What is Airsoft?

Airsoft is a military style game, run on a similar lines to Paintball, the differences being that Airsoft uses 6mm Plastic BB’s as projectiles and is based on an honesty system, rather than a paint mark as per Paintball. Players are generally split into 2 teams and spend the event doing a mixture of games from Defend/Attack, Escort, Seek & Destroy etc.

Using Realistic Imitation Firearms (RIF’s) to fire the BB’s, these weapons being called Airsoft Guns, more powerful and accurate than cheap Market Stall versions, they are accurate up 50 meters and have the ability to fire both single shot and fully automatic (however The Gaol Events is a Semi Auto only site)

Starting in the 1980’s in Japan the Hobby/Sport of Airsoft has grown across the World with over 250 sites in the UK alone.