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IWA 2020 is postponed

Sadly the IWA show has been officially postponed to an unknown date. This is due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the obvious issues around the spread through Europe and public events.

More can be read on the FieldSportsChannel pages.

NürnbergMesse has decided to postpone IWA OutdoorClassics 2020 from the planned date of 6-9 March 2020 to a date in 2020, which has yet to be specified

Attendees for IWA 2020 sadly pulling out due to virus concerns

84308404_2493754184225022_585322442361143296_oThe tv and media news here in the UK can be sadly somewhat repetitive and sadly spun out of control in some cases; however there is a genuine message around infection control and like any viral outbreak it is something to be taken seriously to help protect everyone. Obviously the upcoming trade shows now pose a conundrum from attendees meeting up with people from all around the globe who plan to fly in.

At the moment VFC (see their facebook post) and Guay Guay (see their news page) have announced that they are pulling out from IWA for the obvious reasons that the health and wellbeing of everyone comes first.

83825468_10157720856965734_1483716952282103808_oVegaForceCompany will not attend the 2020 IWA exhibition”

As you are aware, there is a new novel coronavirus (Wuhan pneumonia) spreading throughout mainland China and the rest of the world,.

Although there is only very isolated infection in Taiwan at this time (and none within our company) we of course still want to take the lessons of past flu outbreaks to heart: We want to take the side of caution as an organization for our employees, follow best health practices, and avoid crowded places in the near future.

For protect all of our customer and friend’s safety and health, reduce the risk of virus infection internally VFC has decided to cancel our presence the IWA exhibition in March 2020. This also includes any scheduled meetings during the show that we have already confirmed.

It is a difficult decision to make to not be unable to meet with our customers and friends this year, however, VFC will find another opportunity to display 2020 new products as the year continues.

Once again, VFC apologizes for any inconvenience, and thanks you for your kind understanding.

Also look forward to seeing you all in 2021 IWA exhibitions.

Airsoft Player awards, get in there!

The 10th Airsoft Player award voting period is up and online, get in there and vote for who you fancy. We’re listed so vote for us if you like us!

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Halloween raffle at Patrol Base

Patrol Base are having a giveaway in store this Saturday, 2nd November:

We’re doing a giveaway this Saturday.


Want to be in with the chance of winning free games days, ammo and even a new Airsoft gun!? Keep on reading to find out what we have planned in-store this Halloween weekend, the 2nd of November.


Come in store the 2nd of November to dig deep into our spooky mystery box to potentially pull out a winning ticket. 100 tickets are inside with 10 prizes up for grabs! You have one chance only to select a random ticket, but watch out for the creepy crawlies! Dig deep inside the cobweb and slime infested box. Prizes include ammo, tactical accessories, FREE game days at our HALO MILL and Proving Grounds sites!

Prizes have been kindly donated by ASG, the top tier prize is an ASG – SLV Armalite M!5 URX-SBR! Anyone can have a go, but if you are under 18 and win the top tier prize, then it will be handed over to a responsible adult.

Our Saturday event in-store will be from 9:30am to 5pm on the 2nd of November. There are only 100 tickets going into the box so get in early!

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Patrol Base – Giving away 30 rifles

Patrol Base have 30 rifles to give away to attendees at Operation Specna this weekend, find out how you can get involved in future events below:


This coming Sunday the 1st of September Patrol Base are giving away a pool of 30 SPECNA ARMS rifles! For all those who have already secured their spot for the 300 player event, you’ve got 1 in 10 chance of getting a free rifle for simply attending!


Winners will be selected on the group lunch break! At that moment in time you (if a winner) can then get the chance to run and gun with your new pride and joy for the rest of the game day.

To see what rifles could be in the prize pool, check out the full SPECNA product line-up available at Patrol Base right now by following the link.


If you weren’t luck enough to secure your spot for this event, then sign up to our social platforms to be ahead of the game and book for future game days by following the links below:

Patrol Base Facebook

Patrol Base Instagram

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Airsoft in an Increasingly Digital World


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Readers of this site will undoubtedly be passionate about getting outdoors and experiencing the thrills of airsoft. For many it’s not a hobby, but a passion. Yet, as you sit and read this, how many people around the world are playing airsoft at this time? One thousand? Ten thousand? Then, consider how many people are playing first-person shooter or military strategy video games at the moment. We are talking about millions of players, who have formed not only a multi-billion-pound industry, but a vast community as well.

It’s been written many times over the last few decades about how the existence of video games poses an existential threat to outdoor activities. Indeed, it’s been that way since the old Atari consoles of the 1970s. Yet, today we are looking at games that are designed to provide immersion of players through V.R and other immersive technologies. Above all though, it is the fact that players are connected online, in (virtual) proximity to each other in much the same way as you would be when participating in airsoft.

Consider something like CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive). According to the Steam charts, the average number of players playing the game in May 2019 was 364,417. That number refers to the average at any given moment, not the number of plays or login in the month. At its peak, almost double that number would have been playing online simultaneously. The statistics are mind-boggling, and that’s just one example among dozens of popular games of that nature.

eSports has exploded in popularity

Indeed, there has been a massive rise in interest in the whole area of eSports, with shooting and strategy games among the most important. In the United States, the television networks have jumped on board, providing live coverage of eSports tournaments in order to capitalise on its popularity.

The industry is wildly competitive, with non-players also taking part in eSports betting. A quick glance on 888sport’s eSports page shows hundreds of markets, with betting lines like Evil Geniuses at 5/1 to win EPICENTER, or LEC to win Rift Rivals at 33/100, as well as references to things like “skins” and “maps”. It’s presented like regular sports betting, but with unfamiliar names and terminology.

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eSports is often given the tagline, “the most popular sport you have never heard off” thanks to the millions watching online, and the fact in places like South Korea tournaments sell out huge stadiums. But does the fact that there are millions around the world playing these games pose a threat to activities like airsoft or paintball? It’s a difficult question to answer without falling into the clichés that have always surrounded video games.

However, we should say that while online gaming has created virtual worlds laden with wonderful graphics and provides experiences that trick the senses into believing they are real, there is still something lacking from these games that – as of yet – are not able to replace the feeling of something like airsoft.

It may be that it’s the physical sensation of getting hit, the way your heart pounds when someone points an airsoft gun at you or the fact that you might have to deal with ‘real’ problems like the weather or getting your feet wet. The suspension of belief is different in the virtual world. It could be the case that one day that we’ll all be playing airsoft online, but that day still looks a fair distance off yet.

North West Airsoft Festival

Bomb Up Airsoft have shared details of an airsoft event they are running with Equal Airsoft on the 6th and 7th July 2019:


NWAF is a weekend event held at Outpost Airsoft in Chester. We are holding this event in aid of Mind (the mental health charity) so all profits from attendance will go to Mind. There will also be lots of raffle prizes which we have had donated – again, all profits from the raffle will go to Mind. On the Saturday there will be suppliers/manufacturers attending to showcase products which will be available to purchase through us from our on-site shop. There will also be preowned stalls as well so plenty of opportunity for players to spend their hard earned cash. The Saturday is more of a family day so there will be mini airsoft games running throughout the day as well as entertainment such as a DJ, live bands, bouncy castle assault course, portable scare room, food stalls and more, as well as the option to camp over on Saturday night. The Sunday will be a full battle sim game day and we will have the shop open again for anything the players might need. Prices start from just £5 entrance, more information can be found on our website or through clicking this link

(Bomb Up Airsoft) IWA Airsoft meetup 2019–final schedule have announced details of the schedule for their Airsoft meetup at IWA 2019:

IWA is around the corner…

Final schedule Airsoft Meetup!

Check our schedule


You are invited! This year we have several great speakers, an industry panel and a community panel! And many live streams setup to broadcast the event. 
Be sure to visit he IWA Airsoft Meetup 2019! Our schedule is final and we are good to go. 
See you next week at IWA!

Visit Airsoft Meetup website



BattleArena: Worldwide Airsoft Shooter Tournament

BattleArena have shared details of their 2019 tournament which will be taking place in Finland during March:

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BattleArena is the biggest international airsoft tournament which will take place at March 2nd and 3rd 2019 in Finland. The US will be represented by the Cut Throut Contracting Team from NJ. Athletes from Russia, Finland, USA, Belarus, France, UK, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Israel and China will fight for the title of the best team in the world. During two days of the BattleArena competition, thousands of viewers will see the event using YouTube and Facebook live broadcasts.

Cut Throat Contracting Team – became one of victory candidates due to their victory at the national qualification games, which took place in Atlanta at January 2019.

This is season V of Battle Arena Tournament, and the second time in the row it will happen in Finland at the “ASA Airsoft Arena”, Europe’s largest premium indoor training facility. The rules of this competition are the “Bank Heist” scenario, teams will operate as the SWAT and Robbers by turns. The team which “steal” more golden bars will be a winner. The bank vault and the golden bars replicas were built especially for this scenario. The modeling of the real streets and urban environment gives a special touch to the game process, police vehicles and robbers cars finalizing the deep immersion. Despite the fact that players are using weapons which looks like the real ones, it is just real-looking pneumatic replicas. It shoots small 6mm plastic pellets with maximum of 400FPS velocity. All the participants wearing the eye and head protection for safety reasons. Player leaving the round as “eliminated” once being hit with the pellet in any part of his body. Special pyrotechnic grenades are also allowed in the competition. Referees are controlling the game process every moment. But the motto of the project is the “Fair Play’’.

BattleArena is the unique tournament which will bring you endless emotions for whole two days of the broadcast. This is a first person format which provide you a filling of the full dipping into the process!  Many static points of view along with mobile operator units and action cameras attached to players, along with multiple languages commentators and professional information layers, will grab your attention from the first moments of this action! It isn’t another tactical competition – BattleArena is a new format of the pure sports, and it is run under the slogan we already know – “Better Play!”.

Cheer for the Cut Throut Contracting Team – one of 16 BattleArena world champion candidates!


GFPOINT 2019 registration open for foreign participants

Gunfire have shared details of GFPOINT 2019:


Link to GFPOINT 2019 website
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GFPOINT 2018 Push Your Limits material


Operation Eagle v1.5 [Marine airsoft]

SSMG have published details of their Operation Eagle v1.5:


Operation Eagle
Register to event here:

Type of environment
Marine area

Dates for events in Sommen
Last weekend in sept annually. Fri-Sun.

Type of events here
Marine Mil.Sim. & Mil.Ex.

Level of difficulties
3 & 4 – Mil.Sim.
5 – Mil.Ex. grade one

Area setup

SSMG has made the decision, just too really secure marine operations, with equal terms for everyone, that the area is to be split in to three separate areas connected to each other with water in between. The rules are simple; the only way you can make it in to enemy territory is over water. The whole point is not to paddle around on open water just so we can call it marine operations, but rather that units have to engage in tactical thinking when it comes to actually providing safe operations on water and applying tactical thinking on both protecting own regions and also taking the fight to the enemy. The area might seem very large with kilometers of water, but not to forget that these vast regions of water are only highways and easily covered with one or two men patrolling them, observing from an elevated point or a strategic outpost. Another good thing is that radios go a long way on open water which also makes the area smaller.

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BattleArena–international airsoft tournament

BA logoThere will be a new tournament taking place in Finland early next year – Battle Arena:

We’d like to introduce our project – “Battle Arena”.

BattleArena is the largest international airsoft tournament. The tournament finals are taking place in Finland. Teams from 8 countries participated the Tournament. More than 50 teams from across the Europe fought through the qualification matches for the honor to be a finalist, but only one team from each country had chance to face other teams in Finland.

Four seasons of Tournament have already passed. Next season will start at October 2019.

This is the very first game that took place 3 years ago. We will publish games every week for you.

The first season was really short, only 4 teams showed an interest. It was a first time that the spectators have had a chance to see the airsoft tournament from the first person perspective.

5 on 5 players format included the set of rules with mannequin “Valera” involved.

(Battle Arena)

Land Warrior Airsoft @The Northern Shooting Show

Land Warrior Airsoft will be at The Northern Shooting Show next weekend:

We are excited to let you all know that we’ll be attending the Northern Shooting Show near Harrogate, Yorkshire next weekend, the 12th-13th May.


We’ll have a great selection of our items to get your hands on, including 5.11 Tactical,  Umarex (Heckler & Koch, Glock, Berreta, IWI, Walther), Krytac AEG’s, Magpul/PTS, Enola Gaye and much more.

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We’ll have some great offers on our stand only for the weekend, such as a discount on 5.11 Tactical items and a great value sniper rifle package, as well as giveaways with selected orders and if you’re really nice to us (or bring cake).

It’s a great chance to speak with one of the best airsoft tech’s in the country, fresh back in the country from California after getting the latest training from Krytac (did we mention to bring cake..?).

We hope to see you there attending this great and versatile show!!!

(Land Warrior Airsoft)

Gunfire: Combat Alert

Gunfire have shared details of Combat Alert an event happening in Poland:

Free admission to the biggest airsoft maneuvers in Poland! Sign up!


Specna Arms has become the Title Sponsor of the Combat Alert, which is the largest combat and airsoft training in Poland. This year’s summer edition – COMBAT ALERT 10 BY SPECNA ARMS, will take place on 04-08.07 in Orzysz. Open airsoft maneuvers in Orzysz is organized on the territory of the former military training ground. It’s the unique event with long and rich tradition and constantly increasing number of participants. The 9th edition gathered almost 1000 airsoft players.


We would also like to recommend you other great events that you may find interesting


Are you looking for an idea for the weekend? Discover the secrets of the former top-secret Luftwaffe research and development center located in the village Szeroki Bór. Visit the amazing Masurian Lakeland and take part in the historical trip.


Choose your side of the conflict page and get ready to fight! If you have already signed up for the open, summer COMBAT ALERT 10 BY SPECNA ARMS, we encourage you to participate in the preparatory seminars.


The roar of engines, the sound of cannonade and the smoke rising from the battlefield. Take part in the exciting and unique tank battle reenactment in Orzysz.


Link to registration:

Link to the website:


SS Airsoft 8 year event

Team Blacksheep are looking forward to the SS Airsoft 7 year party:

It is that time of year again for the Dirty South of Airsoft to have the biggest party with everybody on scene, the SS Airsoft 8 Year Party! This is the biggest Airsoft event on the East Coast every year and you have to check it out!


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