magazine including Dytac Hex Mags and PTS P-Mags. There isn't much to say on the polymer mags but they are well constructed and the colour goes well with MC.

The personal Medic rip-off pouch is one of the biggest pouches on my belt and can hold a tonne of kit in the Mil Spec elastic compartments and tabs inside that help organise it. I currently use mine to store my MilSim med kit (bandages, alcohol wipes, plasters, hand sanitiser, tablets etc) and it still has room for scissors, a torch and a whistle. The pouch can be mounted on rigs and leg plates to so if you don't have a molle belt and fancy running one do not fear - it is held in place by strong velcro and backed up by a webbing/clip enclosure. To use, unclip the safety tab and either unzip to use whilst on the belt or pull the handle down hard to rip the pouch from the panel. My one moan with this pouch would be that the leather material on the handle has frayed at the edges and this can be seen in the photos, fortunately, this has not affected the use of the product as of yet.

 On the other side of my belt from left to right, we have the roll up dump pouch - the gen 1 that I run on my belt is a lot larger than the gen 2 included in the shooters set up, it also has a different closure but it is really spacious and holds any loose pyro I have and of course empty mags. I run this directly over my bum, to deflect any bum shots and it has worked thus far! Haha

The last item on my belt, and my favourite item is the WAS universal pistol holster! This piece of kit is fantastic and is easily the best pistol holster I have used - it is fully adjustable so it can accommodate most large and small frame pistols, I have run a WE Glock 18C, WE M&P and the ASG CZ P-09 in this holster with no issues. You adjust the holster by way of a velcro closure, just pull it open, place the pistol in the holster, tighten and voila! 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 it's capability of accepting a wide variety of pistols - when I'm shopping for RIFs or when I'm sent a pistol for review I don't need to worry bout it not fitting in the holster. I'm not sure how it would fair with a revolver or a DE but I'd be really interested to find out. 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.

All the materials on the belt and the pouches are 500D Cordura Crye MultiCam I.R Fabric and the PLB belt itself has genuine MultiCam US Mil Spec webbing - with a breaking strength of 1000lbs and it is treated against mildew and UV light to extend longevity of the product. Overall, I am really happy with the quality and functionality of the product and would recommend the set up and individual pouches, however I am a tad disappointed in the finish of the leather on the medic pouch but this would be my only moan regarding it!

Any comments or questions? Leave them in the comments section below!


Femme Fatale Airsoft's Op Essentials

Hey everyone! So I get a lot of messages from women who are interested in trying out MilSim style Ops but are unsure what to take so I thought I'd put together a list of items that I swear by on Ops lasting more than 24 hours. Now there's no getting round the fact that MilSim style Ops are different for women - we have different needs to men and this is reflected in the differences in kit that we take. My toiletry bag for MilSim style Ops is entirely based on comfort - during a long Op I want to be as comfortable as possible (or as comfortable as the Op will allow me to be!) 

Batiste Dry Shampoo.

First on my list is dry shampoo! There are tonnes of brands out there but my personal favourite is Batiste - it is by far the best dry shampoo I have used and they have a comphrehensive range of products for different hair colours, different looks and a huge range of fragrances to choose from, My personal favourite is blush. I usually wear my hair in french plaits for Ops to keep my hair out of the way and generally more manageable but as many of you will know, wearing a helmet and rain/wind can quickly bring about greasy locks which is not only uncomfortable but not amazing for your skin. A couple of sprays of this helps keep my hair in check!

 Miscellar water

Miscellar cleansing water is something relatively new to the beauty industry and it has become a staple item in my toiletry bag. Miscellar water is perfect for times when they're isn't a running water supply to cleanse your face ie camping and Ops! This miracle stuff gets the days dirt and grease out of your pours and doesn't need to be washed off so it's super covienient. It can be used on the eyes and lips as well which is a definite bonus. I always carry a pack of cotton wool pads with this. It leaves my face feeling clean and fresh without having to splash super cold water all over my face and risk getting my kit wet. My favourite brand for this is Garnier, and I usually buy the big bottles from Superdrug so they last me a while! 

Johnson's baby wipes

Johnson's baby wipes are a great all-round item that can be used to removed make up (even from the eyes as they're so gentle), as hygiene wipes and also to give your body a quick wipe down during an Op. When there's no showers, I still want to feel fresh and not smell like roadkill and these do a pretty good job! I also use them to clean gear and shoes. Trust me after 15-16 hours in the field there is nothing better than wiping your feet down with one of these badboys and putting on a pair of fresh socks!

Johnson's baby powder

Another product of Johnson's that is really useful is their baby powder (or talc!) I've picked up a lot of tips and tricks over my time in Airsoft and this is one of the golden ones, there are multiple uses for this product during an op - if you have no dry shampoo, rub some talc in your hands and massage into your scalp, this will instantly freshen your hair up! Another use for this is when your feet are cold and wet, massage some talc onto them - it'll dry them out wonderfully and leave them smelling fresh.


I carry this item in my purse wherever I go, after a stint on Roaccutane (acne medication) my lips suffered horrifically and became incredibly dry, often cracking and bleeding. This was an absolute miracle worker for those 10 months I was on the medication and I've found that even though my lips are back to normal, the prolonged cold and wind exposure at MilSim events can cause my lips to become dry and cracked - although the lip therapy pocket size containers are more convenient they are a little more expensive than the regular vaseline tubs.

Simple Kind to Skin light moisturiser 

I use this in my daily skin care routine because it is light and absorbs quickly, it doesn't block pours and it isn't full of rubbish that will harm your skin! It keeps your skin hydrated for up to 12 hours but I always find a top up throughout the day. It's not greasy which is fab for people with blemish prone skin like myself! This moisturiser is meant for the face but I find it really useful for the neck and hands too!

 Nivea Double Effect 24h deoderant 

I love this deoderant for Ops! It's fragrant and lasts for up to 24 hours, and the roll on rather than the spray means I'm not choking my team mates out in our room/tents! There's not really much else to say about that one, haha. Short and sweet!

 Femfresh hygiene wipes

Apparently, openly admiting to using feminine hygiene products is embarrassing? Fortunately for my followers I don't find owning a vagina and wanting to keep it clean embarrassing or shameful *inserts appropriate sassy emoji* When there are no showers or baths at an Op, I use these to keep myself feeling fresh and clean. These are quite expensive, baby wipes are a cheaper option that does the same thing.

Shewee Extreme

This is by far one of the most useful Op purchases I have made. Never in my life did I think I'd be using a Shewee, let alone writing a blog post about one! These ingenius inventions are perfect for when there are no portaloos (or the poortaloos are so awful you can't bring yourself to go in!), or it's just too cold and you don't want the inconvenience of removing clothes to pee. I purchased my Shewee extreme from Amazon for £11, the regular Shewee comes without the case and extension tube but I found the tube really useful. I was told that it's best to train yourself in the shower to use these as the risk of the funnel overflowing is real! Haha. Cleaning them at events can be tricky, but I carry a 500ml bottle of water mixed with dettol to clean it properly! (You've probably guessed by now, I'm a clean freak!)

Smoothing Serum

I swear by this item when my hair is being less than well behaved at an Op, the smoothing serum prevents it becoming tangled and knotty if I wear my hair down. There are cheaper options such as Tesco's own smoothing serum which does the same job but this one smells lush!

There are also lots of other items in my kit bag that are pretty self explanatory and basic such as hand santiser etc 

If you have any Op tips and essential products, leave them in the comments below! I'd love to hear them!


FFA Announces the Support of ASG!

Femme Fatale Airsoft is pleased to announce that ASG have now joined the growing list of companies who support the blog! I had a great time at ASPUK in Sheffield with the ASPUK and ASG teams! Really looking forward to running the Scorpion Evo 3A1 and the CZ P-09! Reviews to follow shortly! 


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