Airsoft Guns Instead of BB Guns

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Airsoft Guns Instead of BB Guns

We didn’t have airsoft guns when I was a kid growing up. We had bb guns and pellet guns. Bb guns were a single lever daisy or maybe a red ryder bb gun. The pellet guns were usually a ten pump scenario. You put a pellet in, pumped it ten times and usually got about 700 feet per second out of it. Airsoft guns aren’t near as much work. The EAG or electric airsoft guns are powered by a battery of all things. And fully automatic on top of that. They are usually modeled after real life firearms. For instance, if you want an airsoft gun that looks like an AK47, you can certainly buy one. If you want an M16 look alike, you can have that too. It’s important to note that the objects used in airsoft aren’t steel bbs, but little round biodegradable pellets. They are usually available in different weights of .12 .20 .25 and so on.

A typical airsoft rifle clip may hold hundreds of these pellets. A really hard shooting airsoft rifle may shoot around 450 feet per second. This may not seem like a lot of power. However, when you multiply this by the hundreds of bbs that one of these rifles can deal out per minute it becomes a powerful weapon for playing/gaming. These airsoft rifles, given their authentic looks are used for skirmish games where people battle in real life on the field scenarios. As a matter of fact, airsoft guns are beginning to pass paintball for simulated battles. There is a little bit of honor involved whereas there really isn’t anyway to prove that someone got nailed with an airsoft bb but you can definitely see a paintball strike. Airsoft gamers take their rules very seriously and any cheating may result in a ban from a particular airsoft field. Over all, I’m a little jealous that we didn’t have airsoft when I was a kid. Airsoft is a safer way to enjoy shooting and it’s more fun on top of that.

AIRSOFT FOR EXERCISE 1

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AIRSOFT FOR EXERCISE 1

When I was growing up, you didn’t have to ask my siblings and me to go outside and play. As a matter of fact it was quite the opposite. You had to drag us in at dark and force us to take baths. We played anything and everything we could think of from hide-n-seek, marbles, football, jacks, rode our bikes everywhere, skates, skateboarding, hop skotch, tag, simon says, and jumping rope. Anything from racing sticks in the water, after it rained. Kids were always outside from the moment they woke up until the sun went down. Or if you were lucky you could stay outside on the neighbors porch and play. We have some great times but it was always outside and you did not see the obesity issues and concerns with kids that you see today. Nowadays kids have plenty to keep them busy without ever having to leave the house. Smart phones, gaming consoles and computers can take up all of a teen or pre-teen’s time. This can lead to a lack good outside playtime and exercise.

The question is: what can you do to get them out and playing? It’s going to have to be fun to keep the interest of today’s teenager. May I suggest airsoft? Airsoft which was once just a variety of toy guns that shot little plastic bbs has turned into a real hobby. Airsoft guns are replicas of real firearms but they are much safer. As long as one is wearing goggles, he or she should never have to worry about an airsoft injury. Put an airsoft gun in the hands of a teen and watch him or her light up.

AIRSOFT FOR EXERCISE 2

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The question is: what can you do to get them out and playing? It’s going to have to be fun to keep the interest of today’s teenager. May I suggest airsoft? Airsoft which was once just a variety of toy guns that shot little plastic bbs has turned into a real hobby. Airsoft guns are replicas of real firearms but they are much safer. As long as one is wearing goggles, he or she should never have to worry about an airsoft injury. Put an airsoft gun in the hands of a teen and watch him or her light up.

There are several different kinds of airsoft guns to choose from, but the one that kids and adult kids really love are the electric airsoft guns better known simply as EAGs. The electric airsoft guns fire little biodegradable plastic pellets in a fully automatic manner. There is no need to cock the gun or load a bb every time. It is all handled via wind up magazine and an electric motor. The electric motor is powered by a rechargeable battery. It’s important not to overcharge the battery as the chargers that come with them are usually not smart chargers. You can get a decent electric airsoft gun for a little over $100. The simplicity of the EAG makes it easy to use and the manner in which it shoots makes it great for men and women of all ages.

After a person becomes familiar with their airsoft gun, they may want to start checking into airsoft skirmishes that may be going on at a nearby park or arena. This is where one can really get some exercise, excitement and make new friends.

 

Airsoft Combat Basics, A guide for Newbies or first time airsofters 1

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Airsoft Combat Basics, A guide for Newbies or first time airsofters 1

After seeing a lot of new airsoft folks being “untactical” or not knowing what certain tactics are, I decided to right a guide on some basic stuff. Once you get your foundation down, your set for any light MilSim game. Let’s get started.
Just like in football, there is basically two “statues” you and your team can be in. “Out contact” and “In contact”. I know these aren’t technical terms but you just need to know about them, not their specific name.

“Out contact” is when you are not directly facing the enemy, AKA not taking or engaging fire. While this usually never happens in a pick-up game, in a MilSim scenario, it is bound to happen. Usually you aren’t in an engagement when you are patrolling, defending an objective, or various other task. The main thing to remember is to be stealthy.

“In contact” is when you are fighting, AKA in a firefight. This is usually the glory of airsoft and you will be in the situation more when your in an ambush, attacking an objective, or various other task. Main thing to remember is to be loud and make you and your group appear to be larger then it really is. Now let’s get into a lil more detail.

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“O.K. so I’m not firing…so that means I should be stealthy…how?” Glad you asked.
First, be quiet as possible and soak in your environment. Keep at least a 5 or 10 foot spread between you and your buddies (you should still be able to see them though). Look around as much as you can in a slow, methodical movement. You should be looking for OpFors (bad guys) and at your teammates. If you see a OpFor, here’s a step by step on what you should do:
1. Make sure he’s a bad guy. If he isn’t, whisper to your leader and/or teammates “Friendly front/back/left/right”.
2. If he’s a bad guy, don’t shoot! The other team may be baiting and you have more to loose if your wrong. Look around and see if any your teammates are looking at you. If they aren’t, whistle or another nature like call to get their attention. Once you do, point your middle finger and index finger and point to your eyes then on your fingers show how many guys you see (this means “I see 1/2/3 OpFors”) If you see one of your teammates do this, repeat the same motion. Make sure everyone knows.
3. Get in cover and wait.
You should always take these steps when you see an OpFor. It much better then yelling, “I see a bad guy!” or instantly shooting the unidentified personnel for obvious reasons.

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While we’re already talking about hand signals, here’s some other you should know (only repeat these, your leader should be making these decisions not you).
Move out: Hand is brought behind, usually palm facing up, and then brought forward to the front of the body. If the leader’s repeating this, it means he’s pissed or you need to book it.
Stop: Fist is brought to head level and held up. I’ve seen people just hold up their hand like a high five, too. If you see someone do this, repeat it and then stay still and quiet. Usually this means a teammate hear something.
Get down: Hand is brought to chest level and brought down. Repeat this motion then get into cover as low as you can. If down quickly, usually means “Get :censored2: down”.
These are the most typical signs I’ve seen. Again, the one thing to remember when your “out contact” is to keep quiet and stay alert.

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Now you usual, you don’t stay “out contact” for very long and sometimes never. If your making a transition from “out contact” to “in contact” (you got ambushed/attacked/ screwed), yell as loud as you can “Contact front/back/right/left!”. Now that you got fire, you don’t need to be quiet and should make your self look “bigger” (moving from cover to cover and actually firing at the enemy). When you initially come into “in contact”, you want to make sure your in decent cover and you know where the enemy is coming from. Once you do, stay on auto and fire because you need to gain fire superiority. Ultimately, you should be doing “The Four Fs” which are:
1. Find where the enemy is. Make sure you know if their on one side or two or three.
2. Fix them which means get fire superiority or pin them down. This is the time where you should be going auto and firing where you see any bad guys. Make sure the bad guys either get killed or get stuck to a piece of cover.
3. Flank them. This is where you want to go to semi and fire one to two shots every second. Enough to keep them in cover and enough to conserve ammo. If your playing on a smaller field or with a smaller group of people, you and a buddy can coordinate a plan to go around the guy and get him where he’s weak. If your playing on a bigger field or with a bigger group of people, more then likely you and your squad will need to work together and get these guys.

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4. Finish him. Kill him and make sure he calls his hits. If there’s medics and your in a good spot, stay around cause more people are most likely going to help him. I’ve gotten five people once cause I shot one guy.
Now if you can’t get fire superiority or the force is much larger, a smart leader will know he needs to get out of there. Basically, you will be retreating one at a time and not all at once (called “leap frogging” or “peeling”). When you and your team falls back and it’s your turn to run, say “Moving” or something along those lines. Keep going until you see the end of the line and go 10-15 feet behind the last guy. When your there, yell “Set!” and the process will be repeated until your a safe distance away.

Let’s review. There are two positions you can be in, “out contact” and “in contact”.
While “out contact” you should be stealthy, looking at your surroundings and being quiet. Look for OpFors and teammate signals. If you see a guy not in your squad, go through the steps. Repeat hand signals if you see your leader doing them and then follow what they say.
While ‘in contact” you should be loud and try to achieve “The Four Fs”. If you can’t do that, fall back by “leap frogging”.
Hope this way helpful and keep in mind this is only the beginning.

Basic Airsoft Fire and Manuever 1

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Basic Airsoft Fire and Manuever 1

-Strategy-

General Tips:

1) Fire your weapon – Even if the enemy is not being hit this will keep the stress and pressure on them, and keep them from advancing.

2) Don’t just sit. Unless the game type calls for it, never stop pushing, not even for a few minutes. If you sit, the enemy knows where you are and can form a play to outflank your cover. Keep the initiative and moment with your team.

3) Communication is powerful. If you have some buddies with you or better yet some radios, you can change your plan for victory on the fly, reacting to threats and opportunities as they occur.

4) Don’t play the map like you see everyone else playing it. Combat rewards initiative, so if you see that a lot of players are getting killed in one spot, find a way around.

+The Hook+

The common field can often be divided into three sectors that opponents usually funnel through, left, right, and center. When the whistle blows, move up fast and grab as much territory as you can hold, and then sit on it. While you are holding the line, whoever is calling the shots needs to know how many enemy are in each sector. If they have all gone left or right and you know this you can have a smaller squad break off and rush around to their unprotected side.

Basic Airsoft Fire and Manuever 2

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+Double Envelopment+

When the enemy charges the bulk of their force up the center, a unique opportunity presents itself to the skilled commanding officer. If a flank is effective, two flanks is doubly so. This strategy can lead to complete encirclement of the enemy, at which point they are done for, as most pieces of cover on the field provide one direction of protection only.

Note that having your own force attack from both sides at once can result in friendly fire, so communication is very important

+Morale+

If your enemy thinks that you are not planning to move forward or try to actively engage him, he will move forward, therefore it is critical to not give him any room to breath and mount a counter attack which could leave YOU vulnerable.

-Tactics-

+Using Suppressive Fire+ a.k.a. “Leapfrogging” or “Bounding”

When you are moving between two pieces of cover and/or concealment, time your dash with another teammate, who pops out and puts a lot of fire downrange. It doesn’t matter if it hits, the simple denial of enemy movement and counter will buy you a window of a few seconds.

When you are across, you in turn lay down suppressive fire for you teammate, who comes to you and the process repeats. This can be done with two people, or really as many people as you want, as long as the enemies head is down. Using this tactic you can work your way through the front line of skirmish and into the sensitive rear area.