How to Become a Better Airsoft Player
Airsofting is a popular sport, usually performed at indoor airsoft venues. However, while most people think of it as a harmless and even safe sport, it can be dangerous. If you don’t know what you are doing then you could hurt yourself, or worse, you could hurt others. Hurting other people could lead to you getting kicked out of airsoft venues; playing safely is essential. This post will explore this topic in more detail, explaining how you can become a better airsoft player, and what the advantages of becoming a more skilled and technical player are.
The first thing that you need to do if you want to play airsoft is to buy equipment. In the words of the specialists from Airsoft Core, some weapons are better for beginners than others. If you’re new to the sport then you need to go out and find weapons ideal for your level of experience. It is true that some airsoft guns can be very expensive, but it’s worthwhile investing in high-quality ones, because, with better weapons, it’s easier to become a better player.
Once you have invested in a gun, you then need to think about firearm training. Unfortunately, very few airsoft players ever do take courses in handling their weapons, which is perhaps why when you attend airsoft venues, you find people with absolutely no aim, and no idea what they are doing. In many respects, it’s just as effective to attend an actual firearm training course as it is an airsoft course since the principles of handling an airsoft gun are the same as they are when you’re handling a real gun. Firearm training will help to make you a better player.
You don’t just need to be trained in how to shoot and how to aim, you also need to be trained in holding your weapon. It’s a good idea to attend a workshop devoted exclusively to airsoft guns for this since an actual firearm training course isn’t going to go into detail on how to hold a weapon tactically. Tactical weapons training is something that’s only available to police and the military, in most states. Thankfully, there are online videos, and even in-person courses, where you can learn to hold an airsoft gun tactically.
One of the hardest things about becoming a good airsoft player is mastering the field, or in other words, learning how to keep one’s cool in a live match. When you attend an airsoft venue, you will be playing against people of varying skill levels. If you aren’t in control of yourself (and haven’t had field training) then you could panic and make mistakes. The best way to become a pro at airsoft is through practice. Attend venues and matches, and play with your friends. The more experience you have, the easier it’ll be for you to keep your cool.
Keep your gear in good condition. As mentioned earlier, airsoft gear isn’t always cheap. Something else that’s worth noting is that airsoft gear tends to deteriorate quickly, not because it isn’t made out of quality materials, but because it gets a lot of wear. People will typically use their airsoft guns every single weekend, for years at a time. If you do not get into the habit of taking care of your equipment, then you will have to replace it on a regular basis. If you ever buy second-hand airsoft gear, make sure that you buy it from a reliable, reputable vendor, and check the equipment first.
When you are in an airsoft match, it’s always a good idea to take cover. However, you need to learn what cover is best, and what cover is to be avoided. For example, if your opponents are shooting at you from above, then taking cover behind an object that’s half your size isn’t going to be very helpful since they will be able to shoot directly down on your head. Airsoft venues tend to have lots of different cover points, so learn which ones are best, and which are to be avoided.
Exercise as often as you can. Airsofting is a physically demanding sport. You have to run around in heavy equipment, hold a weapon, and have to keep moving constantly. If you aren’t in good shape then you will find airsoft extremely difficult. The best way to ensure that you are fit to play is to go to the gym, go out running, and keep your health in order. Try to eat a healthy diet, too. There is no point exercising more and trying to improve your health if you aren’t going to eat a healthy diet, too.
Invest in quality boots, made for running. If you go to an airsoft venue wearing trainers or shoes, you are going to get battered, and you could get seriously hurt. If people see you wearing trainers, they might intentionally target your feet. Quality boots can be expensive but will come in handy. Like equipment, if you take care of them, then they could last you for the rest of your life. Ideally, you should look for military-grade boots. If boots are suitable for soldiers in active combat situations, then they will be suitable for you to play airsoft in.
One last thing to consider is learning about shooting techniques. The best way to learn new shooting techniques is to watch online videos. There are literally hundreds of videos dedicated to the subject of airsoft shooting techniques. Another way to learn is to take an airsoft course in person. Many airsoft venues hold courses, where experienced players come in and teach people who’re new to the sport. Learning shooting techniques will help you to have more control over yourself, and ensure that you are able to hit your targets when you are in the field.
Airsofting is quickly becoming one of the most popular hobby sports in the United States, and it’s not hard to see why. If you want to get involved, then consider the various points made here. All of the suggestions in this post can help you to become a better player.