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Air Pistol

  • Choosing the Right Air Pistol for Pest Control

    Pest Control with a Handgun

    With summer pretty much upon us, we are entering the prime season for pests. For people that own large areas of land and that need to keep pests under control, air pistols can be a valuable investment for both effectively and humanely managing the problem. Although we always recommend using the highest power air weapon possible (it’s not just a numbers thing, rifles are more accurate over longer distances and a higher power gives you a better chance of a humane kill, which should always be your goal in pest control) and air rifles can offer more power (a legal limit of 12ft lb limit), this can often be seen as overkill, or be unsuitable for the task. With the pellets often travelling through the target - without a suitable backstop, this can reduce the legality. Therefore, in this article, we take a look at some of the best air pistol options for pest control.

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  • A Brief Guide to Race Guns

    Target Shooting

    A race gun is a type of handgun, shotgun or rifle which has been modified to improve its accuracy, reliability and speed. These types of guns are primarily used in real steel practical shooting and similar competitions for the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). Race guns are based on common guns and modified to function at their best within certain requirements of weight, size and capacity. This article features mostly on the real steel side of competitive shooting, however, competitive airsoft shooting is becoming more popular - you can read about that further down in the article.

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  • A Guide to Air Gun Ammunition

    Manl shooting targets with air rifle

    The options and variety when it comes to air gun ammunition can actually be quite astounding, with various sizes, shapes and materials it can sometimes be confusing which will be best for your gun. To help you decide which ammunition you should be using, we have put together this article that will look at some of the options that are out there, along with how you should and shouldn’t use them.

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  • Fundamentals of Olympic Rifle Shooting

    Olympic Athlete holding rifle

    Airsoft is a sport enjoyed by many across the world. It combines the adrenaline-fuelled thrill of being a simulation battlezone with modern day safety and protection. We’re also starting to see increased media coverage in other elements of shooting competition, such as the Olympic sport of Rifle Shooting. Although shooting has been included in the summer Olympics for more than 100 years, the sport has seen increased popularity in recent years with campaigns such as the BBC’s ‘Get Inspired’ created with the objective of encouraging young people to take up new sports. Although many Olympic champions train from a very young age, it’s never too late to pick up a new hobby and start competing. Here’s our guide to the fundamentals of Olympic Rifle Shooting.

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  • History of the Glock Pistol

    Glock 17 pistol on a brick wall

    The Glock is one of the most easily recognisable pistols, being the sidearm of choice for armed forces, security agencies and police forces nearly 50 countries around the world. Glocks have also become a popular pistol for civilians, recreational shooting and have been developed as an airsoft pistol. In our blog, we are taking a look at the history of the Glock pistol, from its origins in Austria to becoming the pistol of choice for many today.

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  • Why are there Orange Tips on Airsoft Guns?

    Two Airsoft Guns balanced against tree

    Whether you are an airsoft newbie or consider yourself more of a veteran, it is important to understand the law when it comes to using and purchasing airsoft guns. For those who are newer to the airsoft world, it can get pretty confusing. We have put together this guide to explain some of the most common questions regarding airsoft law, as well as explaining why there are orange tips on airsoft guns. Continue reading

  • Our Guide to Airsoft Gun Attachments

    Camouflage gear and weapons

    Never before have airsoft weapons been as customisable are they are now. From magazines to lighting, batteries to scopes, we’ll explore them all in this article, explain the pros and cons of each and why they can be an essential part of your airsoft loadout. If, when you have read this, your inspired to give your own setup an upgrade, then we’d recommend checking out our extensive range of airsoft guns, there’s something there for everyone!

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  • 3-Gun Nation Set Up Airsoft & Air Gun Divisions

     

    Woman shooting down range.

    It is well known that air guns, airsoft rifles and airsoft pistols are excellent training aids. They have been used by military services across the world for mock purposes, due to being cheaper and safer than live firearms. Alongside this, they have also been used to help juniors transition into competitive shooting at a point when they are too young to handle firearms.

    With this in mind, American-based 3-Gun Nation (3GN) have created and added two new divisions to their already extensive back catalogue – Air Gun and Airsoft divisions. It is called 3-Gun due to their use of three different firearms in the training and competitions; pistol, rifle and shotgun. Continue reading

  • The Forgotten Gunslingers Throughout History

    Cowboy in town with horse.

    Howdy partner- welcome to our countdown of the greatest gunslingers to ever grace history. Join us as we find out the fascinating stories of some of the craziest cowboys, outlaws and gunslingers that unfortunately didn’t get their own movie or song- although, they should have! So, get your airsoft pistols at the ready, practise your draw, and we’ll take you back to the Wild Wild West with some of these badass stories.

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  • 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

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