It's that time of year again...
Panic nationwide, but do not fear! We are open late this coming Thursday and as normal this coming Saturday the 23rd. For our full breakdown of festive opening hours check out the list below:
Open as normal up to the 23rd of December: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 24th: Closed
Monday 25th: Closed
Tuesday 26th: Closed
Wednesday 27th: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 28th: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 29th: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 30th: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 31st: Closed
Monday 1st of January 2018: Closed
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Today, we bring you one of the most silent suppressors we have ever made! It was easy.
What have we used?
You either want your rifle as loud as possible, as quiet as possible... or you aren't bothered at all. But most of us prefer a silent AEG, GBB gun or sniper rifle. Well, we have just made the most functional Airsoft Suppressor we have ever had our hands on.
What have we used? We started off with an "ASG - HUSH XL Suppressor - Black". This suppressor is a 14mm CCW fitment so will fit most AEG and GBB rifles out there. It also comes with an adaptor to fit the following sniper rifles:
For the purpose of this blog, we have installed it onto an ASG - STEYR SSG 69 Sniper Rifle.
The insides of the suppressor have been packed out with just ordinary foam you can find in a rifle or pistol hard case or even from music shops that are used to line guitar cases.
How did we do it?:
The suppressor has a long white internal tube but it is solid with a surrounding void and then the actual suppressor can. You can see in the image below exactly what we mean:
The first step is to drill as many holes as possible into this white tube, we recommend you try to hold it in a vice to do this. Please be careful as drill bits can slip! We used our in-store pillar drill in our workshop for this. You could dremmel in some slots instead but ideally make your holes as small as possible to avoid your foam packing squeezing through and catching your BBs. You can see the image below of how we have drilled out the internal spacer:
Now... RAM IT! Cram the empty space full of foam. We had a spare piece of foam knocking about:
We then cut it into thin slices so we could pack it out:
Simply cram the foam in, the tube spacer slots into the end cap, so keep it pressed in firm with one finger whilst pushing the foam in. We used an old inner barrel to help push the foam in, it was a little tricky as the foam may split:
Now add foam all around to keep the tube straight:
Once done, check there is no foam poking through your pre-drilled hole:
Now, all you have to do is screw on the end cap, keep the spacer tube straight and job done! Screw it onto your rifle and enjoy your DIY mods.
See/hear the difference for yourself:
If you want to see/hear the difference this has made on our own rifle, "Click Here" to be directed to our Instagram page to see our comparison video.
We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year just in case you are a little too merry to rear our planned newsletters over the Christmas and New Year break.
Our store will be open normal hours right up until Christmas Eve. Please check the dates and times below for our planned opening / closing hours:
Christmas Eve: 9:30am to 2:00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Tuesday 27th: CLOSED
Wednesday 28th: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday 29th: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Friday 30th: 9:30am to 5:30pm
New Years Eve: 9:30am to 2:00pm
New Years Day: CLOSED
Monday 2nd: CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd: 10:00am to 5:30pm
After that we are open as normal. Once again a Merry Christmas to everyone and we hope you all get what you want from Patrol Base Santa this year!
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