Hi friends! 

Welcome back to the blog. I’ve recently started reviewing the Golden Eagle gas shotgun range from Extreme Airsoft and in this blog post, we’ll be looking at the kind of compatible accessories that are available for airsoft shotguns.

First up, we have the Salamander Kit from Air Systems Plus, which is a 3D printed gadget that allows you to run M4 mags in an airsoft shotgun to expand its ammo capacity and is perfect if you don’t want to reload shells. It has a shotgun shell shaped piece that inserts into where you load the shotgun leaving the breech door open) and the M4 mag just inserts into the bottom of the Salamander kit. It’s super easy to install as it’s just a plug and play adapter so can be utilised by players of all levels for uninterrupted gameplay. It retails for £69.99, here at Extreme Airsoft.

Another cool accessory to expand your ammo carrying capacity is the Battle-axe Shotgun Electric Drum Magazine. It is a battery-powered drum mag that is capable of carrying 1,200 rounds. It’s compatible with shotguns where the pump handle does not travel over the Breech Door when it is pumped (so do check your shotty before purchasing to make sure it’ll fit!). Like the Salamander kit above, it has a shotgun shell piece that inserts where you load the shotgun. To get rocking and rolling all you need are 3 X AAA batteries and some BBs! From Extreme it retails, here for £42.99.

Last on this shortlist is something to carry your ammo - the Deadly Customs Kydex Shot Gun Shell Holsters. Constructed from Kydex with a malice clip, these holsters hold 3 x shotgun shells. Available in Black, ODG (Green) and Coyote Brown (Tan). They’re available from Deadly Customs and Extreme Airsoft, they retail for £16.99 on the DC website but are on sale at the time of writing from £7.99 at Extreme.

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Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Life has been manic lately but I’m back on it. Last week I visited Extreme Airsoft and they’d just had a delivery of Golden Eagle Gas Shotguns. I’ve not had a lot of experience with Golden Eagle guns so naturally, it was time to test them! First up in the series is the Golden Eagle M870 M-LOK Tri-Shot Gas Pump Action Shotgun

The Golden Eagle M870 M-LOK Tri-Shot Gas Pump Action Shotgun is a replica of the shorter M870, that has an added AR pistol grip, buffer tube and a sliding six-position stock. It has been manufactured mostly from alloy and only uses Polymer for the pistol grip and stock to be as close to the real thing as possible. It’s gas-powered and features a 20mm rail on the receiver, a ghost ring rear iron sight already installed, an M-LOK style pump handle, an AR-style pistol grip, a six-position stock that conceals the internal gas tank in the buffer tube. The magazine tube for the shotgun can be used as a shell holder by unscrewing the front cover. There is a thumb-through safety near the trigger, which prevents the shotgun from firing and at the rear of the receiver, there is a QD sling socket ready to accept a QD sling loop. 

Aesthetically, I think it looks fab - I really like the stock and the M-LOK style pump handle, these features make it stand out and make it look more expensive than it is. As it is full metal it has a good weight to it, but it isn’t too heavy. It definitely feels sturdy in the hand. It’s really compact, so super easy to move around corners and through doorways. 

Just like the TM series of gas shotguns, the Golden Eagle range accept standard airsoft shotgun shells so you can use any existing shells you already have. It can be set to fire either 3rnd or 6rnd burst (or spicy mode as I like to call it). It also accepts shotgun drum mags if you need to do some serious breaching. 

So now we know about its features, let us chat about its usability. It’s been years since I’ve used an airsoft shotgun but the user manual is really easy to understand, and in turn, this makes it easy to get rocking and rolling. To fill the internal gas tank all you need to do is slide the stock out and it will reveal the gas fill valve. To load the Shotgun you need to press the release lever for the breech door that is located near the trigger and push the shotgun shell into place until it clicks and close the breech door! To set the shotgun to either 3rnd or 6rnd burst, you can pull back on the pump and move the slider behind the mock bolt. 

What I was pleasantly surprised with was the range! I didn’t expect much for such an affordable, compact gun but it took me by complete surprise. With a full gas tank, it was ranging approximately 30 metres - which is more than enough for any CQB site in the UK. It has that distinctive shotgun racking sound which gives you a hint of realism and the stock makes it easy and comfortable to shoulder.

In the box, you get the Golden Eagle M870 M-LOK Tri-Shot Gas Pump Action Shotgun, 3 Airsoft Shotgun Shells and a speedloader (very handy)! It retails from Extreme Airsoft for £179.99 which is a fantastic price point for an alloy gas shotgun.

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Hey friends!

Welcome back to Femme Fatale Airsoft! Today I’m back at it again, in this post we’ll be looking at an AEP by Tokyo Marui that is based on the TM Vz61! The TM Scorpion Mod M from Extreme Airsoft!

Let’s first chat about the build! The Scorpion Mod M is made from mostly polymer like a lot of Tokyo Marui products, featuring a polymer stock, pistol grip (which houses the battery), magazine, receiver, hand-guard and rails, but it has an alloy outer barrel, flash hider and internals. It has a unique colour scheme - mostly black with gold accents on the outer barrel, trigger and mock bolt cover. At the top of the Scorpion Mod M, there are two rails, both a front and rear 20mm rail to attach iron sights and optics, and there is an additional lower 20mm rail for attaching a variety of grips AND if that wasn’t enough for customisation options, the handguard also features side M-LOK points for attaching more rails for attachments such as torches, PEQ boxes. Other notable features include the 14mm CCW Threaded Outer Barrel for attaching suppressors and flash hiders and a side folding stock that locks into place.

In terms of usability features, it has an enlarged charging, an enlarged trigger guard and a textured magazine to give you more grip. The magazine release button is also larger than you would expect on an AEP. I can’t find much information regarding the internals of the Scorpion Mod M but it does have an adjustable hop-up. 

It is worth noting that as it is based on the Vz61 from Tokyo Marui, the parts and accessories for that system are compatible with the Mod M including the magazines!

How easy is it to use? The battery is inserted by twisting the nub on the bottom of the pistol grip which then opens to reveal the compartment where the battery is housed, The battery slides into the battery adapter and then goes into the compartment, it is quite a tight fit so be sure to get it just right. The battery is stored in the stock which means there’s no chunky handguard or stock which keeps the Scorpion Mod M super compact but it can be a little tricky to battery up until you get used to it. No tools are needed to do this!

I used this AEP whilst playing at The Department CQB in Croft, Leicester and it was a great little gun for CQB! As it is so small and compact it was a dream to go around corners with. It’s lightweight so can be comfortably used for extended periods of time as well (although it does have a sling mount on the rear of the gun) I used a 7.4 small LiPo battery and 0.25g tracer rounds - the tracer unit was easy to install and gave the Scorpion Mod M an extra little something something! Once the hop was set, it was ranging most areas of the site. I think this is a great CQB weapon or a backup for a sniper. The only thing I didn’t particularly like about it, is how it sounds. As it uses a 7.4 LiPo or a 7.2V Micro 500 NIMH it sounds a bit flat but this doesn’t affect the performance, it’s just not something I’m used to. The gold accents give this gun a custom look as well and I really like the flash hider as it looks like a little crown. Overall, I think this is a great CQB weapon if you want something lightweight and compact.

In the box, you get the Tokyo Marui Scorpion Mod M AEP, a 260 round waffle hi-cap magazine and an AEP Battery Adaptor (it doesn’t include the battery so take that into account!). From Extreme Airsoft, the Tokyo Marui Scorpion Mod M retails for £229.99.

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Hi friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the new light machine gun by Secutor Arms - the Aquila VII LMG from Extreme Airsoft!

The Secutor Arms Aquila VII LMG is the new light machine gun from Secutor Arms that was released earlier this year. The body is full metal, with a short M-LOK handguard that has attachment points on all four sides to enable you to add rails so you can attach torches, lasers, PEQ boxes, bipods - whatever you fancy! It comes with a mock suppressor in the box that has a MultiCam Black cover, to match the MultiCam Black on the box mag (that is also included) and it has a polymer, telescopic stock that is adjustable for user comfort.

Internally, we’re looking at a 6.03mm precision barrel, a Maple Leaf Macaron hop bucking, quick change spring system, 8mm bush and bearing combination, full metal teeth piston, silver wiring and a high torque motor. I am surprised for the price that it doesn’t have a MOSFET already installed straight out of the box, but it is worth noting that not many LMGs have MOSFETs as standard.

The Aquila VII has a new drum magazine type that has magnetic contacts, which is designed to eliminate problems with cables and so that you can regulate the feeding speed, depending on the battery used.

In regards to size, it is quite a compact LMG and it weighs in at just over 3kg which is a good weight for an LMG - it’s not too heavy but still substantial and it feels sturdy whilst in use.

As for aesthetics - it is a really good looking gun! The M-LOK handguard paired with the MultiCam Black is a great combination and reflects the trends we’re seeing in the community right now - I think we can all agree that MCB is a vibe! There are some dummy rounds included in the box which also adds a touch of realism.

When I first tested the Aquila, I did have some issues regarding feeding - it only fired on setting number 2 and every 10 BBs it would fire 3 at the same time and they would shatter as they exited the barrel (this was on a 7.4 LiPo). At first, I thought it might be the BB weight so I played around with different weights ranging from .2s to .28s but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference. As it didn’t have a MOSFET I didn’t want to risk using an 11.1 LiPo. I decided to postpone the review for a few weeks until Extreme got in a couple more Aquilas to test in case this was a one-off faulty gun. This week though another 2 came in and I was straight to testing. I’m pleased to say that this test went much smoother. I used the same battery as the test before and the same weight of BBs and both of the Aquila’s tested performed as expected, they fired on all 3 settings and there were no jams or BBs shattering on leaving the barrel which gave me more confidence in the Aquila. Once the hop-up was adjusted, it produced accurate groupings and covered a pretty good distance. The drum mag was easy to install. 

In the box, you get the Secutor Aquila VII LMG AEG, a 1200 round box mag with fake rounds and a MultiCam Black suppressor cover and magazine cover. The Sector Aquila VII LMG AEG from Extreme Airsoft is £519.99 (you can save 5% using my code ‘femmefatale’) which is slightly more expensive than some of the other airsoft LMGs on the market but it is a REALLY good looking LMG - the MultiCam Black suppressor cover and magazine cover gives it a ‘custom’ look straight out of the box.

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Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! In my last post, I gave you the lowdown on my latest MultiCam plate carrier set-up and today I’m going to give you my thoughts on the base carrier - the Rush 2.0 Plate Carrier Tactical Vest from

The Rush Plate Carrier 2.0 by Primal Gear is a lightweight and durable plate carrier designed for airsofters that is constructed from 500D Cordura. It has 2 plate pockets that are ready to take medium SAPI inserts (ballistic or training, your choice!). The front and back vest panels, along with the cummerbund, are covered in MOLLE / PALS webbing that allows the wearer to expand its carrying capacity with various pouches and panels. There is a flat pocket with an organiser on the chest which is perfect for keeping intel and important items on you, and this also has a large area of loop Velcro so you can attach your favourite patches. The shoulders are completely adjustable and are padded to improve the comfort of wearing even when the carrier is loaded up with magazines and equipment. On the back of the carrier, it has a large zipper for the attachment of a dedicated Rush 2.0 panel and backpack. Another notable feature is the drag handle. 

The plates aren’t included with the carrier but you can get some affordable ones like these from GF themselves which is what I’m running or you can make them yourself from thick yoga mats - this really helps fill out the plate carrier and gives you a little extra protection (it also gives it a really distinctive sound when you’re hit too!). Whilst the plates aren’t completely essential to its use, they do make it look filled out. 

Is it easy to set up? This carrier set-up was a learning experience for me as I’ve not had one of this type before. On each side of the loop velcro patch, there is a small hole in the fabric that conceals two tabs with which you can attach panels. The panels that you use with the Rush 2.0 will need to have hook velcro on the back and have small clips that can attach to the tabs. For mine, I chose the OneTigris Placard 01 that has 3 x 5.56 pouches, an admin pouch and 2 pistol mag pouches. It was easy to install but I did have to employ the help of a pair of tweezers to help me get the clips on as the tabs are malleable but still firm. Putting the plates in took barely any time and it was quick to adjust. I spent the longest amount of time getting the clips on the panels. 

It has a large range of adjustment in regards to the torso however the shoulders didn’t adjust to as small as I needed them to be so I had to fold some of the shoulder tab fabric over, it still fits in the padded shoulder covers so when they’re on you can’t see the folded fabric so it isn’t an issue. More of just a gripe about the fact I would like it to just adjust without making any ‘compromises’ if you get what I’m saying. Whilst the carrier is on, it is comfortable to wear and the weight is evenly distributed when it is fully loaded. The construction of the carrier is sound - the stitching is straight and everything lines up nicely! The MultiCam fabric also matches my other Multicam pieces nicely! 

At full price, the Rush 2.0 carrier is €67,85 but at the time of writing it is on sale for €43,94 which is a great price point for a base plate carrier! 

It is available in a variety of colourways including Grey, Coyote/Tan, Olive, Black and MultiCam. I would love to see this available in more camo patterns but there is still a great selection of colourways that would work with any loadout. 

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 Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Today we'll be looking at my latest MultiCam plate carrier set-up!

For the base, I'm using the 'Rush 2.0 Plate Carrier Tactical Vest' by Primal Gear from The Rush 2.0 Plate Carrier is designed to be a light and durable utilitarian piece of kit for airsofters. It's constructed from Cordura 500D which is more than enough for battle on the airsoft field. The vest is able to carry M SAPI ballistic inserts, as this is for airsoft, I'm using FMA SAPI M Ballistic Plate Replica (also from Gunfire) which gives me more protection and keeps the shape of the carrier. The front and back vest panels, as well as the detachable cummerbund, are covered with MOLLE / PALS webbing that allows you to expand the carrying capacity of the vest with various pouches. On the back there is a zipper so you can attach dedicated Rush 2.0 panels and backpacks (more on that later!)

Other features of the carrier include: a drag handle, concealed tabs for the attachment of panels and placards, a flat pocket with an organiser on the chest, padded shoulders for added comfort and large loop velcro space at the front of the carrier for patches! My full review on this plate carrier is coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!

For the front panel I have the OneTigris Placard 01 (OneTigris Chest Rig/Vest Add-on Triple Mag Pouch with Utility Pouch) in MultiCam! The Placard 01 has the capacity to carry three 5.56 magazines (however I did manage to fit some AK mags in as well!) and 2 pistol mags. The 5.56 pouches have adjustable shock cord retainers plus webbing pull tabs to keep the mags secure even when you're prone and the pistol mag pouches have velcro flaps to keep them secure. It also features a utility pouch at the front with an adjustable hook-and-loop divider inside so it can be customised to the users spec. I secured this to my Rush 2.0 carrier via the hook velcro at the back and the buckles at the top of the panel.

For the back panel, I'm using the Tactical Backpack for Rush 2.0 Tactical Vest from Primal Gear also from Now, hear me out! This backpack is quite large but, it has a lot of space and in turn a large carrying capacity which is fab for longer ops or when you play sites that run longer than average games. It is a dedicated backpack for Rush 2.0 Plate and it zips onto the back of the vest - super simple. This backpack enables the end user to carry additional equipment including extra ammo or a hydration bladder for hydration on the field. It has a vertical zipper giving you quick access to contents of the backpack, additional mesh pockets inside the main compartment to keep everything organised and separate, a flap with a pocket to keep small accessories accessories safe and a grommet at the bottom for drainage.



Hey friends! 

Welcome back! Today I have another review, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE CQB from Extreme Airsoft. The Avalon Samurai EDGE AEG from VegaForceCompany or VFC as they are also known is a premium carbine AEG within the Avalon range of airsoft guns.

It features a mostly metal construction (aluminium and zinc alloy) with a few steel elements that includes the flash hider, shell ejection window flap, and the forward assist. It also has a few polymer parts including the QRS pistol grip (that has anti-slip texture) and an adjustable, telescopic stock. The VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE has a Modular M-LOK CNC hand-guard that features a top 22 mm RIS rail (in sections meaning it doesn’t run the whole length of the hand-guard). The lower receiver has the Avalon Weapons Works markings giving the RIF a premium feel. The receiver also has the ambidextrous fire selector, mag release button, an operational bolt-catch, and an enlarged trigger guard for user comfort. For the stock, the VFC Avalon Samurai Edge has an adjustable VFC QRS (Quick Response System) stock which is where the battery is housed. It has a sling swivel, a short RIS 22 mm rail and it is padded for added comfort. 

Internally, the Samurai EDGE is impressive on paper right out of the box. It has the ECS Version 2.1 gearbox that includes an integrated Digital Firing Control System, reinforced piston, steel ball-bearing spring guide, Ultra High-Speed 8 mm ball-bearings, set of steel High-Speed gears, an aerodynamic CNC nozzle, av reinforced tappet plate, temperature-resistant contacts and a High Torque motor. This is joined by a Maple Leaf Competitive Grade Hop-Up bucking, a Maple Leaf Competitive Grade external barrel, a quick spring change system and a rotary style hop-up. 

One of the main talking points about the Samurai EDGE is the Digital Firing Control System. This offers the user fire-mode programming which gives you the option of 3-round burst, a piston reset function, automatic tension detection and an alarm that warns the user about battery discharge. Except for 3 round burst, these features help prolong the life of the weapon. 

On getting the VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE out of the box, it has a good weight to it thanks to the mostly metal construction and there’s no doubt that it is a good looking AEG. I like the look and functionality of the M-LOK handguard and the fact the RIS rail is in sections gives it a very unique look. M-LOK rail pieces are easy to add onto the hand-guard to expand its attachment capacity to include torches PEQ boxes etc. The red trigger is also a nice touch. 

The battery is easy to install via the removable back part of the stock and on 0.2g BBs, it chronos consistently at 323 FPS which is more than enough for any CQB site in the UK. It fires with no issues on both semi-auto and full-auto (and has a good rate of fire too). The 3 round burst is a great feature although I didn’t use that during a game as I was limited to semi only. 

Despite being a full-sized M4, it isn’t clunky or too long to use effectively in really tight, CQB and the butt pad makes it comfortable to shoulder. As it’s full metal, it is a bit weightier than other polymer M4s but it isn’t uncomfortable. I chose to run it with a sling just to prevent my arms from becoming tired after a full day of airsoft. I used the QRS magazines but it does have pretty good mag compatibility with G&G, PTS and also KWA mid-caps. 

In the box, you get the VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE AEG in black, a mid-cap QRS 120 round magazine, RIS rail for M-LOK, a set of KAC iron sights, a Mini-Tamiya to Deans connector and the all-important manual! 

It retails for £429.99 from Extreme Airsoft, which is more than your bog-standard AEG, but I think the quality of VFC’s builds warrant the price tag. Use code ‘femmefatale’ for 5% off your purchases. 

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Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! I’m back at it again with another review, and in this one, we’ll be looking at my new belt - the Shooter Belt from Deadly Customs Belt Builder service! You can check out my new set-up here

The Ranger Green Shooter Belt from the Deadly Customs Belt Builder is a 2 belt set-up, that features an outer belt that is made from 2″ doubled-up MilSpec webbing which is rated up to 5500lbs, and an inner belt with loop velcro which you feed through your trouser belt loops as you would any normal belt. It also features a genuine 50mm AustriaAlpin Cobra Buckle that is rated for 2000lbs! A cute little feature is that each belt has the DC skull logo on the buckle. 

The belt is 50mm/2" in width and has 16 columns of MOLLE (on a size small, there will be more MOLLE columns on bigger sizes). The MOLLE loops run along the top and bottom of the outer belt and they're compatible with any MOLLE or PALS attachable pouches and holsters. The outer belt has a dual-layer construction to give it rigidity and this makes it one of the strongest in the UK. Every belt is also handmade in the UK and there are no long wait times. 

The way the belt works is - you run the inner belt through your trouser belt loops then place your outer belt with all your pouches, holsters etc already attached over the inner belt and fasten it with the cobra buckle. I love this style of belt because it means you don’t need to take off pouches or holsters when the belt comes off meaning you can just set it up and grab it when you need it, which makes getting ready for airsoft much easier. 

The construction of the belt is sound - the webbing is MilSpec and the stitching is clean and neat. It is a lot more rigid than other Cobra Belts I have used in the past which means the belt doesn’t roll when taking mags/bangs out of pouches. Despite the rigidity, it is comfortable to wear. However due to the rigidity, I will say mid-ride and low-ride Safariland platforms can be a bit tricky to install, but with a bit of elbow grease it goes on. The Ranger Green colour is a great match for my other RG pieces as well. 

It is available in 7 different colours/camouflages including Ranger Green, Coyote Brown, MultiCam Black, MultiCam, Multicam Tropic, Black and Grey so there is a belt to suit pretty much any loadout you could imagine. It’s sized as follows: XSmall (26″–30″), Small (30″– 34″), Medium (34″–38″), Large (38″–42″), XLarge (42″ – 46″). I have a 29” waist and after trying the XS and S I opted for the small size so I had a little extra room in case of weight fluctuations (lockdown weight is REAL!). It is true to size. 

So what about the price? The Shooters Belt retails for £79.99 from DC which is affordable for a Shooters Belt. Overall, it's a lightweight, low profile, affordable option for airsofters. It is comfortable to wear, doesn't rub my hips and is endlessly customisable with pouches. 

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Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog and another review! Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying out a new set of combat uniform from! At the Gunfire 2021 calendar shoot, I picked up a set of the Primal Gear G3s in MultiCam (you can check out my review of those here) and have been pretty impressed with them, so when I saw the Primal Gear G4 set in US Woodland on the website I had to try them! 

First, let’s chat about the top: the torso is made from a Polycotton material that is lightweight, quick-drying and soft to the touch and the arms are constructed from a Rip-Stop weave making it comfortable to wear, underneath a plate carrier and also durable. It has a Rip-Stop weave collar and a half zip. There are 2 pockets on the arms that close with a YKK zipper, on these pockets there are loop Velcro panels so players can adorn them with their favourite patches. At the cuff of the arms, there are Velcro tabs to adjust them. They do come with a set of elbow pads but, I like to wear my sleeves rolled up so I don’t use these or the adjustable cuffs. 

Next up, let’s chat about the features of the pants - they are made from the same Rip-Stop weave that the arms of the top are constructed from, have 13 pockets throughout the pants including the spacious side cargo pockets and a small pocket for a flashlight/knife with a clip. The waistline of the pants is trimmed on the inside with soft material which is comfortable against the skin and the waist is adjustable with Velcro tabs located at the back of the pants. There are other points of adjustment in the pants to give them a more fitted look - at the cuff of the leg and the back of the knees. As they are the G4 pants, they feature a new design of kneepad which has a honeycomb-esque pattern on them. 

What is the quality like? The set comes nicely presented in a fabric/plastic ziplock packet which is great to store the set in when it’s clean. The fabric on the torso of the shirt is soft and comfortable on the skin, it’s also pretty lightweight and quick-witting. The Rip-Stop fabric feels strong and durable and it is also comfortable on the skin, the seams within the shirt are noticeable when wearing but not uncomfortable. The kneepads included are made from a lightweight, smooth polymer and they’re backed with padded foam. The polymer part is quite stiff, but I think this may soften with use. 

The Primal Gear G4 Uniform set is sized in S, M, L and XL. In the G3 set, I opted for a size medium as they were a little snug around my waist/buttocks and did expect the G4 to fit similarly but with the G4 they are sized slightly differently so I went for the size small. The pants have room around the waist and buttocks so they’re comfortable to bend down in and move around in. Whilst they are roomy, they don’t look baggy because of the adjustability at the knees and cuffs. The shirt is a good fit around the shoulders/arms but like the G3 set it is quite long on the body - this isn’t a problem as I tuck my shirts into my trousers. There isn’t much stretch in the set overall but it is a comfortable, generous fit. 

They are available in other camouflage and colour-ways including wz.93 Polish Woodland, Grey, A-TACS, MultiCam, Olive and Black.

What is the price point? They were €105,32 but are currently on offer for €76,89 which at the current exchange rate is £67 (rounded up to the closest £). I think this is a affordable price point for a full uniform set. It is worth noting however that due to the changes incurred by Brexit, Gunfire can only ship orders over the value of £135 to the UK which isn’t ideal if you’re just in the market for a new uniform set but it can’t be helped. 

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Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! A few months ago, I made some changes to my belt kit over the last lockdown in England ready for when we started playing again and after playing a fair few game days since we've been back I've made more adjustments including a new belt!

My new belt is a Ranger Green Cobra Belt from the Deadly Customs Belt Builder that is made from 2″ MilSpec webbing which is rated up to 5500lbs. The webbing is doubled up, giving it a dual layer construction making it one of the strongest in the UK, so it won't roll when you take out a mag. It also features a genuine 50mm AustriaAlpin Cobra Buckle that is rated for 2000lbs! It's super comfortable and has an inner belt with loop Velcro.  I'll be doing a full review on this soon!

As this is a CQB set-up I've kept it super slick and simple. To hold my sidearm, I have a Deadly Customs DC4 Kydex Holster. My DC4 from Deadly Customs is moulded around an Olight Valkyrie PL-2 torch which means most pistols can fit in the holster securely as long as they have a PL-2 torch attached to them. You can adjust the fit of the holster by adjusting the screws on the side of the holster. It's really useful to have when I want to swap out my sidearm for the day. To attach it to the belt I've mounted it on a Safariland QLS on a Low Rider with a thigh strap (you can check out my review of the DC4 here). I got my Safariland hardware from a company in the Netherlands called Kydex Holster NLD.

 Next up, I have 2 of the 40mm Grenade Holsters from Deadly Customs, in the 'Deadly Cus-Tom' print. The 40mm Grenade Holsters from DC are a super simple Kydex carrying system that has been designed specifically for airsoft impacts that is compatible with any MOLLE system. Although there’s really not a great deal to talk about in terms of features as they are a super simple bit of kit – just moulded thermoplastic with an attachment system, this simply means there’s less to go wrong. One of the main selling points of Kydex carriers is that they are really lightweight so are perfect for low drag loadouts. 

They can be attached to a plate carrier or belt with either a malice clip or combat loop (which are compatible with any MOLLE system) that you select at the point of ordering. For all of my 40mm grenade holsters from DC I have opted for the malice clip (out of habit mostly). I like the malice clips because they’re easy to attach/detach when needs be and they’re also secure. Although you can attach them to any MOLLE system, I prefer to have mine on my belt set-up. The holsters allow them to be within easy reach so the deployment of them is smooth when needs be. They’re also easy to reindex.
The 40mm grenade holster from Deadly Customs fits all of the following: all versions of the Tectonic Innovations Quake Grenades, the Tectonic Innovations Neutron, TRMR, Alphatec Grenades, Pulse Armament B1 Grenades, EG WP40 Smoke Grenades, TAG Rounds and the Oshiboom Grenades (however as the Oshibooms are a little smaller than the other 40mm grenades on this list Deadly Customs recommends a few wraps of tape around the grenade to make it fit more securely). Read my full review here.

Lastly, in the set-up, we have 2 Esstac KYWI 9mm pistol mag pouches in Ranger Green. These are simple mag pouches made from double layer 1000D Cordura that have a polymer insert that makes mags easy to pop in and out, and helps with retention. These are a new bit of kit for me ( purchased during our many national lockdowns) and I'm impressed with the quality! They attach using malice clips, which are included. I purchased mine from Tactical Kit, here.



Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the CM16 LMG Stealth by G&G Armament from Extreme Airsoft

The CM16 LMG Stealth from G&G Armament is an LMG based on their CM16 M4 - one of their most well-known rifles. The upper and lower receiver are both made from polymer with the addition of an ambidextrous alloy mag release and a folding charging handle. It has an alloy outer barrel and front sight post as well, making it a lightweight build overall. It features an M-LOK handguard which gives players two M-LOK slots on the side and two 20mm rails on the top and bottom. The upper receiver has an LMG-style hinged loading tray that opens up so you can install the dummy bullet belt which makes it look the part. The upper receiver also has a 20mm Picatinny rail for adding sights/scopes. At the front of the gun, at the barrel, we have a 14mm CCW thread for suppressors and tracer units. 

At the rear of the LMG, it has an alloy buffer tube with a six-point G&G Crane Stock which is adjustable to the user. As it’s rear-wired, the stock is where the batteries are housed and it's pretty roomy which is ideal for bigger capacity batteries such as the Titan Power range. The stock also houses the MOSFET and a small Tamiya connector. The stock features a flip-open storage compartment perfect for storing CR123s (or tactical snacks) and a rubberised butt pad, an alloy sling loop and QD sling sockets. 

The G&G CM16 LMG Stealth comes with an electric auto-winding 2,500 round box magazine that uses 2 x CR123A batteries (more about this later!) that has a MultiCam Black cover. As it has an M4 lower, you can also use standard M4 mags should your box mag run out which is a great feature. 

Internally, the CM16 LMG Stealth is a top-tech G&G gun. It has the version 2 gearbox, their signature MOSFET and Electronic Trigger Unit (ETU) which means it has a programmable trigger so it is capable of safe/semi/burst/full-auto firing modes. The MOSFET/ETU also has a low voltage detection function which prevents the replica from firing when the battery is too low. 

So it sounds like a solid weapon of choice, but how does it perform? The CM16 LMG Stealth passes chrono with a consistent FPS of 320 FPS on 0.2g BBs which means it’s UK site legal and can transition from outdoors support to indoor CQB work thanks to the semi-auto firing mode and its compact size (compact for an LMG). As for the rate of fire? This varies depending on whether you are using a 7.4v or 11.1v because it has the MOSFET it can comfortably run an 11.1v Lipo battery and this gives it a pretty impressive rate of fire. 

The box magazine is pretty easy to use, there is a velcro cover that conceals the battery door - simply remove this, open the battery door and you can install the CR123 batteries. To load the BBs, there is a loading window (where you install the dummy rounds) that opens so you can pour the BBs in. As it is auto-winding, when it is powered, has BBs and inserted it will begin to feed BBs automatically which is a great feature. 

In regards to the programmable trigger, I’ve not had a lot of experience with programmable triggers in the past (I’ve always thought they seemed too complicated) but G&G make it super easy to swap between burst and full auto - you simply hold the trigger down in semi for ten seconds and there you have it. 

So, how does it shoot? G&Gs top tier guns have always been great performers and the CM16 LMG Stealth is no different. It fires consistently on long bursts of fire with no jams or feeding issues - whilst I’ve always been pretty sceptical of auto-winding mags but it fed without any issues. The groupings on both full-auto and burst are pretty good and the accuracy on semi is great. 

Is there anything I don’t like about it? I don’t like how the bipod looks so I wouldn’t run that in a game and I also think the flash hider looks a little cheap so I would definitely swap that out but that’s about it. It does the job intended well so you can’t complain about it. 

In the box, you get the G&G Armament CM16 LMG Stealth with a 2500 round Box Magazine, dummy rounds and a bipod foregrip. It retails for £389.99 from Extreme Airsoft which is a great price point. I think this lightweight LMG is perfect for airsofters new to a support role, those with a smaller frame or those looking for a budget-friendly LMG. If you use my code ‘femmefatale’ at the check out you can get 5% off your purchase!

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