Go back to PatrolBase.co.uk

Tag Archives: review


Feature Friday – Cauly

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.

The Gear:

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.

The Power:

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.

The Guns:

Pistol:

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.

M4:

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.


Staff Feature Friday – Nick

It's another Friday and we're here to show off another absolutely fabulous member of staff, and what he runs with on a game day. Today we would like to introduce to you Nick. Nick works between customer service, but mostly returns admin and has been here for several years now. So, let's get onto the good stuff, what he shoots with and how he dresses up for game day.

The Gear:

Classed as a beginner gear-whore he is slowly building up a former counter-terrorism / urban Police look. Combined with his lightweight and compact weapon options, he can run fast but also work effectively in close quarters and woodland scenarios depending on what takes his fancy at the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's give you a breakdown of the clothing and gear seen in the pics below:

With Nick being a lighter frame, people can usually look a bit swamped in their gear, however, the Viper Tactical line-up of gear is highly adjustable, even for the larger sized shooter, Viper gear can fit snug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping it lightweight and slimline also allows for tucking yourself away into tight situations away from incoming fire far easier, plus you will be working up less of a sweat in the day running about like a mad man.

The Guns:

Nick certainly likes to own quality rifles and his primary and secondary definitely haven't been compromised, but you may be surprised to see that one of our members of staff has hardly touched their internals!

Starting off with the ASG - EVO 3 A12018 Revision, the only upgrades carried out have been on the stock stabiliser and hop adjustment wheel from Airtech Studios. These couple of upgrades get rid of stock wobble and allow for easier hop pressure adjustment, even whilst wearing gloves. The front end has also been dressed up with a very tasty looking ASG - ROTEX Suppressor.

Running on top of the EVO is a VORTEX - SPARC AR Red Dot Sight. Where Nick may opt for more affordable, but highly functional gear, he makes up on his tasty accessories. Considering he gets a free replacement whenever the sight may get shot out, our accidentally damaged... Who can blame him? Anyone can take advantage of this warranty thanks to VORTEX's VIP warranty scheme. More on that can be found on any product listing from VORTEX on our website, or come in-store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onto the side-arm, the highly trusted Tokyo Marui - G17 Gen3, the pistol comes standard with optional night slights (slight glow in the dark) and has not been touched at all internally! Being stored in a reliable holster, the only aftermarket "mods" are the custom 3D printed flared mag-well (for quicker reloads) and reinforced base plates for his magazines.

These pistols are built to last and function all year round with surprisingly high gas efficiency thanks to their polymer slide construction. Don't let the word polymer put you off, these are strong and produced in Japan to a very high standard.

If you want to see more of Nick and other members of staff, then check out our Feature Friday's album on our Instagram account which can be found here.


Feature Friday – Pete

Today we would like to introduce you to Pete, an in-house photographer who you may occasionally see on the field with a camera, capturing event snaps of you in action at HALO MILL - Proving Grounds.

The Gear:

Collected over time, Pete has acquired mostly Surplus clothing such as the MTP trousers and UBAC. As for the essentials, he is quite the NUPROL and Viper model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting from his head down, yesterday Pete took advantage of our recently stocked EARMOR M32 Headset. Keeping the sun out of his eyes and off his head he has opted for a VIPER Elite Baseball Cap and a pair of Revision SAWFLY smoked glasses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heading down we are teased with the start of his rig consisting of an EMERSONGEAR JPC Rig. With the headset, Pete also purchased an M52 PTT button. A fine selection of Patches has also been applied to Velcro admin panel top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving down (as seen below) you can bear witness to a range of Ares AMOEBA 140rnd Mid Cap magazines finished off with a nice pair of MECHANIX Gloves and a retro CASIO F-91W watch.

Accompanying the chest rig, Pete also runs an additional MOLLE Belt setup with more pouches for his magazines and dumping, along with the righthanded G-series holster.

The Gun:

Petes two go to Airsoft weapons are his beloved ASG - CZ Bren and his sidearm choice is the Tokyo Marui - G-series G17 Gen3. So why the Bren? Pete chose the Bren at a perfect time when we had a near half-price sale and since then it's had a little tickle internally.

The insides have had a GATE Titan V3 mosfet installed to improve the trigger response along with an ASG Ultra harder hop-up rubber to lift those heavier BB's with less pressure applied. The Bren was also chosen due to how solid it feels in the hand and its out of the box reliability. You have to admit, you don't see many out there on the field!

Pete has fitted a NUPROL - ZR10 Sniper Scope and Big Dragon QD Suppressor. Just a heads up, we are expecting the scopes back in stock mid-November 2018!

For now, Pete is very happy with how the Bren fires and hits target down range and doesn't see any additional upgrades coming anytime soon. To keep everything together, his primary is slung on a Condor 2 Point Sling.

Onto the pistol... Why not have a Tokyo Marui G-series? Pete had never really considered a TM before because of the polymer feel and price tag. But after having just one go on the range, he was sold. The gas efficiency, how it feels and accuracy sold it in seconds. His new baby is cared for within a NUPROL - G-series G17 Holster. The night sights seen on the pistol come as spares in the box straight from the factory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to find out more?

Simply follow out Instagram account as we are posting vids, news, and details of our own kit all the time! Click here to follow us today.


Back to top