Over the past little while, many members of our range that have driven up to the Multi-Purpose range, will have noticed a bunch of “warriors” running around the clearing down the hill and to the right of the range … and yes, they are shooting at each other …
This is the rebirth of the Airsoft Discipline on our range …
- Airsoft is a role playing, tactical simulation game similar to Paintball. However, Airsoft marker BBs are much smaller, at just 6mm in size, made of plastic and do not leave paint residue.
- Game participants generally wear military style camouflage clothing and use equipment which looks very close to their real world counterparts.
- Game types generally involve 2 or more teams each competing for an objective to “win the battle”.
- Common scenarios include team elimination, capture the flag, escape & evasion, king of the hill and prisoner rescue.
- Restrictions on muzzle energy and requirements for safety equipment allow players to shoot their plastic BBs at each other during game play without causing serious harm.
- All ages are invited to come and try out the sport. If you are under 16 years of age you will need a parent or legal guardian to participate with you on the field.
- Organized game days and special events will be posted in the VFGPA Calendar.
Airsoft Range Rules In Brief:
- You must know and obey all of the VFGPA General Range Rules and the Airsoft Range Rules.
- The range is for Airsoft BB equipment only & BB ammunition must be biodegradable.
- Paintball equipment is not permitted on the Airsoft Range.
- Use a range with a back stop for any other type of air powered firearm.
- Everyone is responsible for their own safety as well as the safety of others on the range.
- Follow the directions of the Airsoft Range Safety Officer (ARSO) and the Umpires when they are on duty.
- Eye protection must be worn at all times on the range anywhere beyond the parking lot.
- The maximum gun elevation is 45° above the horizon. Do not shoot towards the parking lot or roads.
- Never shoot towards anyone who isn’t on the field and ready to play.
- Unload your Airsoft gun and place the safety on whenever you return to the parking lot from the field.
- Minimum Engagement Distances (M.E.D.) must be enforced during all games.
- There are 3 Airsoft BB gun classes based on muzzle energy expressed in Joules:
- Green @ 1.24j – 1.41j; MED @ 5’; Max BB weight @ 0.36g
- Yellow @ 1.42j – 1.71j; MED @ 15’; Max BB weight @ 0.43g
- Red @ 1.72j – 2.32j; MED @ 50’; Max BB weight @ 0.43g
- “Mercy” must be offered when engaging a player at less than the M.E.D. for your gun’s class.
- Lasers of any type, including gun sights, are prohibited.
- Commercially made Airsoft BB grenades, BB mines, and marker dust mines are permitted.
- Commercially made smoke grenades & sound grenades are only permitted when authorized by the ARSO.
- “Homemade” BB grenades, BB mines, smoke bombs & similar devices are prohibited.
- Always play with honor and call yours hits even when they are questionable.
- Do not continue to shoot at players who have called their hits.
- Body hits, including ricochets, count unless specified otherwise.
- Weapon hits do not count unless specified otherwise.
- Do not argue with, threaten or otherwise disrespect the other players; speak with an ARSO if required.
- You may not switch armbands, or other team identifying devices, to “fool the enemy”.
- You may not use another team’s challenge / response codes to “fool the enemy”.
- You may not speak on another team’s radio frequency to “fool the enemy”.
- Always clean up your garbage including cigarette butts and spent smoke grenades.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WWW: http://vfgpa.org/airsoft/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vfgpaairsoft/
Anyone interested in Airsoft is welcome to join our Facebook page. People who have questions or want to know more can post them on the Facebook page or email email@example.com if they don’t want to post their questions on the Facebook page.