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Staff Feature Friday – Sam MkII

Today we're introducing Sam MkII, a once customer now turned customer services rep. An ex-paintballer turned Airosfter and played his first-ever Airsoft game 4 years ago at our CQB site, HALO MILL Arena.

What brought Sam to the dark side of Airsoft from Paintball? Costs and Sam's own personal opinion of Airsoft looking cooler (we can't disagree there!) Sam originally started off playing at HALO MILL running pistol rentals and then fastly purchasing his first gun, the Armourer Works - Custom HX11 Hi-Capa. Drawn to the pistol due to its Iron Man looking vibe and sheer performance of the split slide trigger action.

Quickly chasing more action and a bigger battlefield, Sam experienced the outdoors and eventually came across our sister site HALO MILL - Proving Grounds. Having sniper for just over 2 years and owning a G&G Armament - Wild Hog as a more reliable backup, Sam has more recently transitioned into rocking his fully upgraded primary, the SPECNA ARMS - SA-H09.

Sam was chasing more reliability and a weapon that delivered incredible range, accuracy and trigger response. Using the SA-H09 as a base for looks, the internals have been fully gutted and kitted out with a GATE Titan setup, motor, gears, bearings, piston and piston head have all been changed to allow Sam to now rock a single shot DMR build all day long. Also a quick note, Sam rocks NUPROL m4 magazines that are feeding flawlessly for him and resulting in not breaking the bank with buying spares.

As with quite a few of our staff now, optics are crucial and investing in the right one is made easy thanks to our VORTEX range and finance deals too. Sam loves his VORTEX - Strikefire 2, if it ever gets shot out or accidentally damaged beyond use he gets a free replacement. No receipt or original box required to claim!

With Sam rocking a DMR and having a single shot lock, high FPS build he runs a pistol all the time as a backup. Sam say this is his pride and joy out of all of his collection, the Socom Gear - Special Edition Punisher 1911. Completely standard and combined with his NUPROL - Drop Leg holster platform he runs this pistol in any environment.

Now onto the gear. From the head down Sam rocks a budget setup that works perfectly for him! You don't need to spend a fortune, what you save on gear though usually ends up in the guns (100% the case for Sam).

From head to toe Sam wears:

For more photos of Sam and previous staff feature Friday pics, check out our Instagram account for the pinned album.


Raffle Give-away!

Winner winner, SPECNA dinner!

This Saturday the 25th of May, in-store only we are doing a raffle where you could be in with the chance of winning a SPECNA ARMS - SA-E05 EDGE Carbine worth £169.99!

As well as the rifle we are also giving the winner free entry to our next HALO MILL - Proving Grounds game day being held on the 2nd of June 2019, Operation Poseidon.

That's a total prize giveaway of almost £200! All you need to do is come in-store this Saturday and claim your ticket, how do you claim? We are giving away 1 ticket for every customer who spends over £5. It is strictly one ticket per person - spending more money doesn't mean you can claim more tickets!

Announcing the winner:

The winner will then be announced on Tuesday the 28th of May through our social media platforms. So keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for the news drop!

Terms and conditions:

All entrants must be 18+, if you are underaged then your parents or legal guardian can enter but anyone without a UKARA, SWAT or HALO MILL membership will have to have their prize two-toned. This service will be provided free of charge! The winner must provide ID to prove their age/defence before the prize-winning is publicly announced.

So, we hope to see you in-store this weekend!


OPERATION: ICARUS – Proving Grounds Airsoft Giveaway!

If you fancy yourself the chance of winning a new Airsoft replica to play with this weekend why not book yourself in at Halo Mill Proving Grounds located in Selby, York, where to enter all you have to do is turn up! The prize up for grabs is a Specna Arms SA-S03 M40A5 CORE Sniper Rifle in Multicam!

If you're under 18 don't worry, you can nominate any other person and we will gift the replica to them, be it a parent or family member who has a valid defence!


About the replica

The Sniper Rifle is built to an amazing standard as you would expect, using N-Core reinforced Polymers to create a body which is bulky and satisfying to shoulder, tough enough to go the extra mile and yet still lightweight enough to make this a manageable rifle. The upper receiver and all external trim components such as the cheek rest and trigger well are made from Alloy with a Nano Coating finish that protects the metalwork from scratches. The rifle comes included with a 20mm rail piece for the handguard, which allows you to attach laser/light accessories and requires fixing to the body via self-tapping screws. The upper receiver also features a 20mm rail which is ready for the included scope or any other optics you may have lying about. Just to the right of the bolt handle you will find the safety lever, which blocks off the trigger from use  when it is in the rear position.

If you're looking for a sniper rifle which is built to a crazy high standard, has everything you need to go right out of the box, has smooth and consistent performance without too much setup, and is reasonably priced, the SA-S03 M40A5 is just the ticket.


For more information you can visit the Halo Mill: Proving Grounds Facebook page.



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