Airsoft is a combat simulation sport similar to paintball but without the ridiculous cost or bruises, and where better to take up Airsoft than with the largest Airsoft Society in the UK! Unlike paintball, Airsoft uses realistic-imitation-firearms. They are often manufactured in spec and real weight for simulation use with military personnel to train and civilians to participate in Airsoft with. The equipment offers realistic appearance & operation, similar to those of real weapons. They also boast superior range and accuracy over a paintball gun as well as ammunition costing a hundred times less. While paintball guns are infamous for causing bruises Airsoft rounds travel faster but are significantly lighter projectiles, holding a thirteenth of the kinetic energy of a paintball, thus while you’ll certainly be aware of a hit, there will be no huge bruises.
Airsoft events take place on a huge variety of different sites, local to us is “Dragon Valley” which is situated on the active military base MOD Caerwent near Newport. This facility is used to train Police and Counter Terrorism forces. Other sites include “The Base”, a site on former RAF Yatesbury a WW2 flight school with exercises focused around taking control of the officers’ mess and airstrip. Another site worth mentioning is “The Outpost”, a site entirely within a subterranean WW2 Land Rover “shadow-factory”, 200 feet below the ground, which is as cool as it sounds. All the kit you need, such as weapons, tactical gear, safety equipment etc. will be provided by the society so there is no need to spend a lot of money on gear!
In addition to our weekly events to site’s mentioned above we have our big standalone trips, for example trips to the annual National Airsoft Festival, a 3 day airsoft festival with almost 2000 attendees on site each year! Last summers’ big trip was to AI500’s The Gathering, a 3 day 400 person event on a disused theme park. We have a 1st and 2nd inter-university team that play the 25 other Airsoft societies around the UK. We were 2015/16 winners of the University Airsoft Championship and came 2nd in the 2016/17 event. The Society has the competitive side to it should you wish to join the team but caters for casual players too. Airsoft is open and accessible to people of all genders, backgrounds and levels of fitness, so why not give it a go?
If Airsoft sounds like something you'd be interested in, then don't hesitate to click the membership button below, drop one of our committee an email, or follow the Facebook link and get in touch that way. Once signed up please click the "Join Facebook Group" button to the left to get onto our private group where we share all of our events and socials.
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