to Extreme Airsoft, Philippines
What is Airsoft?
is one of the newest and fastest growing sports in the Philippines.
It is somewhat similar to paintball in that your primary
goal is to shoot your opponent with an air-powered weapon
but that is where the similarities end. Most paintballers
play in small field with brightly colored flashy uniforms.
Airsofter's on the other hand prefer MilSim (Military Simulation).
You will find that most Airsofter's like to dress-up the
part of a military soldier to engage in simulated combat
Airsoft guns are toy BB gun that for the
most part are exact copies of real firearms. You can find
almost any airsoft version of a real firearm from as snub
nose revolver to a 6 barreled Gatling gun! Some Sci-Fi and
fantasy airsoft guns can also be found. Although it's realistic
looks are what attract many players. They can easily be
mistaken for real firearms to those who are unfamiliar with
it. Extreme care should be used at all times and should
be treated as a real firearm when handling and transporting
them. Reckless handling of these guns especially in public
can lead to confiscation of your airgun, fines, jail time
or even death. The latter, although very rare, was the result
of individuals brandishing an airsoft gun in the presence
of Law Enforcement. (No one has ever been killed by an airsoft
gun). However, used properly and treated with respect. You'll
find airsoft to be an exciting hobby and superior to paint
ball, at least in our opinion.
As a safety precaution, airsoft guns are
designed in such a way that they are impossible to convert
them to real firearms or be modified to the point where
they are lethal.
Please keep in mind that there are Federal,
State and Local laws that regulate the use of airsoft guns.
So, before you buy your first airsoft gun, we highly recommend
that you research the laws in you area first in order to
avoid any unwanted encounters with Law Enforcements. The
best way to find out about these is to contact your local
airsoft store, fields, teams, forums and police department.
Most airsoft guns fire a 6mm (.25 caliber)
light weight plastic or biodegradable BBs. Some newer guns
shoot 8mm BBs. The most common type of ammo used is a 6mm
0.20 gram (1/2 ounce) weight BBs. This is considered the
standard weight. However, BB weights can range from 0.12
gram to 0.43 grams but most places restrict BBs to a maximum
weight of 0.25g for safety reason. You'll also find that
BBs come in many different colors. In most cases color has
no real significant effect on the BBs performance. Some
manufactures, such as Excel, do use color to help distinguish
different BB weight (Ex. 0.20g-cream, 0.23g-light green,
Airsoft guns are powered by a variety of
methods such as spring (hand cocked), compressed air, gas
(CO2, Nitrogen and Freon 134a) and electric air pumps. The
most popular versions are called AEG's (Air Electric Gun).
These gun have an built in internal air pump, known as a
“Gear Box”, that is powered by a rechargeable
RC batteries similar to those used by remote control cars.
The standard battery that usually comes with a new airgun
is an 8.4 volt. Upgraded airguns usually require a 9.6v
but you can find players using up to 12v.
Airsoft guns can cause minor injuries (nick,
welts, BB size bruises and so on). In the most sever case
one can loose an eye. So when you play, it is strongly recommended
that you wear the proper safety goggles. It is also highly
recommended that a face guard or mouth guard be used as
well. BBs have been known to chip teeth.
With that in mind, one of the most common
questions asked is how much does it hurts? The pain of being
shot can vary depending on the range. Long range will feel
like a tap but close range shots can give a nasty sting.
One of the best explanations we heard is that it feels like
someone snapping you with a rubber band.