Fight Club Custom | Outer barrel 9"

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It’s the simple things in life that makes you happy. In my case it’s a new Outer Barrel from Fight Club Custom that makes my life a little better.

Fight Club Custom | Outer barrel 9″

FCC have been around for a while, but it seems I’m late for the party. I’m probably one of those ol’ school types that never really gets too much new stuff. FCC graciously sent me one for review – even though it’s a very simple piece of kit for your PTW, the quality and feel is still magnificent.

The set contains the outer barrel, CCW and CW threaded screws, O-rings for better stability and air seal.  Small hex screws for better fitting the Outer Barrel to the different kinds of upper receivers on the market and the barrel pin.

 

FCC_outer_barrel_5Now the length of the SYSTEMA Outer barrel vs the FCC outer Barrel doesn’t make weight comparison fair due to obvious reasons. But looking how a few inches can make such a gap the weight difference does really make you appreciate the aluminum built FCC barrel – whereas the SYSTEMA is made out of steel.

I’ve been running my SYSTEMA PTW since ’08 and only changed the handguard, buttstock and body. People were amazed of the weight it packed, so the new FCC outer barrel truly is a blessing for my weak bitch wrists. Props does go to SYSTEMA for their original PTW parts, my 08 model has performed great for 8 years and running – the only problem being the infamous motor issue.


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Dimensions on the outer barrel is spot on. There might be a small difference going on with a plus side for the FCC, but we’re talking “Inner Space” off-specs, so it wont make any difference.

 

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Custom fitting it

The small holes on the receiver end of the barrel are for the hex screws mentioned earlier. They help adjust the small differences in the 3.party upper receivers and eliminate wobble. Something you see more and more from FCC is them trying to make their products fit as many different PTW configurations as possible to best serve customers… and they do it well.

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Installing the FCC Outer Barrel is easy. It requires the tools you should have in your gun box anyways. If you were wondering about the shorter outer barrel when you’ll see that I have my blaster set up to accommodate the “integrated suppressor”. It goes really well with the HERA Arms IRS 12″ M-Lok front.

Like I mentioned before this is a simply piece of kit. It’s a outer barrel and fairly easy to install. If you can’t figure out how to install it it might be because your parents still follow you to school. That being said although it is a simply accessory for your blaster it still has a good built quality and feel – with the addition of doing some custom fitting the outer barrel from FCC is a great choice!

 

 

 

 

 

 


HERA Arms | IRS 12" M-lok Review

Remember that feeling when you get a new pair of shoes? Or when you see that 60’s Lada with new rims? Well that’s that special place where I’m at right now.

HERA Arms IRS M-Lok

The ever so gracious people at HERA Arms blessed me with a new front. In 2015 at IWA they graciously donated me an IRS 15″ Keymod… Now if you missed that review click here to read it 

There are many similarities between the two fronts… They are basically the same, but there are a few differences.

Okay so one is Keymod and the other M-Lok, duh! And the lenght is different as well so weight won’t compared either – what else is there then? Well let’s run the basics over first

Made out of high-quality aluminium, CNC milled and hard coated anodized for added strength – this combo simply just works. My 15″ might not get the same treatment like with Live rounds, but it’s been through the same ordeal as my side chick… dumping, throwing, tossing, losing, using and abusing the hell out of it and it still holds up nicely. Only beef I have had with my 15″ Keymod was the hex screws shows signs of rust or corrosion – something HERA Arms were aware of and have since replaced the screws with a different material or coating… they fixed it, ok

Total diameter of the IRS Keymod is ~38.24mm – With medium size hands and what can only be descripted as piano ready fingers this handguard is a pleasure to hold (wait there is more freudian references incoming). The thickness of the front is more or less the same as the Keymod version – ~2mm.

The sleek design combined with the aluminum construct makes this a great front to both hold and manipulate the rifle. The light weight and feel of the handguard is a pure pleasure.

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Just like the Keymod version, the M-Lok supports all kinds of accessories already on the market. M-Lok and Keymod are what the young kids want these days, so finding the right accessories shouldn’t be a problem.  With M-Lok installing new rails and mounts is easy and requires no special tool to install.

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All IRS models have the same proprietary barrel nut – so replacing the Keymod with the M-Lok was easy. The IRS series is installed via a clamp system and is very effective. Even with the handguard being a free float front, the clamp system is study. One of my concerns with the IRS handguards was the use of a clamp system to keep it in place, but after a long time using it, it has proven to work just fine. The 3 screws at the bottom of the handguard secures the front is tighten around the barrel nut. The anti-turn screws at the 3 and 9 o’clock prevents turning during hard use.

The IRS M-Lok like the Keymod is a tight fit when it comes to the inner diameter ~34.30mm. Adding anything like a suppressor can be a challenge.  There are suppressors that fit in it, including HERA Arms own suppressor – so be sure to go check out their stuff at www.hera-arms.com

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If I was a rapper, my hit nr. 1 song would be about how pimp my German engineered car was… Since I’m not a rapper it would have to be about my German engineered IRS hanguard. The markings on it just screams ‘pimp’ – not sure Germans would appreciate that kind of description though.

I did manage to install a Noveske KX3 muzzle flash (Airsoft). I wouldn’t say it fits like a glove, but installing it was a tight fit. As you can see in the image above, this truly was an old Lada getting some new rims.

Conclusion.

Just like the Keymod version, the M-Lok version does not disappoint what so ever. Again there are pro’s and cons all depending on how you’re built and what your budget is. But coming in around 160 dollars retail – this handguard gives you a lot more bang for your buck.

Now the main difference I felt handling the M-Lok version compared to the Keymod version – the feel! The Keymod version could give off a little ‘cut’ feeling due to the Keymod slots having a sharp edge. Now the M-Lok seems more smooth with the M-Lok slots, giving it a better feel when holding it. Now this isn’t an issue when wearing gloves, but that skin to aluminum feel is oh so good sometimes.

 

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IWA 2017 | After Action Report

I’m writing this a few days after I got back, so most of the trade show still sits fresh within my skull. But the amount of people, conversations and information that went through my brain the last couple of days has been overwhelming.

IWA 2017 | After Action Report

Now I have no clue where to start, the whole trade show was nuts as most trade shows usually are. I didn’t walk around and get to look at as many booths this year like I usually do. Main reason for that is simply time management is very limited. I do work the ASG booth and my presence was required a lot more than the previous years.

Now the show is hectic – no way around it. There is not enough hours in the day to capture it all nor is there enough days to experience it all.

During the evenings after the show ends I usually went out to dinner with the ASG team or I met with friends within the industry – after food had been consumed, a pint of Guinness would follow afterwards at Finnegans, the notorious Irish Pub.

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Now there were a few days before the show really took off where I managed to hit the gym… probably not the best idea since you’re basically drained and sore all over… but fuck it. Gains, right?


 

HOT new items at IWA 20117

Now I didn’t get to go around so much and spot all the new hot items especially not the Airsoft stuff. But I did manage to spot a few. Being with ASG I’m not going to give you the inside scoop on what’s new in the Airsoft business but rather the gear and firearms industry instead… which I prefer doing more and more.

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First up was this very sweet looking Thermal Mono google – the TILO-3 by Andres Industries. It attaches to a helmet via Gopro mounts so there are many options as to where and how to mount it also when thinking of non-helmet applications

20170305_160254TILO-3This unit features the thermal vision and white flash light and runs around 2.5-3 hours with the onboard battery. A battery pack is planned to be released later on. There are different versions to different types of usage like Firefighters and LEAF – of course with more advance features and specs. Pricing for a more civilian version starts at 2000€. Some might say that’s a bit too much, but this is one hell of a nice unit.


 

UF Pro

20170304_13174520170304_131739UF Pro  had a few new things to show off this year – most notably the new color scheme for 2017.  The color is called Frost Grey and is a light tone grey. Mostly meant for Urban environments, the lighter tone mixed with the darker folds create a nice blend for more mountain based operations as well.


 

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Now HOLOSUN had this red dot on display and comes in two versions; HS530CHS503G with the difference of one unit having “Automatic reticle intensity adjustment in Solar Mode”. Now this combo of Micro dot with a 26mm lens is just brilliant. All of it sitting inside a titanium housing, this dot will for sure turn heads once released sometime in Q3.


 

HERA Arms

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HERA ARMS showed off the new CQR stock and front grip at SHOTshow 2017 – it’s been leaking on the interwebs but it’s official release definitely made people go nuts. I saw it last year in its prototype stage at IWA 2016 and my reaction then like now is “this is going to rock the firearms industry”.

HERA Arms is one of ASG’s licenses, so who knows what the future might bring.

Now I’m not into space age designs for the looks, but having trying it out first hand at IWA 16/17 there is a function side to this kit. It is very ergonomically designed and works really well with CQB type AR’s. The stock is solid and shoulders well and is adjustable with different pads added. The front grip is nice to hold as both pistol grip style or C-clamp. Once videos start coming out of this being used in actual livefire drills, people not into “spacey” designs will want to give it a go.

20170306_224451On another HERA Arms note, the ever so generous guys at HERA donated a new front to me. The IRS 12″ M-lok. Oh yes, so pretty. 2 years back they donated a 15″ IRS Keymod to me and I fell in love with it on the spot.  If you happen to miss my review on the 15″ model – click here

Overall the shorter front is lighter, duh?! – but first hand impression is that it’s more comfortable to hold as well. You really gotta like the markings on it as well, you can tell HERA Arms really takes a lot into consideration with their products.

What can I say… I’m a fan boy!


 

One last thing that caught my attention was the MantisX.

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IMG_4606_largeI didn’t get the chance… or I rather forgot to take some pictures of this little ‘laser like’ device. Now this is not a laser device but a sensor that measures all kinds of vibrations and variables and gives the shooter feedback via a smartphone app. Right now it’s still in it’s baby steps phase. A lot more features are going to be released and once they do I’m seriously looking to get one. The device is made to help real steel shooters look at the data on how their gun reacts to trigger pull/recoil. The data feedback provides suggestions as to how to improve your shooting stability. The cool thing is, this device is so sensitive it works with dry fire and Airsoft. Ya Airsoft!

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Now for my own personal preference I would love to see how my shooting can improve and so forth, but that kind of training can only get me so far within a certain time frame… However I have had contact with MantisX on Facebook and they’re hinting that future upgrades of the firmware or app or whatever might include Shot timers, something that has long been needed in the Airsoft world especially for serious players looking to train and develop the sport more. If the device can tell the difference between running and actually shooting, shot timers combined with shot date would be extremely nice to have.


 

Ok then, that kinda rounds up IWA 2017 for this time around. There was a lot more going on, I didn’t have the chance to walk around as much as the previous years… apparently people kept wanting to talk me, which I’m grateful for. But keep an eye out as KIRERU AIRSOFT is undergoing some changes in the near future.

 

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OneTigris | Christmas surprise

A Merry Surprise

A few days back I received a package in the mail, which I was not counting on getting. It seems that Chinese outdoor and tactical nylon manufacture OneTigris haven been sending out some early Christmas presents to those that have helped them out during 2016.

In case you forgot, I made a short review video of their Dump pouch a while back.

It’s been a pleasure to see OneTigris develop throughout 2016. Their name and brand has been getting a solid foot hold in the outdoor segment. It really shines through their posts on Social Media, so definitely stop by their platforms online and check them out!

 

 

 


Young Airsoft kid has the right Mindset

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Recently I went out playing with my team SCAR Inc. at Hardball Heaven. We had a good time playing in the Danish summer weather. While we were in the safezone, this kid comes up to me and asks if my team was SCAR Inc. To my surprise he followed both my teams youtube and mine as well.

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Airsoft these days are more about how good you eat dinner with other Airsoft celebs, how many shots you can get with a Hicap magazine or how well you film your ‘kills’.
The sport and for some the hobby has turned very mainstream and thus a lot of content is being put out – a lot of it is very opposite what I would call the core of Airsoft (at least according to my own opinion).

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So this kid, named Oliver, comes over and tells us how he knows us. I spot immediately that his gear isn’t what you usually see on a 17 year old. The Crye JPC was the first thing that caught my eye. After looking some more at his gear I start to realise a lot of it is real steel – some of it wasn’t (I’m pretty sure once he gets a steady job, that will change).

After checking out his PTW, fully decked out and his HSP D3CR, we talk about how he likes to have the real stuff, wants to buy more of it and how he likes Airsoft when it’s a more serious crowd. He’s definitely got the right mindset when it comes to Airsoft. He’s committed to gear, the understanding of it and the game and wants to challenge himself at more serious games – you don’t see that very often at FFA Deathmatch field nor as a 17 year old.

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I was surprised at his determination on wanting more than basic type games and I’m sure this kid will definitely loved it once he gets to his first Milsim.

Thanks Olivier for your support and commitment to the real Airsoft sport.

Stay Frosty

 


IWA 2016 - After Action Report | Part one

IWA 2016 report

Now that the dust has settled and all the hype is dying down, I can finally take the time to write about my experience about the trade show.

As you may or may not know I was there working the ActionSportGames booth at IWA 2016… working the floor, showing off the products and giving those ever joyful interviews.

This year I had a blast at IWA – I won’t lie I ran around acting like an idiot doing all kinds of crazy deadpool things (more of in part two)

Now I didn’t just work the booth, I also had the chance to walk around and see some cool stuff and talk to some great people both Airsoft and real steel.

Enforce Tac

Before IWA got off the LEAF only trade show Enforce Tac was held on the 1st floor at the convention center. It’s a small trade show, where companies show off all the goodies. How I got a ticket for that… well that’s going to remain a secret. Let’s just say, I know people and deep dark secrets even though I just work with Airsoft.

So when you’re at a LEAF only event…. and you don’t have military budget most companies don’t really want to bother with your questions and interest in gear. Which is fair enough, they are there to get big government contracts, NOT talk to some gear nerd about stuff he can never afford. On that note… Boy there were some nice toys I will never afford.

I didn’t get too many pictures (again companies don’t like posers or in my case a broke civilian) but here is what I noticed at Enforce Tac.

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First off, German based Tritac showed off their “Plattenträger”… I’m not even going to try and translate that. As you might have noticed right away it’s very similar to the S&S precision Plateframe. The cut of the skelenton mid-frame and mag pocuhes have different cuts but all in all the “Plattenträger” is definitely inspired by the Plateframe.

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Now where the “Plattenträger” is very different is the amount of fabric. The Plateframe has a lot of hypalon design which is really appealing to LEAF users that operate in water or very wet conditions. This keeps the operator (I know, overused word) at a minimal weight when getting wet. If you thought your tactical vest, with pouches filled up and ballistic plates were heavy, then try submerging it and see how it feels. The Plateframe really keeps added water weight down.


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The “Plattenträger” has some nylon fabric as its base design but it’s still not a lot compared to your standard plate carries but when it comes to wetworks or maritime type operations the Plateframe still favors in my opinion.

Walking around and looking at all the scary brands like HK, Thales, L3 and so on, I spotted Holosun. I was surprised to see them there, Holosun has always been in my opinion ‘not really’ but still a real steel optics company but not Airsoft either. You don’t see them out a lot on real guns – I don’t, at least not in europe and a lot of Airsoft retailers sell them so that might give off a distorted perspective on their products – but they had some new things I’ve haven’t seen before and it surprised me in a very positive way. 

HOLOSUN

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Not that their products are bad, but just didn’t expect to see them at a LEAF only show. Now they had some really interesting products I wasn’t expecting from them. Usually you just see their optics out on the fields so it was a pleasant surprise to see they had more to offer.

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What was really interesting was to see their line of laser/lights devices. They offered the lasers both as visible and IR. The lights were also very high in lumens, some at the high point of 1000 lumens. Now for outdoor use, a high number of lumens are always appreciated and of course blinding bad guys at the right end of the rifle. However for CQB environments the 1000 lumens is sure to give you backlight and blind you or your fellow mates.

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Nonetheless, the products they are putting out are very interesting and should definately be on your watch-list.

IWA 2016

Ok so this is all about IWA right, well let’s get to it then. But before I start on all the other goodies let me show you this one first.

MTEK

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The MTEK – FLUX V carbon helmet. Man oh man, I’ve been waiting to get my dirty hands on the FLUX for some time now.

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Now the FLUX helmet was displayed at IWA by CS Consult Group at the top secret LEAF only floor at IWA. Getting on that floor required LEAF credentials or invite. Luckily CS Consult Group was gracious enough to give me the OK to stop by and I still had my Enforce Tac ticket to grant me access.

CSCG also had some of the nice gadgets from Silynx. Silynx makes in-ear protection headsets and PTTs. Now I haven’t tried them, but the designs are really small and easy to use. (I’ll post some pictures later on)

The biggest thing I really wanted to check out was the liner and fit. It’s a work of art when looking at the insides and it fits my skull like a dream. Now my head might be lucky even though my face isn’t. Look how happy I look… 

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Taken from Mtek's facebook pageLiner/Padding picture courtesy of Mtek – I was a bit of a rush, because I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to take pictures… Top secret stuff was going on there!

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But in all seriousness it was a very comfortable fit, I did have some concerns with it not having the same dial system as Team Wendy’s CAM FIT Retention System but the fit wasn’t an issue what-so-ever. Plus the liner pads allows for custom fitting so if your skull doesn’t give a snug fit, you have the option of fitting it  better to your needs.

Team Wendy

www.teamwendy.com

Now that we’re on the helmet subject, I also stopped by Team Wendy… where I did get to try out the CAM FIT Retention System. I tried out the EXFIL ballistic helmet and it’s a damn nice helmet as well. The people at Team Wendy are always super friendly and really accommodating, this is my 3 year at IWA and they’ve always greeted me with a smile and happy to answer my questions.

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I was amazed of how easy the CAM FIT system works – you simply pull out the dial at the back, turn it to tighten it your skull and… well that’s it. Fast, easy and it works.

IWA 2016 Team Wendy IWA 2016 Team WendyThe liner of the EXFIL is sweet as well. I won’t lie, Team Wendy does it right. The helmet is a nice and very comfortable fit – Its padding/liner looks like your skull is going to be swimming in pink teddy bears – to be honest, that’s not the case. The futuristic look is more about impact than comfort. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very sweet fit and total comfortable to wear for a long period of time.

Staying on the Helmet subject I also got to see the MOHOC camera. 

MOHOC

www.mohoc.com

IWA 2016 MOHOC

In case you’re unfamiliar with the MOHOC this is a milspec camera made for LEAF operations. It’s built to withstand the conditions commercial action cameras buckle under. One of the most important features on the camera is the option to rotate the lens to accommodate the placement of the camera on the helmet. For me personally I like having it on the side to give a better PORV…point of rifle view, yea I just made that up.

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Another really sweet feature is the option to use CR123A batteries instead of the included one. This is great because it allows you record a lot more without having to buy proprietary batteries. It’s attached to the helmet by velcro and the slightly curved design really makes it hug the helmet. The App for your smart devices isn’t out yet, but should be very soon.

End of Part one


HERA Arms 15" IRS Keymod review - Kireru Airsoft

Before I start with the IRS Keymod review I just want to say I haven’t written or made any reviews before – since I’m employed by a Airsoft company I never planned to make reviews for the company’s products which would be considered biased or for other companies which would be a breach of contract. So I never really had reviews in mind with this blog or my Youtube channel. 

On that same note nobody really sends me stuff to review nor do I ask for it either… well maybe once. So for the IRS Keymod review, it’s all on me.

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IWA 2015

I was there working the booth with ActionSportGames, now in case you don’t know ASG – we are one of the biggest companies that deal with Airsoft and Airguns in Europe. One of the company’s strongest assets is our exclusive license agreements with real firearms manufacturers.

One of those manufacturers is German based HERA Arms.

HERA Arms stands for ‘Highgrade European Research for small ARMS’ – and boy, where do I start with these guys.

I’ve talked to these great guys several times at IWA14 and IWA15 – and they are always accommodating and humble. Last year, I stopped by their booth and had a chat with Thomas from HERA. He showed me some of their new stuff for 2015. One of these items was the new Keymod front for the AR platform called IRS. Intergrated Rail System – Keymod.

And guess what…

I FREAKING GOT ONE, BITCHES!

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HERA Arms 15″ IRS Keymod

When I saw it for the first time I was sold right away. Not only sold on the IRS but also on Keymod in general which I had been avoiding up till then. Right from the first glance, it looked sturdy, slick and slim. When I felt it in my hands as a standalone part, I was blown away again. This has to be one of the narrowest Handguards on the market. The 15” is a featherweight fighter at only 9,2 oz or 760 grams, that’s roughly a 110 grams heavier than a Iphone 6 Plus. Yet it feels more than solid enough to be used and abused in most environments found on earth unlike the Iphone.
Made out of high-quality aluminium, CNC milled and hard coated anodized for added strength, this is a must have for tactical and competitive shooters – and Airsofters of course.

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Total diameter of the IRS Keymod is 38.04mm – now i have medium size hands with long skinny fingers so this Handguard is a pure pleasure to use the overhand grip on.

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Bonus fact – the IRS Keymod is 2.07ish mm thick.

Yes I use Magpul Dynamic overhand grip for Airsoft, not for better recoil control but my body mechanics just works better that way so give it a rest. And the IRS Keymod is PERFECT for that kind of weapon control. I can image that more beefy medium/large size hands would love holding this handguard as well since it would fit even better into a bigger palm and give you better control.

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If you aren’t into the overhand grip, then there are plenty of Keymod grips on the market or Keymod rail sections and then the sky’s the limit. As you can see on the picture below the Keymod holes are made after what appears the right specs.

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The precision of the chamfer slot looks well and the Keymod nuts fit in nicely and locks well. Something to note, not all manufacturers make the Keymod chamfer after true specs as this requires more work and thus bumps up the price.

The IRS Keymod comes with it’s own proprietary barrel nut. But it’s simple in terms of installment and rock solid. The IRS Keymod uses the clamp system to mount the front to the barrel nut. This is where some concern does pop up. The clamp solution for handguards is usually a “shortcut” way of mounting a free float front as it doesn’t require additional machining or timing/shimming of the nut.

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Why it might spawn some concern is because this puts stress on top of the rail or the sides when you tighten it at the bottom, kind like stretching the metal. For the purpose of just mounting it, this isn’t an issue. But running this on a real firearm where you fire off a lot of rounds and heat up the gun, things start to expand or you are using the system in very cold weather where metal contracts could give off a lot of stress on the IRS Keymod. But the IRS system is clamped in place with 3 hex screws at the bottom, which should be more than enough to ensure that the IRS doesn’t contract or expand too much and put a lot of strain on the top part or the sides. The clamp wings are also long and thick which should take a lot of the stress from the sides and top of the rail when used under heavy pressure. I’m in no way technical qualified to write such a statement – just don’t trust everything you read online.

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I don’t want to sound like a fanboy already, but I’m pretty sure German engineering shines through with the IRS Keymod.

Once the barrel nut is in place, you simply place IRS Keymod over it and tighten the 3 hex screws at the bottom and one at the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock position. I’m thinking the 9 and 3 o’clock hex screws helps with relieving the pressure when used under heavy stress.

The ridges at the back doesn’t serve any particular purpose – if I had to guess they are there to aide you when holding the rifle by the magwell or for people with Hobbit length arms.

Now back to the slim design.

Back in the day with the chunky bulky handguards, they were all the rage! The bigger – the better, right? Nowadays it’s all about low weight, streamlined design and superior quality – and the IRS Keymod doesn’t let down on any of those buzz words.

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With the IRS Keymod being so slim in profile, adding a suppressor might be a problem especially if you want a shorter barrel to accommodate a longer suppressor. The inner diameter of the IRS is 34.49mm which doesn’t give off a lot of room.

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There are suppressors that fit in it, including HERA Arms own suppressor – so be sure to go check out their stuff at www.hera-arms.com

For me, the lightweight and slim design really made holding the rifle a pleasure and getting sights up on target easy and fast. The 15” model might seem a bit too long for some, as you can see my flash hider (made by ASG – the Vulcan Ref. 17966) precludes ever so slightly out of the IRS Keymod. The 15” isn’t a problem as I’m a tall guy and have long arms. Plus the added length to the weapons platform and amount of keymod slots is perfect as this gives me an unprecedented amount of options. Whether it be adding accessories or simply having more space to place my hand is a bonus.

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Conclusion.

I’m not going to bring up the pros and cons list – because they differ from person to person. We’re all built differently, have different body mechanics and different budgets when it comes to firearms – both real steel and Airsoft.

I love this rail, this should be clear in my review and I’m not being biased because it’s somewhat work related due to our license agreement with HERA Arms. But the IRS Keymod just fits my needs perfectly. Airsoft is a fast, yet tactical shooting sport and the IRS is designed for exactly that.

The only “con” that I can think of is that the keymod section (not the holes) is a little too clean cut and has a sharp feel to it. It’s not a problem for casual shooting at the range, but during high pressure situations where you might hold your grip a bit tighter, could cause some cuts to your hand. Problem solved if you’re wearing a glove. But It would be a shame to have your rifle be the cause of gear getting torn up due to the sharp handguard. This isn’t new at all, all handguards featuring keymod or rail systems have this “flaw” and that’s why we have rail/keymod covers… well at least one of the reasons why we have them.

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I’ve been running this front ever since I’ve gotten it and it’s always performed… meaning it hasn’t broke. And believe me I’ve banged it, tossed it, lost it and dropped it way too many times that I want to admit. It’s got the battle scars to prove that I should never hold a baby in my hands. Yet even though it’s been through a lot of abuse it still get’s the job done. I’ve added a short silencer as well which gives it a better look… because we all know it’s all about the looks.

HERA arms IRS Keymod review

So to finish it all off. Great Keymod front, excellent design and quality. Gives you a bunch of options, easy to mount and if you get one – all your friends will envy you. Mine sure does.

   

 


New RS Helmet enters the market - the MTEK FLUX

The MTEK FLUX helmet enters the tactical market – and boy does it look awesome.

MTEK is a small US company that over the last 10 years have been using their combat experience to develop better solutions for our armed men and women, but also the civilian market as well. With Armored protection being a key element in their business they recently released the new MTEK FLUX helmet.

MTEK FLUX V MTEK FLUX S

First off is the FLUX Carbon series. Available as both a Vented (V) and a Solid (S) version. The Helmet features their very own FLUXLINER padding system, which definitely looks comfy and can be switched around to better fit the individual users head – besides that, the inners also offers impact protection, Channeled design for better airflow and meets ACH Impact requirements.

MTEK FLUX LINER

The ballistic series will be released later on, hopefully by the end of this year.
The helmet comes with the FLUX Accessory Rails that supports M-lok rails. What’s really interesting about the helmet is there are no holes that keeps all the things in place. The helmet is molded with inserts for the bolt/screws, so there aren’t any holes to weaken the overall structure of the helmet.

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On the front you get a Wilcox L4 Shroud, which also is attached via a bolt-less configuration – and if you’re into gear – Wilcox doesn’t need a lot of explaining.

static1.squarespaceWhat’s really interesting is that the whole FLUX helmet system is modular. You can configure it to suit your needs, may you be in service over seas, LE, private contractor or civilian the helmet can be set up to offer more protection, custom padding placement (because our brains aren’t always the same size), rails on/off… So the helmet is going to tailor to a lot of different kids on the tactical playground.

 

Go to www.mtekusa.com for more information about the MTEK FLUX helmet, because there is a ton of good stuff to check out. Pre-order is up for the carbon version of the helmet, so be sure to stop by and take advantage of that offer.


Danish Milsim approaching soon

Milsim approaching

Man, oh man… Have I been busy with a lot of things.  I’ve been busy with a lot of training with the team – SCAR Inc. in case you were wondering. It’s awesome to get back to some basic fundamentals with weapons handling and reaction shooting again – refining the old moves is nothing but beneficial to your gameplay. We’ve also been doing some CQB training since we had the opportunity to train at the indoors field at ‘Hardball hallen’.
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We’re getting more into training videos as we are filming the sessions and hoping to share our journey with the world and show off Airsoft as a serious sport. And just like any sport, training is must if you want to become better. We’re filming mostly for the teams YouTube channel, but I’ll put the videos on my own playlist so it might generate some traffic both ways. But finally getting to film these videos with the guys is just awesome. So hopefully soon we’ll be putting out a lot of great training videos for you guys.

Another thing that has been taking my time away is Metal Gear Solid V for the PC. That game is just way too easy to pick up and start playing for a few… many hours. I highly recommend you get try it out as it has a lot to offer in terms of gameplay, story and basic tacticool ingame stuff.

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But the main focus right at least for the next couple of days will be an upcoming Danish Milsim event. The overall basis for the OP is NATO vs. Russian rebels.

The event will be a 40 hour Airsoft Milsim at Jyderup forest field – a real Milsim… not that baby shit stuff they do State side. NATO will not have a FOB – so what we bring, we gotta carry because we gotta use it. Tents, sleeping bags and food. So for the OP, I’ll be freezing my ass off while sleeping on a rock…. weee!

Looking forwards to what might be the last Milsim of the year, so hopefully the weather gods will smile upon us and we’ll have some great moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kireru Airsoft on Instagram

Instagram is filled with Airsoft, Gear and Kireru as well

In case you’ve missed the ‘Kireru Airsoft Instagram’ feed out to the right side, here’s a little reminder to follow me on Instagram.

I usually take pictures of other players Airsoft guns and gear when I’m out playing. Sometimes I might post stuff from work – since I work with Airsoft. I also post a few small clips, but usually the video stuff goes up on my Youtube channel.

Here’s what the last few pictures look like.

Be sure to look for #Kireruairsoft on Instagram and please follow me. If you have any pictures you want featured on Instagram, just send them my way and they’ll get posted.