When used responsibly, Airsoft Guns can impact people in a positive way. Lots of people are skeptical about using Airsoft Guns because of their similar apperance to real guns, which can cause trouble when brought to the wrong location. Veterans and even one NFL team are using the sport to practice teamwork, bring people together, and raise money for charity.
Everyone knows that the NFL has long and rigorous practice hours, but one coach uses Airsoft as a way to bring his team together while having a little fun. Coach Rex Ryan loves Airsoft so much, he has canceled a voluntary practice three times this year to take his team out for a little fun. These organized outings have enabled the team to come together off the field and practice the same mentally strong strategies they need on the field.
Hundreds of Veterans use Airsoft as a reason to come together. This year in South Texas, the largest “mock” airsoft war was created. Men and women traveled from all over the country to join in. These Veterans used this event to practice the skills they learned in the Military. It also allowed them to teach those who were never able to learn the skill set that they worked so hard to achieve. For some, this Mock Airsoft Battle is a form of therapy. With about 150 people per team, there’s a lot of communication and teamwork which some people find to be the most enjoyable part.
In Edmonton Canada, Veterans use Airsoft as a way to raise money for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. All proceeds from the event went to an organization called “Old Boots,” that provides support to people that are suffering from PTSD or depression. With over 200 participants, the event helped raise awareness and provided support to those who are still suffering.