Tectonic Innovations Quake 8 Impact Grenade

Tectonic Innovations Quake 8 Impact Grenade

Tectonic Innovations Quake 8 Impact Grenade

reviewed by Femme Fatale Airsoft

Photographs copyright Femme Fatale Airsoft

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Hey everyone!
Welcome back to the blog! Recently I partnered with Tectonic Innovations and their new blank firing grenade – the Quake 8!

The Quake 8 from Tectonic Innovations is a new 7 shot blank firing grenade that’s made from CNC’d stainless steel that discharges .209 multipurpose primers. It has a safe position (so it doesn’t discharge when it shouldn’t – think when it’s being stored, or transported. No one needs a .209 going off in their kit bag!) And 7 firing positions. The way to prime/arm it is that you unscrew the base, load the primers up into the base, screw back on (pref so the firing pin is in the safe position) and then when you want to use it, twist the base to one of the firing positions and throw. When you retrieve your ‘nade you can simply put it back into safe and store it or move it to another firing position to use again. It’s super simple to operate and can be easily operated with gloves on. If you were wearing gloves and the ‘nade was wet I think the operation might be clumsy (but I would need to test this for sure to say that conclusively though)
What I think is a great feature/selling point of the Quake 8 is that all of the parts are replaceable, so if anything should ever go wrong with your ‘nade instead of replacing the entire unit (for £134.99) you can simply replace the part – this works out much cheaper for the end-user. The customer service at Tectonics is also great.
I tested my Quake 8 25 times at The Department CQB in Croft near Leicester which is a fully enclosed CQB arena, out of the 25 times, it only failed to detonate twice and I am pretty sure this is down to my own error as I didn’t throw it very hard all. By the end of the 25 throws, it was a bit scuffed – a couple of chips on the base and some scratches on the paint but it performed overall really well. It even went off on grass which was surprising! Although it isn’t designed to go off on grass it will go off if the ground is hard.
Now as I’ve said the Quake 8 retails for around £134.99, which a few have said in the comments of my posts/videos is a little expensive but to put it into perspective, the first-gen TRMR was £79.99 and only had one bang and the latest gen TRMR was £84.99 with an X4 base (which still only has one bang, but a tri-shot base could be purchased for an extra £30). I think keeping that in mind, £134.99, whilst a substantial outlay is good value for money. Over 100 throws (including the primers), it works out to just £1.44 per throw which is substantial outlay (I won’t deny that) but it is cheaper than paper pyro. Whilst it isn’t for every airsofters budget if you spend a lot on pyro and play plenty of CQB this is definitely something you should look into! Especially if you loved the TRMR.
It comes in a tonne of colours including red, blue, black, yellow, silver, purple, pink, green, light blue and grey. Tectonic Innovations have also released a new ‘zombie green’, ‘Fuschia pink’ and rose gold. Out of all the colours, the rose gold is my favourite! But it is a limited edition and only limited to 100.
You can watch my full video here:

Tectonic Innovations Neutron Impact Grenade

Tectonic Innovations Neutron Impact Grenade

Tectonic Innovations Neutron Impact Grenade

Tectonic Innovations Neutron Impact Grenade

Reviewed By Femme Fatale Airsoft 

All photographs copyright by Femme Fatale Airsoft

Friday, 5 February 2021

Hey friends!
Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the new Neutron Impact Grenade from Tectonic Innovations.

The Neutron is the new single-shot impact grenade from the makers of the Quake 8 – Tectonic Innovations. It is crafted from Stainless steel and aircraft-grade Aluminium for longevity and durability. Like the Quake8 it also uses a 209 primer as its munition. It features a ‘twist to safe’ mechanism and locking pins for the fire and safe positions. The new Neutron can be holstered in any 40mm pouch or a custom made Deadly Customs holster. The new impact is available in a few different colours – black, red, orange, blue and purple.

One of its most notable features are the 2 windows that are on the base of the grenade – these take 40mm glow sticks (think the fishing float ones) to make it easy to find in dark places. Once the little glow sticks are cracked you can insert them into the window spaces and they’ll glow for a good few hours. There is one window on each side, which means wherever it falls you should be able to see the glow and locate your device. They’re easy to remove – on my grenade I can tip the bottom of the grenade upside down and they both fall out with ease. When reloading the Neutron’s 209 primer, these will also come out when you tip it upside down so be prepared to catch them!
Like the Quake 8, all of the internal parts of the Neutron are replaceable, so if anything should ever go wrong with your ‘nade instead of replacing the entire unit (for £69.99) you can simply replace the part – this works out much cheaper for the end-user. Most parts are available from dealers but if they’re out of stock they are available direct from Tectonic Innovations. The customer service at Tectonic is fantastic. The Neutron is manufactured in the UK as well so no long waiting times for parts.
Aesthetically it is a similar size and appearance to the Quake8 however I much prefer that the bottom of the grenade is a different colour. The grey anodised bottom piece goes with all colours of the Neutron, however, I think purple is the one that stands out the most. The writing on the Neutron is easy to see and read in low light too. After the test throws, my Neutron does have a few scuffs and chips but the anodising has held up well.
So how does it function? The Neutron is definitely more sensitive than the Quake8. For all of my grenade tests, I do 25 throws on hard ground and then a few throws on the softer ground at different heights etc to test the sensitivity. During my tests, it went off on all of the hard ground throws and it off on 45% of the softer ground throws. Now it is worth noting that BFG (Blank Firing Grenades) such as the Neutron are designed to be used on hard ground. So it going off on softer ground is a bonus. If the ground is really soft and muddy it does struggle but if the ground is dry it goes off every time. I wouldn’t recommend using this in a woodland game though as they are expensive bits of kit and you don’t want to lose it in a bush. The glow stick windows are a nice touch and do really help when the site is dark. I did find if it lands funny in a corner that the glow sticks aren’t very visible but there’s generally a faint glow so it worked as it should.
It is worth noting that when I first used my Neutron, the twist arming function was quite stiff but after a few uses it does ease up (I’m sure you could speed this up with some WD40)
The Neutron retails for £69.99. A complaint that I heard from social media users when I reviewed the Quake 8 was that the Quake 8 was too expensive (at £134.99 for 7 bangs). My first TRMR cost £79.99 alllll the way back in 2014/2015 and that was the same concept – a twist to arm single shot blank firing grenade that used .209 primers. Taking this into account I think £69.99 is a really good price point for the product. The Neutron is available from all Tectonic Innovations dealers

Deadly Customs 40mm Grenade holster review by Femme fatale Airsoft

Deadly Customs 40mm Grenade holster

Deadly Customs 40mm Grenade holster

Deadly Customs 40mm Grenade holster

Below review by Femme Fatale Airsoft check out her blog for more reviews

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Hey friends!
Welcome back to the blog! Today I’ll be giving you my thoughts on the 40mm Grenade Holster from Deadly Customs. There are SO many different carrying options for airsoft impact grenades on the market right now from traditional 40mm pouches to lightweight Kydex holsters so it can be pretty overwhelming to choose a carrying system that works for you. I personally prefer Kydex holsters to traditional fabric pouches for their durability and also retention. Deadly Customs is a relatively new company on the scene so I figured it was time to try out their products.

The 40mm Grenade Holster from Deadly Customs is a Kydex carrying system that has been designed specifically for airsoft impacts that is compatible with any MOLLE system. Although there’s really not a great deal to talk about in terms of features as they are a super simple bit of kit – just moulded thermoplastic with an attachment system, this simply means there’s less to go wrong. One of the main selling points of Kydex carriers is that they are really lightweight so are perfect for low drag loadouts.
They can be attached to a plate carrier or belt with either a malice clip or combat loop (which are compatible with any MOLLE system) that you select at the point of ordering. For all of my 40mm grenade holsters from DC I have opted for the malice clip (out of habit mostly). I like the malice clips because they’re easy to attach/detach when needs be and they’re also secure. Although you can attach them to any MOLLE system, I prefer to have mine on my belt set-up. The holsters allow them to be within easy reach so the deployment of them is smooth when needs be. They’re also easy to reindex.
The 40mm grenade holster from Deadly Customs fits all of the following: all versions of the Tectonic Innovations Quake Grenades, the Tectonic Innovations Neutron, TRMR, Alphatec Grenades, Pulse Armament B1 Grenades, EG WP40 Smoke Grenades, TAG Rounds and the Oshiboom Grenades (however as the Oshibooms are a little smaller than the other 40mm grenades on this list Deadly Customs recommends a few wraps of tape around the grenade to make it fit more securely)
The holsters are available in Black, Olive Drab Green, Coyote Brown and the Deadly Cus-Tom graphic print (for those that want something a little different). They all retail for £16.99