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Rules of savoir-vivre in airsoft


How to behave well during an airsoft game? This is a question that comes up often among new players, but seasoned veterans can also benefit from being reminded of the basics of good behavior. In our post, we will discuss rules that will help you enjoy the game, gain the respect of other participants, and ensure a safe and pleasant atmosphere for everyone. Ready for a fair play lesson? Let's get started!

A group of soldiers discussing plans with their commander

Savoir-vivre in airsoft – how to behave?

The rules I will tell you about are unwritten and refer to personal culture rather than something for which we will be punished. Of course, we will gain a lot from this - airsoft is a sport in which fair play is the basis of functioning, so by being honest, polite, and friendly, we become a very good companion in the game. However, you don't have to put them into practice before the first skirmish - it's not the rules of the game ;)

Say hello!

Airsoft players are buddies. Just like in the gym locker room, there is open communication in the airsoft meeting. Expect someone to call you "You" rather than "Sir." Just like during training, at a skirmish, it is always nicer when someone enters and greets the other players. Maybe it's not necessarily expected to get 115 bumps when entering, but saying "hello" when entering the off is fine.

Listen to the organizer

The principle is very simple and very complicated at the same time. This conclusion can be drawn based on the behavior of some players because they interfere every time they can. The organizer wants to provide us with a good time. We want to have a good time. With this in mind, it is worth being quiet and sparing yourself with jokes and comments. Briefings will be as short as possible and there is no need to extend it by interrupting the organizer.

The same thoughts apply to following orders. If the organizer needs a group in a given place and gives an order to gather at a specific point, you simply have to do it. Without hesitation, without inventing or questioning the validity of the decision. This is especially important at larger events where counting, divisions, and rules are explained in large groups.

Listen to your team leader

In general, we can say "obey your superiors", where a "superior" is someone who has contractual "authority" during the game. The unit commander has a set of goals that he must achieve with your help. In fact, with your help, so it's worth not disturbing him in fulfilling his tasks and doing his job correctly. If he asks you and your friends to go on patrol, you go on patrol, even if you are in the mood for low-dynamic observation.

airsoft player wearing tactical glasses

Don't divide teams

Teams that have been shooting against each other for years usually want to be one team. This is better due to a number of arguments - from the fact that they understand each other better, through the fact that they know their equipment and it is easier for them to distinguish their opponents from their own to the fact that it is more fun for them because afterward, they will tell each other about their best actions. with an evening soda. In situations of unequal division, it is good practice to provide them with the opportunity (unless the organizer has arranged it) for them to play on one team. If they don't have enough people to create a unit, it's nice to join them. If there are too many people in their team, it is worth giving up and going to the opponents to equalize the forces. It costs little for non-members, but for well-coordinated teams, it is an important part of the skirmish.

Follow safety rules and more

Of course, following safety rules is the basis, and not something that is "worth following". However, they can be expanded a bit to make it not only safe but also nice. First of all, shoot outside crowds. If you need to set the hop-up, check if everything is working properly and the red dot is properly set, step away from the players. 5 meters to the side and no one will feel uncomfortable that someone is shooting at the respa.

Don't shoot in the head if you don't have to

Unfortunately, as airsofters, we suffer from the popularity of headshot compilation videos. Of course, everyone who goes out onto a site realizes that they can get hit and no one should feel bad for catching a BBs with their forehead... BUT - if it is possible (you can see something beyond the head), it is not a good idea to shoot at less sensitive parts of the body. We play airsoft, and shooting and receiving a BB is only a symbol of "losing" and "winning". A sign that we managed to "beat" the opponent. Not revenge or ruining someone's week because of a mark on their cheek. That's why it's worth lowering the barrel and firing single bbs - everyone will understand the symbol and everyone will be happy.

Carry your replica concealed

Never show it in public. Replicas may look very realistic, which may cause unnecessary fear among bystanders. Therefore, always carry your replica hidden, preferably in a special bag or cover. It's not only a matter of safety, but also respect for others. Remember that responsible behavior outside the playing field builds a positive image of the airsoft community. By protecting your replica from the eyes of unaware passers-by, you ensure a calm atmosphere and avoid unpleasant situations.

squad of airsoft players stacking hands

Why are savoir-vivre rules important in airsoft?

To sum up, airsoft savoir vivre is not only about rules but also a responsible approach to the game, which affects the safety and pleasure of all participants. By following these rules, we build a positive image of our community and ensure that airsoft remains a safe and enjoyable pastime. Let's play responsibly, respect each other, and enjoy every moment spent shooting.

Author: Krzysztof Ostryżniuk


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