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

Guide Chapterts: 1. Basics2. Impression3.Weapons4.Recruiting 5.Organizing6. Events

6. Events

Every year significant number of WWII events is held across United States, Europe and Asia. They range from exhibitions to combat simulation-only events and many can be found from the internet and WWII publications.

Many of these events are organized by Re-enactment (also known as "living history") organizations. 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 makes significant effort to look and act like real military unit from World War II. Many 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.


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