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What Is Airsoft CQB?

Learn about Airsoft CQB in this Howcast video featuring airsoft experts Payton Kemper and Josh Meyer.


Hi, my name is Payton. I'm the manager of Airsoft Hero located in the historic district of Hampden in Baltimore, Maryland. And I'm Joshua Meyer. I'm the tech here at Airsoft Hero. Our store features AEGs, accessories, apparel. We also buy used guns, accessories and apparel and we also do quality tech work. Any details you can find on our website at And we'll be talking to you about airsoft. Much like in real life, Airsoft CQB, or close quarters combat, is a completely different ball game. You're in much tighter quarters. Therefore, your movements and your gear is gonna have to reflect in correspondence to that. As far as movement goes, you need to watch your step. Because, since you're gonna be inside, there's gonna be BBs on the ground, and it's a lot easier to slip on those inside. Something else to remember, is, since it's such tight quarters, you're gonna be coming around a corner. And most likely, you're gonna be staring in the face of an enemy. When you come around a corner, you need to keep your gun tight, yourself tight. Keep your arms tucked in, and slowly peek around that corner. If that gun comes out before you do, then they're gonna see that, and they're gonna anticipate you coming out. Something else to keep in mind is the type of gun you're gonna be using. You don't wanna use something like a full length M16 or a sniper rifle, because, it just doesn't make sense to use something like that. It's big, it's bulky. You're gonna be hitting corners with it. And people are gonna see that gun come out before you do. So, they're gonna get the jump on you. A good gun to use is something like a a P90 or an MP5. The P90 is small, it's very compact, it's easy to load in close quarters environments. Because the magazine loads on the top instead of the bottom. Also, something to remember about CQB, is that camouflage doesn't really have an effect. You can wear woodland or desert in CQB, but it's not gonna do you any good. A good color to wear would just be neutral colors. Something like black or grey or dark brown, navy blue. Something like that.

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