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Do not let any Airsoft question you have go unanswered.

There is no wrong or silly question that you could ask us here at Special Ops Airsoft. We want to provide as much knowledge about Airsoft so that you can educate yourself about this awesome Airsoft experience that you are about to be apart of. Please read through our Airsoft questions and answers, and if you do not see the answer to the question, you were looking for, please send us an email or give us a call. We are always willing to help out.

  • Can I bring my own equipment?
    Yes, but we will inspect your equipment to make sure it meets our safety standards. All goggles must be full-face masks and be unaltered. There can be no cracks in the lenses at all. Weapons must be semi-automatic with a trigger guard. If there is a question if your weapon can be used here, a staff member will make it. The decision of staff is final. All CO2 or High Pressure tanks must be in test date. High-pressure fibre wrap tanks may not have any cracks or fraying and can't have any stickers, decals or other coverings on them. Maximum velocity is 350 fps.
  • What extra equipment can I bring?
    During the summer months always carry bug spray and sunscreen. Application of bug spray should be done before you play and will keep the pests off you while on our many courses. Avoid using bug spray near your goggles. It will damage goggle lenses and other plastic equipment. In the winter lip-balm and good warm gloves are a must. Remember, we are outdoors so dress for the weather.
  • What type of equipment can I rent?
    High Quality AEG M4 Assault Rifle • Full Face Mask • Chest Webbing • 2000 Bio BB's • Combat Jacket
  • What should I wear?
    You can bring your own BB's if you can prove they are Biodegradable. Special Ops Airsoft Junior is situated in Hollington Wood an ancient woodland with over 45 acre of space to play and enjoy. For this reason care must be taken at all times when walking around the woods. Only Biodegradable BB's are allowed on site to help protect this delicate environment, unless you can prove your BB's are biodegradable, they will not be allowed on site.
  • Do I need to be fit to play the games?
    People who play Airsoft comes from all walks of life with varying experience. Fitness plays a part but players only needs to be in good physical condition to enjoy the games. Some people like to run around all the time while others like to hide and play a less physical game. Adequate breaks are encourage as part of the games.
  • Does it hurt?
    The sting of the BB hit is what makes this game unique. The thrill of running and jumping, dodging the BB's goes right back to your childhood, and the competition of trying to make the point to win the overall game just adds to the rush. So although getting "marked" by a BB might sting a little, the sensation is similar to getting popped with a towel and will usually go away in a couple seconds.
  • Does each child need to have a disclaimer?
    Disclaimers, this can be the online form or you may wish to do a hard copy upon arrival at the site. If you wish a form can be emailed to you so you can send copies to your guests that will be playing with you so that they can have signed and ready upon arrival to the site. Each child under 18 are required to have a disclaimer signed by a chaperone or guardian prior to playing.
  • What kind of clothes should they wear?
    The BB’s are a small plastic ball. You need to make sure you wear long pants, like jeans, something that you don't mind getting dirty. The dirt from jumping into fox holes and rolling around in the leaves will create more stains. Remember, you are in the woods and bugs and sticks are still around. Long sleeve shirts are highly recommended, even in the summer time. As to foot attire, be sure to wear something comfortable and again, something you don't mind getting dirty. We provide everything else that is needed for you to enjoy a fun filled day of Airsoft. Combat Jackets are available if required. Glover are recommended for all under 18.
  • Is there a minimum age requirement?
    The minimum age to play Airsoft is 10, parent to determine if their particular child is mature enough to handle the responsibilities that come along with playing Airsoft. Here are a few questions to ask yourself if your child is ready or not: can my child follow the simple rules in the safety brief that will not only protect him/her, but also their fellow players will he/she panic when they get hit (e.g. take their goggles off during play) will he/she cry when they get hit (don't want them to be embarrassed) usually if the child is active with any type of outdoor sports, they will be fine with Airsoft. If you are still undecided if your child is mature enough, speak to the event organiser.
  • Is Airsoft Safe?
    The most important safety precaution in the sport of Airsoft is the full face goggles. We require all participants to wear full-face mask system. All visitors to Special Ops Airsoft are given a safety briefing every time they visit the site. This briefing explains the important safety rules at the site, along with how to properly use the equipment and play the game. We also require guests to chronograph their equipment before each game. This allows us to make sure no guests are exceeding the maximum velocity of 350 fps (feet per second).
    Yes, 100%! GelSoft guns fire at a much lower velocity and don’t weigh that much so while they can cause a tiny sting, they aren’t dangerous, but safety glasses must be worn during use. Gel balls are completely non-toxic, environmentally friendly and leave no mess, residue or stains.
    We recommend hydrating gel balls in water for at least 4 hours, then draining the water and leaving them in a sealed container until you wish to use them. For long term storage, put the gell balls in a sealed container or bottle in the fridge. Failure to place in an airtight container will result in the balls shrinking back to their original or unusable size. If they do shrink, you can hydrate them again by adding water, but they won't be as firm as before. Please make sure to also empty the magazine and clear the chamber once finished using all GelSoft guns to avoid blockages.
    No. It fires frangible ammo that pops on impact. Unlike BB guns they shoot at much lower power and don’t hurt anywhere near as much if at all. GelSoft guns have been designed to be clearly distinguishable from real weapons for various reasons including user safety.
    Yes and no, a close-range shot may cause a small stinging sensation and a tiny red mark, but it’s orders of magnitudes softer than airsoft or paintball, doesn’t bruise and is gone in a second. A huge amount of fun!
    GelSoft guns are not classed as toys. These are not suitable for persons under the age of 14 unless supervised by an adult.
    No, GelSoft guns are not replica weapons, and they are safe for everyone to use. GelSoft is not suitable for children under 14 unless supervised by an adult. Safety glasses should be always worn by all participants. Please do not use these in public places.
    Yes, and a 3-hour charge is all that’s required. A USB charger is supplied with all battery powered GelSoft guns. On some guns such as the Uzi, even if the light on the charger goes out, ensure it's charged for a full 3 hours to make sure it's topped all the way up.
    Yes, we have additional ammo, spare batteries, and chargers, just let us know and we’ll sort it for you.
    No, only the supplied GelSoft water ammo.
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