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Gear! Gear! Gear!

Over the years, I have been to numerous airsoft games and I found the common mistake that airsofters make (including yours truly) is not setting up your gear properly.  A lot of airsofters imitate military operators (Navy SEALs, U.S. Marine Force Recon, etc) and do not realize there are reasons why military operators set up their gear a certain way. Setting up your gear correctly can increase your efficiency and minimize the chance of you getting shot.

Low Profile Plate Carrier w/ Battle Belt

After years and years of T&E (Testing & Evaluating, courtesy of my boss :D), I found out that keeping it simple is the best way to go. Obviously, I am not telling you to go out there and copy me or anyone else. I am telling you to test out your gear before you spend your hard earn money on unnecessary gear. There are a few things that are extremely important for me when I am looking for any tactical gear. First thing I look for is the material. Since I use the same gear in airsoft and real steel, 1000 Denier Cordura is a must on all my tactical gear, especially my plate carrier. 1000 Denier Cordura is more durable, more reliable, and more tear resistance than any other nylon out there. Every products Specter Gear, J-Tech, and Pantac manufactures is 1000 Denier Cordura. Second thing I look for in my tactical gear is stitching. Believe it or not, I have ripped a MOLLE loop from mounting a pouch. It is heart breaking when you thought you had bought a decent piece of gear. Stitching on Specter Gear and J-Tech (Taiwanese Military) is good, since it is designed for the military and law enforcement community. Pantac made its reputation a long time ago as the top of the line Airsoft gear. Third thing I look for in my tactical gear is modularity. I need to the ability to customize as much as possible. Therefore I do not like any type of cross draw vests. With  MOLLE plate carriers and most chest rigs, I have the ability to customize where I want my gear, such as pouches, hydration, etc. The final thing I look for is comfort, especially on my plate carrier. Since all the weight is on my plate carrier (ballistic plates, fully loaded magazines, even airsoft magazines eventually get heavy), it is smart and logical to have a little bit of comfort when carrying all that weight. Setting up for success Currently, I run a low profile plate carrier and a battle belt to hold all of my life support equipment ( mags, med kit, etc). First, on my battle belt, starting from left to right, I have 3 pistol magazine pouches, followed by 3 rifle magazine pouches. After that, a utility pouch sits right in the middle of the back side, followed by a rip away IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). On the 3 o’clock position (right hand side), I have a G-Code R.T.I. holster which contains my secondary. The reason why I have a battle belt (first source of ammo) is because if for some reason I have to ditch my plate carrier, I still have my basic life support equipment (3x pistol mag, 3x rifle mag, utility pouch, medical pouch, and my secondary).


Let’s Talk Holsters….

There are a lot of debates on which hard holsters are better. Currently we carry G-Code holsters and BlackHawk! SERPA holsters. I am going to give you my opinion based on my experiences and you can decide for yourself. Before we begin, let me give you my background.

My name is Andrew and I have been playing airsoft since 2006. Over the years, I have been to numerous operations and countless weekend games. More importantly, I have been a firearm enthusiast since 2009. I currently own an AR-15 (M4) and 2 handguns, Glock 17 and Kimber 1911. I have firearm training sessions frequently, almost once per month. I also participate I.D.P.A (International Defensive Pistol Association) and I.P.S.C. (International Practical Shooting Confederation). I have used both BlackHawk! SERPA holsters and G-Code holsters during those firearm training sessions and matches and found the advantages and disadvantages on both brands.

BlackHawk! CQC SERPA

BlackHawk! SERPA CQC Holster
The 3 main different mounting solutions for SERPA holsters.

After extensive research, BlackHawk! was founded in 1993 by a former U.S. Navy SEAL. BlackHawk! is a manufacturer of tactical gear, body armor, and law enforcement duty gear, holsters, hydration systems, protective gloves and gear, apparel and footwear, knives, illumination tools, breaching tools, hunting gear and recoil reducing stocks.

BlackHawk! CQC SERPA holster series first hit the market in 2004, and because of its revolutionary retention system, it quickly attracted everyone in the shooting community, including military and law enforcement around the world. The holster is injection molded from a high strength polymer, therefore it is durable.


Airsoft GI Now Has Even More G-Code Holsters!

Thats right! We now have them for SIG, USP, Glock (ATP) and Left-handed players! Check them out!

New Tactical Gear, New Video, and More!

Our second stress test of the new G-Code holsters available from Airsoft GI!

New Products!

J-Tech MOLLE C.A.V. Radio Pouch / NBS – Available in black and woodland.

J-Tech AEGIS MOLLE Double M4/M16 Magazine Pouch – Available in Black, OD, Coyote, and Woodland


Lancer Tactical Shemagh – Available in Black/red, black/white, Tan/red, Coyote, Mocha/black, and Tan/sand

AMP 3 Point Sling Buttstock Adapter

AMP 3 Point Tactical Sling

Magpul Illumination Kit for MOE Handguard

J-Tech D-1 Combat Backpack – Now available in 3 color desert, Black, Tan, and Woodland

OP Black Shield, G-Code Review, And More!

Bob and Jet from Giant Airsoft Talk About the Upcoming Operation Black Ops

Tim and Bob Review the New Lineup of Holsters and Accessories from G-Code Now Available From Airsoft GI

Be A Cool Guy With These New Milspec Monkey Hats

Also, Airsoft GI has A TON of new products in stock!

Madbull XCR Stock Adapter for LE Style Stock

Mad Bull X Factor Piston w/ 7 Steel Teeth – Available With Full or Half Teeth

Mil-Spec Cords Cobra Bracelets – Available in Pink, Woodland, Coyote, OD, Black, and ACU.

Airsoft GI Keychain & Carabiner – Available in Green, Red, Blue, and Black.

Marushin 8mm .34g 500bbs (White)

Marushin 8mm .27g 500bbs (White)

Venom Tech USA 7.25″ CW & CCW Barrel Extension (Black)

Venom Tech USA 5.25″ CW & CCW Barrel Extension (Black)

Venom Tech USA 3.25″ CW & CCW Barrel Extension (Black)

S-Thunder Universal Airsoft Metal 40mm Grenade Launcher Pistol (Short Barrel)

S-Thunder Universal Airsoft 40mm Grenade Launcher Pistol (Long Barrel)

S-Thunder Universal Airsoft 40mm Grenade Launcher Pistol (Short Barrel)

WE SCAR-L GBB Extended Barrel Conversion Kit

WE SCAR-L Gas Blowback 32 Round CO2 Magazine – Available in Black and Dark Earth

WE SCAR-L Gas Blowback 32 Round Magazine – Available in Black and Dark Earth

Airsoft GI PE Reinforced Metal Trigger Box for MK96

AIM Sports Warfare Edition Panorama Red/Green Dot Sight

AIM Sports Special Ops Edition Panorama Red/Green Dot Sight