Explore our “Equipment” section and learn everything there is to know about setting up your own equipment. You will also discover essential shooting tools to look out for.
An in depth overview & review of the DEFTEX© Smart Pouch.
A solution to carry any smartphone into tactical situations with one single pouch. That is the idea behind the DEFTEX© Smartpouch. But what are it’s features, how secure is it & how good is it for its purpose? These are all questions we’re answering in this Before You Buy video.
An in depth overview & review of the Direct Action® Thunderbolt® Compact Chest Rig.
A chest rig born from the experience & feedback of Direct Action®’s most appreciated rigs. That is the lightweight compact Thunderbolt®. But what are it’s main features, how well is is built, how versatile is it and how well does it do its job? These are all questions we’re answering in this Before You Buy video.
A full break down & explanation of our 2021 Direct Action belt setups.
Direct Action their belts & pouches are some of the most advanced you can find these days. Because of this, we decided to make belt setups based on our experience using only Direct Action products. The results are what we will present in this video. We’ll go over our thought processes, cover what specific products we’ve used with their details, how we put them to use and share our experience with the belt setup as well.
Weighted training plates that closely replicate multi-curved 25×30 cm ballistic plates.
These training plates are made for military, law enforcement & civilians that allow you to “train as you fight” without risking your expensive & life saving ballistic plates. For this they’re designed to replicate multi-curved ballistic plates of 25×30 cm as closely as possible by their weight, shape, curvature & thickness. We’ve put them to the test and compared them to actual ballistic plates and in this video we share our findings.
A full break down & explanation of our 2021 Direct Action plate carrier setup.
The Direct Action Spitfire MKII has extreme modular capabilities with lots of options. Because of this, we decided to make a setup based on our experience using only Direct Action products. The result of that is what we will present in this video. We’ll go over our thought processes, cover what specific products we’ve used and share our experience with the carrier as well.
An in depth review of the Direct Action® tactical belts.
Direct Action®’s belts are designed to serve with special operators, but what makes them differ compared to others? Well, we got our hands on the Mustang® Inner, the Warhawk® Rescue/Gun, the Warhawk® Modular Rescue/Gun belts & the Mosquito® Belt Sleeve and bring a full review comparing their pros & cons. As well as giving some insights in their modularity options & advantages.
An in depth review of the Direct Action® Spitfire® MKII Plate Carrier.
A plate carrier dedicated for special forces. The Spitfire® MKII is a mission-configurable system with extreme modularity and eye for details. We’ll be taking a closer look into this compact lightweight laser-cut plate carrier its build, features and extensive amount of options. We give you an insight on all its individual parts like the front & back plate bag, the cummerbunds and the shoulders.
We’ll also cover the Spitfire® MKII its optional products like the comfort pads, its cutaway system, the interchangeable front and back panels, the various cummerbund sets, the optional sidewings, the underpouch and more. At last we’ll also share our final thoughts about this plate carrier.
Here we’ll show you step by step on how to wear a helmet over a headset.
Mounting a headset on your ballistic or bump helmet might not be suited for your specific needs. The other option you have, is to wear your helmet over your headband headset. In this video we will show you exactly how that is done without the need for too many adjustments and keeping everything comfortable. We’ll also cover all the pros and cons between a helmet mounted setup versus an under-the-helmet setup, so you can make up your own mind.
Here we’ll explain how to go from a Sordin Supreme Mil CC Slim with a headband to a helmet mounted setup.
A Sordin Supreme Mil CC Slim with a leather headband can be worn underneath a bump or ballistic helmet, but this isn’t always convenient in use. The best solution to this is mounting it on a helmet with adapters. With this video we’ll explain the full process on how to mount the headset onto a helmet and also share what you need to look out for when considering such a setup.
An explanation of our personal 2021 gun setups for training, airsoft events & dry-fire drills.
A lot has changed since 2 years ago. Not only in our gun setups themselves but also in the way how we utilize them. With this video we’ll give you a 2021 update on the purpose of our personal setups, what gbb systems we use, what we have mounted on these and how, and how we use all this in practice for an effective and efficient use.
An objective comparison between a 3M PELTOR & SORDIN military headset.
“Should you go for a 3M PELTOR ComTac XPI (= ComTac V in USA) or a SORDIN Supreme MIL CC Slim headset?” A question asked by many and with this video it finally gets an answer. Because here we’ll bring you a purely objective comparison between both headsets their pro’s and con’s. We’ll discuss their build, features and bring you a sound comparison so that you can deicide for yourself which system to go for.
An in depth review with demonstrations of the SORDIN Supreme Pro-X (LED).
The Sordin Supreme Pro-X is the most advanced hearing protection device outside Sordin’s military line. In this video we’ll fully go over both this ear pro its builds, features and pro’s and con’s. Above that, we also show a few demonstrations to give you a better understanding of what this so called “active hearing protection” actually does in practice.
Socks that are made to serve with you through very demanding conditions!
Socks are usually considered to be non-essential in your kit, but socks can really make or break your performance. In this video we’ll show you exactly why that is the case and why you should care for your sock selection when it comes to your footwear in general. One Finnish company has succeeded in engineering multilayered socks (different materials knitted through each other) which can operate in a wide range of high performance conditions.
An in depth review of a combat uniform that deserves way more credit!
Spar-Tac may not ring a bell to you, but it’s a brand used by some of the elite SOF & SWAT units in Eastern Europe. We got our hands on their ARES combat uniform and compared it to our 4 year experience with the Crye Precision G3 combat uniform. And despite the huge price gap between the two, the results of these will surprise you! To give you a clear picture of what the uniform is all about we’ll go over the features and our personal experience with both the ARES Combat pants and shirt.
A proper plate carrier setup can easily cost you 300 to 500 Euros (or even more) depending on its finish and level of comfort. This made us think: What if there is a way to still get that top of the line quality, durability and modularity, but at a more affordable price? We made work of this and think we found a very acceptable solution.
An in depth review of the Revision Stingerhawk.
The Revision Stingerhawk is one of the most advanced ballistic eyewear you can get these days. But what makes this one so special? Well, let’s show you exactly all of that in this video. To give you a clear picture of what these are all about we’ll go over what’s inside the box, we’ll go over all its features and we’ll share our personal experience with them.
Trouble finding a holster for your handgun? Let’s introduce you to a pro custom holster solution!
Having an uncommon sidearm is fun until you need a holster for it. And brining a flashlight and rmr into the equation even makes it worse. Luckily, we’ve found a company that makes professional quality custom kydex holster solutions for both firearms and airsoft guns in the EU. In this video we’ll go over the available options, differences and our findings of the products from TRB-Holsters. And to complete the holster setup we’ll also look at the products from Blade-Tech which are provided by TRB-Holsters as well.
Flashlights are NOT only about Lumen! We’ll show what’s important when it comes to lights for shooting purposes.
Lumens are mostly used as marketing trick and we’ll show you why and how some companies utilize that to make sales. If you want to have an effective flashlight for tactical uses, you will will have to look out for much more than just Lumen. That’s why we’ll also explain stuff like Candela, maximum beam distance and make up a difference in what you want to use your weapon mounted flashlight for.
An in depth explanation of the Reconbrothers Templar’s Gear Belt Setup 2020 discounted combo pack.
A recommended belt setup entirely made from Templar’s Gear products and our personal experience. This equipment style of belt is constructed of an inner and an outer belt system that allows to be easily put on and off with all equipment attached. All while this low profile belt offers an excellent retention and thanks to its laser cut PALS construction and Cobra buckle it is both lightweight and strong.
An in depth review with demonstrations of the SORDIN Supreme Mil CC Slim & PTT.
The SORDIN Supreme Mil CC Slim is the showpiece of the Swedish SORDIN company (once famously known as MSA SORDIN). In this video we’ll fully go over both this headset and the corresponding PTT options as well as cover their builds, features and pro’s and con’s. Above that, we also show you a few demonstrations to give you a better understanding of what this so called “active hearing protection” actually does in practice.
Combat pants come in all shapes and sizes, but not all pants fit your specific needs. We show you the differences!
This video is all about objectively taking a look at the combat pants available on the market these days. we’ll go over some of the different designs, materials and features. Going from the waist, to the pockets, to the knees, to the closure systems, etc. We’ll also give you a look at the specific pros and cons some pants have due to their designs. This all with the intention to give you more clear idea on what to look out for and so you spend your money on something that fits your specific needs.
Choosing ear pro or comms is something that highly depends on your needs and budget. With this video we will help you make up your mind for what you specifically require. For this, we’ll first make you familiar in terms of protection and/or communication and passive or active hearing protection. We’ll go over the basic requirements like your radio, the push-to-talk aka the PTT, the need for a single or dual comm setup and the comfort you have to take in mind. Once all this has been covered, we’ll guide you through the most common options available on the market to give a clear idea of what fits you personally best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.