29 Nov 5 TIPS on How to SAVE MONEY when doing Airsoft & Milsim
In this blog we go over 5 tips on how to save money when doing Airsoft & Milsim.
Now, the experienced guys out there will agree, that when you get into Airsoft you’re somewhat doomed to put a lot of money into the sport. So, for the rookies out there be WARNED and don’t say I didn’t tell you. Whether it is for airsoft guns, gear, ammo, upgrades or even event costs for bigger events, doing Airsoft is expensive. But we’ve found 5 tips that will save you some money in the end.
Our first of the 5 tips is to refill your ammo as much as possible above your weapon case or bag. No matter how gentle you are in pouring those BBs in your high cap magazine or speed loader, some always tend to escape and end up on the ground. This makes them not useable anymore.
Or worse the loss you get when accidents happen. Therefor when loading them above your case or bag, you are able to retrieve the ones that have fallen in there. On condition your case or bag is clean you can use them again. A handy trick to apply when having bags of BBs instead of bottles is to use a piece of tape. This to make a small gap in the large bag opening. This allows for a better and more controllable pouring use.
2. Empty magazines
Empty you mid or low cap magazines after usage. This is because these magazines have a spring that pushes the BBs out into your barrel. If you leave BBs in your magazine, the spring in there stays compressed and loses its force. This means that your magazine will not feed correctly anymore over time. So you will need to buy either new springs or magazines. By keeping them empty after usage you will avoid these costs.
3. Protect optics
Protect your optic when you’re using one. Good optics are expensive and especially when you’re using real-steel optics. And because we’re all shooting at each other in this sport, there is a chance that projectiles might hit your optic as well. To protect your expenses and avoid yourself to get a new one.
You can either look for kill flashes (also called ARDs or honeycombs) or plastic protectors that can be mounted on your optic itself. Or look for plastic protectors that can be mounted on your rail in front of your optic. This little extra cost might save you from a cost that can be much bigger in the future. Also ask yourself is saving those few extra bucks for a protector worth all the hassle when your optic does get shot.
4. Do research
Whether you’re looking for a new airsoft gun, accessory, piece of gear or whatever. Getting a good idea of what you buy is important and will definitely save you money, especially in a market where a lot of stuff is being made for the lowest prices possible.
We’ve seen some things like people using a sling for 2 Euros they found on the web and 15 minutes into the game the hook of the thing broke. With the result that this guy’s gun fell barrel down into the dirt. And you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that that is bad.
So, after that I think it would have been better to look for a more reliable sling. So guys, avoid yourself such crap, get yourself in the community, ask around and learn from each other, look for reviews and all that kind of stuff. And don’t be too close-handed. Believe me, you rather want to save up for some more quality product than having to deal with the consequences of the cheap products. Where you btw have spend money on, that could have used for the better product.
5. Maintain equipment properly
Neglecting your equipment by not maintaining it will not make it last long. Cleaning your boots and clothes will not only remove the smell but will also make it last longer. Cleaning your eyewear properly avoids getting scratches lenses and maintaining your sophisticated airsoft guns makes them function properly.
Also, very important! Let your gun or guns go through a full maintenance every year. Whether you do it yourself, ask a buddy with tech experience or let your local store do it. This way issues are detected really quickly and only require a minor cost to solve and avoid further damage instead of waiting too long and having to deal with possible larger expenses.
Thanks for reading our 5 Airsoft Money Saving TIPS
These were our 5 money saving tips for you airsofters out there. Hope these were helpful. Let us know which tip you think is the most useful of these 5. Don’t forget to like & subscribe to stay tuned on our upcoming stuff and we’ll see you guys next time.