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Volume 17, Issue 8 is now Available

Volume 17, Issue 8 of Airsoft International Magazine comes out today and this issue is full of tactical and hardware gear for you to peruse over.  This month we have a couple of Gas Blowbacks for you to see, firstly the MK18 MOD.1 GBB from Tokyo Marui, it was purchased for the resent AI500 and certainly had a challenging weekend weather wise to contend with but held its own and although pricey is a contender for those wanting a...

Night Evolution Modular Personal Lighting System Mod.3

It would be fair to say that there is a staggering amount of accessories on the market for helmets. But with mounting space at a premium, what are the best functional accessories that aid you as a player and don't simply take up space on your helmets rails and add unnecessary weight. So with that thought in mind lets jump straight in and take a look at the first accessory that gets our seal of approval. In its basic form,...

ESS Profile Turbofan Goggle

  Players the world over need quality eye pro, that's a fact. Some countries require players to have "full seal" goggles and or masks, which is to say that there is absolutely no gap between the goggles and your face. But "full seal" has one inherent problem - fogging. This is a big problem because let's face it if you can't see you can't play. There is a solution ESS has taken their flagship profile ballistic goggles series and added air conditioning...

Warrior Assault System’s Patrol Belt Kit

Words Dave Porter I’ve had the pleasure of testing Warrior Assault System’s Patrol Belt Kit, or ‘PBK’. Until this point, I've never strayed from my typical plate carrier setup or the occasional light-weight chest rig, so this was a first for me, but I've owned several pieces of WAS gear, so I had high expectations in terms of quality and functionality, and let me tell you, the PBK did not disappoint. The PBK is insanely comfortable on two fronts. Firstly, the...

Volume 17 Issue 7 is here

It’s here! Volume 17, Issue 7 is now out for you to sink your teeth into, and what a great issue we have for you this month.  Hardware brings you something a little different with Specna Arms SA-V26 Carbine, there is no doubt this is a well made and lightweight rifle but how do you feel about the colour?  It definitely split the office!  The new Tokyo Marui NGRS SMG landed in the office and did not disappoint, read...

Affordable Night vision-SIONYX Aurora

Of all the equipment in the tactical gear industry, there really is nothing that says ‘He’s a bad-ass’ more than Night Vision Goggles. From Zero Dark Thirty’s close to truth rendition of the United States Navy SEALs through to science fiction offerings such as Ridley Scott’s cult classic, Aliens, a plethora of NVGs have elicited feelings of badass-ery… We won’t lie… If you can afford it, night vision is a great addition to your gear locker and will allow you...

CYMA CM.076 Full Metal

Many years ago, my first intro to airsoft began with a Cyma AK variant, which I imagine is the same case for many of you reading this review. I turned up in my hastily assembled load out, where I was passed a rental AK, a bag of ammo, a bacon sarnie, and a proper Yorkshire brew. The day was a good one. As my experience grew, my kit developed, and my arsenal moved from the cupboard to what is...

LOWA Zephyr Mid Boot GORE-TEX Lined

When a piece of kit is highly visible with both the UK & US Special forces you can bet it's a must have in the global Airsoft Community. The LOWA Zephyr Mid GORE-TEX desert boot fulfils the requirement for those operating in the real world and in our community. With a striking and unique appearance, the Zephyr Mids are pretty much all you need in a boot for the skirmish field. Slipping these boots for the first time is like...

Fenix Tactical Torches

Designed very much with the Military world in mind, Fenix flashlights are right at the top of the pile when it comes to LED illumination.  The brands slogans is, “Fenix flashlight, sunshine in your pocket.” rings very true. We have experienced several models here at AI HQ and have to report they are extremely bright, lightweight and built to last. Fenix is a Chinese company and very much rooted in Chinese culture Fenix or “phoenix” has several translations meanings “perfect...

ZOXNA Mini Launcher X.2

BB launchers have always been the centre of heated debates here at AIHQ, but for the majority of the team, we have never used them on a skirmish field. That's not to say they don't have a place in your armoury; the number of manufacturers supplying launchers and a whole heap of grenades say they do. For us, a real concern has always been how they are used when the common sense of the user fails and those all-important "minimum...