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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...

MK-ZERO NEXT GEN CONTROL UNIT

  You don’t have very far to search when looking for a MOSFET these days, with the online market being abundantly littered with them, and in all manner of configurations and abilities too. So what is a MOSFET and why do they vary so much? Well in their most basic form, a MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor) is mostly just a switch, and by using a small amount of current, you can send a much larger current to a different...

Mechanix Wear The Originals

Mechanix Wear tactical gloves are designed to protect military, law enforcement, and shooting sports enthusiasts in varying operating environments and conditions. From high-dexterity precision shooting gloves and patrol gloves to flame-resistant tactical gloves, each glove series is designed to meet the demands of professionals and enthusiasts alike. Mechanix tactical gloves feature a range of colour options and camouflage patterns to effectively disguise the wearer across varying terrain and conditions. Hand protection is Mechanix Wear mission in life. Mechanix Gloves have...

Energizer Hard Case Tango Tactical Helmet Light

  You can be forgiven in thinking that Energizer just made batteries. Let's face it, we have all seen that bunny and its ability to keep on going. But Energizer also has a lighting division that supplies light in the forms of traditional handheld flashlights, hands-free lights, area lighting, novelty and tactical- who knew.  Energizer Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries and portable lighting products through the companies...

Helikon’s ‘Training Mini-Rig

Dave Porter reviews the Helikon's'Training Mini-Rig For a few months now I've had the pleasure of fielding Helikon's 'Training Mini-Rig', or TMR for short. I have to be careful that this review doesn't sound like a sales pitch, because in all honesty, I really don't have a bad word to say about it. To put some context to how I've been using it, I typically run as an assaulter-style role, yet occasionally I pick up a bolt action or DMR...

Leatherman LT

  This is a bracelet that is designed for anyone who wants to have the combination of fashion and functionality. Ideal to wear and use on a skirmish field the bracelet is convenient to wear and easy to use. Leatherman informs us that the TREAD is "The world's first wearable multi-tool, this travel-friendly bracelet features 29 tools and customisable links. In an ever-changing world companies are forced to innovate and diversify to stay competitive and on top of their chosen markets....

Jack Pyke Electronic Ear Defenders

Ear defenders are rarely taken into consideration for airsoft, outside of a comms solution using the earmuff and boom mic setup. Coming from a real steel shooting background, and working around the industry of industrial deafness, I have an acute appreciation for the need of hearing protection, especially given the mutual enthusiasm for pyrotechnics within airsoft. The Jack Pyke electronic ear defenders found their way into my kit bag as an optional spare piece of kit, mainly for if...

PTS Syndicate MTEK Flux Helmet

THE PTS Syndicate MTEK FLUX Helmet is the officially licensed replica of MTEK's FLUX Carbon Helmet, which the manufacture informs us, the FLUX helmet is the latest in tactical head protection. This is the tangible result of a multi-year design and development effort to create an advanced, modular helmet system. The word FLUX is an acronym for Future, Lightweight, Undercut, eXpandable and is derived from the Latin word Fluxus, meaning "flow".  Every aspect of the FLUX has a particular...

VX Buckle Up Utility Rig

A micro chest rig in its own right that captures the essence of "High-Speed, Low-Drag" perfectly. Simple yet effective. Produced in 700d Polytech, which is essentially a nylon weaved fabric that has a denser (thicker) weave than Cordura, but at a fraction of the cost allowing Viper to keep the unit price down to a more affordable price point without sacrificing quality and durability. The Utility Rig is compatible with Vipers Buckle Up Plate Carries and features the same quick...

FMA AN/PEQ-2

In the real world, the  AN/PEQ-2 is an Infrared Target Pointer/Illuminator and Aiming Light (ITPIAL), which was part of the US armed forces SOPMOD  programme. However in our world its either a simple plastic dummy or in some cases a low powered laser and torch. SOPMOD  programme The Special Operations Peculiar MODification or SOPMOD is a group of kit and accessory systems for the M4A1 carbine, FN SCAR 17 and the HK416 plus other real world weapons used by the American...