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Welcome to our Blog

The Concealment Airsoft Blog is all about teaching newcomers the ins and outs of airsoft. I have always had a propensity for DMR’s and Snipers, so that is where my initial focus will be. However, I’ll also develop content for all types of playstyles, so there will be something here for everyone!

What We Cover

On The Blog

Team Communication

Learning to communicate with your squad is a huge part of playing airsoft successfully in a competitive environment.

The Right Tools

Having the right kit to maximize your effectiveness on the field is crucial. Different playstyles require different gear.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Want to be a rush-assault player but don't know the pros and cons? We'll go over multiple playstyles, loadouts and gear giving you pros and cons of each.

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Different Types of Airsoft Guns & Their Pros / Cons

There are many types of airsoft guns, and they are different from one another in many ways. So before you choose these replica guns, you should know about these guns, and their advantages and disadvantages. In this post, we will try to help you make an informed decision.

Electric airsoft guns

Electric airsoft guns are the most common replicas used in the game. This is the best choice for a beginner. There is a motor in each electric gun, and it powers the setup of gears. When you squeeze the trigger, the piston assembly is pulled against the spring.

The electric motor allows you to achieve automatic as well as semi-automatic fire. The gun has a cutoff lever and it is attached to a spring. Rechargeable batteries are used to power the electric motor.

Here are the pros and cons of electric airsoft guns:


  • Weather resistant
  • Reliable
  • Use of rechargeable batteries
  • Accessible
  • User friendly
  • Cheap magazines
  • Many models to choose from
  • Easy maintenance


  • No realistic sound
  • Too many choices
  • Poor blowback experience

Spring powered airsoft guns

For a beginner, these airsoft guns are unsuitable. Shotguns and sniper rifles often use this mechanism. And these guns are often seen as weaker than electric or gas powered airsoft guns. But that is not always true.

Spring powered sniper rifles are good in terms of precision and power. A spring airsoft gun must be cocked after every shot, and it can be a disadvantage for beginners. You may not have enough time to cock the gun when you are in a close quarter combat. But, with sniper rifles, this is not a significant disadvantage.

Here are the main pros and cons of spring powered airsoft guns:


  • Low price
  • Lightweight
  • Simple mechanism
  • Can be used in all weather conditions
  • No batteries


  • Fragile plastic parts
  • Short range
  • Low fire rate
  • Difficult to repair

Gas powered airsoft guns

If you are really in love with this sport, you will love gas powered airsoft guns. The feel and sound of these guns are just like real guns. But there are a few things to consider. First, these airsoft guns cause a loud noise. Although this noise makes it sound real, the gun does not work very well in places where the temperature is below 15 degrees.

The outside temperature directly determines the power of gas powered airsoft guns. The reason is that the green gas requires heat to be converted into gas. The full auto mode also lowers the performance. These guns are a bit expensive, and that is another disadvantage for some users.

The main reason for the popularity of these guns is the realistic look and feel. Here are the main pros and cons of gas powered airsoft guns:


  • Can be used for both semi-automatic and fully automatic procedures
  • Look and feel like real guns
  • Realistic bolt firing
  • Can be repaired easily


  • Poor performance in cold weather
  • Requires additional cans of gas
  • Should be cleaned and maintained regularly

Your playing style will determine the type of gun you need. Your budget is also a factor in this case. If you think you can spend on gas containers and batteries, you can get gas powered or electric guns. Your experience level will also determine your decision.

The decision is yours. Just choose airsoft guns you are comfortable with. We hope this post will help you make an informed decision.

About Airsoft

Is Airsoft a Real Sport?

Airsoft enthusiasts claim that it is a real sport. This military simulation sport may not be as popular as soccer or athletics, but it has the features of a real sport. But many people say that Airsoft is not a real sport.

In this post, we will look at both sides of the argument. But first we are going to focus on the reasons why Airsoft is considered a sport.

Why airsoft is a real sport

People who claim that airsoft is a sport show some reasons to support their claim. Below are some of the reasons why airsoft is considered a real sport.

It requires physical fitness

When you play airsoft, you have to walk and maneuver a lot, as if you are in a real war. Sometimes the game is physically demanding.  Yes, the game can be modified to make it compatible with your level of endurance. But you will still have to be reasonably fit.


If you want to win an encounter in this game, you have to be a bit strategic. Before you make a decision, meticulous plans must be crafted. To do well in the game, you have to understand not only your strengths and weaknesses but also those of your opponents.

You have to figure out the most effective ways to attack you aggressors. All sports involve planning and strategizing. In this sense, airsoft is a sport.

Team effort

The game requires both individual and team effort.  All team members play in such a way that their team can win. You may need to play a different role than others, but your ultimate goal is to contribute to the success of your team.

Different responsibilities are assigned to team members, just like in other sports. It makes airsoft similar to other sports.


Airsoft is competitive, just like other sports. Different teams try to defeat others. A team becomes the winner when it has more points than other teams. Because of the competitive nature, airsoft is considered a sport.


This is perhaps the most obvious characteristic that makes airsoft a real sport. Like other sports, airsoft is governed by rules, and all participants have to obey the rules. For example, if you are hit by your opponents, you are eliminated. And your opponent is eliminated if you can hit him.

Why airsoft is not a real sport

Here are a few reasons why airsoft may not be considered a sport. Unlike a sport, airsoft is played in different ways in different places. That makes it different from real sports such as football, cricket or basketball.  We are going to focus on a couple of strong reasons why airsoft is not a real sport.

Played in a variety of ways

Unlike other sports such as soccer or cricket, airsoft is played in a variety of ways. And there is no clear winner in this game. Every airsoft field is different, and the rules differ wildly. The lack of a clear set of rules is the main reason why many people do not consider airsoft a sport.

No clear winner

Airsoft is not inherently competitive, and at the end of the game there is no clear winner. This is one of the things that makes airsoft dissimilar to a sport. Part of the reason is that people do not necessarily look for competitiveness in airsoft. Having fun is the main objective here.

Airsoft may or may not be categorized as a sport, but it is fun. Fun and excitement have made airsoft so popular in recent years. Just talk to an airsoft enthusiast and you will learn how amazing the game is.