Summertown Airsoft is open Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm.
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Many of us played games as kids where we shot things or threw water balloons at each other. Today we have airsoft to play over the made-up games we used to play. Paintball is very similar to airsoft as both have a firearm to aim and a projectile to hit the target. Airsoft uses a small, lightweight BB to hit a person and make them return to respawn in a designated area. This means you don't sit out the whole game but just a few minutes so you can get back in. These games are played on a field with many places to hide behind. The range officer (RO) is responsible for keeping the game going and keeping time for each game. There are many positive things you can learn from this game. Total strangers are your new teammate, strategy is worked out in signals and commands, every player seems to listen and take orders. We will tell you all about our time on the field and the process we went through.
Equipment Rentals and Safety
Parents want to know if this is safe. It is very safe, and you must have protective gear on at all times. The soft bbs can't hurt you much, but you wouldn't want to get one shot in your eye. The rental fee covers your protective gear, giving you the option of goggles or a full face mask. It is up to you to know your tolerance for BBs. Kids may want to wear a long sleeve shirt and pants as the bbs can leave a welp if hit at very close range. Mike got hit directly in the arm and was laughing so getting hit isn't bad for some bigger people. Here is a list of things you will need to bring with you!
The Summertown Airsoft Field
Each match is controlled by the RO and they make the calls for the teams or the people on each team. The range officer also decides which game to play next. Many games are situational and have criteria of play that must be carried out in a certain way. For example, there is a game where they have to protect a person in a place where the opposing side is trying to capture them. Another game is called "Seal Team 6," where they take the 6 best players and hide them in a fort. Everyone else tries to get "Seal Team 6". Airsoft is best played with many players, so if the parking lot is full, this is a good sign!
What if I like Airsoft and want more?
If a person really likes the experience of airsoft, then you can invest in the equipment and personalize the accessories to your liking. Summertown Airsoft sells everything you need to get out on the field and offers expert advice on what you may need to put in your arsenal. Many of the items they sell can be tried before you purchase them. A complete setup can keep you from paying the equipment rental price each time you play which will offset your equipment purchases in just a few months! Like we said already; having a lot of players on the field makes the game more fun. Having friends in the airsoft community is a great way to physically socialize in a group and have them strategize on the field.
The 2022 range fee is $25 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. The equipment fee is $25 for each day.
What about non players?
Summertown Airsoft is one of the best places for kids and teenagers to play. We tell all our visitors who see the Amish to bring their kids here for something to do. Sometimes a child or a parent doesn't want to play, so they will want to sit it out. The Summertown Airsoft Clubhouse has wifi and a place to hang out while the others in your group are playing on the field. They also have food items, snow cones to cool you off in the summer, and chili and hot chocolate during the winter. Bathrooms are clean for both men and women. The clubhouse is heated and cooled with tables and chairs to eat your food and play toys for the younger kids to play with. There are spectator seats outside if someone wants to watch their party play airsoft.
You MUST sign the waiver to play!
You MUST have a valid driver's license or a guardian to sign the waiver for the player who wants on the field. The waiver is good for a year but MUST be signed before the player can enter the field. The field is safe and played on by the owner and his kids, so he keeps it up and maintains the quality of the playing field. We must tell you a few rules that will affect your time on the field. You must not use full auto and keep your fps below 420 to prevent hurting people when shot. Plus, the full auto only helps you buy more BBs. You can find more helpful information on the Summertown Airsoft website at the buttons below!
Directions to Summertown Airsoft
Getting to Summertown Airsoft is easy, and you can enter 348 State Hwy 20, Summertown, TN 38483, into your GPS of choice and find your way there! The Farm Community and the new order Amish community are also on highway 20 for more points of interest and not far from the Dixie Oaks Golf Club. The button below will take you to the online registration form so you can book your day and rent your equipment for your visit to play this incredible sport at one of the best facilities in the south!
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Area Woods and Watersports
We have many awesome rivers and lakes in Lawrence county. Visitors come from all over to participate in our great tubing and kayak adventures. There are three great places for fun on the water. Each place we feature opens around May and close labor day weekend. The water temperatures are a bit cold before May and after August. Crockett Shoals Tubing Company is our pick for kids 10 and under as the water is very shallow and the tubes have a bottom so you can't slide out into the water. If a child does fall out of the tube, it is only a foot deep in most places so they just have to stand up. Upa Creek kayak rentals have both tubes, canoes and kayaks and offer different drop off locations according to how long you want to float. Upa Creek is right beside a great restaurant called the Taco Shack if you want to eat after a long float. Double G canoe and kayak rental is for the person who wants a good long float with great scenery. They can even facilitate wheelchairs and other needs for those with disabilities. At Double G they can offer the longest float and the most unique way of putting the kayak in the water!
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