SSO Lazutchik


“Do I need a chest rig?”  You have probably asked this already yourself at some point. I did and I do “need” one. But to be honest, only in terms of weight reduction (in comparison to a plate carrier). Also for the OPFOR roles in most games it is often not allowed to use some kind of plate carrier or body armor with harness, therefore chest rigs are more suitable – and in my opinion a lot more comfortable to wear. Not to forget some other perks.

…click here to read the full review!

MHB-2 Panotron-M


While searching Ebay for Soviet/Russian gear, I stumbled over this ancient night vision. Neither did I recognize it, nor was able to find anything about it on the Web.
So it was clear what to do: Buy it! 🙂

…click here to read the full review!



People kept asking me whether that is a WE TT33 or KWA TT-33. Strangely enough, many did not know that the SRC TT-33 even exist and quite a lot did not even know SRC.
While SRC certainly is one of the smaller companies, it gained a rather good reputation in the recent past. While their early models where not all that great, they now offer decent Airsofts for a reasonable price. And the SRC TT-33 is no exception.

…click here to read the full review!



After more then over a year of excessive testing and using, I can finally sum up my thoughts and “longterm” test of the Crispi SAHARA EVO SRVV edition Boots, which are widely used and preferred by some of the Russian special forces like FSB, MVD and special police units like OMSN (formerly known as SOBR).

…click here to read the full review!

Kizlyar Supreme Prime

kizlyar supreme prime cover
When I first got the Kizlyar Supreme Prime some years ago, I did not expect I would be writing a review about it at all.
Not that the knife was bad, but I usually refrain from doing reviews on ‘just knifes’ – unless they are something special like the Spetsnaz Machete.

But as time passed, I began to realize that the Prime is actually somewhat special in its own way. Why?

…click here to read the full review!

We are under attack!


As many of you have noticed, we had to disable the the comment function as spam became unmanageable. Also the recent hacker attacks made in necessary to disable some of the modules of this blog, which were somewhat vulnerable.

For those reasons we ask you to post your comments, questions and all the mails we receive apart form that at our new Forums:

By the way, it makes me sad. Our blog is strictly nonpolitical. We do not support nor share common interest with any of the parties in current conflicts.
There is no reason to target us, and we will delete any ‘propaganda’ in a matter of hours anyways.
This is the wrong place for you!

IWA 2015 Summary


This year the IWA exhibition was the most exciting and best experience we had until now in Nuremberg’s huge exhibition halls. We met a lot of people we known via Email, YouTube or other Internet related channels of communication. We talked with a lot of exhibitors about upcoming and freshly released products.

…click here to read the full review!

SSO Bober Assault Backpack

I am really happy that I can finally review, or better said, show and present you one of my favorite items made by SSO/SPOSN. The Bober (Бобер = Beaver) assault backpack has become my constant companion in my daily life and on the weekend battlefields. It also displaced the “sack” like EastPak from my high school times I had used until now.

…click here to read the full review!

Orsis T-5000 against the IS?

In short: Recent rumors suggest a possible arms deal between Iraq and Russia.
The supposed deal is said to include 1000 Orsis T-5000 sniper rifles as well as a couple KSVK anti materials rifles.
As we have some connections to the manufacture we decided to see if we can get any statement or evidence from them. And as it turns out, there is!

…see the whole article here!