Most of the times when I talk to folks who are not very knowledgeable about the Airsoft game I am told that it’s a very costly sport. This misconception mainly originates from the similarity of Airsoft and Paintball. In paintball you not only are bound to make use of gas powered metal guns and rifles however the paintballs are also expensive consumables.
With this particular article I would like to clear the things a bit. Airsoft is one of the very most affordable game I can consider which includes team work and shooting.
The so called BBs that you shoot with are small plastic pellets with spherical form. Probably the most expensive package I could find is 3000 for around $35. The standard and widely used airsoft bbs in a package of 6000 cost $10. Compare that to 2000 paintballs for $70 from the most effective ones and 2000 for $30 for the regulars. When it comes to consumables Airsoft is very cheap.
Initially I went along to an airsoft war game a couple of years back I bought a low priced airsoft gun which was on sale. I paid $2 at a retail store. They’d some cheap airsoft shotguns too.
This is in time when the game was not so popular. Now you can find a low priced airsoft gun available with a cost below $1. Trust me or not, a cost of $0.25 or $0.50 is real. For a shotgun you will need to spare more money. About $5 that is. And if you wish to have an extra gun you will find Mossberg Shotguns for sale packages of M16 replica and a pistol for the price of about $8. Compare that to no less than $100 for paintball marker. Obviously these cheap airsoft guns are plastic and are not the high-quality but you will have the ability to play a few games and see if you prefer it or not.
Now, you will find expensive high-quality airsoft pistols, rifles, automatic machine guns and even long range snipers. Yes the will cost you more than $100 and could even go to above $1000 but these are for players that live airsoft, breath airsoft and the only thing that they want from the week is for it to get rid of to allow them to enjoy a nice battle weekend. Well, I am one of those guys but we don’t care just how much your gun costs. We shall still play with you in the event that you come to one of our airsoft fields.