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Explore our “Equipment” section and learn everything there is to know about setting up your own military or airsoft equipment. You will also discover essential tools to look out for when taking on airsoft.

PELTOR ComTac XPI & PTT – Before You Buy

The PELTOR ComTac XPI is an improved version of the ComTac XP (EU) aka the ComTac III (USA) . Here we’ll fully go over both the headset and the different PTT solutions as well as cover their builds, features and improvements compared to the previous generation. Above that, we also provide a few demonstrations to give you a better idea of what this active hearing protection actually does in practice.

Is It Worth Getting a Tokyo Marui Next-Gen Recoil Shock

A TM NGRS is an expensive Airsoft gun, but is it also worth it?

Each of us has been running a Tokyo Marui Next-Gen Recoil Shock AEG for the past 3 years. 1 year we ran them fully stock out of the box and the other 2 we ran both as upgraded versions. With this video we share the positives and the negatives we experienced by using these guns to give you a better idea on whether or not they’re really worth it.

Our Airsoft Equipment: From Head to Toe

Here we’ll lay out and discuss all the equipment we use for Airsoft in 2020.

Over the past 5 years we’ve gone through a lot of gear improvements compared to when we started Airsoft. With more experience and knowledge came new setups that fitted our needs better. And in this video we’ll show you exactly what each of us currently has available to his disposal. For this we’ll cover everything, starting from our feet and working our way up to our head.

Why You Should Get REAL Optics For Airsoft

Highlighting the differences between real optics and Airsoft or knock-off optics.

In our experience knock-off optics have the tendency to easily fail. In our frustrations we quickly learned to look for something better and here real firearm optics came in place. These genuine red-dots, holographic sights, telescopic sights and scopes are build to endure. And that makes them come with features knock-off optics can never compete against.

With this video we’ll go over those features to give you a better understanding of them and hope you will make smarter choices then we did.

Why You Should Get a GBBR

All GBBR users tell you that “it adds more realism” – OK, but what does this exactly mean?

A Gas Blowback Rifle is a very different system compared to other Airsoft guns on the market. Most people that started using these, are completely sold and have a hard time going back from them again.

Why is this the case? To give you an idea on all of this we’ll bring you the main reasons important to us that other Airsoft guns can never deliver.

Choosing THE BEST Magazine Pouches for Military & Airsoft

Mag pouches vary a lot. Here, we’ll ease your choice by comparing the most common ones out there.

“What magazine pouch is the best” is a question that’s being asked a lot. The truth is that it depends on your personal preferences and what you do. So to give you a clear idea, we’ll objectively compare the various different builds known today that are exist for carbines, rifles, SMGs and pistols.

Our comparison will be done based on a few criteria: – Retention – Draw speed – Inserting speed – Noise Level – Adjustability – Build

AEG vs GBBR – Which Should YOU Go For

An AEG or a GBBR? What are the differences and which one should you go for?

Having shot low tier guns all the way up to the Ferrari’s amongst AEGs and recently also started to use GBBRs, we can now give you a full view on what are the differences between the two. With our personal 5 years of experience and the help of our partners to perform comparison tests, having had tactical training and the opportunity to shoot real firearms as well, we now have a clear idea of what kind of system fits what kind of shooter.

Camelbak Mil Spec Crux – Before You Buy

A review on the new Camelbak Mil Spec Crux series.

Hydration is key in physically dempanding conditions and a good hydration kit makes the difference in ease of use and reliability. We now got our hands on one of the latest systems in tactical hydration technology and have to say we’re impressed with this reservoir compared to Camelbak its predecessors and its competition as well.

TT New Products 2020 – Before You Buy

Review of newly released products by Tasmanian Tiger in 2020.

Tasmanian Tiger has provided us with a few samples of their newly released products for this year. This so we could have a closer objective look at them and give our personal opinion. In this video we’ll be going over the TT Modular Hip Belt, the TT EDC Pouch, the TT Modular Hip Bag, the TT IFAK Pouch VL L & the TT Headrest IFAK. And we’ll also cover a newly released color called stone grey olive which is an IRR color.

Lowa Zephyr GTX MID TF – Before You Buy

After 3 years of use, we bring you an in depth review of the Lowa Zephyr GTX MID TF.

3 years of outdoor wet and muddy environments and also indoor paved terrains have given us enough proof of how well these boots function. Today you’ll get to know what our findings are and we’ll also take a look at what features make this boot perform the way it does. Above the Lowa boots itself, we’ll also give you a short view on the importance of using proper socks with your footwear.

Team Wendy EXFIL LTP – Before You Buy

An in depth review of the Team Wendy EXFIL LTP.

After extensive use of the Team Wendy EXFIL LTP bump helmet for our own Airsoft, Milsim & Training purposes, we agreed it was time to give you an in depth review of this helmet. We’ll do an unboxing and cover all its features, going from the polycarbonate shell with its unique rail system, to the retention system with its cam-lock sliders & BOA-system and the Zorbium foam liner padding. Above that, we’ll also share our personal experience with this tactical helmet and why it’s preferred by us and our team for non-ballistic tactical usage.

Reconbrothers Tactical Plate Carrier Setups for Milsim & Airsoft 2020

A full break down & explanation of our personal plate carrier setups. We go over our full jpc setups and cover which changes we’ve gone through compared to last year. We’ll show which plate carriers we use, what their differences are and how we put them to use for the purpose of doing Milsim & Airsoft events and Tactical Courses.

We’ll explain all the equipment we carry for these setups, their individual functionalities, placements and how we put them to use. This with the conjunction of our belts in mind. This with the purpose that you can use this knowledge to apply it to your own tactical plate carrier setup.

Tokyo Marui CQBR Block 1 GBBR – Before You Buy

An in depth review of the Tokyo Marui CQBR Block 1 GBBR.

After a few months of events, training sessions and testing with the Tokyo Marui GBBR, we finally decided to get a second one for our own usage.

With all the experience we’ve gathered and with a fresh from the factory new gun we show you everything you need to know about this Airsoft gun. We’ll cover it’s features, our testing results and it’s pros and cons, so you can make up your mind to get a TM GBBR yourself.

Templar’s Gear Crusader Plate Carrier ROC – Before You Buy

An in depth review of the Templar’s Gear CPC ROC.

Before you buy the TG CPC ROC SET we’re going to take a closer look into its build, design and modularity features. We step by step give you an insight on all the individual parts (front panel, back panel, cummerbunds and shoulders) and share our honest thoughts after using it ourselves. Also things like the material choice, the ROC system, the interchangeable front and back panels, the padding and more will all be covered.

THIS IS NOT JUST ANY CAMO TAPE! – GEARSKIN

In this video we’ll cover what’s currently the best camouflaging product in the world.

Gearskin is a camo product made from Cordura with high military standard features. These features are ideal for both daytime and nighttime combat conditions and the beauty of it is that it can be applied to nearly anything thanks to its Smart Adhesive technology.

Gearskin is available in the most popular licensed patterns and is designed to create camouflage solutions for your personal situations e.g. camo a gun, optic, holster, helmet, PELTOR, MOHOC, etc.

Tasmanian Tiger Plate Carrier QR LC Review

In this video we’ll take a look at the TT Plate Carrier QR LC and compare it to the TT Plate Carrier MKIII.

We go over all the different features of the newest Tasmanian Tiger Plate Carrier QR LC and compare them against the TT Plate Carrier MKIII. Here we’ll take a look at the used materials, the build quality and the usage of different more advanced technologies made in the last couple of years. In this review we also discuss our personal findings of both military plate carriers and what their advantages or disadvantages are in our opinion.

Reconbrothers Tactical Comms Setup for Milsim & Airsoft

Watch what our current comms setup exists off and what makes it so reliable for tactical force-on-force purposes.

We know our communication setup is quite expensive, but we also learned the hard way that going for repro or cheap products is definitely NOT a choice you want to make either.

Let’s give you some general ideas of comms and ear protection and what you need to consider. Plus why we eventually chose for the setup we show you here today and what makes it so thrust-worthy. We’ll show what features these products have, how we use them and why we believe they are worth spending money on.

Tasmanian Tiger Mission Pack MKII Review

In this video we’ll go over all the features from the Tasmanian Tiger Mission Pack MKII.

We will cover all the features this military backpack has and give our thoughts about it as well. We’ll divide the go pack in its essential parts: the overall build quality and details, the outside and the inside. This with all its components that are clearly designed for tactical and survival usage in mind. With this video we’ll also reveal why the rucksacks manufactured by the German Tasmanian Tiger company are so reliable and trusted by military & law enforcement forces around the world.

Reconbrothers Tactical Helmet Setup for Milsim & Airsoft

Recently we invested in a full tactical helmet setup. Watch the why and how behind this decision, so you may apply some ideas for your own.

In this video we’ll do a full build up of our personal helmet setups. We’ll explain why we felt the urge to get proper ear protection (3M PELTOR ComTac XPI) and a helmet (Team Wendy EXFIL LTP) itself in the first place. We’ll uncover why we went for the products we chose and what our experience is with them for now. We also adjusted the way we film our action with new MOHOC cameras and also share our findings about these as well.

AEG vs GBBR Range & Grouping Comparison – Tokyo Marui NGRS vs MWS

Is it really true that a GBBR performs worse than an AEG? Well, we’ve put that to the test.

We’ve taken both an AEG (Automatic Electric Gun) and a GBBR (Gas BlowBack Rifle) made by the same manufacturer (Tokyo Marui). Which implicates they both come with about the same price tag, they both have same build quality, the same hop-up, about the same barrel length and about the same fps. With these, a 50 m range and some proper scientific tests we’ve both took them to the test. And the results may surprise you …

How to Mount your Headband PELTOR ComTac Onto a Helmet

In this video we’ll explain how to go from a 3M PELTOR ComTac XPI with a headband to a helmet mounted setup.

We’ll first explain why it’s the smartest to get a ComTac XPI with a headband instead of the other possible options and why you should mount it on your helmet if you want to use one.
Then we’ll show what you need to be aware of. In other words; what you need to sacrifice for a helmet mounted setup and what you need to save in order to go back to a headband setup.
We’ll also go over what is required before you start on this and after that we’ll go over all the steps to succesfully mount your headset onto your helmet.

AEG Range & Grouping Testing – DAS GBLS vs Systema PTW vs Tokyo Marui NGRS vs G&G vs Lancer Tactical

You can spend tons of money on an AEG, but will it shoot actually better than lower budget AEGs? Well, we’ve put that to the test.

With this video we fully twisted up the approach and start from scratch to give you the true first guide on how to setup YOUR jpc.

How to Set Up YOUR Tactical Plate Carrier for Military & Airsoft

So, you’ve got a plate carrier and some other tactical stuff, now what? In this guide we’ll be going over the fitting, to setting up and even testing out your plate carrier for your Military or Law Enforcement service or for shooting sports like Airsoft & Milsim.

There’re tons of videos, blogs and guides on the internet claiming to show you “how to set up YOUR plate carrier”, but they do nothing more than simply giving an example of which only some elements might work for you.
With this video we fully twisted up the approach and start from scratch to give you the true first guide on how to setup YOUR jpc.

What Tools to Take With You on an Airsoft Event

Airsoft guns are machines and machines can brake or malfunction. So, what tools do you need in order to fix the most common issues and keep you into the game?

We’ll divide this video in 2 parts, namely a “basic toolkit” and an “advanced toolkit”.

-The basic kit is something everybody should take with them. This kit serves to fix most issues that can happen during an Airsoft event.
-The advanced kit is more for people that want to become a “tech guy” to have the ability to fix all possible issues on the field if needed.

Gun Case VS Gun Bag – Features Comparison

Need something to transport & store your (Airsoft) gun? But you have no idea whether a gun case or gun bag is best?

In this equipment video we’ll do a comparison between a hard gun case and a soft gun case. We’ll be going over the level of protection for your guns to the security they each provide to their features and more. So you can decide which suits your needs best for whatever shooting activity you do.

Airsoft Bootcamp Ep 3 – Your First Quality STARTER KIT Part 2

Welcome back Maggot!
After the guide from our previous episode regarding the basic safety equipment it’s time to get you a quality Airsoft gun.

If you’re spending money, you better spend it good, right from the start. A lot of guys (including us back in the day) don’t know where to spend their earnings when they enter the sport.

And since it is an expensive sport, this quickly leads to bad buys. So, we decided to bring you the correct info to get you immediately started with a good basic loadout that will last you years to come.

In this equipment bootcamp episode we’ll focus on the actual Airsoft gun and everything that comes along with it. Along the way we’ll also show you our personal recommended products. And after this we’ll show you what sort of budget is needed for the full quality starter kit, so you can make a proper start into the sport.

Airsoft Bootcamp Ep 2 – Your First Quality STARTER KIT Part 1

Welcome back to Airsoft Bootcamp Maggot!
So, if you’re convinced to make Airsoft into a hobby of yours, than the next decision is getting your first gear.

If you’re spending money, you better spend it good, right from the start. A lot of guys (including us back in the day) don’t know where to spend their earnings when they enter the sport.

And since it is an expensive sport, this quickly leads to bad buys. So, we decided to bring you the correct info to get you immediately started with a good basic loadout that will last you years to come.

This equipment video will cover all the basic safety equipment (called PPEs) as well as a slight touch towards the Airsoft gun and the things that come along with it. Along the way we’ll also show you our personal recommended products.

How to Choose THE BEST Airsoft BBs + Quality Tests

In this equipment video we’ll go over the factors that make up a good quality Airsoft BB and we’ll also explain a few tests or experiments you can do at home to check their quality yourself.

Good quality Airsoft BBs are essential for getting good shooting performance and prevent you damaging your gun. When it comes to selecting the right BB it comes down to 4 main factors and 2 quality aspects which you can test yourself at home.

We’ll also cover the difference between bio and non-bio (or regular) BBs and give a short explanation on tracer BBs and how you can use them to your advantage as well.

Reconbrothers Basic Tactical Gear Selection for Milsim & Airsoft

In this equipment video Instinct goes over all the basic tactical gear we carry for doing Airsoft nowadays and which will be a basis for Milsim in the future.

Here we go over all the “basic” equipment going from top to toe. We’re talking about boots, socks, underwear, pants, shirts, jackets, gloves, headwear, facial wear, ballistic glasses, cameras, etc.

These kits form the basis to skirm in most weather conditions and we will gradually add stuff to these to eventually use it for more professional Milsim events.

Choosing THE BEST Two Way Radio + Legislation for Milsim & Airsoft

Don’t know what to look for when it comes to two way radios (for Airsoft & Milsim usage)? Look no further, because we’ll be covering everything you need to know so you can make a good buy.

Choosing a two way (amateur) radio can be quite difficult. Since a lot has to do with legislation like licensed, non-licensed, PMR 446, FRS and GMRS services.

Also the knowledge of what sort of radio you should get is important for its purpose. So, we’ll explain the differences, advantages and disadvantages between analog and digital radios. We’ll also discuss some key features and what ratings to look for (e.g. atex, mil-std-810, ip65 & ip67)

Choosing THE BEST Tactical Flashlight for Military & Airsoft

Don’t know what to look for when it comes to tactical flashlights (for Airsoft & Milsim usage)? Look no further, because we’ll be covering everything you need to know so you can make a good buy.

Flashlights can be widely used for very different tasks. They can be used for reading and visibility at nighttime, you can mount them on an AR, use them for pistol shooting, self-defense, etc. No wonder they are an essential basic part of edc gear.

Even when it comes to flashlights, you can very rapidly be ripped off by some manufacturers. We’ll explain all the technical terms like lumen and Candela and what you need to look for to truly get the best tactical flashlights out there for your budget.

Reconbrothers €1700 Tokyo Marui Airsoft Rifle AEG Setup

In this equipment video we go over our Airsoft rifle setups each worth €1700.

We do a full break down of our Tokyo Marui Next Gen Recoil M4A1 SOPMOD and HK416 Devgru Airsoft rifle builds.

We go over the questions why we chose these Airsoft rifles and explain all the custom internals, externals and accessories that make up these builds.

And while doing so, Viper will also give you some handy tips along the way that may help you for your own rifle setup.

Reconbrothers Tactical Plate Carrier Setup for Milsim & Airsoft

In this equipment video we do a full jpc break down of our own tactical plate carrier setup for doing Airsoft.

We go over our plate carriers and their differences. We also cover all the stuff we carry for this setup and explain their individual functionalities, placements and how we put that to use. This with the conjunction of our belts in mind.

In other words, this video is packed with information, tips and tricks and ideas. This way you can use this knowledge and may apply it to your own tactical plate carrier setup.

Reconbrothers Tactical Belt Setup for Milsim & Airsoft

In this equipment video we do a full break down of our own tactical belt setup for doing Airsoft & Milsim.

We go over the belt itself and why we chose this sort of belt. We also cover all the stuff we carry for this setup and explain their individual functionalities, placements and how we put that to use. This with the conjunction of our plate carriers in mind.

In other words, this video is packed with information, tips and tricks and ideas. This way you can use this knowledge and may apply it to your own tactical belt setup.

Choosing THE BEST Tactical Gun Sling for Military & Airsoft

Don’t know what to look for when it comes to tactical gun slings (for Airsoft & Milsim usage)? Look no further, because we’ll be covering everything you need to know so you can make a good buy.

Gun slings can be divided in 3 main groups, namely: 1-point, 2-point and 3-point slings. What does this mean and which one should you get? Above that, they are also available with lots of different extra options nowadays, like bungee cords, quick release buckles, hybrid systems, etc.

Your choice is highly affected on their advantages and disadvantages and what your personal needs are. Don’t worry if you have no clue yet, because we will help you ease your choice for a gun sling by comparing them to each other.

Choosing THE BEST Tactical Belt for Military & Airsoft

Don’t know what to look for when it comes to tactical belts (for Airsoft & Milsim usage)? Look no further, because we’ll be covering everything you need to know so you can make a good buy.

When it comes to these different kind of belts (threated/normal, equipment/tactical, MOLLE/battle/war) there are lots of advantages and disadvantages to take in consideration.

We will also share some tips and thought processes. This gives you a better idea to make or adjust your own tactical first line gear or belt setup.

Choosing THE BEST Ballistic Safety Glasses for Military & Airsoft

Don’t know what to look for when it comes to ballistic safety glasses (for Airsoft & Milsim usage)? Look no further, because we’ll be covering everything you need to know so you can make a good buy.

We go over the impact certifications (ANSI Z87, CE EN 166), shapes, materials, lens colors, anti-fog, anti-scratch and other features of ballistic safety glasses.

If there’s one thing that is an absolute essential for any kind of shooting sport, then it will be eyewear. You only have one pair of eyes after all and running around with an eyepatch doesn’t really add to your “tacticool” presence.

For this you don’t want to be close-handed and want to do serious research to protect your eyes. Especially for the Airsofters out there this is even more important, because doing our sport also means you’re getting shot at.

Choosing THE BEST Tactical or Hiking Boots + Fitting Tips for Military & Airsoft

Don’t know what to look for when it comes to tactical or hiking boots (for Airsoft & Milsim usage)? Look no further, because we’ll be covering everything you need to know so you can make a good buy.

Whether it’s for your military service, hiking, airsoft, milsim or any other outdoor activities, having a foot injury almost always means game over! This is why getting proper tactical or hiking boots is so important.

On the airsoft field we’ve seen a lot of people wearing the wrong kind of footwear and hurting themselves due to the rough and sometimes slippery terrain.

We’ll go over the features your tactical or hiking boots need in order to function properly in outdoor environments. We’ll also learn you how to easily fit them.

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Training

Our “Training” section focusses on training yourself to become better, as an individual and as a team. We will also teach you how to deal with certain equipment issues and how to put your equipment to good use.

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Maintenance

In our “Maintenance” section, you’ll learn to take care of your airsoft products to make them last as long as possible and outperform your competitors'. Good maintenance also saves you money, by the way!

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