FAQs

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What is Airsoft?

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Airsoft is a military simulation sport in which players engage in combat with fake weapons and military tactics. Airsoft guns usually use 6 mm spherical pellets made of solid plastic. It was first designed and marketed in the United States about 30 years ago. Airsoft was created for a purely recreational activity in mind, for people who enjoy target practice or simply having fun with friends.

The design of airsoft revolves on a unique propulsion system utilizing a small amount of air to accurately shoot a lightweight pellet. It produces lower impact energy with a less damaging projectile that is accurate enough to be fun.

Airsoft is commonly compared to paintball, with some key differences being:
1.Unlike paintballs, airsoft pellets do not mark their target
2.Most airsoft guns are magazine-fed with no air tank, and tend to much more closely replicate real guns. This makes them more popular especially for military simulation and historical reenactments.
3.For casual players airsoft is much cheaper to try than paintball as the pellets are less expensive than paint balls.

Tactical gameplay varies in style and composition but often range from short-term skirmishes, organized scenarios, C.Q.B. (Close Quarters battle), field, military simulations (MilSim), or historical re-enactments.

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Does getting shot hurt?

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Typically players will feel some sort of impact from an Airsoft pellet; Most players describe the feeling as similar to being pinched. Extreme Combat Sports supplies and encourages players to utilise long sleeve military jackets to absorb the impact of pellets for a safer and stress free gaming experience.

Extreme Combat Sports has a range of safety gear to ensure you stay safe and sound on the battle field.

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How long do the games last?

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Airsoft games are held every Sunday from 1-5pm. This includes the pre game briefing, rules, rest and meal breaks.

Typically an individual game scenario can last between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours depending on the games objectives.

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What is the difference between Airsoft and Paintball?

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Airsoft and Paintball have many similarities. They both are combat simulation games where teams try to eliminate their opposition and uses guns/markers to do so. However the equipment does vary greatly.

The main differences are:
-Airsoft utilises more realistic weaponry
-Airsoft guns have a higher rate of fire
-Airsoft pellets are more cost effective than paint balls
-Airsoft offers the most realistic combat experience available.

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How realistic is an Airsoft gun?

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They are very realistic. Law enforcement and the military are sometimes unable to distinguish them from the real thing. They are also used in military and law enforcement training.

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What is the average range of an airsoft gun?

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Airsoft guns usually have an effective average range of about 55 yards. The spring guns can shoot accurately up to 40 yards, the gas guns up to 60 yards and the electric guns up to 70 yards. However these can vary depending on the BBs used.

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How loud are Airsoft guns?

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No Airsoft gun can possibly match the loudness of a real gun. The noise made is comparable to a hammer smashing on a plank of wood.