Our recent blog about the changes to the UK’s airsoft laws (link to ‘everything players need to know’ blog), we covered everything that players need to know about the new laws. Whilst it’s important that retailers know this (we suggest you go read it now if you haven’t), there’s a couple of things that we haven’t mentioned that retailers should be specifically aware of.
The act outlines some important changes to the way that airsoft weapons are classified under the eyes of the law and, as such, it’s very important that airsofters understand these changes to remain safe and legal.
There are two primary forms of night vision. Both forms work on a similar principle, they simply target different parts of the ‘light spectrum’, one type focuses on light in the visible spectrum (mostly) and the other focuses on the invisible spectrum (Thermal).
However, for this blog we’re going to focus on what most would call ‘night vision’, i.e. image enhancement.
Standard ammunition is designed to penetrate the target, causing internal damage designed to be fatal. However, non-lethal ammunition is designed to impart its kinetic energy onto the target, causing blunt force trauma.
The idea of non-lethal ammunition is to neutralise a threat to personnel and public without lethal force, which can escalate situations rather than deescalate.
This series of blogs takes your favourite characters from video games, films television (or real life) and outline all of the gear and kit that they use.This month, we’re looking at the Warner Bothers picture “American Sniper” and its main character, Chris Kyle.
This loadout was voted for by you on our Facebook.
People 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.
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’.
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.
As 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).
Airsofters 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.