I plan on invading Cuba all by myself so I'm just trying to get some trigger practice.
but seriously...why not play it? To each their own. But I suppose if sass is not what your buddy is looking for, it's a little bit of combat in a controlled environment. Very much like sparring in martial arts, you generally walk away with only minor injuries but it still allows the person to simulate combat without having to actually hurt anyone or risk brain damage.
I like military stuff and this allows me to walk "the less road less taken". Like the School teacher who coaches hockey or the surgeon who plays in a band - we all have different sides to our personality which we wish to live out. Airsoft provides that opportunity.
simplest answer: it's fuckin' fun.
Here we are again bro -just you and me. Same kind of moon same kind of jungle. Real number 10 remember? Whole platoon, 32 men chopped into meat... We walk out just you and me, nobody else. Right on top huh? Not a scratch... Not a fuckin' scratch... - Sgt.Mac, Predator