Meet the owner: Panda
Hi, I am Chris Douglas but everybody calls me Panda. I was born and still live in Liverpool. I am one of the owners and marshal of Shock Airsoft based in North Wales by Towyn which is handy for me as I have a caravan holiday home there for the summer.
Before I started airsoft I trained and coached Thai boxing in the mma academy Liverpool. I then went to live and train in Thailand for 6 months when I came home a good friend Mike Wootten fellow coach and fighter for the mma academy took me to Shock and Awe Airsoft for the first time which I loved it! It was like real life Call of Duty I was in the TA / army reserves for a few years when I left school so I still had my old webbing and DPM jacket which helped me out and I still use them to play to this day.
I played airsoft for about 1 year as well as training Thai boxing before I ruptured my pcl in my knee so I could not do Thai boxing but to keep active I played more airsoft and midweek pistol shooting in the local shop or skirmish on a Sunday I then dragged my friend and work mate Mike Brown along one weekend and we have played ever since. We have our own team called the Panda Death Squad just a group of us then played at Shock and Awe. I then needed an op on my knee which was an 18-month recovery so I could not play, but I still went down and helped out at the site marshalling on game days, then taking over the site renaming it Shock Airsoft in 2020.
My guns: I have a few to say the least, this is a list of the best.
1 Asg evo this gun has never let me down shoots great out the box best airsoft buy so far.
2 Magpul m4 first ever airsoft gun and still use it now.
3 Dan Weston c02 1911 great pistol great in the cold in Wales.
4 Cyma Muscart launcher I use for my tag rounds anybody that knows me I love pyro so this thing is amazing.
5 Custom built M4 DMR from the Skunk Airsoft Works in Oldham.
6 The hpa mini gun great fun.
I have a lot more they are just my favourite
What I enjoy about shock is the team and how friendly the staff and players are after airsoft most Sundays we go the local pub TY FRYY INN for food and have a chat about guns airsoft or just life. We also do a lot of camp over games play in the dark tracers and night vison all the cool stuff then camp over, make a camp fire and watch a movie in the safe zone the social side of airsoft is great. We also do a lot of away games to other airsoft sites which is great fun getting to try out new sites and game ideas with the lads that play at our site.