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anonymous asked:

Ok um hi! I heard u played airsoft and i was wondering if u could give out some advice for a beginner like me.

I’ve written beginners guides before, but here’s a tl;dr version I also like to give.

Step 1: Don’t buy a gun right off the bat!

Unless, of course, you already have made the investment.  This is advice I myself didn’t follow when I began, but that was a beginner’s mistake.  I’m coming up on four years of the sport, so please trust what I have to say.  Techie stuff isn’t my forte, but I’m pretty good with gear and priority spending.

Okay, enough rambling.  Here’s why I say this.  Firstly, if you don’t own a gun yet or have played, you probably aren’t 100% sure whether this is a long-term hobby for you.  This is totally natural and human, but impulses to buy a gun can be very strong, too.  Do not do this until you are sure you want to continue.  Once you’re absolutely 100% committed to the cause, buy the most reasonable gun you can afford for your budget.  The more money you have, the higher grade you can buy.

Step 2: Your first gun!

If you’re not sinking much into your first gun, I would suggest going with a G&G Combat Machine.  Pretty good stuff for a beginner gun, and they’re very hard to fuck up.  I abused the shit out of mine and it never showed signs of slowing down at any point.  They also come in AK variants if you like it that way, too.

However, like I said, the more money you have, the more you can put towards a better start.  Know exactly how much you have and base it off of that.  If you can snag a G&P right out the gate and still have cash for gear, GO FOR IT YOU FUCKING CUCK.

Also, don’t fucking forget batteries and eye protection.  You need that.  Be absolutely sure the battery will work in your gun.  Buy both of these alongside your gun.

Step 3: Gear! (my favorite thing!)

Okay, are you as hyped as I am?  BECAUSE YOU’RE LYING IF YOU SAY YOU ARE.  NOBODY LOVES GEAR AS MUCH AS I DO. (even though I’m too poor to buy all the shit I want)

When choosing gear, consider where you play and what will likely be most comfortable for you.  Your first choice will likely be between getting a plate carrier or a chest rig.  (If you’re like me, you’ll buy the bastard child of the two, but nobody is like me so hah.)  Plate carriers will allow for more stuff to be carried, but can sacrifice some mobility.  However, there’s so many kinds in various shapes and sizes, it’s not gonna be hard to find the one you like best.  Chest rigs are awesome for hot days and keeping light.  Nothing beats them in that aspect.  However, you sacrifice greatly in protection and modularity unless you get some kind of armor to go under it.  At that point, though, why get a chest rig if you’re just putting it over armor? (For looks, obviously.  Airsoft is 65% fashion show, after all.  I’d go for it anyways if you wanted it, because I use a plate carrier/chest rig setup too.)

(See?  Sexy as all hell right there)

Don’t buy Condor or anything like that, though.  Get something good like Flyye, Pantac, or even real gear.  It’s not as expensive as you might think.

For camo, all I have to say is this; PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT GET SHITTY HUNTER CAMO OR ACU.  THIS NEEDS TO FUCKING STOP BECAUSE IT LOOKS BAD AND DOESN’T EVEN WORK WELL.  GET M81 WOODLANDS OR SOMETHING BECAUSE IT’S CHEAP AS HELL AND WORKS LIKE MAGIC DESPITE BEING OLD AS SHIT.  BUY THE BEST CAMO YOU CAN, AND BUY REAL MILITARY STUFF UNLESS THE PATTERN YOU WANT JUST DOESN’T EXIST IN ANY ISSUED FORM SOMEWHERE.

Step 4: Learn from what you have and keep building your collection of shit!

You will find something you really dislike about your first set of gear and guns.  This is a fact of life.  However, not all is lost!  You can buy, sell, and trade for the things you do want.  Do lots of research on gear and gun brands, too, BUT DON’T GET WRAPPED UP AND STOP PLAYING!

The last thing you want is to be a chairsofter, because I’ve been there.  It’s a sad place, man.

Step 5 (Optional): Teams…?

Teams can be very fun.  Absolutely yes.  Should you join one right off the bat?  Absolutely not.  Biggest mistake of my early career was trying to keep up with something I didn’t exactly understand or want in the end.  Roll with your friends or be a lone wolf for a time to feel out the hobby.  You’ll find the freedom of playing as your own man can be a lot more fun sometimes.  So much less drama, too.

Closing statements:

Don’t be a dick or a suck up.  Play by the rules.  Respect your fellow players at all times, even if they’re being dicks.  Have fucking fun and don’t get involved in drama.

Finally, in the name of black baby Jesus, don’t yell “CALL UR HITS!!!!1!1!!2q#$%one!!@#$T%!!!” because it’s obnoxious as fuck.  Go slay the fucker without mercy and make his ass yours.

That’s about it, anon.  Hope this helps!

P.S. If any of my followers have anything to add or something I may have forgotten, please share your thoughts in the reblogs.  We love helping newbies here!