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Feature Friday – Jack Mk1

Meet the original Jack, Jack Mk1 who was originally front of house staff but now assists in order processing. Jack has been here for a number of years and was originally famous for running through HALO MILL in his camo onesie. Yes... tactical pyjamas.

He even ran that unique loadout outdoors at Proving Grounds! Whereas today, thankfully he has grown into a more "practical" loadout which we bring to you in today's blog.

The Gear:

Jack is one of our lightest runners, not just because of his figure, but the rig and gun are very CQB friendly. Don't let his size put you off though, Jack's energy and also PDR upgrades allow him to run and gun for days!

As usual, let's start from the head down detailing his latest load-out:

With everything on the hip, it can make crawling a little harder but this loadout is primary for CQB / Urban game days. The belt is able to also take yokes/retention straps to take some of the weight and secure it over your shoulders too, should you want to.

The entire battle belt is well balanced by storing his pistol on the right hip and his magazines, grenades and more on the opposite hip to counterbalance the heavy-ish pistol with a loaded magazine.

Onto the rear, you can see the XBIONIC combat shirt is very well ventilated for those sprinting gameplays. These shirts are rare to come across and also very expensive! But they provide excellent ventilation whilst still keeping you warm during winter. This is also very thin, so getting shot whilst wearing this is not pleasant...

The Guns:

Jack's faithful PTS Syndicate Magpul - PDR-C has seen some minor internal tweaks to go along with the extended aftermarket outer barrel and suppressor. Out of the box, these things pack a punch and delivered great range for its size. However now, it's a little part-time sniper rifle almost.

The PDR-C has undergone the following makeover:

The upgrades, both internally and externally are purely for the added range for those occasional outdoor game days, plus it is quite the unique look.

Onto Jack's sidearm, it is a standard Tokyo Marui - TM.025 XDM .40, the main reason was from a previous owner of the WE model, Jack was a huge fan but was seeking something a bit more reliable.

Want to see more news on Jack and other staff builds and load-outs? Click here to see our “Staff Armoury” index.


Explosive Airsoft Weekend!

What a weekend it was! Today we want to recap what we got up to at HALO MILL - Proving Grounds. We hope it might just wet your pewing appetite to visit the next game day.

Our last game day was held on the 4th of November, there may have been a few fireworks going off through the late afternoon too...

The event was massive last year, but we knew this year was going to get even more hyped by players, so we had to deliver a few more bangs.

Recap on the days scoring:
Well, what can we say from today but thanks to everyone who came to operation treason and made it one to remember. We have never seen so many objectives so bitterly fought over and great sportsmanship from both side, we also hope you all enjoyed the final display on the bridge.

The day was won by the non-banded team with 759 to the blue teams 750 it was a close game all day and from all our staff we thank you for your efforts in making these events what they are.

What's coming next?:

Christmas special! It will be Proving Grounds last game day for 2018, so if you are keen to experience woodland like never before, and face a few hundred enemy targets then get clicking here to find out more and book a spot or two.


Feature Friday – Jack

Everyone, meet Jack! Mark Pinder's (from last weeks feature Friday) wingman in the two-toning and returns repair department and pre-upgrades before shipping. Jack has been with ourselves for a number of years now and you may recognise him from previously working as front of house retail staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gear:

Lightweight, simple, modern and quite the opposite to what you would expect from him when you see what he runs as his current primary... more on that later! With a modern, low profile loadout on a relatively low budget, Jack has a load-out he can mix up fast depending on what environment he next plays at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usually, a fan of the outdoors, his current loadout starting from the head down consists of:

Keeping it compact and also affordable was a priority, especially when Jack runs a pricey primary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gun:

The ARES - L1A1 SLR Rifle with real wood furniture is quite a new release. Yes, it has been out for over 12 months, but this gun was originally released many years ago but was only ever available in all Black. There was a significant dry spell where production had completely halted. It's only recently that Ares has now released the wood kit separately or you can buy it pre-fitted from the factory.

With a few years under his belt working alongside fellow Airsoft engineers, the gun has had a little tinker internally with the following upgrades:

The gun is almost used as a DMR rifle so the few upgrades above aid in that added range and accuracy, especially when combined with some 0.28 and 0.30g BB ammo. The rest of the Airsoft rifle is completely standard.

Want to see more news on Jack and other staff builds and load-outs? Click here to see our "Staff Armoury" index.


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