This site was created in 2015 and exists for a number of reasons, but primarily as a free resource of information for anyone with some interest in military uniforms and equipment, be they collector, sports player, gamer, military, police or anything else.

Personally I initially took an interest in such things when I got my first BB gun around 2003, I then took up airsoft in 2006 before beginning my career as an RAF Armourer in 2007.  I had been intrigued by the idea of uploading clips from computer games to YouTube even before I joined up, then I realised there was a lack of good informational videos about airsoft and kit so I had a go at uploading some of those.  Originally I started a Facebook page just as a way to spread the word about the YouTube videos, but after a while I realised I mostly preferred photographing and writing about kit over trying to talk about it to a camera.  Not to mention that making the videos in my living situation is just awkward and the results aren’t as professional looking as I would like.

Given that social media is poor at both formatting articles and being an archive for information the next logical step was to make a website; so here it is.

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