Playing Airsoft & MilSim Strategies
The diameter/size of a standard airsoft bb.
Automatic electric gun. AEGs are typically used as the primary rifle for any airsoft player, as they utilize an electric rechargeable battery as a power-source to operate the gun.
Automatic Kalashnikov/Automatic Kalashnikov Metal. One of the most popular, influential rifles of the 20th century, the airsoft AK-series rifles (AK47, AK74, etc) are popular among airsoft players for their power, accuracy, and realism.
The ammunition of choice for most-all airsoft guns. Typically, all airsoft bbs measure 6mm in diameter and vary in weight (0.12 grams to 0.40+ grams) depending on which airsoft gun(s) they are being used in.
Either 6mm or 7mm in size, bearings are parts inside the gearbox that allow each gear to grasp the axle within the gearbox.
The action of the slide of a pistol (or bolt of a rifle) when it kicks backwards as a shot is being fired, then returns to original position. On airsoft guns, the blowback feature replicates the recoil/slide action of their real counterparts.
The part on the airsoft gun that allows for the gun to be loaded/charged with a BB.
A machine/electronic device that accurately measures the velocity at which a BB travels; generally used for testing power.
The part of the gun that holds the bbs/ammunition; A.K.A. mag, or magazine.
Acronym for Close Quarters Battle. A type of airsoft game (typically indoors or in a small area) where players must engage their targets at close ranges.
The ejection port of a real rifle, the term dust cover is used to refer to the ejection port on airsoft rifles, some of which open to reveal the hop-up unit/mechanism/adjustment.
Firing Mode Selector Switch:
The switch on the airsoft gun that toggles between the modes of fire (generally SAFE, SEMI, and FULL automatic)
An acronym that stands for Feet Per Second: a measure of the velocity at which an airsoft gun shoots a BB.
High Capacity/Hi-Cap Mag:
Magazines, or clips, that hold in excess of 150 BBs, where the BBs are loaded into a large storage chamber, and wound up typically through a gear mechanism found at the bottom of the magazine up into the feed nozzle.
The system in most airsoft guns that creates a back-spin on the BB as it exits the gun, to increase accuracy and range.
An acronym that stands for Rail Interface System. A RIS is a rail system that is installed on airsoft guns to give them the capability of attaching upgrades and add-ons to the airsoft gun by simply attaching them onto the "rail" -- an essential add-on that allows for laser, flashlight, scope, and grenade launcher upgrades.
An acronym that stands for Rate of Fire: a measurement of how many BBs an airsoft gun can fire in a given time. Usually ROF is measured in either Rounds Per Minute (RPM) or Rounds Per Second (RPS), which state how many BBs a gun can either fire in a minute (RPM) or in a single second (RPS).