One of the best sports ever created. Takes more creativity than paintball. It can be fast or slow paced. 3 main differences between airsoft and paintball: 1. It hurts less but you will still know if you are hit. So in airsoft being hit is under the honor system. 2. You can play airsoft 2 days in a row. With paintball you would have too many bruises to actually want to play 2 days. 3. Airsoft guns are much more realistic.
Airsoft is better than paintball in some perspectives just as paintball is better than airsoft in other perspectives.
by jacob747 September 19, 2011
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
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
A game in which players use realistic looking guns that shoot plastic BBs. Once a player is hit, they must call themselves out. Airsoft is typically a game for mature individuals seeking refuge from dishonest, pre-pubescent paintball players. Can also be defined as a game in which 2000 rounds only costs you 15 dollars, as opposed to 45 dollars for paintball rounds (and don't forget CO2). Airsoft uses an honor system, which is an ingenious system designed to keep paintballers from playing.
Chad: Hey Chump, I got a kill from 250 feet with my JG G3 airsoft gun in our game.

Chump: Wow my paintball gun has weak stream, it only goes 150 feet. I wish I could shoot that far!
by JG-G3 March 08, 2010
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
Ok, Here's the deal with airsoft. Basically, it is for people who decided that paintball wasn't 'real' enough so they outsourced poor quality guns from China ( Places like FAUX AIRSOFT will charge you plenty of money, even though these guns will malfunction on you more than any paintball gun)

Airsoft is LARPING. Bunch of 13 year old to 40 year old virgins who either A.) want to join military and KILL but they are too young B.) Were actually in the military but never saw combat, so they attempt to relive some glory that they never actually saw . ( Seriously, what veteran who has actually seen combat, blood and death, is going to want to pretend he's doing the same thing by shooting plastic BB's at 12 year old boys) Or, C.) 30 something virgins who have never been in the military, nor seen a pair of tits in their life.

Airsofters like to think they are tough by buying over priced replica gear of what real military units use. The reality is airsoft 'ops' consist of 30 year old has-beens ordering aroudn 14 year olds like they have some sort of authority. Not to mention airsoft runs on the 'honor' system and you cannot tell if you've shot, or been shot unless you are within a very close range. Airsoft does nothing but brainwash youth into the military industrial complex... Plus, it's just kind of gay.
Airsoft player: TANGO DOWN, 1.5 clicks!

other airsoft player: I SHOT YOU! call your hits!

airsoft player: NO I SHOT YOU!

* two airsofters have anal sex in the woods*
by christhimself March 04, 2012
A military simulation game whereby players use 1:1 scale replicas of real firearms that fire 6mm plastic spherical pellets. Airsofts try and look like actual weapons - but they're not.

Basically, Airsoft is for gun owner wannabees who either can't afford a real gun, aren't allowed to own firearms in their country (Japan) or can't pass the criminal background check or are too young to own the real thing. Sad really.
Mike: "Hey look bro! I just got a new Airsoft Sig 229!

Me: "What? Look at my REAL Sig 229! Want to have a duel? No? Thought not."

Mike: "You had to rub that in my face didn't you?"

Me: "You can't have a gun because you got busted with pot, moron. Who says it's a harmless drug?"
by LarryGunNut August 03, 2011

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