|| What I did on the weekend.
||Apr. 1st, 2008 10:28 am|
Wore out the soles of my walking boots, apparently. Bugger. |
This was achieved by spending most of Sunday barging around an abandoned airbase near Bury shooting people with
BB airsoft guns, with various friends from work. This was a near-illegal degree of fun, 'though my legs ached like hell yesterday and the journey back was a nightmare of "replacement bus services", including one that did its damnedest to crash.
In between shooting people, getting shot, and hitting the deck in patches of briars or nettles, I also bumped into duncanneko, who was working the event.
Brief video from the day:
There's about 2 seconds of me in there somewhere...
Fortunately these ones shoot 0.20 to 0.36g, 6mm plastic spheres at something between 200-350 fps - they can really sting (although it's usually more of a hard tap), but they're definitely less aggressive than the sort of air rifle you describe. For some reason the ammo's still called a BB.
AFAIK the worst injury from one of these in field play in the UK has been a broken tooth - and most people wear face shields.