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What is airsoft?

Short dash. Falling in a dusty grass. The enemy does not see threat yet. Silent exchange of gestures with the workmate. Yours - right, my - left. Fire! Cottons of automatic machines with mufflers and enemy patrol stops the existence. The road for the main forces is open. And two enemy soldiers, quietly abusing itself, can put on red bandages killed ... What is it? It is not war. It - airsoft!

Airsoft is command voyenno - applied game in which a battle is conducted by the special pneumatic weapon. The airsoft weapon by the form and to weight is indistinguishable from the real weapon to such an extent that even pros sometimes are mistaken. The weapon includes guns, automatic machines, sniper rifles and even machine guns and grenades for this reason game creates feeling of reality of the real fight.

Unlike widespread sports pneumatics, the weapon for airsoft is made so that not to do to players of injuries. At observance of rules (for carrying only goggles are obligatory) risk to be traumatized it is reduced to zero. The most serious wound is a small bruise or a graze (after game in a paintball of bruises much more and they are much larger as the paintball ball is much more and heavier).

Ammunition for airsoft have rather low cost that makes game more attractively. The price fluctuates around $10-20 for the package containing 2 - 3 thousand plastic 6 - millimetric balls.

Use of the airsoft weapon is absolute legally - energy of a plastic ball is so small that under the law, airsoft models do not fall under definition of the weapon and, respectively, can be stored and be used without control from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The airsoft weapon can be divided into several groups.

Electrodriving weapon (AEG, air electric gun). These are the copies of the real weapon supplied with the electric compressor which is powered from rechargeable batteries. Their cost fluctuates ranging from 300 to 1500 dollars.

of Pruzhinno - the piston weapon or of a springa (spring - English, spring). For certain the reader saw the Chinese plastic guns worth 100 - 200 rubles in shops. It is the cheapest option of a spring.

I, at last, flongaz - models which principle of action is based on use of energy of the compressed gas. Unlike the gas-balloon pneumatics using the compressed carbon dioxide in them gas of smaller pressure is applied. For maintenance of elasticity of laying of valves of the weapon, silicone greasing surely is a part of gas.

The question of arms is considered. What else is necessary for game in airsoft? As it was already stated above - goggles. It is only (except the weapon) obligatory attribute of game. To remove points in the time spent for the territory military operations it is strictly forbidden! Otherwise you risk to repeat a fate the general - the field marshal Kutuzov or the admiral Nelson.

The equipment of players usually copies equipment of this or that combat unit. Though rules allow use by participants of any of equipment and equipments in " style; military from among available on sale or made independently .

After players dress a form and take the weapon in hand, game begins. Usually it goes on some, in advance approved, to the scenario. For example Storm of fortress when terrorists become stronger in some building, and special troops tries to beat out them from there. Or Guerrilla war when Germans carry out what protection - a toobjekt, and guerrillas try to capture him and to destroy. Duration of game depends on the scenario. Game can go both 15 minutes, and several days.

Airsoft is very active sport. It perfectly helps to get rid of stresses and with boredom. If you were tired of work if you were got by your chief - suggest it to arrange corporate trip on an airsoft match. It will be real chance to lighten itself mood for several months ahead. Not every day it is possible to fire a burst from the submachine gun on the chief.

Here, in principle, and everything that the beginning straykbolist has to know. All the rest will be learned on airsoft fields of battles. Good luck in fight!