The L85 has been a standard issue rifle for the British Army since 1987. It’s not a secret to anyone who served during that time and with that rifle, that it was not the easiest rifle to get along with.
It had a number of serious design failings that made it unreliable when used in the field. The L85 had enough problems that it warrants its own section titled “Design Flaws” on its Wikipedia page.
If you’re not a “fair weather” shooter and you’re out in the rain, snow and bitter cold this winter. It’s important that you know how to care for your beloved firearms. The cold that comes during the winter brings with it opportunity for your firearms to malfunction and degrade in just a few short months. Here are some key tips to protect your firearms during cold periods.
Whilst it doesn’t just happen during the winter months, you might be noticing it more. The fogging of your glasses and goggles can cause a serious problem during your shooting activities. Here’s what you can do about it.
Airsofters throw around the term “trigger response” all the time, but if you’re new to the sport, you might not know what it actually means. So, here’s everything you need to know about trigger response in airsoft.
Trigger response, in the simplest terms, is the time between pulling the trigger and a BB leaving the barrel. As you might expect, for the best performing airsoft gun, the shortest or fastest trigger response is preferred.
So, you’ve reached the point in your airsoft career where you want to investigate using a radio system. Maybe you’ve got a squad that needs to communicate over long distances, or maybe you’re a solo player looking to get more involved.
Gas airsoft guns are, what can only politely be described as, awful during the winter months. When the temperature drops, so does their performance and reliability. It’s just a simple fact of how airsoft meets physics.
Airsoft is a huge sport, there’s so many different things to learn, read about and understand. It’s not always possible to start off at the best point. Often, you end up learning a lot about what you should have and shouldn’t have done, way to late.
So, we spoke to some veteran airsofters and found out exactly what they wish they knew when they started the sport!
There are plenty of “pre-airsoft” check lists out there. They’re full of everything you might need to remember to take to a game, things you need to do, all the things you might need to charge, etcetera.
But what about after airsoft? It’s so easy to forget to do something after a game and, just a few days later, you could regret it. Here’s our comprehensive list of all the things you should think about doing when you come back from a long hard day at airsoft, in no particular order.
In the UK and similarly colder climates, we’re often torn between the use of CO2 in our airsoft weapons and using Green Gas. Assume that, for this entire article, when we mention “green gas”, we’re also talking about other similar gas, such as red and duster, for example.
In the UK, we have a problem with temperature. The summers can be rather warm if we’re lucky and the winters can be quite cold if we’re not. The question of whether you can use CO2 instead of Green Gas comes when people are trying desperately to get the most out of their airsoft guns during the colder months.
What people find as the best gear for them in the CQB setting, might not be best for them in a woodland setting. It may be best for them, but not for their buddy. The best advice we can give you with kit is to start with a foundation, and slowly build it from there.