I found a skirmish group that uses Airsoft guns. It is so much fun. The Airsoft guns UK providers have are so realistic. They look so real that you have to have a certification to buy them if you are what is called an Airsofter. That is a person who is a membership of one of the skirmish groups. You have to meet the requirements to get a UKARA registration to get one of the Airsoft guns that are not brightly coloured but look real. It is really fun to be able to buy different models and take them home. I have a few of them that I use for the skirmishes we have. I go to a facility that has thousands of square feet for the mock battles.
The skirmish group I joined takes training pretty seriously, but they do make it fun too. When we are playing, it is all serious. We do very well at it. We have an instructor who was a training officer in the military. I can tell you that real military tactics work. You can rely on your training. You do need to be in decent shape to handle things such as running up flights of stairs and taking cover. It is great exercise for your mind and body. Sometimes it feels so real that you really get your adrenaline pumping.
It sure beats paintball. Our group is very authentic for uniforms and gear. Of course, the weapons are all mock weapons. The rifles and pistols we use are from Airsoft. At home I keep them locked in a case. I had a couple of dates think the guns were real. The Airsoft rifles and pistols I have look incredibly real. You cannot really tell they are Airsoft guns until you read what is written on them.