Friday, March 30, 2012

Justin from Combat Sport Supply talks A-TACS

Check out what Combat Sport Supply has in stock. Justin from CSS talks about why A-TACS is useful and also, take note that CSS has it in foliage green now too.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hades Arrow - Interesting but useless?

So the overall feedback I've gotten about the Hades Arrow is yeah, it's cool but no field will allow it to be used. "Too dangerous" - that's what I hear from people who've seen it. I wonder if bigger ops like the Lions Claw series or Operation Pine Plains would allow it as a way to hit a building and 'destroy' it. I've heard from at least 2 field operators who said no way, and one guy who knows a field owner who he highly doubts it would be allowed. So perhaps, like some other airsoft items - cool but not practical for airsoft ops. However, for movies people are making - this might be a great option.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The DMR Project

So here's the start of the DMR Project from Airsplat. The base gun is the DBOYS SPR MK12, MOD 0. While there have been mods and up-grades to the real steel version of this guy, it's still in use and is a work horse of a DMR. Here's the basic box you'd expect from DBOYS.

Inside, you get: the gun, a shorty hi-cap mag, a battery, a bipod, some BBs (toss em'), some tools, and a charger. Nice little set-up.

Now this rifle is pretty nicely made. No, it's not $400 so you aren't getting a VFC or something like that, but it is quite solid. My first 2 issues were quickly resolved. First, the stock was loose. To fix it, I opened up the back battery door and tightened down the screw way inside the stock (the one that attaches to the receiver). The other issue was the front "tube" (if you will - yes, you will) was loose, and all you have to do is tighten down the circular object that has replaced the delta ring.

Advantages of this guy as a base: lots of rails for pretty much any optic, lots of battery space, long barrel, rails for bipods, flashlights, etc., comfortable grip, and a gun that's easy to mod.

Disadvantages: it isn't made of the highest-grade parts available, but that's why this is the DMR Project and not the "DMR...has arrived in a box ready to go" Project.

Thanks to Airsplat for their support. More to come soon.

- Carp

Hades Arrow at Evike

So will this be a game changer? What do you think?
- Carp

Hades Arrow at Evike

Saturday, March 10, 2012

First OP of the Spring from Maine Airsoft


Global Location: Canada, lowland forests of the Northern Rockies. Yukon region.

Scenario: The year is 2016; spring arrives in the Northwest of North America. In the boreal forests surrounding the feet of the Rockies, events are set to unfold in effort to halt a major threat to U.S. and Canadian security.

A sleeper cell derived from an international terrorist organization was activated some years after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. The group's exact origin is unknown, but it is believed that terrorists with ties to Al-Qaeda were seeded as sleeper cells within the major Eastern Canadian cities. The cell remained extremely quiet for about a decade, but eventually slipped in the year 2013 when the group attempted to purchase large quantities of chemical fertilizer on the black market. Upon noticing this, and matching multiple names from U.S. databases to the cell itself, the United States and Canadian governments raided various locations throughout the cities. The raids were indeed successful, with thousands of pounds of drugs, multiple small arms, and various bomb components seized. However, only a handful of low-level cell members were apprehended, as the leadership of the group had fled prior to the raid. The DEA/CIA concluded that what they seized during the raid was a distraction and a ruse. In hopes of appearing crushed, the inner circle had left only a fraction of their assets.

Joint-efforts between the Canadian and U.S. governments to collapse the tiny terrorist cell on Canadian soil had ultimately failed. Since then, the once extremely small cell had seemingly disappeared. No one would expect that the group had not only moved away from highly populated areas, but remained inside the country. Over the past two years, scattered reports of organized activity within an isolated valley in the Yukon have been made by bush pilots and civilians in the area. Often passed off as logging activity, the group operating within the valley had remained unnoticed for two years. The area began to appear suspicious when eventually; the cell slipped and exposed themselves to aerial reconnaissance by U.S. planes.

"SMU"/Recon teams have been deployed by U.S. JSOC in compliance with Canadian government in order to relieve some of the fog of war involved in the scenario. Langley reports that there are multiple hostile-controlled sites within a heavily wooded fjord in the northernmost sectors of reconnaissance. Disguised as logging camps, the cell had been training a small group of militant combatants in addition to the mass production of the drug Methamphetamine in labs within the camps. This installation was also responsible for the illicit trafficking of various weapons, chemicals, drugs, and humans across the U.S./Canadian border. Their leader was finally visually identified after months of surveillance by Canadian snipers, but a name or alias could not be matched from U.S. databases. Given the nature of the situation, the cell's commander was designated as a high value target, codename: RIPSAW.

Unwilling to let RIPSAW slip through their fingers once more, the United States and Canadian governments are pursuing a joint-operation in order to take the cell down once and for all. Forward deployed Recon units have been in the field for quite some time, observing the situation and avoiding counter-snipers. The DEA FAST team will make a helicopter insertion on the edge of the valley, along with the various CIA agents involved with the takedown. The remaining U.S. strike force will accompany the Canadian agents and Joint Task Force 2 operators in a column after dismounting from their convoy. All the meanwhile, the cell has had ample time to prepare defenses after their scouts spotted the convoy from the highlands. With nowhere to run, their only option is to fight off the advancing forces, and escape the area after they completely control it once more. The U.S. and Canadian forces are faced with the task of effectively clearing and maintaining the various sites within the valley until all major suspects are accounted for and the area is deemed safe. Due to the size of the area, and the unknown amount of hostiles present, this is sure to be a battle of endurance.


This is a continuous, non-stop operation that is based on various components of “captured” items, locations, and targets of interest.


**(Please note: This is a non-stop continuous OP. Once you are either embedded on the field or deployed onto the field (Startex), the game will not stop until 1700 (5:00PM). Individuals should consider how they plan to eat lunch, as it will be on the field. Players are allowed to leave the field, at the cost of their absence from the game. However, players leaving the field MUST check-in with squad leaders/force commander, maintain radio contact, and establish a rally point with their perspective squad).

0800-0900: Registration/Chrono
0900-1000: Rally period and briefing
1000: Startex
1000-1200: Initial assault phase
1200-1300: “Dig in” phase, territory established – Recon secondary objective period
1300-1700: Conquest/FRAGO phase
1700-1800: Endex and rally phase

The basic unit of “success” in this OP is the amount of points that your faction has at the end of the day. This event is not meant to have a clear winning or losing side, but ultimately the winning side will have the most points total. Points are awarded for various things, such as holding a base during a “snapshot”, to capturing a HVT from the opposing team. (High value targets are selected from members of the “Inner Circle” and DEA/CIA squads. Additionally, both faction commanders are considered HVT).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

CQB Radio - Episode 29: Game Back On

All airsoft, all the time...

Hey guys,
Here is is - Episode 29. Get it on iTunes or HERE.

- Intro and Welcome
- Assessment: The Echo 1 MTC 2 from Echo 1, the KWA MK23 from Pyramyd Air, the SIG 556 Shorty from Airsplat, and the KWA ATP from Eric of The
- Tricks of the Trade: Talking with Booligan about Shot Show 2012
- Loadout: The S-Thunder gun rack and a Condor Chest Rig from Airsplat
- Just In: Eric gives us the latest happenings in the airsoft world
- Closing

Thanks for checking us out on YouTube - click HERE to see our channel with reviews and other vids.

Also, be checking back here and at the Airsplat Blog for my DMR project - up-grading this bad-boy until the cows come home. Here's Airsplat's Blog Site - CLICK HERE.


First up, the Echo 1 MTC2 - thanks to Echo 1 for sending it along.

Standard crane stock for your battery.

Rear sling attachment loop.

Note that the stock does not fold but you can change it to a G36 style that will fold.

MTC 'trades'.

Lots of rail space up top for optics.

And lots of rail space out front for accessories.

Your mag release is on the left side of the gun.

Charging handle does lock back.

Built-in sights that are super low-profile.

Next up - the King Arms SIG 556 Shorty from Airsplat.

Cool retractable stock.

Flip-up rear sight.

Flip-up front sight.

Sig trades on the mag.

Lots of rail space.

Real trades from Sig.

Next, Eric talked about the KWA ATP.

And then we looked at the KWA MK23 from Pyramyd Air. Click HERE to see it.
Click on any pic to see more about the MK23.

How about some H&K trades?

Great pistol with a TON of kick.

Rail and 16mm threaded barrel.


In TOTT we talked with Booligan from Airsoft Retreat about Shot Show 2012. Click HERE to see his pics.


First up - the S-Thunder gun rack.

Here are the components.

And here's how you attach the guns to the rack.

You connect the yellow bases to the rack and then lock your gun to it like putting a mag in the mag well.

Lastly, the Condor chest rig from Airsplat - check it out HERE.

Nice padded straps.

Nice radio pouch on the shoulder strap.

A look at the back.

Pouches fit M4 and AK mags and there are larger pouches for other things as well.

That's all for the show - thanks for checking it out.

Keep on firin',