WHAT IS AIRSOFT?
Airsoft can take many forms! Airsoft is a fast-growing action sports game usually comprised of competitive target shooting, "Military Simulation" games that utilize airsoft guns to tag players on the opposing team, or even just collecting and plinking at your own leisure. Generally, airsoft guns utilize spring, gas, or electric mechanisms to fire a 6mm plastic BB projectile at varying speeds. Airsoft guns also use a variety of feeding mechanisms, such as magazines, to resupply the gun with a steady stream of BBs and keep it firing. Magazines hold varying amounts of ammo, and some events may choose to restrict the type of magazines players are allowed to carry on the field to enhance the realism of the game.
When played against opposing players, airsoft relies upon an honor system of calling yourself out when struck by an opposing player's BBs, regardless of whether or not anyone saw you get hit.
Though the kit and protective gear is highly subjective and will fluctuate with personal choice, all airsofters MUST wear eye protection at all times! Eye protection can come in the form of goggles, full face masks (similar to those found in paintball), full seal shooting glasses, etc. Many players also choose utilize airsoft specific face protection if not wearing a full face mask, though individual fields will vary about what protection equipment is allowed or mandatory. Additionally, most players will choose to wear some form of tactical equipment for storing extra magazines, BBs, gas, batteries, etc.