The Basics

On May 14, 2008, in Basic, Featured, by Gerry

What is Airsoft?

At its core, airsoft is a non-contact game of tag, where players are tagged out of play when hit by a plastic BB pellet fired by an airsoft gun. Embellishments on the rules of the game have produced major variations in the game types, but it is closest to the sport called paintball. Airsoft is immediately differentiated from paintball by its decisively militaristic theme, so airsoft guns are almost invariably replicas of real firearms, and players usually don military uniforms and gear imitating police, soldiers or even insurgents. Airsoft game mechanics have developed further beyond the concept of ‘paintball with replica firearms’. Here we’ll get into the basics of what airsoft games are about and how they are played.

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