Go back to PatrolBase.co.uk

Author Archives: PatrolBase Jonny

Internet Explorer is EEEEEEEEEEEEVIL

Internet Explorer is EVIL!

PSA: If you're using Internet Explorer, stop it its terrible, and our website will not work! A few users have been complaining that our website will not work with Internet Explorer 11, the browser made famous by being bundled with Windows, has finally become incompatible with our website, so if you're getting a product page like the image below unfortunately its time for an upgrade!

We've tried as hard as we can to keep the site compatible with legacy browsers, but as we've been adding features we knew eventually we would come across this issue. It's come to the point now where to offer the high level and secure service we must now say bye bye to Internet Explorer and move onto something new.


If you're seeing this on a Mac, there's no need to worry, you won't have Internet Explorer installed as its a Windows thing.

For Windows users we suggest you move onto something a little bit more modern. We suggest that you install one of the following browsers:

Chrome and Firefox have a 100% compatibility rating with our website, as well as many other more modern website designs. Upgrade today, it'll be faster and more secure.

LCT Late Night Thursday @ Patrol Base 3/10/19

LCT Late night thursday Airsoft

Thursday nights are usually boring, sitting in and waiting for Friday night to come around, well, no more! This time we're giving away a £1000+ prize, so if you really want to get your heart pumping then come and visit us this Late Night Thursday to win yourself a fantastic gun and make it a night you'll never forget!

But what is Late Night Thursday? we hear you ask, and it's simple: The first Thursday of every month we're running a special event where we stay open until 9pm and invite visitors, run competitions, and generally have a good time.

Every Late Night Thursday is different, so make sure you pop down and say hi! Dont forget, that every time you visit you'll get yourself a sticker unique to the event, and every few months we'll be running a competition for people who collect all 3 from that period.

Need to stay in the loop?

Don't want to forget the event? Sign up to our event on Facebook to receive notifications on whats happening so you don't miss your chance to get your hands on one of the biggest prizes we've ever given away:

LCT Late Night Thursday Event - RPD Giveaway

Whats on?

Shooting competition redux

We've got the target system, and we thought it was a bit easy, so this time we've changed the game up. Because we're running one of the biggest prize giveaways we've ever done we've decided to make it more.. interesting, in the form of difficulty!

This time you'll be playing chase! Every time you hit a target the light will jump, and once you've cleared all the lights you'll get a time. Place within the time limit and you'll be gain an entry into the weapon draw!

Come along and show us what you're made of!

Win an LCT RPD Valued at £1269.99!

The top scoring times in our shooting competition will be entered into a draw for a chance win themselves an LCT RPD, arguably one of the most beautiful replicas on the Airsoft market to date.

With a stamped steel body, real wood furniture, and top quality internals to boot this beast really is the pinnacle of Airsoft replica. Some of our staff are so jealous of you guys that they wanted to quit for the day just to have a chance to win!

More details and full rules will be available on the day.

Want to check the gun out beforehand? find it on Patrol Base: LCT RPD AEG Support Gun.

How to win
  1. Come in-store on the LCT Night
  2. Use the LCT AK74U-N to chase the light around the board.
  3. Complete the Shooting Challenge in under 35 seconds.
  4. Get entered into the prize draw.
  5. Potentially win and walk out with a £1200+ gun!

Grab yourself an exclusive LCT sticker

Each event has its own unique sticker, and this event is no different! Collect them to get entered into coming Late Night Thursday Competitions.

This event you'll bag yourself the LCT sticker, great for sticking on the gun case you put your brand new RPD you just won in the competition 😉

Check out the latest LCT on offer!

We'll have all the best selling LCT Airsoft guns in the shop there to try and buy! Want to get your hands on the latest and greatest before you buy well here is your chance!

We've just done a massive re-stock on all the LCT we can get our hands on! After a link hiatus from the Airsoft market place you've now got your chance to get hands on some of the most realistic replicas available on the Airsoft market, with everything from stubby AKs to full on support replicas.

Love the smell of pres and gun oil? Our shop and warehouse now smells of it thanks to the huge number of LCT guns in stock! Wanting something we don't have on display? No problems! We can have them brought up from our warehouse!

Get expert help

Got a burning question to ask? Our staff will on hand to answer all of your technical and product questions! We can also book your kit in to be looked at by our dedicated workshop team and post it back to you!

Terms & Conditions

  • Anyone can take part but you must be 18 to win.
  • If your name is pulled out at the end of the night and you are under 18 you can pick an over 18 to receive the gun on your behalf.
  • You do not need a UKARA to win, if you do not have an Airsoft Defence we will Two Tone your replica free of charge.

Where is Patrol Base?

We have a well stocked Airsoft shop right here in the UK! If you've ever fancied getting your hands on a replica before you buy then now is your chance. There is even free off-road parking available!

You can visit us in person at the following address:

Patrol Base Ltd.
Unit 5 Dale Street Mills,
Dale Street,
Open in Google Maps >

So there it is! What are you getting up to on Thursday 3rd of October?

We already know: You'll be visiting us for Late Night Thursday winning yourself a price worth over £1k! What are you waiting for?

Top 3 TokyWoky Airsoft Questions of the week – Week 1, September

Patrol Base Toky Woky

For those who haven't yet used TokyWoky, it is the Chat System we have running on our website which is featured at the bottom right, and has as similar style to Facebook Chat. The chat box allows you to get in contact with other Airsoft Players browsing the site, allowing you to ask any and all questions should you need the help!

We've gone ahead and picked 3 interesting questions we have answered and added more depth to our response. Hopefully this should answer some of your questions as well!

CYMA Suppressors

Hi everyone, I have the cyma cm.619 fat boy and was wondering what suppressor I can use is it a 14mm one

Almost all CYMA replica come with a 14mm Counter Clockwise thread, infact, we can't think of one which does not.

Before you start to remove flash hider you first need to check that it isn't secured in place by a small grub screw as seen in the picture below. This nut is designed to lock the flash hider in place to prevent wobbling and can seriously damage the threads of the outer barrel if is forced off. We've seen horror stories of replicas sent to us for repair where the user has taken a wrench to the flash hider to get it off and stripped all the threads off the outer barrel, a costly mistake.

CYMA flash hider thread nut

Once you've removed the barrel locking nut simply twist the flash hider counter clockwise until it comes off. To attach your new suppressor twist it in the opposite direction.

If you're having trouble finding suppressors for CYMA replicas the thread type can be called either CCW or Counterclockwise, which mean exactly the same thing.

Using Ni-MH in Airsoft Guns instead of LiPo

hi if i buy a specna arms edge that come with lipo batteries can i use NimH instead?

Unless a gun has a special requirement, such as a MOSFET or trigger system, which require a certain amount of power or discharge rate, you should be able to use any type of Airsoft battery in an Airsoft Gun. The only notable example where you have to use a specific battery are the G&G replicas with the smart MOSFET, which require an 11.1v LiPo, any other replica should be fine.

Typically people use LiPo for their ease of fitting, LiPo are much smaller and lighter. LiPo are typically easier to carry due to their weight, and fit into smaller locations, such as in PEQ boxes, in buffer tubes, and with some super tiny ones inside handguards!

LiPo and Ni-Mh both provide a certain voltage, with the only difference to the layman is that LiPo can discharge faster than Ni-Mh which can slightly increase the ROF of your replica, and prevents battery sag in higher rate of fire replicas (when a build tries to pull more power than the battery can provide so the rate of fire drops). If you want to be safe: 90% of AEG run perfectly on 7.4v LiPo or 9.6v Ni-Mh.

If you're wondering which battery you should use with your replica you can always check out our recommendations directly on the product page. If you go to the Specifications Section, then scroll down to the Battery Specific Section we typically suggest the perfect battery to use.

Airsoft Gun Specification - Battery Information

Shipping to the EU

Hi everyone, i live in Denmark, and want to know how much, it cost in delivery, to get something shipped to here.

You can easily calculate your Estimated Postage Speed through your Cart once you have added the items you wish to purchase.

To calculate a rough delivery cost first add items to your Basket, then navigate to your Cart. Once you're at the cart you can enter your delivery postcode into the Estimated Delivery Cost Box, and press Calculate.

The best possible delivery method will be shown in the Summary Box, and will display the Estimated Delivery Cost and Estimated Delivery Date.

If you have specific postage requirements your best bet is to get in touch with Customer Services who will be able to arrange it for you. You can get in touch via the Contact Us Page, or by emailing: sales@patrolbase.co.uk

Postage Cost Calculation

Hope this answered some of the Airsoft related questions. As always, we'll pick our three most interesting questions on TokyWoky and see you again next time.

Hope this helps 🙂
Patrol Base Jonny

Back to top