The device itself is a simple yet very effective design. At the top of the Quake is the stainless steel spring loaded hammer which (no matter which way the device lands) upon impact forces itself into the grenade. This then pushes the toughened firing pin into your .209 primer, held in place by the aircraft grade alloy multi-shot base. The stainless steel core is beautifully presented in an anodised alloy casing. After all, what’s the point of airsoft kit if not to look awesome?
How does it work?
Operating the Quake is simple. Unscrew your base, pop a .209 primer into each slot and reassemble. The base features eight clearly marked positions: SAFE, then 1 – 7. (1-3 on the Qu4ke)
To fire, simply give the base a twist, feel a satisfy click as you turn from SAFE to 1, and drop the grenade where you want the bang to happen! Dead easy! Works reliably when deployed onto a hard surface from approx knee height (tests have seen it activate from as little as 7cm from the ground). Will activate regardless of which way it lands.
The design is great too. At just 40mm wide, and 460g in weight the Quake will fit in most grenade pouches. It doesn’t feel too heavy, whilst at the same time still has the density of a quality product.
The choice of 12 colours is pretty cool too, meaning that getting your BFG mixed up with somebody else’s is a lot less likely to happen. Keep an eye out for limited edition special finishes…