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air soft guns are realistic looking guns that shoot 6mm plastic bbs and some are replicas
my air soft gun is am M4 and a G36C
by trustfulfuture September 15, 2009
Airsoft Is like paintball in many ways. Airsoft is usually slower paced game based off of Tactics, Ops, and Mil-Sim/Reenactments. When paintball is more fast paced. Yes Paintball hurts more and is easy to identify when hit while Airsoft uses an"Honor System".They sports differ in many ways but both have their own ups and downs.

Airsoft Pros:Can fire 6MM Paintballs, Major weapon Variety, Customizable and realistic guns, More realistic weight, A more Honorable Game.

PaintBall Pros: More identifiable hits, Faster Paced, Fires bigger rounds and hurts more.

Airsoft Cons:Slow Paced(Usually), You must have honor or threaten being kicked from game, Small rounds which can stray off, Constant Political votes to banish the sport.

Paintball Cons: Non realistic guns, Big ass Ammo Resevoir blocking your sight,No big weapon variety (Example Shotgunner, Machine gunner etc.) weapon classes Besides Assault and Long Range).

So overall both sports are better in their own ways and whoever is stupid enough to argue which is better has no life and is willing to waste whatever fragment of one he has arguing about it...Is a major Dumbass
Ignorant bastard: Airsoft is a pussies sport

Standard Airsofter: Have you even tried it?
by Centurion A3 March 09, 2012
Airsofting is better than paintballing in every way! It has more realistic guns that aren't bright and fruity. It is actually realistic warfare, not just you peeking around a corner and letting your gun shoot 16 balls a second at a blow up barrier. Airsofting is also CHEAPER than Paintballing and at times it can also hurt more. You don't bleed from paintballing, but when you airsoft you bleed, and you bruise. I have gotten airsoft welts bigger than paintball welts and i have also bleed from my forehead all the way down to my chin. My friend broke his finger shooting at it point blank, no lie.

Paintballs=295 FPS
Airsoft=400 FPS

"Hey man wanna go airsofting?"
"Hell yeah man, except last time i went i was bleeding all over my face, now people think i have a bad case of Acne."
"Yeah man Timmy's HK416 is LETHAL!"
by XYZ?!?! February 29, 2008
A game where wanna be badasses who are usually too fat or stoopid to join the real military run around with gucci gear and plastic guns playing cops and robbers. They have terrible tactics and absolutely no understanding of real world combat (with real weapons and real bad guys) yet still call themselves "operators".
Hey let's play airsoft

-Sorry queer I'm heading to Afghanistan for 9 months to do big boy stuff
by supo3 July 10, 2013
The sport that people that can't play paintball play. Airsoft is played by many ages from 8 to 40. The game that Cheaters will be envolved in not calling there hit and saying your out when you aren't.
Friend1: hey you should come air soft with me
You: sorry airside is for people who can't play paintball
by The_lonly_one June 20, 2014
A hobby in which players wear military-style uniforms (sometimes this is not true) and wield realistic replicas of military weaponry. Essentially, it's non-lethal military warfare. Airsofting is all about realism, tactics, fun and awesome.

There's a few common misconceptions about airsoft. For one, it is not a game for 12 year olds, though I will admit, they often give all of us other players a bad name. It is not better or worse than paintball because it can't be statistically proven that one is better than the other; they're so different that you just can't say one is better. Besides, that's all a matter of opinion. Third, some paintballers may call airsofters wusses, but how many times can you say that a paintball has made you bleed? Sure, airsoft guns often don't, but you can still feel them when they hit you. Also, how much they hurt differs from person to person, and what gun the shooter is using. Some will hurt more than others. All of the BBs are the same size, but some of them are a different weight. They can be as light as .12 grams or as heavy as .25 grams; each weight producing different results in accuracy, speed and overall performance.

Note: Airsoft has a number of additional equipment, including landmines, grenades and plastic knives. As far as I know, paintball does not have any of these.
Airsofting often incorporates skill, tactics and teamwork.

Paintballing may apply these... very loosely that is.
by L96 of pain May 22, 2011
Common misconceptions:

Air soft is for people who are too afraid to play paintball!

Truth: first of all, some people may be, some people may not be. I for one am not afraid to play paintball, and neither are my friends and I'm a teenager. You don't know every air softer in the world! And also all these paintballers who bash air soft for not hurting as much, what are you, emo? I don't want to be badly bruised all day! Shut up, emo paintballer!

Air soft guns are used because you won't buy a real gun!

Truth: Who the fuck wants to go and buy a real gun which you have to buy real expensive ammo for and go and shoot fucking targets all day?! That is boring as fuck! I would much rather go to an arena with a replica gun and some gear and shoot the fuck out of my friends and people I don't know and have a blast and everyone makes it out OK.

Air soft is for military wannabe's, nerds, people who are too afraid to play paintball, and military rejects!

Truth: I don't want to be in the military nor am I old enough so saying I am a military wannabe is just wrong. Not all air softers are nerds, once again, you do not know every air softer in the world, lots of them are chill dudes. Paintball hurts like a mofo and i don't get why people brag about that. It is just stupid how much it hurts but I'm not afraid to play it so that is also a false claim. Then military rejects, some players who were rejected from service may be, but 99% of them are not or not even old enough to join.

Air softer 1: Hey, lets go play some air soft today in our local cqb arena!

Air softer 2: Good idea! i just got a new KWA m4! Should be fun!

Fag air softer: Wow look at those cool guns! mommy I want one! I want to be just like soap from call of duty mommy!

Milsim fag: Wow way to be faggots how about you come and face my team because were so cool and we look like the rangers but were really just rejects!

Paint baller: Wow way to have guns that don't hurt like hell! I'm going to go play paintball because I'm a man and i love to hurt myself!

Real gun owner: Wow pussies go buy a real gun and come sit still and shoot at a target all day!

Air softer 1: Wow all these people are retarded lets leave.

Air softer 2: Yeah, its just our hobby, don't make a big deal out of it!
by The person who is right 12534 October 23, 2011