Airsoft is sweeping the nation. It is cheaper, less messy, and easier to set up than paintball matches, and usually doesn’t hurt as bad. While it is more well known in the US, it is quickly gaining recognition here in the United Kingdom and there are plenty of venues to choose from.
Airsoft brings a sense of realism to simulated combat. That is probably the most exciting part of the whole game. The guns have been manufactured to look almost exactly like the real thing. They have the same slides, bolts, and even the same markings. The only real difference is that they shoot small plastic pellets or bb’s. This sense of realism is also characterized in a lot of real game play as well. Many of the matches are geared to imitate an actual war era. There are air soft guns that resemble World War II and Vietnam weapons, and even have the same kind of ammunition clips. This offers a whole new dimension to the game because people can simulate actual war situations of that era using the same kinds of guns. These scenarios are not crucial, but they do give air soft some variety that you won’t find in any paintball situation.
Because of the realistic recreation of combat that airsoft provides, it is important to make sure that you take some steps to keep you and your friends safe. The last thing you want to do is have someone lose an eye. There are some mandatory protective procedures that you should always remember to use so that you don’t have any accidents.
First or all, treat every air soft gun as if it was loaded. This is important so that you don’t point them at people’s faces or fire them blindly. For your own safety, you should never look down the barrel of your airsoft gun. This could be extremely hazardous. Also, never take off your goggles. If the pellets hit your skin it will leave a small welt and will hurt for a minute but no real damage can be done, but if it hits your eyes it can cause some real damage.
Airsoft matches can be some of the most realistic simulations of combat action. This allows you to get technical and creative and have some really fun games. Whether you choose historic scenarios or have a free-for-all, make sure that you follow proper safety procedures so that you and your friends can have an injury free experience.