11 Facts About Airsoft


Airsoft is a team game in which participants eliminate opposing players by tagging them out of play with spherical plastic projectiles shot with mock air weapons called airsoft guns.

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Airsoft originated from Japan in the early 1970s, when photographer Ichiro Nagata, an avid shooting enthusiast himself, thought about making model guns that shoot real projectiles that could not kill.

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Airsoft guns spread to the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and early 1990s via a company called LS, and were sold in separate pieces and had to be assembled before they were capable of shooting.

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Airsoft replicas are produced globally, with the majority being manufactured in East Asia.

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Airsoft guns are classified according to their operating principle, which can be spring-loaded, electric, or gas-powered .

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Airsoft guns are not to be confused with BB guns, which are airguns that shoot 4.

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The U S Customs and Border Protection FAQ page states that Airsoft guns are considered look-alike firearms which require the special blaze orange marking.

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Airsoft shops are spread over the country, and buyers must be aged 18 or over to purchase an airsoft gun.

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Airsoft technology is used in military training and law enforcement training.

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Airsoft developed a more accurate timing mechanism and secondary safety mechanisms to prevent accidental discharge.

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Airsoft can be used in military simulations such as in malls or prisons to add to the immersion.

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