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NUPROL Killer Giveaway

You don't have long to enter!
With the lead up to fathers day, ourselves and NUPROL have partnered up to offer a very tasty giveaway. From every online order from the start of the month to the 16th of June that contains any NUPROL product, you will be automatically entered into a prize draw. We will announce the winner on the 17th! So, whether it is for yourself or you want to be in with the chance of winning a killer deal for your father, get ordering now!

What's the prize?
The killer deal includes a NUPROL - DELTA Pinoeer Breacher and NUPROL - SMG Wheeled Case which will store your new beloved perfectly.

 

How do I enter?
It doesn't matter if it's a CR123 battery, optic or full rifle purchase, as long as your basket has a NUPROL branded product in there, you're going to be automatically entered. You can check out our full line-up of NUPROL products here.

Terms & Conditions:
You must be 18+ to enter, once we select a winner you will be age verified by supplying ID and will need a valid defence to win the RIF. If you do not have one we will offer a free two-tone service or select a new winner.


Does putting a suppressor on an Airsoft replica do anything?

Does a Suppressor work in Airsoft?

Call them what you want: Suppressors, Silencers, Moderators, in Airsoft they all pretty much mean the same thing, the tube you stick on the end of your gun which makes it look super tactical cool, and for the most part, they really... don't do anything.


What do Suppressors in Airsoft actually do?

For the most part, they don't really do anything. They change the noise of the replica as the Air which leaves the barrel is disrupted, but other than that not really. Most of the noise an Airsoft replica makes when its shot is from the main body of the replica. They aren't sealed so noises can escape through the body.

When it comes to what causes the sound, with a gas gun most of the sound comes from the slide and the gas escaping out the top, and with an AEG the noise comes from the motor and gearbox, and you ain't stopping that.

Some suppressors are foam filled which absorbs the excess Air coming out the end of the barrel which usually causes the 'pop' sound as you fire the replica. This does make the replica harder to identify, but if you're shooting at Airsoft ranges the sound of replica's gearbox or gas system working will give you away anyway.

Saying that, 99% of all Airsoft suppressors do nothing to sound, though there are some exceptions which have practical uses.


So what do people actually use Silencers in Airsoft for?

To look super mega tactical

Suppressors look cool. Pretty much, 100% of the time, 90% of the time, they're just for looks. The longer your gun, the cooler it is, that's how it works right? A suppressor adds +3 to your super sneaky rating.

To cover barrel extensions

Some people like to increase the length of their inner barrels for whatever reason they decide in an attempt to make their Airsoft replica shoot further or more accurately. Finding longer replacement barrels for some replicas can be a nightmare, so if the inner barrel sticks out the end a few inches then they can be easily covered with a mock suppressor.

It keeps the replica looking realistic, rather than having a silver or brass barrel hanging out the end, and also protects it from getting damaged.

Most Tracer Units actually look like Suppressors

You might see a lot of people rocking suppressor in dark gaming environments and wanted to get yourself some glowing BBs. If you've ever played in a dark Arena or CQB site then without a doubt you'll have seen someone using tracer rounds, sending hundreds of glowing angry BBs down range towards you, they look really cool.

The thing is, without a light source the BBs don't glow, they need to be 'charged' before they're fired. You can leave them in bright light all day long and they'll only retain their glow for a short amount of time, no where near long enough to play a game with them. The solution to the problem is to 'charge' the BB before they leave the barrel, and before you knew it the Airsoft Tracer Unit was invented.

Airsoft tracer units contain an ultra bright LED and trip mechanism, so as the BB travels down the tracer unit it activates the LED for a short amount of time to create a flash and 'charge' the BB to its max just in time for you to watch is gloriously float down towards your enemy.

Not only do tracer BB look brilliant indoors, but it also allows you to see if the other player are taking their hits... not that they ever wouldn't... right?

As a barrel extension

For AEG Airsoft Replicas a barrel extension usually does nothing, but for Gas guns they can make the world of difference. Though not widely used, barrel extension suppressors line up with their own inner barrel with the inner barrel of the replica, and push them together using a spring to cause a seal.

Because the barrel is longer, the gas has more time to expand, causing more pressure, and increasing the power of the shot (for better or for worse).

These types of barrel extensions were all the rage a few years ago, but have pretty much disappeared. The only exception to this is the ASG MK23, which comes with a mock suppressor which is a barrel extension, and can increase the FPS of the replica between 50-100fps!


Common Questions

Do Airsoft Suppressors work?

Visitor
Does putting a suppressor on an airsoft pistol do anything?

PatrolBase Jonny
If you're looking to reduce the volume of the replica: no. The suppressor only affects the noise coming out of the barrel, the majority of the noise caused by Airsoft replica is typically what powers it. For example, on an gas pistol the noise from the gas coming out the top of the slide and it racking back, and on an AEG from the gearbox and motor. Some items do have a practical use such as as a Tracer Unit or barrel extension, but sound wise, nothing.

Do Airsoft silencers use baffle like a real one?

Visitor
Do Airsoft silencers use baffle like a real guns suppressor?

PatrolBase Jonny
No, Airsoft suppressors tend to use a round of foam which covers the inside face of the suppressor, and is then held in place by a spring to prevent it from falling in the way of the shot. People have tried making baffles for Airsoft but they don't really work.


Hope this post has been informative and given you a better insight into the ins and outs of Airsoft suppressor. Let us know in the comments below if you rock an Airsoft Suppressor or Silencer on your pew pew! Most of us do, just because they look cool.


Raffle Give-away!

Winner winner, SPECNA dinner!

This Saturday the 25th of May, in-store only we are doing a raffle where you could be in with the chance of winning a SPECNA ARMS - SA-E05 EDGE Carbine worth £169.99!

As well as the rifle we are also giving the winner free entry to our next HALO MILL - Proving Grounds game day being held on the 2nd of June 2019, Operation Poseidon.

That's a total prize giveaway of almost £200! All you need to do is come in-store this Saturday and claim your ticket, how do you claim? We are giving away 1 ticket for every customer who spends over £5. It is strictly one ticket per person - spending more money doesn't mean you can claim more tickets!

Announcing the winner:

The winner will then be announced on Tuesday the 28th of May through our social media platforms. So keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for the news drop!

Terms and conditions:

All entrants must be 18+, if you are underaged then your parents or legal guardian can enter but anyone without a UKARA, SWAT or HALO MILL membership will have to have their prize two-toned. This service will be provided free of charge! The winner must provide ID to prove their age/defence before the prize-winning is publicly announced.

So, we hope to see you in-store this weekend!


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