It's that time of year again! The time for chocolate and cute little animals, and for some, a day in the woods running around with other sweaty people shooting at each other with toy guns! No matter what time of year it is sitting in and waiting for a parcel can be nerve wracking, so to save you some heartache we've put this blog together to let you know estimated delivery times over easter.
Our courier, UKMail, will be closed for Pickups and Deliveries between Friday 19th - Monday the 22nd, meaning that the last possible day before the Easter weekend your parcel can be delivered is Thursday 18th, if your parcel does not arrive before Thursday the earliest you will receive your delivery is Tuesday 23rd.
As a general rule of thumb, here are the latest dates you can order for your delivery to come before the easter weekend:
Please note that if you have any Two Tone Services added to your order the additional 5 days will apply in addition to this delay, and any orders made after these times will not be delivered until after Tuesday 23rd.
Saturday service will not be available over the weekend, as UKMail will be closed.
Hope this helps 🙂
You may or may not be aware, but here at Patrol Base at the bottom right of every page there is the TokyWoky chat box where customers can interact with one another. You'll regularly see our staff and customers answering questions related to products, but one of the most common things which gets asked: What gun is the best for a beginner? This changes all the time, though there are some pretty staple ones, as newer ones come out all the time. We've put together this blog post to show off what we recommend at the moment as the best beginner M4 rifles for Airsoft skirmishers. We'll talk about what are the best M4 to get your hands on at the moment, for £150 or lower which are more than good enough to get you into your first skirmish. You can check them all out below!
Brand new from SPECNA ARMS these rifles re-define the beginner Airsoft replica, with fantastic bodies and a great selection these rifles really look the part. Not only do they come in at a great price they also feature some advanced features such as a quick change spring system for ease of use, as well as coming with additional attachments in the box to get you going. In our opinion, these are the best option for a beginner player in 2019.
All the rifles are branded and based upon designed by Rock River Arms, a real steel manufacturing company, with each rifle featuring their unique logo and trademarks for added realism.
A 6mm electric powered Airsoft gun based off the M4 platform famous the world over for its success and deployment with countless forces in multiple conflict zones. Comes with rail covers, a foregrip, and even flip up ironsights! The rifle is available in black and tan.
Based on the M4 / AR platform this rifle has been based off of the Stubby / Tanker compact M4 which were originally designed for use in vehicles and for concealed carry. This rifle has been lovingly crafted by Specna Arms to the highest quality, from top quality materials.
An Airsoft electric powered 6mm M4 based replica, with an Alloy 20mm RIS handguard, rear wired crane stock, flip up iron sights and an integrated suppressor as standard. Available in Black and Tan and comes with a mock suppressor for a more unique look.
A brand new rifle built by Specna Arms as part of their CORE range of beginner rifles. With a KeyMod handguard and high quality build this rifle is the ideal starter weapon and has everything players new any old need in a rifle.
Full poylmer rifles with a high quality gearbox inside! These rifles do a great job of looking the part and being wobble free. The rifles themselves are simply polymer versions of their full metal conterparts, having all the features of a high end Airsoft replica, including plenty of rail space for customisation!
A new electric 6mm airsoft rifle made by Nuprol as a budget entry level RIF but without compromising on quality. Constructed from polymer this weapon is light weight but tough enough to handle the rigors of an airsoft skirmish, available in both Black and Tan variants.
An electric powered M4 based Airsoft replica, which is constructed mainly from Polymer to offer a lightweight and maneuverable platform which packs a punch. Available in standard Black and Tan, as well as a more modern operator Grey.
As the cheapest rifles in this article, these are great introductory rifles into the Airsoft world, the CM.5xx series of M4 / AR feature a fully polymer body to reduce costs, but still come with the standard CYMA V2 full metal gearbox, making them a great introductory rifle for those who are on a budget. The performance of a high end CYMA, with a body you aren't afraid to scuff.
It's still worth noting these guns usually come with a free battery and charger, though we recommend replacing free gift batteries and chargers immediately!
Custom external components come together to create one unique looking piece. Featuring a highly customisable top rail, which in total is 21'' in length.
The gun features many useful parts, when compared to the Standard M4A1
Platform, such as a Four Point RIS Rail Handguard, Suppressor and Flip-Up Iron Sights.
A more traditionally styled M4A1 electric powered replica, aimed towards beginners, that features a sliding stock and a four-point RIS handguard for grips, lasers and torches.
Great starter kit or for any one who is interested in back yard target shooting. The weapon is constructed almost entirely from Polymer, and features an Alloy Gearbox.
Touted as the holy grail of beginner weapons these are the most recommended rifles picked by our customers. You'll have seen them before: they're tried, tested, and proven as rental guns, so if they're good enough to handle the thrashing of a rental player they're sture as hell going to hold up for a normal skirmisher. The rifles have a high quality polymer body, but also have the range and accuracy to compete with some of the higher end Airsoft rifles!
An Airsoft 6mm BB Gun, based on the M4 / AR Platform, which is a great entry grade Beginner weapon for those looking to start playing Airsoft, or even simply Backyard Plinking. Available in both Black and Tan, its the perfect gun for any beginner.
The longer version of the CM16 Raider, its an incredibly light weight and reliable Airsoft RIF. An excellent beginner Airsoft weapon but also very favourable by experienced Airsofters due to its out of the box performance being so good in a low price bracket.
Do beginner guns come with a battery and charger, or do I have to buy them seperate??
Hey! Some guns come with a battery and charger, and some do not. For more information please refer to the 'Package Includes' section, which is found at the bottom of the description as well as in the Product Specifications tab. We do however recommend that you replace the battery and charger immediately, as they are typically of low quality. You'll want an auto-stop charger and a high capacity battery for best performance. You can read a blog article on the subject which I wrote, and I will link it below. Hope this helps 🙂
Yo, why are polymer guns cheaper, do they break easy or something?
Hey! You'll usually find that Polymer guns are cheaper, but don't let that put you off. Polymer guns are just designed to be cheaper by not having to cast the parts in metal, reducing the overall cost. They still perform just as well as a metal good, and they still look the part at a distance. You'll find with some ranges that the metal and plastic guns feature exactly the same internals, they're just a cheaper alternative of the same thing. Hope this helps 🙂
WHAT MAGS DO I NEEED FOR MY M4?
Hey! For an M4 any STANAG style magazine should fit. The industries been pretty good with M4 mags, and most mags are cross brand compatible. You can find our full range of STANAG / M4 mags in their own category which I will link below. Hope this helps 🙂
Hey guys, what attachments can I use on my m4?
Hey! The first thing you'll want to do is identify what attachment points your rifle has. This can be found in the Specifications section on your weapon's page. Once you've identified it you can pick a section on the website then filter by that connector type. Most rifles use 20mm RIS / RAS for sights and scopes, but the handguard varies, and could be 20mm / MLOK / KeyMod. The most common type of rail is 20mm RIS / RAS, so there are plenty of attachments available 🙂 Hope this helps 🙂
Had a problem with a product out of stock after you've ordered it? This should be far less of a problem now as we've changed the way we handle stock at Patrol Base. We've been listening, and we've hopefully stopped it from happening again.
Though rare, it sometimes happens, sometimes we've had people buy something online at the same time as someone in the shop has purchased it physically. Which is unfortunately caused due to the time delay between being able to pick the items, meaning sometimes the items sold in the shop before we could get to pick them. This isn't a huge percentage of orders, but when you're sending out the volume that we are it can happen a few times per week, and we hate having to ring a customer and tell them we can't fulfil their order.
To combat the problem we've separated the shop stock from the warehouse stock, meaning that if something is online and for sale you're always going to have priority.
This takes us closer to having a perfect stock system, and will hopefully reduce the amount of problems we have with orders!
Hopefully this will sort a lot of out of stock problems. Don't forget if you want to see a product in store you can always give us a call on: 01484 644709 and we can have a product sent across from the warehouse for you to see.
A product is available online, does that mean I can see it in the shop?
If a product is available online it generally should be available in the shop too, we always try to keep one of everything in the shop. If you want to make sure that an item is in stock in the shop please feel free to call us on: 01484 644709 and we can let you know. Worst case scenario we can get one sent up from the warehouse when you arrive! Hope this helps 🙂
If something isn't in stock online will it be in store?
Generally no, the online sales take priority, so if we've got one left of a product in stock we'll send it back to the warehouse to be sold online. If you want to double check please feel free to call us on: 01484 644709 and we can check out the stock levels for you. Worst case scenario we can get one sent up from the warehouse when you arrive in store 🙂 Hope this helps 🙂
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