Airsoft Guns were discovered in Japan in the mid 1970s when the military banned the use of real artillery. Over the years they became something of a rage all over the world. Airsoft guns have become the latest gun replicas and this is the reason for the rising popularity among people loving adventurous sports. There are various types of Airsoft Guns available in the market and deciding on which one you want would depend on the requirements and the activities you are going to undertake with it. These types of guns are also used for training purposes in police camps. They cost much less than real guns and help for training purposes because even though they are not real guns they look and feel the same – more on the history of airsoft can be found here.
Using these airsoft guns helps in eye-hand co-ordination for kids but they should not be left alone with these guns. They might unknowingly hit someone in the vicinity and hurt them, or if there are houses nearby, they might break the windows causing problems between you and your neighbors.
Airsoft guns are divided into three main categories. Spring Airsoft guns are the most popular guns in the category. They look like the real thing which the kids love. They are also believed to have a higher level of safety and flexibility and are more economical. The next popular Airsoft gun is the electric Airsoft gun which work with rechargeable batteries. These were also developed first in Japan and are made with both plastic and metal. Needless to say, the metal version of Airsoft guns, look just like the original guns. Gas Airsoft guns are powered with carbon dioxide or green gas and look like the real thing.
Some game stations use Airsoft guns for recreational purposes. They make sure that the shooting grounds are secure and nobody gets shot “inadvertently”. They work under specific rules and regulations that protect the member’s rights and interests.
The unique selling proposition of these Airsoft guns also works against them. Since they look real, if a prankster takes one to a local store and points it at the clerk standing at the cash register, he is likely to get away with it. Or he might cause a terrified clerk to shoot defensively if the clerk himself has access to firearms. On the other hand, it could protect you when you are out at night and somebody holds you up. You can point this gun at them in self defense. Who is going to tell the criminal that it is just an Airsoft gun? According to the federal law in the US, Airsoft guns are not classified under firearms and they are considered legal. What’s more, you don’t even need to have a license to own an Airsoft gun.