Rules of Engagement shop visit
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- Last updated: 15/12/2016
Helen Brown-Lee Finds a Great Airsoft Shop, Almost on Her Doorstep
Now I accept that I do have the occasional moan about having to trek around all over the place to find decent Airsoft guns and kit, so imagine my happiness when my Editor informed me that there was a shop that looked Airsoft related just down the road in Hadleigh, Essex.
One internet search and phone call later, and I was in the car heading out to what looked like a very promising slice of airsoft heaven.
Now we all remember those wind up YouTube videos by Elite Airsoft showing exploding BB’s, well as it turns out they have changed their name, kept the fabulous attitude to blowing things up (I do love a good explosion), and opened Rules of Engagement, a shop that may appear small from the outside but opens out into a cornucopia of fabulous kit once you’re in there.
The walls are lined with all kinds of different AEGs and guns – minigun anyone? These guys are also the sole UK retailers for Evolution Airsoft and there is an entire wall devoted to showing off the stock. A nice touch is that whenever a gun is sold it is instantly replaced with something new, so the stock really does change on a day by day basis and there is always something to catch your eye.
Add-ons, Custom and Skirmishing
There is a huge range of add-ons and custom kit like aftermarket motors, rails, lights, mags etc., in fact everything you need to make your gun into a masterpiece. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also an in house engineer - Rob - who runs ROSAS the servicing and repair side of the business, for fixing, upgrading and custom work. It doesn’t cost a fortune either, with services from £15 and upgrades starting at £32.50. In short I love this place and have been back 3 times already (non-work related) just to browse around, chat to the staff and yes I admit it, to buy things. There is just one thing that could make my happiness complete ... they also have a skirmish site - the Airsoft Plantation in Stock, Essex. According to all reports this site also has a love of explosions, taking pyrotechnics to a whole new level and is known for providing a fantastic day out. Well I know where I’m heading next time I need anything, and I will be checking out the site very soon - so fingers crossed that it’s as good as the shop! Rules of Engagement can be found at 12 Benfleet Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1QB (just off the A13 ‘Magnet & Southern’ roundabout near Hadliegh). Tel: 01702 554503 Website www.roeairsoft.co.uk. Opening hours are Tuesday- Thursday: 10am – 5pm, Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday and Monday: Closed.