June 19, 2015
Hey guys my name is Jordan, and I have been working here at Airsoft GI in the customer service department for 2 years. I have been playing airsoft for about 12 years now. I have played many different types of airsoft games, and have used a wide variety of different equipment, in my day. I have had plenty of time for trial and error to find what works best, in each situation for me.
I started playing my first airsoft games at Desert Fox Fields about 10 years ago. You can still find me there most Sundays. I enjoy playing there because of the field layout, and the skill level of players that attend the field. The field refs and the rest of the people who run the field are great as well. I have played at many outdoor fields, but Desert Fox is my go to place to play.
I enjoy playing at desert fox because it allows me to run whatever loud out I feel like running. It is an outdoor field, but has many CQB aspects, which does not restrict me to a certain set up. I enjoy using my Elite Force M27 IAR there because of the range I get out of it. The M27 allows me to run somewhat of a DMR or even SAW gunner load out. I also enjoy running my Australian load out there. It gives me a good chance to run my kit before a milsim event. Running your gear set up at a pick up game before a large event is a great idea because it allows you to find out what works well and what does not, rather than figuring it out at the event itself. My PTS ERG runs great as well and allows me to be versatile when playing.
On Thursdays you can find me and some of the other Airsoft GI staff members at full force night, at Tac City South, located in Fullerton, California. I enjoy playing at an indoor field like Tac City, because it is a completely different game type. Even though some outdoor fields have some CQB aspects, it is nothing compared to the speed at a field like Tac City. The players there usually have a very high speed set up, and the games are quick and fast paced. I enjoy full force night because every other game is limited to players that are 18 years of age and up, and refs allow no engagement distance for the players. You really find out what type of player you are at these types of games. I don’t really run a certain setup at Tac City. I usually come from work, and run a minimalist set up. I usually will run my KJW 1911, or my Echo 1 RDP. These are both small guns which allow me to move quickly, and not get caught up around corners, like some full sized airsoft guns would.
Photo Credit: GwagDesigns
Other than pick up games, I enjoy attending “milsim” events, specifically MilSim West events. I have been to many games that are advertised as “milsim” events, but most give me the feel of a large pick up game. Milsim West does a great job in the immersion factor of games. They allow each player to be fully immersed in an environment that feels like no other milsim event I’ve ever been to. This is done through the preparation, and game staff brought to each game. Most “MSW” cadre members are current or prior service members, who are very passionate about their events. This allows each platoon, and squad, to be led by someone who can help immerse each player at an individual level. The shear amount of pyro, and blank fire guns really adds to the immersion of the event. The players that attend these games are also what make the games great. Each player is fully kitted out in appropriate NATO or RUSSFOR equipment. Having the “uniformity” factor in each player makes each team feel very real. The skill level from each player is like none other, and most do not play like it is a normal airsoft game. They use real military tactics down to the individual fire teams. The event locations are the icing on the cake. They vary in terrain and game play style, which allows each event to have its own tone. The variations in game play style, also makes the player adjust their kit to accommodate to the individual event needs, and requirements. When going NATO, my team likes to run an Australian impersonation, rather than going with the standard US load out. This allows us to bring another aspect to the NATO team, and individualizes our team from the rest. I usually run my PTS ERG when going Australian and you can check out my Tactical Gears Heads on Airsoft GITV. When we are not on the NATO side, we are on the Russian side. The thing about going Russian is that their real army has many different uniforms and equipment setups, which allow each player to have their own personalized load out, while still adhering to the uniformity factor. I usually run my CYMA AK, with ASURA Dynamics parts. Photo Credit: GwagDesigns
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