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Airsoft Grenadier Combat Marksmanship Competition

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Airsoft Grenadiers - those who shoot large-bore projectiles - have limited venues to improve their skills, unlike players wielding rifles, pistols, shotguns, or machine guns. In order to promote the role of grenadier, I believe a shooting competition is needed. It can also provide a quantifiable feedback on the efficacy of various grenadier weapons and equipment.

 

The course of fire I proposed simulates potential Airsoft gameplay encounters for grenadiers, including engaging a group of enemy and a bunker with grenade launchers, as well as individuals with rifles. Although both speed and accuracy will be taken into account, accuracy will be emphasized more as grenades are scarce compared to BBs. The number of hits with grenades will be the winning factor, and the finish time will be the tie-breaker. Shooters can use any Airsoft rifles that shoots below 1.55 Joules and any grenade launchers below 40 Joules. Any BBs or grenade projectiles are permitted provided they meet the energy limits mentioned above. Shooters are encouraged to wear the gear suitable for Airsoft gameplay and for carrying weapons and ammunition.

 

The course of fire consists of 5 stations as shown below:

1) Zero: a target will be set at 100 feet. Shooters are allowed to zero their Airsoft rifles and grenade launchers with three rounds each.

 

2) Station #1: Shooters will move to a 3-feet tall cover and take the kneeling shooting position. A 6-feet tall flag pole with a 4-feet wide flag will be set at a distance between 150-250 feet. A circle of radius 10 feet will be drawn around the flag pole. Shooters will fire 6 grenade projectiles at the flag. A hit is defined as landing a projectile within the circle around the flag upon impact to the ground. A range officer will use a flag to signal hit or miss to the shooters and the scorer.

 

3) Station #2: Shooters will move to a 3-feet tall cover and take the kneeling shooting position. Six 6-inch tall knockdown targets will be set at a distance around 30 feet. Shooters will engage 3 targets from the right side of the cover with their Airsoft rifles with semi-auto fire, transfer their rifles to their left shoulders, and engage the other 3 targets from the left side of the cover with semi-auto fire. Shooters are permitted to fire as many rounds or reload as needed until the targets are all down. A mandatory magazine reload will be required at the end of the station.

 

4) Station #3: Shooters will move to a 6-feet tall cover and take the standing shooting position. A 3 feet by 3 feet window size target will be set at a distance between 50-150 feet. Shooters will fire 6 grenade projectiles at the target. A hit is defined as striking within the boundaries of the target. A range officer will use a flag to signal hit or miss to the shooters and the scorer.

 

5) Station #4: Shooters will move to a 6-feet tall cover and take the standing shooting position. Six 6-inch tall knockdown targets will be set at a distance around 15 feet. Shooters will engage 3 targets from the right side of the cover with their Airsoft rifles with semi-auto fire, transfer their rifles to their left shoulders, and engage the other 3 targets from the left side of the cover with semi-auto fire. Shooters are permitted to fire as many rounds or reload as needed until the targets are all down.

 

I had the honor to talk to the founder of the "Nerf Herders' Anti-tank Competition" - Stephen Jones. The event is held annually at Fulda Gap national paintball event with great success. Shooters are to hit a moving target developed by Mr. Jones with a certain number of Nerf Pocket Vortex Footballs. They are allowed to use various types of commercial or homemade launchers. Winner is determined by the number of hits and finish time is used as tie-breaker. Based on our discussion, I believe my "Airsoft Grenadier Combat Marksmanship Competition" can be done, too. The range equipment should cost less than US$50. The target and cover can be built with PVC pipes and tarps. Beer cans can used as knockdown targets. Due to the very very small community of Airsoft grenadiers, the only time when one can get enough participants is probably at large milsim events. The competition should be held on Friday after registration for the large milsim events, and no extra entrance fees should be needed. The competition organizer should also try to negotiate with event organizer to transfer some raffle prizes as competition prizes.

 

In summary, the proposed "Airsoft Grenadier Combat Marksmanship Competition" will help promote the role of Airsoft grenadier and enhance the skills required. It can be held with some consideration of venues and time, as well as good negotiation with event organizers.

 

 

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