Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to join Tauranga Airsoft Club?
You must be at least 14 years old to join Tauranga Airsoft Club, however membership age ranges from 14 years and upwards.
If you are between 14 to 17, and would like to join, you will need to ensure you have your Parental/Guardian Consent form filled in by your parent or guardian, along with your membership form and membership fee. Bring these along to the next club game day and give them to the administrator when you register for the day. You will receive a TAC club patch when you join Tauranga Airsoft Club.
How old do I have to be to play at a Tauranga Airsoft club game?
We encourage people of all ages to play Airsoft, however the youngest players we allow on the field must be 14 years old. Underage players must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and supply completed Parental/Guardian Consent forms to be able to play.
Do I have to have my own airsoft gun to play?
You do not need to own Airsoft gear in order to play. The club has access to high quality hire gear through NZ Airsoft. The hire fee of $30 for the day gets you a hire package consisting of a semi-automatic electric ICS Metal Proline M4 style assault rifle, safety goggles and half face mesh mask.
There is a minimum of 48 hour notice required to book hire gear for club game days.
What Airsoft gun should I buy?
Buy the gun that best suits your Airsoft style of game play. As a new Airsoft player, you are probably still learning how you best like to play. Attend a couple of club games, and have a chat to other Airsoft players about their gear and guns before you commit your finances.
There are great NZ based retailers who sell an excellent range of Airsoft guns and gear.
Be careful of purchasing second hand guns online, unless you are confident you can fix/repair problems if they arise.
If you are planning to import a gun in from overseas, you will require a permit to do so. Get in contact with your local Arms Officer for further information about how to do this.
How much does it cost to join Tauranga Airsoft Club?
Membership Fees to join Tauranga Airsoft Club are $40 per year. Being a club member gets you benefits such as discounted bb’s and field fees at local club games, a club patch, and access to the Facebook Tauranga Airsoft Club group. This is a closed group where members can discuss upcoming games, tactics, away games etc.
If you would like to join Tauranga Airsoft Club, download a Membership Form here, (if you are under 18, remember your Parental/Guardian Consent form too), complete the forms and present to the administrator at the next club Game Day, along with your membership fee.
How often does Tauranga Airsoft Club play?
Tauranga Airsoft Club generally run club game days every second Sunday (weather dependent). Check out our event schedule here to see what is coming up, also like our public Facebook page here to get regular event updates as well.
Do you play with other Airsoft clubs?
TAC loves to play with other Airsoft clubs. We frequently travel as a group to play in other areas, and these away games are a fun part of the Airsoft calendar. Away games will be posted on the website, and also on the club Facebook page as well to enable members to arrange attendance, car-pooling and co-ordination.
Where do you play Airsoft?
Tauranga Airsoft Club has leased 12ha of land within the TECT All Terrain Park. The park is situated off State Highway 26, the main link between Tauranga and Rotorua. The land that TAC leases is situated between the Deerstalker’s range and the Tauranga Pistol Club range. This leased land is currently in the process of being developed with the long term goal to create one of the premier Airsoft venues in New Zealand.
TAC also plays on other privately owned land as opportunities arise. Upcoming game events will have specific locations listed as part of game day information.
Can I smoke on your Airsoft field?
Tauranga Airsoft Club does not allow smoking anywhere on their fields.
Are there toilets / bathrooms at your Airsoft field?
There are toilet facilities at the information centre at the entry to the TECT All Terrain Park.
Is there cellphone coverage at your Airsoft field?
There is no cellphone coverage at the TECT All Terrain Park at the moment. This is expected to change as the park continues to be developed.
Can I bring friends to play at a Tauranga Airsoft Club game?
Tauranga Airsoft Club always encourages members and new players to bring as many friends as they like. The more the merrier!
Hire gear is generally available at every game (minimum 48 hours notice required to book) at a cost of $30 for M4 style Airsoft Gun, Safety Goggles and 1/2 mesh mask.
Can I buy BB's at your games?
Tauranga Airsoft Club has high quality 0.25g bb’s available for sale at every game. These are $25 for a bag of 4,000. Remember to bring cash with you to purchase as there are no eftpos facilities available during club game days.
What is a Handle?
A handle is a nickname that players use on the field. Players usually either choose something themselves, or they have earned it through their game play style, or something humurous that occurred on the field during a game. Handles are a fun and useful way of identifying players, and players often have their handles displayed on their gear.
Still have questions?
Email us and our friendly admin staff will get back to you with an answer!