Month: February 2019

5 Things to consider when getting into airsoft

Getting into any hobby can be a big enough minefield as it is let alone a hobby that is fragmented as airsoft – with Milsim, speedsoft, sci-softers and chairsofters to name a few of the divisions under the plastic slinging umbrella it’s hard to know what is really needed when you are getting started. Here we are going to take a look at our top 5 things to consider when getting into the hobby.

Do I need to go straight out and buy a rifle/pistol?

The short answer to this is NO – Almost all sites in the UK have guns for hire (no not mercenaries!) for new players or customers who do not have their own equipment to use. Nine times out of ten these will be the good old fashion G36c (an assault-style rifle more commonly seen at airports or in the hands of police in TV dramas). The site staff will be able to host you at their games with some face and eye protection (normally a full face mesh mask) a rifle and a high-cap (high capacity) magazine – This will normally hold around 300 bbs and should be enough for the whole game (unless you are a trigger happy Rambo type but that is for another blog post!).
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