Airsoft has evolved from a training aid used by the Armed Forces into a popular alternative to paintball, using realistic-looking firearms firing 6 mm plastic pellets out to ranges of 40-60 m on sites varying from woodlands to World War 2 tunnels and everything in between. Since there is no paint to splatter everywhere airsofters can ditch wearing cumbersome overalls for all manner of equipment from modern tactical vests and camouflage to loadouts inspired by film or history to even something as simple as jeans and a hoodie. Your armament can also be as varied as your kit, with a full array of real-world replicas from pistols to sniper rifles to choose from, the sky is the limit.
Whilst events usually consist of two opposing teams, being competitive is always second to having fun, and anyone can enjoy the sport regardless of age, gender or physical fitness. And with sites catering to all kinds of gameplay you are free to choose whether you want to lead the charge through a building or stalk a sniper through the woods.
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Airsoft this year are:
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Health & Safety
All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Airsoft are available to view below