Introduction: Guide to Airsoft
Airsoft is a fun sport and this instructable will give you tips on playing this sport.
This is a picture of my FAMAS F1 Airsoft Gun
FPS: 450 fps
Mag. cap.: 350 bbs
Weight: 7 lbs.
Length: 24 in.
Step 1: Getting Started
First you will need to put together a group of friends and find a playing field. If there is already a group of people near you who have already started their airsoft team you can skip this part. You will also need to buy gear. A good way to start out is borrowing a gun. If you cant borrow a gun then just buy a cheap gun so you can lern the basics spring pistol will do. You can buy one of these pistols at your local super market.
Step 2: Getting Your Gear
Your gear will be specifically for what role you think you are most talented at when playing airsoft. Snipers- You should get a good sniper rifle with a sidearm. Depending on the weight of your rifle you may want a bipod to increase accuracy. Scopes are expensve, so if you buy one you will need to take care of it, and if you cannot afford a scope learn to use the iron-sights. You also want camouflage according to the environment you are playing in,
Soldiers- You would want an automatic rifle or a shotgun, with many clips, and a sling. Camouflage is import if you are defending an open area.
Scouts- You are almost always on the run far away from your team alone picking of enemies. You will want a lightweight gun, maybe a gas gun, with lots of ammo so if the enemy controls the area you left your ammo in you wont be stuck without bullets. Lightwieght camo is important so you wont need to rest very often as you run.
Guards- get a good gun you can help guard the team with, some camo, and a lot of ammo because you will probably be fighting almost the whole game.
If you buy your gear on the internet make sure it is a reliable place to buy gear and that it uses protection from hackers and spam.
The picture shows what a sniper's gear could look like if you are playing in a field. some snipers play in urban, desert, or woodland areas so camo can vary. Ghillie suits are useful with any role except for scouts, because running in them is difficult unless you get a lighter suit.
Step 3: Adjusting Your Gun's Hop-Up
Hop-Up is a very important factor with most airsoft guns, especially with sniper rifles. Most pistols don't need hop up adjustment but almost every rifle does. It doesn't matter if you have a powerful gun if the gun if it doesn't have good and high accuracy and precision. Even a person who is a very skilled marksman won't be able to use a low accuracy rifle effectively. So adjust your hop-up system almost evry time your gun is in use.
Step 4: Practice
If you are on a team, you should play your role on the team as well as you can, because if just one perso on a team does not cooperate then it could ruin everybody's fun. On a team you need a good leader who knows a lot about tactics. And more importantly, a good team tht listens and can work together. So you will want to practice your role so you can play it out in a game. Playing in small two on two or four on four wars is a good way to get used to your role, and target practice on a paper target is also helpful. Target shooting is a great way to set your gun's hop-up ,and scopes. Snipers and scouts should practice stealth, and soldiers and guards should practice tactics.
Step 5: Tactics
Tactics are extremely important in any airsoft game. they are the difference between victory and defeat. They also vary from different game types. In capture the flag a popular tactic is to split into defensive and offensive squads. the base around a teams flag is usually protected by a few soldiers guards and snipers when the tactic is employed. Scouts will sneak behind enemy defenses, and wait for the guards, soldiers, and snipers that are not defending but are attacking to start firing so the enemy is not focused on their rear flank and will send their team to the shootout. Then the other team's scouts will steal the flag, before the enemy team steals that teams flag.
In deathmatches, you usually split up in two squads and atack the enemy from both sides.
In Multi team battles you can stalk the two enemy teas while they are fighting and attack at th right moment.
Step 6: What to Bring to Battle
You should bring only what you need to battle. And this list will show you what you should bring. (depending on your role)
3. An extra clip or 500 bbs.
4. A sidearm.
5. Camo (According to your playing field)
6. A flashlight (Only if you are playing in the dark or at night)
7. Bottled water (Only if you are playing for a long time.
8. Something to carry everything in
Step 7: Ground Rules
1. Never take your glasses of in battle.
2. No pointing guns at people if you arent in battle.
3. Do not shoot people who aent involved in your war
4. Take hits
5. Do not shoot people who are out
6. Take prisoners, if you are within five feet of them unless you are in a cqb situation.