wikiHow to Choose an Airsoft Vest

Other than a gun, an Airsoft Vest is crucial for playing Airsoft. Vest's come in different sizes, colors, and assist different roles. A vest will hold all the Airsofter's gear, ammunition, water, Etc... This will help You choose a good reliable vest

Steps

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    Find a good Airsoft retailer or Tactical gear maker to buy your gear from. Don't be intimidated because there are many vests that can cost a huge amount of money
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    Decide what type of game you play.
    • Rifleman: prefers to use a Aeg, generally has multiple magazines
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    • Support Gunner: uses a Support weapon or rifle with large Box/Drum magazines
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    • Sniper: generally uses a sniper variant, carries a pistol sidearm, and a few magazines
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    After You decided what you are going to be doing and what you need your vest to hold choose a style of vest:
    • Plate Carrier: a Plate Carrier is a very common and efficient way to carry gear. They are covered in M.O.L.L.E. webbing which allows the user to put M.O.L.L.E. pouches anywhere they want. Plate carriers can be expensive.
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    • Cross draw Vest: Cross draw vests generally have all the pouches sewn onto them. It is common for them to have a zipper in the middle for easy removal. These types of tactical vests are probably the most common vest in use by Airsofters. They are also relatively cheap, and can be found relatively easy online.
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    • Harness & Battle belt: Commonly used by snipers Harness' and Battle belts, have a belt that attaches around the waist and can have M.O.L.L.E. pouches attached. They are often lightweight and can be worn with a Ghillie suit. The Harness has suspender like straps that help distribute the weight to the shoulders.
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    Once you have picked a vest, go crazy and order it !
    • If you ordered a M.O.L.L.E. vest make sure you order a whole bunch of pouches to be used on the vest
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    Before You skirmish, put on all your gear, and your vest and run around. Try to get the Vest worn in and practice speed reloading and finding certain gear without looking
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    You Are Done, Now Go out and have FUN!!!

Tips

  • If you are buying a M.O.L.L.E. Vest or Plate Carrier, you can also buy REAL STEEL gear. (gear used in the Military)
  • Have your team get similar gear so you will look like an actual TEAM
  • If you are into gear, choose a branch of the military and start a loadout, using gear that they would actually use in combat ( Military Impressions can be really expensive)
  • HAVE FUN!!!!!!
  • Buy a replica helmet and customize it for an authentic look

Warnings

  • BE SAFE- use good judgement
  • Always wear proper Eye Protection
  • Never bring your guns into a public place
  • a Full Face-Mask is recommended
  • Buy Ballistic Goggles that Completely Seal around your Eyes

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