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Posted On December 5, 2014By Austin ClineIn Airsoft Guns, Fun in the Airsoft Field

Getting Started: What You Need

When you are ready to start playing airsoft, there are a few things you will need. The first thing you will need is a gun. Whether it is an AEG or a spring gun, there are some items you will need to help prepare you for your first airsoft experience. Most beginners have a specific budget they have in mind when purchasing airsoft equipment for the first time. For most, the budget is in the 100 to 200 dollar range, which is a great budget to get a good gun,Read More
Many airsofters live in colder climates. During the winter months it’s easier to hunker down indoors and wait for spring to arrive before pulling your airsoft gun back out for a round of open play. However, many of us don’t really want to wait that long. Winter isn’t even officially here yet, and I’m already getting the fever to head out to play. If you’re going to be attending any kind of airsoft event in the winter months, there is a lot of preparation you’ll need to make. There areRead More
Weekend events are what airsoft is all about. Two big names in this category are Operation Lion Claws and Blacksheep MilSim. Check them out when you get a chance. While I have not had the pleasure of attending one of these events in person, it has been my long standing dream to make it to Operation Irene. When you attend one of these events, you’re going to need a good airsoft gun. I’m not saying jump up and buy a VFC to make it to one of these events, butRead More
When I first started playing airsoft, MilSim players were who I looked to for inspiration. They looked like real operators; they had great gear and guns. When I experienced my first MilSim event, I realized you don’t need an expensive loadout. Sure, they look cool, but they’re not necessary. When you go to a 24-hour MilSim event, you really just need a kit that’s light, comfortable, and meets the requirements. My first 24-hour MilSim event was at Camp Grayling, Michigan. I wouldn’t say I was prepared for it; it wasRead More
For a standard eight hour operation you would normally think you would dress comfortably, just need a few high cap magazines and maybe not even wear your rig. However, for an eight-hour MilSim event you will need a rig of some sort, preferably a plate carrier, along with your BDU’s, and a helmet if required. First thing you will need is a rig set up. You will also need a radio to keep in contact with your team. Your rig will need pouches for your magazines, as well as aRead More

Posted On November 20, 2014By Austin ClineIn Fun in the Airsoft Field

Open Play Event Loadout Checklist

In this series we will be covering the checklist of what you need for different scenario events. Events can range in player size, length, and difficulty.  Today we will going over the most basic of events, the Open Play. The Open Play, often referred to just as an open, is generally the smallest, and least organized event that we will be covering. Most open plays are not strict on uniform code, or even require one. The teams are generally divided into Tan vs. Green and at opens this translates toRead More

Posted On November 10, 2014By Austin ClineIn Airsoft Tech

Why You Need a Smart Charger

Today we will be going over why you need a smart charger. There are quite a few reasons that you need a smart charger. We here at AirRattle do try to help by including an insert that provides instructions on how to properly charge your battery. The standard trickle wall charger can get the job done however they are more likely to damage your battery. The main reason you need a smart charger is it will help protect your battery. Those of us who participate in the sport of airsoft, enjoy the sportRead More

Posted On November 8, 2014By Austin ClineIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tech

Airsoft Gun Maintenance

Airsoft guns don’t require anywhere near the amount of maintenance as a real gun, however it is still a good idea to clean them up and perform routine maintenance as needed. The main part of the gun that you need to worry about taking care of is the barrel. While out in the field it is hard to keep it clean, when you’re rolling, crawling, diving, and even just playing without tactical movement, you will almost always still get some kind of dirt and gunk in your barrel. The mostRead More
This list will consist of the items I have acquired over the years that complete my perfect gear load out. I came up with this load out by playing and slowly added more items for what I was missing. This is my ideal Recon/FO based gear load out. First is the Tactical H Harness by Condor connected to the Gen II Battle Belt. This combination is light weight and allows for easy tactical movement. As the Recon Fire Team Leader, I do a lot of rolling, sliding, crawling, and remainingRead More
This is something I really want to write about as I am hoping to finish piecing it all together soon. I’ve messed around with a variety of different guns, as I feel that is what you should do to establish exactly how you play and what you would want to use to help you play to your fullest ability. Starting off; my perfect Primary weapon. After owning several different guns, never bouncing over $220, I have established exactly what kind of primary I’m looking for. I generally am a pointRead More