Airsoft guns are toys that shoot soft pellets, as their projectile, but are exact replicas of real, working firearms. The main objective is target shooting and competitions that are relatively safe and comparable to a lighter version of paintball. The firing mechanisms range from spring loaded, electric, and gas (CO2) powered. The concept for these toy guns originated in Japan in the 1980s at a time when real guns were actually illegal to own. Once made available to the public, these airsoft guns were instantly, extremely popular in Japan and in North America.
One main attraction to the airsoft line of guns is the low cost of ownership. An interested person can get into a cheaper model of a pistol for a very reasonable amount of money. It only takes two people to play war or another, similar version of the same concept. The quality of the gun is one important factor, but there is also a lot of individual strategy, skill, bravely and luck involved with a successful player as well. Airsoft gatherings are the perfect escape for people of all ages and from all walks of life,and the best part is the abundance of clubs and local events.
Airsoft guns and accessories can be purchased for various people with several different intentions. First, there is the target shooter who lives for the challenge of seeing how accurately they can hit the target and from how far away. This can be as basic as standing still on flat ground or as wild as moving targets in a wooded and/or hilly area. The next reason to buy airsoft guns may be just to collect the replicas of the real guns that are far too expensive to realistically ever own.The most popular and obvious reason for the airsoft guns is for competitive matches when two or more teams compete.