An airsoft game is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take up airsoft arms against a sea of troubles with today's Groupon: for $28, you get all-day admission, equipment, and a bag of BBs (up to a $56 value) at Tac City Airsoft in El Monte.
Offering the discerning airsofter their choice of two indoor battlefields, Tac City Airsoft is a safe faux-fight facility where 6-mm pellets fly as fast as 350 feet per second to administer their mini-stings. For a full day, you can don a face mask and body armor, load your realistic weapon with punishing little roundies, and stroll among barrels, pallets, drums, and piles of Rumpelstiltskin’s straw, ever aware that the next one to shout “hit!” could be you. Guest warriors can visit Tac City and squeeze off automatic, air-softened volleys Mondays–Fridays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturdays–Sundays from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Yelpers give Tac City Airsoft an average of four stars:
- Professional and friendly staff…and management…with a good sense of humor--that takes the time to talk to, educate, and listen to you. They also take the time to learn people's names when interacting with them. – Jim B.
- This place is clean with decent ventilation and I like how it is all roomie and I like how instruction is given out for our safety. – Tim E.
Tac City Airsoft
The mid 2000s saw the rise of airsoft, an action sport in which players compete against each other using replica guns and plastic BBs. It became increasingly popular as players discovered the joys of role playing as characters from movies, video games, and real life.
After noticing a dearth of airsoft fields, retired professional paintball player Sonny Pepito decided to open his own indoor facility, Tac City Airsoft, in 2008. Relying on his experience as a player, field operator, and business owner, he created a successful business and managed to open another location. Both of Tac City's fields now welcome about 50,000 visitors each year for public games, private events, and professional tactical training.
Pepito also hopes to develop a realistic, theme-based environment where players can actually become part of the story, much like a 78-year-old who enrolls in high school to learn how to portray a teen on TV.
El Monte City
2208 Edwards Ave.
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