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In this instructable I will teach you the basics of airsofting!

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Step 1: Get a gun & ammo!

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This is the most important step!!!

1. Get a rifle, shotgun, or machine gun ranging from 250-350 fps unless you are a sniper, in witch case the fps should be above 400.

2. Get a secondary weapon such as a pistol or mini automatic ranging from 225-300 fps. ALWAYS HAVE IT READY TO USE!!!

3. Get a pourable ammo container with at least 2000 bbs. If you have a non-pourable container use a drinking bottle of some sort.

Step 2: Clothes & safety gear

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Basically the most important thing is goggles/mask. I recomment a mask to protect your whole face. I play night matches with my friends so i just wear a black spring coat & dark jeans. When I play in a forest i wear camo. Thats all you need. Have a holster for your pistol too.

Step 3: Practice makes perfect!

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After you get your equipment, you have to practice your dodging and shooting skills.

For shooting: Set up some paper targets and practice on getting near the center of the target. If you can ace that then you will ace airsofting!

For dodging: Have your friend throw soft object slowly at you and dodge them. Keep increasing the speed of the flying objects and that should help you a lot.

Step 4: Extras

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When you are ready to have a war or battle, you can also take grenades, smoke grenades, etc. You can also be like everyone and cheat. Sneak some party poppers or firecrackers in so you can use them to distract other players.

If you want to know how to make the grenades and smoke grenades, leave a comment and i'll make some instructables!

Thanks! Bye!
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AdamC45 months ago

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Bowen200211 months ago
Hey wat kind of gun is ths and how much is it i luv it
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aidan36211 year ago
How do I make the things
harter1122 years ago
wrong your assult rifle should bw at least 300fps
gmagnan3 years ago
hey can you pppppppppppppppppppppllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee teach me
nerd973 years ago
How do you mak thos things???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
AirViper4 years ago
Is their a way to holster a mini automatic? (Secondary)
Sgt Niesen4 years ago
Dont wear a face mask cause you cant aim with them well gotta go Niesen out
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u can make smoke grenades by covering a ping pong ball in foli and light the ping pong ball
do not use itching powder if you dont want to cheat.
even though that works well it is going to smell bad and it pollutes the earth a better option but slightly less effective is on a windy day use flour with itching powder still annoys your friends.

Remember wear lots of clothing so itching powder does not get on you..................
 Dont ping pong balls give out poisonous fumes when burnt?
Yeah so I wouldn't suggest it.
60% potassium nitrate and 40% suger
and how u do that....?
common knowledge. potassium permanganate and sugar gives a bigger boom, though. ( if you're interested in where to find potassium permanganate, look in your local drugstore, sold as purple-ish crystals )
if you want to make, PM me for instructions (sorry if I got too talkative, explosives are like my version of addictive drugs)
i totally agree with you, Me too!!!!! :P
sorry, I meant to say "makes an awesome noise distraction". not too much smoke involved
Rye2121 Rye21216 years ago
do u just put it together until something happens?
No , you put it in a pan on medium heat until the sugar melts . Then you punt it in a mold when its still melted and put a fuse in it . Then when its its time to use it Peace out air softers ,Nv43
ur basically caramelising sugar, more sugar: faster burn, more KNO3(saltpeter) more smoke.
and longer burn time
Ops i mean then when its its time to use it light it.
@gasatack117 they r very good guns (maybe except the defender)
Wat do the sticky notes say?
awesome defender(full ato) also shoots 115 fps shotgun I think 330 fps pistol(stinger p9 275
smoke balls work best if you need to escape
defender should be backup to shotgun
Jordo6 years ago
Have you actually used a chronograph to measure your FPS? because many company's lie about their fps , I bet slydark is right about how low of FPS your guns have. Many local stores like walmart, dunhams, and dicks sporting goods lie ALOT. If you truly want a good gun that will last you through the years, get a Tokyo Marui, Classic Army, Echo1, or JG gun. Some reliable sites are also
do you know a site to get an airsoft sniper for cheap besides hobbytron? i think the site was called hobby usa or something but i cant remember now.
WAIT! don't buy a sniper. if you want a good gun, just buy an AEG. only Jing Gong/Golden Bow, CYMA, CA, etc. not crosman... AEG's are availible for the same or higher FPS, and have full auto features. Better than snipers allthe way!
i have a really good AEG, i want a sniper just for the hell of it.
Well I wouldn't suggest getting a gun from an America business
Airsoft guns from Asia rock :D
yobwoc zasxcd4 years ago
Japanese ones... Chinese airsoft companies aren't exactly high quality. The poor guys aren't rationed enough to do it well, though, so don't blame the workers. Blame socialism.
Its called, they rock.
look for the UTG L96 shadow ops, or the Kart M700
ok thx
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