So you've tried paintball and you enjoyed it. (Apart from being charged an arm and a leg for paintballs!) But if you want a little more? Then Airsoft is the right place to be! So what is Airsoft? Well, Airsoft is a relatively new combat simulation sport, that is similar in many respects to paintball but with a few key differences. Most importantly is the use of airsoft guns that are basically sport grade bb guns, similar to the little plastic bb guns you had as a kid, but made to full scale & weight for competitive and simulation use for military personnel to train and civilians to play Airsoft. Airsoft guns fire round plastic pellets or "bbs" at relatively low velocities and have a far greater range and accuracy than paintball guns as well as looking and feeling far more realistic. While paintball guns are infamous for causing bruises Airsoft rounds hold a thirteenth of the kinetic energy meaning a thirteenth of the pain!
Airsoft games or "skirmishes" take place in a huge variety of different sites, local to us is Dragon Valley site which is situated on the active army base MOD Caerwent, near Newport we also visit sites as far as Glouchester and Southampton. All the kit you need, such as weapons, tactical wear, safety equipment etc. will be provided by the society so don't worry about having to spend a load of money on gear just yet! We have started to expand to more and more sites around the UK and run the annual society trip to the National Airsoft Event, a 3 day airsoft festival with almost 2000 players on site each year! We look to play more university teams across Wales and the South West of England and with our team beating UWE's airsoft team 700 to 200 at Black Ops Cribbs, narrowly losing to Southampton and beating Plymouth at Spartan Airsoft, we now have our sights set on Portsmouth, Exeter Falmouth and the University of South Wales.
If Airsoft sounds like something you'd be interested in, then don't hesitate to click the button below, drop one of our committee an email, or follow the Facebook link and get in touch that way. See you on the field!
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