Buy direct from Patrol Base, the leading award winning UK Airsoft retailer with years of experience!
If you're looking for the best service when it comes to buying Airsoft Guns then look no further! Patrol Base have years of experience when it comes to buying the latest and greatest Airsoft kit on the market. All our staff play, and we won't sell anything we wouldn't use ourselves.
We have a vast range of Airsoft M4's, AKs, Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and more, with plenty of choices when it comes to Gas, Electric and even Air Powered guns!
Are Airsoft guns real guns?
Absolutely 100% not! Airsoft guns are highly detailed replicas of real-world guns, but are infact classed as toys!
Airsoft guns are not designed to kill, but now adays are designed to be used in Airsoft Skirmishes, game days where teams of Airsoft players group up to play Airsoft Games, shoot eachother, and have a generally good time!
There are a wide range of places Airsoft can be played, with 100's of sites up and down the UK, both indoors and out, in woodland, old mills and abandoned warehouses, there are some truly unique and exciting places to play!
What types of Airsoft Gun are there?
There are three main types of Airsoft Guns:
- Electric AEG
Powered by batteries AEG are considered the most consistant Airsoft gun, perfect for beginner and seasoned players.
- Gas / Co2
Powered by Gas these types of gun offer blowback and enhanced realism, with the tradeoff of more maintainance.
- High Pressure Air HPA
For more Advanced players HPA guns offer high rates of fire and consistency, at the trade off of having to refill an air bottle like a Paintball Marker
Can Airsoft guns kill?
Airsoft guns are designed not to kill, which is why they're used for training and simulation. Airsoft guns infact are designed to be as realistic as possbile but without the downside of dying.
In the UK power limits are enforced on Airsoft replicas and BB guns to ensure they remain safe to shoot with, with limits of 350fps at most game sites, and 500fps for sniper rifles.
Although Airsoft guns are safer than real guns, its always important to take precautions, good quality eye protection is a must, and we even recommend full face protection if you can!
Are Gas or Electric Airsoft guns better?
A heavily debated topic! One which people have many opinions, but generally: Electric guns work all year round, and gas guns are best during the summer!
Electric guns work all year round, no matter the weather, but usually don't have recoil. They simply just work, you can pick them up and go as long as you look after them!
Gas guns work best during the summer months due to the temperature of the gas, but the satisfying kick outweighs any downsides with realism.