Airsoft General

  1. Guide to the AR Platform

    The AR platform is the most popular airsoft platform with the widest variety of upgrades and accessories. This illustrated guide reviews the different AR-type rifles available from a historical perspective. Some variants are not seen commonly in airsoft, e.g., AR-18, Colt Commando 9mm, HK416C, and were not included. The airsoft gun pictures below the description are provided to help you customize your gun to look like a particular variant. AR-15 (1959) AR is short for the Armalite-15...
  2. AIRSOFT SOCIETY GLOSSARY OF TERMS

    This glossary covers common terms, abbreviations and acronyms you will find on Airsoftsociety.com as well as other airsoft forums. This glossary covers multiple categories of terms including airsoft guns, accessories, teching, gear and optics. Term - Definition ACOG - - Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight a telescopic sight made by Trijicon but airsoft replicas are often simple Red dot sights. ACOG replica ACU - Army Combat Uniform. Current battle dress in the US Army. Replaced the BDU. AEG...
  3. Deal with It Sprains vs Strains

    We've all seen it, one wrong step and the day is done for the unlucky victim. An ankle sprain can ruin your whole weekend. Here's how to deal with it. The Differences Between Sprains and Strains Think of a strain as a joint problem (ankle, knee, wrist), and a sprain as a muscle problem (calf, thigh, bicep). When you get, your foot stuck in a gopher hole and take a tumble, expect an ankle sprain. Sprinting with a heavy load and feel a tearing in your calf? Could be a strain. Luckily, the...
  4. Deal With It: Poison Ivy

    You don't know it yet, but you just brushed past a vine of poison ivy on the trail. You won't even notice the itching until you're half way home. Tomorrow morning, however, you'll wake up to a very ugly, very itchy rash Some basic knowledge of the poison ivy plant, mechanisms of exposure and methods of mitigation can help save you from weeks of misery. Look for and avoid plants whose leaves grow from thin stems in groups of three. The plant may contain an oil called urushiol in its leaves,...
  5. Deal With It: How To Prevent and Treat Sunburns

    By the time, you feel the heat it's already too late; The damage is already done. The sunburn starts innocently enough with a warm sensation in the skin and a little redness, but you'll be paying for it tomorrow. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep from burning in these summertime airsoft games. What is sunburn? At the most basic level, sunburn is your body's reaction to skin damage caused by radiation exposure. For the purpose of this article, we'll focus on Ultraviolet (UV)...
  6. Deal With It How To Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks and Fleas Away

    Tired of being eaten alive out on the field? Time to deal with the two most common culprits. How To Prevent Mosquito and Ticks & Fleas Bites A few principles can save you days, weeks...even months of pain later. Less exposed skin means a lower chance of being bitten by insects. Treat exposed skin with effective insect repellent to discourage pests. Treat your clothing with an appropriate insecticide. Check yourself thoroughly for lingering insects within 24 hours of exposure. How To Keep...
  7. Falls: What to do if an Airsoft player take a nasty spill

    With the increasing popularity of MilSim and the push to secure down more unique and extreme battle locations, the risk of a dangerous fall is becoming all too real. Recently, many "epic fall" videos have been uploaded to Youtube and it raises the question, "Do you know what to do if your friend takes a dangerous fall?" Many falls are dangerous to both life and limb. In this article, I'm not going to address the falls that can cause a broken wrist or ankle, but address the falls that can...
  8. Opinions Change: My Now-Broken BO Dynamics LT595

    Several weeks back, many of you read and watched my review of the BO Dynamics LT595 BAW. When that review was created, I had shot five to six thousand bbs through the gun without any malfunctions. However, longevity (Approximately 2 months of use) has shown the some flaws in the LT595 that my readers and followers should be aware of. Note: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Airsoft Society. Many of you are...
  9. Clarifying SB213 - Myths, Misconceptions and How it Affects You

    In last week's article, I discussed Senate Bill 213, read on the open floor by California Democrat Barbara Boxer. The article went somewhat viral and a petition seemed to pop up a couple days later. I also began to see a lot of confused comments online, both between Airsoft Society and Facebook. Due to the overwhelming response of the article, I have decided to follow the original up with some additional clarifying information. First, I feel it is necessary to explain the legislative...
  10. Global Vision - Goggles that should be on your eye-pro radar

    Global Vision Eyewear, a staple in the motorcycle and ATV scene, is now making their transition into shooting sports. Whether you're a goggle fan or a glasses fan, Global Vision is a company that every air softer should be checking out. Global Vision is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been manufacturing indestructible goggles and glasses since 2008. Some of their notable goggles; the Ballistech's, Ballistech II's and the All Stars meets ANSI standards and have been approved for...
  11. Preventing Heat Related Illnesses in Airsoft

    Winter is in full effect, but soon enough spring and summer will arrive and the temperatures around the country will rise. With this rise in temperature comes the increased importance to monitor yourself and others on the field for heat related illnesses. On average, a person's core body temperature is somewhere around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The human body can withstand some variations in temperature, but the body's tolerance level is limited. If one's core body temperature rises above...
  12. Opinion: Airsoft Monopolies Will Be the Death of Airsoft

    For most people when they go to buy airsoft gear, guns, and accessories the first place they go is one of the massive of airsoft retailers online. Of course, the people go there because of the prices and selection available. The main problem with this is that these retailers are not looking to help the sport of airsoft but rather make money nor are they the ones who run your fields or care about you. I do realize that the entire premise of a business is to make money so I do not fault them...
  13. Bonjour l'Amerique - BO Dynamics arrives in America

    In December of 2014, BO Dynamics made it's much needed debut in the United States through an exclusive retail partnership with Evike. BO Dynamics may be new to the U.S. market, but have already established themselves in the European market. BO Dynamics formed in 2012, deep in the heart of Europe and quickly struck a name for themselves. Their attention to detail, partnerships with well-respected companies such as Lonex and Vega Force and quality manufacturing is second to none. Recently, I...
  14. Practical Blood Control for Airsoft

    I have seen a lot of airsoft and MilSim players sporting a high-speed tourniquet on their load out and this brings to question, "Do they know how to use them and when it would be necessary?" It also raises the question, "What's in your med pouch and what SHOULD be in there?" Spc. Curtis Wood, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, adjusts his weapon after pulling a "patient" under a barbed wire obstacle Friday. Wood was one of 15 combat medics competing for a chance...
  15. Too Close and Too Much Power: Thoughts on FPS Limits at Indoor Fields

    Winter is fast approaching, and with that, most of the airsoft community's outdoor fields are closing their doors until spring. That being said, if we airsofter's want to gear up and hit the field, our only choice is to play inside. Now don't get me wrong everyone, I love playing inside. Indoor fields have climate control, wooden buildings, and barriers that can be easily moved and altered to change the field, and concessions to keep everyone hydrated and energized. There is, however, one...
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