Airsoft is a modern combat sport/recreational hobby in which participants shoot
round plastic pellets from replica firearms known as airsoft guns. Often
participants use replicas of real firearms, tactical gear, and accessories used
by military and/or police organizations.
Airsoft was first created in Hong Kong, China and Japan in the late 1970's as
civilian ownership of firearms was prohibited. Since the mid 1980's, airsoft
guns have been adapted with a purely recreational application in mind and the
hobby is enjoyed by thousands of players every year.
An "honor system" is employed whereby the players rely on each others' honesty to admit to being hit,
because unlike paintball, the plastic pellets do not leave a distinguishable surface mark.
Depending on the muzzle velocity of the gun and distance from which a person is shooting, the person
on the receiving end of the shot will usually feel the impact. However,
sometimes the pellets will not be felt
by a player at a very long range or when running strenuously, therefore it is important to have
Dishonest players who fail to follow the rules or acknowledge their hits run the risk of being
labeled and ostracized as "zombies" by the local airsoft community. Players are also expected
to be discrete in transporting or carrying their gear so as not to unduly alarm the general public
and force the law enforcement agencies to investigate an incident involving airsoft guns.
Airsoft is run at Laser Trek in SE Calgary during non-prime times such as weekdays (Monday to
Thursday). Please always call
to prebook or let us know before showing up to play. There are also regular
airsoft club nights on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7PM - 11 PM.
Airsoft is for those 12 years of age and up if you have all your own equipment
and are booking a private session. Those 14 years of age and up may rent
equipment from us and are welcome to join the club nights.
We now have airsoft
rentals available at Capture The Flag Outdoor Cochrane! All pricing can be found
by clicking here. You must pre-book as we have
limited gun rentals available.