Airsofting 101


For some, the sport of Airsoft is a little overwhelming to get into. The rules can be confusing, purchasing the right gun is a feat in itself, and walking into something completely new can be discouraging for the old and young.

I myself have been airsofting for a while now and know the ins and outs of the sport. Hopefully in this blog, you’ll be able to learn more and know what to expect when it comes to going to your first airsoft field.

First off, safety is every field’s main concern.

All fields require at least full seal eye protection. This means that some sort of eye protection that covers the entirety of your eye must be worn at all times when you’re on the field.

Some fields, like the one I go to, require full face protection. This means that your entire face, not just your eyes, have to be covered to play. This can easily be overcome in a variety of ways.

First of all, you have the option to buy a full face mask. This is the easiest option. Just search up an airsoft mask, and find one you like. Usually they come with goggles or a mesh eye cover.

Either is fine, but be warned, if you play a game that allows biodegradable bb’s, there’s a chance one will hit the mesh and explode into your eye. It’s a small chance, but it’s happened to me several times and is very uncomfortable.

The goggles may sound like the best option, but those fog up very quickly while you’re sprinting around getting all sweaty.

The other option would be to buy goggles and a half mask to go under it. This is the more complicated option, but it allows for more customization in the way you look on the field.

There are many types of goggles and many types of lower face masks. The different goggles range from the larger type clear plastic lens and mesh cover to the smaller plastic lens and mesh lens. The smaller resemble swimming goggles.

Personally, I have a large pair of goggles, non-mesh, and a mesh half mask. This allows the hot air I breath out to go out the lower mask, and not flow up into the goggles and fog them up.

The next big ordeal of starting airsoft is purchasing your own gun.

This can be extremely overwhelming as the amount of guns on the market is extraordinarily high.

Most fields offer rental guns to newer players, but it’s not long before you tire of the less-than-adequate guns.

Your best bet is to look around the field for guns that appeal to you. If you get a high-performance weapon, but it doesn’t look good to you, you won’t enjoy the game because you dislike your gun.

After you have a gun picked out, start researching. You’ll want to stick with the big brands, like G&G, Dboys, HK, and Tokyo Muria. These are good brands that won’t cheat you of your money. Many Chinese guns look great, but are filled with plastic parts that fail easily.

That’s all my time, so until next, goodbye.