Category Archives: How to Guides

What cylinder to use with different length Airsoft barrels


It’s a common misconception that simply installing things like bore-up kits and Type 0 cylinders in your gun will allow you to crank a higher FPS out of your average AEG. It’s also incorrect to think that you can just throw any length barrel into any AEG and expect it to work perfectly with no negative affects. Which cylinder type you pair with a certain range of barrel lengths is very important in order to optimize both your AEG’s FPS as well as it’s efficiency.

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AEG Simple Troubleshoot Guide

Out in the field your AEG may break down for the simplest reasons, but you may have no idea why. We’re constructing this post as an ultimate guide to fixing the simple breaks that anyone can do with standard tools and not a lot of knowledge.

Horrible sudden screeching noise? Not to worry (too much hopefully) it could just be the motor height has loosened and may just need tightening, this will likely require a flat head screwdriver if its a more modern design or a 3.5mm Allen key. See the video below for a quick guide on finding the best position of the motor disc.

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Krylon Price Drop & Application

Here at Socom Tactical we decided to drop Krylon Fusion to a price of £6.50 per can and a mix & match bulk deal of 6 cans for £36. After searching around we are the cheapest price in the UK with colours varying from Tan, Khaki, Olive, Woodland Green, Brown, Black and White (perfect for a base coat).

Why not try a paint job from Black Hawk Down, Lone Survivor, American Sniper, Blood Diamond or any other action movie!

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How To Clean Your GBB Pistol

In this tutorial we will show you the basics on how to clean your airsoft GBB pistol and relube it to get it running sweet again. You will need some silicone gun oil, a microfibre cloth and the pistol (maintenance gas helps to keep the seals and gun lubed too)

Please read the manual for your pistol if you are unsure on how to take it apart, we have constructed a gun manual guide for WE pistols here for reference if needed.

For this example we used a WE Hi-Capa


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