We are the Sons of Sparta. But we weren't always S.O.S. We started our airsoft careers just like all of you. Back in seventh grade we all needed a productive outlet from the awkward and stressful life of being middle schoolers. We had thought about many things to do before it finally came to us, "Let's have an airsoft war!", And the spark was lit! We went to Handyman's house with our noobish selves and divided up. By noobish, I meant we were in Jeans, skate shoes, winter hoodies, we had our backpacks on and our supermarket electric guns in arms with our spring pistols in pockets. Be in mind we only had 7 people at the time, but god damn were we good! We decided to give ourselves a name. A.B.U., The Army of Brothers United because of our bond we all felt like brothers. As time went on we got all black clothing to feel like bad asses, but it wasn't good enough. Months passed and more ideas sparked. Camo uniforms and military gear! We got it and we got good. Not just good, INSANELY good. It was decided that ABU was no longer fitting for almost invincible warriors. Papa Bear pitched, "How about the Sons of Sparta?" and Pierce couldn't say no. It was bad ass and fit us perfectly. Off the field we grew closer, and strengthened our brotherly bonds and found ourselves becoming less afraid of life's mainstream fears. We became rather confident. We were becoming to have mindsets of actual Spartans, and were amazed by it! A little idea had sparked and became so much more than just a game. It was a life style. On the field we gained confidence and fast reactions, along with brotherly bonds and outrageous stamina. We could tackle forces way larger and found ourselves benefiting in regular everyday life for it. Being able to call myself a member of S.O.S. gives me pride like no other because we have gained nothing but success. We found the loophole in life to make everything less of a struggle and more of an exciting endless mission to grow and prosper while we have our youth so we are prepared for what the future may throw at us. We will forever be an unstoppable united brotherhood because we have each other and this sport. This amazing sport known as airsoft.
Why do we do airsoft? For one, its the greatest team shooting sport you could ever play. It's a MILSIM (military simulation) style game, and requires actual team tactics and military type training to play. It's much more affordable too. In fact, it is much more affordable than paintball. For $60 you could buy 2,000 paintballs, and for airsoft? You spend $10 and you can get 10,000 professional grade bbs! It doesn't hurt to get shot anywhere near as much as it does playing paintball. It does still sting a little but if rules are followed and the proper attire is worn you should be just fine. Plus if your skin is punctured its not burning from the paint. Also, in airsoft there are many medics ready to patch you up with proper use of a first aid kit! So to sum it up, paintball is expensive, dangerous, and stupid. Because people can shoot you from point blank and that's "Not against the rules." Well,guess what? It is in airsoft. Airsoft has also never killed anyone. Paintball guns certainly have. These reasons are why we do airsoft. Its unbelievably realistic and the greatest shooting sport out there!!