Taking Your Airsofting to the Next Level

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Taking Your Airsoft to the Next Level | AirsoftWarrior.netAirsoft is a great game in itself.  It allows you to hang out with your friends and just have a good time together.  But airsoft is also a great outlet to practice real world skills that you can apply to defend yourself, your family, your friends, and your country.

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine and he thought that if you were going to airsoft you should take it to the next level and incorporate some real world application that you could use outside the battlefield.

Here are some ways that you can take your airsofting beyond the battlefield.

Practice Home Defense
Whether you’re clearing a building full of enemies or ducking behind cover for a few seconds on your way to storm the enemy, use that time to think of how the situation could apply to your home.  How would you or do you react?  Where would you hide?  How could you stay alive?  Read up on how to clear rooms, operate pistols, and increase your shooting and close quarters skills.  If you are old enough, take a home defense or concealed carry course.

Practice Homeland Defense
You may have thought about joining the military or airsoft may have piqued your interest in the armed forces.  Take the time to read up on historical battles or current military events.  Honor your veterans and thank them for their service.  In battle, remember who you represent and be respectful even if it is “just a game”.  In battle try to work on skills that are important to military operations. Being more fit, having better teamwork in operations, and increasing your skills in shooting and tactics are great places to start.

Practice People Skills
Even if you don’t join the military or a police force you can still take away something from airsoft, namely,  how you work with other people.  Try to be friendly and a team player.  Get to know other players and their interests outside of airsoft.  Work on your communication skills.  Invite others to play at an airsoft facility, train in your house or backyard, or just get together and hang out.

I encourage you to take your game to the next level by applying your skills, learned or practiced in airsoft, to the real world.  On a final note, don’t ever let your game become so “real” or “next level” that you and the others around you are not having any fun.  Airsoft is still just a game and you have to treat it as such and have fun with it.

In an upcoming post I will share with you how I used airsoft tactics to bag my first turkey! Stay tuned!

 

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13 Comments

  1. Excellent post.

    • Lonnie,
      Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. If there are anything you would like to see covered on my blog in the future, feel free to let me know.
      Blake

  2. Trent aka The Chief.

    I agree, great post Knuckles!!!

    • Trent aka The Chief,
      Glad you enjoyed it. I hope it helps you take your airsofting to the next level. Let me know how you are implementing real world strategies and situations into your airsoft battles.
      Blake

  3. Good thoughts Blake. Even though I haven’t gotten into big airsofting, I will keep it in mind when I do.

    • Jason,

      Thank you for your comment. I hope that my blog helps you with your airsofting skills. If you have any questions on taking your airsofting to the next level or anything else airsoft related feel free to ask and I will do my best to help you out.
      Hope to see you on the field of battle,
      Blake

      • I’ve been looking at some guns, (mostly the M4 model) and I was wondering what you would think of this gun.

        Wells M4 DMR Electric AEG Hybrid Airsoft Gun w/ M16 Fixed Stock and RIS Handguard

        Metal gearbox
        300 fps
        200+ ft.

        Jason

        • Jason,

          I would say that main issues I would have with this weapon are the hybrid polymer gearbox and the lower fps (300 fps with .12 gram BBs). The price ($44.95 on AirRattle.com) may make up for these deficiencies. Be aware that the Wells M4 DMR will not last as long as other weapons with metal gearboxes and by better companies like JG and G&G. As I always say with airsoft guns, you get what you pay for.
          Good luck on your airsoft gun search,
          Blake

      • I also liked this one.

        http://www.airrattle.com/Lancer-Tactical-PDW-M4-RIS-Metal-Gearbox-AEG-p/lt-08.htm

        Metal gearbox
        380 fps
        200+ ft.
        Capacity 300 rounds

        Jason

        • Jason,

          This looks like a good option. It has all of the basic things you are looking for in a good mid-range airsoft AEG. Like the metal gearbox and good fps with 0.20 gram BBs. It would be an excellent weapon for CQB operations, but the FPS is a little high for most CQB fields. One of the coolest features I noticed are the ambidextrous mag release and fire selector which is a nice touch for a $97 gun on AirRattle. I don’t think that you would be disappointed in this weapon. Be sure to do your research so you know what your buying; and price match before buying so you get the best deal.

          Blake

      • This one wasn’t so bad either. A little on the exspensive side.

        http://www.airrattle.com/A-K-Airsoft-M4-CQB-RIS-AEG-Gun-p/iu-cqbl.htm

        320-400 fps
        180+ ft.
        Metal Gearbox
        Capacity 300 rounds (Optional 5,000 round mag)

  4. Trent aka The Chief.

    The only part of me you will see on the battle field is the barrel of my gun!!!

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