Back in May we visited Stirling Airsoft's the Trees site for Op BARHAIL, and due to the inherently "Lone Survivor-esque" feel of the place I decided to stick a cheap, £6 Cyma suppressor on the BD carbine to make it feel more like a Marksman's rifle and behold, the 723 build had begun.
It's been a while since I last sat down to recap an event, or to write anything for that matter, and once again it's an unusual trip out to Stirling Airsoft's "The Trees" site that's given me the strength to cringe while writing words like "enemy" and "callsign" in reference to what is simply a bunch of men running around with toy guns.
One of my life's many bug-bears has been an obsession with finding just the right pouch for each tool, which has led to many instances of buying, selling, chopping and changing a setup in order to find the "perfect" home for each item. In a military context this is often just a case of shopping around, and being prepared to fork out for the rare niche items that command a premium because they're well sought after. But what happens when you start trying to find a pouch for something that isn't an accepted standard, especially not in the military world?
Piss off huh.
This is one of those weird products that is SUPER niche, and as such has a very specific background. The mind behind the camo plate is Chris; author/creator of thefull9.net, serving crab and all round Ian McCollum equivalent when it comes to tactical clothing and equipment. On top of being the most boring man on the internet, he's also a solid bloke who has some good ideas rolling around in his head.
Before we get started I’m just going to get the disclaimers out of the way. I am in absolutely no way associated with HAO, and I also didn’t pay for the rail. It has been on loan to me from Rich (the author of The Reptile House) on a totally no strings attached basis, and … Continue reading Review // HAO MK16 9.3″ Handguard
After a couple of months off I’m getting back into writing, and so it’s time to address one of the most requested articles that I’ve got left to do: dems kits. Getting it out of the way now this is a purely airsoft blog, but if you like things that go bang then stick around … Continue reading Kit Breakdown // Remote Pyrotechnics Kit
I’m back motherfuckers. Well, I was never really away, but after 4 months of not actually writing anything I decided it was time to sit down and get back behind the keyboard. The reason for this short-turned-long break was down to a few different factors, one of them being laziness, but the other being I … Continue reading In Depth // Primary Weapon System // Systema PTW
For the last few months I’ve been toying with the idea of ditching a plate carrier altogether and just sticking to my woodland and bad guy gear. Every time I’ve tried to go through with it the little voices in my head have thrown up objections, leading me from my AVS to a JPC 2.0, … Continue reading Trident Gear Co. Heavy Swimmer Plates
Having done the full write up of my Good Guy kit, it’s time to look at the gear I use a lot more and change around a lot less. As time has gone on my friends and I have found ourselves avoiding the ever prevalent sea of Multicam and instead spending more time dressed up … Continue reading My “Bad Guy” Kit Breakdown
After doing my packing list for Op Atar I had a few people asking what I pack just for a normal skirmish. While this is a much simpler list everything on it is more subject to change so I’ve decided to write it in three parts: CQB / "Good Guy" Woodland / "Bad Guy" Night … Continue reading My “Good Guy” Kit Breakdown
Fuck your fidget spinner. This is better. Before I start it’s worth mentioning how I ended up with these items. I had honestly never heard of Hub creations, but after posting a picture of the kit I would be using for Op ATAR they got in touch and basically called me a poor for still … Continue reading Hub Creations Roto-Loader
By popular request I’m doing my first overview/review of an event rather than a piece of gear, so bear with me. To begin with, this won’t be a blow by blow account of every second of the weekend, but the highlights of what made a highly unusual and extremely good event. N.B. It turned into … Continue reading Stirling Airsoft The Trees – Op Littlewood
Op ATAR is round the corner, so I thought I’d share a detailed rundown of the gear I’ll be using. One thing all squaddies hate is kit checks. It’s part of the bullshit that led me to leave the Army. As a grown man it is quite frustrating to have someone the same age, or … Continue reading OP ATAR – My Kit Breakdown
Why did I choose the MCMR? Recently, Airsoft in the UK has seen a huge new trend emerging. After Angrygun’s release of the L119A2 rail in 2017 there has been a huge surge of interest in the platform, with many people gravitating towards UKSF kits. I was one of those who pre-ordered the rail and … Continue reading BCM MCMR 10 MLOK by Angry Gun Review
Not just an overpriced Baofeng