Thursday, March 18, 2010

Making the Most of Your Airsoft Game

One of the biggest challenges with airsoft is actually finding the time to play. When you do get the opportunity to get out in field, if you’re like me, you want to make the most of it. The following is a list of tactics for minimizing downtime and making the most of your airsoft experience.

Whether you’re playing with a couple of friends, or several dozen enthusiasts, a little planning goes a long way. Decide the location and game(s) you will be playing ahead of time. Mix games up to keep things interesting. Then, plan your gear and camo accordingly.

I recommend having a set time limit for the matches. Games have been known to grow excessively long, which means a lot of bored dead men sitting on the sidelines. Give players 10 and 5 minute warnings before the game ends, which tends to kick up the intensity. I recommend scheduling in a few breaks between games to rehydrate, relax and exchange ideas. A structured time frame will keep things moving along and will make the most of the day.

Rules, rules, rules
Make sure the rules are clear before the games begin. A clear set of rules helps to eliminate ambiguity, keeps things fun and safe, and saves time as there are fewer game-time debates. There may be disagreements now and then, but if things get out of hand, you can ban obvious repeat offenders of the “honor system.” You really don’t want to waste game time out on the field arguing over a hit.

Time spent loading your firearm not only takes you out of the game, but it also leaves you vulnerable to attack. You can minimize loading time on the field by using high capacity airsoft magazines which can deliver anywhere from 200 to 5,000 rounds depending on the model.It is one of the cheapest, easiest up-grades you can make.

Adding a medic to the game can increase playtime and add a whole new layer of strategy to the game. A medic can reactivate wounded players and everyone gets more field time.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, an airsoft retailer offering electric and gas powered airsoft guns. Please visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for airsoft AEGs, as well as airsoft clips and a large selection of high cap airsoft magazines.

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