AEG | VFC AVALON SAMURAI EDGE!


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. 

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft
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GEAR | DEADLY CUSTOMS SHOOTER BELT!

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. 

Post sponsored by Deadly Customs
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UNIFORM | PRIMAL COMBAT G4 UNIFORM SET!

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 gunfire.com! 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. 

Review sponsored by Gunfire.com
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