Airsoft Ranch who? For those who may not have seen the name floating on social media yet or even come across their website, Airsoft Ranch is a relatively new team of 10 people dedicated to site reviews, informational guides and a WIKI source for all things Airsoft in the UK.
Airsoft Ranch is only 11 months old and soon celebrating their 1st year of internet birth! The Ranch Team consists of a mixed bag of active Airsofters who can often be seen at Hardline Airsoft, Invasion Airsoft and Wolfgang when not touring the country trying out new locations.
We recently had a visit from three of the guys who took advantage of spending a full day checking out everything we had to offer and also partnered up with ourselves to produce their first YouTube video featuring the hugely popular Army Armament - Taran Tactical JW3 GBB Pistol.
Along with being film stars for the day, we also snapped a few photos of two of the players to show you what they run and gun with. We will be posting a Feature Friday blog dedicated to two of their members next week on the 22nd of November.
So let's get to it, Airsoft Ranch take it away with your review of the Army Armament - Taran Tactical JW3 GBB Pistol:
As mentioned in the video, they have produced a full write up a review of the pistol which can be found here on their official website.
If you like what you have seen in the video and Airsoft Ranch's official blog review and fancy your own JW3 pistol, then check it out here.
If you also fancy working with ourselves on any future news, video content and more then drop us an email to email@example.com
Today it's time to introduce our 2nd Dave of this current blog series. Known mostly as Doodson, he's been with Patrol Base for over 7 years! Originally working part-time, he finally fell into his full-time position of most days working within our in-store workshop and front of house staff. Doodson is quite well known for his taste in rifles, optics, upgrades and... if you hear someone laughing in a bush, you're about to get shot by him mid game day.
Ninja Doodson also shoots real steel rifles as a hobby, but today we are purely focusing on his 6mm plastic addition. Let's start off with his gear, the very little of it that he runs with.
As we have already mentioned, Doodson has pretty much always run super lightweight. Not quite naked, but also not far off. Generally seen running all year in a t-shirt and combat bottoms, he does opt for a thermal base layer when the winter starts to creep in.
Doodson's latest loadout consists of:
Literally, that is it! When running his tricked out VSR, his spare magazines and speedloaders are simply stored in his pocket and the tactical stock-pouch.
Doodson has owned many guns in his Airsoft life. But today we are focusing on his special two. Always known as being a sneaky sniper, running and gunning a MK23, it wasn't until quite recently he moved onto the ASG - Scorpion Evo hype.
Let's get straight into the upgrade. Dave is all about range, accuracy and consistency and having to tinker with nearly everything. The internals consists of:
Externally Doodson has chopped down the suppressor to submerge it into the handguard some more, installed an HB Industries - EVO Paddle Mag Release and opted for a VORTEX - VIPER PST Gen II 106x24 SFP VMR-2 MRAD scope mounted on a VORTEX - American Eagle Precision QR mount.
Now onto potentially Doodson's move beloved weapon. His fully pimped out Tokyo Marui - VSR-10 Pro Sniper Rifle. This is the railed version fitted with a suppressor and has had some serious time and money spent on it internally.
Let's get straight into it:
As mentioned already, Doodson runs light so all his magazines and spare speedloader of ammo are stocked in the stock pouch of the rifle or in his trouser pockets.
The rifle itself has also had other modifications including a blanked off mock ejection port to reduce sound when the piston smacks against the cylinder head and trigger release. The stock has also been filled with expanding foam too.
Lastly, one of the most common questions Doodson would get asked on a game day is... What scope is that!?! Taken from his real steel background he likes to keep familiar with his optics and slaps on a VORTEX - Razor Gen2 4.5-27x56 (available if you contact us!). The scope has been secured to the sight rail with a VORTEX - Precision Match 34mm Rings.
Finally onto his third pride and joy today. Doodson currently favours (from his collection), his Tokyo Marui - HI-CAPA 5.1 Gas Blowback Pistol finished in Chrome or to others, a Stainless Steel look.
Absolutely nothing has been done to this pistol! It's completely stock other than a slightly filed trigger guard to allow it to drop easily into his BLACKHAWK 1911 holster.
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.
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.
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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