HELP US BUILD THE ULTIMATE AIRSOFT GLOSSARY!
GBB, AEP, FPS? Think back to when you first starting airsofting, you were probably a little confused and trying to get your head around these terms.
One of our goals here at Tactical Box is to build a bigger and better airsofting community. Part of this involves bringing in new players and helping them to get to know the game. We’ve started building a glossary of airsoft terms to help out new players, but we’re sure we’ve missed some out.
If there are any terms or abbreviations you think would be helpful for a new player to know, send us a message (and if you’re the first + we add it to the list, we’ll credit you)!
|AEG||Automatic Electric Gun (Imitation guns powered by electricity through a battery)||@tacticalboxairsoft|
|GBB||Gas Blow Back (Imitation guns powered by gas, usually CO2 or Green Gas)||@tacticalboxairsoft|
|AEP||Automatic Electric Pistol (Imitation pistols powered by electricity through a battery)||@tacticalboxairsoft|
|EBB||Electric Blow Back (Imitation guns powered by electricity through a battery with a built in blow back system)||@ShireAirsoft|
|DMR||Designated Marksman Rifle (Usually a semi-auto locked rifle with a slightly higher fps than any regular AEG)||@ShireAirsoft|
|HPA||High Pressure Air (A system which uses highly compressed air to fire airsoft guns)||@airsoftred.one1110|
|ACR||Adaptive Combat Rifle (A file that allows you to change roles while on the field with the addition of fully interchangeable parts)||@ShireAirsoft|
|ACU||Army Combat Uniform (This refers to the uniform currently in service in your country. The ACU ‘cut’ comes in different patterns based on country)||@ShireAirsoft|
|BFG||Blank Firing Grenade (An imitation grenade usually taking a blank 9 milometer or shotgun cartridge and causes a loud bang)||@ShireAirsoft|
|BBs||The ammunition used in airsoft, small spherical plastic balls (even smaller than a pea!)||@tacticalboxairsoft|
|FPS||Feet Per Second (A rate to measure how fast your plastic bb is travelling)||@tacticalboxairsoft|
|ROF||Rate of Fire (The number of BBs you are firing out of your gun per second)||@607_airsoft|
|Hi/Mid/Low-Cap||High/Middle/Low-Capacity Magazine (These refer to the amount of BBs you can hold in your magazine)||@607_airsoft|
|LiPo||Lithium Polymer (A common type of battery used for AEPs)||@milk_b4_cereal|
|Semi-Auto||Semi-Automatic (The function on your gun which fires one BB each time you pull the trigger)||@tacticalboxairsoft|
|TM||Tokyo Mauri (A reputable airsoft brand) from Japan||@tacticalboxairsoft|
|G&G||Guay Guay Armament (A reputable Airsoft Manufacturer)||@ShireAirsoft|
|Stock||The end of the weapon which usually rests on your shoulder||@ShireAirsoft|
|RDS||Red Dot Sight (An accessory attachment for your gun which helps to improve your accuracy)||@milk_b4_cereal|
Terms / Phrases
|Clock Directions||Refer to where other players or objects are in reference to you (E.g. 6 o’clock is behind you)||@dxr_demon|
|CQB||Close Quarter Battle (An arena or area where players are a closer distances)||@henry.ash2105|
|Skirmish||An organised airsoft battle||@ShireAirsoft|
|JPC||Jumpable Plate Carrier (A certain type of wearable vest which allows the insertion of metal plates for protection, but in airsoft they are usually replaced with foam plates)||@nimbodelonkey|
|RIF||Replica Imitation Firearm||@ShireAirsoft|
|UKARA||United Kingdom Airsoft Retailers Association||@ShireAirsoft|