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  1. 7 Essential Airsoft Accessories

    Essential airsoft accessories What’s the most critical part of an airsoft loadout? The primary weapon, of course. But the accessories you use certainly go a long way towards improving your game. In this list, learn about seven essential accessories that you need when playing airsoft. Continue reading →
  2. What is a MOSFET in Airsoft and Do You Need One?

    What is a MOSFET header image One of the most commonly talked about tech-ing topics within airsoft is whether you need a MOSFET and why. For newer players, it’s possible that you may not know what a MOSFET is and for more experienced players, you might not be getting full functionality from your current setup. Continue reading →
  3. Best North England Sites for Indoor Airsoft UK

    man with airsoft gun indoors During the colder months, many of us pack up our outside gear and head indoors to one of the many indoor airsoft sites around the UK. Although we are fortunate enough to have some crisp and clear days in winter, they are often few and far between, so indoor sites can offer a great alternative, whatever the weather. No matter where you are in the UK, you’ll likely not be far from your closest indoor airsoft location, with many venues available up and down the country. Most will be located closeby to larger cities, but not always. Check online and with local airsoft forums as some of our favourite sites were shared with us by word of mouth; the old fashioned way! Continue reading →
  4. What Are PCP Air Rifles?

    Pulsar PCP Air Rifle We often talk about PCP air rifles, and we have an extensive collection online and instore. But those of you who are new to the air gun scene might be wondering; what exactly is a PCP air rifle? Well, fear not! We will take a closer look here: Continue reading →
  5. 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. Continue reading →
  6. Airsoft Terminology - Part Two: N - Z

    Airsoft kit. As part of our attempt to support new players that have recently taken up airsoft as a hobby, and to help more experienced players keep up with the jargon of the sport, we have published a two-part series of airsoft jargon. This is the second instalment in the series that focuses on N through to Z. Make sure to let us know if there is anything that you think we have missed from the list or if there are any site-specific phrases that are used at your local site. You can find part one of the series here. Continue reading →
  7. 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. Continue reading →
  8. Airsoft Bucket List 2019

    2019 in sparklers. As we head into a new year, it’s time to start planning what 2019 has in store for you. While being spontaneous has its perks, planning some of the year ahead of time can ensure you don’t narrowly miss out on some of the great experiences that it has to offer. Continue reading →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →

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