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  1. Brand Profile: Walther

    Brand Profile: Walther
    Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen is a German manufacturer of air guns and firearms, founded over 100 years ago. Now a popularised brand for competitors, discover their history!
  2. The Best Military-Based Podcasts

    Best Military Based Podcasts According to figures released in September 2019 by Ofcom, 7.1 million people in the UK listen to podcasts, equating to roughly one person in every eight. This is a year on year increase of 24%, meaning more people now than ever are tuning into podcasts. This proliferation has meant that there are more opportunities for podcasters to be heard, allowing for the creation of new shows to bring exciting content to the ears of the masses. Continue reading →
  3. Military Heroes: Alan Turing

    Alan Turing Slate Sculpture Image Source: Steve Parker Alan Turing, born in London in 1912, was a Mathematician, Cryptographer and seen as a pioneer of computer science. His work during World War II was unprecedented and one of the most outstanding contributions from a single individual. A life of talent, success and persecution, tainted by a tragic end, his story has been told and retold since his passing with his work continuing to form the basis for technology such as artificial intelligence. Find out more about his life here! Continue reading →
  4. How to Pick a Name for Your Gun

    Cartoon sketch of soldiers with ‘boomsticks’ aka rifles. We reported last month on the history of naming guns. It was a tool used to make ancient tales memorable, to demonstrate gun or owner characteristics or pay respect to the living or the dead. Just as it was essential to gun-owners of the past, naming your gun is a must for any owner of today, particularly because many consider it bad luck not to – and who needs bad karma on the field? Continue reading →
  5. Why Do We Name Guns?

    A list of nicknames. You won’t go far without stumbling across someone whose named their beloved airsoft gun collection. The personification of weaponry is something that has happened for many centuries now, and for numerous reasons. So, as you name your latest airsoft gun, have you ever stopped to wonder why we name them at all? Continue reading →

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