Picture of My guide to backyard airsoft
Welcome to my first instrucable, as the title says, its about airsoft (wow amazing!).
This is how to start your airsofting hobby and what guns to buy ect.
Really, it's a list of guns that you can buy, this probably has more guns than any of the other instructables like it. 

PLEASE NOTE: this is based around the UK so all the guns are two tone VCRA complient guns.
also, I'm not exactly an expert on this or anything, it's just about the backyard variety  with the cheap guns reviewed. I also take no responsibility for the pictures and thank the sites I got them from.

Step 1: Getting started

Picture of Getting started
 Ok, so most of you probably know this but I'm still gonna put it here.
Airsoft is a game played by a group of people with high powered bb guns, whose aim is to eliminate their enemy by hitting them with a bb, the only problem with this is that that person who got hit, has to call HIT! and walk out of the area of play, so if you have mr. cheaty pants as your enemy and he doesn't call hit , then you don't know that he was hit or not. Really airsoft is honour based, so if you think you got shot, go out. because playing with cheaters is not fun.

People say you'll need a lot of equipment to play airsoft, and this is why most people are put off. In reality all you need is a few friends, a gun and a few extra magazines for it, and goggles. Maybe a bag to carry around your stuff too.(If your playing a long game, you might want a bottle of water and a few chocolate bars as well.)

All you need to wear is really just some casual clothing that you can afford to get a bit dirty, and mabye some kneepads if you want. you will also need a holster for you sidearm and a pouch of some sort for your extra mags.

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bmunoz11 year ago
For snipers I would recommend a m24, vsr, or a l96. I personally own a l96 and love it
goldedrago2 years ago
i am better at sniping but i don't have the money(i'm 13) to get a 100$ sniper rifle(well MB06 Airsoft Sniper Rifle to be exact) but i have a 400 fps AEG i'm going to use until i can! alongside a Tokyo Murie glock 22 gbb sidearm! (found it at a pawn shop for 50$ what a steal!)awesome post by the way!
I find that a Electric mp5 (with a folding [by that i mean sliding] stock) works great as a "secondary" weapon for any class, i myself am either light support or a rifleman, as my main weapon is an AUG, but with a longer metal barrel and a high cap magazine.
however i was stuck when it came to close quarters as my pistol albeit amazing it is only one shot (Taurus 24/7 with under-mounted laser, got from www.bbguns4less.co.uk) was just not enough to be actually useful, so after months of searching and lots of guns bought and sold i was stuck, until i found a nice, cheap but reliable MP5, this solves my problems perfectly, as the folding stock means that on occasions when i will be fighting in just close combat i can do without the AUG altogether as this means i will just extend the stock and attach a red dot sight to my mp5, i think and from personal experience i would definitely consider getting a small PDW such as an MP5/7/9 or even an m4, minus the stock and with the barrel extension removed.

Hope i helped you with what is already a FANTASTIC instructable 5+ stars no question!

(Pictures of my current USED load out, i have other guns but they are either too imprectical - a 8" barrel python revolver, and a SM6 sniper/DMR)
why do you not recomend getting an ak?
Neovenetar (author)  airsoftbeast405 years ago
 No offence to people who want one, but the MP5 is identical in stats so it is cheaper to buy an MP5, but there alright. Although you dont really stand out with your own unique style cos' it's "the terrorist weapon" but really it doesnt matter if you buy one :) O yea most of them are cheaply made too.
i have to disagree because a mp5 is a submachine gun and an ak is a long rifle so they are completely different.i have one of both and i love both of them
Neovenetar (author)  airsoftbeast405 years ago
 ok, its just the cheap ones I mean, I mean the professional £300 ones are great! its just the price...
... i dont know how much guns cost in europe, but here in the us, most professional/ match grade guns will cost you around $300, not 300 pounds (what is that like $600?)... my Classic Army pro-line m4 was $290, and its the best roll of cash iv ever spent
300 pounds is like 450 dollars but it's more expensive because of all the British tariffs and laws
Neovenetar (author)  predatory meatball4 years ago
here you can get a skirmish worthy gun for at least £70......... also, you Americans get all the cool stuff! you get guns, you get ALL the swords and you get throwing stars!
yea... the one thing i would hate about airsofting in europe is the two- tone lime green or baby blue guns... but yea, a skrmish worthy gun would cost around $150, but if you want it to last, i would recomend spending a litle more. i gotta say i have never even heard of anyone using swords and/or throwing stars, so i dont think your missng out on that...
Neovenetar (author)  predatory meatball4 years ago
i don't mean sword and whatnot in a skirmish, i mean in general.
your a backyard player arent you?
well obviously "My guide to backyard airsoft"
Neovenetar (author)  airsoftbeast405 years ago
 yes, It says so in the instructable man! I think that spending that much on a gun is a bit much, so I just do backyard and also there's no skirmish site near where I live.
there isnt one where i live either but me and about 15 guys i know go up into the woods and play
Neovenetar (author)  airsoftbeast405 years ago
 that's what I would do, exept that my friends don't have any decent guns and I don't have enough to share out.
ya that sucks,but me and my friends used to all have springers and we played in our backyards and it was still freaking fun so keep on playing!                                 p.s.we finally got good guns because my dad got an auto so everyone was scared ,so we all bought big guns and know he has one of the worst guns lol and he still kicks our butts cuz he was in the navy =) 
Neovenetar (author)  airsoftbeast405 years ago
I'm gonna get a load of cheap springers then play in the woods near my house with my freinds soon.
why are you getting a bunch of them?
Neovenetar (author)  airsoftbeast405 years ago
 so we can have more than one gun each
chubby85 years ago
i love running especially in woods. i gess i would make a good scout, is a p90 a good scouts weapon?
Neovenetar (author)  chubby85 years ago
yea i guess a smg is good for scouts, but the p90 is really just like a tiny assualt rifle, even though officially it is in fact a pistol.
not to troll, but a P90 has a shorter barrel length than an MP5
I would recommend an M14 rifle.
Actually, KART M14 EBR.
350 FPS
Full metal
13 LBS.
Neovenetar (author)  Smasher5554 years ago
that is the most....... TOTALLY AWESOME M14 EVER! buy the damn thing!
I'm trying to! But I don't even think that is that accurate. If you want an M4A1 Carbine, ( or M4A1), buy the G&G Combat Machines M4A1. It's damn accurate, based on review. $139.99. I want that even more, but so far I'm even allowed to buy an airsoft because their, "dangerouse", as my damn mom would say. But I went deer hunting today with a real gun(?), weird, right?
I have the G&G combat machine M4a1 and i have to say it is a pretty good gun. But my friend bougth the blowback that has a little more power for a little more money. also it is a bit more compact. I would recommend this gun for a starter. BTW my friend had a $250 dollar gun and his was not even close to mines capabilities
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Neovenetar (author)  Smasher5554 years ago
Hah, I've only handled a duoble barrel shotgun before! I don't count my air rifle because it's not a firearm. But airsoft guns? dangerous? I have a sword for christ's sake! Show them how responsible you are by showing some professionallity in your intrest, like reasearching about skirmishes.
Neovenetar (author)  Smasher5554 years ago
depends, is it the electric one?
Sorry, I had a few errors in my terrible typing. BTW, grassbag is when shoot adeer in the stomach. :]
I couldn't reply,[at first, error], but I would recommend the gun in my above ^ comment. I'm trying to convince my parents to let me buy one.
is it really a pistol?
Neovenetar (author)  chubby85 years ago
indeed it is, it says so on wiki, and the d90h says its a pistol on the side of it as well.
An Villain3 years ago
That's a Walther P99, not a PPK.
Neovenetar (author)  An Villain3 years ago
Oh yeah, you're right. PPK's the small one..... I'll change that at some point.
i dressed like a helgast from kill zone and used my super modded rpk and stakeout
try a TARUS 24/7 - amazing gun!
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