Airsoft is a recreational activity in which participants eliminate opponents by hitting each other with spherical non-metallic pellets launched via replica firearms.
Game-play varies in style and composition but often range from short-term skirmishes, organized scenarios, C.Q.B., field, military simulations, and historical reenactments. Combat situations on the battlefield often involve the use of common military tactics to achieve objectives set in each game. Participants typically emulate the tactical equipment and accessories used by modern military and police organizations.
Airsoft pellets are spherical projectiles used in Airsoft gun models. Typically made of plastic, they usually range in size from 5.93 to 5.98 mm in diameter and weigh between 0.12 and 0.48 g, though select models use 8 mm or 3 mm pellets with the most popular weights being 0.12g and 0.20g. Although sometimes called BBs, they are not the same as the 4.5 mm projectiles fired by BB guns.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We suggest you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that cover as much exposed skin as possible. Hooded sweatshirts, sweat pants, and good running shoes with ankle support are suggested. California Paintball Park has a small shop where you can purchase paintball apparel including disposable jump suits.
WHAT EXTRA THINGS SHOULD I BRING?
During the summer months always carry sunscreen. Remember, we are outdoors so dress for it.
DOES GETTING SHOT AT AIRSOFT HURT?
Airsoft pellets typically leave small lesions (welts) on exposed skin. While mildly painful, pellets are not typically damaging to the skin. Eye protection is universally mandatory to prevent damage to eyes. It is also often recommended that full face masks and body protection be used during airsoft matches to protect the players’ teeth and ears.