Squad Support Weapon – The Airsoft Machine Gun
” Monday, April 29, 2013 – So it’s Monday. Which means the weekend is now behind us. I hope upon all hopes that you were all able to get out to your favorite venue to throw some 6mm plastic downrange on either Saturday or Sunday or both days, if you’re hardcore and/or try hard.
But let’s get on topic here.
Today we’re going to talk about Squad Automatic Weapons (aka SAWs).
Squad Automatic Weapons are also known as light machine guns. They are designed to put prolonged, fully-automatic fire down on the enemy’s position to keep their heads pinned down while your infantry squad advances upon their position. This type of firing is also referred to as suppressive fire. SAWs generally utilize a bipod and a high-capacity box or drum mag. The role of the SAW or support gunner is not necessarily to rack up a bunch of kills in game, but to assist the assaulting infantrymen in gaining a clear shot. Basically, the SAW gunner sets ‘em up, and the rest of the squad knocks ‘em down. Does this mean one cannot shoot to kill with a support weapon? Absolutely not. It just means that even if you don’t have a perfectly clear shot, you can still be of assistance to your teammates by providing suppressive fire to allow them into a position to get the kill. While Airsoft is (dare I say it?) just a game and therefore you may do as you darn well please, it would be advisable to stick with at least one other squad mate to be truly effective as a support gunner”
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