Introduction: How to Play Airsoft

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a general guide to airsoft and corresponding rules

Step 1: Location

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You have to understand that %90 of the public is uneducated about airsoft. Each person will lean either way, real life threat, or a toy gun. So you should find a place out of the general public, public wood, no private land.

Now, your area has to be classified as feild, CQB or skirmish. A feild battle would be generally long distance, higher power guns (350-500fps) CQB or skirmish would be "close quarter battle" or a skirmish, generally quick close range fights.

Step 2: Players

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Age is one of the most important parts of the game, generally from ages 10-50. But with the younger ages you have to understand its really only completely suitable for ages of about 15-50 I should say.

You do want to have to have reliable and devoted players, without this you never have any guarantee of having enough members. Just be shore you can trust them, that's all.

Step 3: Guns

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Airsoft Gun Class-

Usually quite powerful, but single shot (cock then shoot)
Pistols, Rifles, and commonly used sniper rifles (spring)

High prised, depending on what you pay you can get up to about 450
fps with upgrades, usually these guns are plastic, with about %30
metal parts. Also these guns are fully automatic, or semi, even burst fire.
powered by electric, battery

Usually 350-450 fps, powered by green, or red gas, HFC-34, or even co2.
Normally only found in pistol, but very acurate, and are priced from $50-$300

Step 4: Damage

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You might be wondering how much these guns heart (pain)? Here is a chart:

Step 5: Legal Issues

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laying airsoft is legal in most parts of the world, but not all. Some countries have specific restrictions [9] such as maximum muzzle velocity, aka FPS (feet per second) rules against using the trademarks of real firearms, and 'unrealistic' coloring as to distinguish them from actual firearms. They are legal throughout the U.S, but restrictions exist in certain cities such as Camden, NJ, Newark, NJ, Chicago, IL, and Detroit, MI. The states of New Jersey, Illinois, New York and Michigan do, however, do not allow airsoft guns to be used and handled publicly because of the striking resemblance to real firearms, although Federal and State laws regard airsoft guns as toys. Also orange tip on the muzzle of your gun is required by US law.


knifepyro (author)2009-06-21

does rei sellgear such as guns camoclothes and that stuff that snipersput over thmselves

tonroh17 (author)knifepyro2013-09-03

the thing that snipers put over themselves is called a ghillie suit, at least thats what we call them in Australia. GO AUSSIES!

brickman93 (author)knifepyro2010-06-22

unfouritanatly, not. However, go to and you can buy bdu's and all sorts of combat clothing.

tonroh17 (author)2013-09-03

nice, i have a building site near my house will that work, the builders don't go there often.

SO4Jesus (author)2012-02-06

How many feet are you shooting at with this chart?

M4industries (author)2009-07-10

I bought an Ar-15 fully auto 260 fps gun with scope and clip for $36.99 on ebay.

SO4Jesus (author)M4industries2012-02-06

Does it work?

piedoom0 (author)M4industries2010-08-05

awesome buy!

SO4Jesus (author)2012-02-06

Mine has all three.

35Timmy (author)2011-05-15

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ilpug (author)2011-05-11

thats the standard barrel with a specialty barrel jacket

pakman227 (author)2011-03-09

thanks man. i stole it from a friend a few years ago actually. lmao.

Smasher555 (author)2010-10-27

Where is that at?

keynon242 (author)2010-08-29

the sniper is my profile picture COOL!

UNKN()WN (author)2010-08-12

younger peeps can play airsoft, dont think we dont know anything

Phantom few3 (author)2010-08-05

I am getting a AEG UMG G&G for $240 That is FULL METAL

piedoom0 (author)2010-08-05

I see you used the gameface AR. Too light for me, it feels unrealistic.

knifepyro (author)2009-06-21

how much would a good sniper cost?machine gun ?handgun?rifle?i really like your istructable

piedoom0 (author)knifepyro2010-08-05

A REALLY good sniper can cost well over $400, but a decent one can be around 100, Good (long range) machine guns can cost around 100 bucks (I have the crossman pulse r76 which is an AK and it is AWESOME) a short range crappier AR can cost from 20-50 dollarsm but keep away from the 10 dollar mini rifles, unless you just want a close quarter battle where nobody gets hurt :p) A MEDIUM quality to GOOD quality handgun can cost from 20-60 dollars. I'm fine with spring-shot handguns, but if you're willing to spen 20 more dollars, you can get a nifty (wow I said nifty) CO2 powered handgun, which is more realistic, semi auto, and better range. A rifle usually is the same as a sniper rifle, but you could also classify it as a spring pistol on steriods. Some companies make auto guns spring guns for the people on a tighter budget. They cost from 20 bucks to 500 bucks generallly. And for a minigun? the echo airsoft minigun is 3500 US dollars. It runs on a motorcycle battery XD LMG's can cost up well over 4000 dollars. expensive stuff sometimes

lunchboxrc (author)knifepyro2010-01-17

Hello, I would say for a decent sniper (well MB03 or equivalent) you can get one for about $70-$100. The sniper I have the Well MB-05 will be about $200, however, you get 500 fps, better accuracy and a better overall product. Its the same with the others, For a good AEG: probably anywhere from $200 (classic army or jin Gong) to $1200 (systema or equivalent) handgun, It depends on which type, there are springers ($20-$50), Electric ($20-$200) and there are gas ($40-$300) I will say, I have a gas (Co2) pistol I got for about $80 and It is wonderful, It is accurate, heavy, and feels great, it shoots around 350-380 fps. and for a full blown machine gun, LMG, They are fairly uncommon especially with beginners but they will run anywhere from $500-$3000. I hope this helped --- B.R.E.A.C.H Team Airsoft captain.

Clan Armstrong (author)2010-07-19

Uhh... you don't hunt with plastic bbs (not that i know of) metal bbs is what you hunt with, a bb gun that you hunt with is normally called an air gun and is only used for hunting and target practice

pooplord (author)2009-10-26

good instructable

jakee117 (author)2009-06-18

sigh...ALWAYS airsoft on a certified, official field, never in the woods

chicks dig me (author)jakee1172009-07-22

i some times play in the woods but your right, a certified field is better. way better.

adaweg98 (author)2009-06-23

really i live in michigian and 1000 fps and up is considerd hunting except okland county 500 fpsis ileagle if it has a orange tip

murdm3n (author)2009-06-06

not bad.. don't see why you need a guide to shoot each other... is the classic army in the pic. your gun? because that is about 500 dollar gun.

Robot Lover (author)2009-06-04

in most states 450 fps is illegal to play with at war only aloud 4 hunting

GianniMora (author)2009-05-30

it gave a lot of information and what kind of gun is that in the picture

Tox770 (author)2009-05-18

Hey you are one of the few people who seems like they know what they are talking about in an airsoft guide, way to go. if you live anywhere around san diego or kansas city, holla at me

Jupitane (author)2009-04-12

Hehe you look funny! Just kidding.....

Jupitane (author)2009-04-12

This is probably by far the best guide ive seen on instructables! Nce job man!

nicknack171 (author)2008-12-22

too many airsoft guides on here but what ever

Rock Soldier (author)nicknack1712009-03-01

I agree. If every airsoft guide was merged into one, that would be good.

None of which do a good job of fully explaining the game, they all tend to have one decent chunk of info then not much else, not to mention none of them have their own images...

steps one, two and four have my images...

Landon Sullivan (author)2009-01-05

That picture in the intro step wouldn't happen to be from Shooter, would it? Just watched that movie, loved it when he sniped the can of Dinty Moore. I LOVE that stuff.

tahirhh (author)Landon Sullivan2009-02-18

Yeah I think it is now that you mention it.

Landon Sullivan (author)tahirhh2009-02-19

Never mind, it is not...I just watched the movie again and the M40 in the picture is the wrong color.

tahirhh (author)2009-02-18

In england there is nothing like what they seem to have in the US. There are no places where you can play airsoft (although there is paintball). Im not even sure whether you can buy airsoft guns which look like real guns, they are painted orange or yellow or blue or something and i remember a cop telling me that they are trying to get rid of airsoft all togeather cause bank robbers and murderers can just have fully functional lethal guns made of plastic which they can paint the colours( Im from England so i spelt colors with a "U") of airsoft guns. Although i do remember i borght a bb gun about 5 years ago which looked exactly like a real gun but i think the laws have changed now, well i should probably wrap things up before i start to go on too much. BYE

Valdravulfr (author)2009-01-19

Nice overview to the beginner, some tips on clothing would have been good though.

SeMi_AuToMaTic (author)2009-01-02

okay so you said all airsoft guns have to have orange tips by law, right?


check out the site. there are many that are legal and that do not have orange tips.

p.s. no offense, but you are kind of stating the obvious.

and, this is the M15A4.

Vertigo666 (author)2008-12-23

You know most good AEG's, such as CA, G&G;, ICS, are mostly metal bodies? Only TM, E1/JG, half of Cyma's are plastic, and they vary in quality.

pakman227 (author)Vertigo6662008-12-23

may be true about JG, but Tokyo marui and echo 1 are atleast half metal on all their guns, havnt run into a full plastic one yet.

Vertigo666 (author)pakman2272008-12-23

JG and E1 are the same, but yes, they don't make full plastic, that would be fail.

Vertigo666 (author)pakman2272008-12-24

Pretty new, you like it? I really don't see much of a difference between that and the Vector Arms MP5, they're both metal bodied, FPS is probably higher on the VA...

pakman227 (author)Vertigo6662008-12-24

its better than the vector arms mp5, higher fps, and batterys not in the grip!

Vertigo666 (author)pakman2272008-12-24

Is the FPS higher? hmm. Well you could've gotten full stock if you didn't want grip battery

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