If you haven’t noticed, I’ve switched things up & am now trying to ensure I post at least once a week. There will not be a“set” day each week that I will post. It’ll mainly be when I want to/ remember to post that week.
Nothing yet on that job I mentioned I applied for in my Nov. 5 post, but in all fairness, the “competition” as they called it, only just closed today at noon. Though, the only disadvantage is, they will only be contacting people chosen for an interview…. The job itself, was permanent part time, & they were hiring for 5 positions according to the posting.
Anyways, on an airsoft related note, I am planning on putting in an order to G-Code/ Edge Works in the U.S. for their MULE ISS Drop Leg Platform, SERPA RTI Hanger/ Adapter, & their RTI Duty Belt mount. I would order an XST Holster for my KJW M9A1, but as I am using a prepaid credit card that the max amount on it is $200 CAD, & the total price of those 3 items, not counting shipping is $112.00 USD & shipping is approximately $43.75 USD (USPS Priority Mail Int’l), which makes the total $155.75. Convert that to CAD using Google’s USD to CAD converter, brings it to approximately $198.46 CAD.
Ordering an XST Holster & the MULE ISS Platform, brings the USD total to $112.00 already, without the RTI SERPA Adapter or the Duty Belt Platform. Plus, all 3 items I plan on ordering are “In Stock” & therefore should ship out within 2 business days, whereas the XST Holster being a custom product, would ship out within 10 business days, but I’ve read & heard of people waiting up to 5 weeks for their G-Code holster to show up. I could wait that long, but I hoped to go airsofting before Christmas… & if I wait that long, I think it’d be just before Christmas that I go airsofting…
I’ve looked at a Safariland Level 3 ALS Holster for my TM G18C on Amazon, for $128.25, but I am not sure if the sizing for Safariland is the same as Blackhawk SERPA holsters. For instance, I have a Blackhawk Level 2 Tactical Holster for my TMG18C sized for a real steel Glock 20, 21, etc. & my KJW M9A1 is my primary sidearm, with the Glock being a sort of “SHTF” backup sidearm, or a sidearm to lend to a trusted friend, who is also coming to airsoft on whatever day. I’m not sure when I do go airsofting, if I’ll carry my G18C on my person, or just leave it in my bag. There’s obvious advantages & disadvantages to both options. Advantage(s) of be carrying it being, if I need it, then it’s right there & ready to go. Disadvantage of it being on my person, is I gotta find somewhere to stick a holster for it, where it won’t get in the way. Disadvantage to not carrying it, is if I end up needing it, for whatever reason, is it’s not there at all. Advantage to not carrying it, is no need to worry about finding a spot to stick a holster for it, & therefore could use that space for something else.
If I could find confirmation somewhere in the airsoft world that a Glock 20 Safariland Level 3 ALS Holster would fit my TM G18C, then I might go ahead & order it, but then I’d have to figure out a way to get the G-Code RTI Adapter for Safariland (getting it in this order brings my total to $210.xx CAD, with my limit being $200 CAD), or modify it somehow to fit Blackhawk’s QD System, or order Safariland’s QLS System (Safariland equivalent of Blackhawk’s QD System) & then order the Safariland 6004 Small Tactical Plain w/DFA ([b]Click the link to see what I mean[/b]) – (Here is an example of one of Safariland’s “normal” drop leg platforms to compare the DFA one too). The DFA (“Drop Flex Adapter”) by itself is basically this. The Safariland holster in question does come with a belt mount already, but then that’s something else that’d need their QLS receiver plate.
The difficult part about the Safariland holster is that I can only find the “QLS Locking Fork“, that is shipped from & sold by Amazon.ca, whereas every result I find for the “QLS Receiver Plate“ isn’t shipped from or sold by Amazon.ca, & ships within 3 to 4 days…
Oh well, I guess. The G-Code order will be first because, I don’t know how long my 3 items I need from them will remain “In Stock”. After the G-Code order, then I can figure out/ decide things about the Safariland holster.
Anyways… onto more airsoft things… Lol
I do need to get a flashlight of some sort for my ICS M4, since after watching some gameplay videos people took when they went to my intended field, flashlights were needed & very helpful in some situations/ areas in the field. I’m debating between getting just a separate rail mounted flashlight from Amazon, & then a separate red or green laser to go next to it, or getting a vertical grip with a flashlight & red (or green) laser combined into one, & then getting a PEQ Box, with a flashlight & laser (red or green. “Determined” by what color the first laser is), from Hero Outdoors. I did get a PTS Tan vertical grip the other day, that I would like to get some use out of, so I may just end up getting a UTG Flashlight with a red laser that’s”clamped” onto it using a barrel mount (I think), a tan PEQ Box with a green laser, & then likely an Elite Force Next Gen CQB/CQC Crane Stock (or 6mmProShop’s CTS Carbine Stock. Both from Hero Outdoors) because my current stock requires me to remove 2 screws to connect my AEG batteries, whereas the Elite Force stock, uses a spring loaded latch on top & a hinge on the bottom to easily access the battery compartment.
While I do have a vest from Amazon that I ordered a while ago, it’s sort of a “generic” UTG vest, with basically no MOLLE webbing at all… I may end up getting a black vest from Amazon for about $56, that has MOLLE webbing on it, & comes with a bunch of MOLLE pouches already. I would be changing the mag pouches over to an open top design from a seller called “OneTigris” on Amazon. I’ve ordered one of their products before (being a water bottle holder, for a small MOLLE sling bag I got from Amazon), & it’s held up well. While I’ve never used it for holding a water bottle, I have stuffed it right to the top with two way radio things, such as chargers, batteries, speaker mics, for when I do security out camping in the spring/ summer & it’s held up very well…
Only thing I need to figure out, is my current radio pouch I use, is not MOLLE compatible, but it fits my intended radio perfectly, so I need to figure out a way to mount it to the vest I linked above. The black vest will be intended for use at the indoor field I plan on going to. I will likely end up getting a tan vest of some sort in the future, along with multicam pants & shirt, but for now the black one will do. (Tan vest I linked is possibly the one I’d end up getting)
My comms setup for now, would be my Puxing PX-888K (or Retevis RT3), with a Code Red Headsets or Retevis branded speaker mic & a clear tube earpiece or Code Red’s Guard Jr. “soft hook” earpiece. I do plan on eventually getting a Z-Tac Throat Mic from Hero Outdoors with either their Peltor style PTT, or their PTT that includes a PTT switch you can velcro to your finger.
As for getting all this stuff to the field, hopefully my current Seibertron bag will be able to hold everything. I’ll likely need to get an actual hard case that can fit my KJW M9A1 & TM G18C & a pistol lanyard for the M9A1 in the future, if not soon.
Anyways, this post has gotten long enough. I may edit in some more things later on, but, for now at 8:46 PM, I’m going to post it.
Until next time… or the first edit.. 😛
P.S. I apologize if this post was hard to “follow” along with. I type things out as I think of them, rather then trying to find the “right” spot to include whatever the topic was in a specific part