We've decided to introduce a new video series, we're going back to basics and showing the newcomers to Arisofters (and those who thought they knew everything) the must-know basics. We're going to cover topics including how to connect your batteries to your Airsoft guns, the different types of Airsoft gas, explanation of power limits and more!
We've so far published two videos, the first was about battery connection types and safe use.
Our more recent video is presenting the difference between the many Airsoft gasses available on the market, and what may be the right choice for you.
We are uploading this series of videos to our YouTube, Facebook and Instagram TV channels. Be sure to subscribe to all so you don't miss out on the updates, and see if you really did know everything there was to know about 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.
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:
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!
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.
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 😉
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!
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!
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:
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?
For the second installment of our £250 beginners Airsoft challenge we speak to Dave D, long time Airsofter and avid "real-steel" shooter (a term I know he'll absolutely loathe!) You will see his real world shooting experience show in the package he has put together, as his priorities differ vastly from the previous entry, which was focused on getting as much as we could to play with the budget.
Instead of reeling off the top ten guns for beginners in 2019, we've decided to do something a little different. We talked to all our staff members and gave them a £250 limit to put together a loadout they would be comfortable starting Airsoft with if they were suddenly a new player again. Hopefully, this will give new players ideas on what they can get for their money.
Each staff member has picked what they would use for their beginner loadout, including all the things they need to start playing. Of course, with a £250 limit, there is always room for improvement, but these load-outs give a great solid base to start expanding on at a later date.
As we had hoped, each loadout turned out slightly different, as all of us have different ideas of what we want from our kit; knowledge which we will now try to pass on to yourselves.
Over the next month, we'll release a series of blog posts describing each staff members choices, and why they picked them.
The priority for his loadout is future proofing himself and retaining as much value on items as possible.
Dave has chosen the CM.513 because he wanted to leave room in his budget for a higher tier optic – as a “real-steel” shooter he understands the importance of a decent red dot sight and cannot compromise on quality, with good reason! He’s made the choice to go for a cheaper RIF, however when stacked side by side I bet you wouldn’t be able to see a performance difference between this and a replica that costs twice as much. The only sacrifice he is really making here are on ‘extras’ such as an electronic trigger, metal receiver etc. At the end of the day, you pull the trigger and a BB comes out the end of the RIF. Replicas can be upgraded whereas a cheap sight will forever be a cheap sight.
Find out more about the CYMA CM.513 M4 RIS Suppressed >
The Crossfire is an entry level Vortex sight; I’m sure Dave would have liked a more expensive one as he understands the benefits of first focal plane reticules etc, however the budget is key here! For his £145, Dave has now got a real-world optic which has been designed to sit on a proper firearm, will hold zero (the dot won’t move around) miles better than a cheap sight, has a LIFETIME WARRANTY meaning he doesn’t have to run a lens protector if he doesn’t want to, and at any point he can change his mind and sell it on easy as cake without losing much money because the warranty goes with the product, not the receipt, making them hold their value. Parallax is another important reason for this optic choice; on a cheaper sight your dot will float around as your head moves, whereas a higher tier optic will be able to correct for this and could end up being the difference between a hit or a miss – a margin of error that is unacceptable for a seasoned shooter.
Find out more about the Vortex Crossfire Red Dot Sight >
These BBs were an easy choice for Dave as they are his favourite weight along with probably every other member of staff. They’re just a bit heavier than a 0.25g which lets you get a lot of HOP on for increased range, they travel straighter in the air due to the extra weight and they’re reasonably priced to be feasible to run in an automatic Airsoft Gun. Bulk buy options are available on the RZR series, however that would have pushed our budget for today!
Find out more about the Nuprol RZR 0.28g Precision BB x 3300 >
Because power!!!! The CYMA guns come out of the box generally at the 280FPS mark which is absolutely fine for Airsoft skirmishing, however Dave has never been one to leave something alone. If there’s a gain to be had he will get his way! As the CYMA guns typically have very good air seal out of the box, the only necessary upgrade to boost the power to a point where 0.28g are not slow is a bigger spring, and to run the gun right on the limit. (It’s worth noting here that installing this spring yourself would void your warranty. If you want a similar job completing, please contact our workshop.)
Find out more about the ARES Tune-Up M-100 AEG Spring >
So, let's tally together everything in the basket to make sure we're on budget:
So this is what Dave D would purchase as a completely new player to the game, with all the knowledge he has now after many many years of Airsoft skirmishing. His priorities are vastly different to the previous blog, and his investments will retain a great amount of value, mainly due to the lifetime warranty on the Vortex optic, and the fact that the AEG has such a low price point to begin with. Neither loadouts are more "correct, we simply have different ideas of what Airsoft are, and this is the important question you need to ask yourself; what is Airsoft to you?
The next blog will be published shortly and will be a look into another member of staff's choices for their Airsoft beginner loadout.
In the meantime: What would your ideal loadout for under £250 be? Let us know in the comments below and you never know, we might just feature your loadout too!
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