Airsoft FAQ – Ammunition (BBs)

airsoft gear for beginnersWhen people speak of BB ammo, they tend to think of it as a single thing when in reality, there are a variety of BB types with key differences between each one.

The weight of BBs determines how much force is needed to shoot BBs out of a gun and can have an impact on a gun’s accuracy and trajectory.

Different types of BBs

0.2g BBs

This is the standard weight for BBs for use in most Airsoft guns and rifles. This type of BB is simply designed to be ammunition for a number of Airsoft weapons rather than provide added benefits on top of the weapon.

Having said that, different brands producing this type of BB have a design focussed on enhancing a particular feature of a weapon’s firing ability such as the accuracy or smoothness of a shot.

0.23g BBs

This is considered medium weight BB and is suitable for any Automatic Electric Gun (AEG) used in Airsoft.

Improved accuracy on the standard 0.2g BB is the main selling point for this type of BB with an emphasis on keeping your trajectory true as you fire to get as accurate a shot as possible.

0.25g BBs

While 0.23g BBs are good for improving the accuracy of guns with a shorter range, 0.25 BBs are suitable for pistols and rifles with a longer barrel and longer range.

This helps you to make the most of and maximise the added velocity a longer barrelled weapon provides you as opposed to a shorter one.

Heavy Weight BBs

The weight of these BBs is upwards of 0.28g suitable for sniper rifles. These BBs allow snipers to cover long distances, ensuring an accurate and powerful shot.

The strength of propulsion from the BB eliminates the factor of wind resistance to keep your shot fast and accurate.

 

Which one is best for you?

If you have decided on a particular weapon or a particular role for you to play on your team, your hands might be tied. For certain weapons like a sniper rifle, Heavy Weight BBs are the sensible choice.

We have leading BB brands, including Proball, ASG Blaster, Blaster Devil and Blaster Trace.

Depending on which brand of BBs you choose, there are additional benefits on offer. Some BB brands like ProBall promise precision accuracy while ASG Blaster provides BBs with a smoother texture to ensure no loss of compression when shooting.

ASG Blaster provides tracers for a number of different sized pellets. These allow you to see the path your bullet has taken once it leaves your weapon if you are involved in any night-time skirmishes.

Both offer biodegradable BBs to ensure that pellets left on the floor will eventually go back to the earth although ASG Blaster doesn’t offer this for every size.

Overall there isn’t too much difference in the cost among the different brands. However, some offer additional features like tracers so it is up to you if the added advantage is worth the additional cost.

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Quality testing

If you have the opportunity, it may be a good idea to test different weighted BBs for your Airsoft weapon to see the different effects each provide on the power, velocity and accuracy of your shot.

If you are using any weapon other than a sniper rifle, different BBs should have an impact on at least one of the factors mentioned above while sniper rifles already tend to focus on all three at a long-range.

Different BB pellets can cover the same range although some may be slower and less accurate than others if they are affected by the wind. It is one thing for the BB to reach your target but not all of them have the same power and impact as others.

Through these tests, you can be satisfied that the BB ammunition is fit for purpose for yourself so that you are not wasting ammo with inconsistent shots.

Best Value Airsoft Bundle Deals

An overview of our best bundles, and why you need them.

Airsoft JG G3 Bundle

Price: £245.00

Overall value: 307.00

This bundle includes an assault rifle and some extra equipment to complement it.

Some of the equipment that comes in this pack is not available to buy individually from us so this is a good chance to gain extra items and accessories for this pistol in one place.

1x JG G3 RIS (Black or Olive)

This replica is a rifle that looks and feels like the real thing with the weight close to 3kgs while its long length makes it an imposing rifle on the battlefield.

The long barrel length gives you a greater range of shot at a fast rate of 345-375FPS.

2x Oper8 8.4v 1600 crane battery

2 sets of batteries for use on crane stock and handguards to provide your gun with energy to run throughout a skirmish.

2x High cap magazines

2 sets of high capacity magazines holding 500 rounds each to give you a good supply of ammo storage options to carry on you during the battle.

1x Oper8 NiMh smart charger

This is a simple to use charger for your rifle’s batteries with LED lighting to let you know that the battery is being charged and it lets you know when it is fully charged.

1x 0.25g Proball BBs (3000)

A pack of 3000 BBs from a highly reputable brand, this provides you with plenty of ammo to go along with your pistol and the magazines which carry it.

1x MP5/G3 claw scope mount

This mount can be attached to the pistol’s receiver.

The mount adds a top rail to your pistol which gives you the option to add accessories such as lasers and flashlights, sights and scopes to enhance performance.

Airsoft Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 bundle

Price: £208.00

Overall value: £240.00

This is a good bundle to choose if you are after a pistol with a lot of great features and some helpful equipment and accessories to go with it.

Some of the equipment that comes in this pack is not available to buy individually from us so this is a good chance to gain extra items and accessories for this rifle in one place.

Bundle includes:

1x Tokyo Marui Hi Capa 5.1 (Black)

 

This pistol already comes with a fine set of features before you get to the rest of the bundle.

Picking out people as targets and hitting them accurately from a long distance is made easier with this pistol.

It has an adjustable hop-up and a front and rear sight to improve range and accuracy.

This is topped off with a rail which allows for the attachment of accessories such as flashlights or lasers.

 

 

2x Tokyo Marui Hi Capa 5.1 magazine

2 sets of magazines with a capacity of 31 rounds each gives you a healthy supply of ammo storage to start with for your pistol.

1x Cytac 2011 Hi Capa R-Defender holster

A stylish holster to carry your pistol in with a quick-release button so that you can draw it out quickly when you need to.

1x Cytac double magazine holster

A small attachment to your attire for you to carry your 2 sets of magazines in when you purchase this bundle.

Airsoft Tasmanian Tiger Plate Carrier Pack Bundle

Price: £205.00

Overall value: £251.00

For all your Airsoft equipment, you’ll need something to carry it all in which is where this carrier pack bundle comes in.

Some of the equipment that comes in this pack is not available to buy individually from us so this is a good chance to gain more carriers in one place.

Bundle includes:

1x Tasmanian Tiger LC plate carrier

The Tasmanian Tiger LC plate carrier is a lightweight panel with a smooth design.

The carrier can be altered in a number of ways to make it comfortable for you to wear and hold your equipment in.

The length of the shoulder straps and the elastic side attachment are adjustable while the front and side areas can be extended individually.

1x Tasmanian Tiger double M4 magazine pouch & 1x Tasmanian Tiger double pistol magazine pouch

As indicated by the name, these pouches each have two compartments in them to carry your M4 or pistol magazines in, providing you with plenty of room to store spare magazines for your battle.

1x Tasmanian Tiger dump pouch

This dump pouch can be fastened to your vest, allowing you to store used magazines and other utensils.

To give you an idea of the size, it is capable of storing 4 G 36 double magazines.

This can help to stop waste on the ground but from a tactical point of view, it prevents you dropping these items which might give your opponent clues to your location.

1x Tasmanian Tiger admin pouch

This comes with a number of pockets of different shapes and sizes to hold cards, documents and torches among other things.

The Best Airsoft Blogs to Read

Best Airsoft blogs other than ours!

Airsoft International Magazine

This blog, which takes articles from the Airsoft International Magazine for their website, is a good place to start for beginners or for people who want to learn about the world of Airsoft before they dive into it.

The blog gives a run-down of the different types of guns, rifles and gear available, the advantages of each one and it explains in great detail how these weapons work.

It is good for beginners as it offers plenty of guidance to help you tackle and understand the jargon surrounding Airsoft as well as the rules of owning Airsoft weapons.

Airsoft Society

While this blog writes about things that are commonplace to consider in Airsoft, it tackles some less obvious issues that will only become apparent if it happens to you.

They have articles dedicated to treating injuries and wounds although not all of it is relevant for UK players such as what happens if you come into contact with poison ivy but it is good to see the advice is out there for instances like that.

As well as publishing their own blog articles, the Airsoft Society website makes use of forums for Airsoft players, at any experience level, being able to ask for and receive advice from fellow players.

It is fitting therefore that the site should be referred to as a society as it is a blog that encourages people to share their experiences or give advice, creating an Airsoft community where people help one another out.

Black Rams Airsoft

This blog is unapologetically focussed on reviewing Airsoft guns in-depth rather than discussing Airsoft as a whole.

The common template for them is to take 3 AEG rifles and compare them.

It may require you to read other blogs first to gain an understanding of the different components of rifles as it doesn’t take time to explain the importance of the different features.

Everything about the rifle is discussed, from gearboxes and recoil to how realistic the rifle feels to hold in your hands. It is a good place if you can’t decide between rifles but you’ll have to make sure you know what they are talking about first.

Popular Airsoft

This blog brings together all aspects of Airsoft into one place. They offer detailed features on Airsoft issues while also keeping up to date with the latest Airsoft news as well as reviewing Airsoft weapons and tactical gear.

This blog also offers video demonstrations for a number of guns and rifles to showcase weapons and give the viewer an idea of the strength, size and range of a particular weapon.

While other blogs have a backlog of articles to make up for their lack of new articles, this blog is constantly updated with more news, reviews, features and videos so you can keep going back for more.

Airsoft and MilSim News Blog

Despite the news being in the name, this blog covers all things Airsoft as well. Gun reviews are detailed and are quite a long read but the information is broken up and presented well.

This blog can call on some important names to interview in the Airsoft world from tactical gear manufacturers to Airsoft Event managers, to provide the readers with information from an expert.

They also report on Airsoft events where new weapons and gear are presented and tested to give you a sneak peek at what to expect in the near future.

Femme Fatale Airsoft

This blog is unique for a couple of reasons.

Firstly it is a female-focused blog.

Secondly, it was founded by Kelly Hardwick who has a constant presence on the blog, it is rare to see such a personal touch for a blog like this.

Kelly lives and breathes Airsoft, running the blog while still taking part in skirmishes when she can and articles can be found where she discusses how she first fell in love with Airsoft.

This makes the site both informative and engaging.

Reviews of guns, gears and events make up the bulk of the blog’s content for those who know what they are after while there are also ‘How to’ articles to help less experienced Airsoft players along the way.

 

How to Maintain Tactical Gear & Clothing for Military Airsoft

It is important to provide maintenance for your tactical gear and clothing in Airsoft to ensure you get the most out of them.

 

With gear ranging from clothing to backpacks to slings, incorrect maintenance may mean you pay a heavy price to continue replacing your old, worn-out equipment.

With Airsoft being an outdoor activity, your gear and clothing may be exposed to all kind of elements from rain and snow to mud, dust and sand. Not cleaning your equipment following this can damage the material and start to create rips.

This kind of damage is also caused by salt which might not be apparent as part of the terrain but comes out in your sweat.

If this is untreated, your equipment will be damaged and it will begin to smell.

There are steps you can take to make the equipment last for a long time to fend off the effects of wear-and-tear for as long as possible.

Maintaining equipment

Cleaning

For Airsoft guns, you should simply use a damp cloth to clean the exterior while you can buy cleaning rods to clean the barrel of the gun.

A build-up of dirt in the barrel of guns can affect accuracy.

Keeping your boots intact is important for your comfort and safety of movement as well as preventing a smell.

If your boots are wet, muddy or both, the soles should be taken out and left to dry. Muddy boots should be cleaned with water after the physical chunks of dirt are brushed off. Similar a soft brush should be used to clean dirt off of any piece of clothing or tactical gear you have.

Failure to maintain boots will wear them out quickly, causing holes to appear. If you realise this too late, you may go through an Airsoft session where water and mud are seeping through your boots into your socks.

It might be common sense to clean dirt off your protective goggles in order for you to see but if these aren’t cleaned in the right way, scratches may be left on them and the material creating the added protection may be damaged.

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Loose dirt on goggles can be blown off rather than wiped or scrubbed off as this can ingrain the dirt and cause scratches to the goggles. This leaves the rest of the dirt to be cleaned simply by using water and your fingers to scrub off the remaining dirt.

Any use of cleaning liquids poses a risk of damaging the special protective material that makes up the goggles.

Frames should be cleaned with a small brush (avoiding the lenses) and lenses should be dried with a microfiber cloth to prevent any scratches appearing on the goggles.

You should clean Velcro pads to ensure it maintains its strong sticking ability whether it is keeping things concealed in a bag or keeping accessories attached to you.

To deal with loose threads, you should burn them rather than pull at them or try to cut them off as burning it will help to prevent the thread loosening further.

Washing

Airsoft clothing, like all clothing, goes in the washing machine to get the full cleaning effect. You should wash them at 30°C to avoid the patterns and colours fading quickly.

With camouflage being a key component of staying hidden amongst the terrain, it is important to maintain the patterns as long as possible.

Tactical gear such as slings, backpacks and belts can’t be washed in a washing machine, this will have to be done the old fashioned way with a pool of soapy water in a bath or bucket, washing off the soap with clean water and leaving it to dry in the sun.

Storage

You should ensure all your items are cleaned, washed and dried before you store them away. They should be hung up or stored upright in a way that it won’t fall over.

Following these steps can ensure your gear and clothing maintains its structure and its functionality for a long time providing you with long-lasting fresh and clean gear and clothing that won’t need constant replacing.

Where can I do Airsoft in the UK?

UK Airsoft

Airsoft is a popular sport where battles with fake weapons that feel realistic can take place without having to face the danger of a real battle.

Although the weapons are generally harmless, there are rules in regards to carrying these around.

Airsoft equipment should not be taken out into public. If you carry it with you, it must stay concealed in a bag, unloaded. This is because these guns, even though they are fake, can cause unnecessary worry to the public if spotted.

Two-tone guns (guns of more than one colour) are recommended if they are ever carried anywhere other than a skirmish zone as to make the gun imitation appear less real but it is still advised that you conceal them.

Any damage you cause to people not wearing protective equipment can be designated as common assault and items broken can be classified as criminal damage.

That is why there are designated areas where people can take part in Airsoft with other players referred to as skirmish sites.

These skirmish sites range from woodland sites to urban sites where players are free to roam around and fire their weapons at others in the knowledge that those people are part of the game too.

There are over 150 skirmish sites are set up across the UK where you can get involved in a simulated battle with others, using your Airsoft equipment in the process.

This saves you from having to organise your own get together and find suitable space to play in.

You can contact the owner of the site to join in or you can set up your own skirmish site to have a battle simulation among a group of people, usually taking place on a Sunday.

Costs

If you are simply a person interested in becoming an Airsoft player, the cost is non-existent to take part in Airsoft activities.

Some sites will allow you to buy or rent Airsoft equipment once you are there which, along with the cost of travel, is the only cost associated with Airsoft activities for players.

Buying and owning your own weapons and protective gear beforehand means that you have everything you need and won’t have to pay for them each time you play.

The only added cost comes if you want to upgrade your current equipment.

You can register with the United Kingdom Airsoft Retailers Association (UKARA) to become a registered player, requiring you to play three games on a UKARA registered game site over a two month period.

If you want to set up your own game site to run and have people join your group, there are a number of costs associated with bringing this to fruition.

You will need to reach an agreement with the owners of the land to rent or buy the site for yourself (even if the site appears abandoned), clean up the area and make it the layout you want.

Once all that is done, you will need to take out an Airsoft insurance to cover you for public liability so that those who take part in your activities are insured. The good news afterwards is that registration with UKARA is free.

How to begin with Airsoft

Making a start

Once you have your Airsoft weapon, you will probably be looking to join a skirmish site as soon as possible to start playing.

However, before you can go ahead with Airsoft games, there are several things you have to consider to ensure you are fully prepared when you arrive at a skirmish site ready to undertake Airsoft activities.

Face Protection

Body shots are generally harmless although close-range shots could make your body jump a little bit or leave small welts.

While chest protectors can be bought to give you added protection against the plastic pellets fired from Airsoft guns, they are not a necessity. However, face protection is.

It is important to protect your eyes as any object flying into an eye can be damaging, particularly considering the speed of the pellets as they are fired. Goggles can be purchased to protect your eyes from any possible damage.

Masks and helmets are also available to cover your eyes and give your entire face and head protection.

While pellets won’t cause major damage to the face, any small welts that appear on your face will be much more visible than on your arms and legs which should be considered when you return to the real world following Airsoft.Best airsoft guns 2018Transporting Your Airsoft Gun

If you are carrying your gun on public transport or in your car en route to a skirmish site, the gun will need to be concealed in a bag or any other object which keeps it out of public sight.

Having the gun out in the open, even in a car, could cause unnecessary worry for members of the public and the police may be needlessly called out.

Battery & Charger

When you’re in the heat of battle, the last thing you want is for your gun to run out of power.

That is why it is important to charge your battery beforehand and it is also helpful if you bring spare batteries along so that these can be switched in and out throughout the day.

We have a number of batteries and chargers to choose from so you can gain a sense of the limits of each battery to know how many shots you can fire before the battery runs out.

BB Pellets Ammo

You’ll need ammo for your gun. BB pellets are small metallic balls which are fired from your gun which acts as your bullets during the game.

BB pellets can be fit into any Airsoft gun although pellets of a certain weight are usually more suitable for one type of gun over another.

We have a number of BB pellet options for you to discover, allowing you to work out the most suitable pellets you need to fit into your gaming strategy.

Register as a player

You can register with the United Kingdom Airsoft Retailers Association (UKARA) for free to allow you to join in Airsoft games at skirmish sites.

You will be required to play three games on a UKARA registered game site over a two month period.

 

Safety

Is it dangerous?

Any object flying into your eye will hurt and cause damage to your eye but with the speed at which pellets are fired, there is an added danger to your eyes.

Goggles, helmets and masks all offer protection for your eyes which are at risk of damage if they are hit by a pellet.

In a skirmish site where everybody is wearing the correct protection, there is little danger caused by the firing of pellets itself.

Many sites will enforce the rule for all participants to wear suitable eye protection which eliminates the only danger which comes from the firing of bullets towards another person.

The main danger of Airsoft is the terrain.

Although sites will be cleaned up regularly and debris will be removed, the terrain itself might be difficult to navigate.

Hilly areas may be harder to traverse safely while muddy areas can lead to falls and slips.

The franticness of battles means a lot of the time, you may be on the run which also creates the potential for people to fall over so any injuries associated with falling can be applied to Airsoft.

Airsoft guns should not be used against any person in any other circumstance than as part of an Airsoft game.

Members of the public won’t be wearing anything to protect their eyes so shooting at them puts them at serious risks.

Guns must be concealed in a bag and unloaded so that the gun isn’t seen as a danger by any member of the public who spots it.

Carrying an Airsoft gun in public is a danger to yourself as police may become involved or you could even be tackled by someone who suspects you are carrying a real gun.

The speed of firing pellets is dangerous to small animals which can be killed by them. Animals should not be shot at with pellet guns under any circumstances as we know you know.

Does it hurt?

With the rate of speed at which pellets are fired from guns, you may be forgiven for thinking that the impact of it against your body would hurt.

Any pain you may feel when you are hit by a bullet is an instant sensation, like having a rubber band snapped back against your skin but the pain won’t linger.

Body shots are generally harmless although close-range shots could make your body jump a little bit or leave small welts.

Chest protectors can be bought and thick clothing can be worn to give you added protection against the plastic pellets fired from Airsoft guns.

Unlike paintball, you won’t leave the Airsoft game with bruises from the pellets. Close range shots onto unprotected skin can draw blood but won’t pierce the skin.

It is most likely that the pain you feel will be similar to the pain you might feel after exercising.

Running, climbing and jumping may play a huge part in your game so you may have some sore limbs afterwards and if any of these activities leads to you falling over, that may cause you a bit of pain too.

Airsoft as a hobby

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Airsoft is a sport

Airsoft is a sport where replica guns are used as weapons to fire pellets at other players in a simulated battle.

It is similar to paintballing in that the aim is to avoid being hit while shooting at other players.

These battles take place on skirmish sites, which range from woodland sites to urban sites, where players are free to roam around and fire their weapons at each other on a Sunday afternoon.

It began in Japan in the mid-1970s before reaching the UK and the US in the 1980s and it has continued to grow since then.

How popular is Airsoft

The fact that there are 150 skirmish sites registered across the UK with the number likely to increase is an indication of how popular Airsoft is.

On average, these sites can provide Airsoft activities for groups of 30-40 people each weekend, potentially meaning over 7,000 people could be playing on any given Sunday.

There are also skirmish sites in almost every European country so it is not just in Britain where there is a call for it.

This popularity is reflected by the vast number of sites which sell Airsoft weapons, accessories and protective gear. More.

Why is it popular?

Airsoft gives people a chance to experience the physical and tactical side of a battle without being put in any real danger.

As long as you have correct eye protection, Airsoft is pain-free particularly in comparison to paintballing which often leaves people with bruises afterwards. More.

There are so many battle scenarios and various terrains to play on to provide a unique experience each time you try out a new skirmish site.

FPS Chart usersBattle scenarios can range from capturing the flag to modern military battle operations.

Any scenario or environment that can be imagined can be applied much like in a video game allowing for an immersive experience.

The rising popularity of video games, tactical warfare games, in particular, is a factor in making Airsoft popular- the fact that it is like a video game in real life.

You get the chance to try and try again in Airsoft after you are shot by returning to a respawn point for you to join the battle once more.

Players enjoy the challenge of developing battle strategies, keeping their minds stimulated while they play.

This goes even deeper with the range of weapons and equipment you can purchase beforehand to fight in the style that suits you and your game plan.

Many video games that simulate battle are often played with and against other people which is the same for Airsoft which can be a social bonding activity for you and your friends and even with strangers too.

Unlike a video game, you are actually living in a constructed battle.

If you like video games, you might have been told to go out and enjoy the outside every now and again.

With Airsoft taking place outdoors, you can fulfil that requirement and keep yourself active at the same time with plenty of running require to avoid fire.

 

Airsoft safety

Safety

Is it dangerous?

Any object flying into your eye will hurt and cause damage to your eye but with the speed at which pellets are fired, there is an added danger to your eyes.

Goggles, helmets and masks all offer protection for your eyes which are at risk of damage if they are hit by a pellet.

In a skirmish site where everybody is wearing the correct protection, there is little danger caused by the firing of pellets itself.

Many sites will enforce the rule for all participants to wear suitable eye protection which eliminates the only danger which comes from the firing of bullets towards another person.

The main danger of Airsoft is the terrain.

Although sites will be cleaned up regularly and debris will be removed, the terrain itself might be difficult to navigate.

Hilly areas may be harder to traverse safely while muddy areas can lead to falls and slips.

The franticness of battles means a lot of the time, you may be on the run which also creates the potential for people to fall over so any injuries associated with falling can be applied to Airsoft.

Airsoft guns should not be used against any person in any other circumstance than as part of an Airsoft game.

Members of the public won’t be wearing anything to protect their eyes so shooting at them puts them at serious risks.

Guns must be concealed in a bag and unloaded so that the gun isn’t seen as a danger by any member of the public who spots it.

Carrying an Airsoft gun in public is a danger to yourself as police may become involved or you could even be tackled by someone who suspects you are carrying a real gun.

The speed of firing pellets is dangerous to small animals which can be killed by them. Animals should not be shot at with pellet guns under any circumstances as we know you know.

Does it hurt?

With the rate of speed at which pellets are fired from guns, you may be forgiven for thinking that the impact of it against your body would hurt.

Any pain you may feel when you are hit by a bullet is an instant sensation, like having a rubber band snapped back against your skin but the pain won’t linger.

Body shots are generally harmless although close-range shots could make your body jump a little bit or leave small welts.

Chest protectors can be bought and thick clothing can be worn to give you added protection against the plastic pellets fired from Airsoft guns.

Unlike paintball, you won’t leave the Airsoft game with bruises from the pellets. Close range shots onto unprotected skin can draw blood but won’t pierce the skin.

It is most likely that the pain you feel will be similar to the pain you might feel after exercising.

Running, climbing and jumping may play a huge part in your game so you may have some sore limbs afterwards and if any of these activities leads to you falling over, that may cause you a bit of pain too.

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Most popular Airsoft equipment of all time

From pistols and machine guns to rifles

From pistols and machine guns to rifles, there is a variety of Airsoft equipment to choose from depending on what kind of gun you want. Each gun category has a variety of choice so we have picked out the most popular of each for you to consider.

 

PISTOL: TOKYO MARUI – Desert Eagle .50AE (GBB)

Magazine Capacity – 27+1

Length – 270mm

Weight – 1160g

Framerate- 260 FPS

The Desert Eagle is a classic pistol- fans of warfare games will most likely recognise the name and its look is simple yet iconic. This pistol is light so it is easy to carry around, easy to grip for aiming and it’s good for running and shooting at the same time.

It has a great range due to an adjustable hop-up allowing you to put some backspin on your shots, reaching targets accurately up to 100ft with a blowback effect to simulate the impact of firing a real gun.

ASSAULT RIFLE: Wingun co2 m44 Mosin Nagant with bayonet

Magazine capacity- 12 Round Removable Magazine

Length- 1023mm, 1340mm w/ Bayonet Deployed

Weight- 3724g

Framerate- 480FPS

For less subtle options, you might consider this assault rifle. Being an exact replica of the 1944 model, this rifle really looks the part with the imitated wood colour and texture design.

It is a rifle that is useful for both short range and long range skirmishes with an adjustable rear sight to ensure high-precision accuracy.

If that wasn’t enough, it even comes with its own affixed folding metal bayonet if you end up getting into close range combat with an opponent.

 

SNIPER RIFLE: JG VSR / bar10 G-Spec with scope

Magazine capacity- 28 round

Length- 860mm

Weight- 2200g

Framerate- 400FPS

For those who like to pick off their targets from a distance, this is the best all-round sniper rifle to use.

Given the look and size of the rifle, it is surprisingly lightweight and provides pinpoint accuracy while aiming up to nearly 200 feet away, aided by an adjustable hop-up.

The rifle is fully upgradeable to make it an even more efficient and effective rifle capable of long-range combat with accurate results- nobody will be able to see it coming.

 

SUBMACHINE GUN: ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 – B.E.T. carbine, M95 version

Magazine capacity- 75 rounds

Length- 815mm

Weight- 2450g

Framerate- 312FPS

Most guns provide and encourage accurate shooting but the thrill of submachine guns like the Scorpion is the rapid fire of bullets against your opponents in a skirmish. The gun allows you to change the velocity easily so you can determine for yourself how fast the pellets shoot out.

That isn’t to say the Scorpion doesn’t provide accuracy though as it comes with front and rear sights to make for a more accurate shot.

This version of the Scorpion is designed to not only look like the real thing, but it is also made to feel like the real thing in weight and function thanks to a full-metal internal system.

It is open to customisation to increase the spray of bullets coming from your submachine gun making it an even more potent choice of weapon.

 

SHOTGUN:  Bison 870 Pump Action Tri Shotgun (Black – 402C)

Length- 880 mm

Weight- 1770g

Given the need for a much closer range than other guns, shotguns are the least subtle of all. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t look stylish and give you a real feel for what it is like to hold one.  With this Tri Shotgun, you can shoot 3 BBs at a time with great force to those nearby.

The pump action is reminiscent of many action movies where a hero reloads his shotgun simply by pushing the pump, making a satisfying clicking noise in the process. A Rubberised butt pad and pistol grip make it easy to grip and to hold for long periods of time.

 

Top 5 Unbeatable tips to improve your airsoft skills

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“Before you enter the battlefield, it’s a good idea to get in some really good training.”

Whether you are a beginner or far more experienced, every airsoft player can improve their skillset on the battlefield.

Remember these vital tips and apply them to your next skirmish and you will see an improvement in your focus, accuracy and general performance next time you’re in a cross-fire.

 

1)  Practice makes perfect

You are only as good as the time you put into the game. Regularly attending airsoft games where you live or further afield forces you to think like a soldier. When you have the right mindset, know your gun and the battlefield inside out, you will begin to predict your opponents’ next move.

There are many airsoft sites throughout the U.K. The most popular locations to become a better airsoft player can be found here

 

2)  Practice Improve your accuracy

The more you play with your chosen gun the more accurate you will become. However, you should do the following to improve your overall accuracy and rate of fire.

  • Know your gun – In combat it is best to utilise your gun’s sights and steer away from using hip fire on your automatic weapon as this will lead to inaccuracies and empty mags.
  • Hold your gun correctly – Using a stock (placed on your shoulder) will help you to control your aim. With the stock pressed against your shoulder, use your weaker hand to hold the gun whistle your stronger hand presses the trigger. If you can master gripping your gun you will eliminate your opponents’ before they shoot you.

3) Defence Oriented and Offense Oriented. Be more Tactical

Airsoft is fundamentally a tactical sport so it is important that you start to understand how the game works. When you are comfortable with this, you will automatically be able to think carefully about how you can best perform in each skirmish.

Rather than try harder to think smarter. This approach will make you one step ahead of your opponents’ and earn you the win your team deserves.

4) Don’t buy cheap guns

You get what you pay for! Don’t break the bank but also don’t buy the cheapest weapons either. Airsoft gun range.  The Ares Amoeba Honey Badger AM-013 is a good starter assault rifle and with this, you will be able to hit something. But it is £200! If you are new then perhaps a less expensive option is a good pistol, they start at £80.

 

5) Join a local team

Find a local airsoft team, or try with your friends. The more you do it, the better you will become.  Learn from others, look at their weapons and see what is good for your set up.

If you feel up to it let someone empty a magazine on you just to see what it feels like and see the different rates of fire and clip load, it will make it all more fun on the day. It does not really hurt and it will make you bolder as a soldier.

 

AND REMEMBER Never surrender

Remember, the more you play at Airsoft, the better you will be. Don’t be down on yourself if you can’t seem to win. Ask fellow players for help and advice; what new tactics can I use, should I be more offensive, should I be a sniper? Just keep trying, be safe and have fun.

By following these three sure-fire tips, you will quickly be able to improve your skill set and ultimately become a better airsoft player.

 

 

How to get ready for your first airsoft skirmish

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Ultimate Airsoft

Airsoft is an immersive tactical experience which uses plastic pellets which are used in the guns. Preparing for your first airsoft skirmish can be very exciting. Airsoft places realism at its core so you can immerse yourself in on the battlefield playing like your favourite Black Ops character.

Ultimate Recreation | Great for everyone

Airsoft battles are hosted throughout the UK. Depending on how invested your team is, you can dress in complete combat gear or go for a more relaxed look.

Lots of locations and venues

Ultimate Recreation in London stage and provide everything for paintball and airsoft battles see their Bunker 51. Or there are other venues like http://www.combatairsoft.co.uk/

How does an airsoft skirmish work?

 You will most likely play a simple game of team deathmatch. This consists of both teams trying to eliminate all of the other team’s players.

It is a good idea to first familiarise yourself with how a game of airsoft takes place on the battlefield. You will be split into teams where you will have to understand the rules. Once you know the rules, you need to follow them in order to not be disqualified.

  • No friendly fire! It may seem obvious but you cannot shoot your teammates.
  • No headshots: For safety reasons, you will need to avoid aiming for the head.
  • Admit a hit: when you are hit by the opposition, you need to be honest
  • 10ft safety zone: You cannot shoot within this length as it is extremely dangerous.

The roles of Airsoft battles

Your first team deathmatch will result in a success if you work as a team. Start by allocating what role you each would like to take on in battlefield such as:

  • Runner: This is not for the faint-hearted. It is the most skilled, and arguably the hardest, role in the skirmish. The purpose of a runner is to survive the entire course without getting hit once.
  • Solider: General duties applied to a soldier surround eliminating the opposition.
  • Protector: Your purpose is to protect your team so you will be heavily armed.

Above all, communication with your team will result in a proud win. Remember, your first airsoft skirmish will be a lot to process but ultimately, it should be fun!

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King Arms Rifle Grades:

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Enjoy the highest capacity of price values with high-performance gearbox & full metal construction.

Main Material: Zinc Alloy / Nylon Fibre

Elite: A Semi – Professional airsoft build with the latest airsoft technology and full features, Outstanding performance and exceptional quality! Unstoppable momentum once you get your hand on the grip!

Main Material: CNC 6065 Aluminium alloy / Steel / Nylon Fibre

 

Airsoft Christmas Ideas 2018

Airsoft Christmas Ideas 2018

It’s Christmas once again, so it’s time to share some amazing Christmas present ideas for the people in your life that love all things airsoft.

Christmas is the perfect time of year to fill your stocking with all those little extras. From BBs and other consumables, to handy bits of kit like scopes, molle and bandanas. It isn’t all about the guns you know!

But if a new airsoft gun is on the top of your list, we have a great range of high quality airsoft guns available throughout the festive period. Read more

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