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Airsoft Etiquette & Sportsmanship

Learn about airsoft etiquette and sportsmanship 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.
P: Now Airsoft is a team-sport, and just like any team-sport a very important thing that you should practice is sportsmanship. What I mean by that is if you're out there playing with everybody and if you get hit, say you're hit. Unlike paintball, people aren't going to be able to visually tell when you get hit. And also one thing personally, your gain a lot more experience on the field calling your hits, than you do lasting on the field. The long if people see round after round after round after round, lasting, you may be the best player out there; who knows, but you may also be not calling your hits, just so you can look cool in front of everybody else.
Another thing is smack-talk. If you're playing with your buddies, smack-talk is cool, if you know them well. If you're playing with a new group of people playing at a commercially-run field, keep smack-talk to a minimal. You don't really know who you're gonna make angry and stuff like that.
Something else you should know about- when you've played a lot of fields they have this what's called as the bang-out rule. The bang-out rule is the minimum distance that you're allowed to engage with a rifle. Most places, it's about fifteen feet. Josh here is less than fifteen feet from me. If he's on the opposite team of me, I'll hold my gun at him and say, ""Bang, you're dead"". At that time he'll call hit, he'll walk off the field. If he's beyond fifteen feet, fair game.

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