Hello! In this Instructable I am going to try to share some experiences and tactics I have found while airsofting and expand on the many beginner guides available on this site . For a beginner's guide, I recommend A Simple Guide to Airsoft  by user That Weasel or Airsoft: A rookie's guide based on personal experience  by dizzytired. Enjoy! Oh, and thanks to AirsoftUK for the image below.

Step 1: Disclaimer (Safety)

Ok, here's the inclined disclaimer when writing about airsoft on the interwebs. NO, airsoft is NOT dangerous if you play it properly. A few rules of thumb:

1. Keep your guns under or around 400 FPS (Exceptions: Snipers)

2. Have the judgement not to shoot people point blank or within close range (Ask them to surrender or do courtesy kills.)

3. ALWAYS wear goggles or a paintball facemask. (ANSI certified) 

4. Don't take off your mask until the end of the game.

5. Keep the orange tip on.

And, the big one, 


One of my friends has experience on the last rule. He was airsofting in a frog pond, when a paranoid old lady called the cops on him. He was about 9, using cheap clear springers, and practically the whole police force came. Imagine what would happen if you and a half-dozen friends came over dressed in tactical gear and wielding assault rifles?
<p>Great guide!</p>
<p>i just played airsoft out in the country with 9v9 it was awesome!! </p>
i bet you got #6 from AC3
We play on BLM land, but we infrom the police department before doing so.
That's perfectly responsible.
Thank you. M' dad was paintballin when he was a teen and the cops showeded up. Didnt get in no trouble, but why risk it?
center right LOL
7. ??? - 4 people (on a 5v5 game) have little ammo with big guns and 1 player has alot of ammo and a pistol and if any of the four players have no ammo the pistol player comes and gives them more ammo.
thanks for adding my idea<br>
is it posibul to just use pistels
Is it a good or bad ideas to train on your airsoft field by planning a stradegy and then shooting at dummies/targets behind bunkers?
Yes, target shooting is a great way to practice aim and strategy is always important!
Actually if u buy Locally it can be better online because places like evike and airsoft gi have actual stores in Cali where u can buy guns from<br>
great instructable
actually my friends are trying to get one to mount on the back of an ATV
someone plz tell me where to buy this gun and what the name of gun is
its a minigun it costs around 3000 dollars airsoft and you should be scared as heck because of it i saw a guy who made a home made one and he shredded a pepsi can and started drawing smily faces on the wall with the bbs ps i am making one of these its going ok i also made a claymore
can you please tell me ow your minigun works im just wondering how so many people have built them so easily
well u can always use pvc pipes my disign actually was kinda a faluire but if u have pvc pipes and an air compressor you can hook it up to a bb resiviour and then get an electric rc car/plane motor and hook it up to make the pipes spin theres a guy who made a few homemade ones out of aluminum dont know what the site is but hew has building tutorials.
dude u should post it when made <br>oh yeah and i know what a minigun is i was wanting to know what brand it is <br>
it's called a gatling minigun
does any one live in or near albion,il
actually, the tri shot shotgun at dicks spoting goods is pretty good
i agree
You can only take out a sniper with aa hand gun and you must take all your gear except clothes and glasses off and move slower than sniper moves and can not make a noise then when you are very close (stay out of periffical vision) shoot and pray that he does not have a spotter or your dead or just throw an airsoft grenade at them
are you saying girls dont play airsoft! I think you will stand corrected!
Hey, don't take it personally, it was just a joke. Unfortunately, I have never been blessed with the presence of a girl while airsofting, but I am not saying girls don't airsoft. You are probably cooler than about 90% of all girls I've ever met if you airsoft.
Ive played against girls in tornaments
Very nice instructable, however I was wondering if I could add some of the game types listed above to my instructable on airsoft game types. If you agree you will be given full credit for all your game types I include.
That sounds fine, go ahead.
Ok, Thank you.
Rules broken <br> <br>1, 2, 5, 6 <br>and never got busted
Ok mabye not # 6 more than twice
To each his own, but IMO playing with airsoft guns in public is an easy way to get shot.
With real guns. Not airsoft guns. Real guns.
Good instructable. If some one takes one of those out start running!
This is irrelevant, but if anyone is interested in watching some action movies made with the help of airsoft guns, you could check out my youtube channel at <br><br>http://www.youtube.com/user/twentyfivehourfilms<br><br>I appreciate any viewership.<br><br>Once again, thank you for reading and constructive criticism, and let me know if you want another instructable!
airsoft megastore has been very reliable for me i have bought 3 guns from there and they have all come in about a week on normal shipping and are high quality and very good deals
Yes, I'm only basing it off my own opinion. I have seen some people get some good experiences too, so I suppose it's possible I was just unlucky.
pretty good.
A very comprehensive and compact guide. Well done!

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