Since it’s the festive season, let’s look at all the guns in everyone’s favourite Christmas movie… Die Hard!
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As mentioned in a previous blog, in general paintball hurts more than airsoft. After subjecting (un)willing volunteers to sustained fire from a range of airsoft guns and paintball guns (for science!) we can confirm that paintballs hurt more.
If you’re not familiar with this movie, we’ll summarise: some dude kills Johnny Mnemonic’s dog so he goes on a killing spree against Russian gangsters. Not the most in-depth plot in history, but beautiful in its simplicity, allowing us to enjoy the action.
Accuracy is essential when it comes to airsofting. You aren’t going to win very easily if you can’t hit anyone. Airsoft scopes give you a competitive edge by helping you line up that perfect shot. There is a wide variety of airsoft scopes on the market today, from traditional iron sights and magnified rifle scopes, to modern red dot and laser sights.
Camo is a vital component of the ancient art of Not Getting Shot. But it does make expressing yourself a bit problematic. Thankfully, you can patch up your gear with novelty patches to personalise your look. Morale patches – they make cool gear cooler!
From the lewd, crude to the just damn funny. Here are our favourite airsoft morale patches.
Like most quality past times, getting started with airsoft requires some investment. At the very least, you need some amount of protection and an airsoft gun. Most people who get started airsofting borrow guns from friends, but eventually everyone wants airsoft gear to call their own. Here’s our realistic guide to budgeting your gear.
BBs are the bread and butter of airsofting. Without BBs, we’d just be idiots running around with expensive sticks. But what are BBs actually made of?
So you’re new to airsofting? Or maybe you’re an old salt that’s picked up some bad habits on the battlefield? Make sure you avoid these classic airsoft mistakes…
Behold the most expensive airsoft gun in world. We think you’ll agree, it’s a piece of work…
At some point this summer, the sun will come out and when it does and you’re out skirmishing, it’s important to stay cool. Overheating can lead to exhaustion, heatstroke and a generally unpleasant and sweaty weekend. Here’s how to keep your cool while airsofting.
When snipers hide this well, how are you supposed to beat them?
Lucky for you, we don’t just know how to snipe, we can counter-snipe too. In this blog, we’ll show you how to spot a sniper and walk you through how you can beat the silent assassin of the airsoft battlefield.
In our earlier blog, we talked all about camo and how best to use it. This week, we’re going to go a little more in depth into shooting from concealment. Most of this will apply to snipers, but the general tips can be useful to any squads looking to take advantage of cover and ambush tactics.
Airsoft and airsoft guns occupy a bit of a grey area of British law. For years, the government failed to differentiate replica firearms and airsoft guns from the real thing. The result? An intolerant legal system with little sympathy for authentic airsoft enthusiasts and heavy limitations on legitimate businesses. From the 2nd May 2017 the Policing & Crime Act (2017) introduced an exception from the classification for airsoft guns as firearms, so long as they meet certain criteria. But it’s taken us quite a while to get here…
Airsoft night ops add a totally new dimension to gameplay. While already a test of teamwork, tactics and skill, airsofting at night demands much higher discipline in all these areas. Sneaking through the darkness in search of your opponents tests nerves as well as tactics. So, to keep you on the winning side, here are some tips for airsoft night ops. Read more
Whether you’re playing in woods, scrubland or urban areas, camouflage gives you the edge on the competition. There’s no replacing the element of surprise and your opponents can’t hit what they can’t see. But which camo is best? And how can you best maximise your camo advantage? Find out right here…