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well TBH there are different types of airsoft. The one a lot of people play is MilSim or try to get close to that. Thats the one where you try to look and do everything like the real military but without the death bit.
However, there are lots of people who just turn up and play for the fun but the main thing in airsoft is the gun so its worth getting a good one or one that feels right. Because they're based on real guns there are lots of different shapes and sizes which you need to think about and different guns are good for different types of play and they don't all shoot 50m, some more some less, some shoot bbs quick some slow etc etc

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well TBH there are different types of airsoft. The one a lot of people play is MilSim or try to get close to that. Thats the one where you try to look and do everything like the real military but without the death bit.
However, there are lots of people who just turn up and play for the fun but the main thing in airsoft is the gun so its worth getting a good one or one that feels right. Because they're based on real guns there are lots of different shapes and sizes which you need to think about and different guns are good for different types of play and they don't all shoot 50m, some more some less, some shoot bbs quick some slow etc etc


Cheers for that... but I suppose, as the levels of actually doing tactics and fighty things increase, as do the 'playing along' factors which are what I'm not feeling. Do you really get any more military-ism on walk on days than a day at paintball or is it much the same situation?

I'm really just a little sceptical on spending 200 on a toy gun. I suppose yes it is the equipment of the hobby, so no different to spending it on any other piece of equipment for a hobby... but still, I can't help it!

I think coming and doing a few games with a rental weapon is a good plan to see what I think. Would you take another in the car next time you go for a game? I'll obviously pay my share of fuel. I'm up for being open minded and seeing what I think of it.
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well I did some working out a while ago about paintabll (as i used to paintball) and airsoft works out a lot cheaper in the long run.
and yes some milsim people do go on walk ons but no one will have a go if you don't go full milsim as long as you play the game properly. but the advantage is you don't get a bunch of kids running around like you at paintball (which is why I moved)

as for transport will have to see as transport varies a lot
where abouts in Oxon are you?

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well I did some working out a while ago about paintabll (as i used to paintball) and airsoft works out a lot cheaper in the long run.
and yes some milsim people do go on walk ons but no one will have a go if you don't go full milsim as long as you play the game properly. but the advantage is you don't get a bunch of kids running around like you at paintball (which is why I moved)

as for transport will have to see as transport varies a lot
where abouts in Oxon are you?


Yeah the reason I looked at airsoft over paintball is the cost, ammunition obviously being substantially cheaper. And if/when I do buy a gun, obviously it's only a small amount per month for a bag of BBs and a walk-on or 2. I'd also quite like to do some of the bigger scenario based games and what not that go on now and then at the FIBUA villages and what not, and I suppose they need your own.

I'm near Didcot, by the way.
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As a new person to the hobby, i can say it's not cheap to start.
I just spent 150 on rifle and face protection but i'm really happy with my rifle.

And with the like model trains, i think it's just a case of people spending a lot of money on their rifles, upgrading them and adding parts. It's like modding a car. They're proud of their rifles and want to show them off and be admired for the money and work they put in.

I'm hoping to go to Milsim in a year or two (when i hit 18). Applying for Stirling Airsoft which are quite serious Milsim guys. But until then, i'm going to turn up as often as i can with my money and have a laugh and a giggle while doing something which i love.
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