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May 2018

  1. Our How-To Guide for Becoming an Airsoft Sniper

    An airsoft sniper stood amongst the treetops An airsoft sniper is probably one of the most coveted roles in the world of airsoft. There seems to be a certain air of mystery surrounding these individuals when they are spotted (or not if they’re good!) at skirmishes. Continue reading →
  2. 3 of Oldest Weapons Still Used by the American Military

    Gunner manning an M2 Browning on a vehicle It seems to be every day that the United States military is updating something in their arsenal, which is hardly surprising seeing as their defence budget is somewhere in the region of $600 billion! But whereas they seem to be tinkering with a lot of their kit, it seems that they’re just as happy to stick with the old. Some of the stuff hasn’t been replaced because it still works really well, while others have attempted to be replaced but those attempts have failed miserably. With this in mind, we’ve looked at three such examples of old tech that is still very much at the forefront of the American military, one of which dates back to World War I! Continue reading →
  3. Rifle Mounted PEARL System Can Locate Source of Enemy Gunfire

    Military personnel emerging from smoke. In today’s edition of “I wish I could have that fitted to my airsoft guns because it’s super awesome”, we have the PEARL; a small, portable system that can be attached to firearms to tell the user where hostile gunfire is coming from. Continue reading →
  4. The Skills You Need to Become a Spy

    A spy looks through binoculars. Perhaps the coolest job in the world, it is not surprising that many of us growing up wanted to be like James Bond, Britain’s most famous fictional spy. Looking into the world of Bond and other classic characters, the role of a spy is definitely something which is glamorised, and, of course, made to look so easy! It’s rare that we actually get an insight into the real-life world of spies (probably because the job calls for secrecy), and it got us thinking; what does it take to become a spy? Continue reading →
  5. The Best Airsoft Sites in the Midlands

      Player holding some airsoft guns and walking in a field. The airsoft community is a great place to pick up tips as well as any recommendations, so that is why we have decided to carry on our airsoft site series, as we want to help players get the very most from their hobby. There are so many great airsoft sites which can be found up and down the country, all of which bring their own style and gameplay to the table. Continue reading →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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. Continue reading →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →

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