Hi friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! In this post we’re looking at another AEG - the Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty by EMG/APS from Evike Europe! 

The Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty by EMG/APS is an official AEG replica licensed by Noveske Rifleworks LLC. It has been designed in collaboration with APS and is the perfect replica of the assault rifle used by Navy Seals. 

First up, let’s talk about the externals. At the front of the rifle, we have a Dead Air Keymo flash hider which gives this AEG aggressive styling, an NSR M-LOK handguard which has plenty of space to add accessories such as Picatinny rail sections, torches, lasers and foregrips. The full metal upper and lower receivers have all the relevant Noveske markings for realism. On the body, we can also find the Charging handle, fire selector switch, bolt catch and magazine release, all of which are ambidextrous. It also features an enlarged trigger guard to facilitate glove use and a flared mag well to aid with loading. At the rear of the rifle, there is a 6-point RS3 stock, that has been inspired by the MOE stock from Magpul which offers lightness and comfort. 

Internally, we can find a Gearbox V2 SilverEdge, a MOSFET SDU 2.0 with a micro switch, and a QD spring system (that is accessible via the stock tube, and allows you to change your spring with nothing more than an Allen Key), it is wired to Deans (or T-Plug) with low resistance silver wiring. And also has the presence of bearings on the spring guide and the piston head as well as 8mm bearings, allowing for smoother and faster cycles while protecting the mechanics from additional stress. All of this allows the use of both 7.4v and 11.1v Lipo batteries and as gear SDU 2.0 is programmable, this gives players access to 5 firing modes. 

The Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty comes securely presented in a sleek black, Noveske branded box. On removing the replica from its packaging, it feels weighty and sturdy. There are no wobbles, or rattles - which is always a good sign. As I’m familiar with the platform, it didn’t take long to battery up - simply remove the pin at the back of the stock and the hinged door will open. The battery space isn’t too spacious so I used a small Nuprol stick battery, which fit well enough. 

So how does it shoot? It was consistent on both semi and full-auto - and I was pleasantly surprised. I tested it both using a 7.4v and an 11.1v Lipo and I think it definitely performed and sounded better on the 11.1v battery. Overall, it really is a fun gun to shoot. After a quick downgrade by Evike Europe (the out-the-box FPS is closer to 400 FPS so make sure you request this if you’re ordering from the UK), it chrono’d at 342 FPS with a decent rate of fire (you can check out my TikTok range test here). It is comfortable to shoulder thanks to the rubber padding on the sock, but I think due to the weight of it which is mostly because of the full metal receiver, to use it comfortably all day you would definitely need to attach a sling, especially like me if you’ve accessorised it to the hilt! 

I haven’t yet had the chance to play around with the SDU 2.0 to change the firing mode however, the Evike Europe website has these instructions for use: Connect a charged battery - Access the button located in the charger well on the bottom of the Gearbox - Press and hold the button, an LED will flash twice, release to accept. - Mode 1: Safe - Semi-Auto (default) - Mode 2: Safe - Semi - 3x Burst - Mode 3: Safe - 2x Burst - Auto - Mode 4: Safe - 3x Burst - Auto - Mode 5: Safe - 3x Burst - 9x Burst. 

Inside the box, you get the Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty AEG by EMG/APS, an unjamming rod, a 300-round high-capacity magazine and the all-important instruction manual. From Evike Europe, it retails for €339.90. You can save 15% on your order before shipping using the code FEMMEFATALE15 at

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Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! In this review, we’ll be looking at one of the new polymer range of rifles from none other than KWA - the KWA Originals EVE-4

Whilst the KO: EVE-4 AEG may just be “another M4” to some, KWA has taken care and time to develop this AEG and allow her to rival her sister AEG - the Ronin T6. At 4.6 lbs, she is an entire pound lighter than the Ronin T6, but with the same great internals. 

At the front of the rifle, we have a KWA two port Muzzle Brake and a K.O.R.E 4 MLOK rail that has plenty of space for attachments such as torches, and lasers, the upper and lower receiver are both made from a high-strength polymer and have all the controls we would expect to see on a typical M4 system including the mag release and the ambidextrous fire selector that has safe, semi and full-auto modes. The side charging handle is super convenient and allows for easy hop-up adjustment. At the back of the rifle, we have a true PDW-style stock. The KO: EVE-4 comes with KO’s new slim line vertical grip and a set of PTS Enhanced Polymer Sights. 

Internally, it features the AEG 2.5+ Gearbox (that we have seen in the TK45C, the Ronin T6, the Ronin 47 and the QRF Mod series), the KWA High Torque Motor and an adjustable hop-up. It is Electronic Trigger ready and is wired to Deans or T-Plug. It also features the Variable Performance System (or VPS for short) which lets the user adjust the FPS using a tool that’s included in the box. In the specs, it states that the FPS can range from 330-380 FPS with a ROF of 18+ and it is recommended that you use an 11.1v Lipo, as with the KWA KO EVE-9. When I put her through chrono, she was firing at 339 FPS which was perfect. 

Now you know I’m a hoe for nice packaging and the KWA Originals range come in a sleek, black branded box. On removing the replica from the box you get a feel for just how lightweight it is thanks to its polymer construction but the material doesn’t feel cheap and it feels sturdy - no wobbles, or rattles - always a good sign! It did take a little more time to battery up than the EVE-9, as the stock is less roomy. When the stock is extended, you can unclip the back of the stock and insert the battery in. As the battery space in the stock is much smaller than the EVE-9, I chose to use a Nuprol stick battery that fit quite nicely but I did have to fiddle to get the wires in without trapping them when I put the cover back on - which isn’t an issue, it’s more of an observation to take a little more care. It works just like any other M4 so if you are familiar with the platform anyway it is a seamless transition. I think aesthetically it is a little plain looking, but with the pop of blue on the included mag, it’s far from boring. 

So how does it shoot? It was consistent on both semi and full-auto - and I was pleasantly surprised. It sounds great and is really fun to shoot. It chrono’d at 339 FPS (but this of course can be adjusted) with a decent rate of fire (you can check out my TikTok range test here!). It is comfortable to shoulder and easy to manipulate because of its compact size and I think it would be comfortable to use all day as it’s really lightweight. 

Included in the box, you get the KO: EVE-4 AEG replica, a set of PTS Flip-Up Iron Sights, a KWA Front Grip, a VPS Tool, Two 4-slot Picatinny Rails, a Compact BB Speedloader and a KWA MS120 Midcap magazine included. The KO: EVE-4 retails for £239.99 from Extreme Airsoft and you can use my code ‘femmefatale21’ for 5% off!

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In-game photos by Samwise Photography


Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Today we’re going to be looking at my newest piece of tactical kit - the Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis MkV.

The Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis MkV is a small, lightweight and versatile chassis that can be used as either a magazine placard on a plate carrier or as the main component for a chest rig when other Spiritus Systems or compatible components are used such as the fat straps. The MkV from Spiritus is a single-cell placard-style chassis that is built from all-new materials with brand-new manufacturing processes.

Let’s chat about the construction - the MkV features MOLLE on the front and sides to increase carrying capacity by accommodating the attachment of additional magazine pouches and inside the main cell of the MkV it is lined on both sides with loop velcro to take Spiritus Systems magazine and other compatible inserts (those from companies such as Viper, One Tigris and Emerson Gear. The stitching, as we’d expect from an industry giant, is impeccable.

To enable it to be attached to plate carriers, it has 2 clips on at the top removable clips for the sides and it is backed with hook Velcro. This hook Velcro backing also enables users to run a dangler pouch.

Mine arrived from Tactical Kit in a clear plastic zip-lock bag to protect it during shipping (and storage) labelled with the brand and model of the Chassis, with the removable clips inside alongside it. On getting the MkV out of the bag, you can tell that it's super lightweight and the materials feel of good quality. I decided that this was going to go on my Phantom Gear “Wraith” T3 Plate Carrier as a mag placard so I went about attaching it and it was really easy - I clipped in the two clips on the top of the Chassis into the plat carriers clips and then removed the loop Velcro backing from the back of the chassis and it was good to go.

To insert my chosen inserts, I always insert the mags into the inserts before I do anything else, then I do a little trick where I fold 2 pieces of A4-sized paper in half and put them into the chassis, then I pop in the insert and position it. When I’m happy with the placement I remove one piece of paper, press the insert onto the side with the exposed loop Velcro, then remove the other side and press again. You can watch this gear hack on TikTok here.

I’ve been running it in this set-up for a few weeks now, and I think the MkV chassis fits really nicely onto my plate carrier, and honestly, it looks the tits. I love the new design - I think it’s aesthetically pleasing, looks modern and still retains its usability. It’s easy to set up as both a placard and as a chest rig (as the removable clips just slide on). The construction is sound, as of course we’d expect and the price point is pretty good (more on that later). I think Spiritus has done a stellar job with this.

It comes in Black, Coyote Brown, MultiCam, MultiCam Arid, MultiCam Black, MultiCam Tropic, Ranger Green, Wolf Grey and Woodland which is a great selection of camouflages and colourways. With this kind of offering, there is definitely a chassis for any loadout. I have the Ranger Green colourway.

From Spiritus Systems, it retails for $49.95, but for those of us in the UK we also have to factor in shipping and customs so purchasing it from a UK retailer, such as Tactical Kit is more cost-effective. At Tactical Kit, it retails for £54.99 plus P&P. It is worth noting that, before you consider purchasing a Spiritus Systems Chassis, this rig is a fully modular platform that is sold in parts and not as a complete unit. Although this is by no means a bad thing. It allows you to build the chassis to your own specifications. So this price is just for the Chassis alone and does not include any accessories such as the fat straps or inserts.
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