Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CQB Radio: Episode 13 - Raining Like Mad

Ox and Saint rockin' the mutlicam.

CQB Radio: Episode 13 - Raining Like Mad
You can download it on iTunes or at http://www.cqbradio.libsyn.com/

CQB Radio: Episode 13 - Raining Like Mad
- Introduction and Welcome
- Word on The Street: Ops in New England
- Assessment: CA's LWRC, ACM M500 gas shotty, G17 from KSC
- Assesment Part 2: 2 M203 shells (EGO and S-Thunder)
- Tricks of the Trade: Dave from VoodooTactical.net
- Loadout: Condor Softshell jacket, AMP red dot, Magpul AFG and UTG rails, and a 553 sight.
- Dr. Airsoft: Interview about eye safety
- Retailer Review: Airsoft Accessories Supply on EBay
- Just In: AirsoftReviewer1 with some new items to the airsoft world
- Closing

Introduction and Welcome
Thanks as always to all our listeners and thanks for those who entered the M4 contest.

PyramydAir has a new airsoft blog. Check it out at: http://airsoft-guns-blog.pyramydair.com/

Word on the Street
In Maine, Opertaion Gran Maitre at Harris Field Farms is coming up. Check out http://www.maineairsoft.com/

Operation Centurion in Walcott, CT.

Check out The Citadel for CQB in New England. http://www.citadelairsoft.com/

And if you're out in California, head to Echo 1's 2nd Appreciation Day.

Assessment
Here we have the Classic Army LWRC EBB in bronze. Thanks to Airsoft Extreme for sending this gun for review.

The lovely CA box...

With the gun you get the manual, a cleaning rod, some safety instructions, and a hi-cap magazine.

Here it is with a new mag and a 553 sight (more info on the sight on the podcast).

Second up we had the ACM M500 gas shotgun. You can find this guy at Pyramyd Air.

FYI - even if you get the all black version, this is the box it will come in. Don't freak and go, "OH MAN! I didn't want the 'hunter' version." It's going to be ok...

Your accessories include a cleaning rod, some instructions, some BBs, a few tools, and a bag of extra O-rings.

The beast unleashed.

A shot of the ghost sight.

Here are the loading tubes - easy to fill and it holds about 200 bbs.

Following these guns, we looked at the EGO M203 shell and the S-Thunder shell. Check out my review on the blog of the S-Thunder shell, and go to http://www.kapowwe.com/ for a review and vid of the EGO M203 shell - good stuff.

Here's the S-Thunder shell in it's box.

The shell with some extra top-plugs.

Lastly in Assessment, we had the KSC G17 from Airsplat. Thanks to Ox for his review of this nice pistol.

A few nice shots of the G17.



Tricks of the Trade
We talked with Dave of VoodooTactical .net in this part of the show.

Loadout
It began with the Condor softshell jacket - amazing! Thanks Airsoft Extreme.

Secondly, the AMP compact red dot. Thanks again AEX!

Here it is alone...

Now check it out compared to this other red dot...



The Magpul Angled Foregrip and the UTG AR-15/M4 rails - the rails came to us from Pyramyd Air. Here's the AFG on my M4.

What you get with the AFG.

What you get with the UTG full-metal rails.

And another AFG shot.

The 553 sight came to us from Airsoft Station. A NICE sight.

Dr. Airsoft
Dr. Airsoft spoke with a medical doctor from Israel about a study done on eye safety and airsoft.

Retailer Review
Airsoft Accessories Supply - you can find them here: http://stores.ebay.com/Airsoft-Accessories-Supply

Just In with TheAirsoftReviewer1
AEX has a new Real Steel section.

Check out the MadBull Hop-up LED Module.

And King Arms has some new gear/guns on the market.

Closing
And that's all - enjoy and keep in firin',
Carp

Another video from Dr. Airsoft

Hey CQB Radio fans,
Check out this new eye safety vid from Dr. Airsoft. Classic Army glasses are tested (one's that come with many CA AEGs). Also, check him out at www.airsoftmedicine.com.



Podcast out tonight!
Keep on firin',
Carp

Monday, March 29, 2010

KSC G17 Review

Here's the G17 from KSC, sent to us from Airsplat. Want to hear about it - it's coming in the next podcast, out in a few days.

Keep on firin',
Carp

Friday, March 26, 2010

Review of the Walther Multi-Reticle Sight

Hey CQB Radio Listeners,

As you can see, we are offering more reviews these days on the blog instead of just on the podcast. That way, we can get more info to you and we can have posts/reviews to share mid-month when the next podcast is still in production.

Today, we're looking at the Walther Mutli-Reticle Sight. I got this from Pyramyd Air for review and you can find it on their site (http://www.pyramydair.com/) for $50.00

I like this sight. These type of sights are generally called "reflex" and are more open than your average scope or red-dot tube sight. That's nice because it allows you to see more and you don't have to focus on looking through a tube as you shoot (Walther reports that you have a 17-yeard field of view at 109 yards).

Here's a look at the box in which the sight comes:

And a look at the sight (the black thing next to it is a rubber cover to keep it from being broken or scratched - nice feature.

THE BASIC INFO
A few key features worth noting: it has 7 levels of brightness, 4 reticles (read below) it's about 3 1/4 inches long, it has windage and elevation adjustments, it attaches to rails (wrenches included), and it comes with the batteries needed to run it.

FUNCTION
This sight is super easy to use. Just like most red-dot sights, you turn it on, line up your dot to where you BB is going, and you are set. The 7 different brightness feautres are a nice feature. You may think, "So what, why would I need to adjust the brightness of the dot?", but you'd be amazed at how your out at an op and then BAM - all of a sudden you are in a very sunny part of the AO and your red dot has essentially been washed out by the light.

Another great feature of this guy is also that you have 4 different reticle options so you can choose one that fits your situation best. That's a feature not found on many sights that are this inexpensive.

I'd say the one thing I'd like them to change is to make it with a QD feature so I didn't need the included wrench to take it on and off. That said, the wrench size is what you'll find in a standard set of allen wrenches (non-metric), so if you lose the wrench, as long as you have set of allen wrenches, you're all set.

Here it is on the SIG 556 rail:

OVERALL
Overall, this is going to be one of the less expensive reflex-type sights you'll find on the market. However, even though the price is reasonable, it's a high-quality item and it's not going to break on you. Walther is a top-notch company with a good rep, and this sight will not disappoint. Again, check out http://www.pyramydair.com/ to find more info on it and to purchase it.

Keep on firin',
Carp

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

S-Thunder M203 Shell Review

Hey CQB Radio fans,

Right now you are reading a review of the new S-Thunder M203 shell. I received this directly from S-Thunder for review and it's a pretty interesting set-up for an M203 shell.

First off, let's take a look at the stock photo of one of these shells:

THE BASIC INFO
These guys are made to hold airsoft BBs, paint balls, powder balls, pepper balls, and just powder as well. Clearly, you can tell that they offer you a pretty diverse array of uses.

What makes these shells so unique is the way they are loaded. Unlike most M203 shells where you have a bunch of airsoft bb-sized holes in the top, this one has a larger 3/4 inch hole. In most M203s, you are jamming BBs down the holes, gassing up the shell, and then shooting it.

With the S-Thunder shell, you simply pour BBs into the hole and then you pop on one of the red "plugs". Gas it up and you're ready to go.

Here it is in the package:

You'd generally use green gas with this shell, but you can also use propane (just be sure to keep it well lubricated), AND you can also use higher-powered gas if you buy the Higher Power Replacement Core (not included). The filling port is on the bottom, which is slightly different than most M203 shells where you'd fill them on the top.

Take a look at it here with a red plug inserted:

FUNCTION
Most people use M203s in a CQB situation or in an outdoor situation that allows for closer engagements (a MOUT site, for example). I tested this shell outside and found that the BBs landed between 35 and 55 feet, about average for a 203 shell. They do have a slightly louder report than most other shells, so they'll get some attention when you shoot them. The refilling process is really simple - you pour in BBs or you load them in with a speed loader, and I'd say it takes about 1/4 of the time of most other shells.

The upside of this guy is also a slight downside. If you are in the heat of a firefight and you can't stop to look for your red plug, you'll need to carry extras and once you're out of them, you'll need to order more. Not a huge deal, but something to be aware of if you purchase one of these.

OVERALL
I'd say that overall, these are a pretty cool shell - pretty good range, nice report, accuracy is good, and very easy to reload. Be aware of needing to get more plugs (or finding them after you fire the shell), and you'll be all set.

If you're interested in learning more, check out http://www.s-thunder.com/.

Thanks for reading, and keep on firin',
Carp

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hey CQB Radio Fans,

Here's a short video from our friend Dr. Airsoft. He went to Airsoft Extreme and tested out a bunch of goggles and masks to see how well they worked. Good stuff. You'll hear him on the last podcast and on up-coming podcasts a well. Also, check him out at www.airsoftmedicine.com

video

Working on the next podcast. AND it looks like we MAY have a winner for the Echo 1/VFC M4 Platinum Series and the TSD MP7. Check Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Carp

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

1st try at contacting the M4 Platinum winner!

Hey CQB Radio fans,

I've contacted the first possible winner of the M4 Platinum. This person has until 2:37 p.m. on Friday to respond, and if not, we'll pick another winner. Stay tuned for more info.

And if you don't win this time, maybe we'll have another contest for some more free stuff. Yeah, we definitely will.

Carp

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pics of the UTG light from Episode 12

Hey all,

Here are some pics of the UTG light I reviewed on the last podcast. Check them out and then head over the Airsoft Station (http://www.airsoftstation.com/) to get more details or to purchase it.

Here it is on the SOCOM M9



Keep on firin',
Carp