Feet per second (FPS) is important to many airsoft players. It measures the muzzle velocity, or the speed your BBs travel when you fire your airsoft gun. A decent rate of fire can make the difference between victory and defeat, so it’s essential to know what exactly how fast you’re firing. Read more
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Probably the last thing you want to do in a fire fight is get your phone out, but here are a few reasons why you might want to.
They say there’s an app for everything and that includes airsoft. Sure, you can’t shoot anyone with an iPhone, but there are a number of logistical apps on the market that can help you coordinate your strategies on the battlefield. Here are just a few of the most popular apps for airsoft. Read more
Buying an airsoft gun is a little bit more complicated than popping to the shop for a pint of milk. There are a number of laws and regulations to take into consideration. So, before you run out and buy your first airsoft gun, make sure you know the score. Read more
When you get into a combat scenario, you need to be able to rely on your team and your tools. No matter what your airsoft role, you should be carrying the best firearms available. But with such a huge range of airsoft guns available, which ones are the best?
Rules of engagement vary from site to site. For the sake of the safety and enjoyment of every person on the airsofting site, it’s important that you read and understand the rules of engagement. Here are some of the more common rules you’re likely to come across in the UK.
Congratulations, you’ve decided to start airsofting. Welcome to the squad! But where do you start when it comes to kit? Read more
You can’t hit the enemy if you can’t see them. That’s why your vision is so important when it comes to airsoft. To protect your eyes from bbs, smoke and other environmental hazards, we stock a huge range of protection options to keep you safe and active during your next skirmish. Read more
Any airsoft fan will be quick to tell you that airsoft is the best military simulation sport available and is second to none. But is this all just hyperbole? Airsoft and paintball may appear to be very similar on the surface, but dig down and you’ll discover that they are in fact quite different. Read more
Nothing ruins a camper’s day more than a grenade. And when it comes to CQB, why run into a room like a fool, when a grenade can go in first? These versatile tools are essential to many skirmishes, and in today’s blog, we’ll break down some of the preferred means of deploying your explosive ordnance. Read more
What’s worse when you’re airsofting? Sweltering heat or freezing cold? Would you prefer to be blinded by sweat or have your hands so numb you can’t fire?
Neither seems that appealing, right? And with the grip of winter firmly upon us, there is no better time to load up on some new gear to keep you warm and dry out there.
Airsoft is about teamwork and strategy. The best way to win is to have a well-rounded airsoft team that covers all the bases.
But what are different airsoft roles? Which one is best for you? Socom Tactical has you covered! In our latest blog, we break down the key roles commonly found in crack airsoft teams.