IWA is an exhibition held in Nuremberg, Germany for high performance target sports, nature activities and shooting companies to exhibit their latest products and news. IWA began in 1973 with just 100 exhibitors and has now expanded into a world-leading trade fair for hunting, shooting sports, equipment for outdoor activities, and for civilian and official security applications. In 2016, IWA featured 1,455 exhibitors and over 45,500 trade visitors from 114 different countries and continues to grow every year.
MilSim stands for Military Simulation and is a kind of airsofting that takes our sport onto the next level of realism. Players are kept to strict rules with regards to their kit, weapons and ammo, are often regimented exactly as they would be in the military, and play through day and night operations.
There’s absolutely no reason to get mad about it, but we do because the difference is just so simple to understand the mistake shouldn’t have been made in the first place.
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, winter is upon us and this can stop even the hardiest of airsofters from braving the cold on a Sunday morning. This means that during the winter, the sport can grind to a halt and there’s few players out there.
To you guys who get out there and continue enjoying the sport, we’ve put together a handful of tips that go beyond ‘wrap up warm’ and should get you out there playing even on the coldest of days (or nights).
Warfare is constantly evolving, always changing into new battlefields or types of combat. Sometimes the evolution is caused by the invention of new technology and weaponry, sometimes changes in war force innovations in weaponry.
In this post, we’re going to look at some of the most innovative, unusual and weird weaponry that has ever been invented.
Drones have been used by the military across the world since as early as the 1930s. In the 1940s, they were traditional aircraft fitted with radio equipment to allow them to be flown remotely. These early ‘drones’ – or more accurately unmanned aerial vehicles – Started use as target practice for the UK air force and Navy.
Before automatic firearms were introduced, forces used firearms such as muskets and flintlocks which required a lengthy re-load process before being able to fire another round. This would leave soldiers vulnerable to attack as they reloaded, having to rely on traditional weaponry (swords, knifes, bayonets) in combat, or staggering their shots in volleys.
How has automatic fire changed war?
It’s been three months since my first taste of combat.
Three months since the bullets started flying and the forests of West Dorset echoed with the cries of the dying.
Whilst conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have held the attention of the media, the British army is active in a number of different...