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August 2017

  1. The Best Spy Gadgets from Kingsman

    Shot from Kingsman: The Secret Service The sequel to the spy action-comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service is due for release next month. The surprise hit, based on the comic of the same name, made many references to old spy film classics, such as early Bond films, particularly with the many gadgets and inventive weapons. Continue reading →
  2. Can a Nail Gun Really Be Used Like a Gun?

    Mr Larson with a nail in his head from Happy Gilmore. Now we all know that Hollywood likes to stretch the truth on the Silver Screen. Cars exploding from a single bullet, one man fighting off hundreds in hand-to-hand combat and Tom Cruise appearing to be well over six feet tall… But one myth that got us thinking was the use of a nail gun as a deadly weapon. Films such as ‘The Equalizer’ and ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ utilise the DIY tool for more sinister purposes than fixing the decking… There’s even that scene in ‘Happy Gilmore’ with Richard Kiel’s character being on the receiving end of a nail; but could any of it actually happen? Continue reading →
  3. WWI Stories: How Eight British Soldiers Survived for 72 Hours Trapped in No Man’s Land

    A Mark IV tank with the unditching beam exposed. An incredible story of a WWI tank crew stranded in No Man’s Land while taking heavy damage has been revealed in detail, 100 years after the events took place. Eight British soldiers survived for three days inside, enduring heavy artillery, machine gun fire, snipers and grenades inside one of the British Mark IV tanks. The tank in question was named “Fray Bentos” after the canned meat, which the family of the commander, Donald Richardson, sold back home. Continue reading →
  4. The History Behind Game of Thrones’ Anti Dragon Weapon

    Bronn using the Scorpion to try and take down a dragon. If you are not up to date with Game of Thrones series seven, turn away now, there will be dark spoilers ahead… Continue reading →
  5. A Closer Look At G&G Armament Airsoft Guns

    G&G airsoft rifle available at Surplus Store For several years, G&G (Guay & Guay) Armament has been designing and manufacturing tactical equipment in Taiwan, and with this experience, they can provide quality controlled airsoft guns globally. G&G was founded in 1986 in Taipei, Taiwan and from the beginning, they dealt with airsoft guns, action figures and law enforcement equipment, and today still show that level of knowledge and expertise in airsoft guns. Continue reading →
  6. Choosing your secondary weapon in airsoft

    A selection of airsoft guns With such a massive range of airsoft guns out there, it can be difficult to know which is the best to choose for your secondary weapon. With this in mind, we have taken a look at a few things you might wish to consider when it comes to choosing your sidearm. Continue reading →
  7. U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun Is Getting Upgrades

    The landlocked electromagnetic railgun in use The U.S. Navy’s experimental railgun is getting upgrades to make it fire more powerful shots at a faster rate. This is just one of the many upgrades and changes that have been made to the landlocked railgun in the last year. The damage a railgun can cause is unimaginable next to an air rifle, but don’t let that put you off getting your hands on some of the best air rifles made that Surplus Store stock! Continue reading →

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