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Feature Friday – Heeson

Today we want to introduce to you Dave, mostly known as Heeson to staff because we have another Dave here... We will stick to Heeson for the purpose of this blog. Heeson has been here several years mostly within the two workshops we have. Most days you can see Dave managing the storefront and tinkering away on customer projects as well as a few of his own Frankensteins. One of which is featured today in this very blog.

Heeson is also a face seen many times at HALO MILL - Proving Grounds and mini Instagram famous with his own channel that can be found here.

The Gear:

One for running simple, fast and quietly Heeson has gone down a slimline route for his latest loadout, especially when combined with his favourite custom build sniper rifle right now. Generally, you can see him on the field in jeans or affordable combat trousers. He's proud of running a budget rig too, the 8Fields Tactical - Multi-Mission Chest Rig. Absolutely perfect for storing the essential but also a couple of bangs and smoke for those tricky situations.

The most expensive piece of kit has to be his jacket. See the full breakdown on his latest loadout below:

The pouches haven't been modified at all, they are perfectly suited for pistol magazines as well as the sniper mags as seen in the pictures.

As well as pistol magazines you have room for 5.56 and a few pyro at the same time.

The Gun:

Heeson has had quite the range of guns from AEG to Gas, rifle to pistol and more. His latest and potentially most popular build has to be his cut down VSR rifle.

Based on a WELL - MB03A Heeson has gone against the norm of owning a Tokyo Marui and fully decking it out. Instead, he wanted a budget rifle and see how far he could push it. Externally the rifle has been accessorised with a VORTEX - 3-9x40 VMR-1, chopped down an outer barrel and then finished off with a SWISS ARMS - Universal 23cm Suppressor.

The back of the rifle has had a rifle stock cheek pouch fitted for carrying those sneaky mid game treats. Internally the following surgery has been undertaken:

The suppressor is actually removable too, it isn't just glued on! There is a silencer adaptor, similar to this which was slotted into the outer barrel and secured. But why did he build this super stubby sniper? Simply because someone online said stubby snipers look ugly... we hope those who read this can now disagree and admire his build 😉

To find out more on Dave and his builds, follow his personal work account by clicking here.

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Feature Friday – Cal

Today we want to introduce you to Cal, one of our customer sales reps who you may have also seen in-store in the past. What's special about Cal? Quite a lot of things but more so his loadout.

The Inspirations:

Cal is Mr. Tarkov, a PC game that has a particular faction that grabbed Cal's interest to adapt it into his latest Airsoft loadout known as USEC.

USEC ( United Securities ) Is an American faction deployed in the fictional region of Tarkov in Russia. They are hired as PMC security for the TERRA GROUP LABS company operating in illegal experiments in an abandoned factory. They're known for being equipped with basic gear issued for quick elimination raids, clear & extract. However, in the heat of the war-torn city, command ( USEC HQ ) left behind the remaining PMC's and left them to fend for themselves in an endless firefight against armed civilians & the Russian counter force BEAR.

The Gear:

It's becoming ever more popular for Airsofters to attend with a bit of Cosplay/theme behind their attire. Airsoft is growing more in variety these days, a lot more than the original "everyone attends wearing DPM!" found years before. Let's get to the goodies Cal has gone with for his latest look:

The Guns:

Yep guns! Cal, like Milky, has a small armoury of his own, but his last prized possessions have to be GBB all the way. Cal's primary is an externally modified GHK - M4 GBBR decked out with the following:

Onto Cal's secondary, its a simple, standard We Europe - G-Series G19 GBB pistol. Cal likes realism, movement and weight hence going GBB for both primary and secondary.

If you want to see more on Cal's and other staff builds and load-outs? Click here to see our “Staff Armoury” index.


Explosive Airsoft Weekend!

What a weekend it was! Today we want to recap what we got up to at HALO MILL - Proving Grounds. We hope it might just wet your pewing appetite to visit the next game day.

Our last game day was held on the 4th of November, there may have been a few fireworks going off through the late afternoon too...

The event was massive last year, but we knew this year was going to get even more hyped by players, so we had to deliver a few more bangs.

Recap on the days scoring:
Well, what can we say from today but thanks to everyone who came to operation treason and made it one to remember. We have never seen so many objectives so bitterly fought over and great sportsmanship from both side, we also hope you all enjoyed the final display on the bridge.

The day was won by the non-banded team with 759 to the blue teams 750 it was a close game all day and from all our staff we thank you for your efforts in making these events what they are.

What's coming next?:

Christmas special! It will be Proving Grounds last game day for 2018, so if you are keen to experience woodland like never before, and face a few hundred enemy targets then get clicking here to find out more and book a spot or two.


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