Airsoft Basic Gear List


Basic Airsoft Gear List | Airsoftwarrior.netI 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!


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  1. Have you ever thought about some sort of basic communication system? Even some cheap walkie talkies with earpieces might be helpful. I know we could have used them last weekend…

    • vcdechagn,
      Radios are an excellent option for long range communications or to coordinate a mission with other team members. I recently got some radios and I will review them in an upcoming post. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Do you use gas guns?

    • Matic,

      Thank you for commenting. I do use a Umarex CO2 powered H&K USP for as my side arm. You can see my post on it here. It has served me very faithfully for the almost 2 years I have been using it. I often find that I can hit targets accurately up to 40+ feet with it! I would highly recommend it if you want a gas side arm. The main issues I have with gas is the cost of refills and the fact that they have inconsistent power at low temperatures.

      Blake the Airsoft Warrior

  3. What do you think of shoulder mikes?

    • Hey Venator,
      I think shoulder mikes can be a great part of an airsoft loadout. They are really handy if you like to use a helmet and don’t want to deal with figuring out how to mount a headset on there. Some of the best ones I have seen are made by Code Red Headsets. They have top notch quality and a massive selection of headsets/mikes to choose from.
      – TAW

  4. Blake

    You never mentioned anything about gloves. Those would be great to have so if you get shot in the hands it won’t hurt as bad.

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