Today we have Cauly, our warehouse staff member who knows how to work fast out on the field. Cauly isn't just a Speedsofter, he also enjoys woodland sites sniping and more. But his go-to load-out is speedsoft based.
What is speedsoft? Basically, run as lightweight as possible, slimline as possible and as fast as possible! Storming rooms, fast and precision shooting and control is key. Most sites that Cauly would play at (and other speedsofters) are typically UK based and limited to single shot only, you can't just go running into any room and spamming the trigger and essentially overkilling as it would result in an instant ban. Running and gunning and tapping 2 or 3 rounds into each target fast does take more skill than you first think.
So, let's start off with the gear first.
Starting from the head down, typically a beanie is worn when it's not too hot or a backwards baseball cap, just to add a bit of head protection from incoming fire. The mask that Cauly currently runs is a paintball mask known as the V-FORCE Grill mask.
Why a paintball mask? The lenses are more than rated high enough for BB impact and paintball masks have been in production longer than Airsoft protection. What you tend to find and especially from a mask at this value, is they are very hard to fog up. They offer great full face protection and are very comfortable. With years of design and variants, time has been spent on creating something very comfortable to wear and run and gun with for hours.
Moving down, a generic t-shirt, thin and lightweight allows for mobility and acrobatic slides to take place in any arena... Yep, this is very thin and it's going to hurt when getting hit. Continuing down the arms are more paintball gear again. Very comfortable and offers great protection against fast incoming fire from other speedsofters and general Airsofters. The arm pads are from DYE, elasticated and highly adjustable.
Occasionally a speedsofter would wear a battle belt to hold magazine pouches, but more often than not trouser pockets will do. Under Armour shorts are Cauly's choice followed up with DYE paintball knee pads and some old smelly trainers to get the job done. Ankle support really is often forgotten about when Speedsofting, but you tend to play this style in a cleaner purpose-built arena where trip hazards are far smaller than your regular Airsoft site.
Most speedsofters eventually and quite quickly go down the HPA route for efficiency, trigger response and consistency of power that is delivered to every shot. An HPA setup can quite easily be the heaviest piece of a loadout and weigh more than the guns used. Cauly chooses to follow most players and adopt an air tank in a rucksack/backpack.
Inside Cauly runs a DYE carbon air tank, expensive but picked up used he saved a tiny fortune in cost, but a huge amount in weight too. Topped off with a WOLVERINE - Airsoft STORM Regulator to control the output pressure of air before being pressurised into his gas magazines and Polarstar JACK system, more on this to come later in the blog.
Cauly never likes to run cheap, with an addiction to upgrading, chasing perfection but also reliability means he runs expensive but still reasonable compared to what some people spend. Let's start off with the pistol.
Built for precision, fast action, lightweight and also good lucks, Cauly runs a fully built Airsoft Masterpiece scratch built 5.1 Hi-Capa setting him back roughly £900. That isn't including the near £160 weapon light too.
We already know why he runs air, so each magazine is tapped for HPA, rocking a few extended magazines with 50rnd capacity limits his reload necessity to a minimum. Internally the whole gun is upgraded including the magazines with routing valves, uprated springs, seals, nozzles and more!
The pistol weapon light torch is typically used for real-steel shooters and combined with a coloured lens protector for a bit of personality whilst blinding enemy targets with a Blue strobe. This is Cauly's pride any joy and the go-to for CQB gameplay as it allows for fast movement and a more compact frame for faster room and corridor clearance.
Another HPA build, this time powered by a Polarstar Jack system and a few tasty exterior upgrades and more.
Based on a G&G polymer receiver, the whole upper and lower has been skeletonised with a Dremel, and further stippled on the lower and the pistol grip wherever hand contact is usually found whilst aiming. The front is finished with an alloy sound hog/amplifier to add a bit more feat whilst running and gunning fast though interior environments.
The insides feature the already mentioned Polar Star Jack, Pro-Win M4 hop-up unit and a custom 3D printed trigger to limit trigger pull distance to a hairs width and bouncing for faster single shot action.
Finally, Cauly runs Murder Magazines, one of few magazines on the market to be built so strong and also be able to feed over 50 rounds per second. Cauly very rarely gets to use full auto and is pretty much used for showing off on most UK sites when permitted and not used in anger towards anyone. Topped off, Cauly sticks with his high price but reliably motto and runs a VORTEX - Venom Red Dot with riser for low light target acquisition.
If you want to see more of Cauly and other members of staff, then check out our Feature Friday's album on our Instagram account which can be found here.
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