Frequently Asked Questions

Can my sons and I just turn up?

you can't get 10 players together? then yes you can on a Sunday 9am don't be late , Westcoast Airsoft Rangers W.A.R club has games every Sunday that you can join in , Check the club out on Facebook, great fun. All other times you must book a session of 10 or more...

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Are Airsoft guns considered Firearms?

Yes they are. Many people do not realise that both Airsoft Guns and Paintball Markers are classified as firearms by NZ Firearms Law. This means they must be: transported safely and out of site cannot be displayed in public you have to be 18 or older (of 16-17 with a...

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My kids discount store gun isn’t a firearm, is it?

Yes it is. All Airsoft guns are classified as firearms by NZ Firearms Law. This means they must be: transported safely and out of site cannot be displayed in public you have to be 18 or older (of 16-17 with a firearms license) to be allowed to own, transport or sell...

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What’s the minimun age for my kids to play?

We suggest 12 years as over time this has shown the child understands the need to follow rules for their and other players safety. Saying that we let parents decide if their child can be trusted to respect rules. We have had 8 year olds play perfectly yet 16 year olds...

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Is Airsoft like Paintball?

Airsoft is very similar to Paintball in that both sports use guns that fire projectiles to score a point by hitting an opposing player. Unlike Paintball, Airsoft guns fire smaller BB’s which do not contain paint and hit with a lot less force than a paintball.

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Can girls play?

Certainly! While Airsoft seems to attract more guys than gals, we find girls to be very good Airsoft players. Girls have a tendency to pay more attention to training and game rules which gives them a tactical advantage over their male opponents. Many girls also feel a...

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How do you know if you have been hit?

Generally you will feel and/or hear the BB hit you. If it is on bare skin you will feel a quick sting. This is lessened by clothing or tactical gear. The sound of a BB hitting tactical gear is quite distinctive. In some cases, if the BB were to hit a well padded area...

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Does getting hit with a BB hurt?

It can do in some cases depending on where you are hit and the power and proximity of the gun. Generally, it you are hit on the bare skin you will feel a sting. This is more noticeable on skin over bone and less so on fleshy areas. NOTE: If you have played paintball,...

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What are MED’s?

MED stands for “Minimum Engagement Distance”. This is the closest you are permitted to be to another player and still be allowed to pull the trigger. As the BB’s are quite light weight the decelerate quickly. By allowing a certain distance between the shooter and the...

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What do Airsoft Guns Fire?

Airsoft guns fire a 6mm spherical BB. The BB can be made from a variety or plastic or biodegradable materials depending on the manufacturer. BB’s are most commonly white, but are also available in other colours. There are many different grades of quality and weight,...

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What safety gear is required to play?

Eye protection is mandatory at any event for both players and spectators. The eye protection must be high impact rated, well fitted and and offer a good area of eye coverage – no gaps for stray BB’s to get through. WAR Adventures promotes the mandatory wearing of full...

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