All the times when I keep in touch with people who are not very knowledgeable about the Airsoft game I am told it is a extremely expensive sport. This misconception mainly arises from the similarity of Airsoft and Paintball. In paintball you not only are bound to make use of gas powered metal guns and rifles nevertheless the paintballs may also be expensive consumables.
With this specific article I would like to clear the things a bit. Airsoft is one of the very affordable game I will consider that includes team work and shooting.
The so called BBs that you shoot with are small plastic pellets with spherical form. Probably the most expensive package I could find is 3000 for around $35. The normal and widely used airsoft bbs in a deal of 6000 cost $10. Compare that to 2000 paintballs for $70 from the most effective ones and 2000 for $30 for the regulars. When it comes to consumables Airsoft is very cheap.
The first time I went along to an airsoft war game many years back I bought an inexpensive airsoft gun that was on sale. I paid $2 at a retail store. They had some cheap airsoft shotguns too.
This was in time when the overall game was not so popular. Now you can find an inexpensive airsoft gun on the market with a price tag below $1. Trust in me or not, a price Mossberg 590 Tactical Shotgun tag of $0.25 or $0.50 is real. For a shotgun you will have to spare more money. About $5 that is. And if you want to have an extra gun you can find packages of M16 replica and a pistol for the price tag on about $8. Compare that to a minimum of $100 for paintball marker. Needless to say these cheap airsoft guns are plastic and aren’t the high quality nevertheless, you will be able to play a couple of games and see if you like it or not.
Now, you can find expensive high quality airsoft pistols, rifles, automatic machine guns and even long range snipers. Yes the will be more expensive than $100 and could even visit above $1000 but these are for players that live airsoft, breath airsoft and the thing that they need from the week is for this to end to allow them to like a nice battle weekend. Well, I am some of those guys but we don’t care just how much your gun costs. We will still play with you if you come to at least one of our airsoft fields.