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  1. Airsoft Events in the UK in 2020 | Surplus Store

    Airsoft events in the UK With more and more events being organised, the annual airsoft calendar keeps getting busier! 2019 was a bumper year for events with the community holding both airsoft-exclusive events and generally having a more prominent presence at shooting events across the country. Continue reading →
  2. A Guide to The Great British Shooting Show

    Great british shooting show Image Source: FRL Media One of the most important events in the UK shooting community calendar, The Great British Shooting Show is a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals, get a glimpse at some upcoming products and learn new skills from professionals. 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. 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. Continue reading →
  5. Futuristic Guns That Already Exist

    Person wearing a full face mask for airsoft Guns are just things that fire bullets, right? Wrong! Despite what sci-fi movies might have you believe, futuristic weapons aren’t just something of the future; they’re something of the present too. We’ve done our homework and put together a list of some of the coolest and most futuristic weapons out there. Most of these are for military use only, which means there is little to no chance they’ll be available for purchase, which is more than likely a good thing. That said, if you are looking for something you can get your hands on today, then check out our catalogue of Air Rifles!   Continue reading →
  6. 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 →
  7. Brown Jack shooter wins the JWT Swindon Open air rifle competition

    Noel Smith, representing Brown Jack, recently took the crown at the JWT Swindon Open, promoted by the Swindon & District Air Rifle League. A black and white air rifle target Continue reading →
  8. Tips for Building Your Own Shooting Range

    Shooting Range Many of you will know the immensely rewarding feeling and an overwhelming sense of achievement when you land a perfect shot. Whether you’re on the airsoft field and eliminate an enemy from long range or you’re competition shooting and hit the middle ring, it’s a great feeling. Unfortunately, for many of us, the time we can spend with a gun in our hands is dictated by the amount of time we can spend in the various shooting areas, such as ranges, battlefields and alike. From Monday to Friday, we don’t often have the opportunity to grab our gear, which means the muscle memory is fading. This is why the idea of having your own shooting range is such an appealing one. In this article, we take a look at some of the factors to consider when thinking about building a prime shooting range to improve your sharpshooting skills. Continue reading →

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