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  • "Does it Hurt?" Frequently Asked Questions


    Here are our answers to the questions new players often ask.


    What is Airsoft?
    Airsoft is a sport where players attempt to hit each other by firing BBs from replica firearms. At CSG, we run outdoor military simulations (milsims), where players generally wear camouflage gear and army kit. Read a more in-depth description here.

    How do I get started?

    Check out our tips here.


    Does being shot hurt?

    Yes. More than a Nerf bullet, less than a paintball. Being shot by a BB is not without consequence: BBs can occasionally leave red spots and break skin. Eyewear is compulsory, and we recommend players buy mouth protection and gloves early into the sport. 


    Do I have to wear green?!

    CSG runs military simulation (milsim) games in forest areas. Our players tend to wear camouflage as it comes in useful in this environment. There are no rules around outfits, though, so where what makes you comfortable!


    Are there any codes of conduct I need to be aware of?

    We do not wear military uniforms in public. We’re just playing pretend - Imagine explaining to a passerby you’re off to have a glorified Nerf fight while dressed as a member of the armed forces…

    We also don’t carry our guns in public. Airsoft guns are often indistinguishable from their real counterparts, so treat them like real firearms. 


    You guys don’t play inside?

    Nope! If you’re wanting a go at indoor airsoft around Canterbury, try Zone 67!

    If you like outdoor airsoft, but can’t make our game days, get in touch with the team at TAG Airsoft.


    Is airsoft expensive?

    Airsoft is as expensive a hobby as you want it to be. Aside from glasses and basic protective gear (and a gun!), the way you kit up is up to you. If you’re looking to buy equipment, chat to our club members to make sure you’ll get something that lasts.


    I want to play! What do I do?

    Send us a message using the Contact Us section at the bottom of the website. We’ll get back to you and sort things for your first game.


    Do I need to bring anything?

    Safety glasses are mandatory. You’ll find something like these in most hardware stores.

    The club will lend you a gun for the first three games. You’ll be given a magazine of ammunition, and if you shoot through it all you can buy another bag for $20 on the day.


    Where can I get an airsoft gun?

    There are a few ways: trading sites in New Zealand, talking between clubs, buying in shops and buying from overseas. When buying first-hand, you’ll likely be asked to prove your affiliation to a club. The club can give permissions to members in instances like these.


    What are the rules?

    Check ‘em out here


    How do I stay up to date?

    If you become a CSG member, you have access to member-only features on our site, including forums and calendar events. We’ll make important announcements there, too!


    I have a different question…

    Message it to us using the Contact Us section at the bottom of the website.


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