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When it comes to attachments one of the most popular accessories to put on your airsoft guns is a fore grip. Fore grips come in many different shapes and sizes. They also have a multitude of uses other than just providing you with a steadier platform for firing. First we will start with the standard vertical fore grip. This fore grip and airsoft guns is generally reserved for assault rifles and SMGs. It allows for you to raise your gun and maneuver it faster than just holding the rail systemRead More

Posted On November 28, 2014By Larry BettsIn Airsoft Tactical Gear

The Tactical Uses of a Shemagh

The number of uses for a shemagh is practically endless, the most common, of which are also the most useful. Whether you’re using it for airsoft or as part of a survival kit, a shemagh should always be part of your gear. Using Your Shemagh in Airsoft At an airsoft event, the shemagh is most commonly used for face protection. There are many different ways to tie it, but almost always it deals with protecting the face. If you use a full face shield, you can also place it aroundRead More

Posted On October 21, 2014By Larry BettsIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tactical Gear

My Dream MilSim Loadout

Since beginning working in the airsoft industry in July earlier this year, I’ve learned a lot about the industry, airsoft guns, some of their inner workings, and the gear that goes along with it. I’m not saying that my following list is the pinnacle of all loadouts, but it’s one that I certain I would enjoy. I was very pleased with my beginner’s loadout, but there are some things that I learned, and some things that I really just want more than my original gear. KWA CQB M4 On myRead More

Posted On October 20, 2014By Larry BettsIn Fun in the Airsoft Field

Blacksheep MilSim – Part 7

At the final briefing, before being released we found out this was the closest Blacksheep score of any event before. Bravo won (WOOT!!) 11,350 to 11,200. If we were playing football, a difference of 150 points would be an embarrassment to the losing team. But in Blacksheep MilSim, that is almost as close as you can get. After we were back on the road we were talking about the experience, and to say the least, I was tired, sore, and cranky. But even at my crabbiest, when I was askedRead More

Posted On October 19, 2014By Larry BettsIn Fun in the Airsoft Field

Blacksheep MilSim – Part 6

After holding our position in the church for a little while longer, our squad was given orders to head out and take some more buildings. There were three buildings in a row which acted as residences, and we had to take them from left to right. The biggest issue with this is the layout creates a distinct advantage for whoever controls the center building. It’s basically set up so that there’s a channel created with a walkway to the center building and entrances to the residences on either side offRead More

Posted On October 18, 2014By Larry BettsIn Fun in the Airsoft Field

Blacksheep MilSim – Part 5

The whole group took a truck out to the CACTF, and we were dropped at a building where we took fire immediately out of the truck. Two of us got hit, but our new medic was able to revive us. Once we entered the building as relievers, the old squad rotated out, and the five of us were there again. The three that had opted not to nap earlier were in bad shape now. One had been tasked with watching the back door and fell asleep. Another had been taskedRead More
If you have been reading my ongoing series article about my first airsoft event, you’ll learn that I had to get a loadout together very quickly and within a budget. I had to do a lot of asking throughout the office, because I looked online, and couldn’t find a loadout for beginners, or a comprehensive loadout of any kind. Most of the recommended loadouts I found were high-dollar items. When you have two weeks, and have to save as much as possible, going after the high-end stuff isn’t really anRead More

Posted On October 17, 2014By Larry BettsIn Fun in the Airsoft Field

Blacksheep MilSim – Part 4

Once I jumped off of the truck, I noticed that I had at some point lost the butt plate and battery cover off of the stock. I went back to the truck we arrived in, and looked for electrical tape, which I know we had. Unfortunately, the doors were locked. It was OK though, because I decided to go to Plan B. I was going to use my Desert Eagle as my primary, and only, gun. I took a couple of practice shots with the Desert Eagle, and on shotRead More

Posted On October 16, 2014By Larry BettsIn Fun in the Airsoft Field

Blacksheep MilSim – Part 3

Bravo 21 adopted me as one of their own, so I got to play on. This time, I was guarding the tunnel entrance from the police station next door. I heard some ruckus from on the other side, and stood fast at my position, with my G&G pointed down, ready to pull the trigger. The last I had seen, Bravo still had control of the police station, but a lot can happen while you’re in a basement, and unable to see what’s going on. I opted to climb down theRead More

Posted On October 15, 2014By Larry BettsIn Fun in the Airsoft Field

Blacksheep MilSim – Part 2

The next morning, we woke up at 0700 and get ready for the kickoff of the event at 1200. Getting into my mutilcam was a weird experience. With the exception of just trying on the trousers, blouse, and utility cap, I hadn’t worn anything resembling a uniform in over 15 years. I opted not to blouse my boots, though I felt funny with my trouser legs just dangling onto my boots. Sure, I hadn’t been in for so long, but sometimes, no matter how long it’s been, it doesn’t feelRead More