Airsoft is great for beginner players and veterans alike. There are many types of guns available, ranging from automatic to sniper. But, with so many choices, it can be hard to find a good beginner airsoft loadout.
The best beginner airsoft loadout is the one that will make you have fun and not get killed. Well, that depends on the player. If you're playing with a team, a longer-ranged weapon is good because you can support them from a distance. If you're running and gunning, then your primary weapon should be as light as possible.
For example, an M4 or AK-47 will work well for this. But if you're new to the game and are trying to survive, then I'd recommend a spring revolver or handgun. It's a perfect choice since they're easy to use but still very effective. The main thing is to find what works for you and what fun is for you.
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Before You Get Started
So, you want to get into airsoft but aren't sure where to start? Here's my take on the best beginner airsoft loadout. The first thing you need to understand about airsoft is that it's a game of teamwork. You'll need a primary weapon that's effective at range and used for both assault and defense. But you don't want something so heavy that you can't run around with it all day long. A sniper rifle is too big and hard to maneuver in close quarters combat (CQB). So, they're not ideal for beginners.
The same goes for automatic weapons like the Uzi and MP5. These are great if you know what you're doing, but they need more skills than most beginners have. I'd recommend starting with an M4 or AK-47. They are lightweight, easy to wield, and still very effective at close range. If you're in a team, your longer-range weapon will support them from the back. But, if you're on your own, your shooter should be powerful enough to get the job done.
The second thing you need is sidearm. Sidearms are some of the most overlooked pieces of a load out. Too often, players think that sidearms are useless and only meant for show. While this isn't true, you can use sidearms a lot more than you might think at first. Sidearms are some of the best guns to use in airsoft due to their versatility. Here are some tips on how to use a secondary gun in airsoft:
Pick a sidearm that can do everything. Most sidearms aren't specialized and can do many different things. For example, most pistols and revolvers can shoot pellets and BBs. In contrast, most blowback pistols shoot both pellets and BBs. They are also able to fire in semi-automatic or full-automatic. You don't want to have a main weapon that does everything. It makes it harder for you to specialize in what you want to do with your loadout.
Pick a sidearm that works for your play style. If you like close-range combat, picking a good sidearm for close-range is the way to go. If you like longer-ranged combat, pick the pistol or revolver that is good at longer ranges.
A loadout vest is a powerful tool for any player. It allows you to carry many different ammo types and other gear with minimal effort on your part. The right loadout vest can free up your hands to carry other gear as well. There are tons of different vests available on the market. It can be unclear to try and figure out what works best. Need more information on airsoft clothing? Check out our post on what a beginner airsoft player should wear.
Tacticool or not?
You should first decide if you want a tactical vest or something that looks cool. A tactical vest has many magazine pouches, and you can use it to carry almost everything you need. The magazines can be either in the pouches or attached to the vest using the MOLLE loops. A tactical vest is great for beginners because it gives you plenty of space to carry all your equipment. So, you will have everything with you when you need it during the game. But, if you don't know how to use all those pouches yet, they might get in your way. It's also possible that someone will steal all your gear during the game since you carry a lot of stuff with you!
If you've never owned an airsoft gun before, the last thing you want is to spend much on one and dislike it. That said, there are still some basic things you should keep in mind when it comes to your first loadout. You'll want to make sure your gun, magazines, and gear all match up. Take a look at the above suggestions to help with your loadout selection. Check out our complete beginner guide to airsoft.