View Full Version : Aeg's in the rain
06-16-2004, 08:57 AM
I had a question about playing airsoft in the rain ive you can and ive heard you cant play in the rain i was wondering if you guys knew?
06-16-2004, 09:22 AM
Yes, you can play in the rain. After you get done you *should* break down your AEG as much as you can, and dry it off the best you can, then apply some silicone lube to it. The same goes for the rest of your gear too. Hang it up and let it dry, don't just chuck it in the corner of the garage, unless you like rust, mold, and mildew. :)
PS Please try to use some punctuation in your posts. Yours' is a little hard to read.
06-16-2004, 09:31 AM
Yes, we have played in the rain numerous times. However, the rain was light to moderate at best, as most people tend to not show up if it appears it will be really coming down hard. Mainly, the only way you'd really fry the gun is if you submerged it in water and tried firing it. Light to moderate rain more than likely won't penetrate the external body enough to cause any electrical problems. Instead, more of a concern is metal parts rusting quickly (because most Airsoft guns use cheap metal) and mud/wet debris getting caught up in your mags and/or gun and causing jams or internal damage.
Typically, after playing in the rain, try to dry the gun off as much as possible. Then, apply silicone oil to metal parts to clean them off and help prevent that rusting. Make sure to inspect for any mud/grime/grit in the feed chamber area and clean this off. If there is any, it likely wouldn't be a bad idea to break the gun down to ensure none got into the mechbox, inner barrel, etc.
Mainly, don't throw your gun in the mud, regardless if it is raining or not.
06-16-2004, 10:01 AM
Thanks alot. We've had to stop playing so mainy times b/c of rain.
06-16-2004, 12:51 PM
Eh just starts getting good in the rain. Much easier to get closer when the ground is mushy.....not to mention the noise the rain generates.
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