The idea of airsoft guns started in Japan in the 80’s as, although it was illegal to own a firearm, there was still a demand for them, so gun enthusiasts improvised by manufacturing spring powered guns that were exact replicas of the real thing. The sport rapidly took off, spread to North America and is now popular all over the world. Today, airsoft guns, pistols and rifles are mainly used for organized war-games and, once experienced, will turn a novice into an enthusiast.
Airsoft guns come in three types, gas powered, spring and electric. However, within each type there are different kinds, each with its own unique style and advantages. Briefly, gas powered airsoft guns use compressed carbon dioxide to fire the BB and, whilst perfect for target practice, is not really suitable for airsoft games. Spring operated airsoft guns work on mechanical power; each time you want to shoot you have to cock the airsoft gun by pulling back the bolt just as you would an actual shotgun or bolt action rifle. Their design is fairly simple and so they are easy on the pocket and recommended for entry-level players. Electric airsoft guns are the most commonly available type, popular due to their power and high rate of fire. These are all the rage with either beginners or skilled airsoft players. We have a range of airsoft guns to choose from, including spring guns and rifles, gas and electric airsoft guns. Although airsoft guns are replicas, they are designed to look very realistic and can fire small plastic pellets of 6mm and 8mm up to a range of 25 to 100m at speeds of about 75 - 150 meters per second.
If you are new to the sport there’s no need to spend a fortune on a gun, we have many low priced good quality guns on our site, just take a look. There are plenty of clubs and teams that organize war-games and skirmishing where all the excitement you want can be found. A game played between 2 teams that involve skill, speed, strategy and tactics, it is an exhilarating way to enjoy and learn how to use a gun in a safe and secure situation. As long as games are properly organized they can provide all the kicks you want and a real adrenalin rush. Once you’ve experienced it you’ll never look back.
Participating in an airsoft game allows you to play out a fantasy role, escape from the routine of day to day life and lose yourselves for a few hours. People come to play airsoft from all walks of life, estate agents, bankers, teachers or housewives can handle a gun and be transformed into a member of the FBI, a criminal on the run or whoever takes their fancy at the time.
Using an airsoft gun can be a harmless activity as long as the guidelines regarding safety are followed and you wear the right equipment. Only play in designated areas and keep to the rules and no-one should be hurt as a result of the airsoft guns. If you are wary of being hit then there are loads of great airsoft accessories that can be acquired. Have yourself a shopping trip and stock up on protective face masks, body armor and tactical vests to keep you safe. Buy a pop-up target to practice your aim, keep your airsoft gun to hand in a tactical holster and size up your prey with a high powered scope.
Airsoft guns come in a variety of types, products and sizes, whether it is simply for target practice or for fun and games, you will find a great selection here to suit everyone’s skill and taste.