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January 27, 2012

Shot Show 2012: MilSimJunkie - Magnum Boots (Command & Panther)

Picture courtesy of Magnum Boots

Command 8.0 Side-Zip
Aimed at the duty professional the Command 8.0 provide the ultimate in protection. With Magnum ion-mask protection these boots are not only water proof but it will repel all sorts of liquids, and resistant to blood born pathogens. Ion-mask technology will be great for on the field use while making clean up a breeze hose it down with some water and your back on the go.  As with many Magnum boots its outsole is design for high traction while being slip resistent.

Having more than a single pair of Magnum Boots I was more than happy to hear that they were offering more boots under or around $100. These boots are feature packed that is sure to lead the wearer in the right direction with enough left over in their pocketbook.

Availability: Now
Price: $115 (MSRP)

Sized: 5-12, 13
Color: Black
Weight: 24.5 oz
Height: 8"

› repels liquids, resists blood borne pathogens (ion-maskTM protection technology)
YKK circular side-zipper for easy on and off 
Soft padded collar for comfort
Rustproof hardware 
Full-grain leather / 900 denier nylon upper 
Moisture-wicking lining 
Meets or exceeds the rigorous EN 20347:2004 safety standard for occupational footwear 
Shock-absorbing molded EVA midsole with contoured footbed for comfort 
High-traction slip-resistant outsole

Panther 8.0 Side-Zip
Another duty boot the Panther 8.0 delivers the ultimate comfort, safety, and value. Whether you've been in the force for 20 years or 5 months your feet and your wallet will appreciate its pricing. Featuring some of the same technology and features of the Command minus the ion-mask.

Availability: Now
Price: $90 (MSRP)


Sized: 5-12, 13
Color: Black
Weight: 26.4 oz
Height: 8"

Leather / 900 denier nylon upper 
YKK circular side-zipper with pull stay closure 
Moisture-wicking lining 
Durable non-metallic composite hardware 
Composite shank for support without the weight 
Tested and certified to the rigorous EN 20347:2004
safety standard 
Removable EVA insole 
Aggressive, high traction, slip-resistant outsole

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Shot Show 2012: MilSimJunkie - KWA (Kriss Vector)

Courtesy of KWA USA
Finally! After all the waiting KWA has announced an airsoft Kriss Vector fully licensed from the guys that make the real thing. As an individual who has fired its real steel counterpart (video here) I have patiently been awaiting its airsoft version. Its great to see that KWA has been working diligently at re-creating a Super-V style system.

This announcement was the biggest hit in the airsoft industry on day one of Shot Show. The booth was filled with some of your favorite airsoft YouTube celebrities and alike.

The Kriss Vector will use a Force Velocity (FV) system which is a unique gas system aim at delivering maximum effectiveness while being very efficient on consumption. With KWA's unique FV design it will recreate the delayed blowback action of the Kriss Arms version. This will provide the shooter with sustainable 2-round and full auto fire.

Aimed at the training end for Kriss Arms the KWA Kriss Vector will see many uses on airsoft fields. The collapsable stock and short frame size (at 8.75") make it the ideal close quarter weapon. At only 2.5 lb its an easy cary on any loadout. Like its real steel counterpart the accessory rail on the front will make mounting attachements a breeze. While the system comes with iron sites the rail on the upper receiver portion of the weapon will make adding an optic easy.

Unlike what we have seen in viral videos I am told the KWA KRISS Vector will be using proprietary 24 round magazines with the hopes of 50 round extended magazines in the future.

From what I have heard the 2-round burst and full auto mag dumps on this weapon are so fast that many people have thought the weapon was not functioning properly. This is going to make for some very interesting gameplay and rest assured I will make this weapon system apart of my airsoft aresenal

Availability: TBA (2-3 Quarter)
Price:  TBA (below $400)

  • Closed Bolts, simulated KRISS Super V System delayed-blowback
  • Adjustable hop-ip
  • Single, 2-Round, and full auto select
  • Fiber reinforced polymer upper and lower receiver
  • Aluminum alloy inner frame
  • Realistic construction and field stripping
  • Overall Length: 8.75" (22.22 cm)
  • Overall Heigh: 6" (15.24 cm)
  • Inner Barrel Length: 4.5" (115 mm)
  • Inner Barrel Diameter:  6.05 mm
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.09 kg)
  • Caliber: 6 mm
  • Magazine Capacity: 24 (or 50) rounds
  • Velocity: 340-350 fps (1.07 Joules)
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October 19, 2011

MilSimJunkie's Day Off: October 16, 2011 (GoPro HD POV KJW 1911)

One of the most frequently asked question's is if I do myself play airsoft. I will gladly refer you to the namesake of this blog and Youtube channel. Yes, of course I do, but with managing time filming and working I found it very difficult to find time to enjoy the sport. One of the reasons I picked up a GoPro Hero HD was so that I could partly film and play. Plus it was nice seeing and reliving the day again as seen through my eyes.

As part of a new way of managing play time and regular "film" time Id like to introduce "MilSimJunkie Day Off" video as a way of killing the proverbial two birds with one stone. It gives me a chance to play a full day of airsoft while still providing something for your eyes to watch. Per the usual video's at the end of the day-off videos I will still film all the antics and gear people bring out to the field.

What was my loadout during my day-off?

Condor Special Operation Compact Molle System plate carrier (coyote)
Chest mounted (1911) Blackhawk Serpa
Condor triple mag pouche
Wiley X CAG-1 Gloves (coyote)
KJW 1911 x 5 mags

A simple loadout for a fun day out on the field. This is not my normal setup and did the job well as I only had a few minutes to grab whatever gear before heading out on the field. I will try to explain on these day-off blog posts the rig and loadout setup if there is anything special I decide to run that day.

Enjoy the video and remember to play hard fight hard.

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October 12, 2011

CQB CITY AIRSOFT ACTION OCTOBER 9, 2011 (Pistols, AKs and The Swede)

Chief and MilSimJunkie poses with Richard from Sweden

You will be delighted to know that MilSimJunkie has been working on a lot of side projects all towards benefiting you junkies out there. Airsoft is still a very big part of my life and I want to continue to promote the MilSimJunkie brand and the sport of airsoft. During the month of September I took some time off from filming and blogging to focus on the future and well being of MilSimJunkie.

That being said lets get back to the video's and blogging! The day was filled with great attitudes and all around good fun. CQB CITY has been revamping and doing it fast. It's lobby has been completely remodeled and now includes a parents area complete with couches and a nice tv for watching sports on weekends. Also in the lobby is a re-vamped Gamepod annex to provide all the equipment needs of the players. New to the lobby is the Armor-Up annex which serves the players gear needs and carries everything from holsters, boots, to bags.

CQB CITY continues to amaze me with the amount of people it brings in every weekend. The types of players that come out to range from the most novice to the avid veteran. It was great to see veterans teaching the new guy's how to play the game correctly.

*Video after the jump

CQB CITY AIRSOFT ACTION October 8, 2011 (Vampires, Lycans and Ninjas)

The time came again when MilSimJunkie got invited to another private event at CQB CITY. This time rather than the typical zombie survival scenario the suggestion came out to make things a bit more interesting.

Long story short the plot of the movie Underworld came up and a scenario was developed around the idea's. As you can see in the video it proved to be a new and very unique gametype.

I encourage all of you to experiment with gametypes and not be afraid to try something new. Especially when the Halloween season revolves around getting scared. Overall the scenario worked very well and I looked forward to see how it develops as we continue to experiment with it.

If you have any similar gametypes please do share them as Id like to read about how its played in your area.

Gametype: Survival

Name: Vampires, Lycans and Ninja's (Underworld)


Ninja's (Humans) - Are to find the "silverlight" weapon and detonating it effectively killing Lycans and Vampires

Lycans - Hunt for Vampires and Ninja's

Vampires - Ensure that human's are not able to reach their objective while fending off Lycan's

Ninja's are only armed with sidearms and can engage either Vampires or Lycans. Lycan's hunt and bite its prey and are not able to use a weapon. If shot by either a Vampire or Ninja Lycans must reset their position. Vampires are also able to use a sidearm, however, once shot or light is shined on them must stay in place.

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October 11, 2011

2nd Annual Muddy Maul & Crawl (San Joaquin Delta College Boots to Books)

Post Muddy Maul & Crawl
I caught wind of the event by a friend who whom knew the coordinator, Edna Takahashi. The Muddy Maul & Crawl is a event put forth by San Joaquin Delta Colleges "boots to books" program which aims to aid veterans continue their education after their tour of duty. The mud run consists of 9 "boot-camp" style obstacle's over the span of 2 miles. It took place at local Jessie Grove Winery in Lodi, California.

Starting the day around 0800hrs I met up with the friends Id be running with for the Maul & Crawl. After having a light breakfast we headed to the event grounds to check-in We were greeted by smiles of the volunteers and the smell of BBQ cooking in the background. Also present were local news camera's covering this mornings festivities.

There were close to 150 runners which consisted of men, women, and even children who ran at the end of the day. All active participants went in one of 3 separate waves the third of which was the team run where at least 1 person of the group had to be carried at all times.

I was delighted to see veterans and law enforcement running along side myself. Everyone was very encouraging at all stages of the obstacle course and willing to help each other conquer each portion of the run. The last obstacle was a fridget mud crawl in a pit under some camo netting. At the end of the run we all washed off via a refreshing high pressure firehouse

In all I had a blast and couldn't have done it without the encouragement of friends and fellow runners. It was a great event for a great cause and rest assured that MilSimJunkie will go at it again next year. Id highly recommend anyone interested in participating with me next year or encourage you to participate in a local event near you. There are tons of mud/obstacle runs happening around the world and most of them going towards a good cause. Try it out you never know what your missing out on.

For more information regarding San Joaquin Delta Colleges Muddy Maul & Crawl please visit:

Official press release from San Joaquin Delta College:

For more event pictures (courtesty of please visit:


September 08, 2011

CQB City Airsoft Action September 3, 2011 (Zombie Survival)

MSJ w/ Winner of Desert Locust Goggles by Revision
Another Zombie survival game. This time the game took a nice turn of events. During the hosted private event the storyline went into a new avenue for myself. As you will watch the video some new tactics and thinking had to be considered for the new elements to the game. While the objective was easy to accomplished we soon found out that it was difficult to maintain.

Details on the new gametype and video after the jump...