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  • 5 Tips for Playing Airsoft Safely in Summer

    Man stood with airsoft shotgun in field during summer

    With summer and the warmer weather apparently on its way (we had no clue either?!), we thought it would be a good time to look at some general tips about playing airsoft in higher temperatures. Continue reading

  • A Popular Pastime: The History of Camping

    A lit-up tent under the stars.

    Camping is an activity that has been around for many centuries. For many, tent-like structures were homes, where people lived off the land and surrounded themselves by nature. As civilisation developed, camping was reserved for military uses.

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  • Could A New Submachine Gun Be in The Works for The U.S. Army?

    U.S. Soldiers using a Thompson Submachine gun in WWII.

    In a move that is seen as quite surprising by many, the U.S. Army seems to be searching for some ideas for a new submachine gun; we’re hoping this means an airsoft gun version will be here at some point in the future as well! Continue reading

  • Which Action Hero Would You Have in your Airsoft Team?

    Team members crouching behind cover with airsoft guns

    There is a plethora of action heroes that have been brought to us from films, books and video games who complete awe-inspiring feats and somehow come out of it unscathed. This got us thinking; if we could have any action hero standing next to us at our next skirmish, loaded to the gills with airsoft guns, who would we choose?

    With this in mind, we looked at a number of characters from over the years and contemplated their pros and cons to decide whether they would make a good teammate; which hero would you choose?

    Note – the action heroes we have picked here are all “normal” people – i.e. no superpowers! Continue reading

  • Our Favourite Airsoft Players

    Sniper in the grass who is equipped with airsoft guns.

    If you have been playing airsoft for a while, you will probably have an airsoft player that you look up to. Here at Surplus Store, we follow a number of incredible airsoft superstars and these players have perfected their skill over the years to become experts in their field and are well-known throughout the community. Continue reading

  • A Beginners Guide: 5 Real Life Tactics You Can Apply to Your Airsoft Game

    Airsoft players waiting and holding their air guns.

    As airsoft evolves, many avid players like to incorporate realism into their gameplay. Many players enjoy acting out scenarios, as this can make the gameplay much more interesting as well as fun!

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  • Could Battlefield Railguns Be Coming Soon?

    A railgun in action on a Navy vessel.

    Advances in military technology are forever happening, with dedicated research and development sections constantly working on new ways to give their forces the edge in warfare. Now, it seems as if the U.S. Army is pushing forward for battlefield railguns, hoping to be the first country to be equipped with these powerful weapons. Continue reading

  • The Benefits of Owning a Pocket Knife

    Swiss Army knife on wooden table.

    For centuries, men have owned pocket knives. Its origins stem back to the first century Romans, utilised by soldiers and explorers. The ultimate portable accompanying tools, the pocket knife was a useful instrument for men who were essentially always on the go, and this time-old tool still has many useful applications to modern-day. We take a look at some of the reasons why a pocket knife (particularly the Swiss Army knife) is a great thing to own and some of the things a pocket knife can do:

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  • The Remarkable Story of Popski’s Private Army: Part Two

    PPA soldiers in a jeep

    Following on from part one of the story of Popski’s Private Army – which you can read here - we bring you the second part below:

    PPA in Action

    Shortly after the forming of Popski’s Private Army, events started to proceed very quickly indeed. The German and Italian forces were removed from Egypt and Libya shortly after PPA’s formation which led to focus being on breaking Erwin Rommel’s defence at the Mareth Line. Continue reading

  • The Remarkable Story of Popski’s Private Army: Part One

    Vladimir Peniakoff, aka Popski.

    After we’d finished our piece on the near-invincible characters from history (which you can read here if you missed it the first time around), Tech Dan noted that it reminded him of the story his old man had told him about Popski’s Private Army.

    The name rang some bells, so we decided to delve deeper into the story of Vladimir Peniakoff and the role he played in World War II for the British Army. Now, with a name like Vladimir and us talking about the British Army, you might be a tad confused, so read on as we have outlined his incredible tale below, and let us tell you, he is indeed a guy you’d want on your side at a skirmish... Continue reading

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