Welcome and congrats on the new gun.
When you get hit, you're out/dead. We play with an honour system that relies on both parties to be honest and take a hit/call someone hit regardless who's right. Some hits are somewhat arguable but it's not really worth the time spent on it. I've had my moments where I just got into position and I feel a fly or something on my leg. I look down and I'm being lit up with BB's.
Some games are milsim and have ammo caps on a point system, but all games are different.
You are welcome to come check out a game. There are several big games over the next few weeks. Some are milsim and others are theme based. I can't speak for the others, but you'd be more than welcome to come check out Salvation
. If you are interested in taking pictures and or video, you can be out on the field almost the entire time. Let me know and we'll make arrangements.
If you're 18+ you should consider getting age verified at an event and molest some high end toys. If you ask, most people will let you get a feel for them. Some might even let you shoot some on the field too. Great way to get your feet wet in airsoft by talking to people at a game.
brushings are bushings. little round metal bits that keep the gears lined up and away from the mechbox. But don't worry too much about that just yet.