Most of the times when I speak to folks who are not so acquainted with the Airsoft game I am told that it is a very expensive sport. This misconception mainly originates from the similarity of Airsoft and Paintball. In paintball you not just are bound to make use of gas powered metal guns and rifles however the paintballs will also be expensive consumables.
With this particular article I would like to clear the things a bit. Airsoft is one of the most affordable game I will consider that features 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 really could find is 3000 for around $35. The normal and widely used airsoft bbs in an offer of 6000 cost $10. Compare that to 2000 paintballs for $70 from the most effective ones and 2000 for $30 for the regulars. With regards to consumables Airsoft is quite cheap.
Initially I went to an airsoft war game a couple of years back I bought a low priced airsoft gun that was on sale. I paid $2 at a retail store. They’d some cheap airsoft shotguns too.
This was in time when the overall game was not so popular. Now you can find a low priced airsoft gun available with a price below $1. Believe me or not, a price of $0.25 or $0.50 is real. For a shotgun you must spare more money. About $5 that is. And if you want to have an extra gun you will find packages of M16 replica and a pistol for the price of about $8. Compare that to no less than $100 for paintball Mossberg 590 Tactical Shotgun marker. Of course these cheap airsoft guns are plastic and aren’t the high-quality however, you will be able to play a couple of 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 be more expensive than $100 and might even visit above $1000 but they are for players that live airsoft, breath airsoft and the only thing that they need from the week is because of it to finish so they can enjoy a nice battle weekend. Well, I am some of those guys but we don’t care just how much your gun costs. We shall still play with you if you come to one of our airsoft fields.