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Tag Archives: airsoft advice

  • The Best Clothing for Airsoft in Summer

    Man with airsoft gun in field

    There are few things better in the summer than rounding up your buddies and heading to the field for a day of airsoft. With the warm weather, the memories of heavy rain, cold wind and icy feet seem to fade away. However, it’s important to remember that skirmishing during the summer isn’t always a sunny day experience, as it too brings its own series of challenges. We’ve covered on the blog before the various considerations that you need to be aware of when heading to the airsoft field in the summer, so in this article, we’ll be zeroing in on choosing the right clothing, from head to toe.

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  • Best Action Cameras for Airsoft

    Airsoft kit.

    The meteoric rise in the popularity of sharing airsoft gameplay footage via video sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook has led to many more people recording their days on the field. Whether they run a scope cam, first-person camera or both, we are seeing a significant rise in people filming their airsoft experiences. Although there are arguments for and against the use of cameras in airsoft, something we’ll touch on in a future blog post, there’s no denying that we’ve all marvelled at some of the epic sniper shots that have been caught on film. If you’re planning to start recording your airsoft gameplay or want to upgrade your current filming setup, then read on to see what we recommend for getting the best quality footage.

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  • What is a Bullpup Gun?

    Bullpup Rifle

    For hundreds of years, classic rifles and firearms have used a ‘bulletproof’ technique of firing. The trigger, as with all weapons initiates the firing process with the firing action occurring either in line or slightly in front of the trigger. All the way from the very first matchlock guns in the 14th and 15th-centuries to the classic Colt models on the 1800s and 1900s and now with the modern rifles that come in all shapes and sizes, the style, although differing slightly, has been a uniform approach. That all changed when a significant innovation was introduced at the start of the 20th-century, the bullpup. But what exactly are these? Take a look below at our guide to bullpup weapons, their history and how they differ to classic rifles.

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  • Bad Airsoft Habits and Practices

    Man holding airsoft rifle

    Here at Surplus Store, airsoft is our passion. We love the sport and everything that comes with it, the modification, the tense battle moments and the camaraderie of playing with teammates. Unfortunately, it’s not always plain sailing and very rarely there can be things that happen on the battlefield or in the arena that can ruin a day of airsoft. Granted, some things that happen are out of everyone’s control, but sometimes players’ bad practises and bad habits can put a real dampener on a day out. So we’ve racked our brains and put together a list of all of the things you should and shouldn’t be doing to help the day run smoothly and be an enjoyable experience for all! Don’t be the person that ruins your’s any everyone else’s day!

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  • Perfect Airsoft Stocking Fillers | Christmas Gifts

    Christmas presents

    With Christmas less than a month away, people are starting to scramble for presents for their loved ones, which can cause undue stress and ultimately waste money. We’ve all either given or received an unwanted gift, and it can be crushing for both parties, so to give you a helping hand and provide some inspiration for this year, we’ve put together a list of top-notch stocking fillers that will bring nothing but smiles – and earn a few brownie points in the process!

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  • Best Airsoft Youtubers

    Man with airsoft gun in field

    The world of YouTube has opened up a wealth of opportunity for airsofters, allowing us to share our own battles, successes and occasional fails, and watch other people’s experiences too! The success of YouTube has spawned a plethora of different airsoft content creators, some with higher quality videos than others, and sometimes it’s difficult to pick the wheat from the chaff. So with this article, we’ve highlighted some of the best airsoft YouTubers based on the quality of their video content, regular uploads and how many viewers and subscribers their channel has. We know this can be a pretty hot topic (and this certainly isn’t an exhaustive list), which is why we’ve picked these YouTubers based on the stats as opposed to our own personal opinions.

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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

  • Top Tips to Improve Airsoft Gun Range

    Airsoft weapon

    The constant struggle to achieve the highest range and accuracy for our airsoft rifles is something most, if not everyone can relate to. We put so much time, effort and money into making our weapons look and perform (where possible) as similar to real steel as we can. The problem is, constantly adding upgrades to try and eek an extra few feet out of the range can get costly, so you need to make sure you're spending your money in the right places. We’ve put together a hit-list of what you need to spend your time and money on, and what you can probably get away with neglecting.

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  • Becoming a Master Sniper | Tips for Airsoft

    Sniper looking across the lake

    The role of the sniper on the airsoft battlefield is perhaps the one with the highest ‘cool factor’. This is in part due to the increased publicity and media focus on the people that inhabit the role as their daily lives, working for the military and other armed forces. Film heroes like Bob Lee Swagger in Shooter and Chris Kyle in American Sniper, along with the Call Of Duty and Battlefield video game franchises have captured imaginations worldwide and allowed everyone to think that they could be the next best marksman. This could not be further from the truth. The harsh reality is that the role of the sniper is one of dedication, training and years of hard work, and this is similarly true for the airsoft world. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways to improve your current sharp shooting abilities and what it takes to become a master sniper.

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  • 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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