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.
On my first day at AirRattle, I took a look around the showroom, checking out various airsoft guns that we had for sale. I initially thought that an M16 with an M9 sidearm would be the way to go. Those are the ones that they I had issued to me in the Air Force, so I thought I would be most comfortable with those. But as I continued to look through the shop, I lifted one gun in particular that just felt perfect. That was the JG M4 CQB-R. I want it. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
I really believe I’m choosing the M9 because of my general familiarity with it. I’m picking KWA because it feels perfect in my hand. I like the way it feels when I rack the slide, and I really love the way it shoots. It may not be quite the same thing as the real steel gun, but it’s great to handle nonetheless.
I’d like to switch to a vest due to the extra carrying space compared to a chest rig. One thing that I like about this particular vest is that it comes with a tactical belt as well. The MOLLE will be extremely helpful, considering that I currently have an M4, my dream gun is an MP5, and I’ll also have to worry about magazines for my sidearm. I’ve also decided that cross raw is going to be way handier in general than a drop leg holster. No doubt that the drop leg looks way cooler, but I’m certain that in an airsoft combat situation, cross draw is the way to go. Lastly, this particular vest has got a built-in hydration carrier. I already have the bladder, and the carrier would be one less piece of gear to carry.
I’m already sold on Dye’s quality, and I like having a full face mask. My thought is why not go for a single product that covers me from chin to above the eyes. Yes, I’d still need a utility cap, but I really think this is the one that I want.
I really love my LBX gear, but 5.11 is the real deal. You can’t tear the stuff. It’s used by police, firefighters, and paramedics because of the highly durable material. I chose Multicam because that’s what my current loadout consists of, but honestly, I want at least one of each color.
Once again, 5.11 makes amazing products and this particular case will have plenty of room for my both M4s, and whichever sidearm I choose to take with me. It also has plenty of external storage as well as MOLLE webbing for all of my magazines and accessories.
I would get two of these actually. One, I would put a blue or violet lens on, and the other leave as normal. The reason for the blue lens is to be able to use it as a blackout flashlight. This will allow you to see where you’re going while being less detectable by the opposing forces. The other, normal light I would use as to blind and disorient people with the strobe effects.
If anyone has any recommendations on what might make a better loadout, feel free to place them in the comments below.
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