Step 1: Selecting Your Weapon
--Electric assault rifles (M16, M4, STG) Usually around 300-400 fps (feet per second)
--Electric sub-machine guns (Thompson, Mp5, MP40) Usually around 300-350 fps
-- Spring rifles (M14, M4, Dragunov) Usually around 330-450 fps
-- Shotguns (single-shot, multi-shot) usually around 300-350 fps
-- Spring pistols (Desert Eagle, Colt, Revolver) Usually around 250-310 fps
-- Electric pistols (Colt, Desert Eagle, Crosman) Usually 200-275 fps
-- Gas guns, I don't own any and have never used one. The only downside is buying gas. Otherwise, they are powerful guns.
For beginners, I recommend a spring rifle. It is easy to maintain, and easy to figure out. I also recommend having a spring pistol. This is handy for when your run out with your main gun. Another good entry gun, is a shotgun, either multi-shot or single. These are good guns that almost never break.
If you really want to, you can buy an electric gun. These are expensive though, and have more breakable parts. That is why I prefer the spring gun. It is cheap and reliable. But if you do buy an electric gun, I would recommend buying a universal smart charger as well. This way, you can't overcharge the battery and ruin your gun (like I did with my first one).
And please, don't buy a gun case. They are more expensive than the guns below.
The pictures are of some recommended starter weapons. All except the M16. That is my electric gun.
Step 2: Gear
-Your main gun, with either a high-capacity magazine, or a couple extra low capacity magazines.
-Your pistol, with at least two magazines.
-And a few friends
That's all you need to have fun playing airsoft. And trust me. Even if you are a sniper, you don't need a ghillie suit. I promise.
- A grey, dark green or brownish shirt.
-Jeans or long pants.
-A hat (If it is sunny)
- Safety glasses (not pictured)
Step 3: During Battle
Try not to reload while there are enemies that can see you are reloading. This will give them an opportunity to strike at you. In return, try to attack the enemies while they reload. That way, they are unarmed while you aren't.
Also, be creative, and come up with your own tactics.
Step 4: Airsoft Grenades
Step 5: Team Deathmatch (TDM)
Tip- If you get stuck in between a lot of enemies, yell for help. Your comrades can get them from behind. Also, try shouting, "Charge now!!" This will distract them while you make a getaway.
Tactic- Surround 'em and shoot 'em. Works every time.
Step 6: Capture the Flag (CTF)
Tip- Leave a guard close to the flag. He should always stay close, no matter what.
Tactic- Come in on their flag on both sides. This will confuse them and scare them.
Step 7: Assassination
Tip- If you are the president, you must stay protected. Stay hidden, and shoot only when you have to.
Tactic- You might want to consider this as well. Have almost all the guards sit sort of out in the open, pretending to protect the president. But have the president go hide somewhere else with one guard. This will distract them. The president should keep moving so as not to be found like the guy in the scope below.
Step 8: Cops and Robbers.
Tip- If you are the cops, leave a guard at the objective.
Tactic- Divide and conquer. If you are the robbers, you won't get surrounded by two guys. spread out on the battlefield and make them split up.