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    Anyone for Airsoft?

    Recently, I have found myself a new hobby through some real life friends. It's called Airsoft. The basic idea is similar to paintball, but with much more emphasis on realism. Airsoft players use weapons that are generally repicas of real steel firearms that shoot small plastic ball bearings. Also there's a lot of attention to detail on the authenticity of the other kit/clothing. Its also a lot cheaper than paintball.

    The game itself is played on various sites all over the country. I am I club member at a new site near Manchester. Most Sundays we play simple skirmishes and scenarios, depending on how many people show up.

    Here's a few links to get you going:

    Airsoft - Wikipedia link
    Wolf Armouries Airsoft Shop - Have a look at the kit
    Facebook - Airsoft Excalibre My Clubs Facebook site (check the photo albums!)

    I dragged EduTech along to last Sundays game too.

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    I used to have quite the airsoft gun collection.Sold the lot when I knew my daughter was coming along! I am a massive fan of it

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    Yeah this is a fantastic game! all of you COD Junkies would probably love it

    Geoff dragged me along and to be honest I am so glad he did, I never actually heard of it before but it's something I've wanted to get back into i.e. running round a field getting dirty and blah! I'm going to keep going, it gives me something to do on a Sunday and keeps me fit

    Be nice to see some more edugeek's around!

    James.

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    I still have a soft-air gun from ages back, good fun

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    This place has not long opened up round the corner from our office. There was talk of having an evening there but not sure what ever happened about that. They have just moved into an old warehouse but I know quite a few people that go and say its a good time.

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    One thing I'm confused on (it doesnt take much!) is how this works- obviously in paintball it's pretty obvious when you've been shot, is it trust based that if you feel yourself get hit you walk and is it one shot kill?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    If you get shot, you put your hands up and shout 'hit'. Otherwise the pain continues. :P Marshals are onhand if you think someone isn't taking their hits.

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    An empty school during the holidays would be an ideal setting for one of these games

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    Hahah lol yeah, nice idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    An empty school during the holidays would be an ideal setting for one of these games
    Yours would be perfect, lots of buildings, corrdiors, stair wells etc All for Paintballing inside Webmans school say Why Aye Man

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    You can claim the aftermath is a new modern art take to the school decor

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    I've actually played Airsoft in an old school, and an old shopping centre, and an old block of flats with a few more doors knocked through...

    CQB can get pretty hectic with more that it's fair share of injuries...

    I imagine in paintball some of those bruises can be very nasty - whereas in airsoft I KNOW blood gets drawn...

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    So is anyone interested in meeting up with me and EduTech? 45 for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    So is anyone interested in meeting up with me and EduTech? 45 for the day.
    Including Breakfast and Lunch, Weapon, 3,000 Ammo, 1x Smoke, 1x Frag, Eye Protection and Clothing

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    where? and when?

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