5 Common Mistakes of Airsoft Beginners

We were all the new guy at one point. We have all been there. Standing on the field in our tracksuit and trainers with a hire G36 in hand, mesh mask on and listening to the safety brief thinking “Blind fire…. What the hell is that?!”. I’m sure now we are looking back on those days like they were a distant memory – Just like shaking hands, meeting people down the pub or speaking to mates face to face! We are going to take a look at 5 mistakes that airsoft beginners should try to avoid.

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The basics of gun drawing, shooting and movement

 

 

 

 

You’ve got your Airsoft gun and you’re ready to go but do you know the proper technique for drawing your gun, shooting your gun and moving with your gun?

It’s not just for looking cool, like in the movies, proper technique for these three aspects of using your weapon can give you a real advantage in battle.

Pistols and rifles given their differing weights and size may have slightly different approaches in order to get the best result.

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Best Airsoft videos from YouTube

 

With the consistent growth of the Airsoft market year on year, it is no surprise that there are now a number of Airsoft videos on YouTube.

These videos range from someone uploading one-off recordings of their skirmish experiences to full-on channels delivering news and reviews on Airsoft products, as well as instruction videos for skirmish tips, gun maintenance and upgrades.

We have compiled a list of some of the top YouTube channels based in the UK and what they cover.

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What to look for when buying airsoft gear

When buying Airsoft gear, it is important for you to understand what it is you need for the type of Airsoft game you play and the way you want to play it.

The basics include at least one gun, most people usually carry a rifle and a sidearm such as a pistol along with sturdy, weather-resistant clothing and protective eyewear which are usually all that is necessary for a skirmish or speedsoft.

There are a range of optional gear choices which can give you the advantage during the game although not everything will be suitable for every player or game type.

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Difference between skirmish, milsim and speedsoft

 

You may be reading this and only recognise one of the following terms; skirmish, milsim or speedsoft or perhaps you started with one and have stuck with it ever since.

These are the three most popular Airsoft games around with their own style of play.

By taking a look at how they differ, you can decide which ones you like or which ones are more suited to you and your weapons or you may find that there are parts of all of them that you like for you to mix up your Airsoft games from time to time.

 

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BB Guns vs Airsoft Whats the Difference?

 

It is easy to think that BB Guns and Airsoft guns are the same, after all the ammo for Airsoft guns are called BBs but there are a number of differences between the two.

BB guns came into existence in 1876, nearly 100 years before Airsoft guns, and were mass produced two years later allowing people to shoot BB projectiles.

Airsoft originated in Japan in the 1970s and was originally used for target practice before it was used recreationally for war games and arrived in the UK in the 1980s.

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Best buys and bargains in our shop

 

Premium weapons and accessories aren’t the only way to go to improve your Airsoft experience and acquire the best gear.

There are plenty of budget bundles and special offers in our shop which offer good value for money with equipment that can still pack a punch.

Bundles

Our two newest bundles offer a great weapon with a number of helpful accessories at cheaper prices than some of our other bundles.

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What’s new in Airsoft for 2020?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Airsoft market continues to grow in the UK and worldwide meaning that new weapons, gear and accessories are constantly added to our wide range of stock.

Airsofters look to new stock and new developments for that extra edge in battle for improved performance or improved comfort.

Demand for innovation over the years means there will always be new items taking the best parts of what has come before while improving and ironing out the kinks of previous versions.

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Top five tools to add to your Airsoft toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have your Airsoft equipment ready to go, the next step is to keep your gear in good shape to extend its longevity.

There are a number of tools you can make use of to repair, tune and upgrade your weapons to ensure it maintains its peak performance.

This will allow you to get the most out of your weapon rather than buying a new one as soon as a problem occurs with your current weapon.

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What Airsoft Battery Should I Use?

What Airsoft Battery Should I Use?

When getting into airsoft its hard to choose the correct airsoft battery, whether it is NIMH / Lipo / LiFe / Li-Ion, and then which format of cells you require for your Airsoft gun.

Below we have a short breakdown of the benefits and types of batteries available to help guide you through the purchase of your new airsoft battery.

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What Airsoft Gas To Use?

What Airsoft Gas To Use?

It can be confusing when looking at the different types of gas available. There are many different types, and different brands but these all look very similar, with the only difference being the packaging. There are three common styles with different power levels, which provide lubrication for your seals and gaskets on your gas blowback airsoft gun.

So which one do you need?

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