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Staff Feature Friday – Nick

It's another Friday and we're here to show off another absolutely fabulous member of staff, and what he runs with on a game day. Today we would like to introduce to you Nick. Nick works between customer service, but mostly returns admin and has been here for several years now. So, let's get onto the good stuff, what he shoots with and how he dresses up for game day.

The Gear:

Classed as a beginner gear-whore he is slowly building up a former counter-terrorism / urban Police look. Combined with his lightweight and compact weapon options, he can run fast but also work effectively in close quarters and woodland scenarios depending on what takes his fancy at the weekend.















Let's give you a breakdown of the clothing and gear seen in the pics below:

With Nick being a lighter frame, people can usually look a bit swamped in their gear, however, the Viper Tactical line-up of gear is highly adjustable, even for the larger sized shooter, Viper gear can fit snug.















Keeping it lightweight and slimline also allows for tucking yourself away into tight situations away from incoming fire far easier, plus you will be working up less of a sweat in the day running about like a mad man.

The Guns:

Nick certainly likes to own quality rifles and his primary and secondary definitely haven't been compromised, but you may be surprised to see that one of our members of staff has hardly touched their internals!

Starting off with the ASG - EVO 3 A12018 Revision, the only upgrades carried out have been on the stock stabiliser and hop adjustment wheel from Airtech Studios. These couple of upgrades get rid of stock wobble and allow for easier hop pressure adjustment, even whilst wearing gloves. The front end has also been dressed up with a very tasty looking ASG - ROTEX Suppressor.

Running on top of the EVO is a VORTEX - SPARC AR Red Dot Sight. Where Nick may opt for more affordable, but highly functional gear, he makes up on his tasty accessories. Considering he gets a free replacement whenever the sight may get shot out, our accidentally damaged... Who can blame him? Anyone can take advantage of this warranty thanks to VORTEX's VIP warranty scheme. More on that can be found on any product listing from VORTEX on our website, or come in-store.















Onto the side-arm, the highly trusted Tokyo Marui - G17 Gen3, the pistol comes standard with optional night slights (slight glow in the dark) and has not been touched at all internally! Being stored in a reliable holster, the only aftermarket "mods" are the custom 3D printed flared mag-well (for quicker reloads) and reinforced base plates for his magazines.

These pistols are built to last and function all year round with surprisingly high gas efficiency thanks to their polymer slide construction. Don't let the word polymer put you off, these are strong and produced in Japan to a very high standard.

If you want to see more of Nick and other members of staff, then check out our Feature Friday's album on our Instagram account which can be found here.

Staff Feature Friday – Wee Man

Hello there, it's been a while since we last showed you how we Airsoft. Well, today we're bringing you something completely different! Today we'd like to introduce to your Wee Man, properly known as Kyle (but we will stick to his nickname for now).

What is Wee Man?

A compact human, but what he lacks in size, he makes up for in kindness and a range of interesting hobbies. One of which, re-enactment. Working full time in stock handling, Kyle spends many a weekend running with his decommissioned fire-arms within his 82nd Airborne 505th regiment.















More rarely you can find him on the battlefield in a variety of military accurate load-outs, but he's probably best known for his Airborne get-up.

The Clothing

Wee Man knows more than anyone here so we won't waffle on, here is his full kit list with pics to match:















1. M1 Fixed bail helmet with parachute liner A-frames (Original - Dated: Unknown).
2. British made 1/4 inch helmet net (Original).
3. Helmet strap attached atop of helmet via the net (505th method).
4. M-1937 OD wool flannel enlisted man's shirt (Repro).
5. M-42 Jumpsuit, Jacket & Pants (Reinforced) (Repro).
6. Private First Class (PFC) chevrons stripes (Repro).
7. 82nd Airborne SSI Patch (Repro).
8. 48 star US arm flag (Repro).
9. OD7 Green leg ties.
10. Corcoran jump boots (Original - Same Company making these 1940s boots today).


1. Airborne First Aid Packet (Repro).
2. Mk 2 grenade (Original Training grenade - Dated: Unknown)
3. M-1936 Field 'Musette' pack (Original - Dated: 1943).
4. M1 30.06 Ammo Bandolier x2 (Repro).
5. M-1936 Suspenders (Original - Dated: 1942).















6. M-1936 Pistol Belt (Original - Dated: 1943).
7. M-1942 First Aid Packet, Carlisle tin (Original- Dated: 1942).
8. Tie Up rigger pouches (Repro).
9. M1 10" Bayonet (Original - Dated: Unknown).
10. M-1910 E-tool Shovel (Dated:1944) and cover (Dated:1943) (Original).
11. Canteen, Cup & M-1910 Cover (Original - Dated: 1945).


For those Airsoft days, it's rare you're going to ever see him with a decked out modern AR rifle and this clothing. His current pride and joy (Airsoft wise) would be his S&T - M1903A1 Springfield.

To find more photos of Kyle's load-out and our other staff feature Friday photos, you can find them here on our Instagram account.

Operation Achilles – Debrief

If you didn't see the news already on the HALO MILL - Proving Ground's official Facebook Page then here are the results from yesterdays game day.

"Well, the dust has settled on operation Achilles and what an incredible event it was! Thanks as always to you, the players. Each objective was hard fought and could have gone either way with great sportsmanship from both teams. In the end, only one team can take the win and today that was the non-banded team with 994 points to the blue teams 984, so close and coming down to the wire.

Thanks again everyone and we look forward to seeing you all in April."

Photos from the event are going up in parts throughout the next 24hrs. To see if you or your mates were papped, find the albums here and get tagging straight away! We had three photographers on the day and captured far more moments than usual.

Be sure to follow the https://www.facebook.com/pg/HALOMILLPROVINGofficial Facebook page for next game day news, and check out the official booking page here to secure a spot on our next game day.

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