AirsoftWarrior.net 2015 Resolutions!

2015 Resolutions Post | AirsoftWarrior.net

With the start of a new year, and the end of the first full year of AirsoftWarrior.net, I got to thinking about all that’s happened in the past year (I’m a bit sentimental like that).

Some of the 2014 Milestones for AirsoftWarrior.net included:

  • Our site was launched on its way to help airsofters everywhere to become better, tactical airsoft warriors, expand their airsofting knowledge, and find great gear to make them more effective on the field. 
  • The Airsoft Warrior YouTube and Google+ Page were released to let warriors, like you, better connect with AirsoftWarrior.net and one another.
  • The site was redesigned to make it more user friendly and cool looking (that’s what really matters, right?).
  • We had our first sponsored gear review (The Cyclone Mike from Action Fans)
  • We had amazing reader interaction through comments and emails!

 

Of course, this post would not be complete without making some resolutions for the new year!

In 2015, AirsoftWarrior.net will…

  • Make even better posts and videos with the help of our readers (be sure to comment your thoughts for posts!)
  • Continue to make refinements and tweaks to the site and social media pages for a better user experience.
  • Release an Airsoft Warrior product (stay tuned for more details…).
  • And much, much more!

 

Thank you so much to everyone for a great first year.  It could not have been done without the support of readers like you.

As AirsoftWarrior.net moves into its second year, my hope is that you will join me in improving not just the blog, but airsofting as a whole.  The airsoft community needs honorable, tactical, well informed airsoft warriors with a passion to see the sport grow and flourish.  My hope is that AirsoftWarrior.net will become a place that airsofters can connect and learn as they expand the airsoft community to meet the challenges of the future.

 

Here’s to a new year of airsoft and AirsoftWarrior.net!

 

Blake The Airsoft Warrior

Player Profile: “Chief”

Player Profile: "Chief" | AirsoftWarrior.net

(Player profiles are interviews that AirsoftWarrior.net has done with real airsoft players.  These airsofters all have a different style of game play that can teach and help other airsofters.  I hope you enjoy these profiles and learn a thing or two.  Don’t forget to ask questions for the featured player to answer!)

 

The featured player in this player profile is “Chief”.  You can check out all of his airsofting action at The Chief Airsoft YouTube Channel.

"Chief" Aiming | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

  • AW: What is you Call Sign and the story behind it?

Chief: The first time I went to play airsoft at an actual field, I decided I needed a call name. I was thinking of different names but none that I liked. Then I was thinking of how some of my family’s heritage is native American, and that is how I got the call name: Chief.

 

  • AW: When did you start airsofting; and why?

Chief: I first started airsofting in August of 2012. I started because my friend (The Airsoft Warrior), along with other friends of mine, played and I wanted to join them. My first gun was a Beretta spring pistol that I still use in backyard battles today.

 

  • AW: What is your favorite part of airsofting?

Chief: My favorite part of airsofting is getting to hang out with my friends and getting to work with them as a team and collectively deciding tactics and making decisions TOGETHER on the battlefield. Being part of a team is not a one man show, and I like that.

Chief NOT A ONE MAN SHOW quote | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

  • AW: What are your favorite pieces of gear; and why do you like them?

Chief: My number one favorite piece of gear would have to be my KWA KM4 SR7.  I like it because it is high quality and I don’t ever feel “if I just had a better gun I could have hit him” , which did cross my mind before I had it.

Some other of my favorites include (but are not limited to): My HK USP co2 pistol, MOLLE vest, FAST helmet and my SJ4000 action camera.

 

  • AW: If you could have one piece of airsoft gear, and money was no object, what would it be? 

Chief: If I could have one piece of airsoft gear, and money was no object, it would probably be a high quality, custom M4 AEG with the best internals and externals money could buy that could also easily be changed from a CQB length gun to a field length gun.

 "Chief" Helmet | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

Thank you very much to “Chief” for his player profile.  If you would like to do a player profile for AirsoftWarrior.net, just let me know by email at blake@airsoftwarrior.net!

Intrigue Gear and FULL AUTO Round!!!

Intrigue Airsoft Gear and  Full Auto Round | AirsoftWarrior.net

Airsoft Close Quarters Battles (CQB) or Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) are intense, fast paced, and often involve close up airsoft action.  The gear you use and the tactics you implement can make a difference when things get interesting during a game.

In this video, I’ll show you guys the gear I chose while playing at Intrigue Airsoft in Kansas City, MO, to make me more effective on the field.

I’ll also show you a RARE FULL AUTO Round that I played while there!  Most fields only allow semi for tactical and safety reasons.  But, for the last game of the night, everyone decided that a final five minute full auto round would be a great way to finish off the evening.

Although this was not my best round of the night, it was one of the most fun and unique games I’ve been in.  I hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

 

My Goofs in this Round


Although this round was fun, I got hit a lot (as you probably noticed).  One of the best and worst things about running a camera is that everything, good and bad, is caught on camera.  A benefit of this is that you can analyze your game play and make yourself a better airsoft warrior.

After going back through the footage of that round, I noticed what my main issues were.  I want to share those with you so you don’t make the same mistakes.

Distractions

During the round, I noticed I was very distracted.  From getting my teammate’s lost item to trying to figure out who was friend or foe, I lost my concentration multiple times.  Correcting this really boils down to controlling your focus and letting your teammates do their job, instead of trying to be everywhere at once.

Stay Low and Move

Most of the times I got hit, I was standing and making myself a nice target in a window frame or hallway.  When you have the chance in a battle, get down in a safe place, think through your next move and work with your teammates to accomplish the mission.

Focus On Key Enemy Positions

You will realize the enemy team was focusing on holding the center of the field.  They almost always had someone defending there, and those enemy players got the most hits on me.

For most of the game, I failed to focus on coming up with a solution to defeat that key point.  As you will notice at the end of the video, I was able to move into the center field, and start neutralizing that key enemy point, although a bit too late in the game.

 

I hope that my experience will help you to avoid the same mistakes.  I want to congratulate the enemy team for an excellent defense and a great full auto round.

I want to extend a special thanks to Intrigue Airsoft and all the staff there for the great night of airsoft battling.  I can’t wait to get back up there for some more great airsoft CQB game play.  Be sure to check out IntrigueAirsoft.com to plan your trip!

Reader’s Choice Award 2014

Reader's Choice 2014 Award Post | AirsoftWarrior.net

2014 was a great year for AirsoftWarrior.net.  We had over 8,500 page views and over 2,100 unique visitors!  As we go into 2015, my hope is that AirsoftWarrior.net will continue to grow with your support!

Of the many posts here on the blog, I have boiled them down to a few that really shined to present during the 1 Year Anniversary Celebration.  I wanted your input, so I did a Google+ poll to select a reader’s choice from a list of AirsoftWarrior.net’s most read posts.  So, without further ado, here are the best posts of 2014!

Reader’s Choice Award- In Game At Intrigue Airsoft: Team Deathmatch 
Runner Up #1- Airsoft Tactics: Woodland 
Runner Up #2- Airsoft CQB: Basic Tactics for Buildings

The Airsoft Warrior’s Picks:

Here are some of my favorite posts from 2014!

1. The Reason I Airsoft 
This was my first post on AirsoftWarrior.net.  In it, I explain the reasons I airsoft and why you should, too!

2. Taking Your Airsofting To The Next Level
In this post, I explain how you can use airsofting to build and refine real world skills (See Turkey Hunt for a real world example of airsoft helping your real life abilities)

3. Which Airsofting Animal Are You
This post was one of the most fun I made on AirsoftWarrior.net, and it seems like you all enjoyed it as well!

 

Overall Most Read Post of 2014

Airsoft Tactics: Woodland
This post was the most viewed out of all of the posts here on AirsoftWarrior.net.  Its basis on sound woodland tactics (and airsofters’ interest in those tactics) pushed it to the head of the pack in 2014.

 

Thank you to everyone who cast their vote for the Reader’s Choice Award 2014.   Be sure to check out all of the posts featured here, and let me know your favorites in the comment section below!

1 Year Anniversary Celebration: Game ON! (Blooper Reel)

1 Year Anniversary: GAME ON! Post Banner | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

After months of planning, gathering post material, editing videos, and posting updates, the 1 Year Anniversary Celebration is LIVE!

To get this party started off right, here is the 1 Year Anniversary Blooper Reel!

This blooper reel is filled with the best (or worst) bloopers of 2014!  Enjoy watching me make a fool of myself on camera!

 


(If you’re an email subscriber, click HERE to watch the video on AirsoftWarrior.net)