a how-to guide on airsoft. made for beginner airsofters and veteran experts.
Step 1: Appearance
this is here you get to play dress up. it sounds really girly, but it is mainly for intimidation.(it would scare you to death if you saw a guy fully decked out in a S.W.A.T. team uniform bust through your window. you may see veterans at a local field wearing full range ghille suits and combat vests. it all depends on your surroundings. for in-door battles, you don't need camoflauge. something black like a hoodie with goggles, a vest and knee and elbowpads would be perfect. for a home made vest, take an old, black or dark green backpack and cut out all the attatchments-like the waterbottle holder and other pouches. then, stitch or hot glue them to your hoodie-make sure its old so the at your house gets mad, and ta-da! your home made vest. I used the back pack material because it's loud so i know when i'm shot. for a wooded enviroment wear a camoflauge jacket and pants. to go the extra mile, use a ghille suit-i made another instructable on airsoft sniping, check it out to make a homemade ghille suit. on to part 2...
Step 2: Weapons and gear
okay, now that thats done with you can work on buying a gun.
you need a
Primary(rifle or automatic AEG)
your main weapon. try to find the FPS(feet per second) over 250 is what you want. 400 is pushing it unless it's a sniper.
Secondary(pistol or mini automatic)
use as a last resort. it must be ready for action at all times, loaded and reliable. 250-300 FPS is what you want to look for.
there are homemade tools you can make for this catagory(i'll make another instructable soon) airsoft grenades, smoke grenades, landmines, trip wires, are all optional. check your field for rules and regulations.