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Barrel riflingPeople that don’t know a huge amount about guns might not realise that a barrel’s rifling goes far beyond some grooves down the barrel. Some people might not even understand what rifling is or what it does! Here’s a quick little guide to help you understand everything about barrel rifling that you could ever need to know.

maxresdefaultThe hop up in your airsoft gun is one of the most important parts when it comes to accuracy and range. In simplified terms, it applies backspin to your BB and causes ‘lift’ to carry your BB further.

However, the traditional airsoft hop-up is not the absolute best way to impart that back spin onto a BB and multiple different methods have been developed to try and produce better results.

Different hop-up types include Flat Nubs, H Buckings, M Nubs etc however, very few of them produce results as reliable and as impressive as the renowned ‘R-Hop’.

summer airsoftingFollowing our blog on “Tips for Airsofting In Winter”, we thought it’s probably a good idea to cover some of the essential points for airsofting in summer!

Now, the greatest British summer is a bit of an oxymoron, but we’re going to pretend that we at least get a little bit of nice weather. This way, it’s applicable to you players of the airsoft world that are blessed with the finer summer weather.

14288575405 0f1740eecd bAs a person that’s aware of airsoft, you’re probably aware of how most airsofters measure the ‘power’ of their guns. If so, you can probably skip ahead a bit. However, if you’re not one of the initiated, here’s a quick catch up.

Airsoft is a sport that is, in the simplest of terms, played with high powered BB guns, in a similar manner to paintball. As you might expect, the speed at which we fling these BBs at each other is carefully regulated to ensure that no one is hurting anyone unnecessarily. Typically, the maximum limit for full-auto capable airsoft guns is 350fps (although it varies from site to site).

SPR john H MillerAirsofters love to replicate some of their favourite games in their real life kit. In our ‘Kit List’ series, we look at the gear and kit that goes into doing an accurate impression of some of your favourite TV, Film and Video Game characters.

This month we’re looking at Saving Private Ryan’s Captain John H. Miller, 2nd Ranger Battalion, US Army. This loadout was voted for by fans on our facebook page, follow us to vote on the next one.

GasRoutersOne of the most important things to an airsofter using a gas gun is gas efficiency. That is, ensuring that the gun uses the least possible gas to operate at the desired muzzle velocity. This then results in more shots per magazine, less time spent re-loading gas, less wasted money.

In this article, we’re going to show you a number of different techniques to improving the gas efficiency of your gas guns.

Soldier from A Company 1 Royal Anglian Firing an SA80 Rifle on a Range in Afghanistan MOD - Credit: Cpl Paul Morrison RLC/MODAt its absolute best, the UK military is one of the most up-to-date, top-of-the-line militaries in the world. Ignoring issues such as underfunding and equipment shortages, when our military is fully equipped as it should be, they’re able to outmatch and outgun the vast majority of opposing forces.

In this post, we show you some of the UK Armed Forces’ essential bits of equipment.

320px-Cricket UmpireAirsoft is a sport unlike any other. No other sport can compare in the huge variation of types of gameplay, weather, terrain, people or tactics that you find in the game field. There’s no sport out there that brings together so many different elements and variation.

However, this doesn’t mean that there’s nothing that airsoft can learn from other sports. Here are 3 lessons that airsofters (and airsoft) could learn from other sports in order to “improve”.

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The ghillie suit was originally developed by Scottish game keepers as a portable hunting blind. The camouflage was first used for military applications by the British army during the Second Boer War (1899). 

The term ghillie refers to Scottish folklore tale, Ghillie Dhu, a solitary nature fairy clothed in leaves and moss.

Are they worth it for airsoft use?

FX 9 38 cartridgesSince the invention of fire arms in the 1300s, there has been a steady and required need to tirelessly train with their use. Firearms have always been tricky to get to grips with as a first time user, so repeated drills and exercises are used to develop muscle memory. Developing a solid muscle memory and instinct for safe firearm use is the only way to operate efficiently in the field, without adrenaline and fear causing you to lock up or forget where the trigger is.

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