Airsoft is extremely exciting and rewarding sport in which participants use Airsoft Guns (BB launching firearm replicas) and real world military/Law Enforcement tactics to simulate various scenarios and missions such as force-on-force engagement, hostage rescue, escape and evade, room breaching.
Gameplay varies in style and composition but often range from short-term skirmishes, organized scenarios, military simulations,
historical reenactments, to competition target shooting events.
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.
Much like any sport, there are safety precautions to be aware of in order to have a safe, enjoyable, and responsible experience. Players should be fully aware of all safety rules in place at a facility they play in, and some more general rules in order to keep the game fun and to avoid injury. A few basic and important rules are:
- Always wear eye protection when handling an airsoft gun, or when near people handling airsoft guns
- Always keep your gun on safety until ready to fire
- Always cover the barrel with a barrel bag and remove the magazine when in designated 'safe zones'
- Never display your airsoft gun in a public place or where the general public can see it - Store and transport it in a proper gun case
- If approached by an officer of the law obey all commands immediately and DO NOT point the gun at them to show them "It's just airsoft"
Due to the extremely realistic look of these guns, and the fact that Canadian law treats labels them as "Uncontrolled Firearms", you should treat them as real firearms at all times in order to stay safe.
Stay safe, have fun, and be responsible!