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  • An Insight into Biodegradable Airsoft BBs

    Person wearing military clothes in wooded area

    As a sport that relies heavily on remaining in players’ and non-players’ good books, the airsoft community is one that is constantly looking to keep up with modern times. Unlike hugely popular sports such as football or rugby, airsoft is very much its own boss (other than legal legislation, of course), meaning that we can all play a part in bending and shaping the sport to best suit the players. Due to the nature of the sport, rules are adjustable to suit certain scenarios and can differ from site to site. As part of ‘being our own bosses’, it’s important that we take external factors seriously, such as legal and environmental considerations.

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  • The Rules of War

    Soldiers firing guns

    It has long been humans natural instinct to solve conflict with violence. And unfortunately, that conflict isn’t always a true threat. That being said, since the beginning, others have desperately tried to limit the damage and hurt war inflicts, and it was with this humanitarian spirit that the Geneva Convention was created. Continue reading

  • Military Heroes: Vasily Zaitsev

    Vasily Zaitsev

    In our third instalment of our military heroes series, we travel to Russia to explore the life of Vasily Zaitsev. Along with the UK, the US, France and China, the Soviet Union were the final nation to make up the Allied Forces during WWII. Vasily fought for the Soviet Union from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945, leaving an immeasurable impact and legacy.

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  • The Story Behind the U.S Navy’s Ice Cream Barge

    US Navy in White Uniform

    During a war, the smallest of margins can make the biggest of differences. Having the edge over the enemy forces, no matter how small or insignificant it may be, can turn the tide of a battle. The coordinated efforts of those in the U.S to effectively manage and distribute rations to soldiers played a vital role in the allied troops’ success in World War II.

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  • A Brief History of the Uzi Submachine Gun

    Person firing uzi machine gun

    Whether you’re into military history, a dedicated video game player or an airsoft skirmisher, chances are you will have come across the Uzi on more than one occasion. It is an iconic gun that has played its part in military history while simultaneously being a part of popular culture. In this article, we take a look into the history of this famed firearm.

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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Filming Airsoft Gameplay

    Airsoft Gun with scope camera attached

    It feels like the airsoft community has never been bigger, with more and more people picking up their gear and heading out to shoot up their buddies with plastic BBs. There are numerous reasons the community continues to grow, with people getting their friends involved, exhibitions and event days growing in size and scale, and technology helping to make airsoft accessible for various ages and abilities. However, perhaps one of the greatest drivers of growth is YouTube.

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  • The Best Clothing for Airsoft in Summer

    Man with airsoft gun in field

    There are few things better in the summer than rounding up your buddies and heading to the field for a day of airsoft. With the warm weather, the memories of heavy rain, cold wind and icy feet seem to fade away. However, it’s important to remember that skirmishing during the summer isn’t always a sunny day experience, as it too brings its own series of challenges. We’ve covered on the blog before the various considerations that you need to be aware of when heading to the airsoft field in the summer, so in this article, we’ll be zeroing in on choosing the right clothing, from head to toe.

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  • Military Heroes: Sir Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill in a car

    In the second instalment of our Military Heroes series, we take a look at the life of Sir Winston Churchill. Although Churchill had been deployed to countries across the world, including Belgium, Sudan, Cuba and India, both serving on the front line and observing as a journalist, this is not what he is most commonly known for. Instead, he is famed for his heroic speeches and brave decisions as Prime Minister during WWII. In this article, we take a look at his early life and the road that led him to become one of the UK’s most renowned war time heroes.

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  • Best Action Cameras for Airsoft

    Airsoft kit.

    The meteoric rise in the popularity of sharing airsoft gameplay footage via video sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook has led to many more people recording their days on the field. Whether they run a scope cam, first-person camera or both, we are seeing a significant rise in people filming their airsoft experiences. Although there are arguments for and against the use of cameras in airsoft, something we’ll touch on in a future blog post, there’s no denying that we’ve all marvelled at some of the epic sniper shots that have been caught on film. If you’re planning to start recording your airsoft gameplay or want to upgrade your current filming setup, then read on to see what we recommend for getting the best quality footage.

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  • Do 3D Printed Weapons Pose a Threat?

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    In 2013, news channels across the world starting to take notice of Cody Wilson, the owner of Defence Distributed, US-based company responsible for the first 3D printed gun. The gun was titled ‘The Liberator’ and the designs were made available to download for free from the internet. Six years have passed since and we take a look at how 3D printing has evolved, and whether 3D printed firearms pose a viable threat.

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