PLAYER SPOTLIGHT | EAGLE_03_ADAM

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another player spotlight for you and this time we'll be chatting to Adam from Eagle Eye Airsoft!


How long have you been playing Airsoft? What originally got you into it?

I have been playing airsoft for around 2 and a half years now, I used to play several years ago with local mates but came back to the sport in 2018!

What’s your playing style?
Fast, assaulter, getting stuck in wherever possible, not afraid to get amongst it



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

I absolutely love a bit of CQB. Communication and working alongside my team works brilliantly at CQB sites. I also love to snipe at outdoor sites and have recently acquired a KMCS (Kicking Mustang Consealment System) ghillie suit which im going to be testing out at some point and building a leaf rig up too. I often mix it up, I enjoy both style of play equally.

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

I often run my Tokyo Marui MK18 along with my Tokyo Marui Glock 22. I run in either Crye Multicam, Black or AOR1. Running either a Crye SPC or a TMC Micro Fighter Rig. FRV Tailoring Shooters Belt, Saloman Speedcross4 shoes, Team Wendy Exfil Helmet with Peltor XP’s. That would be my favourite set up.

What’s your most memorable event?
My most memorable moment would be the Rift Sim from 2019 at The Devils Pit. The whole of my team attended the event, small numbers, brilliantly run, great taskings & IC’s. The weather was really hot & had a lot of NVG time running as a squad, great sportsmanship all around and was a really good event.


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

Enjoy yourself. Buy what you want. Wear what you want. It’s all about sportsmanship & having a laugh! If you get into airsoft properly then you’ll find yourself spending a lot of money on airsoft kit & guns but it’s a hobby we all love.

Where can my readers find you on social media?

You can find me on Instagram at @Eagle_03_Adam
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LOADOUT | MULTICAM TROPIC X MULTICAM

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! I hope you are all safe and well under the current circumstances, the UK is on lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 so there's no airsoft for us for a few weeks! I thought I'd take this time to give you the deets on some of my favourite airsoft loadouts, starting with my MultiCam Tropic X MultiCam loadout that I wore for Paintfest 2019!


For the BDU's I'm wearing the TMC Gen 3 Combat Shirt and a pair of the TMC Gen 3 Combat Trousers with Knee Pads both in MultiCam Tropic and in a small from Weapon762. TMC Sports Gear is a brand by a Hong Kong gear manufacturer so this means that the sizes can be a little on the small side (so always check the sizing chart before ordering your size). The small sizes are great for Airsofters with a small stature such as myself. 

The combat shirt has ripstop sleeves and quick witting, lightweight torso fabric which helps keep you cool and dry on hot game days. It also has a high zipped collar to keep slings and straps off your neck and a comfort panel on the inside so the zip doesn't irritate, it has a pocket with velcro on each side and a pen/eye pro holder. The shirt is comfortable to wear and has plenty of patch space.

With the trousers, you receive tan knee pads but I swapped mine out with a set of black knee pads that I had from a previous pair of trousers. One aspect I really like about these trousers in particular compared to other trousers with knee pads I've used is that the slightly stretchy material around the knees helps the knee pads sit in place a lot better. I also think it helps break up the camo a little. They have a multitude of cargo pockets on the front, sides and back to store essentials and feature an easy to use knee pad adjustment system in the thigh pockets. I really like how the trousers look and fit. 



As the Fireball Squadron site is dense woodland I decided to use one of my chest rigs for this loadout and decided on the Haley Strategic D3CR-X for review from Land Warrior Airsoft in  Dalkeith, Scotland.

The Haley Strategic Disruptive Environments Chest Rig X has been designed to improve comfort and storage capabilities for the operator whilst still working perfectly with the existing range of comprehensive D3CR accessories. The D3CR-X design means the Chest Rig has 4 rifle magazine pouches that accept both AR type magazines as well as AK 7.62 x39mm and 5.45 x 39 magazines! The 2 Multi-Mission pouches are also very much welcome - they are super useful, for tactical snacks, radios, small medkits etc. The 4 pistol mag pouches are versatile pouches that accept 1911, Glock, Sig, M&P, XD and other standard double or single stack pistol mags, as well as many other useful bits and bobs including handheld torches, multi-tools, and (the most useful for my own gameplay) 40mm grenades, and for me, that means my trusty TRMR impact grenade and a few Enola Gaye smoke grenades/flashbangs! The rig features an X harness for ultimate adjustability and a full Velcro front panel that allows the rig to be outfitted with accessories, as well as assist in the full contact connection with plate carriers. One of my favourite aspects about the chest rig is the full panel of Velcro because it allows me to easily swap the front panel from my Warrior Assault Systems Recon Plate Carrier out, for the D3CR-X panel really easily - just unclip the straps, rip off the panel, attach the panel and do up the clips and the jobs a good ‘un! This is particularly useful when I am switching between playing Skirmish and MilSim Ops as the gameplay is so different a different loadout is needed.


For my battle belt, I'm using the MultiCam FRV Tailoring Cobra Shooters Belt. It is a low profile, lightweight and affordable alternative to some of the pricier shooters belts on the market. It has an inner belt made of one layer of webbing with Velcro hook on the outside which you feed through your trouser belt loops as you would any normal belt, then you place your outer belt with all your pouches, holsters etc attached over the inner belt and fasten it with the cobra buckle. The belt is 50mm/2" wide and has 18 columns of molle. The molle loops run along the top and bottom of the outer belt and they're compatible with any molle pouches and holsters. The outer belt has a double layer of webbing to give it that rigidity and a cobra buckle that is rated up to 4000 lbs. What I love about this belt is it sits quite high up on my hips so it doesn’t bruise me or get uncomfortable even when there’s a fair bit of weight being carried, and I can have all my pouches/holsters etc set up on the belt without needing to take them off when the belt is removed.

I like my belt kit to be lightweight and functional so it’s all about the essentials, as I don’t want to be swapping holsters constantly I opted for a Warrior Assault Systems Universal Holster in MultiCam, which is one of the best holsters that I’ve used to date. What I really like about this holster and the reason why I always come back to it, Is because it fits every pistol I currently own, securely! The adjustment system is easy to use, and the pistol is held in place by a trigger locking system. To release the pistol you simply push in the release and pull the pistol, and to lock the pistol into the holster you just push it back in. To carry pyro and empty magazines I have a Warrior Assault Systems Gen 1 Dump Pouch, just something simple to keep anything that doesn’t have a dedicated pouch.

To keep my pistols mags safe during a game, I opted for 2 of the Nuprol Open Mag Pistol pouches in their own variant of MC. They are elasticated pouches which can be tightened/loosened to fit various mags and also 40mm flashbangs/smoke grenades etc if you don’t have any pistol mags to keep a hold of. I’ve had these for around 4 years and have used them for various uses and they just keep on giving.

Last up in my MultiCam belt set-up we have 2 of the Grey Ghost Gear 40mm pouches in MultiCam. Now, these are exactly what they say on the tin – they are 40mm pouches that are suitable for flashbangs and smoke grenades of that diameter, they have a malice clip attachment which means they are fastened securely (although they do have a slight wiggle in them) and they have a clip to secure the pouch flap. They keep my grenades secure and the clip is easy to undo quickly even with gloves on.


For my helmet, I'm wearing the FMA Dark Earth Airframe with a MultiCam Airframe helmet cover.  This Crye style replica is made of a lightweight high-density polymer - perfect for protecting your noggin during BB wars. It has foam pads on the inside, is ventilated, has a headlock chain strap, side rail mounts and bungees for NVG stability. It doesn't come with an NVG shroud but has pre-drilled holes to add one.

On the back, I am running an FMA Mantra Strobe RED Type 1 which has both red light and a none visible IR emitter which comes in super handy for night ops with blue force and a generic counterweight pouch which I can fill to counteract the weight on the front of the helmet.

Last but not least - what every airsofter loves to adorn their kit with, patches! As the velcro on my airframe cover is pretty small, I decided to put my ranger eye patches to some good use! The patches I'm running here are to represent my USA boys - the Enola Gaye Ranger Eye by Who Shot First, the No. 39 Sqn Reaper ranger eye patch from @that_brit_pierce and the 'H8' ranger eye from @pnw_punk.



Photos thanks to Airsoft Project
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GEAR | ONETIGRIS GRIFFIN AFPC!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and today we're looking at the GRIFFIN AFPC from OneTigris

After using the OneTigris collection of face protection over the last couple of years and being impressed with the comfort and quality, I started to wonder about the rest of their gear collection and how it compares. This is where the GRIFFIN AFPC Airsoft Vest comes in!


The GRIFFIN is one of the signature vests from OneTigris that is made from durable 500D Cordura and UTX buckles giving it dirt/water/abrasion resistance making it a perfect choice for airsoft. It offers quick-release, reinforced and padded shoulder strap functionality, detachable breathability padding, and it can also be used with chest rigs via the removable front MOLLE flap with 1” buckles. It weighs in at just 1.3kg making it a super lightweight piece of gear. It also has a 6.5” wide cummerbund to protect your sides and these have hidden hook and loop utility pockets.

There are four pieces of detachable breathability padding in the GRIFFIN for good airflow during gameplay. The design is completely adjustable to fit players of different sizes with adjustable shoulder straps (12”-17”) and adjustable upper waist sizes from 36” to 48”. It has 360 degrees MOLLE for all pouches etc. The GRIFFIN also has a 10” by 12” EVA plate included in the package. Another feature is that it has 3” by 6” patch panels at the front and back for airsofters beloved patches (it also comes with an OTG red PVC patch too!)



The GRIFFIN is easy to adjust so it didn’t take long to get it skirmish ready, once fully adjusted it does fit well. On the first use I did find the foam plates to be a little stiff and bulky but the more I’ve used the vest, the more they have softened with the heat of my body during play. I’ve found this with a lot of tactical vests and plate carriers that come with foam plates. One positive for the foam plates is that any hits to the carrier sound super distinct meaning its easier to hear when you’ve been shot if you didn’t feel it. The all-round MOLLE means it is a super versatile piece of kit and has plenty of room for any pouches needed. As I ran this with my belt kit, I just accessorised mine with a triple mag pouch. It is worth noting that if you have the VULTURE chest rig and TREX pack, it is also compatible with these!

One of the issues I found with my GRIFFIN AFPC, is that the front flap’s MultiCam pattern didn’t sit right with the rest of the pattern on the vest - almost as if it had been flipped. This, I suspect is because OTG is utilising all the fabric they possibly can for each vest - which makes sense as MC fabric is expensive. As the flap is detachable or covered with pouches its more of a non-issue. I’ve fed this back to OTG and they are aware of this.



At the moment, the GRIFFIN AFPC is only available in MultiCam. Which is a bit limiting in terms of loadout potential so I would love to see this vest in other colourways such as MultiCam Black, MultiCam Tropic and Ranger Green. Offering this plate carrier in more colourways would definitely make it more appealing to airsofters. It retails for $121.99 which is around £97 at the current exchange rate (be aware this could have changed by the time this has gone to print). The price is on par with other brands of the same quality.

Overall, I think 1TG have done a really great job with the GRIFFIN plate carrier - despite the design flaw in the removable flap, but like I said it is removable and you can cover it with pouches so it isn’t a big issue. The size allows for adjustment so it is inclusive, it is versatile and can be used with other 1TG products such as the VULTURE (it could also possibly be used with other brands but I’ve not had the chance to try it yet). It is also lightweight and comfortable without sacrificing quality. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this come out in other colours too! Keep up the great work 1TG!
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6MM ACTUAL | MARCH 2020!

Hey ladies and gents!

Welcome back to the blog! Sorry it's been a bit quiet on the post front, as many of you know, Enforcetac 2020 and IWA 2020 were due to be held in Nuremberg last week so I was hella busy preparing for the shows but, due to the escalating threat of COVID19, they were postponed.

On the 1st March, another issue of 6MM ACTUAL went live! 6MM ACTUAL is where you can read the best of the monthly 'Femme Fatale Airsoft' blogs and get bonus content exclusive to our monthly downloadable. Online or offline, you can get your airsoft media fix! In the March issue, we have a review on the Viper Tactical Mesh Tech Armour Top, the Specna Arms SA-G11, an event report on Desertfox Events: Battle for Lost Angeles 2020 and a piece on the new EPM1 from PTS Syndicate! 


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ACCESSORIES | EPM1 PTS SYNDICATE

Hey everyone! And welcome back to the blog!

Today I have another review for you and in this post, we’ll be looking at the EPM1 from PTS Syndicate! At SHOT Show 2019 PTS announced the next generation in the EPM magazine range - a 250 round mid-cap and the internet quickly lost its collective shit! Some were happy their favourite magazines would be able to hold even more ammo and some were hella offended at the concept that it was a mid-cap with such a high capacity. I’ve been testing this new mag since December last year and now it’s finally released, it’s time to tell you my thoughts!


The new PTS Enhanced Polymer Magazine 1, or EPM1 for short, is the newest Mid-capacity Polymer Magazine for AEGs. Like the original EPM, it has a Dupont Zytel Polymer shell, with recessed panels for better grip, and unique magazine well guides that reduce snagging when the magazine is drawn from and reinserted into pouches. 

However, unlike the EPM it doesn’t have a bullet window with the fake 556 rounds. Instead, it has an orange ammo counter that helps users know when the mag needs reloading. When the magazine is fully loaded, the orange ammo counter is at the very top of the window, and when the mag is empty it will be at the bottom of the window. What’s great about this is, you can just pick up a mag and immediately know how much ammo is in it.


What also sets it apart from the original EPM, is how much ammo it can hold. Its predecessor had an ammo limit of 120 rounds, the new EPM1 holds an enormous 250 rds! This did get some mixed reactions, my own personal reaction was ‘250 rds AND NO RATTLING HIGH CAP YASSSS’ because if I’m honest, using a tactical bitch maraca isn’t my jam. But understandably there were a few grumbles about it not being a ‘true mid-cap’ because of the capacity but, as it still has a spring under tension rather than a reservoir of BBs that needs to be wound on, it technically works like a mid-cap.

Aesthetically I like the new design, it’s sleek and it still has the recessed panels that promote grip and the slightly over-moulded base plate that acts as a stabiliser by allowing the end-user to rest the gun on any flat surface and have more surface contact for better traction and greater stability. I’m not even mad about the lack of fake 556 rounds.


How do they perform though? As expected, they perform just as well as the original EPMs and the BB counter is really helpful, flipping the rifle on its side and immediately knowing how many BBs is in the mag is awesome. The capacity is also a win in my books. 

Nice one PTS!

Photography thanks to Frostwolf Airsoft
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6MM ACTUAL | FEBRUARY SHOT SHOW 2020 SPECIAL!

Hey everyone! And welcome back to the blog!

In case you missed it, another issue of 6MM ACTUAL is live! Here you can read the best of the monthly 'Femme Fatale Airsoft' blogs and get bonus content exclusive to our monthly downloadable. Online or offline, you can get your airsoft media fix! In the second issue of 2020, we travel to Las Vegas, Nevada for SHOT Show 2020 and I've rounded up my favourites from the show for you lovely lot! Check it out here!


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YOUTUBE | SHOT SHOW 2020!

Hey everyone! And welcome back to the blog!

As many of you will know I have a YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/femmefataleairsoft! Although YouTube isn't my main platform, I do try to upload weekly vids so you guys and girls can get your airsoft fix - my channel is a mix of airsoft content from gameplay, to first impressions, unboxings, reviews and set-ups! In January, I visited SHOT Show 2020 and here's what's new from some of the biggest names in the airsoft industry:





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CLOTHING | VIPER MESH TECH ARMOUR TOP!

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog!

Today I have another review for you, and in this post, we’ll be looking at the Viper Tactical Mesh Tech Armour Top. I recently wore this for DesertFox Events Battle for Lost Angeles 2020 in Victorville, California. The perfect op/location for testing a top of this material.


The Viper Mesh Tech Armour Top is made of a high-performance (sports) Polyester material that is meant to provide long-lasting comfort and durability. Upon getting the shirt out of the package, the material itself feels very lightweight, looks to be breathable and quick-wicking. It is a standard under armour shirt look/design and has flatlock seams which reduce friction when moving, and raglan sleeves for an improved range of motion. It has a high collar with a 1/4 length front zipper.

I first wore this for a photo shoot in December and was impressed with the feel/fit of the garment but it wasn’t until DFE last month that I really got to give this a good field test. I wore it for the Sunday of DFE (after realising my mistake the day before of playing in thick flannel in 30+ degrees) and it helped me out a great deal that day, the inside of the shirt is soft and comfortable. It’s lightweight so is awesome to wear when you’re running up and down sand dunes at George Airforce Base in and when I took my chest rig off during the breaks, I wasn’t sat in a warm, damp shirt for too long because of its moisture-wicking properties. It dried out quickly and kept my body cool which was a welcome relief. The 1/4 zip also helped me cool down, without exposing half my chest (and that was very much welcome! I HATE shirts that claim to have a 1/4 zip and my bra ends up hanging out of my top).


Despite being such a lightweight top, it did offer me a great deal of protection - for any of you that have played at George Airforce Base you’ll know it is essentially a death trap! Nails are sticking out of walls, broken glass everywhere and dry walls caved in. There were a couple of occasions where I lent on or brushed against walls that were missing chunks or had nails sticking out of them and the shirt held up well against the stress, protecting my skin.



It is available in sizes small to 3XL, and comes in the following colours/camo patterns: Titanium, VCAM Black, Coyote, Black, OD and VCAM. I opted for my Mesh Tech Armour Top in the smallest size that Viper does - the small and although it was a little baggy around the chest and the top of the arms, it was comfortable and I had a great range of movement whilst playing. I would love to see this in an extra small!


It currently retails for around £14.50 from Viper retailers which are SO affordable compared to other similar products. I think overall they’ve done a terrific job with the Mesh Tech Armour Top and I’m looking forward to grabbing more of these in different colours!

Post sponsored by Viper Tactical
Photography thanks to Matt Estlea and Rob Harris
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SHOT SHOW 2020 | PTS SYNDICATE!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the blog!

Welcome back to the blog! You guys and girls will have seen my SHOT Show 2020 coverage on YouTube but for those of you who don't want to check out the new stuff from our favourite manufacturers on the 'Tube, we have a written report right here! And today we'll be looking at what is new for 2020 from PTS Syndicate!

At SHOT Show this year, PTS had the first prototype of the licensed MAWL. This airsoft version is going to be more affordable than the real steel counterpart and it is thought that it will retail at around the same price point as the G&P DBAL. It will have a visible laser, an IR laser and another IR feature. The B.E Meyers MAWL comes apart and is ambidextrous in the sense that it can be set up to be used on either side of the rifle, the PTS version will also have this feature. There are 2 buttons for firing the laser, and you adjust the settings by rotating the headpiece. Hopefully, we will have a release date later in the year.


At SHOT Show 2019, the EPM1 was announced and this year we saw the final production model and it was announced that they were available for retailer pre-order, meaning consumers would be getting them in their hands pretty sharpish! I've been testing the EPM1 silently over the last couple of months (you may have seen them sneakily in my IG posts!). They will be available in both black and tan, the capacity is 250 BBs and it also has an ammo counter that is at the top of the mag when empty and at the bottom when full which means you know exactly how much ammo you have before entering a firefight.


We also saw the release of the MTEK FLUX! It was announced last year at SHOT Show 2019 but it is now available for purchase!


You can check out my PTS SHOT Show 2020 coverage here:


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SHOT SHOW 2020 | LBX TACTICAL!

Hey guys!

Welcome back to the blog! You guys and girls will have seen my SHOT Show 2020 coverage on YouTube but for those of you who don't want to check out the new stuff from our favourite manufacturers on the 'Tube, we have a written report right here! In this write-up, we'll be looking at what's new from LBX!

As many of you know, for the last couple of years, I've been rocking the LBX Tactical 0300S and it has consistently been one of my favourites.  This system is based on the 6094 from LBT and was all MOLLE, LBX are now trying to move everything over to the MAP system and in turn, they will be offering the MAP system for the new 0300S. On the newest evolution of this plate carrier they've added a couple of extra loops to allow users to utilise some of the many panels available from LBX. We don't know whether these will come with the clips or if it'll be something you'll need to purchase separately. This new edition should be available by mid-2020 in all colours.  They also showed the 0300S in M81 Woodland for the first time, and all I can say is, I NEED IT!


Another product that caught my eye at SHOT Show 2020. The Armatus has been a staple for LBX for a couple of years, and at this years show there was an Armatus that had laser-cut MOLLE and more solutions for cable management and comms hooks. This Armatus also had a prototype panel attached that is exploring ways to carry more mags into the field. Most of the LBX panels have the capability of carrying just 3 mags so LBX went back to the drawing board to start designing the heavy. This panel is going to clip in at the front and velcro on the side and it gives users the ability to carry 8 mags between the sides and the top and the front pouch for pistol mags, phones, trauma kits etc. There's no solid date for this yet, but it's looking like it'll be available end of the year.


The MGP - Minimalist Gear Pack is getting a makeover! They're adding loops and clips so users can expand the carry capacity of this bag by adding the panels. It is also getting a velcro flap so the GRP panel can be used with the MGP too!



You can check out my YouTube video on LBX at SHOT Show 2020 here:


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SHOT SHOW 2020 | REDWOLF AIRSOFT!

Hey guys!

Welcome back to the blog! You guys and girls will have seen my SHOT Show 2020 coverage on YouTube but for those of you who don't want to check out the new stuff from our favourite manufacturers on the 'Tube, we have a written report right here! And today we'll be looking at the newest announcements from RWA!

Last year, RWA announced the Battle Arms Development (B.A.D) range of GBBRs and the prototype of the AEG. This year we get more details of what the final production model will feature. Internally the BAD AEG will have a GATE ASTER MOSFET and a binary trigger. It has the FORTIS SHIFT Rail which allows a quick detach from the rifle. It will also feature an extended battery tube but you can remove it if you would like a flush fit. The expected release date for this new AEG is September. 


Check out my SHOT Show 2020 Redwolf Airsoft coverage here:


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SHOT SHOW 2020 | G&G ARMAMENT!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the blog!

Welcome back to the blog! You guys and girls will have seen my SHOT Show 2020 coverage on YouTube but for those of you who don't want to check out the new stuff from our favourite manufacturers on the 'Tube, we have a written report right here! And today we'll be looking at what is new for 2020 from G&G!

What really caught my eye this year is the teeny tiny tracer unit - the UVT 106 Tracer Unit. It is smaller than it's leading competitor and what's unique about it is that the on/off switch is a twist on the top rather than a button. It has a shut-off time of one minute and a 14mm CCW thread.


The Type 64BR - this new AEG from G&G features a full metal receiver, real wood furniture, and comes with a bi-pod straight out of the box. The Type 64BR is similar to the SR series in the regard that it has a programmable 3 round burst. It will also have a 5 round burst as well but it will be programmable via remote control. It has a two-stage trigger, meaning you can pull the trigger back just slightly and get semi-auto, and when you pull it fully back you get 3 round burst or a 5 round burst depending on how you choose to programme your rifle. It features a hop-up adjustment that is located at the front of the gun near the gas block. There's currently no ETA on the release, but we hope to find out more at IWA 2020 next month,



Check out my SHOT Show 2020 coverage of G&G Armament here:


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SHOT SHOW 2020 | ACTIONSPORTGAMES!

Hey guys!

Welcome back to the blog! You guys and girls will have seen my SHOT Show 2020 coverage on YouTube but for those of you who don't want to check out the new stuff from our favourite manufacturers on the 'Tube, we have a written report right here! And we'll be starting with ASG!

The B&T Universal Service Weapon (USW) from ASG is definitely what caught my eye this year at SHOT Show. The real steel version of the USW was designed by B&T to help Police Officers reach targets up to 100m by adding a stock and a Picatinny mount for red dot system (that isn't compromised by recoil) and now ASG have created the fully licensed airsoft version. 

The licensed airsoft version out of the box will come with a green gas magazine but C02 mags will be available. It has serrations and a bevelled edge on the slide for better grip when racking the weapon. It has a picatinny mount that isn't affected by the recoil meaning any RDS you have on there will be more effective when shooting on target. The stock is also foldable and locks into place. Internally, we're looking at the internals of the ASG CZ Shadow/Shadow 2. It will have a matte black finish and a rubberised grip.


Check out my YouTube video coverage on all the new products from ASG at SHOT Show 2020 here:


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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT | KICKINGMUSTANG

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another player spotlight for you and this time we'll be chatting to James AKA kickingmustang.

Hey James! Thanks for taking part in the FFA player spotlights! How long have you been playing Airsoft? What originally got you into it?

10 years, I was originally introduced to it by a friend who ran the fund I was trading for in The City. I was a Trader for 15 years before I’d ever heard of airsoft. His son had had a nerf party and his friends had turned up with BB guns, which we confiscated, and realised we could shoot each other with them. Which we did. And loved it. I was hooked.



What’s your playing style?

I’ve evolved a lot over the years, I quickly became frustrated with the randomness of CQB, which I played a lot of when I first started. I learnt about concealment, ghillie suits and having had a love for hide and seek since I was a kid, I began to understand how I was able to control the environment and use stealth as my weapon. When you are aware of what your opponents can see, or not see, and you figure out how you fit into the environment you are playing in, you are in control of the situation. I like to pick when I engage. A lot of people will call me a ‘ghillie sniper’, but I think my style is more like a ninja. I love getting very close to opponents, silent takedowns, one shot at close range, unseen and unheard.

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

I find it easiest to play in woodland, I’m able to vanish in plain sight when I need to, and can move silently when others make noise. I have an edge there. But I do like to mix it up a bit. I love mountain terrain, there’s a field I play in France, The Bear’s Head. It’s the toughest field in the world, they don’t allow night games there because it’s too dangerous, but it is the best place to stalk. An overgrown WW1 fortress on a forested mountain with a labyrinth of tunnels through the mountain.


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

My favourite piece of kit is, of course, my Kicking Mustang Concealment System (KMCS) Ghillie Suit which I am very proud to have brought to market in 2019 and is what I believe to be the best ghillie suit available today. In terms of weapons, I’ve always believed my MK23 pistol is my primary and my bolt action rifles are my back up for when I can’t get close enough to use them. To be honest, if I wasn’t making YouTube videos I’d probably run just an MK23 every game, with a fun GBB gun  and some sort of occasional challenge weapons. I love fun challenge weapons, you know like sawn-off shotguns or bonkers Mac10 machine pistols with a crazy rate of fire but mags that only hold 40 BBs, and my friend’s at Swit Airsoft are amazing at supporting that. I love their passion for vintage airsoft that they upgrade into usable platforms. They let me have free pick of all their guns that they have in stock, and they often send me crazy guns as a surprise. Years ago the airsoft community seemed to love weird and wonderful guns. Now everyone wants the longest range, the highest rate of fire, quietest… I’d love to see more fun guns and unique loadouts.

What’s your most memorable event?

Tough one, I’ve had so many. The first time I went to the Ciudad in southern Spain, which is an abandoned town with a supermarket, gardens, houses, disco, petrol station, working street lights, was mind-blowing. It’s like a Call of Duty or Counter-Strike map. Just wow. Playing with two elite milsim teams in Texas at a US Army base last year was intense. The event was ok, the field was good, but the players I was with, their dedication, their teamwork and ethic of wanting to improve themselves as players were on a different level to anything I had experienced before. It was amazing to be a part of. But the events run by my friend Sascha at The Bear’s Head in 2018 are probably the best. I went there with a team of 8 Sniper Ops, including Airsoft Camman and Cleanshot, and we dominated that place. We had so much fun. It was our mountain and nobody was going to take it from us. And the videos we put together from that were pretty special as well. The Bear’s Head is the ultimate airsoft arena, nowhere else like it in the world.


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

Get together with some friends, grab a ferry or get on the channel tunnel, and get over to Europe for the weekend, some of the fields over there are well worth visiting.

Where can my readers find you on social media?

On YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. I love Instagram stories and sharing teching, ghillie crafting and live streams there. On Facebook, I have a community group for ghillie snipers at facebook.com/groups/sniperoperations, but please make sure to read the rules when you join, they are a bit different to all other airsoft community groups and are the reason it is quite possibly the only positive and troll-free airsoft community group out there. But if you want the fun gameplay videos, youtube.com/kickingmustang


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6MM ACTUAL | JANUARY 2020!

Welcome back to the blog! If you follow me on social media you will have seen that on the 1st, a new issue of 6MM ACTUAL was released, the very first of 2020!

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 the first issue of 2020, I let you guys and girls know what my favourites of 2019 were - from favourite gear to favourite replicas, events and airsoft sites, they're all in here.

Enjoy!


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FEMME FATALE AIRSOFT'S FAVOURITE REPLICA'S 2019!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog and the last of our 2019 round-ups! SHOT Show 2020 is right around the corner and today I'm looking back on the airsoft replicas I've enjoyed using the most over the last year. Again, these are just my personal favourites (yours probably will be different) that I have used in 2019 - meaning they more than likely aren't groundbreaking or the newest releases, simply the ones I've enjoyed using the most.



At number 5 is the Specna Arms Edge AEG from Gunfire that has been manufactured under the license of Rock River Arms. Rock River Arms is a well known American firearms manufacturer and what makes the Edge special is not only the RRA license but that it is also equipped with GATE technology.


The SA Edge has an Orion Gearbox, which is based on a reinforced shell and is equipped with a mainspring release function. Out of the box, it has a reinforced piston with full steel teeth, an Aluminium seal nozzle & double sealed cylinder head, steel gears, 8mm ball bearings, a rotary hop-up chamber, a 6.03mm precision barrel, a quick change spring system and a QD pistol grip which gives the player quick access to the AEG’s engine without the use of tools. All these features make this one of the best Specna's yet - durable and ready to get to work.

One of the Edge’s most notable features is the GATE X-ASR MOSFET as standard! The MOSFET X-ASR unit will ensure the safety of the components, increase the trigger response and extend the life of the electronics and battery. It has been a fun and reliable gun to use during airsoft skirmishes and its aesthetics are on point. Great work Specna!

Read my full review here




At number 4 is the PTS X Centurion Arms CM4, which is an Electric Recoil Gun system that is based on the latest generation KWA AEG 3 system from PTS Syndicate that features a Centurion Arms rail! The ERG simulates recoil via a proprietary Kinetic Feedback System. When used with the proprietary ERG magazine, it has a cut off to make it even more realistic. However when I used this awesome GAT at DFE: Battle for Lost Angeles 2 I decided to use the original PTS EPM for AEGs and I used it as a regular AEG - which is one of the awesome features of the CM4. It has a quick change spring system and included as standard equipment for the CM4 ERG, are PTS’ highly popular proprietary design Enhanced Polymer Grip, Enhanced Back-Up Sight, Enhanced Polymer Magazine and Enhanced Polymer Stock.

The CM4 has one of the most realistic recoils of any AEG that I've used which made it a really fun replica to use during the event - it definitely added an extra element to my game, it has a great weight to it and looks awesome.

RWA Agency Arms Urban Combat Slide Kit for the TM G17

The Agency Arms Urban Combat Slide Kit for the TM G17 from RWA isn't necessarily a replica per se, but it has improved my experience with the Tokyo Marui G17 so I'm going to include it! The Urban Combat Slide Kit is a return to the classic Agency Arms styling but is designed with serious gamers in mind.

This Urban Combat slide comes in a rich back anodized finish and features all the windows, serrations, and attention to detail known from an RWA Agency Arms offering,  It's lightweight and made from CNC aluminium. In the box, the slide kit comes with the RWA Agency Arms Urban Combat 17 Slide Set 2.0, a stainless steel outer barrel, recoil spring and a fibre optic front sight. It comes with a scannable QR code for installation instructions and is easy to install. 

Once installed it takes the boring look of the TM G17 and elevates it to a more curated look, but it's not all about aesthetics - in my experience, it has improved the performance of the pistol, making it more snappy.ar sight 


GBLS DAS GDR-15 CQB

The GBLS DAS GDR-15 CQB AEG takes the number 2 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. 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


Krytac MKII CRB LEOTEK'd


My LEOTEK'd Krytac MKII CRB from Landwarrior in Dalkeith, Scotland takes the number one spot because it is STILL my favourite AEG to use. The techs at LWA took a standard Krytac MKII CRB (which is a great AEG out of the box anyway) and gave it a full upgrade service which included a Laylax barrel, flat hop, ultimate piston, ultimate 40K motor and a GATE Titan MOSFET which gives you the option to adjust trigger sensitivity, pre-cocking boost, fire selector mode, burst mode, rate of fire and it also provides a low battery warning and battery protection.

It's snappy and fires like a dream. It also looks the tits.

Although this isn't a 'standard' AEG, it isn't completely custom. The LEOTEK option is available to all of LWA's customers.


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FEMME FATALE AIRSOFT'S FAVOURITE GEAR 2019!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Following on from my last favourites post, today I'll be looking at my favourite bits of gear that I used in 2019! Now, this is a new addition to my yearly roundups, but let me clarify - these are MY personal favourite pieces of gear (yours probably will be different) that I used in 2019 -  meaning they may not be new or innovative but they are products that have elevated my kit.


First on the list is the HSGI Triple Taco Modular Panel, this panel has been modded for use with LBT/LBX Carriers. It has 3 adjustable M4 mag pockets and 3 adjustable accessory pockets that are perfect for pistol mags. It attaches to modular webbing via tuck tabs. I use this with my LBX 0300S and it has been a great addition to my kit - it has enough mag pouches for most airsoft skirmishes and the accessory pouches are multi-use. I've been using this for over a year, and it has stood up well to being used almost every weekend (depending on my game day loadout).

PC: Stacey Hardwick

Haley Strategic Multi-Mission Hanger

Whilst I was at Land Warrior in Dalkeith, Scotland for their open day in May I realised I had forgotten my Ferro Concepts Dangler Pouch and borrowed a Multi-Mission Hanger V1 from the MD, Scott Alan. This tactical fanny pack is made from 500 Denier Cordura and features a 4-Way Stretch Tweave for additional room and ease of closing. It has loop Velcro front and rear interior panels and reversed zippers with cord zipper pulls. It is a really large fanny pack so it fits a great number of bits and bobs in and has a lot of room on the front for patches. It is really well constructed and the material has held up well.



The LBX Tactical Armatus II is a low profile plate carrier made of 500D Cordura. As standard, the carrier has a fast clip front panel and comes with a Triple M4 Panel from LBX and also a removable back modular panel that is compatible with MAP components (I’ve accessorised my MAS Grey Armatus II with the Banger Back Panel). It is a comfortable carrier that has sound construction and does the job intended. The range of colour/camo options is varied enough for there to be an option for most loadouts.

Read my full review here

PC: Stuart Manks


In 2019, Viper Tactical released their Gen 2 Elite Trousers which made huge improvements on the originals and boasted a bunch of new features, including improved removable ABS knee pads! These new Elite trousers are a dupe of a very popular style of trousers/pants but are super affordable.

The ripstop poly-cotton blend fabric feels really durable and has performed well in both indoor environments and outdoor skirmishes - from being caught on branches, dragged through the mud etc the material has held up really well. The stretch areas are all rip-resistant which definitely gives players peace of mind. The material also dries quite quickly which is much appreciated in the dreary British weather.

Viper has done an awesome job with these trousers. 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

Read my full review here



In 2019, Viper also released the Buckle Up Utility Chest Rig as part of their new VX range, and what drew me to this product is that it closely resembles a high-end load carrying system - the Spiritus Systems MK4, but for a fraction of the cost. It works in a modular system with the VX range of inserts to suit your weapon magazines (if required) in the main pouch that is located at the rear of the rig to completely customise your rig to your playing needs. Both compartments are Velcro-lined to be used with these inserts too and the front lid is removable for easy access to inserts placed in the front compartment. It has front and rear Velcro ID panels that are quite sizeable meaning plenty of spaces for patches or adding extra VX inserts/holsters. It is also VX Buckle Up compatible meaning it can be used with the new VX plate carrier and has quick-release buckles throughout. It is also fully adjustable and compatible with other bits of kit.

Read my full review here

PC: Stuart Manks

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