Getting ready for an Airsoft skirmish can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time attending a skirmish. No doubt there will be a lot going through your mind as you try to remember to bring everything you need to last the duration of your skirmish.
At the top of your list right alongside your gun, should be your facepiece, without which many Airsoft Skirmish sites won’t let you participate.
This means that it is one of the most vital pieces of equipment and is something you need to ensure you bring with you to every skirmish you attend.
If you’re unsure about how to fit your facepiece, what they are used for, or what to look for in a facepiece then don’t worry, we’ve created this useful guide so you can learn all there is to know about a suitable facepiece for an Airsoft skirmish.
What Is An Airsoft Facepiece?
An Airsoft facepiece is a form of equipment that is designed for you to wear throughout the duration of a skirmish.
The facepiece you wear is down to you, but what is often recommended is a combination of a helmet, goggles, and a mask.
Whether you decide to wear a full mask and helmet, just goggles or a combination of the above options all depends on what you found the most comfortable and what the weather conditions are.
Different types of skirmish will demand different types of facepieces, so you should try to evaluate what type of skirmish you’re going to before you make a decision on which type of facepiece is going to be suitable for you.
How To Fit Your Facepiece For An Airsoft Skirmish
If you need some help on how you should fit your facepiece for an Airsoft skirmish then here are some of the most important rules on how you should fit your facepiece ahead of an airsoft skirmish.
The first rule is to always ensure that you’re wearing a suitable form of eyewear, we’ll delve further into this later on, but a trusty pair of goggles or safety glasses are recommended if you’re going to be participating in an Airsoft skirmish.
Before you purchase a facepiece, you should make a point of taking measurements of your head to get a good idea on what sort of facepiece is going to fit you.
This is especially important if you plan on wearing a helmet, as you won’t want the helmet to fit too loose or too tight on your head.
A good idea is to try and purchase items that are able to be adjusted, this means that you shouldn’t have any disappointment about them not fitting your face and that you can adjust them if necessary during the skirmish, which you might have to if you find yourself playing in particularly warm conditions.
Another important thing to remember when looking at how to fit your facepiece is to ensure that if you’re going to make use of both a face mask and goggles, that the two items are compatible with one another.
This will ensure that you have a good fit and won’t have any issues with the two pieces of your facepiece not fitting together.
What Is An Airsoft Facepiece Used For?
Your facepiece is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can bring to an Airsoft skirmish, and it is important that you get the fit of your facepiece right.
Your facepiece is what is going to help protect your face from any BB bullets that will be fired at you throughout the skirmish, which is what makes them so important.
With most skirmish-ready Airsoft guns firing at around 300 FPS (Feet per Second) then if a BB hits you in the mouth, or the eye, then the likelihood is that you’re going to suffer a serious injury.
Being shot in the eye with a BB bullet from an Airsoft gun can even lead you to go blind. And taking a BB to the teeth will likely cause either your tooth to chip, or to be knocked out completely.
As you can see, BB bullets shot from an Airsoft gun can lead to some serious damage in the wrong circumstances, which is why it is a mandatory piece of equipment for many skirmish sites, and why you should treat and respect Airsoft guns as if they were a real gun, ensuring that you practice proper trigger discipline and keeping your gun on safety at all times until instructed otherwise.
So, a facepiece is an essential part of your Airsoft equipment for a good reason, and ensuring that it fits properly is an important part of what makes a facepiece good at shielding your face from any incoming BBs!
What To Look For In An Airsoft Facepiece
If you’re struggling with what sort of facepiece you should be looking for ahead of your Airsoft skirmish, then don’t worry, as we’ve compiled some of our best tips for when it comes to buying your facepiece:
Don’t skimp out. At the end of the day, your facepiece is there to protect you, which means that it is not something that you should try to cut costs with. Buying a cheap facepiece could mean that a BB is able to penetrate the facepiece and still cause damage to your face.
Buy in-person. If possible, try to buy your facepiece in person, this will allow you to try on different types of facepiece, and will mean you can figure out what is most comfortable for you.
Fitting your facepiece for an Airsoft Skirmish isn’t easy, but hopefully with the help of some of the tips we’ve provided, you find it much easier to do!