Thursday, May 28, 2009

CQB Radio - Episode 3: And on the line we have...

Lots of phone interviews on this episode - check it out!
Episode 3 is up and you can find it at:

http://www.apple.com/search/ipoditunes/?q=cqb+radio

And we're at http://cqbradio.libsyn.com/ at the Libsyn site.

E-mail: CQBRadio@gmail.com or leave comments on the blog.
We’re also on Twitter - CQB Radio.

CQB Radio - Episode 3: And on the line we have…
- Welcome and Introduction
- Word on the Street: The latest New England airsoft news
- Word on the Street Focus: D-Day at Harris Field Farm in Maine
- Assessment: 2 reviews: TSD SD87 and the KJW M9
- Tricks of the Trade, Part 1: Airsoft gun magazines
- Tricks of the Trade, Part 2: Talking with Zach from Airsoft Reports
- Loadout: Non-optic accessories for your weapon
- Retailer Review – an interview with Craig from Federal Airsoft
- Just In: Some new airsoft gear, as well as some cool sites.

This is a TOP M-60 from Federal Airsoft - one of the many AEGs Craig has at Federal Airsoft

Last episode we talked about cleaning out your AEG. Check out this picture - here's what came out of my gun - pretty nasty, huh?

COYOTE BROWN COMPETITION: Find the least-expensive vest or chest rig in true coyote brown for me and you can score a pair of Mechanix gloves! Contest ends June 15th.

Word on the Street: Here are a few links to some of the sites we talked about:

Operation Failed Drop - D-Day Event at Harris Field Farm. Raffle for Systema Tw5 and 2 Tornado airsoft grenades with distraction devices. http://www.maineairsoft.com/ – check out the “Events” section.

Feel Good Farms Build Day – June 7th; Spring Offensive – June 13th and 14th. http://www.neasg.org/ – check out the “Up-coming Events” section.

In Country – June 27th and 28th – Wolcott, CT. http://www.historicalmilsim.com/

CQB Urban Combat Training I in Rhode Island: http://www.newenglandairsoftevents.com/

Operation Silent Vigil in Charoltte, VT – June 21st. http://www.airsoftvt.com/

2 Lions Claw Events in New York: http://www.oplionclaws.com/

I didn’t mention any Massachusetts events in this episode just because of the timing of the podcast release and when the events were taking place. Nothing personal, Mass. – I had to go away for a wedding in Oklahoma so I had some time constraints.

Assessment Review #1 was on TSD SD-87 multi-shot shotgun

Assesment Review #2 was on the KJW M9 GBB Pistol



In Tricks of the Trade – Part 1 we talked about airsoft magazines. Here’s a photo of the mag fix that helped my Jing Gong mags load more effectively with my Classic Army M15A4.

In Tricks of the Trade – Part 2 we chatted with Zach from Airsoft Reports. Check out his site for great, detailed reviews of airsoft guns and some gear.

You can find these reviews http://www.airsoftreports.com/ and at http://www.youtube.com/user/Airsoftreports

In Loadout, we talked about non-optic accessories for your airsoft weapon. Below are some pics of the items we discussed.

The G&P laser/flashlight mount - $7

The G&P laser/flashlight mount with a flashlight on my M4

Flashlights - a $5 light from Auto Zone and a $25 flashlight from MXDL that I took out of a foregrip/light combo


M4 Cheek rest- $15

Magpul Mag Assist - 3 for $10


Vertical foregrip - about $20 for the UTG version, $5 for the basic version

Basic DBOYS PEQ box - $5, added a laser for another $5

M16/M4 Carrying handle scope mount rail - about $12

Our retailer review was an interview with Craig from Federal Airsoft (http://www.federalairsoft.com/). Here’s his shop and Craig himself.



For Just In, here are a few links/items to check out:
http://www.cfaprogram.tk/ - build your dream weapon
http://www.airsoftgi.com/ - check out their videos
http://www.asrdb.com/ - a huge list of airsoft reviews

The H&K MP5 on Pyramid Air
Echo 1's full-metal, real wood Red Star AKM

The Ares Tabor is out, and they put out a floor stand and a wall mount
AGM GBB M4s are out now
Mad Bull - 4 colors of tracer BBs

Thanks for listening, and keep on firin',
Carp

Classic Army M15A4 Sportline picture - just for kicks

Just passing the time before the next podcast comes out. I am just waiting on a few pics and then we'll be good to go. I am headed to Oklahoma in the morning for a wedding this weekend - any places to airsoft down in Oklahoma City?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A little fun before Episode 3 comes out

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Hey everyone,
Here's a short video of Ox vs. The Coke Can that we took a few months ago. I actually have a nice scar (no, not the AEG) from that day of airsoft practice, but I'll save that story for another day. New podcast out in a few weeks.

A reminder that our second podcast of CQB Radio is up and ready to be downloaded. You can find Episode 2 at:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=312429109

And we're at http://cqbradio.libsyn.com/ at the Libsyn site.

- Carp

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

CQB Radio - Episode 2: We're Baaa-aaack!

Our second podcast of CQB Radio is up and ready to be downloaded.
You can find Episode 2 at:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=312429109

And we're at http://cqbradio.libsyn.com/ at the Libsyn site.

E-mail: CQBRadio@gmail.com or leave comments on the blog.
Twitter: CQB Radio

I am glad to welcome my buddy Nathan (Ox) to the show - he has been a great help with CQB Radio.

CQB Radio - Episode 2: We're Baaa-aack...
- Welcome and Introduction
- Word on the Street: The latest New England airsoft news
- Assessment: 2 reviews: KART M14 EBR and the AGM all-metal 416
- Tricks of the Trade, Part 1: How to handle your new airsoft gun
- Tricks of the Trade, Part 2: A breakdown of a woodland skirmish
- Loadout: A review 6 different pairs of airsoft gloves
- Retailer review of EbayBanned
- Just In: Some new and soon-to-arrive airsoft gear

Here's a pic of some guys I skirmished with in April while I was in New York.


Word on the Street: Here are a few links to some of the sites we talked about:
http://www.federalairsoft.com/ - Federal Airsoft the walk-in store
http://www.maasf.org/ - Massachusetts Airsoft Forum
http://www.epicairsoft.com/ - scenario-based airsoft skirmishes
http://www.fox4paintball.com/ - a paintball/airsoft facility
http://www.maasf.org/ - Massachusetts Airsoft Forum
http://www.maineairsoft.com/ - Maine airsoft information
http://www.spartanassault.com/ - a place to play in Maine
http://www.groundzeroairsoftusa.com/ - an airsoft store/facility
http://www.airsoftvermont.com/ - Vermont airsoft information
http://www.gmsog.com/ - 130 acre airsoft field
http://www.oppineplains.chairsoft.net/ - Operation Pine Plains 2 in NY

Assessment Review #1 was on the KART M14 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle). Check out some photos below.


The adjustable cheek rest is a nice feature of this AEG from KART.

KART M14 EBR with UTG bi-pod and Leapers red-dot scope.

Assesment Review #2 was on the AGM all-metal 416.

Rear site (like an MP5) and selector switch (note that it is all in white - remember to be sure you are on safe; just because it's pointed at the color white doesn't mean you can't fire the weapon.

Top rail - numbered - nice feature.

The AGM all-metal 416.

In Loadout, we talked about the uses of gloves and what to consider when purchasing them. Check out photos of the gloves we talked about in the podcast.

The military-issued glove liners - Cost: around $4 or $5

The RAP - notice the plastic protection on the top of the hands. Cost: $10

The Tac Force airsoft gloves - good overall, but be careful of pulls on the neoprene. Cost: $20

The Puggs random gloves - actually really nice for winter airsoft. Cost: $17

The "O" tactical gloves - Oakley look-alikes but less expensive. Cost: $24-30

The VooDoo tactical gloves - again, a nice pair. Cost: about $16


For Just In, here are a few links to some really cool items that are coming out: http://ebaybanned.com/product_info.php?cPath=73&products_id=2040 - The A&K MK43
Also, click here to see the Mad Bull SOCOM stock: http://www.airsoftpost.com/socom-gear-bull-licensed-sopmod-stock-sling-swivel-p-30409.html
Lastly, the J-RICH M900 fore grip/flash light: http://www.airsplat.com/Items/AC-UPE-M900-B.htm

Finally, let me give a shout to the people who e-mailed me with info for the podcast, and to Fernando, who is currently the listener from furthest away - Spain.

Next podcast will be in June. Check back to the blog often, and please rate us on iTunes.

Thanks for listening, and keep on firin',
Carp

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2009 Podcast is in production

Hey Everyone,
A little update: Our May podcast is in the works - it should be out in the next few weeks, so check back often. My friend Nathan is going to be part of the show this time - good guy and a fellow airsoft player. We'll be looking at the KART M14-EBR for one of our AEGs, talking about woodland tactics, sharing some thoughts on airsoft gloves, and much, much more.

We are also on Twitter now as CQBRadio - you can follow us there.

Here's a shot of me (right) and Nathan (left) heading back to camp after a 5 hour airsoft battle in central NY.

Again, we're at: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=312429109 on iTunes.
And we're at http://www.cqbradio.libsyn.com/ on the Libsyn site.

Keep on firin',
Carp