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Proper Stance & Movement in Airsoft

Learn about proper stance and movement 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. A tip I would like to talk to you about is proper stance and movement. Now, just like with any firearm, when you hold your gun, you wanna hold it, hold it how it makes you feel comfortable. But a good tip to use is, wherever your front hand is, use that front hand to pull the gun back into your shoulder. That'll insure that your gun is solid. It's not gonna move anywhere. And when you move, your body is gonna move with it. You would think that you want to put the buttstock flush with your shoulder. Now, when you do that, when you go to aim down your sights, I have to bring my head down, I have to hunch up my shoulders. That puts my neck out of alignment, along with my back. And it's gonna cause a little bit of pain after a while. Put the bottom of your buttstock high on your shoulder. So when the time comes, and you have to take that shot. You snap it up, and you're perfectly level with your sights. I don't have to hunch down, I don't have to do anything. The sights come up to my face, I don't go down to the sights. Now, when you have to drop to a knee, you wanna make sure that when you drop to a knee, the hand that you shoot with is gonna rest on the corresponding leg. I'm left handed, so when I drop down, my left elbow immediately comes on to my left leg, and I'm stable. As opposed to this, I'm not resting on anything. I have no, I have no comfort, and it's gonna make my arm tire out really fast. Like this, I can post up, I'm comfortable. I can even rest my head on the gun, because all the weight in coming right down onto my leg. A very good tip to learn, is, when you walk, don't walk flat footed. As you're stepping down, you wanna roll to the outside of your foot. That'll insure, instead of hearing this, you're gonna hear this. You're gonna hear barely anything. I'm stepping on top of dead leaves. I'm moving them around, and there's absolutely nothing you can hear.

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