Hey everyone!

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!


Gunfire Girls 2020 Calendar - €7.32 + del

This year I partnered with for their 2020 Calendar. Women that actually play airsoft, cool kit and sweet guns, what more could you need?

You can never have enough weapon sights and the Vortex Crossfire RDS is a great choice for the player in your life that loves a bit of CQB carnage! It's fully Multi-Coated, including multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces to increase light transmission, has 11 light settings for all environments  and is Dot Size 2 MOA.

I am a huge fan of the OneTigris Plate Carriers, and the PLPC is great value for money! It's made from 500D Cordura Nylon with hardy UTX buckles making it both wearable and durable for airsoft. It comes with removable EVA plates and even a front magazine pouch that has room for 3 pistol mags in the upper pouch and 3 M4 mags in the lower pouch. Fully MOLLE compatable and it has an adjustable waistband & adjustable shoulder straps - check sizing before ordering as this is perfect for taller/wide set gents!

Do you know an aspiring airsoft YouTuber? Why not get them started with their first zoomcam? The RunCam 2 with 35mm lens is perfect for capturing zoomed in gameplay! It records in HD 1080p@60fps/720p@120fps. It also has a replaceable Battery: 850mAh replaceable battery that allows you to record 90 minutes under 720p@120fps and 60 minutes under 1080p@60fps. To top it off, there is an iOS and Android App that allows you to connect the camera via a mobile device for live preview, playback, download and parameters settings. I actually purchased one of these myself whilst writing this post to replace my 16mm RunCam2.

This is a product I've been using since their release and have multiple of to store all the airsoft guns in my office in and to keep them safe. They're tough, sturdy, lightweight, come with eggshell foam, have wheels so are really transportable and they're lockable as well! Check out my full review here!

PTS 150 Rounds EPM - £27.50

The EPMs have been my go-to magazines for the last 18 months or so and I fully believe they're the best mid-cap magazines on the market, you can read my full review here!

The Pentagon Artaxes Softshell in Wolf Grey is another product that I've been using for a good few years, I usually crack this badboy out in the winter when the temps drop and I need something to shield me from the windchill and keep the rain out. The Artaxes Softshell has a high collar with chin guard and a foldable, adjustable hood, two-way full front zipper, 8 pockets throughout the jacket, armpit ventilation zippers with insect repellent mesh, reinforced elbows. adjustable cuffs and bottom hem. It's also made from water resistant material. You can read my full review here!

Viper Tactical came in hot this year with new kit that has been KILLING IT and their Gen 2 Elite Trousers are no different. They fit well, are comfortable even in uncomfortable positions thanks to the stretch fabric, have ample storage, made of good quality material and have that high-end look at a fraction of the cost - they’re definitely Femme Fatale Approved. Check out my full review here!


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.

The WX Detection glasses are a great option for both airsofters and firearms enthusiasts. They come with a multitude of different lenses that are suitable for different environments such as tinted for bright sunshine and amber for low light. With an adjustable nose piece they are suitable for most faces.

This is one of the very first items I reviewed all the way back in March 2015 and it has been a staple in my kit ever since. You can read my full review here!

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Hey everyone!

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 think 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!

First up on the list is my go-to face mask from OneTigris! You can read my review of this mask in my Women's Airsoft Kit feature! This particular mask is 1.5" smaller than the original Tactical Foldable Mask by OTG but has the classic padded sides to soften the impact and mesh to protect those teeth and your nose. It's comfortable, breathable and affordable - perfect for the ladysofter or young player. It comes in a range of colours so can suit any loadout.

The original Tactical Foldable Mesh Mask from OTG. With the same padded sides and mesh as the previous product, this is perfect for the man in your life.

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!

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 Viper Tactical Scrote Abdomen pouch is a multifunctional tactical carry pouch or I as like to call it ' the tactical fanny pack'. These little pouches are perfect for storing first aid kit and tools - I primarily use mine to store blank firing grenade bits and bobs. They're pretty spacious, and it's secured with a durable zipper. Glove-friendly, silent and rubberised zipper cord pull
Pull tabs for easy opening/closing. These come in a number of different camo patterns and colours, and look great on a plate carrier or chest rig!

Olight PL-2RL Weapon Light Ultra-high-Output 1200 Lumen Outdoor Led Tactical Torch - £89.95

The PL-2 Valkyrie from Olight is one of the brightest compact weapon lights on the market with a single output of 1,200 lumens - that's insane! The light uses a high-performance Cree XHP35 HI LED powered by two high capacity CR123A batteries (which are included). The light has a TIR optic lens which provides an intense 235-meter-long focused beam that still is wide enough to see all around you. The heavy-duty quick attach and release mounting system allows the light to have a tight hold on any firearm with a rail. The ambidextrous switch allows the user to use their natural grip while still being able to activate the switch at a moment's notice in a high-stress situation.

The 5.11 Tactical GUSSE Ted case is a robust, flat card case made from nylon and Hyperlon. It has a see through compartment and plenty of space for important cards. 

3mm rubber matt perfect for the techs in your life! The Tactical Gun Mat from Viper features images and wording surrounding popular firearms production history, specs, overview, operating cycle, disassembly and component list.

Lixada Spinning Type Outdoor Combat Tourniquet - £12.99

For the Milsimmer in your life. No MilSim kit is complete without a combat tourniquet. Adding little details such as these to your kit take the impression to the next level. 

This warm and cosy beanie cap has 4 removable LED headlights, and can light up the distance up to 30 feet away. With 3 brightness levels that can be changed with a single touch, it allows you to customise your personal lighting to any environment. It has a standard USB port for charging the battery, and can be charged in an in-car charger, computer, portable power bank. The LEDs give up to 4 hours of continuous use or 68 hours of realistic intermittent use. Perfect for night ops, weekenders and MilSim ops.

Nuprol Airsoft RZR BBs 0.25 - £8.99 + del

The heart of the sport, without the BBs it wouldn't be possible! The RZR BBs by Nuprol have been my go-to ammo since 2016 - reliable and affordable.

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Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! If you were following my socials during my time in the States, you’ll have seen that I visited Wildlands Airsoft Park at Jungle Island Paintball Park in Lake Elsinore, California. I’ve played this site a few times since my first visit in 2017 but up until now I’ve not done a review, so here are my thoughts: 

Wildlands Airsoft Park is located on the Jungle Island Paintball Park in Lake Elsinore, CA. It’s around an hour and a half drive from the High Desert (where I’m based in the US) if there’s not any shitty LA traffic. Upon arrival, you see a large set of gates with a long dirt/sand track that leads to both Jungle Island and of course Wildlands. As soon as you drive through the gates you can see the playable fields on either side of the track. About 50-60m down the track you’ll see some set-up tables for the paintball players and the sign in cabin. There is a table set up just outside the sign in so you can fill in your insurance waiver before getting to the sign-in which saves tonnes of time. The sign in cabin also holds a small shop that sells various paintball/airsoft goods and snacks. A walk-on game fee is $25 (around £23) which is super affordable! It is worth noting that this doesn’t include lunch but lunch is available for an extra fee.

Once you’ve gone through sign in, you can drive to the bottom of the track where the Airsoft car park and set-up area is. The safe one facilities at Wildlands are leaving a lot to be desired. The safe zone is essentially a sand/dirt car park with a few tables underneath a giant gazebo. On low numbers days this is plenty of space for all the players but on busy days, not so much. If you have a pickup or SUV it’s advisable to bring your own gazebo and set-up off your tailgate if you know it’s going to be a busy day. There are portaloos on site but as they’re left out in the Californian sun they aren’t the most pleasant you will come across (but this can’t be helped). There is a male and female portaloo which is appreciated but I would love to see these cleaned more often and water/soap or even hand sanitiser provided so players can keep their hands clean.

Onto the arena: the arenas are where I think Wildlands excels. I have personally played on 4 different arenas at Wildlands and whilst I prefer some more than others, they are all really playable arenas. I’m unsure of all of the names but there is an arena that has a large hill with bunkers/buildings for cover which is a really hard slog if you’re attacking from the bottom of the hill (Firebase Rancho), an arena that is made entirely from tyres, a smallish arena that is mostly made up of buildings (one of my favourites!) And the big arena which houses the hospital, Babylon, the junction and the double story building. Each arena has a theme which makes them immersive and the games played on each arena work well. The staff at Wildlands have obviously put in a lot of time and effort into the arenas and it definitely shows. It’s also awesome that they have so many vehicles and buildings to fight around, the school bus is also pretty cool. It is worth mentioning that the site is entirely outdoors so it’s an outdoors CQB kinda vibe which I really like!

All players are given a comprehensive safety brief in the morning that explains the rules and regulations of the site before they enter the arena to ensure safe gameplay. The brief covers everything from Chrono limits, what do to when you get hit, emergencies, pyrotechnics and MEDs. Wildlands operates at 400 FPS for AEGs and does operate a MED and a bang rule.

The games played include a variety of deathmatches and objective-based games, and are usually specific to the arena you are playing on - if you’re in the arena with the hospital and Babylon, you’ll more than likely be playing an objective-based game. One of my favourite objective-based games that Wildlands play is with a device that one team needs to get into the second story building to detonate the device and the other team must defend the building - it always results in some intense firefights.

The Marshalls do a good job of keeping the games running smoothly and explaining the rules to players but I have found on one or two occasions certain marshalls have told players to be quiet then proceeded to talk really loudly with other players whilst marshalls are giving the game brief, which results in players getting confused by the rules or simply not hearing them. Whilst they do a really good job on the field this could do with nipping in the bud.

Wildlands Airsoft is a really fun and varied site to play. The arenas are well built, have cool themes and a really playable. The games played are varied, enjoyable and keep players entertained and on their toes. There are a couple of improvements that I would love to see - the toilet facilities improved (addition of soap/water or hand sanitiser) and more professional conduct from some of the marshalls during game briefs but otherwise I think Wildlands is fun and affordable.

Post thanks to Patreon patron Airsoftpanda


Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another player spotlight for you, and this time it's on Callum from Dust Monkey Apparel! I first noticed Dust Monkey Apparel on Instagram after Callum posted a really unique Post Apocalyptic loadout and have been a follower ever since. His loadouts are some of the best I've seen on the gram.

Thanks for taking part in the FFA player spotlights! Can you tell my readers how long you have been playing Airsoft? What originally got you into it?

I have been playing now for going on…19 years…. Which is a really long time when I think back on when I started.

I had a friend at school who had a room, a literal room, in his house full of airsoft guns, and he’d invite a group of us round and we would have these skirmishes in his, rather oversized garden. That got me hooked, back then it was Wolf Armouries or import directly from Asia. My first ever gun was the original TM ak47, almost all my first guns were TM, to be honest.

What’s your playing style?

I am not sure I have a style per se, I tend to lean towards the more niche aspects of airsoft. Vietnam events, Post Apoc events, etc. I do still do the odd milsim but I love any excuse to put together a really unique loadout. Post Apoc and Nam are both great genres to put loadouts together for. I have also built full-blown sci-fi and cyberpunk loadouts as well, so yeh the trend here is unusual. 

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

I like both, but to be honest, I am a bit bored of generic woodland sites, I prefer sites that are unique and offer something unusual.

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

It truly depends on my mood on the day, if I am rocking up to a Sunday skirmish right now it will likely be one of my Russian impressions either my VDV loadout or my Escape from Tarkov PMC kit. I love Russian gear so all my none weird and wonderful loadouts are Russian.

What’s your most memorable event?

Without a shadow of a doubt, it's two, one historic and one I go to every year. The historic one is the first-ever Distant Thunder event, it was my first large-sized event, camo rules for the 4 sides, civ pop, ammo limits, well-communicated missions throughout each day. It was just an amazing dabble into what airsoft can be when it wants to. 

My current love is Blodsband Reloaded ( BBR) in Sweden, it’s a 3-day Neverland if you are into post apoc. An enormous sandbox on a site so large vehicles are hugely beneficial ( and yes all vehicles look right out of Mad Max)

The community over in Sweden is something else, everyone is so helpful and welcoming. 

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

Don’t feel you have to follow the trends, want to do a weird and wonderful loadout.. do it.. who cares, it's your fun after all. I think there is a tendency to take airsoft way too seriously and remembering that most of us started out to simply have fun is never a bad thing.

Where can my readers find you on social media?

I am on FB @dustmonkeyapparel, IG @dustmonkeyapparel and YT here!


Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another event report for you, and this time we’ll be looking at the Airsoft Expo 2019 - an event held at Airsoft Megastore in Santa Fe Springs by Lancer Tactical and Modern Airsoft. 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with these companies, here’s a little info on the organisers: 

Airsoft Megastore is one of the fastest-growing Airsoft retailers in North America and is headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Southern California. Their HQ is a fully-stocked 67,000 sq. ft warehouse and adjacent office complex, which they’ve strategically located less than half a mile from a central UPS package distribution/processing hub for Southern California meaning their service is speedy. 

Lancer Tactical is an Airsoft brand that has been around since 2012 and offers affordable, budget-friendly products for airsofters. Their product line consists of quality AEG Airsoft guns, as well as tactical gear.

Modern Airsoft was born in 2016 with the opening of it’s Oceanside retail store. Their corporate office and distribution centre is located in sunny San Diego County, California. Since opening in 2016 they’ve been a leading store in the USA, expanding to new physical stores, their large online store and even airsoft fields. They currently have 2 Airsoft sites - Modern Airsoft Park at Camp Pendleton and Modern Airsoft Alpine.

On the 28th September 2019, my friends at Modern Airsoft and Lancer Tactical invited myself and a few content creators to their Airsoft Expo event. This was my first time attending this event, and it’s a collaboration between retailers/brands to help grow the US airsoft community. It’s a similar format to AirsoftCon (held by The event took place at the Airsoft Megastore location in Santa Fe and we saw retailers/brands set-up booths to showcase their products, there was a main stage playing music and this was also the base for giveaways and the influencer panel.

At the Expo we saw Insidious Armory who were showing off some of their custom Hi-Capa builds, Hollywood Sports Park, Project N1, ANM Customs, Airsoft Master, Airsoft Extreme, Classic Army, Airsoft GI, Echo 1, Extreme Tronics, Tokyo Marui, G&G, Elite Force, GHK, Modern Airsoft, Emerson Gear showcasing some of their new gear, Brain Exploder Creations was onsite with his 3D printed Go Pro mounts and answering any questions airsofters had regarding starting to record their gameplay, LCT Airsoft, Lancer Tactical and KWA Airsoft. It was a really good mix of retailers and brands!

Tac City Airsoft was also onsite running Nerf battles and archery tag. We all gave the Nerf and archery tag a good go and it was SUCH a laugh! I’ve never played archery tag before and only learned how to use a bow and arrow this year so it was interesting! I didn’t get smacked in the face with one though, so can’t complain!

Influencer panel was one of the highlights of the event for me, the panel included Dayton from House Gamers, Mark from Brain Exploder, Scott from US Airsoft, myself and Demoee from SYG. The influencer panel gave the attendees chance to ask content creators and YouTubers questions. It was a great opportunity for us to interact with the community! My favourite question was a young dude asking Demoee if he was going to sell his bath water! It was nice to see a guy get the weird questions for a change!

Over the course of the day Airsoft Megastore gave away over 160 airsoft guns and other prizes including game days and yearly passes to the airsoft fields in attendance.

Overall, I think this was a great event for the US Airsoft community! It was great to see both retailers and manufacturers come together to help grow the community. I personally love events where the community get to interact with brands and stores because it gives airsofters a chance to ask questions, see new products and get the low down on what they can expect from their favourite brands and retailers in the coming year. It was fun to meet so many of the community and try out the activities and also AWESOME to see so many win prizes in the raffle. Keep up the good work Airsoft Expo! I can’t wait for the next one!



Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! If you follow me on social media you will have seen that today I released the October issue of 6MM ACTUAL!

6MM ACTUAL is all about giving you - the readers of FFA - more value from Femme Fatale Airsoft. I've designed 6MM ACTUAL so you can read the best of the monthly blogs and also get bonus content exclusive to our monthly downloadable. Online or offline, and for free! Whilst I love writing the blog, creating IG & YouTube content and writing for publications, I felt like something was missing and this is where our monthly downloadable bridges the gap. Truly International airsoft, from guns to gear, to events, it’s in 6MM ACTUAL.

In this issue we have - a review on the Flyye FAST Attack Plate Carrier, a review on the Specna Arms SA-C04, unfortunately, there's no milsim content this month, an event report on AirsoftCon 2019, a site review on Evike Outpost at High Ground Airsoft and for our bonus content, there is a review on the PIG Echo FDT utility gloves!




Hey everyone! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another event report for you and it’s on one of the biggest events of the airsoft calendar - Airsoftcon at the superstore in Alhambra, California! Airsoftcon is a celebration and gathering of the US airsoft community held in Los Angeles that started as an annual sale event but over the years has become a giant event of over 5000 attendees.

The throne

The event this year was on Saturday19th October, but there is a camping area for attendees and it is always packed. It’s packed for a pretty good reason! The first 200 people in line for the Con get a grab bag of goodies and the first 50 are guaranteed to win an airsoft gun! People start arriving early for the Con to make sure they get one of the coveted spots!

The event is centred around the main stage which has an event schedule and hosts the competitions and the influencer panels. The main stage hosts the annual costume competition! Where attendees are invited to dress in their best costumes for the chance to win some awesome prizes - in the past we have seen some mind-blowing costume costumes and this year was no different! The costumes were so elaborate and took a lot of time and effort. It was great to see!

New to Airsoftcon 2019 was a live show hosted by Evike Matt called ‘Airsoft Family Feuds’ which was an airsoft version of the popular American TV show. For this, we gathered on the stage and were divided into 2 ‘families’. Team one consisted of Jet DesertFox, Dayton from House Gamers, Tim Selby from Airsoft Amigos, Airsoft Alfonse and Spartan117GW Greg Wong. My team consisted of myself (obviously), Unicorn Leah, Airsoft. Obsessed Dave, Airsoftology Jonathon and Dutch the Hooligan! We had to be speedy boys and girls and answer the question first if we answered the question first our team go the chance to win all the points for the round. But there is a catch, the answer isn’t necessarily the right answer, but what was the most popular answer amongst the people surveyed. This was a really fun time for everyone involved, as someone who’s never watched the show and wasn’t overly sure on the rules - I just ended up making a lot of jokes that didn’t land, but it was still a fun time.

There is also an annual celebrity meet and greet, which this year had a different format which in my opinion worked much better than it has in previous years. In previous years the influencers would be sat on chairs/tables on the stage and Evike Matt would take questions from the crowd meaning that only a few questions would get asked to, usually the most popular influencers on the stage but this year, the influencers were asked to sit on the edge of the stage so attendees could come up to them individually and ask questions, get signatures and take selfies with their favourite influencers. This formate gave so many more people a chance to meet the creators and speak to them. I had such a fun time speaking to everyone and meeting so many of the people who allow me to do this full time.

One of the best aspects of Con for me is seeing all the vendors - attendees get to check out new gear and chat to the reps about everything and anything airsoft. Vendors included: Umbrella Armoury, KWA, Specna Arms, ASG, OneTigris - who were showcasing some new gear, Modern Airsoft, Krytac - who had their new white KRISS Vector for attendees to check out, ICS, Elite Force, PTS Syndicate, Battle Lab, Titan Power, Emerson Gear, 5.11, Enola Gaye, Tru-Spec, Armourer Works, Airsoft C3, Tag Innovations, Night Vision Inc, Holosun, DesertFox Events, G&G Armament, American MilSim. All the companies brought their various products (or information on services) and get to interact with the community.

Friends at the Enola Gaye booth

New hoodies from EG

The boys at Specna Arms

Emerson Gear showcased some new designs!

OneTigris showcased some new face mask designs

Me and Hana from OneTigris

Krytac had the new white KRISS Vector for attendees to take a look at!

Every year Evike organises a variety of food vendors to support the event to cater to different tastes including Asian and Mexican cuisine, an ice cream truck and the good ol’ fashioned American burger van! The food vendors always provide great quality food, this year I opted for the burger van and wasn’t disappointed in my choice! It was tasty, filling and pretty affordable at $16 for a thick chunky burger and seasoned curly fries. The lines were pretty long for the food vans but don’t let that put you off, they did go down pretty quickly! For the con this year, a bottled water company sponsored the event with 8,000 bottles of water for attendees which in the heat was very much welcomed and a great shout!

The toilet facilities at Airsoftcon 2019 were not the greatest - the toilets inside the store were still in use during the convention but due to the lines to get into the store these toilets were meant to be used by people in the store. To combat the need for more toilets, Evike did provide portaloos but in the Los Angeles heat and with the sheer volume of people using them, by around lunchtime, they were pretty gross and had run out of hand sanitiser. The overall facilities at the Con are pretty good though - this year we saw improved shade in the convention area as the staff had erected enormous gazebos to keep the attendees out of the hot Californian sun.

There is also a huge raffle and this year there was a shooting competition where the participants could win $1000 and an Umbrella Armoury gun.

Overall, I had an awesome time at Airsoftcon 2019 and I can’t wait to be back next year!
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