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

Guide Chapterts: 1. Basics2. Impression3.Weapons4.Recruiting5.Organizing6. Events

4. Recruiting

Most groups are usually started among friends so first place to look into is your local friend network. However, finding WWII buffs is slightly different ball game if compared to setting a sports team. You might find number of friends who might have lingering interest to WWII through computer games or movies or via internet. Never has it been better time than now as interest to WWII has revived and never has been more suitable weapons & equipment been available than now.

You can search our website for recruiting possibilities as we offer community forum and other services to our customers.


Cap firing and non-firing model guns


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.


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.


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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