PYRO GUIDE | TECTONIC INNOVATIONS!

Hey friends! Welcome back to the blog!

I regularly get asked the question 'what grenade would you recommend for...' so I thought I'd put together a little Tectonic Innovations pyro guide so you can make an informed choice about what reusable grenade is right for you, your play style and the sites you regularly play at. As the ATOM is discontinued, we'll be skipping that one and be starting with the NEUTRON:

NEUTRON


The NEUTRON is the newest grenade in the Tectonic Innovations line of products! It is a single-shot impact grenade that has been crafted from Stainless steel and aircraft-grade Aluminium for longevity and durability. It uses a 209 primer as its munition. It features a ‘twist to safe’ mechanism and locking pins for the fire and safe positions.

The most notable feature on the NEUTRON is the 2 windows that are on the base of the grenade - these take 40mm glow sticks (think the fishing float ones) to make it easy to find in dark places. Once the little glow sticks are cracked you can insert them into the window spaces and they’ll glow for a good few hours. So if you regularly play dark CQB sites and are concerned about finding it in the dark, these simple glow sticks really make a difference.

Like the Quake 8, all of the internal parts of the NEUTRON are replaceable, so if anything should ever go wrong with your ‘nade instead of replacing the entire unit (for £69.99) you can simply replace the part - this works out much cheaper for the end-user. Most parts are available from dealers but if they’re out of stock they are available direct from Tectonic Innovations. The customer service at Tectonic is fantastic. The NEUTRON is manufactured in the UK as well so no long waiting times for parts.

 The NEUTRON is definitely the most sensitive grenade in the collection. It is designed for CQB but will go off on grass as long as it is quite solid ground.

The NEUTRON retails for £69.99 and is available from all Tectonic Innovations dealers, including Extreme Airsoft. You can also use my 'femmefatale' code for 5% off at Extreme.

QUAKE8


The QUAKE 8 from Tectonic Innovations is THE 7 shot blank firing grenade. It’s made from CNC’d stainless steel that discharges .209 multipurpose primers. It has a safe position (so it doesn’t discharge when it shouldn’t - think when it’s being stored, or transported. No one needs a .209 going off in their kit bag!) And 7 firing positions. The way to prime/arm it is that you unscrew the base, load the primers up into the base, screw back on (so the firing pin is in the safe position) and then when you want to use it, twist the base to one of the firing positions and throw. When you retrieve your ‘nade you can simply put it back into safe and store it or move it to another firing position to throw again.

What I think is a great feature/selling point of the QUAKE 8 is that all of the parts are replaceable like the NEUTRON, so if anything should ever go wrong with your ‘nade instead of replacing the entire unit (for £134.99) you can simply replace the part - this works out much cheaper for the end-user.

The QUAKE 8 retails for around £134.99, so it is an investment but if you're a player that plays a lot of hard hitting CQB this is a grenade for you to consider, As it's re-usable you can use it up to 7 times per load cycle it's a great tool for clearing room after room and building after building!

There are other grenades in the works from Tectonic Innovations that I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on when they're released!

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SET-UP | MULTICAM BELT SET-UP!

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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.
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SET-UP | RANGER GREEN BELT SET-UP!

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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.
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