Introduction: Guide to Airsoft

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I know people have been starting to do alot of these airsoft guides, and I would like to help out.
I have been playing airsoft for the last couple of years, and I have picked up some pretty good strategies I will share with you.

Thing you will need

airsoft gun

mask (highly recommended)

airsoft bullets

and a field to play in

smoke bombs (optional)

airsoft grenades (optional)

and to go the extra mile you can even make a airsoft grenades and smoke bombs.

Step 1: Field

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first step is the field, you will need a field that is at least two ackers for more than four people. And you will need BUNKERS or FOXHOLES anything that will hide you.

I myself built bunkers out of fallen trees and old trash that was in the field that I play in

to build foxholes all you will need is a shovel, all you have to do is dig holes three feet deep and three feet wide. That you can sit in to hide from enemy fire and you can even build trenches to connect the foxholes

Step 2: GUNS

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okay the next step is guns!!! the most important part, Your gun is your
life line you don't buy a good enough gun... you lose!!!

you don't take care of it... you lose!!!

if you want a realy good AEG, you will need to spend at least 150 dollars. anything under that mostlikly will not be a very good gun.

here are some brands to look into.
Tokyo Marui
Classic army
King Arms

so with that said, here are some good airsoft sites. (highly recomended)

these are the sites that I have dealt with and is by far the best...

Step 3: Gear

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the next step is your gear. I usually carry a belt with pouches for ammo extra clips and a water bottle. I usually carry five thousand extra rounds with me at all times because you will never know when one of your teammates is going to need ammo.


the mask I use is a wire mesh mask (recomended for battle with guns under 400fps)

if you are playing airsoft with guns over 400fps I recomend a sertified airsoft/paintball mask


to buy my gear I usually just go down to the local army surplus store they have all you need for dirt cheap

but some good places on the Internet are

Step 4: Your Team

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if you are sireous about airsoft you will need a team. my team consist of

captain (me)


support gunner


and two rifle men

this is the basic team if you have more people find a place for them in your team. if you notice any special talents in your people make sure to put the into the spot that suites them best.



OdellBeckhamJr (author)2016-02-29

DPMS Panther Arms kitty kat kit's can be found for 40$ and realy good quality gun...

jrg3ni0us (author)2011-07-13

How should I finish my loadout? Here's what I have...

Green camo cap

darker green T-shirt

Sturdy hiking boots. They work and look like hiking boots but are flexible enought to run like sneakers

2 shot shotgun

I'll get an AEG and a pistol after I get my gun shipped from Florida

What am I missing (If anything)?

CalebH8 (author)jrg3ni0us2015-09-16


chan2005 (author)2013-10-14

I am starting a team but I cant decide what position to play I will be captain but I cant decide weather to get a sniper rifle ,electric rifle ,or a shotgun

CalebH8 (author)chan20052015-09-16

Electric, it is the most versatile. Get a shotgun if you are going to go fight in buildings, and sniper for long range. But electric is best all-round.

gunshow (author)2013-10-10

what vest is in the picture with that m16

mr. cool 384 (author)2009-09-12

My team pwns we have a guy with a 470 fps gas Barret and me with an MP5 One of the guys has 2 semi-auto deagles and duel wields. and a bunch of guys with G36s or M4s or SCARS.

DDDOOOUUUBBBTTT IIITTT!!!!! no one in the right mind would dual-wield

i do semi-auto's are just as effective than as a spring m16

oh he does hes about 6ft4 and able to benchpress130lbs so he does and they are lethal painfull

dang... iv never realy liked getting shot with 1 CO2... good thing (for the guy on the recieving end) theyre semi- auto. i personaly prefer a good aeg over EVER using a GBB, but if it works for HIM...

SO4Jesus (author)2012-02-06

I have storm troopers, special forces, shock troopers, defenders, engineers, scouts, and bike cavalry. The objective is to capture the enemy forts, with battles lasting several days.

SO4Jesus (author)2012-02-06

Have you ever dug many trenches-four lines, each over twenty feet long-connected with other trenches? It's great in airsoft becuase it works-alot.

Professor DIY (author)2012-01-16

My team has an m14 3 m4s 3aks 2 thompsons 1 m16a4 2 m9s and 3 multishots

Professor DIY (author)2012-01-16

Best brands are
6.classic army
7.any other

nfk11 (author)2011-11-15

oh and you forgot one its go there and its epic

nfk11 (author)2011-11-15

ooh ooh i know one

i got an AK-47 which isent here yet but will be

ShadowofaNinja (author)2011-06-17

From my experience the best brands are :
2. King Arms
3. Echo 1
9. Definately NOT Classic Army, the internals on these guns are HORRIBLE

mfojas (author)ShadowofaNinja2011-07-14

what happened to tokyo marui?

Raiden97 (author)2009-08-06

the one thing weird about my airsoft gun (it's a m16 a2) is that it curves up after about 60 feet of distance. don't say that mine is damaged because it did that when it was brand spankin new

Capt. Kidd (author)Raiden972010-12-11

your gun has hop-up.

Raiden97 (author)Capt. Kidd2010-12-12

a hop up mag yes, thats why it does it?

maximus276 (author)Raiden972011-05-08

it heppens with both hop up your wind and weight of pellet (.12g are common to have fly out of projectory) I find .20 are better

davison112 (author)2011-03-07

I somewhat custom built my gun.

I noticed my M4 (walmart gun) was broken, so i took it apart to see if i could fix it. After taking the barrel apart, I though i could put it on the end of my stinger R39. Now i have an awesome gun in which i duct tape my Stunt Squad Spas-12 to the bottom of. All around (minus spas-12) 60$, the m4 came with a pistol too.

DRK2395 (author)2011-01-02

why has nobody mentioned the airsoftgi g4 custom guns. those things are beast
( if a little pricey)

kve23 (author)DRK23952011-02-08

or double eagle

airsoft1017 (author)2010-03-24

Try getting a neoprene face mask (SKULLSKINZ) they work wonders just wear goggles!!!

ive got a 300 fps red dot sight crossman riffle and a h and k p30 blowback with semi and fully auto 180 fps ( fun for small battles ) what do you think is it a good setup?

get a AEG that is 350-380 fps and get a gas pistol then your setup will b better

i cant get a gas (mom , said isnt it)

what about co2 they are diffrent

KNEXFRANTIC (author)2010-08-10

you missed out cybergun wich has the best

Cybergun is one of the WORST gunmakers in the world becides the KWC Guns But everything else made by CyberGun is the WORST

i just like them thats all just opinion not fact cyma prety cool though

Akairsofters1 (author)2010-11-09

im getting a TM Desert Eagle HARD KICK =D

lapiosaatana (author)2010-10-27

wire mesh is okay if all uses goof wire meshs and high quality bbs

M4industries (author)2010-08-22

Y.A.P.I. - Yet another pointless Instructable. I don't mean to be rude, but there are way too many mediocre Airsoft guides out there and this is less than that. Stop clogging the Instructables servers with wasted bandwidth please.

airsoft1017 (author)2010-03-24

your missing some brands like...
Aftermath (my fav!!! Got the kirinex)
you get the point
just search airsoft brands to get some more :) Good job by the way

BrianKT (author)airsoft10172010-03-31

 You do realize H&K, DPMS, and Colt aren't airsoft companies, right? Guns with those naming are manufactured by a seperate company, like KWA, and licensed by H&K,DPMS, or Colt. Also, no offense but Aftermath isn't that good. TSD's are mostly re-brands. CYMA is ACM but has exponentially improved over the past couple years. I would stick with HK or Japanese companies. 

airsoft1017 (author)BrianKT2010-04-01

I know that the aftermath krakenis a re-manufactured cyma Ak and that cyma are only re-manufactued from yet another company and that H&K, DPMS, and are made by kwa and then licenced but i was just pointing out the NAMES not just the manufactering companies. by the way aftermath is what police and inssuficcent spec-ops groups train with instead of using simunition whitch is only offered to military and elite law enforcemant for traing

BrianKT (author)airsoft10172010-04-01

 CYMA's aren't rebranded. They're just made in China factories. And for simulation training, police officers and the like use Systema PTW's.

airsoft1017 (author)BrianKT2010-04-01

acttuly if you want to know that police also train with aftermath heres the proof...
and press the play button

BrianKT (author)airsoft10172010-04-01

 That's only one place. Most training facilities with a higher budget like to use Systema PTWs because of their realistic features. PTWs simulate a real rifle's bolt. They won't dry-fire and you actually have to use the bolt catch, forward assist, and charging handle.

its cool, except if you havent noticd, SYSTEMA aeg´s ar $1,500 so thats a start... and aftermath is a prety decent company... its not realy heard much from, but they know what theyre doing

They have money. They can afford to train their officers with the top of the top. But why would they use Aftermath? It doesn't offer any other advantages to simulate a RS gun, such as the bolt catch, forward assist, and charging handle. In that case, they might as well us CYMAs, KWAs, G&Gs, etc.

your right... aftermath is about as good a regular AEG... but theyr old models are strong, acurate and fast... theyr certainly not a bad company (classic army is still the best AFORDABLE brand)

airsoft1017 (author)BrianKT2010-04-01

wow thats cool

KNEXFRANTIC (author)2010-07-11

actuly i find spary and pray beter for aeg and 20 grams bbs cost alot

miols (author)2008-10-07


JamesTB13 (author)miols2010-05-31

Yeah. the BBs essentially dissolve on impact, and then the wearer gets a face-full of tiny plastic shards and plastic dust. Wouldn't be fun.

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