How To Use Airsoft Grenades & Flash Bangs

Dytac-Dummy-MK-II-Decoration-Grenade-GGGrenades and Flash Bangs in Airsoft are a fun and efficient way to kill or stun many Airsoft operators at one time. Depending on the field you play at there are different rules on how the Airsoft grenade or flash bang can be used. Some fields allow a empty grenade to be used without BBs or powder inside and they invoke a 10′ to 15′ killing area. Other fields will require a grenade to be filled with BBs or powder and if an operator is hit with either a BB or powder that is considered a kill. For this tutorial I would like to used ’empty’ grenades and flash bangs.

Grenades and Airsoft

Grenade_TB_12shell_P_lgGrenades is one of the easiest ways to kill multiple enemy Airsoft operators at one time with a simple toss. It’s ‘when’ is the key to this exercise. Grenades are typically used to clear a room of enemy Airsoft operators that can’t be terminated with standard weapons or if a group of enemy Airsoft operators that are dug in again that can’t be terminated by normal means. Example: you have a Sniper in a hide and no matter how much you try you can’t get a single round to penetrate the Sniper’s hide. You designate your grenadier and provide him with as much cover fire that you can so he can get to a position to throw/toss a grenade into the Sniper’s hide, one dead Sniper. The same tactic can be used when multiple Airsoft operators are dug in with the same results.

Flash Bangs and Airsoft


Flash Bangs are used to stun or disorient a single or multiple airsoft operators. Flash Bangs are mostly used in urban battle situations like building clearing, room to room clearing and such. Before you enter a room that you know enemy operators are in you toss in a flash bang and let the loud noise disorient the enemy so you and your team and go in and take care of business.

How to use Airsoft Grenades

Both the grenade and flash bang are a very useful tool in your arsenal. It is always nice to have at least one but two is better of your squad mates to have grenades and flash bangs on their load out. There are numerous situations that a grenade and a flash bang can be used, these are just a few.

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I'm a United States Air Force Veteran, Desert Shield & Desert Storm Veteran. I'm a long time WWII reenactor turned into an Airsoft Operator. I mostly reenacted 1st Infantry Division 'Big Red 1' and 101st Airborne. During my years as a WWII reenactor I learned and used many military tactics both urban and woodland. These lessons have helped me adapt to the Sport of Airsoft very easily. I love the sport of Airsoft for many reasons. Some of those reasons are no real uniform restrictions, many weapons to choose from, it's less expensive to get into and the use of modern technology.

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