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Airsoft gear/weaponry/equipment

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Hi. In my airsoft wars, the objective is to capture the enemy fort while defending yours. This is the 101 on airsoft gear, weaponry, and equipment useful in doing so. Above, you have a picture of me duped out and ready to go. 
 
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Step 1: Overview

Overall, I carry a handful of crap suitable for my role. I'm in the light infantry (shock troopers). However, we pack a couple guns, for our tactics require fast-paced guns-blazing fighting. On top of my head is an old cowboy hat. I wear the shemagh around my head to keep out dirt, dust, and protect my face against twigs that may cause scratches as I run by trees. As far as webbing goes, I have 2 items: an old saddle bag and a younger hip bag. We'll break those down later. 
  On my waist is an olive-green belt that holds up my U.S.M.C. standard-issue desert pants (I got them from a friend, but you can get them from an Army surplus store). I tucked the cuffs of my pant legs into my standard-issue U.S.M.C. desert boots. You don't see them in this picture or anywhere in the instructable, but I keep an E-tool cover with an E-tool on my left hip and a canteen cover with a canteen on my right. Both are standard Marine-Corps issue.  
 
  With weaponry, you can see my two pistols, knife, main rifle, and, just below my sleeve line in my hip bag, my little auto. 


Step 2: Primary

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My primary rifle is a pump-action single-fire rifle that shoots metal BBs. To shoot, the gun has to be off safety, I have to load it by cocking it, pump it once or more, then its ready to fire. A little slow, but my carbine broke. I'm saving up for an automatic/semi-auto M4. 
  My rifle had a buttstock that made it a superb sniper. However, it broke off while my brother was using it. The rifle still maintains very good accuracy and range, it just can't shoot fast enough. It makes up for this by outranging the enemy. 


I_StarkGuy10 months ago
Hey, weren't you an user called "General Foster?" You had lots of specialized instructables.
SO4Jesus (author)  I_StarkGuy9 months ago
Yes.
And what happened to them?
SO4Jesus (author)  I_StarkGuy9 months ago
They went by-bye. Got tired of idiots givin me crap bout usin pics off the internet.
Mmmm, pics of you would have been nice. I would like you to repost them with your pictures. I wanted to see your real troops and all that.
SO4Jesus (author)  I_StarkGuy9 months ago
They're comin; my 2 instructables (this one included) don't have anything off the internet.
SO4Jesus (author) 1 year ago
I only pump it once; one pump, its fps is only 295; most airsoft prmaries are better than that! I'm savin up for an airsoft gun, and though it shoots plastic BBs, it shoots them at 420 fps.
Doesn't matter, dude. The difference in weight and hardness between plastic and metal, I imagine still puts a lot of force into those metal BBs that thing's firing out. And because it's harder than plastic more of the impact has to be absorbed by the skin. Nobody in their right mind would let you enter any sort of airsoft competition with that thing.
It's not even airsoft!
420FPS is what it says, don't forget that that's only muzzle velocity. Also, that's a bit too high for most fields or competitions.
There's not one field or anything for airsoft I can think of where I am, but I've read a lot of competition's rules and usually they cap it at about 375FPS for AEGs.
SO4Jesus (author)  JamesTB131 year ago
I've shot m'self in m foot with that thing pumped once. Barely felt it.
Irrelevant, man.
For the record, though, were you wearing shoes?

The point is, airsoft guns, paintball guns, meant for shooting at people. BB guns aren't. No matter how little you pump it or how little you felt it. And nobody, ever, would let a BB gun into a field or competition.

It's like throwing forks at someone. "Hey, they're not knives." doesn't cut it.
No pun intended.
SO4Jesus (author)  JamesTB131 year ago
Yea, I had shoes. And my BB gun is allowed on my field. Laurence, the commander of the other team, says my BB gun is much less painful than my pistol. Don't hurt as much, doesn't do any damage. No one's gettin hurt anymore than if I used another gun I own.
You've got a lucky exception, then. And only at the one location.
Still, I can say that I'd never go to an event where I'd be getting shot with metal BB guns. Ever. It's just not as safe.
Please, man, the moral of my story is don't be posting a guide for airsoft if you're not using the proper equipment. I really do like airsoft and I hate to see anyone discouraged, but I think if you're going to do something, do it right.
SO4Jesus (author)  JamesTB131 year ago
Understood,bro. I would NOT use my metal BBs if i didn't have proof and 100000000000% confidence it was unsafe. Its safe, man.
I respectfully disagree, simply out of principal. But this argument has, I think, run its course.
On another note, didn't you used to have more instructables up? Did you delete some?
SO4Jesus (author)  JamesTB139 months ago
I got an airsoft rifle I'm usin in replacement of the BB gun. I agree now; BB guns AREN'T airsoft guns and stuff, not what they're made for.
SO4Jesus (author)  JamesTB131 year ago
I used to have a bunch of instructables, but I deleted them to redo them with my own pics.
Oh, right, you were that guy, haha.
I almost completely forgot about this site. I think I might become active again, though. I've got more resources now.
And a job.
Looking forward to your stuff, though.
SO4Jesus (author)  JamesTB131 year ago
Thank u. They're comin back!
The most expensive thing there is your pants (which aren't USMC standard anymore, look up marpat). And don't use metal bb guns for airsoft, that's just not cool.
SO4Jesus (author)  infinityairsoft1 year ago
I know the USMC is usin different camis now.
Breenyboy1 year ago
Dude.... Metal=bb gun, PLASTIC ( hint hint ) = airsoft. Seriously dude. No wonder you outrange everyone.
SO4Jesus (author) 1 year ago
I used to have a bunch of instructables, but I deleted them to redo them with my own pics.
SO4Jesus (author) 1 year ago
Well, if you could see what I was talkin bout, I dont see a need to change the spelling.
JamesTB131 year ago
That's not airsoft if it shoots metal BBs, man. That's a BB gun that you shouldn't shoot at people. I really hope you haven't been using it, that's both stupid, dangerous and unfair to other people playing airsoft with airsoft guns.
I agree.
That's really unsafe bro, just save up and get an aeg. Until then, use your gas pistol.
JamesTB131 year ago
I'm not trying to be insulting or anything, but they're called granola bars.