Airsoft is a game that has a steadily growing following. Many people enjoy playing Airsoft even more so than playing Paintball. The games are similar, but with Airsoft, you can easily simulate military activity or war games.
This is the appeal of the airsoft game for many of its fans. It's pretty simple to get a game of Airsoft going, and it doesn't cost a whole lot considering the level of simulation that you can achieve. The game is only really appropriate for older teens and adults. It is not recommended for younger children as it is too violent and can possibly hurt them.
1. First you need to find a large space for play. You cannot play Airsoft in a public park no matter what time of day it is. Public parks and public property are not safe places to play Airsoft; you can easily injure a small child or domestic animal. Your space should be on private property that you have express permission to use like a paintball or Airsoft field. Places with a lot of natural elements like trees, bushes, abandoned buildings and creeks provide interest for your game play.
2. Next you want to develop your skills before you get your Airsoft game going. You can buy a gun from a local sports goods store in your town or buy one online. The right gun for you is key, and you might want to try practicing with a both a long range gun (ex. a rifle) and a short range gun (ex. a pistol). Guns are available in all popular gun styles on the market today and you can choose to buy a spring gun, gas gun or electric gun. Guns cost between $70 - $300.
3. Start practicing and get good. When you buy your gun, buy some paper targets as well. Practice shooting in a large area and practice until you develop some good accuracy.
4. Once you've developed some good accuracy, you can start getting ready for serious Airsoft play. You will have to spend a few more hundred dollars on the accessories you're going to want to use like silencers, laser pointers, gun carriers/vests, ammunition, and scopes. Your accessories purchases are mostly based on your personal preference. The only accessories you really need is ammunition.
5. Lastly gather your other players together and decide how you'd like to play. Some exciting Airsoft games to play include simulating search and rescue missions, simulating team ambushes and war games, hunting and tracking games, and shoot to kill simulation. Once you've agreed on your game, you should all establish all the rules up front. Once you've done all this, go ahead and play.
Keep in mind that Airsoft is not a game for everyone. The pellets can cause pain if you are struck with one and the pellets will usually leave welts on the skin. Many avid players feel that Airsoft pellets cause no real damage or bruising, but everyone's experience is going to be unique. Airsoft can feel very serious for some people and hunting and shooting others can be a disturbing experience for you even if it is all in fun, so you might want to start off small before you organize a big game.
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