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Monthly Archives: January 2018

  • New Finance Options Available at Surplus Store

    Airsoft gun

    We are pleased to announce that we have a new finance option available for many of our products here at Surplus Store. Finance is a great way to spread the cost of your purchase over a period of time, so if there’s some airsoft guns or air rifles that take your fancy but you’re not looking to pay it all upfront, then it could be a good option for you. Continue reading

  • What to Do in The Case of a Nuclear Emergency

    A mushroom cloud from a nuclear explosion

    The news of the Doomsday Clock moving to two minutes to midnight due to the “threat” of nuclear war is one that has tongues wagging. For those of you who aren’t aware, the Doomsday Clock, which has been around since 1947, represents how close we are to the end of the world from a man-made catastrophe.

    With the recent false alarm in Hawaii and the fact that Donald Trump is in power of one of the most powerful countries in the world, people are seriously starting to brush up on their survival skills and assess what they need to do should the worst happen. Continue reading

  • How & Why Would You Silence an Air Rifle?

    Air rifle which can be used with a silencer

    You may think it odd to silence an air rifle, as there is no explosion when the trigger is pulled, which means you do not get the loud bang that is associated with traditional firearms. This may leave you asking if there is any point in having your air rifles equipped with a silencer or moderated in some way to quieten the bang? But for some people, the quieter the shot the better. Whatever your reasons may be for wanting to silence your air rifle, we have put together a guide below for how to do it properly and looked at the whys in a bit more detail.

    Continue reading

  • Will There Be Shooting Events at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

    Close up of Commonwealth Games athlete shooting air rifle

    Birmingham’s successful bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 has been marred by reports that there will no shooting at the Games for the first time in over 50 years.

    It is being reported that the shooting sports will be excluded due to the lack of a suitable venue. This means there will be no Trap, air pistol or air rifle events for the first time since 1970. Continue reading

  • Elon Musk Transforms Airsoft Rifle into a Flamethrower!

    The modified airsoft rifle made by Elon Musk

    Elon Musk, the CEO of the Tesla Company, seems like a bloke who just loves his job. From trying to save the planet with his work in electric cars and batteries to trying to colonise Mars, he has his fingers in many pies.

    But we didn’t expect one of those pies to be a flamethrower invention! Back in December 2017, ol’ Musky joked that after selling 50,000 Boring Company (his tunnelling start-up) hats, the company would start offering flamethrowers. Continue reading

  • How Military Camouflage Has Evolved Over Time: Part Two

    Soldiers wearing CADPAT camo

    Continuing from the first part of our camouflage history, we have looked at some of the modern variations. The modern designs tend to have one big difference from their predecessors, which is the inclusion of computer programs to create the patterns, whereas older designs were often created from hand-drawn designs. Here are some examples of modern camouflage designs:  Continue reading

  • How Military Camouflage Has Evolved Over Time: Part One

    Military camouflage clothing has evolved a lot over the years, from variations that are designed to make you blend in with the natural environment to those that were intended to distract. With this in mind, this is the first of two parts looking at how military camouflage has evolved throughout history: Continue reading

  • Three Unsolved Mysteries of WWII

    As one of the biggest events in history, World War II had a great impact on shaping our world as it is today. Items such as air rifles saw a great boom in production during WWII due to restrictions placed on weapon manufacturing placed by the Allies. Events like these can be explained using simple logic.

    But what of the many unsolved mysteries and odd rumours of World War II that still leave historians and scientists baffled? For starters, the Nazi’s were supposedly involved in occult research, which has acted as the inspiration for many films, games and comic books over the years (such as Hellboy and Indiana Jones).

    But what other stories from WWII are still questioned to this day? We have taken a look at three examples below: Continue reading

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