Saturday, January 30, 2010

CQB Radio: Episode 11 - Winter's Here in Full Force

I'm talking all airsoft, all the time...

CQB Radio: Episode 11 - Winter's Here in Full Force
You can download it on iTunes or at

CQB Radio: Episode 11 - Winter's Here in Full Force
- Introduction and Welcome
- Assessment: Smith & Wesson multi-shot shotgun, Echo 1 ATS shotgun, UTG M3S shotgun, and then the Echo 1 M4 Platinum Series
- Tricks of the Trade: Booligan at Shot Shot 2010
- Loadout: Save Phace Mack, UTG M4 Commando geeked-out, and the XCortech X3200 Chronograph
- Retailer Review: Trinity Airsoft
- Just In: New items in the world of airsoft
- Closing


A HUGE thanks to UTG for their donation of parts for the M4 Commando and also for the UTG M3S shotgun. Check them out on-line at

Also thanks so much to Jag Precision for the Echo 1 ATS shotgun for review.

Another shout out to Jack and Alpha Company. Here's a pic he sent to me from Afghanistan.

Check out this link to the Wounded Warrior Project at - please donate


First up we had the Smith & Wesson multi-shot shotgun.

Second, we had the Echo 1 ATS Shotgun (long version)

Overall, a nice shotgun - one BB per shot and it's coming in at over 400 FPS on average.

Our last shotgun was the UTG M3S shotgun reviewed by Ox.

Lastly, we talked about the Echo 1 M4 Platinum. A great gun (built by VFC) - and it could be YOURS!

Nice to have a case with it.

A look at the Platinum label.

Follow CQB Radio on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook - write us a review on iTunes, and follow Pyramyd Air on Twitter to be entered up to 5 times for the contest to win this fun AND the TSD MP7 for FREE!


We spoke with Booligan who attended Shot Show 2010.

Check out his photos at:


First in Loadout, the Save Phace mask from Texas 911 gear (

It come with a carrying bag...

And then it comes with these accessories as well.

Here's my UTG M4 Commando all geeked-out to be my tactical carbine.

The UTG butt pad for an LE stock.

The UTG LE Stock in OD.

The UTG pistol grip in OD (VERY comfortable.

Magpul mag and magpul.

DBOYS rail covers.

Classic Army QD vert grip.

Replica holo sight.

Element Knight-style flash hider
And the SWEET UTG laser/light combo.

Lastly in Loadout was the XCortech X3200 Chrono.


Our Retailer Review was of Trinity Airsoft -

JUST IN with The Airsoft Reviewer 1

Some new gear at Pyramyd Gear

The new desert MEU from WE at Airsoft Extreme

Check out this Celcius AEG at Airsplat

That wraps it up. Enjoy the podcast and keep on firin',

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New grenade from Airsoft Innovations!

Check it out - the new Airsoft Innovations IMPACT Grenade.

Spartan Imports will be carrying it soon - stay tuned! In the mean time, check out SI's website for details:

- Carp

Monday, January 25, 2010

A great deal from Airsoft Station

Hey CQB Radio Listeners,

Check out this deal from Airsoft Station.

It's just like it reads - by an Echo 1 AEG from Airsoft Station and get $10.00 off your next purchase. Go to to browse their selection.

Keep on firin',

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Great deal at TX911 Gear

Want a deal on an AEG?

I was just browsing on Texas 911 Gear and saw this very cool ICS gun, and it's between 20 and 50 dollars LESS EXPENSIVE on this site than on many other airsoft sites.

Great deals on all kinds of airsoft guns and gear.

Check them out at

Keep on firin',

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rarely seen - the SRC XM8

Check it out - an SRC XM8 owned by CQB Radio listener JD. This is not a gun a lot of people have, so I thought I'd post some pics.

Podcast in the works. Just interviewed Booligan who is at Shot Show 2010. Great info about airsoft from him. Check back often!

Keep on firin',

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Airsoft Convention

Hey CQB Radio Listeners,

If you are in the North Carolina area, check out the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in High Point, N.C. It's happening March 5th -7th and looks to be a cool venue. Check out the website:

Next podcast out in a week or so. Stay tuned for a chance to win 2 free AEGs.

Keep on firin',

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A little taste of Episode 11

Hey CQB Radio Listeners,

Here's a little foretaste of Episode 11. This is the UTG M4 Commando I've geeked out as my tactical carbine. Info on the accessories in the next podcast as well as a chance to win 2 AEGs!

Stay tuned for more info, and keep on firin',

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CQB Radio - Episode 10: Lookin' Back on 2009

Episode 10 is ready to be downloaded.

Here you can see (from L to R) Saint, some random guy, Ox, and Carp at Operation Nosebleed.

You can download the podcast off of iTunes or at

Contact CQB Radio at We are also on Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and YouTube - all under the name "CQB Radio".

CQB Radio - Episode 10: Lookin' Back on 2009
- Introduction and Welcome
- Word on the Street - Looking back at some ops
- Trick of the Trade with Ox
- Loadout - Top 5 Gear Items
- Retailer Review - CQB Radio Supporting Retailers
- Just In: New items to airsoft
- Assesment: AI Tornado Grenade and ICS L86A2

Please welcome Pyramyd Gear to the CQB Radio Support Team. Check them out for airsoft and milsim gear at They are also offering CQB Radio fans a 5% off discount by using the code "5OFF" - and don't forget - free shipping for all orders over $150, and that kicks in automatically.

You can also check out Airsoft Station and input code "CQBRadio" for $5 off your order of $75 or more. Check them out at

Word on the Street: Looking back at airsoft ops in 2009

Check out www. for great airsoft info about New England.

In 2009, a great new CQB facility opened in Mass. Check out for more info on this new CQB option.

My main (no pun intended) airsoft field in 2009 was Harris Field Farm in Dayton, Maine. This field is run by Maine Airsoft -

Loadout, Part 1: Top 5 Gear Items of 2009

In Loadout, Ox and I talked about some of our favorite gear items from 2009. Here you can see him ( in the middle) with 3 of his: his coalition scarf, his comms, and his plate carrier.

Another one of his favorites was this pair of Voodoo Tactical gloves.

And lastly, his hydration pouch.

For me (Tim) it was the following items: my Condor multi-purpose map pouch.

Here's a look at the inside.

Next up was my Bowman headset.

3rd - my Blackhawk shotgun shell bandoleer.

And the last 2 were my Magpul PTS MS2 sling...

and my Condor molle gun bag.

Loadout, Part 2: An Airsoft Loadout from Pyramyd Gear

Next up, a full airsoft loadout for around $100.

First, the BDU shirt and pants.

Here's the rugged belt...

Here are the knee pads.

2 hats - a boonie hat and a patrol cap.

And a light-weight vest for mags and other gear.

Retailer Review: Talking about our retail supporters

Just In: New airsoft items

Madbull's new metal bodies and hop-up.

A new pistol from SOCOM gear.

The TM G36K with blow-back.

Is that a briefcase? No - it's a glock.

ARES new LMG is out.

Assessment, Part 1: Looking at some airsoft weaponry

The Airsoft Innovations Tornado Grenade.

Here are some grenade accessories - spoon kit and distraction kit. Overall probably the best airsoft grenade out there on the market.

Next up was the ICS L86A2 - don't worry, it's the same box as the L85 but it's the L86A2 inside.

Here's what you get with the package.

And the monster unleashed.

ICS L86A2 with bipod down.

The stock with shoudler support, vert grip, and mag.

And the interesting access to the battery compartment.

Assessment, Part 2: Some of the guns from 2009

First up, the SCAR-L from DBOYS.

Oh man - the AGM full-metal 416 was interesting, but here's Ox's new primary - the G&G M4.

The CYMA AK-74 - was it a lemon or is it just not a great AEG?

The Classic Army M15A4 Sportline - a great deal for an AEG.

And then there was the DBOYS M4 CASV turned DMR.

One of the best AEGs I've reviewed - the KWA M4.

My new tactical carbine (check out the next podcast for more on this one) - the UTG M4 Commando.

A beastly support gun - the A&K MK43

And lastly, the King Arms SIG 556 Holo in Dark Earth.

And that's it - enjoy the podcast and check back to the blog often.

Keep on firin',