I go into battle with my gear and trust it to not fail me. That’s because I wear it, shoot with it, read about it, and learn as much as I can about my gear before I go into combat. If you expect victory, take the time before the battle to fully understand your gear. Here is a basic list of what you should bring and wear to an airsoft war.
Basic Airsoft Gear List
Gun: A rifle, shotgun, and even a pistol will fulfill this need. You can be effective with any weapon as long as you understand its abilities and how it works.
Light Jacket or Long Sleeve Shirt: You will need protection for your arms and upper body as this will be the spot the enemy will have the best chance of hitting you. Get a shirt or jacket with good ventilation so it will wick moisture and keep you dry.
Mask: A paintball mask is great. A full face mask will keep your ears and your mouth from damage. A single bb in the wrong place can ruin your day so opt for maximum protection.
Shoes: Regular shoes will work in most battles. Duct tape the laces to keep them from coming untied and to keep dirt and debris from sticking to them.
Pants: You can use any pants you don’t mind getting ripped and dirty.
Socks: Hiking socks are a good choice. They are comfortable enough to wear all day long, they keep dirt out of your shoes, and most are moisture wicking.
Note: Camouflage clothing is recommended for your basic gear loadout . Blending in with your surroundings is an important strategy in any battle.
Optional Airsoft Gear
Holster/Sling: Holsters are great for pistols, and a one or two point sling is a very effective carrying system for a shotgun or rifle. You will get tired carrying a gun through the brush all day long; a holster or sling is the answer.
Tactical Vest: A vest with lots of pockets and good ventilation is great for carrying extra magazines, water, extra ammo, and more.
Extra Magazines: Extra Magazines will keep you from having to reload at a critical time in the battle. It is especially nice to have extra magazines for your pistols because of their lower ammo capacity.
Every soldier owes it to his team to be prepared and starting with the right gear is a great way to show your team you care. Let me know what other gear you bring to a fight!