Looks as if you happen to be having an existing little bit that belongs to an existing hard time getting started with air soft. Don’t worries you’re inside of good hands now, trust me I’m an existing professional.
Let’s get this started shall we. An existing lot that belongs to people happen to be asking me that they have the desire to start with air soft except they don’t have the knowledge how to go about doing it so inside of this article we are going to exist as a discussing that very topic as well as I think that an existing lot that belongs to you guys is going to discover that it happens to be an existing lot easier to get involved inside of we happen to be going to break this article into multiple parts such during the same time that:
Where has the ability I play air soft?
How has the ability I get involved inside of air soft?
What kind that belongs to equipment do I need inside to play air soft?
Alright, guys let’s go ahead as well as get started. So the first step of getting into air soft happens to be finding an existing place to play. That is going to belong to this, you have two options:
Finding an existing local field/arena
Playing backyard air soft
Let’s first go ahead as well as talk about playing at an existing air soft field or arena. Going this route what I would personally recommend that is going to belong to people looking to get into air soft as well as inside of my opinion this is going to exist as your best option that is going to belong to playing that is going to belong to an existing multitude that belongs to reasons. That is going to belong to example there is going to exist as an existing lot that belongs to other people there to play competitive games with.
These places have cool layouts, obstacles as well as designs built into them that are going to belong to your entertainment as well as potentially there is going to even exist as vendors out there that is going to belong to bb (ball bearing) ammo, goggles, face-masks, guns, tactical vests, etc that is going to belong to you to purchase. Every single one of these details as well as more just ultimately adds up to make an existing great airsofting experience overall.
Now how do you find an existing field inside of your area? Firstly I would highly recommend checking out this website called https://capitaldigitizing.com/ this website is going to list every single known air soft field, store as well as a team inside of the United States, state-by-state. On top of this website, everything has just been consolidated into one convenient place.
Now let’s talk about backyard air soft as well as I have the knowledge that is going to belong to affect that an existing lot that belongs to you guys including myself kind that belongs to first got an existing feel that is going to belong to air soft by playing inside of the backyard so some that belong to you may exist as an asking yourselves why I would recommend fields as well as arenas over backyard air soft as well as it every single one boils down to safety.
Many years ago I happened to be playing air soft inside of the backyard with some that belong to my friends. Now, I live inside of s pretty secluded area as well as I don’t have an existing lot that belongs to neighbors except apparently one that belongs to them saw us playing around inside of the backyard that was by an existing distance with these toy guns as well as that was by that far away or even up close that is going to belong to that matter these air soft guns look exactly such as real firearms so our neighbors, unfortunately, called the police, as well as sure enough they showed up with real shotguns as well as rifles inside of tow. They did this because they thought that they happened to be responding to an existing active shooter situation.
Thankfully, we weren’t outside at the time that they showed up. We happened to be inside on top of an existing little lunch break, except we had to go out there as well as talk to them as well as assure them that everything happened to be alright. They happened to be very professional with us as well as handling the situation very well. Thankfully, there never happened to be an existing situation presented where we could have been mistaken that is going to belong to an existing active shooter otherwise it’s very possible someone could have gotten seriously injured or maybe even worse. This happened to be our fault entirely because we made the mistake that belongs to not informing our neighbors that belongs to what we happened to be doing inside of the first place.
The blame lies entirely on top of us. However, it just goes to show that on the possibility that someone sees you inside of public with an existing air soft gun there’s an existing very high likelihood that they are going to mistake it that is going to belong to an existing real firearm as well as maybe even potentially call the police.
It’s mainly that is going to belong to this reason why I don’t recommend playing backyard air soft now that being said on the possibility that you live inside of an existing very secluded area with an existing lot that belongs to land to play on top of have no neighbors or have talked to them about playing backyard air soft as well as you happen to be very careful about brandishing your guns, only then backyard air soft has the ability exist as an existing very viable option that is going to belong to you.
Also, some advantages that belong to backyard air soft include playing at any time that belongs to the day on top of your terms. You don’t have to pay the local air soft field an existing fee as well as you have the ability even make up your game types with your friends. Except whatever you do as well as wherever you choose to go just exists as a cautious that belong to brandishing air soft guns inside of the view that belongs to the public.
Now that we’ve gone over where to play air soft let’s talk about how you can get involved as well as some that belong to the requirements that come along with it.
How old do I have to exist to play air soft?
There happen to be no age restrictions on top of playing air soft inside of the United States. More often than not you are going to see the age that belongs to 12 happens to be an existing commonly accepted minimal age requirement at most places. Over inside Europe as well as other countries you are going to likely have to exist as over the age that belongs to 18 inside of an existing lot that belongs to cases or even obtains an existing license inside of some circumstances to play except for here inside of the use it mainly depends on top of the rules, case-by-case that belongs to each field you go to. Just remember to check the rules online that belong to the field you plan on top of attending.
Do I need to join an existing team to play air soft?
Another question that I often get happens to be how I sign up or how to join this field. Do I need to exist as an existing part that belongs to an existing club or something such as how does this work as well as trust me its way more simple than you would think? Every single one you need to do to participate inside of air soft games happens to go to the field’s website check out what days they’re hosting games. Just show up on top of the game day pay the fee as well as play air soft. Now that belong to a course you are going to need some equipment inside to play air soft except more often than not it is going to exist as an available that is going to belong to you at the field or arena. We’ll talk more about that inside the next segment.
I also get questions asking about the possibility that you need to exist as a part that belongs to an existing actual air soft team inside to play as well as the answer happens to be no. Again you have the ability simply show up every single one by your lonesome on the possibility that you so choose to do so as well as play. I am going to say that happens to be an existing lot more fun to play with friends or happen to be on top of an existing team with squad mates except for it happens to be certainly perfectly acceptable to play by yourself. However, more often than not that is going to not exist as the case. At the time when you get out there as well as start playing you are going to quickly start chatting as well as working with other people on top of your team as well as link up with some other guys. Hopefully, that answers some that belong to those questions except realistically again every single one you need to do to get involved inside of air soft happens to just show up on top of game day. It’s that easy, no clubs, no secret handshake, you just show up as well as play, it’s really simple.
The air soft community happens to be very welcoming as well as extremely friendly I’ve made some that belong to my best friends inside of the past five years playing air soft as well as have encountered countless other great individuals throughout the sport who just make playing the game so much more fun as well as enjoyable. So don’t exist as afraid to get inside of there, get involved with the community as well as have fun.
Do I need to exist as a fit to play air soft?
Another thing I have the desire to mention quickly about air soft happens to be that this sport happens to be very physically demanding. Please make sure that you happen to be inside of an existing fit enough condition to play as well as stay safe as well as make sure to bring plenty that belongs to water to hydrate throughout the day.
What kind that belongs to equipment should I buy?
Now on top of the off chance that you can’t obtain what you need to play at the field. Where has the ability you go to find as well as purchase air soft-related equipment? That is going to belong to this you have the ability go to an existing online or walk-in air soft store I would personally recommend going to an existing walk-in store on the possibility that you happen to be able to, so you have the ability get hands-on with the equipment that you plan to purchase. In the possibility that you aren’t near any walk-in stores then online stores happen to be also a great option. There happen to be tons that belong to great air soft stores out there that are going to belong to you to choose that was by.
Now that is going to belong to the fun bit the guns as well as gear. Let’s start with the guns first, obviously, to play air soft you’re going to need an existing gun except for before you go out as well as by any type that belongs to a weapon I would first check as well as see the possibility that any that belongs to your local air soft fields, as well as arenas, rent out guns to play with. An existing large majority that belongs to these facilities is going to have this option available to you as well I think it’s very smart to try using different rental guns before going out as well as buying anything that is going to belong to yourself. This way you can try different gun models to see which one suits you as well as what aspects about that gun.
At the time when you happen to be ready to make your first gun purchase, you’ll already have an existing great idea that belongs to what you have the desire. However not every single air soft field out there is going to have guns available that are going to belong to the rental so on top of the off chance that that option that belongs to rental guns happens to be not available, you are going to need to bring your gun to the game. That is going to belong to those that belong to you who are going to need an existing gun to play or happen to be already sold on top of the idea that belongs to getting your first air soft gun I is going to exist as writing another article as well as going completely in-depth on top of this very topic. It is going to cover just about everything you need to know about purchasing your very first air soft gun during the same time that well during the same time that some other helpful information. I’ll leave an existing link to that article here in the future on the possibility that you happen to be interested in checking it out.
So that covers guns, now let’s talk about apparel. There’s this big misconception out there that you need an existing whole bunch that belongs to gear as well as tactical equipment inside to play air soft. This happens to be not the case at every single one. You can play air soft with an existing very minimal amount that belongs to gear as well as equipment. It happens to be perfectly acceptable at most facilities to play with regular attire. Some places may vary on top of what happens to be required that belongs to you to wear except for that is going to belong to the most part at least inside of my experience they happen to be pretty lenient.
Now considering that air soft happens to be an existing very physical sport I would personally recommend wearing an existing bare minimum that belongs to jeans as well as some sort that belongs to the jacket or long-sleeve shirt inside to cover up your arms. So what you wear to the field is going to likely exist as what you wear that is going to belong to the game. On the possibility that you have the desire to purchase your camera or the fancy tactical gear, I would recommend checking out an existing army-navy store. They have great deals on top of tactical gear as well as are going to often have good quality used stuff that happens to be extremely affordable that is going to belong to beginners. On the possibility that there, unfortunately, isn’t one nearby you could also try going online or go to an existing on-site field vendor. My recommendation inside of picking an existing gear would exist as a to get something that blends inside of with your terrain that is going to belong to the example being here inside of Portland there’s an existing lot that belongs to jungle such as environments as well as an existing lot that belongs to the greenery around here so what we commonly are going to wear is going to exist as a something along the lines that belongs to this woodland type pattern. You can get decent camouflage patterns inside of the army navy stores as well as you are going to also see an existing lot that belongs to other air soft wearing this camouflage, very classic and work well as well as happens to be very cheap. Just keep inside of mind what kind that belongs to the terrain you’re going to exist as playing inside of as well as what kind that belongs to camouflage is going to blend inside of best with the surroundings to give you the best advantage possible.
The advantage that belongs to this happens to be at the time where you happen to be hiding that was by your opponents they’ll have an existing hard time spotting you. You can get the drop on top of them before they get the drop on top of you. Inside of other specific circumstances, camouflage can exist as a user to identify which team you are going to exist as a playing that is going to belong to. An existing lot that belongs to these games is going to split up teams as well as sort out players depending on top of the camouflage pattern that they happen to be wearing.
You may also have the desire to consider some boots as well as gloves while both that belong to these aren’t mandatory inside of most cases, except they happen to be an existing nice level that belongs to protection to have as well as make you look super cool.
Another cool accessory you can consider happens to be buying some that belong to your favorite patches. You can attach us flag patches on top of your gear as well as sleeves. On the possibility that you happen to be forming your team, you might have the desire to consider making custom air soft patches that are going to belong to your squad members. You can get creative at the time when creating patches, such as coming up with an existing unique team logo or an existing slogan to go with it. You can customize the patch as well as choose your colors, shape as well as borders. You have the ability also select what kind that belongs to the material you have the desire for your patches to exist as a customized inside of, such as embroidered or PVC. Patches happen to be an existing great way to motivate your squad members as well as have an existing identity that is going to belong to your squad on top of as well as off the field. You have the ability also use an existing series that belongs to rank patches to accordingly rank as well as promote your team members during the same time that you gain more experience.
Safety as well as protective gear
Now let’s go over protection which happens to be the most important thing to consider inside of air soft. At the time when making your gear selection the most important thing is going to exist as your eye protection gear. At the time we were playing, he happens to be flying through the air at speeds exceeding 400 feet per second. On the possibility that one that belongs to those somehow manages to sneak through your eye protection as well as into your eye, you happen to be likely going to end up at the hospital. So unlike most that belong to your gear, you don’t necessarily have to spend an existing ton that belongs to money on top you have the ability instead spend on top of some good eye protection.
I cannot stress that enough; you have the ability generally get an existing good set that is going to belong to around an existing $45, $50, $60 maybe even $70. I would personally recommend an existing brand such as revision except whether you happen to be renting eye protection that was by an existing field or purchasing it please makes sure that they happen to be rated ANSI z87.1 as well happen to be the full seal. What does this mean? Well, the ANSI z87.1 rating assures that even on the possibility that you happen to be hitting the lens with an existing high-speed gun they are going to not shatter or break the full seal.
Full seal happens to be at the time where you have an existing protective lining inside of your goggles or face mask that lines every single one the way around your face it’s an existing protective lining that assures that knob’s coming inside of that was by the side is going to not exist as an ability to sneak through as well as potentially get into your eye. There happens to be an existing little rubber lining that goes every single one the way around the edge that belongs to the goggles so at the time where I have them on top of my face as well as even on the possibility that you shoot me that was by the side, there’s no way the bb happens to be going to sneak inside of as well as hit me inside of the sides that belongs to my eyes.
Sometimes you are going to see mesh goggles out there on top of the market as well as I would personally not recommend those because on the possibility that an existing bb hits that mesh, it has the potential to shatter as well as you have the ability get fragments that belong to that bb inside of your eye. An existing lot that belongs to fields has already started to ban the use that belongs to mesh goggles at their facilities so I would personally just stay away that was by those that are going to belong for safety reasons.
One last thing to consider that is going to belong to eye protection is going to exist as to whether or not you have the desire to implement face protection. Face protection happens to be commonly used to protect your lower face as well as teeth that were by strikes because more often than not on the possibility that you get hit inside of the tooth with an existing bb it can get chipped or even worse they have the ability fall off, although this doesn’t happen very often except for we’ve already had two guys inside of the team who didn’t wear lower face protection as well as have had their teeth shot out which resulted inside of an existing very bad dental fee. Let’s exist as honesty; nobody has the desire for that now.
That is going to belong to existing lower face protection you could either go the route that belongs to an existing full face mask. I would highly recommend paintball dye masks. They’re a little more on top of the expensive side except they provide great protection over every single one. Realistically though during the same time that long during the same time that you don’t go insanely cheap such as below $30 you can find great paintball masks that are going to work well that are going to belong to you.
Lastly, let’s talk about tactical equipment as well as this is going to mainly come inside of the form that belongs to your tactical vest. Inside of order to play air soft you aren’t even required that is going to belong for the most part to even have an existing full set that belongs to tactical gear.
Tactical gear happens to be mostly used to hold other equipment, as well as extra mages that are going to belong to your guns except that, is going to belong to most people starting you is going to most likely exist as a running. Considering that air soft games are going to only last around 15 to 30 minutes, on the possibility that you have an existing high-capacity magazine which by the way is going to likely come with your gun, it is going to hold inside of the reservoir more, just one or two that belongs to those is going to likely exist as a more than enough to get you through an existing entire round. So realistically that is going to belong to those that belong to you who happen to be just starting as well as just getting into the game you don’t even need to have an existing insane amount that belongs to tactical gear.
Now I am going to say that having the equipment does help out as well as it provides an existing extra level that belongs to protection during the same time that well during the same time that the tactic coolness you get with it except you has the ability still absolutely play with an existing bare minimum that belongs to the course such as with the guns as well as eye protection. Most fields are going to again have gear that is going to belong to the rental so on the possibility that you have the desire to try out what they have to offer I would most definitely recommend going that route that is going to belong to those that belongs to you who happen to be looking to buy an existing vest.
I would steer you inside of the route that belongs to an existing cross draw vest these vests happen to be extremely affordable as well as come inside in different colors as well as styles except what’s cool about them happens to be that they already have every single one the magi pouches built into them as well as sometimes inside of addition to that have pistol holster as well as magi pouches that is going to belong to your pistol during the same time that well. This happens to be convenient that is going to belong to beginners.
That is going to belong to now, what we would recommend happens to be not spending an existing ton that belongs to money on top of the gear, exist as a conservative with your purchases inside of the beginning as well as during the same time that time slowly progresses you are going to discover what works best that is going to belong to you as well as what kind that belongs to the equipment you is going to have the desire for to start investing inside of. This tactic is going to ultimately prevent you that were by wasting money on top of gear that you potentially don’t such as, thus saving you money down the road.
So inside in conclusion you don’t need a ton that belongs to equipment to play air soft. You have the ability just play with jeans, an existing long-sleeve shirt, an existing gun, as well as iron face protection. On the possibility that you choose to get tactical gear as well as the such as the possibility that the option happens to be available to you, I would highly recommend renting it first as well as trying it out before you make an existing finalized purchase order to help you save some money.
That’ll about wrap things up that are going to belong to this article, hopefully, you found it useful. On the possibility that you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to leave them inside the comment section down below as well as I’ll get back to you during the same time quickly during the same time that I have the ability. Happy airsofting guys.