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There are so many paintball players on urbandictionary that I thought I would clear a couple things up for people who are actually interested in airsoft. First of all, paintball and airsoft are two completely different games. Paintball is usually much faster paced, and is played on much smaller fields. It tends to have much more of a video game/fps feeling to it. Airsoft is slower paced, and is usually played in the woods, or in buildings (to reenact cqb/cqc scenarios) Paintball guns range from $50 to thousands of dollars depending on the make and the upgrades that you give them. Airsoft replicas range from $10 to thousands of dollars depending on the same factors.

Airsoft uses 6mm plastic pellets, usually weighing between .12 and .3g. the most common weights are .2 and .25g bbs, which are used in most AEGs (automatic electric guns). Paintball uses different sizes and weights of gell filled capsules that burst on impact, leaving a mark.

Airsoft guns do tend to hurt less per shot, but most airsoft guns are fired on full auto, meaning that you almost never get hit just once. Paintball guns are usually semi auto only. Airsoft guns tend to have much more range than paintball guns, as most high end airsoft replicas use a system called "hopup" which imparts backspin to the bb giving it a straight trajectory for longer. Airsoft guns also tend to fire at much higher velocities than paintballs, which means that there is less delay between the bb leaving the barrel and hitting its target. Contrary to popular belief, airsoft guns can leave welts, as the bbs do not burst on impact, and the force is concentrated into a much smaller area, however, airsofters tend to not care weather or not their guns hurt their opponents.

There are no professional airsoft teams, and airsofters want to keep it that way. Because airsoft is based on the honor system, airsoft attracts a different type of player. Airsoft games tend to have little or no cheating. You will hit someone, and they will immediately leave the field. I have never been to a paintball game where there has not been a problem with cheaters.

Airsofters tend to concentrate on the tactical and milsim aspect of the sport, wheras paintballers tend to focus more on the fast and furious action. both have their merits. Airsofters usually wear camo and tactical gear to carry their equipment, paintballers tend to wear jersies and use waist harnesses.

The fact of the matter is, airsoft and paintball are two completely different sports, both of which are fun. paintballers tend to bash on airsofters out of ignorance, many of them have never played an actual game of airsoft; they have shot their friends springer in his backyard and think that that is indicative of the entire sport. You wouldnt want an airsofter to shoot a wal mart 30 dollar pump gun and think that that is all there is to paintball would you?
paintballers say that they would simply not call their hits in a game of airsoft, this is why airsofters dont want you to play with them.
by kleeklor June 11, 2007
 
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Coolest fucking outdoor game ever!
Dude, let's go play some Airsoft!!
Fuck YEAH!!!!
by Spencer Lucke July 30, 2008
 
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a game which uses replicas of real guns that shoot small brass or plastic ball bearings (BBs). this game is just as good as paintball. paintball are for those who like just being able to shoot people and run around avoiding paintballs the size of nickels, airsoft is for those who like MilSim and using realistic guns. arisoft i usually played by older people, and paintball is usually played by younger people, although this does not imply that airsoft players are more responsible (i went paintballing once and some guy that looked like he was 20-30 years old took off his mask in the middle of the game cuz he got hit)
paintballer: whats the difference between airsoft and paintball?
airsofter: well you dont get welts the size of quarters for one and you use realistic guns, but theres not much difference both are pretty good
paintballer: cool i wanna try it.

paintball and airsoft are just as good as each other, neither one is better, for all you nerds using this as a forum, just please shut the fuck up.
by UberPaintballer July 29, 2007
 
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is a sport/activity played among with ten or more people, a strategy is used like military tactics, its a very fun game. Places to play would be in urban areas such as your neighborhood, and a forest. Guns can cost up to 10.00$ to 600.00$.
Jim and I are going to make a team for airsoft today.
by Ray Schardt September 12, 2006
 
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A game in which multiple strategic teams use model weapons that exceed the legal power of a paintball gun and fire on each other until the other team is all dead. Uses camouflage and model guns for realism, unlike neon and Super Soaker type guns in paintball.
Ben an I play airsoft, I shot him many times in the face until he bled.
by Kevin March 31, 2003
 
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A sport kind of like paintball but better in thousands of ways.
"Wanna go play paintball?"

"No, I'm going to go have an airsoft skirmish, the scenario today is that terriosts have taken over an airplane on the run-way with hostages and we have to stop them."

"Oh..... Well my scenario is to try to shoot people with paintballs with this gun where the sight is replaced by a big plastic bubble that holds my ammo."
by aNawesomEguYwhOloveSairsofT September 20, 2009
 
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a fun game in which people shoot eachother with realalistic-looking guns. hurts some depending on speed/weight of BBs and distance. About equal w/ paintball interms of fun
dude wanna play some paintball?

ya but i only got an airsoft gun

oh well airsoft is just as fun
by jack bauer biatch July 10, 2008
 
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Air soft guns are guns that fire small plastic pellets. The pellets can be metal coated. Not to be mistaken with BB guns, which fire pure brass BB's.
Dude, me and my neighbor had an airsoft war yesterday
by 2010 June 28, 2005