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Live local? We’re having a garage sale!

If you live local to Huddersfield (between Leeds and Wakefield), we're having a Garage Sale!  Starting at 6:30pm tomorrow we are doing a Garage Sale! Our shop will be open until 9pm.

Our address is:
Patrol Base Ltd
Unit 5,
Dale Street Mills,
Dale Street,
West Yorkshire,

We are having our downstairs storage unit open with some massively discounted Airsoft guns, gear, kit, surplus clothing and much more.

If you can't make it tomorrow (our early access evening), then whatever remains we will have on sale again for this coming Saturday. Shutters will be open from 10:00am (shop open from 9:30am as usual) so come on down ūüôā

Come down! Grab a bargain or two!

Workshop Upgrades & Repairs

You may or may not know, but here at Patrol Base Airsoft we have a fully tooled up and staffed in-house Workshop, with Four Permanent technicians all itching to get their hands on your weapons  to do Maintenance, Upgrades, Repairs and even custom work.

All of our technicians have experience with a wide variety of Airsoft weapons, ranging from Spring Shotguns, AEG Electric Rifles, Sniper Rifles, and all the way up to Gas Blowback Pistols and Long Rifles, and with years of experience: if you've got a problem, they've probably fixed it before.


In-Store and by Post

Live close by? We can look at your weapon in-store and discuss any Workshop Work you want to do, or even give you ideas, from our store in Milnsbridge Huddersfield, between Huddersfield, Manchester, Leeds and Wakefield. If you want to make the trip worth the journey you can always visit us and then check out our Local Airsoft Site Halo Mill, open 7 days a week.

If you're further afield we can discuss any Upgrades or Work over the phone, and then post us your weapon. Once the work is completed we can post you your weapon back and take your payment over the Phone or via PayPal.

If you want call us or find out more information you can get our details via our Contact Us Page.


Weapon Maintenance and Service

Had your weapon for a while, and want to treat it to a bit of pampering? We can take your Airsoft Weapon, strip it down, clean and re-grease it to get it back in tip-top condition. If you're gun needs some further treatment, we can suggest this to you, and even carry out the work. If we spot a problem developing we can fix it with our wide range of Spare and OEM parts, and even suggest possible upgrades for the future.

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Weapon Upgrades

If you want to Upgrade your weapon, we can handle that too! Looking to improve the power of your weapon, we've got you covered! Looking to increase your range and accuracy, we can do that too! Our workshop technicians have years of experience working on peoples weapons, as well as their own personal kit, building up a vast cumulative knowledge, meaning they know the best parts to fit to achieve the results you want from your weapon. We can upgrade a wide range of weapons, ranging from Gas Blowback Pistols, to Electric AEG, even upgrading Sniper Rifles for maximum performance and range.

Once built, we can fine tune your upgraded weapon in our indoor and outdoor ranges, each with access to their own high performance SKAN Chronograph, meaning we can guarantee you can use your weapon at your local game site when you receive it.

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Weapon Downgrades

Although this sounds the wrong way around, don't worry, we offer this because we know some countries require weapons to be a lower power, or rate of fire before it is shipped. We can handle this in-house, downgrading the power for weapons to under 320 for Ireland, and locking the weapons to semi-auto for Germany.

If you need a specific downgrade for your country feel free to Contact Us for further information.


Weapon Returns

The workshop team not only handles Upgrades and Repairs, but also looks at all of the Weapon returns as well. If the unfortunate happens, and your weapon breaks, we work in-house to repair it before it is returned to you. When we receive your return it is into the Workshop Jobs System, and leave notes, so we can relay this information to you should you need it.


Two Tone Service

Our workshop team also handle all of our Two-Tone Service Jobs, Stripping, Painting, and then Rebuilding every single Two-Tone service job which passes through our doors, giving them a wide range of experience with building almost all Airsoft Replicas on the market today.

Once stripped each part is painted in our own custom built in-house self-contained and ventilated spray booth, allowing for a consistent finish.

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Contact Us

If you want to get in contact with our Workshop team via Phone you can call the sales department, and ask to be put through:

01484 644709 - Patrol Base Sales Line

If you want to get in contact with our Workshop team you can email them on:

workshop@patrolbase.co.uk - Returns and Repairs Technician

And if you have query about a repair Job you can get in contact with the returns department by emailing:

sales@patrolbase.co.uk - Patrol Base Sales Team

How long does a workshop job take?

If I send my gun to you how long will it take?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! This can depend on a wide range of things, such as what you are having done! Your best bet is to get in contact with the Workshop, who will be able to give you a rough estimate on the time-scale. You can get a hold of them by calling: 01484 644709. Hope this helps ūüôā

Upgrading your weapon speed?

Yo, can you guys upgrade my gun so it shoots faster?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! Yes, we can upgrade your weapon to fire faster, but not only fire faster, but be reliable as well. Your best bet is to call the Workshop and let them know what you want to do, and what gun you have first so they can give you some advice. You can get a hold of them by calling: 01484 644709. Hope this helps ūüôā

Posting a weapon to Patrol Base for Upgrade?

Can I post my gun to you to upgrade?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! Yes, you can send us your gun via post, and we will return it to you when the work is complete. You should first get in contact with the Workshop so they can give you some advise based on your weapon. You can get a hold of them by calling: 01484 644709. Hope this helps ūüôā

CRAZY – Super Light Sniper Rifle

We hope you find this blog a little crazy...

What do we want?

So, sniping on a budget, can it really be done? YES. How? Well with a little bit of time and patience nearly any budget sniper rifle these days can be slightly tweaked to make them competitive against the highly upgraded Tokyo Marui alternatives. However, it is nearly always down to the actual shooter that makes a great Sniper.

With this rifle, we wanted to achieve the following:

  • Not spend over ¬£130
  • Achieve 460+fps
  • Lightweight as possible
  • Look crazy!
  • Be accurate

What did we start with?

The base rifle is an ASG Steyr SSG 69 P2, available both online and in-store. Out of the box, these rifles are competitive enough already! Yes the FPS is low but with a small spring upgrade the FPS skyrockets with very little strain on other internal components.

What features made me go for this rifle?:

  • Cost
  • Adjustable external hop unit like on a VSR/Bar-10
  • Already quite lightweight
  • Thick polymer stock
  • Easy bolt pull
  • Included accessories, magazines, speed loader, glasses and additional butt plates

What has it become?

In my eyes? Something completely different to every other rifle on the market! It is a bit marmite, you either love it or hate it.

The stock has been completely swiss cheesed on all sides, a large cut-out area near the bolt assembly to remove a mass amount of plastic. Looking back on it, I kind of wished I had just swissed this too but too late. The actual back end of the stock has had the most work, completely cut out, filled with expandable foam, shaped and then used an old AEG inner barrel as a brace.

I put in a slightly larger spring too which can be purchased by "Clicking Here". The hop rubber currently remains standard as this part combined with the stock hop arm can lift a 0.40g BB quite easily. The inner barrel has been swapped with an AEG inner barrel, stock once again to keep costs down but slightly better quality than the one inside. Don't get me wrong, the stock barrel is good but the most budget looking I have ever seen. The AEG inner barrel required a lot of remodeling, it isn't the most attractive but it is very secure!

Finally, the FPS is at 470 average and this may increase once the rifle has been properly used and bedded in a bit. This can take up to 1,500 rounds which is very time consuming but you generally get peak performance 4 or 5 skirmishes in depending how much you shoot from a box fresh rifle or hop upgrade.

Breakdown of parts and accessories:

  • ASG - Steyr SSG 69 P2 Sniper Rifle - Black ¬£74.99 "Click Here"
  • 2x Spare Magazines ¬£10.99 "Click Here"
  • ASG - High Power Spring - SSG69 ¬£9.99¬†"Click Here"
  • ASG - HUSH XL Suppressor - Black ¬£21.99 "Click Here"
  • Old spare replacement AEG inner barrel
  • 2nd hand scope, but to buy it new "Click Here"

Total price: £117.96, taking the 2nd hand scope into consideration I spent £147.96. If I bought the scope new it would only be £157.96 and this includes 2 spare magazines! You can buy cheaper scopes from our store but I love the 50mm ones for being able to see more.


What's next?

Skirmish it! The rifle has only been tested on a 20 meter range so far but every shot is bang on. The rifle will be put in action on the 9th of July at the next HALO Mill - Proving Grounds outdoor skirmish. For more information on this event, "Click Here".

We will give a follow-up blog based on the results after the next skirmish with hopefully a few in action photos from the game day too.

The rifle may be camouflage spray painted before the event... we will see. The suppressor fitted also needs modifying as it comes with a tube inside that needs to be ventilated so I can then wrap it in wool to silence the rifle slightly. I may also add more homemade barrel spacers but at the moment it is supported fine with the one included and the end barrel cap.

Stay tuned for our next blog, reviewing how the rifle has performed and if it holds up with all the swiss cheesing...

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