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 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 and for competitive use. Airsoft guns fire round plastic pellets or "bbs" at low velocities and have a far greater range and accuracy than paintball guns as well as looking 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 though we will mainly be visiting the Dragon Valley site which is situated on an active MOD army base by Caerwent and other sites around Bristol. 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 ran the first annual society trip to the National Airsoft Event with almost 2000 players on site! 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, we have our sights set on Portsmouth, Southampton and Falmouth.
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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