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WWII Guns Beginner's Guide to recreating soldiers & battles of World War II

Guide Chapterts: 1. Basics2. Weapons 3.Impression4.Recruiting5.Organizing6. Events

1. Basics

Our products can be used in new exciting ways to recreate World War II soldiers and the battles they fought. Because of the different features and operating principles of the weapons we provide they offer World War II enthusiasts great deal of options that have not been available before in such a wide scale as now.

Before detailing our weapon characteristics and features it is vital to introduce the very basics of long standing World War II “live” hobby, Re-enactment (also known as "living history"). Re-enacting is a hobby where participants try to re-create historical military unit and battle to best of their ability. The very best of re-enactors are frequently employed in major movie productions because of the historical accuracy these re-enactors have achieved. In re-enactment emphasis is put into matching uniforms, weapons and skill sets as in real military. In other words the group tries to look and act like real military unit from World War II. Some of the re-enactors are members of organized groups and regularly participate in training and events.

Currently a level less in historical accuracy, a fresh new variation of re-enactment has born which utilizes our high-technology BB firing airsoft guns (designed and made in Japan to the highest standards of the industry). Because of the roots of the airsoft game and generally younger group of hobbyists the level of historical accuracy is less than what is seen in re-enactment, but this is balanced by the more authentic and exciting battles that share some common dynamics with real infantry combat such as firing & movement and small unit tactics. Since hits are noticeable the battle is not comparable with old-fashion re-enactment battles. The emphasis is on easy entry and fun of combat gaming as in, for example, better known paintball.

Besides of authentic WWII gun replicas that we provide second important element of your equipment is the soldier’s uniform and the related personal equipment. This is called “impression”.

Cap firing and non-firing model guns

Basics

Model guns are even more realistic in appearance than airsoft guns. Materials used are often more genuine (wood and metal instead of plastic) and internals are very real like unlike in airsoft guns that need substantially different mechanism to fire the BBs. Therefore the prices are sometimes higher than airsoft gun models.

Types

Model guns come in two flavors, cap firing and non-firing. Cap firing model guns utilize brass-made Plug Fire Cartridges (PFC) that have internal firing pin mechanism to ignite 5mm or 7mm caps to create movie-like firing effect. The firing effect consist of firing sound, smoke, muzzle flash (in certain models) and automatic ejection of used cartridge (unless the gun is bolt-action). The firing effect is very impressive and real-like in indoors with hand guns and submachine guns.

Performance

The firing effect of cap firing model guns is very impressive and real-like in indoors with hand guns and submachine guns. Our customers have been very impressed by the model gun (both cap firing and non-firing) details, functionality, real-gun like features and appearance. Many of the model guns are used in war museum displays, movie productions and in private weapon collections.

Required items to use model gun:

  • Model gun
  • Plug Fire Cartridges (PFC)*
  • Caps*
* = Not required for non-firing models
 
 
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