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Hi! My name is Tomek (Thomas) I would like to start by attending airsoft. I have a few questions Can I  and where to play single? How looks match on sit'e? Sorry for my English :)

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find a local field and go there. Generally more people show up on weekend. Don't buy airsoft guns right away, first try out the sport for few times then see if you like it. If so, then you can make decision on what gun to go for. But remember your first gun will never be fully black, first gun most likely will be 2 tone black/green, black/red, black/blue. You need UKARA to buy airsoft guns that are fully black.
Never be that guy that buys loads of gear for his first game then finds it that the sport is not for him.

 

Try it out first!

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Yes, i know. Thanks for the advice. But I do not have friends interested in airsoft and I wonder how it looks to play it myself. Step by step. I'm from Canterbury. Is there a site for amateurs?

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Hi there,

 

Go visit your local Airsoft store to get a feel of the equipment and get information on local Airsoft sites as most stores will also operate game days which I am sure you can attend yourself...

Just remember to take your hits! :P

 

Starting Airsoft by yourself isnt a problem, I know cos that's what i did. 

Note that most game days will be a mix of new and old players so there will be a fair number of people who won't know the fields layout or how the game will go...so don't be afraid to chat to anyone! There really is no other prerequisites to start playing. 

 

There are multiple routes to progress further into the sport, so its best, as the previous poster mentioned... make sure its for you first as it does get expensive!

 

Once you decided it is, you will need to get an UKARA number. This is easily obtained by attending 3 games in 2 months at the same site... The 3rd games being 56 days from the first. 

 

Once you get this UKARA, you will be able to buy what ever RIF you desire... 

But until then, some sort of weaponry will be required during those 3 games (unless you just want to throw BB's at opponents). Most sites will allow you to rent a RIF for the games which is fine but ultimately, its wasted money... 

You could alternatively buy a 2 tone IF which is essentially a gun permanently painted 51% in a bright colour (blue/green/orange) to distinguish it from a realistically coloured gun (eg: black or tan or silver).

This is a good way to get something tangible for your cash compared to renting BUT who will want a gun coloured like a toy once they get their UKARA? Not many... which is why their resell value is generally lower than their realistically coloured counterparts, despite costing the same (or more even!)

 

The third option, if available from your local Airsoft retailer would be a 'hire purchase' plan where you buy whatever RIF you want but the retailer will hold it for you and only let you use it during game days until you get your UKARA. 

Can't say whether all retailers will offer this method but worth asking. 

 

hope that helps...

 

 

 

 

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Welcome :). Reading all the pinned (Sticky) topics in each section is worth it, they have some very useful advice. The search tool is easy and has a 3 character minimum length, try "Canterbury" or "Kent" to see what sites have been mentioned by members.

 

This is old, 2014, but is a starting point.

 

 

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