About this site
it's here, and what it's all about.
If you wish to get in touch, our primary contact details are:
+44 (0)7092 387 118 (fax on 24/7 and kindly provided by YAC)
I'll try to keep it short, without sounding condescending: Airsoft can
be basically equated to a more realistic version of paintball. The 'markers'
used are plastic replicas of real life weapons, although the plastic equipment
looks fairly real, they are designed to be very safe and legal.
The munitions used
are generally 6mm BBs although 8mm BBs are becoming more common, these
weigh from around 0.12g to 0.43g each the most common weight is 0.2g.
Currently replicas propel the BBs using either a pure-gas, spring or electric-powered
gas system. The game consists of a series of skirmishes played with these
munitions/weapons. The bottom line, is it's meant to be fun and
Airsoft markers are
not convertible to real firearms, and should not be confused with replicas,
blank-firers, or air pistols/guns. The only similarity between Airsoft
and real firearms is the size and shape.
/ Where are we?
We are based on the south-coast of the UK:
(AA) is a British website based in the UK that aims to bring you the lighter
side of Airsoft. Although sited in England the news is submitted from
all around the world, and aimed to appeal to 'softers from any country.
AA features news,
reviews, projects, articles, comprehensive links and a whole heap more
all written with an appealing British jovial spin.
has been running for just over a year and a half and has already become
a familiar Airsoft term expanding well beyond its original conceivable
limits. This is thanks to the great support received from it's worldwide
readership, who have made the website what it is today. If you have an
Airsoft related article that you would like to see published online, or
just need advice please do look us up..." - Arnie 16/07/2002
Firstly, this site is not intended to be the 'defacto' airsoft website,
it's merely a more personal contribution to the information out there
about Airsoft in the UK. The aim is to produce a site that looks at the
lighter side of airsoft, while still producing useful information
for anyone who is interested in the sport, whether they are a beginner
or a 'airsoft-guru'.
website: You are now looking at what is the 4th major revision of this website, now running a bespoke design and inhouse graphics. We have strived to produce
something that is not only good looking, but unique, useful, functional
and fast. Whilst the website provides news and information for Airsoft around the world, it should be remembered that this is my personal webpage too, so should have a personality and feel to it that is .. well me.
Hosting: We were initially hosted on UKAN, then generously by the guys at ASCUK after that. We are now self hosted ,running and administering our own server in house. I'd like to personally like to thank those that helped us in the past.
The wonderful cartoons that you will find on this website were very kindly
created for this website and are Copyright David Mallinder (email@example.com),
used with permission. Should you wish to contact David you can get him
at the above email address.
This website is here to serve you the reader, so your feedback
is much appreciated, feel free to email us, or post in our forums
anytime. So what do we cover on this website?
- We accept news submissions of an Airsoft related nature from any
source. Well will publish anything the we receive via email, although
we reserve the right to edit submissions, or to hold publication of certain
material if we consider it unsuitable in some way. Generally if the info
is accurate, of interest, and friendly it'll be put up for
Then the news is sorted
- ArniesAirsoft News
- ArniesAirsoft Updates
- Manufacturer News
- Event News
- Retailer news
- Arn's Blog
- The Rumor Mill
- Skirmish Site News
- Website Updates
Not only does this
make things easier to find, but people can quickly filter out news they
The news page is open
to all retailers, manufacturers and Airsofters alike. If you see more
news from any one retailer, that's simply because someone who works for
them simply takes the time to email me more frequently - nothing more,
there's no bias or favoritism involved.
you are looking to go out an buy a new replica for your Airsoft needs,
it's a good idea to read up on what you're about to spend your hard earned
cash on. We pride ourselves in our reviews, both in their content, quality,
and the range of reviews that we have. If you have a review that you'd
like to see published, please do send it in.
The reviews hosted
we host here are, and always will be, the personal view of the author,
nothing more. If you have something you would like to say about a piece
of equipment, simply type it up in the form of a review and email it to
me for publication, the fact that it may be of a differing view really
doesn't matter - the more text and articles we get online, the more of
an informed 'overall' opinion a reader can create.
- So what makes a replica your own? Well making it different from
everyone else's. :o) Our project pages cover a variety of custom ideas
and solutions that people have tried both now and in the past. The idea
is to inspire you the reader to trying your own ideas out. Again, if you
have an idea that you'd like to see up here, please do send it in.
But there's so much
more, we have forums,
(where you can speak to like minded individuals), links, a photos section,
and so much more. Everything is fairly well organised, so please do have
a browse using the links on the main menu to the left.
submission - to make things easier the new site allows readers to
submit new links, news, feedback, and photos for the gallery. To send in submissions simply use the contact form supplied.
be aware that be entering this website you agree to our terms
seems only fair to mention supporters here, and explain a bit about it
What is a supporter?
A supporter is a retailer or company that has expressed an interest in
advertising with us. We select supporters from retailers that we trust
and believe supply a quality service, they are listed on the front page
and the main index page. Whilst the presence of a banner does not represent
a 'legal endorsement' in any way they are companies that we respect and
provide a service that we feel we can recommend.
In essence - in exchange
for us advertising space on the website, they supply us with the odd bit
of equipment that we can review for you. The reason? Well we can't afford
to buy everything that everyone would like photos, articles and reviews
on. By obtaining help from a supporter we can bring you more quality articles.
Can we (a retailer/company)
become a supporter? I have deliberately tried to keep the number of
supporters low, for one it keeps things tidy, and for another we simply
don't have room for loads of adverts (it looks messy). If you are interested
in chatting with me, by all means drop me an email, if we don't have the
ability to provide advertising room, we can always publish news and articles
receive hundreds of emails a week. Sadly it's getting more and more difficult
to answer all of them individually, although I do my very best.
Can I email you
Sure please do, but remember I (Arnie) only have so much spare
time and knowledge, you can quite often get a quicker, more detailed reply
if you address your question to our forums
there's plenty of kind folks there who are willing to help.
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you would like to link to us, please do. If you would like a link back
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free to download these and use them to link back to us, please do not
link directly to them, instead right click on the image, save it to your
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awards and ratings: "Awards are like piles, sooner or later every bum gets one" (
Maureen Lipman ) - From time to time
we are awarded odd award or rating, be enlarge a lot of them don't mean a great deal (or take a huge amount to get) yet it seems only right to put them
somewhere. Here's the awards and ratings that this site has won so far.
of the Silver 'Artsy' award
||Made it to the
top of the DMOZ categories
||We are SafeSurf
rated "...SafeSurf's System [is designed] to protect children
on the Internet. It involves rating, classification, filtering and
||Winner of the
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