Airsoft Sites: Birmingham
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- Last updated: 26/04/2019
Birmingham is home to one of the best-known airsoft shops in the country, JD Airsoft, with a wide choice of all types of airsoft RIFs to choose from. They are also home to an ARCADA Interactive Shooting System, which is the one of most dynamic and economical virtual training systems in the world, which includes scenarios based on speed, agility and accuracy. ARCADA has the features of a real shooting gallery giving it an advantage over traditional shooting simulators and offers a variety of targets. ARCADA also features the use of 3D scenarios for various combat situations, including outdoor and urban environments, which creates unlimited shooting experience. The training of shooting skills at moving targets allows the shooter to change the level of difficulty during practical exercise, which creates an unlimited variety of situations and can increase marksmanship and firearm handling. This is just one of many reasons to head to ‘Brum’ for your airsoft fix and do visit jdairsoft.net to find out more!
Grange Live Gaming (Bravo One), 93-99 Holloway Head, Birmingham, B1 1QP
T: 0121 643 2477
Grange Live Gaming is the brainchild of Jim Sephton and his experienced team, and it’s not just the multi-floor ‘Bravo One’ indoor airsoft CQB facility that makes it stand out from the norm! You’ll find not just airsoft but ACTION AIR IPSC, BRAVO-BREWS, BRAVO1- KIDZ, HADO, HEMA, RAGE ROOM, SIDEKICK GAMES, and VR GAMING!
From historic martial arts training, through not-so-traditional tabletop games and even virtual reality experiences, Grange Live Gaming offers the lot! For airsofters, open CQB games run regularly on Wednesday evenings 6.30pm - 10.30pm approximately and Sunday is a full day’s activity, running from 8.30am - 4.30pm. Anyone is welcome to play from ages 11 and up. Capacity is limited for each session, so advance booking is recommended but they will accommodate people who arrive on the day when they have spaces available. Signing up in advance is encouraged, as booking in advance also saves you 20% off the standard price as well!
Each game floor is available for private hire any day of the week and includes a site marshal for each floor that you hire, who will be present just for health and safety. You may run your own team training or scenarios or let their highly experienced marshals run and organise the games for you.
Maximum power (fps) with 0.2g BB pellets is 330fps and for 0.25g BB pellets it is 295fps (with a 5% variance allowed for chrono error). All RIFs are required to go through onsite chrono testing before they are allowed to be used in game. The site is single shot only at all times, although multi-shot shotguns, moscarts etc. are all allowed.
Bassetts Pole, Trickley Coppice, London Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5SA
Fireball Squadron is worthy of a mention, as it’s an airsoft site and club of 40+ members that play airsoft, themed airsoft and historical, futuristic and modern military re-enactments. As probably one of the longest-running sites and clubs of its type in the UK, Fireball was established in 1998 by Ken Elston and Mike Mansel, and has been the ‘home base’ to not only many great airsofters, but also those involved in historical re-enactment at the very highest level.
Their walk-on Woodland Games are on the first Saturday of every month, with the exception of January, when it may be the second Saturday, but you’ll also find some absolutely brilliant WWII and Nam themed games, as the site is home to the US 34th Infantry team, who have been running WWII themed airsoft games for the last few years; in 2016 they started to run the first Pacific games in the UK and maybe Europe! With ammo limits and squadbased missions, these games are a little more on the mil-sim side but are designed to be fun. Player numbers are limited, and all players must book in advance and pay a deposit, there are no ‘walk-ons’ for historic games. 2017 also saw Fireball launch a new series of ‘Star Wars’ airsoft games, which looked absolutely fabulous!
The crew at Fireball look to improve the airsoft gaming and re-enactment experience by continual investment in their site and their mix of both traditional and new games. Fireball Squadron and its members aim to promote airsoft as an accepted and recognised leisure activity through safe and fair play. Visitors are especially welcome. They have trained first aiders on site and a full Health and Safety Policy.
Site limits are AEGs 328fps. All RIFs must be chrono’d and a current sticker placed on them before play commences.
Address: London Rd, Bassetts Pole, Birmingham B75 5SA
Phone: 0121 323 1000
NPF Bassets Pole was established in 1987, and has three decades of knowledge, expertise and passion driving them to deliver a day out that you will find unique, exhilarating, professional, and outstanding value for money! NPF is another site that offers a full spectrum of outdoor activities, rather than just airsoft, Set in 200 acres of beautiful mixed woodland only 15 minutes from Birmingham city centre, you’ll find Paintball, Quad Trekking, Jungle Laser, ‘It’s a Knockout’ style Inflatable action, Mini Paintball, Airsoft Archery, Knife and Axe throwing, Rifle Shooting and Bushcraft training! In addition to their woodland arenas, they also have a 2000 square metre astro-turf arena and a large showground events area housing a purpose-built airsoft/paintball arena complete with grandstand.
They run regular Airsoft skirmishes every month; you can also play airsoft as a private group using all their latest airsoft rental kit and equipment! Airsoft at NPF includes immersive action, packed game zones, and the very best in gameplay. Even as a ‘hire player’ exciting scenarios are played using ultra-realistic airsoft replicas (top-quality Valken Battle Machine RIFs) within movie quality airsoft game zones.
In addition to regular games, their annual ‘AIRFEST Airsoft Festival’ is fastbecoming a must-attend weekend for all airsoft enthusiasts. In 2017, as part of the continued expansion of this legendary event and to celebrate our 30th year of operation, NPF teamed up with Fireball Squadron Airsoft Club to open the doors of this unique festival to the Airsoft community for the first time; AIRFEST was born!
The all-inclusive ticket price includes big-game airsoft on all three days, on-site camping, an open-air cinema night, the infamous player’s party, varied trade zone, headline sponsorship from worldwide brand leaders, full onsite event catering and medical event services and MORE; Airfest is now an event truly not to be missed!
If there are new sites that I’ve missed, then please feel free to contact me and I’ll endeavour to add you in a site update at a later date!