SET-UP | MULTICAM BELT SET-UP!

Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Following on from my Ranger Green belt set-up, today we have my MultiCam belt set-up.

Like my RG set-up, the base of this set-up is a TMC 1.75" Tactical Belt in MultiCam (that has black accent Molle). This belt has a Cobra buckle - not rated like the AustriAlpin buckles are, but it is more than durable enough for airsoft. It has an inner belt that is included that is loop velcro (the soft Velcro) that goes through your belt loops. The outer MOLLE belt that is lined with Hook Velcro (the rough Velcro) attaches onto the inner belt - the benefit of this is you can load your belt up with your pouches and holster without needing to take them off every time you can take the belt off/put it on. I purchased my belt from eBay, you can check it out here.


As I use this belt with a variety of different pistols, for my holster, I have my trusty Warrior Assault Systems Universal Holster (which I think I purchased from UK Tactical alllllll the way back in 2015). This holster has held up really well over the years and has accommodated most of the pistols I've used in that time. It's really easy to adjust. You simply adjust it by way of a velcro closure - pull it open, place the pistol in the holster, tighten and it's good to go! The pistol is secured by the molded composite internal housing and is released by pressing the push down thumb release. The main attraction of this holster is its capability of accepting a wide variety of pistols - it won't accept anything too large like a Desert Eagle so that's something to take into consideration . My pistols sit securely in the holster with no wobble or rattle and there's no chance of an accidental discharge. The thumb release is quite snappy and allows for a quick draw. Whilst this can be used with a mock suppressor or a tracer unit, it won't accept a pistol with a torch on it so be sure to remove them before use.

Next, up in the set-up, we have 2 Esstac KYWI 9mm pistol mag pouches in MultiCam. 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.

Next up is a Blue Force Gear Frag pouch (old style), which is also made from 1000D Cordura, Molle compatible and has a clip closure so the grenade is stored securely and quietly until it is ready to be used. This pouch is perfect for the EG67 clay frag grenades. It is discontinued as it is the old style but I found it is still available from this retailer here.


Moving on, we have the Deadly Customs Baofeng UV5R Radio Kydex Holster. This Kydex radio holder fits the Baofeng UV5R perfectly and allows you to set it and simply leave it without worrying that you'll accidentally press a button that you didn't mean to.


Lastly, I have 2 of the 40mm Grenade Holsters from Deadly Customs, in black. 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.
0

SET-UP | RANGER GREEN BELT SET-UP!

Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Well, in England Airsoft is beginning to resume - some local councils allowed sites to run last weekend but for the most part, it will resume after today, April 12th when the next set of lockdown restrictions lift and none essential retail/personal care/gyms and dance studios open! I cannot tell you how excited I am to play my first game back on the 17th! During the national lockdowns I have been upgrading and updating my kit, so I thought new belt set-up blogs were in order.


Today we're going to look at my Ranger Green belt set-up that I use for CQB. I've recently replaced all of my old shooters belts, and for this new set-up, I opted for a TMC 1.75" Tactical Belt in Ranger Green. This belt has a Cobra buckle - not rated like the AustriAlpin buckles are, but it is more than durable enough for airsoft. It has an inner belt that is included that is loop velcro (the soft Velcro) that goes through your belt loops. The outer MOLLE belt that is lined with Hook Velcro (the rough Velcro) attaches onto the inner belt - the benefit of this is you can load your belt up with your pouches and holster without needing to take them off every time you can take the belt off/put it on. I purchased my belt from eBay, you can check it out here.


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. I got my Safariland hardware from a company in the Netherlands called Kydex Holster NLD.

Next up 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.


Lastly, 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.
0

PISTOLS | G&G ARMAMENT PIRAHNA SL SILVER!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! I’m back with another review and in this one, we’ll be looking at the G&G Armament Piranha MK I’s longer counterpart, the G&G Pirahna SL, also from Extreme Airsoft! Both the Piranha MK1 and the Pirahna SL are in-house pistol designs, built and made by G&G that feature their new Gas System to increase gas efficiency. I recently reviewed the MK1 and whilst they are internally very similar, I wanted to chat about the differences in appearance! 


As always, let’s chat about the build first and foremost - the SL also has a full alloy slide that is ported, but the SL’s ported slide reveals a silver fluted outer barrel that sits on top of the polymer frame. The slide is also longer. Like the MK1, its frame also has a wide trigger guard and a textured pistol grip to make it more comfortable for the end-user and on this variant, there is also (albeit a longer) lower front rail that can be used for attachments such as torches or lasers. It still features the split slide design, where only the rear half of the slide moves backwards so less force is required to cycle the pistol as the weight of the moving parts has been heavily reduced. Other features include a large magazine release, an ambidextrous slide release and a trigger lock push-button safety on the trigger itself. Out of the two pistols, aesthetically I do prefer the SL - as I like the longer slide. The colour scheme of the pistol is really eye-catching - black with silver accents and silver fluted outer barrel. The markings on the pistol, from the G&G logo to the laser-etched (I think) Pirahna branding on the pistol grip makes this pistol a very good looking secondary. 



Internally, it is the same as the MK 1 - it features an advanced hop-up system that is part of G&G Armament's new gas system. The hop-up unit and the inner barrel are an all one drop in unit and you can adjust the hop-up without having to split the pistol - instead, it’s adjusted from the front of the pistol. Simply pop the hop-up adjustment tool (which is included in the case) down the barrel and twist. It has a positive click so you’ll know it has securely locked into place. To improve gas efficiency, it has G&G’s new Ceramic Whirl Valve - in a nutshell, this means that less gas is wasted and more is transferred to the BB! 

Additional features of the Pirahna include a threaded outer barrel which gives you the option of running mock suppressors and tracer units. The outer barrel is also locked into place to reduce slide and trigger wobble increasing the accuracy of your shots. 



So what is included in the box? The Pirahna SL comes in a pistol carry case and in the case along with a 24rnd Green Gas Magazine, a 20 rnd decorative magazine (which has fake bullets in to really look the part), a transparent speed loader, and the Hop-Up 'Rip Round' adjustment tool can be found. 

Like the MK1, the SL feels nice in your hand - it sits comfortably and feels ‘grippy’ thanks to the textured pistol grip. The 24 rnd gas mag when inserted gives it a good weight and this is also the case with the 20 rnd mag too however with this one inserted, it looks more balanced. Whichever mag you use, the weight feels evenly distributed. The split ported slide makes this pistol look really quite spicy. 

In terms of performance, the mags are easy to load with a speedloader and easy to gas up. I won’t be able to put this through a skirmish until May at the earliest so I also tested this on the speed course at Extreme Airsoft to get a feel of what it’s like to run with. The split slide design allows the pistol to cycle quicker so I did get to shoot more rounds in a shorter time frame and the mags (both the decorative and regular 24 rnd mag) for the SL did seem to perform better on a cold day when I tried them than the MK1 did, however, I’m not a huge fan of the decorative magazine simply because it’s a lot longer yet doesn’t have as many shots? Surely a longer extended looking mag should have MORE shots. It looks cool for sure, but I prefer having more shots, especially during a skirmish. 

The G&G Armament Pirahna SL retails at Extreme Airsoft for £219.99 and with my code ‘femmefatale’ you can grab 5% off! 

Kydex Holsters for the Pirahna range of G&G pistols are available from Deadly Customs (Use code ‘femmefatale’ for 10% off!) 

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft 







0

GUNS | G&G ARMAMENT PIRAHNA SILVER MK I!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’re looking at the G&G Armament Piranha MK I from Extreme Airsoft! The G&G Piranha MK1 is an in-house pistol design, built and made by G&G that features their new Gas System to increase gas efficiency meaning you get more shots, quicker, or is that just the hype? 


Let’s first talk about the build - it has a full alloy slide that is ported to reveal a silver outer barrel that sits on a polymer frame. The frame features a wide trigger guard and a textured pistol grip for additional end-user comfort. There is also a front lower pistol rail that is perfect for a torch or laser. One of the Pirahna’s most notable features is the split slide design, in which only the rear half of the slide moves backwards so less force is required to cycle the pistol as the weight of the moving parts has been heavily reduced. It also has a large magazine release, an ambidextrous slide release and a trigger lock push-button safety on the trigger itself. The colour scheme of the pistol is quite aesthetically pleasing - mostly black with silver accents and the markings on the pistol, from the G&G logo to the laser-etched (I think) Pirahna branding on the pistol grip makes this pistol a very good looking secondary.


Internally, the pistol features an advanced hop-up system that is part of G&G Armament's new gas system. The hop-up unit and the inner barrel are an all one drop in unit and what I particularly like about the Pirahna is that hop-up can be adjusted without having to split the pistol - instead it’s adjusted from the front of the pistol. Simply pop the hop-up adjustment tool (which is included in the case) down the barrel and twist. It has a positive click so you’ll know it has securely locked into place. To improve gas efficiency, it has G&G’s new Ceramic Whirl Valve - in a nutshell, this means that less gas is wasted and more is transferred to the BB!


Additional features of the Pirahna include a threaded outer barrel which gives you the option of running mock suppressors and tracer units. The outer barrel is also locked into place to reduce slide and trigger wobble increasing the accuracy of your shots.

So what is included in the box? Unlike other pistols on the market, this doesn’t come in a standard cardboard box, it comes in a pistol carry case which is a really nice touch. In the case, you get the Piranha MK I Gas Blowback Pistol a 24rn Green Gas Magazine, a transparent speed loader, and the Hop-Up 'Rip Round' adjustment tool.

Immediately on getting the Pirahna MK I out of the box, it feels nice in your hand - the textured pistol grip sits comfortably and feels ‘grippy’. When the mag is inserted, the Pirahna has a good weight to it and the weight is evenly distributed. I like the split slide design and the ported slide looks *chef’s kiss*. 


But how is it to use? Well, the mags are easy to load with the included speedloader and easy to gas up. As we aren’t skirmishing at the moment (the date is approaching though!) I haven’t taken this out into a game yet but I did give it a thorough run-through on the target range at the Department CQB in Croft. The split slide design allows the pistol to cycle quicker so I did get to shoot in very quick succession which was awesome. When the mags were cold, and it was a pretty cold day when I tested it, I didn’t see any improvement in gas usage but when the mags were warmed up to body temp the gas did last longer before needing to re-gas. I think in this respect it will be more gas efficient in warmer weather. Compared to other pistols I’ve used, the Pirahna doesn’t feel as sturdy, but I can’t put my finger on why. I think this could possibly be because I’m used to using chunky pistols like Glocks and the Pirahna is a more slender, sophisticated shape. Overall I think it’s a nice, clean design from G&G and a perfect option for fast-paced CQB.

As for price, it retails at £149.99 at Extreme Airsoft here and you can save 5% with my code 'femmefatale' at checkout!

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft
0

GEAR | FAST CHEST RIG II PLUS FROM GUNFIRE.COM!

Hi friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another first impression for you in collaboration with gunfire.com and in this blog post, we’ll be looking at the Fast Chest Rig II PLUS by Primal Gear! 


The Fast Chest Rig II PLUS is a Chest Rig that has been constructed from Cordura fabric to provide a durable and comfortable method of carrying for airsofters that features three open AR15 / AK pouches with (one of my favourite features of the rig) integrated polymer inserts to stabilise the pouches. On the sides of the rig, there are two single pouches for pistol magazines or essentials such as a multitool/flashlight and the front pouch opens up to reveal an organiser inside. The front pouch also has a hook and loop panel so users can attach patches. The PLUS version of the rig features an additional pouch as well - a dangler that has a removable organiser perfect for cylindrical items such as batteries or shotgun shells. This pouch is removable and can be attached to this or another vest using the hook and loop fastener. 


The rig has completely adjustable crossover straps - and are easy to adjust. What I find with some chest rigs that aim to be ‘completely adjustable’ is that they don’t really adjust small enough for women and younger players. In my experience with the Fast Chest Rig II PLUS, this isn’t the case - it adjusted small enough for me to wear it comfortably over my UBAC (for reference I’m 5”4 and wear a UK size 8/10). The adjustability of the rig also means that during cold weather I could also wear it comfortably over a hoodie or softshell. It sits nicely on my chest and protects my abdominal region, the dangler pouch also helps protect the top portion of my pelvic area. As it’s a chest rig it doesn’t offer much protection for your back so I wouldn’t wear the rig as is for CQB, but the back of the vest has hook and loop velcro so it can be attached to a plate carrier. This is definitely how I would wear it for CQB, and is a nice little feature that increases the usability of the rig. 

The retention of the pouches is fantastic and the polymer inserts mean it is easy to reindex magazines if you don’t have a dump pouch - with other chest rigs I own I’ve had to purchase these inserts separately so I think it’s great value that these are included. The pistol mag pouches also have great retention and as I mentioned earlier are versatile in what they can carry! The front pouch and dangler pouches both have ample storage space. The front pouch is flatter so I think this would be perfect for storing documents, intel and other flat items such as packs of primers, whilst the dangler pouch expands a little more - I would potentially use this for any med supplies or more bulky items! 





Are there any changes/improvements I would make to the vest? Although I haven’t had a chance to use this in a game yet, yes - I do see one improvement I would make, as with everything there is always something that can be improved on a product. I would love to see this rig have open pistol mag pouches with the same polymer inserts - whilst it is great the current pouches can fit a variety of kit like torches and multitools, I’m not a fan of paracord. 

The rig is available from the Gunfire website (here) in MultiCam, Grey, Olive, Tan/Coyote and Black. The rig is currently on sale, with the MultiCam version that I have priced at €47,10 (which is around £40 at the current exchange rate).

Post sponsored by Gunfire.com
0

ACCESSORIES | WOSPORT SPITFIRE TRACER UNIT!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Way back in November 2020 when we were still allowed to play airsoft, I played at one of my favourite haunts - the Department CQB and unfortunately broke my tracer unit (F in chat). Since then I’ve been in the market for a new tracer unit but hadn’t seen anything that really tickled my fancy until I saw the WoSport Spitfire Tracer Unit from Extreme Airsoft.


The WoSport Spitfire Tracer Unit is a tracer unit that not only lights up tracer BBs but also aims to replicate Muzzle flash with 3 forward-facing LEDs, it is designed to be used with airsoft pistols and rifles. The LEDs on the unit produce an orange fire-like flash for every BB fired. It brings an element of realism to airsoft AEGs and pistols but when this tracer unit is used on a GBBR however, the gas escaping the barrel makes the flash look even more impressive and realistic.

What exactly are tracer units? For those who are unfamiliar with tracer units, they are small battery-powered devices that attach to the outer barrel of an airsoft pistol or rifle and produce a flash of light as the BB passes through it to illuminate glow in the dark or ‘tracer’ BBs. Once the light ‘charges’ the BB, it comes out of the unit glowing either green or red (depending on the unit and BBs) which makes it easier to identify the direction of travel and hits on targets. On full-auto, a stream of tracer BBs looks like a laser beam. They’re a favourite for players who play CQB and during night ops.



The housing is made from metal and has a graphic of a pig breathing fire in white on one side, on the other side it says ‘TRACER’ and its country of manufacture. It has an 11mm CW thread and comes with a 14mm CCW thread adapter, which expands its compatibility. The unit itself is also super light, weighing in at 74g meaning it is suitable for both pistols and rifles. Its compact size means it can be installed inside some suppressors and also hidden inside rail systems. It is powered by a rechargeable Lithium battery inside the housing which is recharged by a micro USB. On a full charge, it can provide 4 hours of use time. It has an illuminated on/off switch that also functions as the battery status indicator which will pulse red when charging. On the box, it says that it has been tested up to and can sustain 35 RPS and it does have a built-in motion sensor to turn itself off after long periods of inactivity.

It comes in a well-presented box that doesn’t feel flimsy - which I think would be great for storing it when not in use. In the box, it comes with a 14mm CCW adapter and a USB charging cable (although you can use any). To get started, you need to twist the end with the LED windows off to connect the micro USB to charge it - once you plug it in, it will pulse red until done. It does come with some charge but it’s always best to use it fully charged. It’s easy to attach with the adapter - I tested it on the GHK G5 because I wanted to test it on a GBBR so I could capture the gas escaping (this was harder to caption than I thought it would be!). On use I was impressed with the flash, and it performed flawlessly in a dark environment. To my surprise, the flash was also quite bright in daylight (see the first pic in the review) meaning you could, if you wanted, use this in lighter conditions. It has two modes - tracer and tracer with flash so if you wanted something more stealthy ie without the flash you still have that option. Although it’s not the smallest tracer unit I’ve ever used, it is by far my favourite. The muzzle flash isn’t so realistic that it could be confused with a real muzzle flash but it does look f*cking cool, and that’s all we really want as airsofters, isn’t it? Overall, I think this is a cool bit of kit to have and definitely something to consider if you play a lot of indoor games!

From Extreme Airsoft it retails for £69.99 (you can use my code ‘femmefatale’ for 5% off!)

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft
0

ACCESSORIES | DEADLY CUSTOMS 40MM GRENADE HOLSTER

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I’ll be giving you my thoughts on the 40mm Grenade Holster from Deadly Customs. There are SO many different carrying options for airsoft impact grenades on the market right now from traditional 40mm pouches to lightweight Kydex holsters so it can be pretty overwhelming to choose a carrying system that works for you. I personally prefer Kydex holsters to traditional fabric pouches for their durability and also retention. Deadly Customs is a relatively new company on the scene so I figured it was time to try out their products.


The 40mm Grenade Holster from Deadly Customs is a 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) 

The holsters are available in Black, Olive Drab Green, Coyote Brown and the Deadly Cus-Tom graphic print (for those that want something a little different). They all retail for £16.99 from the Deadly Customs website (where you can use my discount code ‘femmefatale’ to save 10% on your entire order) or you can also find them at stockists such as Extreme Airsoft, High Pressure Airsoft and Fire Support. 

Post sponsored by Deadly Customs
Use code 'femmefatale' for 10% off your entire order at www.deadlycustoms.co.uk
0

GUNS | SPECNA ARMS SA-B12!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! For the first review of March I’m looking at the Specna Arms SA-B12 AEG from Gunfire


If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know I’ve reviewed a few guns from the Specna Arms range of AEGs and the SA-B12 is another M4 replica in this affordable line of AEGs. This model, like many of the others in the SA range is made mostly from a zinc/aluminium alloy and reinforced with steel parts which includes all the screws, pins and sling swivels! The most notable outward feature of the SA-B12 is the 8”, modular, keymod handguard. The handguard has a 22mm top RIS rail for sights etc (there’s a set of Ironsights included in the box), a polymer pistol grip and an adjustable stock with an anti-slip texture on the stock butt that houses the battery. It also has a standard flash hider that is mounted on a 14mm, left-hand thread. The body has been anodised and powder coated which gives this AEG more corrosion and abrasion resistance. The body has USMC markings in white which add to the look of the replica. In my review images I'm using a PTS EPM1 but there is a steel magazine included in the box that has complimentary markings to the body.




As for internals, the gearbox is reinforced with a steel mainspring guide on the cylinder head which is the element of the Enter & Convert system. There is a type 2 cylinder and a steel breaker and a metal hop-up chamber. The upgraded version is also equipped with some new, improved internal parts including a set of reinforced steel gears, a steel spring guide, lightweight, polymer piston, aluminium, sealed piston head and metal cylinder head. The Enter & Convert system allows the user to rapidly change the spring to upgrade or downgrade the FPS without the need for any specialist tools or equipment.

The SA-B12 is fully compatible with LiPo/LiFe and also Lithium iOn batteries, I did need to have it downgraded by the team at Gunfire before shipping, as the stock spring chrono’s around 410 FPS which is too hot for UK airsoft sites. There is an M90 spring included in the box, which allows the FPS to be lowered to around 310 FPS.

How is it to use? It has a good weight to it, but it isn’t too heavy which makes it feel sturdy. There’s no wobble and overall it does feel very durable. I think the aesthetics are good for the price, however, the only thing I didn’t particularly like about the SA-B12 was the stock it came with out of the box as it felt a little low end, however, it is comfortable to shoulder and given the price point of the AEG, it is understandable. Although we can’t play at the moment due to the national lockdown in England I did take it on a shooting course to get a feel for it. It’s a nice size to move around a tight CQB site, isn’t too heavy and shot consistently on both semi and full-auto firing modes.


At the moment it’s out of stock on the Gunfire website however it retails for €239,30 which is (at the time of writing) £207.55 which is a great budget-friendly price point!

Post sponsored by Gunfire.com

Use code 'gf-femmefatale-60' to save on full price items!

0

GUNS | G&G GT ADVANCED RK74-CQB!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! I hope you’re safe and well! Today I’m back with another tactical AK review and this time we’re looking at the G&G Armament GT Advanced RK74-CQB from Extreme Airsoft


All the way back in 2016, G&G released the RK74 line of AKs that consists of the CQB, E and T variants. In 2017, I reviewed the G&G GT Advanced RK74-T and whilst I enjoyed using this tactical AK, it was a bit long/heavy for my needs as a CQB player. Fast forward to 2021 and I’ve got my hands on the RK74-CQB variant and after running it on the Extreme Airsoft speed course I can now give you my thoughts on this airsoft AEG. 

Firstly let’s chat about how it looks! The G&G RK74-CQB is constructed from mostly metal - it has an alloy flash hider/amplifier, rail/handguard and an alloy receiver. The pistol grip, stock and magazine are all made from a lightweight polymer. It has a 7” keymod handguard that features top and bottom 20mm RIS rails and it also has the G&G GOS-V2 M4 stock which has a storage compartment for batteries and a rubber butt plate for comfort when shouldering the weapon.


In regards to internals, it is capable of Semi, 3 Round Burst (thanks to the preinstalled MOSFET) and full-auto firing modes. Alongside the MOSFET, it also features G&G’s ETU (Electronic Trigger Unit) which gives you a better trigger response. Meaning it’s faster and prevents the gearbox from locking on single shot - which is good news for those of us who play at strictly single shot sites! To change the Full Auto Fire mode to Three Round Burst you simply have to switch the selector to Semi-Auto Made and hold the Trigger for 10 Seconds. I chrono’d this weapon on 0.2g BB and it varied between a respectable 342-346 FPS. It has a linear hop-up unit (which I actually prefer to a rotary style hop-up) that can be accessed by the ambidextrous charging handle and it is front-wired to mini-Tamiya. The battery compartment has quite roomy which opens up battery options, and it has a hinge to open/close which makes it so much easier to battery up than a regular AK! As it has a built-in MOSFET I used an 11.1mAh Lipo. 



What about its field performance? It’s MUCH smaller than the T variant so this compact AEG was a dream to put through the speed course. It’s also a lot lighter so wasn’t as taxing as it’s lengthy counterpart. It fired consistently with no issues on both semi and full auto mode. Overall I think it’s a great rifle for the price, if I could change anything about it, I would probably update the rail to an MLOK rail system to update the look.

From Extreme Airsoft the RK74-CQB is £299.99 but you can use my code ‘femmefatale’ for a 5% discount.


Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft
1

GUNS | KWA RONIN 47!

Hi friends!

Welcome back to the blog! We’re once again smashing these reviews out! Today we’re looking at the KWA RONIN 47 from Extreme Airsoft (you can check out the unboxing here!) and although we aren’t playing at the moment, I took this out on the target course at Extreme Airsoft so I can give you my thoughts on this tactical AK.


The KWA RONIN 47 is KWA’s answer to the tactical AK. Like the KWA KAIJU47 that I reviewed earlier in the week, it also has a 7″ MLOK handguard, a Gen. 2 PDW ‘Tanker’ stock, the new “Cutter” muzzle brake and a paddle-style magazine release. The rail and upper receiver are metal, and the lower receiver is an Aluminium mix. It also has the PTS Enhanced Polymer Grip and the Enhanced Back-Up Ironsights. It looks sleek in all black.





As for the internals, it also has the AEG 2.5 gearbox that many of the other KWA range have, the VPS system - the Variable Performance System - that enables the player to adjust the FPS with the use of a tool (which is included in the box), a reinforced radiused mechbox and it is ready for a MOSFET to be dropped in (but doesn’t have one as standard). The RONIN 47 can be powered by either a NiMh or LiPo/LiFe battery and it’s (back) wired to Deans for a more reliable connection. Like most PDW style stocks the battery space is limited, but there are aftermarket parts such as the Airtech TBEU Tanker Battery Extension that are compatible with this model and is available from Extreme as well which will give you more room and make it easier to battery up. Even with the battery extension, the Titan Power batteries are a tight fit but will fit at a push. There are of course other brands such as Nuprol who make batteries that do fit. Although the lack of battery space isn’t a huge issue, it is something to be aware of.

In the box, it comes with one proprietary black KWA RN47 120 round magazine and a tool to adjust the VPS system along with all the necessary paperwork.


I also ran this through the speed course we created at Extreme Airsoft (it’s really had a hammering recently). After I spent some time with the KAIJU 47 (that has the GATE Titan MOSFET) I spent a good couple of hours on the target system with the RONIN 47 to see if there were any big differences. Like the KAIJU 47, it fired consistently with no issues on both semi and full auto mode (as it doesn’t have the Titan we didn’t swap out full auto for burst fire). As it’s the same weight and build as the KAIJU 47 it’s also easy to manoeuvre around the course and wasn’t too long even with the stock fully extended.

As for price, the RONIN 47 retails from Extreme Airsoft for £359.99.

Check out the KWA RONIN 47 here and the KWA KAIJU 47 here and use code ‘femmefatale’ to save 5%! Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft
0

GUNS | KWA RONIN KAIJU 47 SPECIAL EDITION!

Hi friends!

Welcome back to the blog! We’re smashing through the reviews at the moment and today I’m back with another airsoft AEG review! Last week I unboxed the KWA KAIJU 47 from Extreme Airsoft (you can check out the unboxing here!) and although we aren’t able to play at the moment, I have tested this out on the target course at Extreme so I can give you my thoughts on this unique looking airsoft gun.


The KWA KAIJU 47 is a special limited edition of the KWA RONIN 47 in collaboration with KAIJU017 - a street clothing brand that is inspired by Japanese and streetwear culture that has brought an aggressive and disruptive vibe to the RONIN 47. It has a 7″ MLOK handguard, a PDW 'Tanker' stock, KWA’s new “Cutter” muzzle brake and a paddle-style magazine release. It also has a tuneable speed Trigger. One of the most notable features of the KAIJU 47 is the cerakoting - each part of the rifle is a different shade of gold/bronze and it is adorned with graphic writing. Now I’m not a fan of the gold on the mag or stock, I think it’s quite a tacky colour but the more I look at it, the more I like the gun as a whole. The rail and upper receiver are metal, and the lower receiver is an Aluminium mix - this at first confused me - there isn’t much information on the KWA website about the materials used and at first touch, it doesn’t feel like metal. It also has the PTS Enhanced Polymer Grip and the Enhanced Back-Up Ironsights.




In my unboxing video comment section, a subscriber told me to look at the fire selector as the modes are marked as ‘endtimes’ rather than semi and ‘doomsday’ rather than full-auto. I think this is a nice touch!


Let’s chat about the internals! Like many of the other KWA Ronin range, it has the AEG 2.5 gearbox, the VPS system - the Variable Performance System - that enables the player to adjust the FPS with the use of a tool (which is included in the box) and most notably 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. 

The KAIJU 47 can be powered by either a NiMh or LiPo/LiFe battery and it’s wired to Deans (also known as a T Plug) for a more reliable connection. Like most PDW style stocks the battery space is limited straight out of the box, but the Airtech TBEU Tanker Battery Extension is compatible with the KAIJU 47 and is available from Extreme as well which will give you more room and make it easier to battery up. Even with the battery extension, the Titan Power batteries are a tight fit but will fit at a push. There are of course other brands such as Nuprol who make batteries that do fit. Although the lack of battery space isn’t a huge issue, it is something to be aware of.

In the box, it comes with one proprietary KWA RN47 120 round magazine which is cerakoted in the same gold shade as the stock, a link for the GATE Titan and a tool to adjust the VPS system along with all the necessary paperwork.

Now since I haven’t been able to skirmish the KAIJU 47 due to lockdown 3.0, I instead chose to run it through the speed course we created at Extreme Airsoft. I don’t think that range testing an airsoft gun is enough for an accurate review - you need to run around with it, reload it, manoeuvre it to see how it would perform in a game. I spent a good couple of hours on the target system and it fired consistently with no issues on both semi and burst mode (I prefer this to full-auto so gave that a whirl instead). It weighs just under 3kg - so it has a nice weight to it but isn’t too testing on the arms. It was also easy to manoeuvre around the course and wasn’t too long even with the stock fully extended.

Photoshoot image - gun is not loaded and has no power source.

As for price, the KWA KAIJU 47 is priced at £649.99, which is considerably more expensive than its counterpart, the RONIN 47 which retails from Extreme Airsoft for £359.99. There are a few reasons for the price difference, the KAIJU 47 is a special limited edition so once they are sold out, they’re gone - this is an item for the collectors out there. It also has a GATE Titan installed already whilst the RONIN 47 does not have a MOSFET as standard.

Check out the KWA KAIJU 47 here and the KWA RONIN 47 here and use code ‘femmefatale’ to save 5%! Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft
0

UNIFORM | PRIMAL COMBAT G3 UNIFORM SET!

Hi friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you and in this one, we’ll be looking at the Primal Combat G3 Uniform set in MultiCam from gunfire.com. In October last year, Gunfire flew me out for the annual calendar shoot and whilst I was there I wore this uniform set for one of the photo sets, I liked it so much that I brought it home with me! I’ve worn them a few times since so I can now give you my opinion on them!

Photoshoot image - Gun has no battery and the mag is unloaded

The Primal Combat G3 Uniform set consists of a pair of combat trousers and a combat shirt that are made from a Polycotton blend material that has been reinforced with Rip-Stop. The shirt is a traditionally cut combat shirt that has 2 pockets on the arms. The pockets have additional hook and loop velcro on them for patches etc. The sleeve cuffs are adjustable thanks to the Velcro fastener and it has a stiff collar with a YKK zipper.

The trousers are a standard G3 style with elastic inserts around the knees that have a bit of stretch and they’re adjustable thanks to the velcro fasteners at the knees and leg cuffs. The trousers are laden with pockets, with a total of 10 pockets including 2 cargo side pockets, 2 pockets on the thigh, a small pocket for a flashlight or a knife and zipped back pockets to keep equipment safe.




Both the shirt and the trousers have space to insert protective pads (kneepads and elbow pads) and these are included with the set. As I brought this set home in my luggage from the trip I didn’t take the protective set to save on weight and as other G3 knee pads fit in the trousers, I knew I could just insert another set that I have at home - I’m currently using my G3 Crye knee pads. The protective pads that are included are lightweight plastic. As I haven’t used the knee pads included I can’t really evaluate them however they look like they would offer ample protection!

Photoshoot image - Gun has no battery and the mag is unloaded

How is the quality? The fabric on the torso of the shirt is really soft and comfortable on the skin, it’s also pretty lightweight and quick to dry when wet. The Rip-Stop fabric feels strong and durable and it is also comfortable on the skin. 

They are sized in S, M, L and XL. Usually, in combat uniforms, I wear the smallest size but in these, the small was a little too snug around my waist and a little too short on the legs so the kneepads were higher up than they should have been when I tried them on so I opted to go for a size up and got the medium. The trousers 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. The shirt is also a medium and is a good fit around the shoulders/arms but it is quite long on the body - this isn’t really a problem as I tuck my shirts into my trousers. Overall, it is a comfortable, generous fit.

The G3 Uniform set isn’t just available in MultiCam, it is also available in Woodland, Black, Olive and ATACS. This set would usually set you back €76,02 but at the time of writing it was on sale for €59,30 which is around £52 at the current exchange rate. I think the full price, price point is very reasonable for a full set of uniform and affordable for most airsofters, but at its current sale price, I think it’s even better value for money.

Post sponsored by gunfire.com
Use my code ‘gf-femmefatale-99’ for a discount on full price items
0
Back to Top