Technical and technique articles

Refurbishing a €20 AEG – Part 1


Is all this masking tape supposed to be here? Is that stock meant to flop around like that? Why won’t it shoot? These and other questions answered as I try to bring an elderly AEG back to life.

Refurbishing a €20 AEG – Part 2


It’s finally back together, looking shiny and working. But, how does this old King Arms M4A1 shoot?

Making the grips on the Umarex Luger look like wood


When I’m not shooting replicas, I build plastic model kits and I wanted to see if it was possible to use modeling techniques to improve the look of the Umarex Luger…

How to make your BB shooting replica more accurate


I like BB shooting replicas because they tend to have the best functional accuracy, but as shooters they can be pretty poor. But, there are things you can do to improve this…

Making the Gletcher PM1951 shoot to the point of aim


The Gletcher PM1951 isn’t a bad replica, but it shoots 2″ low at six metres. Happily, fixing that isn’t too difficult…

Umarex Buck Mark URX trigger job


This Umarex replica isn’t a bad shooter, but the trigger is rather heavy. Is it possible to make it lighter?

Upgrading the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa – Part 1

Upgrading the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa – Part 2


Tokyo Marui replicas are pretty good out of the box, but there are just so many ways to upgrade them! Here’s what I did to mine.

Are all steel BBs the same?


There are differences in weight and quality amongst 6mm BBs, but what about 4.5mm steel BBs? Are they all the same? There’s only one way to find out…

Modifying the rear sights on an Umarex CP 88


Is your Umarex pellet firing replica shooting high?  This may be the answer.

How to hit what you’re aiming at

How to make the point you’re aiming at and the place where pellets or BBs are actually hitting move closer together.

Replacing the CO2 loading knob on an Umarex Walther PPK/S


The hideous plastic CO2 tightening knob spoils the look of older versions of the Umarex Walther PPK/S.  But with care it can be removed.

Lubricating air and airsoft pistols

Many people seem confused about which oils and greases can safely be used on air and airsoft pistols.  This guide provides some advice on basic do’s and don’ts.

Airgun law in the UK

Do you own RIFs?  Are you UKARA Registered? Do you have a valid defence against the VCRA?  Do you have any idea what I’m talking about?  The legal situation regarding the selling of air pistols and particularly airsoft pistols in the UK is complicated, acronym riddled and confusing.  This article is an attempt to provide an overview of requirements.

Refurbishing and repairing a Crosman Model 44 Peacemaker


How do I get a decent paint finish on this gun?  Is this firing pin supposed to be in two pieces?  Why did I ever start this! The answers to these and other questions…

Air Pistol Safety

It’s all good fun until someone loses an eye.  No, really!

Colouring brass inner barrels

The brass inner barrel on some replicas is horribly obvious.  Here’s a quick way to make it less so…

Cross dominance and air pistol shooting

Ever wondered why you have such problems hitting what you’re aiming at?  This could be the answer…

Improving the accuracy of the Cybergun S&W M&P 9c

Which turned out to be pretty easy…

Make it shiny – hand polishing a zinc-alloy replica


Shiny things are good!

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