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Boys and girls don’t grow out of enjoying playing with guns; their toys just get bigger, better, and more expensive! Airsoft guns let big boys and girls play shooting games with real looking guns to develop skill and accuracy.
Firing airsoft guns can be done just for fun and casually or seriously with proficiency in competition. There are those who just enjoy shooting by themselves at targets. There are also the enthusiasts that rarely shoot their rifle or pistol but enjoy collecting them. You may enjoy doing a little of all the above or you may be focused on a specific area of interest in this hobby.
You may be wondering about the history. Well, in the early 1980’s the term airsoft gun originated in Japan. It was used when referring to non-lethal replicas of actual guns, rifles, and pistols.
Airsoft Gun Information
No matter what your level of airsoft gun player you are, there is something for you on TheAirsoftGun.net. You will find the following information and more:
- Airsoft History
- Airsoft Safety
- Airsoft Games
- Awesome Videos
- Airsoft and Competition
- Care and Maintenance
- Airsoft Accessories
- Laws and Regulations
Airsoft Gun Replicas
The airsoft gun replicas not only look just like real guns, they often match the weight and size, making them very realistic. This makes them useful for military and law enforcement training and their recreational scrimmages. Almost every popular real firearm has an airsoft gun replica. There are smaller replicas available, but most players will prefer one that is the exact same size (1:1 ratio). This preference seems to be true for rookies and expert players.
Pellets for airsoft guns are round and either 6mm or 8mm. They are made of plastic and weight between 0.12 grams and 0.88 grams. The most common weight used is the 0.2 grams and 0.25 grams because both have the best range and accuracy combination.
Airsoft rifles and pistols are used for a variety of activities. There are some differences among countries which activities are more popular. In countries, like Asia, where there are strict firearms laws regarding ownership and use, the following activities are popular:
- Recreation shooting
- Competitive competition
- Individual skill shooting
In the west, like the United States, the following activities are popular:
- Military training situations
- Competitive competition
- Personal recreational shooting
- Training for law enforcement and security
Though airsoft guns are non-lethal and officially categorized as a toy, safety precautions must be followed to avoid accidental injury. There are also laws and regulations that must be followed.
The more you know about airsoft guns, the more you can enjoy owning and using one so check out the navigation on the top left side of this page to begin learning more.