Monday, March 23, 2015

Another Way To Carry Your Gear To Airsoft Events:

If you saw my last post (click HERE to see all the gear I bring to an airsoft event), you'll know that I always like to carry my gear in a few bags to keep myself and it safe.

Today, we look at another bag.  This is the DEFCON War Dog AEG Gun Rifle Bag (CLICK on the name to see it over at - our supporter for this post and a generous supporter of CQB Radio.).  Now while this bag is capable to holding an M4, an MP5, or other AEGs, I am using it carry my gear.  I leave out my chest rig and I store by AEG in a Condor Rifle Bag, but everything else goes into this bag.

So here's a look at the DEFCON bag all packed up with my canteen attached to the outside.  

And here are some specs on the bag:
- A link to the bag on the DEFCON site is HERE
- Size: 22x7 or 34x7 (when expanded)
- Pockets hold 3 AK mags or 6 MP5 mags and many other mags of course
- MOLLE all over
- Sling can be adjusted to both sides
- And much on

Here's a look inside.  Yup, a large main compartment and then smaller mesh pockets (with zips) inside the main compartment.

The strap has a clip to hold keys or other gear.  And yes, another pocket inside the main section.

Now one of the cool things about this bag is that you can unzip the top section to expand out the bag to hold more gear or your AEG.

Here's a look at it with the sling out of the way.

And here's what the sling looks like.  Cool feature - you can attach it to either side of the bag at the bottom depending on how you like to roll.

Tuck the unused sling attachment into the pocket at the base of the bag.

Told you - molle all over.  And a spot for a patch on the back of the bag.

Looking at the top - more patch space.

Here it is from the side.  This thing held ALL the gear that the VISM bag (from my last post) held.  And it's comfortable to carry.

Slick bag - and you get it in tan as well.  Again, here's the link (CLICK HERE).
Over the last 2 posts you've seen 2 ways to carry your gear to ops.  One more coming soon!
Thanks to Airsplat for supporting this review and be safe.

Keep on firin',

Monday, March 16, 2015

What To Bring To an Airsoft Game: VISM Competition Range Bag by NcSTAR

So I talked to Airsplat about putting together a series of posts about what you can/should pack for an airsoft game.  In this post, I'll show you what I bring and also how I take it to the event.  You'll see that I use a few different bags/transport options for my gear but let me emphasize that you MUST BE SAFE!  Carry your airsoft gun IN A BAG.  It's dangerous for you and bad for airsoft if you don't.  (Ok - rant ended).   Let's get on with this post.

You'll need a gun.  Here's my AEG with some mags and then my secondary with a mag.  I carry them in a Condor 42-inch gun bag.  This thing holds my primary (it can hold two M4s pretty easily) and my secondary (it can hold 2-4 easily).  It also has 3 detachable pouches on the front to hold mags, green gas, etc.  Lots of space - it's keeps you and your AEG safe.

Next up, I've got my rig.  Pouches for mags and all kinds of other accessories.  I've got a dead rag, a bandana to wipe off sweat or to clean my goggles, and also a tactical 'scarf' of sorts. Knee and elbow pads are nice to have as well, and of course, BBs. (Click HERE for options when it comes to vests, chest rigs, etc.)  


BDU is next (Click HERE for BDU options).  I come to ops in sweat pants or something like that, and then I change into my BDU.  Boots with socks (and an extra pair is nice to change into at the end of the day).  Water canteen (Camelbacks are good as well).  Gloves, sling, speed loader, and some batteries too (yup - I like the old school kind).  Lastly, I've got a bag of stuff for cleaning and lubing guns.  (My preferred weight BBs can be located HERE).

A hat and eye pro are next.  I've also got a chrono - not needed but a nice addition.  I use a headset for comms connected to my radio.  Airsoft Innovations grenade and a charger round out this photo (green gas needed FYI).

And here's what it looks like.  Between the Condor bag and this VISM Competition Range Bag from NcSTAR, I basically carry all my gear.  

Here's a few pics of how I organize my bag.

The bag will run you $40 over at Airsplat. I like it a lot.  It has molle all over to attach some additional pouches, and I like the gray color a ton.

Lots of room inside as you can see.  Pockets on the front and back as well as side pockets.

So there you have it. One way to organize and carry your gear to an airsoft event.  Check out this bag by clicking HERE.  Thanks to Airsplat for helping support this review.

Keep on firin',

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shenzhen Tactical Ambush Backpack

Packs.  There are lots of them out there.  Here's one over at Airsoft Atlanta - it's the Shenzhen Tactical Ambush Pack.  Cost is $26.99.

Up top, there's a pocket with MOLLE on it.  This offers easy access to the user for a variety of smaller items.

Here's a look inside that pocket.


Below that pocket there is some bungee cordage where you can stuff in a jacket or something else that you want quick access to.  There's also another small zippered compartment on the front of the pack here - more storage.

Here's how you get into that section


On the front, there's 1 large buckle.  I like this as it make access quick and easy - you're not fiddling with a ton of different straps, snaps, etc.

The straps are comfortable.  They aren't something I'd want to wear all day long with 20 lbs. in the bag, but they are comfortable and adjustable.  D-rings allow for you to connect some gear to them as well, and the included sternum strap gives you even more control when you are wearing it.

There's padding and channeling for both comfort and airflow.  If you are airsofting in the summer or hotter months, this will help you to stay a bit cooler when hauling your gear around.

Just to give you a sense, here's a look at a ton of MOLLE webbing that is available to you on this pack.  This thing'll take pouches galore!

Here's looking into the main compartment.  As you can see, there's a pouch to hold your hydration bladder.

And yet MORE storage in the other larger front section pocket.

In the outer pocket there is a place for some smaller gear and this internal mesh pocket as well.  TOLD YOU THERE WAS PLENTY OF STORAGE!!!

Now I realize that Condor is kind of the standard for backpacks in airsoft.   BUT I'd highly encourage you to consider this one.  It's got (as you saw) a lot of storage, the built seems pretty solid, and it's under $30.  Here's the link - check it out: GET THIS PACK OVER AT AIRSOFT ATLANTA.

Thanks for reading and keep on firin',

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Voodoo Tactical Bones Shooter Gloves

They are just cool.  I mean let's admit it - they are just cool.  Am I right?  Yes, gloves are functional but it doesn't hurt when they look cool too.  These are the Voodoo Tactical Bones Shooter gloves.  You can get them in black with grey, orange, or white - just CLICK HERE to head over to Airsplat to get them.  And they only cost $15 a pair.

Here's a look at one from the top.

And here's the thumb-side.

And the palm-side.

Why wear gloves?  Here are a few reasons:
1. It hurts less when you get shot
2. You put your hand in an ant nest during an op - less pain if you have gloves on.
3. You're crawling over a tree and you rake you hand on something jagged - gloves help protect.
4. They look cool
5. They don't really hinder your function much
6. They look cool

Here are the specs on these gloves:
- Hook and Loop closure
- Spandex nylon back
- Cool VT logo and bones imprints
- Synthetic leather palm
- Quick-drying material

Here's a look at the hook and loop.

And holding my 1911.  No prob for function at all.

And just to show you that you hand can still comfortably fit inside the trigger guard with gloves on...

You can spend all kinds of money on gloves, but you don't need to.  Just get these and make it happen, cap'n.  Thanks to Airsplat for making this review possible.  Check them out HERE.

Keep on firin',