How to Get Ready for an Airsoft Game

This article details one of the most effective ways to get ready for any airsoft game out there. This article details exactly what to bring and what to get or buy before a big airsoft game.

Steps

  1. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 1
    1
    Get a nice sturdy duffel bag. A duffel bags is the most appropriate bag to use when getting ready for an airsoft game. It will be used to hold all of your airsoft items.
  2. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 2
    2
    Pick out an Airsoft Gun. Always get a gun with at least 350 fps for field, or 300-350 for close quarter battle (CQB). Anything lower than that would be a very cheap gun. Get a small sidearm, preferably a CO2 or green gas/propane powered handgun with a holster. Small automatic assault rifles (AEGs) can be used as a secondary weapon as well. Buy your primary weapon, preferably an AEG over 350fps for a field game, at least 300fps, but not over 350fps for CQB or a Sniper Rifle 'Over 400fps'.
  3. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 3
    3
    Buy Goggles. Invest in a nice pair of goggles, and wear them when playing games of airsoft. These are vital for your safety. Use a brand name for airsoft goggles.
  4. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 4
    4
    Get some decent binoculars for spotting positions of enemy forces.
  5. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 5
    5
    Do not get any equipment that is inappropriate. Nothing cheap that you can get at the mall for under $10.
  6. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 6
    6
    Consider buying grenades. A major asset to airsoft games are grenades. These devices give you the upper hand during skirmishes and other tactical advances. Smoke grenades, which can be bought at your local firework stand, are usually very effective. Airsoft grenades are also effective. To make these you'll need a plastic Easter egg. Fill it with airsoft BB's and 1 M-1000 and poke a hole the top half of the Easter egg so you can stick a fuse in it. Then light it and Boom. Not all fields allow these though, and used improperly can be really dangerous.
  7. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 7
    7
    If you're in a dark area invest in a flashlight, and if your sidearm/primary has a rail system integrated on it, then get a flashlight that has a connector to slide onto your rail system.
  8. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 8
    8
    Buy a camouflage outfit. Make sure that camo matches to what type of forest or other terrain you are playing your airsoft game in. Common places to play are urban, snow. desert, and green forest.
  9. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 9
    9
    Remember you will be compromised very easily when your hair is visible in sunlight. Always make sure you wear either a camo hat or helmet.
  10. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 10
    10
    Look for a black or camouflage vest. Vests are vital to holding your supplies during battle.
  11. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 11
    11
    Know your weapons like the back of your hands. Look up statistics and learn how to field strip them as well. You do not want your gun to jam in the middle of a fire fight.
  12. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 12
    12
    Buy a good amount of BB's and CO2 or gas. If your gun is 300-350 FPS get 0.20 g bbs, and for 350-400 FPS get 0.25 g bbs. Always get 12 gram CO2 cartridges, or gas if you're using a gas blow back pistol, preferably 15 CO2 rounds and 8000 of your choice weight BB's. That should last you a couple days in FULL-DAY airsoft wars.
  13. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 13
    13
    If you are leading a team, learn hand signals so you don't have to talk while you're stalking your enemy.
  14. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 14
    14
    Buy a decent pair of comfy boots. Never wear Nike shoes or walking shoes for outdoor. Wear any type of boot that appeals to you. 5.11, Wolverine, and Timberland are good choices.
  15. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 15
    15
    Make sure you have an emergency first aid kit. In the event that someone falls into a thorn bush or gets cut, sanitize and cover wounds.
  16. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 16
    16
    If you have an electric AEG consider buying another battery for it. Make sure it's the voltage that it is set for, because you do not want to ruin you gearbox.
  17. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 17
    17
    Make sure your antiperspirant doesn't have a strong scent and/or insect repellent that helps with sweating.
  18. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 18
    18
    Check the range on your toy guns. Before the game starts shoot your gun(s) off a couple times just to put a mental note of how far the bb travels.
  19. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 19
    19
    Carry zip-ties, a screwdriver, a pocket knife and duct tape. Have zip ties handy, as they a very effective role in restraining POWs (prisoners of war) when taking them hostage. A screwdriver is great for switching out parts for your gun and removing things off the rail system. The knife is great for cutting items such as zip-ties and cutting tape. Duct tape is helpful to every aspect of airsoft.
  20. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 20
    20
    Wear gloves. Another great safety item are gloves. They are very useful when you need to take position in a tree and you don't want to cut your hands or you need to pick up something that you couldn't without hand protection. It is very painful to be shot on the hand, so gloves come in handy. Mechanic gloves are great and can be used in many different applications.
  21. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 21
    21
    If you have a good number of players on each team and you and your team will be scattered out, then you might consider getting arm bands and/or patches on your back of your team color.
  22. Image titled Get Ready for an Airsoft Game Step 22
    22
    Have mines. These can be expensive and impractical, seeing as how most airsoft claymores need to be remotely set off. Although, they do add another dynamic to warfare and sometimes increase the fun.

Tips

  • Don't carry everything in your backpack. Travel lightly when moving out and starting the game. Try to keep most of your items in your duffel bag and leave the bag in the safe zone.

Warnings

  • Check your local laws before lighting off any type of firework besides sparklers.
  • Never play airsoft without safety goggles!
  • Never use sunglasses as "Safety Goggles"; you may get seriously injured.
  • Always keep water with you. It would be very difficult to play while dehydrated.

Article Info

Categories: Airsoft