Airsoft CQB Gear List


Airsoft CQB Gear List |
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You’ll find some of your most intense and challenging airsofting at a CQB game.  Having the right gear for this fast paced environment will make your gameplay more enjoyable, and improve your effectiveness on the field.  I have compiled a list of the basic gear I bring to a CQB game to help you figure out what you need for your CQB game.

CQB Gear List

1. CQB Legal Weapon- I run a KWA SR7 at CQB fields.  It meets the “under 350 FPS” rule that most indoor fields have.  Also take a look at the G&G Combat Machine, Elite Force CQC, or the Valken Battle Machine Mod-M, if you want a more budget friendly option.

2. Light Weight Load Bearing System- I use a Lancer Tactical Chest Rig (Model CA-307A).  It allows me to adapt to my mission, and the removable Hydration Pack allows me to reduce overall weight to decrease fatigue.

3. BDU (Jacket and Pants)- Having a set of clothing that will protect you from the hazards of CQB fields (nails, debris, and BBs littering the floor) and will wear like iron is a priority when selecting gear for a CQB game.  I use a set of military surplus ACU Jacket and Pants, and it is well worth the investment.

4. Knee Pads-  I used to be very skeptical about the necessity of knee pads in airsoft.  I figured they were a waste of time and money.  But, after using them in a game, they have become one piece of my load-out I never leave at home.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive option, try the Condor Knee Pads.  Once properly adjusted, they are very comfortable and do a great job of keeping your knees protected while pulling off an awesome slide!

5. Magazines and BBs- I carry 7 120-round mid cap magazines (1 in my gun and 6 in my chest harness) during a game.  I usually go through 2-3 mags per game at a semi-only field, and 3-4 at a full-auto field. but it’s nice to have extra.  I use Lancer Tactical 0.25g BIO BB’s, although most fields will allow you to use non-BIO and 0.20g will work fine in the controlled indoor environments.

6. Batteries-  Bring 2-3, fully charged batteries for your primary weapon.  I use Tenergy 9.6V NiMH 1600mAh batteries and I rarely go through more than 1 battery a night.  But, per Murphy’s Law, one battery will die when I least expect it, or I somehow forgot to charge it, so extras are important.

7. Water and Snacks- Bring a case of bottled water to your CQB game.  Although you’re indoors, hydration is still key to staying safe and at the top of your game.  Drink water in the staging area between each game.  I rarely carry water on the field because there is no time to actually drink it, and it’s not as important to have with me when each game lasts 15 minutes and the staging area is only 50 feet away.  A few CLIF Crunch bars are a great way to stay fueled up on the field.  If you want to look cool, whip out one on the field, and chow down while you slaughter the enemy team!

8. Red Dot-  I have found that a good red dot sight can be worth its weight in gold during CQB battles.  You’ll be able to acquire targets faster, have an easier time aiming, and be able to shoot off-hand more effectively.  I’m able to see more of the field with an open, reflex style red dot rather than the tube style, which increases my battlefield awareness.  You can check out the Sightmark red dot I currently use HERE.

9. Gloves-  With the naturally close encounters you’ll have at a CQB game, figuring out a way of keeping your hands from getting shot up is an important mission.  I use half finger gloves for extra dexterity while still be protected from a majority of the dreaded shots to the knuckles.

10. Footwear-  Find a good, comfortable pair of boots that will protect your ankles and feet from punctures by nails or other debris.  I like to wear a pair of 8-inch boots for added protection.  Make sure that you break them in before airsofting, and wear a good pair of boot socks to prevent blisters.


Optional CQB Gear |

Optional CQB Gear:

Sidearm- Although a pistol might be the most iconic CQB weapon, I have found that the need for one, when you have a good CQB primary weapon, is rare or non-existent.  I almost never consider switching to a sidearm during a game.  My primary weapon has a much larger magazine capacity, and I’m much more familiar with it, so there is no reason to take the time to pull out a side arm.  The only time I may use one is if my primary goes down, or I’m in the mood (really tactical reason, right?).  If you do carry a side arm, get a good pistol holster, and consider getting a pistol lanyard to prevent it from falling out.

Flashlight- Flashlights can be used to stun your enemies and give you a split-second advantage on the field.  You can also use them to search dark rooms and corners while moving up the field.  Be aware that improper use (i.e. having the light on all the time or keeping it on longer than you need to) can give you away and actually reduce your effectiveness on the field.  Make sure you get a flashlight with at least 150 Lumens or it won’t have enough brightness to do much good beyond showing you the ground on your way back to respawn.

Grenades- Often times, indoor fields will have rules regarding the use of grenades.  If the rule set allows you to make kills with them, then you might consider picking up a couple.  They are a ton of fun to use.  Pull the pin, chuck one into a group of enemies, and then sit back and watch the show!

Here is a printable, CQB packing list-

CQB Basic Gear List (Printable) |

Make sure you have (as always) a good set of eye pro and some form of face mask.  I would also recommend printing and filling out the field’s waiver before you go.  This will make check-in much easier and faster when you get there.

As a final tip for selecting gear for your CQB game, ask the field owners or other players who have been to the field you want to visit.  Usually they can make the best suggestions regarding what you will need to have with you to play at a specific field.


Lancer Tactical Chest Harness (CA-307A) Review


Lancer Tactical Chest Harness (CA-307A) Review |

One of the most important pieces of gear any airsofter can buy, besides a gun and face protection, is the load bearing system.  Load bearing systems keep your gear on hand in a game and allow you to carry everything more efficiently.  A good load bearing system carries all the gear you need during a battle, can adapt to changing battlefields and scenarios, and is comfortable and durable.  This review is about the load bearing system I use at my CQB games.  It meets all of the requirements I need for fast paced airsofting and allows me to adapt to accomplish my mission.  Here is my review of the Lancer Tactical Chest Harness!

Cost: 5/5 ($50) – For this full package, it’s a steal!
Design: 3/5 – A few flaws, but nothing major.
Functionality: 4/5 – Adaptability is a key feature of this system
Durability: 4/5 – I only have minor wear and tear after a year and a half of use.
Overall: 4/5 – It works well and performs wonderfully on the field.

As you can see in the video, the Lancer Tactical chest harness is a great system for the airsofter who wants a fast, light load bearing system for CQB or short outdoor games.  I often run it without the admin pouch and hydration pack during CQB because they aren’t necessary during 15-minute games.  If you want an all inclusive, inexpensive (most setups like this would cost $75+) chest harness package, then be sure to check this one out!


Airsoft Warrior Products Release!!!


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Odin Innovations M12 Sidewinder Speedloader Review


Odin Innovations M12 Sidewinder Speedloader Review |

I recently had the chance to use a prototype of one of the newest, coolest speedloaders coming to the airsoft market.  The M12 Sidewinder by Odin Innovations has been featured at SHOT SHOW 2015 and IWA in Europe.  This is the fastest, compact speedloader I’ve seen.  In the video below and in this post, I’ll run you through the features of the M12 and how it is operated, as well as give some of my thoughts on this prototype.

(Note: Since this is a prototype, some features are subject to change.)


Magazine in Odin Innovations Speedloader |



Capacity: 1600 BBs
Loading System: Crank Handle
Design Features:  Fits in a double stack M4 pouch for easy storage on the field, loads mags in approximately 5-7 seconds, and the mags lock into speedloader.


My Thoughts:

The Odin Innovations M12 is an amazing piece of airsoft gear.  It has all the features you need in a fast and functional speedloader.  As you can tell in the video, it does its job in style.  I was amazed at how intuitive it was to use and that 120 round mags could be loaded in under 6 seconds!!!

While doing some research for this review,  I found other reviews and product demonstration videos.  A lot of the comments on the videos mentioned that the suggested pricing ($60-$80) was too high.  After all, they argued, who would pay almost double the price of the current high-end speedloaders for a new and unproven product?

Although I am inclined to agree with them, I have to mention several features that negate some of the arguments.  It solves most of the problems that traditional speedloaders have (namely speed, effort, and time consumption).  It even solves the issue of transportation on the field while still having a massive BB capacity.  With the function and efficiency it brings to the table, I feel certain it will earn its place as an elite airsoft product.

On the other hand, I still believe that a good price point would be approximately $50 if this allowed the product to be profitable for Odin Innovations.  At $50, the M12 can reach the current market and be introduced to airsofters.  If they can capture the high end speedloader market, there shouldn’t be any competition.

Most of the design suggestions I make in the video are to improve the overall durability of the product. Although this may result in the price needing to be raised, I think that a longer lasting, highly efficient piece of gear is worth much more than the mediocre, cheaper alternative.

That said, I enjoyed using this awesome product!  I look forward to trying out the final product when it is released. Stay tuned for updates about the M12 on and our Facebook page.  Don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts on the M12, as well as what you would like to see in the final product!


Odin Innovations and Mags |


Gear Review: SJ4000 Action Camera


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I love to film my airsoft games.  Video allows me to analyze my mistakes, watch my victories, and share them with you.  The difficult part of filming airsoft is that the environment is not exactly suitable for a standard point-and-shoot camera.  I went on the hunt for a camera that was rugged enough to withstand my airsofting and would have the ability to film high quality footage for my readers.  After looking around and getting suggestions from my fellow airsofter, the Chief, I decided on the SJ4000 action camera.  After a half-year of use, I am sharing my thoughts on the SJ4000 so you can decide if it’s a good option for you.


The SJ4000 action camera has many features that make it suitable for hard core airsoft filming but still accessible to the weekend airsofter on a tight budget.  I’ll start with the stats on it and what comes in the box.

SJ4000 Stats:

-Image Sensor: 12 MP (Mega Pixel) CMOS-Sensor
-Colors: 7 different options (I chose black for tactical reasons)
-Image Resolution (pictures): 12, 10, 8, 5, and 3 MP/ 2 MHD (1920*1080)/ VGA (640*480)/ 1.3 MP (1280*960)
-Video Resolution: 1920*1080 30fps (Frames Per Second)/ 1280*720 60fps (also has 30fps option)/ 848*480 60fps/640*480 60fps
– Video Compression Format: H.264
-Format: Video-MOV / Images- JPG
-Zoom: Up to 4X
-Lens: 170 degree HD wide angle
-Memory:  Will accept up to a 32 GB micro SD card (I use a SanDisk 32GB micro SD card and can film a full night of CQB airsofting [1-1.5 hours] with no problem)
-Connections: Mini USB 2.0 and mini HDMI
-Battery Life: 70 minutes of filming in 1080P (battery life may last longer in lower resolutions)
-Battery Type: Proprietary 900mAH battery (removable) – You can buy more HERE
-Dimensions: 29.8 X 59.2 X 41mm
-Weight: 58 grams (2.05 ounces) with the battery installed

SJ4000 accesories |

Accessories in the package:

I recommend watching THIS video for info on the mounts and accessories in the package.  I found it very helpful when I was researching the SJ4000.  (Note:  Extra cases can be a bit difficult to find.  HERE is a link to some on  It will also accept many of the standard mounting accessories available on the market.

A good thing to note is that the camera comes with the proper power adapter for your region.  I also recommend buying the SJ4000 desktop charger so you can charge the camera’s batteries without having the camera stuck to the wall.


How I Use It

I set mine up on my Lancer Tactical FAST Helmet so I can film footage that would be as close to my Point Of View (POV) as possible while still being stable.  I used an NVG mount (not included) to fit into the mount on the front of my helmet and used a “J” or Hook mount (included) and a small, straight mount (included) to get the camera to the angle I wanted.  I used sandpaper to rough up the joints on the mounts so they would hold better and keep the camera in position during a game.  See images 1 and 2 to view the parts used and how to assemble them.  Image 3 shows the camera mounted to my helmet.

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SJ4000 Helmet Mount Hardware |

(image 2)
SJ4000 Helmet Mount Assembly |

(image 3)
SJ4000 on helmet |


You will note that I mounted the camera upside down to get it even closer to my POV and to avoid the “giant” effect that can occur if you mount the camera higher then your actual height.  I turned on the “Rotate” feature in the camera’s settings to make all my videos upright without editing.  You could also buy a head strap if you don’t have a helmet.  Just be sure that you get the camera angled right and keep it stabilized.



The SJ4000 is an amazing camera for the price.  It has all the features you need to film awesome footage of your airsoft battles.  It even has many of the features of more expensive action cameras.  I’ve dropped the case and gotten shot in the face and helmet and it has held up fine.   The included mounts are almost worth the price of the whole package, and they get you up and running right off the bat.  I love the fact that if it does break, it is cheap and easy to replace.

To check out some of the footage I’ve filmed with it, check out the Airsoft Warrior YouTube Channel.



As to be expected, the low price also comes at a cost of quality.  The SJ4000 can’t film in the extreme frame rates of higher quality cameras (therefore, it may have some blur when you’re moving fast).  It doesn’t have a touch screen or a fancy name either.

The only thing I’ve had malfunction in the 6 months I’ve been using it is the down button for selecting options in the menu has partially stopped working (it’s spring has gone out so you have to open the case and remove the camera to depress the button far enough to activate it.  So, technically, it still “works”.).   This seems to be a design flaw.


All in all, the SJ4000 is an excellent camera for an airsofter who doesn’t want to break the bank, but still requires high quality footage.  I highly recommend it.  Let me know what your favorite budget action camera is, as well as filming suggestions in the comments!


3 Tips To “De-Winterize” Your Gear and Yourself!


3 Tips To "De-Winterise" Your Gear and Yourself! |

Sometimes during the airsoft “off season” (although I think every time of year is a great time to airsoft!), or when winter starts convincing us that staying indoors is a better idea than enjoying the outdoors, we can start to get…. well… soft.

Maybe not “soft”, but some of us like to “hibernate” during the winter months, which can lead to your gun feeling a bit heavier than you remember, or your plate carrier not fitting you as well as it did last year.

And maybe your gear needs a bit of “de-winterizing” to get it back in shape for some upcoming airsoft wars.

With spring fast approaching, it’s time to break out of our winter’s sleep and get our gear, and ourselves, back in shape.  Here’s some tips to get you started!

1.  Get Fit!

Keeping fit is a big key to increasing your enjoyment on the field, and making you a better airsoft warrior.

Start by checking your current weight with a BMI calculator (HERE is a BMI calculator if you are under 20).  After you determine your optimum weight, form a fitness plan to get you there and keep you there.  I used MyPlate (a calorie tracking system) from to lose 60 POUNDS a while back.  Losing those 60 pounds definitely made me faster, more flexible, and a better warrior on the field!

Also, be sure to start a workout program to help you increase your endurance on the field.  I personally try to get in a 30-60 minute workout on an elliptical, and do a combination of push ups, sit ups, and weight lifting to increase my overall body strength.  I try to work out 4-5 days a week (although this varies based on how busy I am).  Remember, whatever fitness plan you come up with, make sure you can stick to it and consistently follow it.  It doesn’t do any good to have great intentions if you can’t follow through.

As always, consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns when it comes to your fitness.


2. Do A Full Gear Check

After a few months of storage, some of your gear may not be in fully operational condition.  Here is a short list of gear you should check when de-winterizing.

1. Guns (Are all internal and external parts functional? Does anything need to be replaced or repaired?)
2. Batteries (Do they still hold a charge well?  Are you getting the same performance and battery life?)
3. BBs and Gas (Do you have enough of both?  Do you need to buy some different weights of BBs?)
4. BDUs and Vests (Does everything still fit?  Are any repairs or modifications needed?)
5. Tools and Extras (Do you have all the gear you need to repair your guns or replace parts, i.e. AA batteries, gun body pins, flashlight bulbs, etc?)


3. Plan A Training Game

One of the best ways to brush off your gear and airsoft tactics is to plan a game with a few friends and make sure everything is operational and effective.  You can include a few scenarios to increase the difficulty of your training game.

While battling, test your reflexes and accuracy, use your tactics and team communication skills to make sure you’re still proficient at them, and make sure that all your gear is performing as you want it to.

During and after the game, make modifications to your gear as needed, ask your battle buddies to critique your skills, and make a list of things you need to improve on.


Take these tips and use them to get you and your gear in top shape for upcoming, spring airsoft battles.  If you have any other thoughts and ideas on “de-winterizing” for airsoft, please comment them below!



How To Not Lose Your Gear!


How Not To Lose Your Gear- H&K Pistol |

I’m going to start out this post with a story….

Last summer, I was in the middle of a great day of airsofting at an outdoor field.  After an intense round (In which I had the pleasure of eliminating a single enemy that was holding up the advance of half our team), I realized that my sidearm was missing.

Unfortunately, even with the help of a fellow team member and 45 minutes of searching, I was unable to find it.  I hadn’t checked over my gear since I had started playing several hours before, so it could have came out of the holster long before I realized it was missing.

After missing out on almost a full round of airsofting, and having to eat my lunch while scouring the field, I was not in the best of moods.  I was thankfully able to get in a bit more airsofting that day, but the time spent searching had taken a big chunk out of the day and put a damper on the fun.

Don’t let this happen to you.

After that day, I did some research and started practicing a couple of good habits to make sure that I was doing everything I could to keep my gear functional and on me.  Here’s what I did:


1. Doing LACE Reports while I’m airsofting

LACE stands for Liquid, Ammo, Casualties, and Equipment.  The military use a LACE report as an after-action review on how all their soldiers are doing after an engagement.  I use the LACE report during a game to determine if anything is missing or out of place (while doing one of the checks, I’ve found that my helmet camera was pointing up at the sky).  LACE reports can also be used to determine what you need (drink of water, more BBs, or an extra magazine) and how many of your team members are still in the game.


2. Get Gear to Secure My Gear

To keep my pistol in my holster, I’ve looked into a bungee pistol lanyard and a molded holster (like the BLACKHAWK! Serpa Holster) with a push button release.  With both these systems in place, my pistol should be plenty secure whether it’s in the holster or I’m using it to draw down on an enemy player.  I can also secure loose items to myself using para cord.


3.  Know What I Have

I always make sure I know what gear I’m running during a round so I can be sure I have it with me at the end of the day.  This can also come in handy if I have to report a missing item to the field’s admin.  I’ve also found that adding a strip of duck tape or electrical tape to several places on my gear can be a big help in making sure that I have the right gear and can identify it if it goes missing.


I hope these tips save you the frustration I went through when I lost my side arm.  Although even the most secure systems can fail, at least you’ll know you did everything you could.  At the end of the day, don’t let a missing piece of gear ruin the fun.  Recheck everything, search for it, and then report it to the staff.  Most players are honest, good people and will return a missing item if they found it.


SHOT SHOW 2015: Airsoft Warrior’s Picks


Shot Show 2015: Airsoft Warrior's Picks |
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SHOT SHOW is a massive event put on by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The event attracts dealers and commercial buyers from around the globe and all 50 states.  Airsoft companies like G&G, KWA, Krytac, and many more release their latest and greatest offerings at this event.

Though the event is not open to the public, many airsoft stores make videos featuring the latest gear and guns from these great companies.  I encourage you to watch some of these great videos to get a feel for what the airsoft market will look like in 2015.  HERE is a great video from on KWA’s new gas AK to get you started!

Below are my top airsoft guns, gear, and companies from SHOT SHOW 2015!

(Note: Not all guns and gear featured here are available at the time of posting.  Visit your favorite online airsoft retailer or the manufacturer’s website for more information on release dates and pricing.)



KWA AKG-KCR:  This newest offering of the KWA AKG line up is a modern interpretation of the popular AK platform.  It features both the standard AK fire selector, an AR-15 fire selector (that actuates both selectors), an LE-style stock that you find on many AR-15 rifles, and a RIS.  This new gun has a modern flare and appeals to a wide range of warriors.  It operates off green gas and retails for $400.


Krytac LMG: The Krytac LMG was offered last year in a limited edition style.  The new version features an updated handguard with the ability to accept keymod rail segments.  It is scheduled to come out in the middle of the year.  Although no pricing info has been released, the 2014 Limited Edition LMG retailed for $499, and I would expect the new version to retail for around that amount.


Vulcan AR-1:  This new gun from Vulcan is an all in one HPA package.  Featuring the Vulcan V12 HPA system, a 13 cubic inch HPA tank, a new stock design to conceal the HPA tank, and an HPA blow back system, this is going to be a great, all-inclusive gun for an airsofter who wants to jump into the HPA world of airsoft guns!



SL-14 Magazine Adaptors:  The Speed Loader-14 (SL-14) from Elite Force is deemed the solution to loading mid caps quickly without the hassle associated with standard speed loaders. Although it used to only be compatible with M4 magazines, Elite Force has now released that they are making adapters to fit AK and G36 magazines! They may also release an MP5 and H&K 417 adapters in the near future!


Magpul M-LOK: This is a new rail system by the popular manufacturer, Magpul Industries.  As an evolution to the MOE system, it features a number of advancements.

Utilizing simple T nuts, you can lock in a variety of attachments and rail segments on multiple styles of M-LOK rail systems.  Magpul has released the M-LOK as a free licence platform, so many manufacturers are already developing it!

To take a look at the M-LOK, check out THIS video.


Odin Innovations’ Speed Loader:  This new product from ZShot (see below for more on ZShot) is one of the most innovative speed loaders ever. It will fit in a standard double stacked M4 pouch for easy storage and loading on the fly, it has a crank handle for high speed loading (that also has a built-in clutch to prevent any overloading of your mid-caps), and word is out that they will be creating magazine adapters for it shortly!



Condor released a wide variety of new products, including a super customizable plate carrier, a 950 lumen flashlight, and a new set of combat shirts that will retail for under $40!  See Airsoft GI’s take in their SHOT SHOW video HERE.


Zshot has been known for their recent release of the Amoeba series of AEGs (an M4 with a futuristic look).

Now, they are releasing a new version of the Systema PTW (Professional Training Weapon).  The new PTW will come with an unprecedented 5 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY (never fear using an 11.1V Li-Po as much as you want!), as well as a LIFETIME warranty on the motor.

They are also updating the Amoeba line-up and introducing a new customizable hand guard that will retail for around $50-$60.

ZShot has also introduced the new Odin Innovations Speedloader (see above for more on this speedloader).

Check out THIS great Airsoft GI video to learn more about these awesome products!


I’m really looking forward to seeing these new guns and gear in the upcoming year.  Be sure to comment below and let me know what your favorite releases at SHOT SHOW 2015 are!




Intrigue Gear and FULL AUTO Round!!!


Intrigue Airsoft Gear and  Full Auto Round |

Airsoft Close Quarters Battles (CQB) or Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) are intense, fast paced, and often involve close up airsoft action.  The gear you use and the tactics you implement can make a difference when things get interesting during a game.

In this video, I’ll show you guys the gear I chose while playing at Intrigue Airsoft in Kansas City, MO, to make me more effective on the field.

I’ll also show you a RARE FULL AUTO Round that I played while there!  Most fields only allow semi for tactical and safety reasons.  But, for the last game of the night, everyone decided that a final five minute full auto round would be a great way to finish off the evening.

Although this was not my best round of the night, it was one of the most fun and unique games I’ve been in.  I hope you guys enjoy!




My Goofs in this Round

Although this round was fun, I got hit a lot (as you probably noticed).  One of the best and worst things about running a camera is that everything, good and bad, is caught on camera.  A benefit of this is that you can analyze your game play and make yourself a better airsoft warrior.

After going back through the footage of that round, I noticed what my main issues were.  I want to share those with you so you don’t make the same mistakes.


During the round, I noticed I was very distracted.  From getting my teammate’s lost item to trying to figure out who was friend or foe, I lost my concentration multiple times.  Correcting this really boils down to controlling your focus and letting your teammates do their job, instead of trying to be everywhere at once.

Stay Low and Move

Most of the times I got hit, I was standing and making myself a nice target in a window frame or hallway.  When you have the chance in a battle, get down in a safe place, think through your next move and work with your teammates to accomplish the mission.

Focus On Key Enemy Positions

You will realize the enemy team was focusing on holding the center of the field.  They almost always had someone defending there, and those enemy players got the most hits on me.

For most of the game, I failed to focus on coming up with a solution to defeat that key point.  As you will notice at the end of the video, I was able to move into the center field, and start neutralizing that key enemy point, although a bit too late in the game.


I hope that my experience will help you to avoid the same mistakes.  I want to congratulate the enemy team for an excellent defense and a great full auto round.

I want to extend a special thanks to Intrigue Airsoft and all the staff there for the great night of airsoft battling.  I can’t wait to get back up there for some more great airsoft CQB game play.  Be sure to check out to plan your trip!


The Airsoft Warrior’s Christmas Buyer’s Guide


The Airsoft Warrior's Christmas Buyer's Guide |
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With the Christmas season upon us, I’m sure many of you warriors (or family members of warriors) are building your airsoft wish lists.

Whether you’re new to airsoft, or are a seasoned veteran of the sport, it is important to make sure that you research the options available, so you can make a wish list that best fits your airsoft needs.

Here are three guidelines to follow when composing an airsoft wish list:

Pick The Gear That Fits Your Needs

If you want to enjoy airsoft to the fullest, buying quality weaponry that fits your goals is important. Remember that sometimes using your current gear and doing a few upgrades is better than buying a whole new load out, and will allow you to customize it to your purpose.

Ask yourself a few questions before making your airsoft wish list.

– What is my play style? (CQB, Field, or Both?)
– What is my price range? ($100-$200 is a good price range for a player’s first AEG and load out.  A veteran player will want to look in the $300+ model AEGs, and consider higher priced plate carriers and head gear)
– Do I want a specific model? (Does your new gun have to be an M4 that shoots 400 FPS and has realistic trade marks? Does your new plate carrier need to match your tan load out? )
– What accessories would I like? (A 9.6v Battery and a Smart Charger, extra magazine, and Grip Pod are a great place to start)
– If I’m a tech, what parts or tools might I want to upgrade my future or current weaponry?

Here are some things to add to your wish list based on your play style or upgrade style:

New Player:  A Umarex H&K USP Pistol (you can check out my review HERE), a G&G Combat Machineor KWA CQR MOD2 , and some good face protection (like the Lancer Tactical Gogglesand a Mesh Mask).  Make sure you pick up a Cyclone Mike Fan System (HERE is my review of it) from  to keep fogging away.

CQB Commander:  Thunder B Grenades for softening up rooms, a CQB length AEG (like the KWA SR7,  KRYTAC Trident CRB , or a CQB style gun from G&P or VFC), and a red dot for faster aiming in close quarters.

Field Fighter: A DMR style AEG (like the G&G CM 16 R8-L , the KWA SR10, or the Echo1 Stag Arms STAG-15 RC)a Tactical Vest or Chest Rig with MOLLE (so you can carry all the gear you need in the field), and a 1-4X Scope for maximum field of view while still being able to aim with precision.

Pro Performance: An 11.1v LiPo for better RPS (make sure you have a Mosfet to keep your trigger contacts from burning out), some Mid Cap Magazine for improved feeding, and a 6.03 mm tight bore barrel for extra accuracy.

Top Tech:  A Dremel Rotary Tool to complete a variety of airsoft repairs and modifications, Shims and Gearbox Grease help your gearbox run its best, and some Sorbothane Pads to correct the Angle Of Engagement (AOE) and extend piston life.


Make A Cart

After you’ve decided on what you want on your wish list, make a cart with several reputable airsoft sites (some good ones are Evike AirsoftGI, and  This will allow you to compare prices (including shipping fees), get details on the gear you want, and check for holiday coupons.


Be a Well Informed Shopper

Do your research on the gear you want.  Be sure to price match.  Call up customer service reps and ask questions about the specific model you’re looking at.  Search airsoft forums to get other players’ thoughts on the gear you’re considering.

Being well informed will keep you from being disappointed in your new gear or missing out on choosing gear that better fits your needs.

Let me know what’s on the top of your Airsoft Christmas List!

Have a very merry Christmas and Holiday season!