Introduction: Airsoft Guide

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Learn how to be the best airsofter on the block. Please vote and leave helpful comments!

Look at the next few pics at the bottom to see my AK-47 walmart shotgun mod =P it's so cool.

Step 1: Get Your Suit

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gather your materials and guns

What you should take to the battle ground:

a main gun
a secondary or backup gun like a pistol
camo, snow camo, or regular street clothes
2 or more magazines for each gun
a paintball mask or regular saftey goggles
500 or more BBs (depending on the game length and how many people are playing)
a backpack or something to hold your gear in.

If you are a sniper, take the stuff that I have listed below

what i take:

ghillie suit
sniper rifle
paintball mask
extra magazines

Step 2: Find a Spot

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Find a nice spot in the woods to lie down in or get into your fort. The best place to be is behind something to prevent getting hit. I prefer the fort because it is way up there and you are covered by the walls and ceiling. And there is still a window to shoot from.

If you are in a place where there are either no forest nor open space, use plywood to make walls skids or pallets work too.

To make the walls just simply lean the plywood against something and drill a hole in it big enough to see and shoot from.

Step 3: Take Cover

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Cover yourself if you get into trouble and then shoot when you get the chance. Like I said before the best spot to be is up high. But if you are low, stay low and run away shooting. Try to run around things to block you, and run in zig-zag lines to make it hard for the other person to hit you.

Step 4: Make the Game Fun

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mix airsoft in with capture the flag and other games to make it way more fun. trust me its awesome!

Capture the Flag:

Get two teams with at least 2 people on each team. Then get two "flags" easily made from any fabric or bag.

Next, make your battle plan and base.

Then, make sure the flag is hidden, but it still has to be showing.

Then, have half or a quarter of your team guard the flag while the others try to capture the flag.

If you get shot 2-3 times you will need to go back to your base and try to get the flag again.

Step 5: What FPS You Will Need

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the FPS (feet per second) is one of the most important things in airsoft. The FPS is how far your bbs will go every second.
runners: use pistols with around 200 fps
guards: use shotguns with aroud 250-310 fps
snipers: use rifles with 400+ fps

Step 6: Where to Be

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the next most important thing is where to hide

runners: anywhere possible
guards: around the place u should be guarding!
snipers: in tall grass w/ ghillie suit or about 5-10 ft in the air in a fort.


airsoftpror (author)2016-04-10

I had some issues finding good goggles but they have a list here to help you out if you're trying not to spend a lot

SO4Jesus (author)2012-01-28

First picture is a dragonov, not an AK.

CalebH8 (author)SO4Jesus2015-09-15

Dragunovs are based on AKs....although they are not made by Kalashnikov.

But you are right, Dragunovs are not AKs.

CalebH8 (author)2015-09-15

Not really a real guide. Check out mine for comprehensive advice.

habs19 (author)2015-03-06

There is so much wrong here it makes me cringe, don't give advice if you don't know about it yourself.

Rye2121 (author)habs192015-09-08

Dude i was 13..

saxman31 (author)2010-01-26

i think you may be misinterpreting fps. yes it means feet per second but it only plays a small role in range, and thats what you truly want range.i am a juggernaut and i use a Thompson with 460 fps and a range of a bought 70 yards. believe me im an experienced player.

ThomasM19 (author)saxman312015-03-31

i think range depends on fps hugely, are you saying that with more speed the bullet isn't necessarily going to go further?

PandaboyP (author)2014-12-29

im a sniper with 400 fps with a 4 * 15 scope

sniper_king (author)2014-11-25

#1 TIP dont buy at walmart and if you do. Dont excpect it to last

geniuskid9 (author)2013-03-19

what about assault rifles? all you have is shotties snipers and pistols, WE NEED ASAULT RIFLES!

AustralLord (author)2008-08-18


Rye2121 (author)AustralLord2008-08-18

uhh yeah, just read the yellow box around it :p

AustralLord (author)Rye21212008-08-18


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d4rksaber (author)AustralLord2008-08-23


MattSwan (author)d4rksaber2009-03-08

fail. hahaha

nerfer192 (author)2008-08-06

best game evar

CapnTac (author)nerfer1922008-08-07

A-freakin'-men, brotha!

djtomczak678 (author)CapnTac2008-08-07


muddog15 (author)djtomczak6782013-01-11


minerug (author)djtomczak6782008-09-12

lol, i have to agree

muddog15 (author)CapnTac2013-01-11


SO4Jesus (author)2012-11-20

We dig trenches and put sniper emplacements in them (amongst other things).

thing 2 (author)2011-09-29

Does your stock actually work?

ilikejellybeans (author)2011-09-04

just asking why does the terrorist have flares on his shoulder?

airsoft guru (author)2011-03-30

i agree with the tree house idea but what happens if u get swarmed, run out of ammo and start raiding your fort?

with only one window, someone could just aim on that window and you couldnt move

Cptme (author)2011-08-14

see it people like you who make airsoft fun , when im sniper i sit about 50 feet from a fort and shoot the noobs off the ladder trying to get in :D its very fun

AustralLord (author)2008-08-18

200 fps is wimpy, my spring pistols are about 300fps, spring shotguns 320-350 fps, but you got snipers right.

no your spingers arnt that power full sorry but no

nope, they may well be - my pistol is 314 FPS and my shotgun could reach 400FPS with 0.12g bb's
i also have a spring DMR that fires at around 350 FPS, so i would check your info tbh :)
here to help


jrg3ni0us (author)brandon borick2011-07-21

Only if you buy from Wal-Mart

buddy i have a spring rifle tha shoots 500 fps its got a upgraded spring but it shoots 500 fps and all aegs use springs you just have a motor that pulls them back
and yes ive chronoed my rifle

No you don"t not unless its a sniper. A springer might shot that out of the box but 30 shots later the spring is compressed and it might do 150fps. I've seen it again and again from people who ask me tho fix there guns for them. The spring are cheap and once they break-in they stay at about 150 fps. Before you ask i chrono the guns for the local players and use a "Shooting Chrony Beta Master" and a "Shooting F-1 Chronograph" I know the to be accurate to 3 fps with my hand loads for my 30-30 making the largest margin of error. To anyone looking to play get a aeg or a gbb pistol cheaper you can repair them yourself and there just better sorry didn't mean to burst anybody's bubble.

then (author)brandon borick2011-07-08

comepletely agree, though there are still bolt actions like im guessing maneter112 is talking about

yes they are sorry but yes. i've got a springer pistol that goes 307 CHRONOED and my friend has a spring sniper with no upgrades that goes 468 (also chronoed). don't be hatin on the springers.

i have two pistols a P-36 and a P-1311 and they both go 325 fps

Rookie12 (author)brandon borick2010-06-12

i got 310 on mine but its a sniper

JamesTB13 (author)brandon borick2010-05-31

i've just got the Crosman P312 pistol, and I've had it chrono'd at 290-310 fps. So yes, springers ARE that powerful.

alexgator99 (author)AustralLord2009-07-13

I agree with you. My pistol is 315 fps and my shotgun is 355. When we play tho we have pretty much just shoot each other with no winners. So the rule is no above 400 fps guns.

epicninja12 (author)alexgator992010-08-13

im also sorry to inform you that if you bought that shotgun from wal-mart it and it is smith and westley that it is not 355 fps take a close look at what they say the pistols fps is on the package and then look at the pistol... that pistol is not over 100 fps so i can guarantee that they are lying about the shotgun to

Capt. Kidd (author)epicninja122010-12-06

Wesson. not westley.

bighead5454 (author)AustralLord2009-08-02

my M4 or M16 (cant figure out which) has around 300fps my pistol probably 290+ and my shotgun 355

thatguy999 (author)bighead54542009-10-31

yeah i have the same (almost the same) shotgun the guy shows in the pictures. the only thing different is that mine has a scope, lazer dot, and a flashlight :P   its around 355 FPS and it hurts, even at 20 yards or so.

austin.evans7 (author)2009-05-11

Have you ever played President???

daelans (author)austin.evans72009-05-28

president owns, i cant play much, not many ppl where i live airsoft or like me. (most opt latter) but its still fun.

lysemads (author)daelans2009-06-09

how do you play president me and my buddies started a group so we can play airsoftgun we are a total of 11 so we are a good bunch we all got a main weapon whit a velocity over 315 fps and some got a back up weapon but we are all newbies xD so i ask again how do you play president

Ajent00757 (author)lysemads2011-05-06

or you try to escort a person without him getting shot lol not sure

daelans (author)lysemads2009-06-19

there are two teams. terorists and presisdential/CIA. the terrorists usually have more ppl, so the odd person, if you have 11 it would be 5-6 or 4-7. the rest of the game is basicaly medicball. one person can either heal or not heal others and you have to kill him. its pretty easy. but there are better games then president. you can play pres any way you want but theres always one person who needs to be killed.

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