5 Airsoft Training Drills You Need To Master in 2020 | Tips for Newbie

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These 5 Airsoft Training Drills will boost up your airsoft gaming experience as a newbie

For those of you thinking you will start playing airsoft or are facing problems while playing airsoft, need one common thing. Practice. Yes, like any other sport, we all need to practice to become good at it.

Some people are good from the go, but others, like us, are not that good from the beginning. Training drills are the only way to get used to the whole thing and get good if possible. So let’s begin, shall we? Yes, we shall.

First of all, training drills are good for everyone. Doesn’t matter if you are quite used to airsoft or you just began to play recently. Airsoft training drills will definitely improve your skills in the field.

1. Getting used to

The first thing you need to do is getting used to with your outfit. If you are new to airsoft and are not used to with the accessories and weapons, you are not going to play much well. So, pick your desired outfit and follow these simple steps:

Setting the Drill Up

1. Suit up

Suit up properly. Your helmet, goggles, boot knee pad (if you need) everything you would wear in an actual match.

2. Pick up your weaponry

Pick up your primary weapon. Then, the secondary weapon and ammo. Take just as much ammo you would need in an actual match. It would make you get used to with the weight.

3. Run 10 steps forward

Now take 10 quick steps forward with your weapons and everything. You can move around. Take a quick left or right or wherever you want. The goal is to getting habituated with the movement.

4. Look around and take a position

Take a position. Sit down on one knee, or lay on the ground. Act like, you have found your opponent and quickly aim at him with your primary weapon.

Do this for a few times. This will get you used to with your suit and weapons.


You get into airsoft for the first time with your weapons and suits. But, as the suit and the accessories are new, and you are new to this, you would get uncomfortable from the beginning. On the other hand, if you practice these airsoft training drills, it will help you to blend in and get used to with them.

2. Airsoft Shooting Drill

The main or basic activity of any type of airsoft game is to shoot. So, shooting drill is far more important than any other drills you would ever try. By practicing shooting drill, you will get to improve your shooting accuracy of close-range and long-range.

Setting the Drill Up

Airsoft Shooting Drill No 1

1. Make 3 dummy targets.

2. Aim at them

3. Shoot once on the first target

4. Shoot twice on the second target

5. Shoot thrice on the third target

Airsoft Shooting Drill No 2

1. Make 3 dummy targets.

2. Aim at them.

3. Shoot once on the first target.

4. Drop your primary weapon (it should be tied with you by the belt).

5. Pick your secondary weapon and shoot on the secondary target.

6. Drop your secondary weapon and take cover pretending like the 3rd target is shooting at you.

Airsoft Shooting Drill No 3

1. Make dummies.

2. Stay a few hundred steps.

3. Run twenty yards towards the targets.

4. Aim at your target.

5. Shoot on your target on the run.

6. Sit down and shoot at the 2nd target.

7. Move to the right side, and lay on the ground.

8. Shoot at the 3rd target.


If you are a newbie or have little experience of airsoft, you might get frozen when you ran into an enemy. Your reaction time would be significantly higher than your enemy if you don’t practice enough. Worst case scenario, you might not even panic. So, practice before you get into the field.

3. Airsoft Reaction Drill

Reaction time is one of the fundamental things to improve if you want to get better at airsoft. Decrease your reaction time by practicing more and more reaction drill. If you practice enough eventually you will get your reaction time much much improved.

Setting the Drill Up

1. Suit up.

2. Aim at your opponent quickly.

3. Drop your primary weapon.

4. Pick up your secondary weapon.

5. Aim with your secondary weapon quickly.


You and your enemy, you both see each other at the same time. But, due to your slow reaction time, you might get shot earlier. So, practice and practice until your reaction time gets improves.

4. Airsoft reloading Drill

Playing airsoft is really not all about shooting. There are a lot of other important things to focus on to. Like, reloading your primary and secondary weapons. If you take too much time to reload your weapon, you might get shot before you even finish reloading.

So, you better practice and decease your reloading time. And the only way you can do that is by practicing a lot of reloading drills.

Setting the Drill Up

1. Suit up properly.

2. Pick your suitable primary rifle.

3. Pick 3 or 4 magazines with only 2 or 3 rounds of BB.

4. Aim and fire at your target.

5. After finishing the few rounds left in the magazine, quickly drop it.

6. Pick another magazine and load it in the rifle.

7. Now repeat the process: aim, fire, drop the magazine, pick another one, load it, aim and shoot.

You may ask, why we are only keeping 2 or 3 rounds in the magazine. But, trust me, it helps a lot. It helps you to get used to with reloading mechanism and get faster at it.


In Airsoft, there is absolutely no way that you won’t run out of ammunition. If you shoot, your bbs will run out sooner or later and you will have to reload. Imagine you are in the middle of a fight, the enemies are pushing and suddenly you drop your magazine and lose your precious time. To avoid this kind of situation and get habituated with reloading, you must practice this drill.