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Airsoft

  1. The Science of Hop-Up

    Airsoft Gun Truly an integral factor of airsoft, the hop-up has been keeping people and their guns firing for many years. We have seen that people’s experience and relationship with the hop-up can vary therefore we wanted to deconstruct the idea and the mechanics behind how it works so that even if you’re an entirely new player, you can start using hop-up to its full potential. In this article, we’ll be looking at what hop-up is, how to adjust it, how adjustments will affect your weapon, and ultimately how to make the most from it. Continue reading →
  2. 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! Continue reading →
  3. 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! Continue reading →
  4. Beginners’ Tips for Airsoft

    Airsoft forest environment Airsoft also offers people a great opportunity to burn off some energy and get exercise, while doing something enjoyable. Because of this, we are seeing more and more new players come into the sport, therefore, we have highlighted some crucial tips in this article that you should bear in mind if you’re new to the world of airsoft. That said, even if you’re a more experienced player, there may be something here you’ve overlooked in the past, so make sure you read on! Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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. Continue reading →
  7. 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. Continue reading →
  8. 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! Continue reading →
  9. 7 Fascinating Facts About Guns

    Guns with accessories   Here at Surplus, we have an extensive collection of over 500 air rifles and between us have many years of experience in the air weaponry industry. As such, we are fascinated by the different types of guns out there and the various role they have played in film, society and beyond. From space-travel with guns to the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz being a certified badass, check out seven of our favourite fascinating facts about guns. Continue reading →
  10. Key Differences Between AEGs and GBBRs

    Person playing airsoft If you’re new to airsoft, you may be slightly confused by the different types of airsoft guns. And it’s not just beginners, people who have played for years may also not know the differences. With that said, it’s important to know what’s what when it comes to the different types of airsoft guns, as you may be missing out. Read on to learn about the main types - AEGs and GBBRs - to help you decide which is best suited to you. Continue reading →

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