Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today, I have a first impressions review on the G&G SMC9 from Extreme Airsoft for you - unfortunately, because I’m not playing at the minute thanks to a national lockdown in England I haven’t had chance to run this for a game day yet but I’ve had a play around with it on the Attack Sense Target system so I feel like I can give you my first impressions of this pistol carbine kit from G&G Armament.

The G&G SMC9 is a pistol carbine kit that is unlike what we’ve seen in the past. If you’ve used a pistol carbine kit, you’ll know that they are usually a clamshell sort of design (where the kit wraps around a complete pistol) but what makes the SMC9 kit different is that G&G has engineered this kit to be the entire top slide of a pistol. It has all the working parts of a pistol slide and all you have to do is insert the lower of a GTP9 pistol and you’re good to go. You can purchase the kit with or without the GTP9 lower.

It features a 7'' MLOK handguard with a full-length top rail for attachments (including the flip-up iron sights that are included in the box), a 14mm CCW thread on the outer barrel (so you can attach accessories such as tracer units and mock suppressors), ambidextrous magazine and slide release, an ambidextrous charging handle, the ejection cover can be switched to either side, a locking side folding stock and it has sling mounts on both sides (making it truly compatible with both left and right-handed shooters). 

It also has the full features of GTP9 frame including textured grips and interchangeable backstraps which also house the hop adjuster, two-stage trigger safety and the frame splits from the lower with no tools necessary which makes it easy to maintain and to break down.

In the box, you get the SMC9 carbine kit, the GTP9 frame, a 50 round mag, a pistol speed loader and a cleaning rod. It comes split, but the kit is easy to put together thanks to the kits slide design.

So how is it to use? I used the SMC9 with Nuprol Red Gas on a chilly day in December and it chrono’d at a respectable 340 FPS (on average) which means it can be used at most sites in the UK - there was an issue with the first batch of these that entered the UK being too hot (they were made for the American market) but since that batch, they have been fine. It’s really lightweight and compact which means it is easy to manoeuvre. It is simple to use - simply fill the mag with BBs and gas, insert the mag, take the safety off, pull the charging handle back, release and off you go. It comes with an extended 50 round mag (but does also take the regular GTP9 mags) so it can hold a fair amount of ammo. This was perfect for target shooting but I think you would definitely need a mag or two if you were using the SMC9 in a CQB game. The range on the SMC9 is good but is definitely more suited to CQB than long-distance shooting.

What about aesthetics? I think the SMC9 looks fantastic, the MLOK rail and folding stock give it a futuristic look which I personally really like. The compensator/flash hider is also a nice addition to the look. The GTP9 grip is stippled on the sides so this not only gives added grip but also looks the part too. I think G&G have smashed it out of the park with the look of this carbine kit. I’m not a huge fan on how the kit looks when the stock is folded and locked in place.

The kit including the GTP9 lower is the retails for £247.99 and the kit without the GT9 lower is £199.99 from Extreme Airsoft. It’s available as is or two-tone if you don’t yet have a defence. At £247.99 it is more expensive than the clamshell carbine kits we are used to seeing but I think given the innovative design of the kit, the price is somewhat justified, however, I would love to see it at a cheaper price point because it is expensive. Cool AF, but still expensive. Use code 'femmefatale' for 5% off to soften the blow.

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft


Hey friends!

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the blog and the first of our 2020 round-ups! 2020 was a bit of a shit show to say the least but today I'm looking back on the airsoft replicas I've enjoyed using the most over the last year. Disclaimer: these are just my personal favourites (yours probably will be different) that I have used in 2020 - meaning they more than likely aren't groundbreaking or the newest releases, simply the ones I've enjoyed using the most. Let me know your faves in the comments!

In the number 5 spot this year, the Umarex/VFC Glock 42. This licensed Glock 42 GBB is the perfect back-up pistol. It has a lower made from polymer that has the signature GLOCK trade. The slide is made from metal and has all the trades from the GLOCK logo to the calibre. Without the mag inserted the pistol weighs just a tiny 387g so it is dinky when the mag is inserted however, the pistol has a really good weight to it, the mag is super small though as expected so it does only hold 13 rounds. It’s worth recognising that this pistol wasn’t designed for long engagements but as a ‘last resort’ defence which is why it hasn't scored  higher on the list but it was a cool little pistol to conceal carry during a 24 hour MilSim event this year!

Read my full review here!


Although I didn't get round to doing a review on the SA-E20 Edge by Specna Arms, this gun was a really fun AEG to use this year! Upon its release it was the latest in the Specna Arms EDGE range of rifles. Some of it's most notable features are the X-ASR MOSFET by GATE, the ESA™ Quick Spring Change System that doesn't need tools and the ORION gearbox - which are great internals for the models low price point! It has an MLOK rail system which I think looks great and the combination of polymer and metal means it feels sturdy and has a good weight to it!

A firm favourite from 2019, the GBLS DAS GDR-15 CQB AEG again makes the list, but taking the number 3 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 which is why I keep coming back to this replica. 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!

In the number 2 spot this year, is the Alpine KRISS Vector from Krytac. The Krytac KRISS Vector has been a firm favourite of mine for years, and when the Alpine Vector was released I just HAD to get my hands on this SMG when they were restocked in the UK. It has pure white polymer upper with all the KRISS trades, a KRISS Vector Gen II pivoting trigger, an 8mm VECTOR gearbox, and an integrated KRYTAC FET system as well as an electronic trigger. It also features a deans or T-plug rather than a mini tamiya connection. I am absolutely in love with how the Alpine looks - the 6-point M4 style stock and the new MK5 Modular Rail are huge improvements on the original Vector. The extended battery cap that is included with the Alpine also adds an extra little something-something and I’m here for it! 

Read my full review here!

Taking the number 1 spot this year is the KWA RONIN TK45C! The TK45C has a full metal modular upper receiver, an integrated 6” keymod handguard, a PDW style stock and included in the box is a set of PTS Enhanced Flip-up Front and Rear Polymer Sights, all of which gives this AEG a futuristic look. It has the KWA VPS system which allows you to change the FPS easily and whilst it doesn't have a MOSFET as standard, it does have a cool cut-off feature that means the gun won't fire if the mag is empty, that makes it more realistic to play with and prevents dry fire damage. Although the TK45C is a relatively heavy AEG it is SO fun to use in CQB!

Read my full review here!

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