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
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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
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.
Fitted a Gate Warfet? Want to understand what all the trouble codes mean? Gate have now produced a video!
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Abbey Silicone Gun Grease is a powerful product designed specifically for plastic-on-plastic or plastic-on-metal applications – perfect for many of the airsoft guns out there!
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While fixing is great we all ways suggest replacing any faulty parts but is great way to fix a gun on the day for all spare parts please visit our Parts store here
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If you’re an airsofter using a gas blow back gun (GBB), you’ll hopefully be aware of what your weapon’s magazine is and what purpose it serves in aiding the firing process.
Below is the official user guide for the Double Tap Designs MK23 retention holster.
Available at the below link.
Using an overly powerful propellant gas can easily damage your gun, particularly in hot weather. In addition, doing so may even invalidate your warranty.
If you are new to Airsoft, it may sound like your fellow players are speaking a foreign language. Airsoft is full of abbreviations and jargon that can be tough to understand at first. That is why we have made this abbreviation busting guide to help you better understand and enjoy this amazing game.
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.
This guide shows you how to do it, all details of what you need are in the video as well as a thorough guide on what to do. Enjoy!
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.
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!
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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