Airsoft is a contemporary sport based in combat and tactical warfare. It is a leisure pursuit where players eliminate enemies by hitting each other with rounded non-metallic pellets using an air gun. Air Guns or Airsoft guns are usually powered by a manual spring-load, gas or sometimes electrically powered gearbox.
Members of airsoft organizations systematize an engagement whether in an indoor or outdoor event committed to airsoft combat zone to play different games in a variety of interim skirmishes, military simulations, battle scenarios and even historical battle re-enactments.
Military warfare on the combat zone often includes the employment of military tactics and fighting methods to accomplish missions set in every game. The use of different types of military weaponry fabricated as replicas of the real tactical gears, firearms as well as accessories use in contemporary armed services.
Airsoft games started late 1950s particularly in East Asia, exactly in Japan. During that time, Japanese laws were strict that it is hard to possess a firearm; however, airsoft enthusiasts found a legal alternative to owning a gun in order for them to pursue and enjoy their passion. Until then airsoft became so popular in the said region following countries like China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Airsoft pistols, guns and their accessories and upgrades were also manufactured in these regions.
The game, also gaining popularity in western front as the likes of United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Finland, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Poland, Ireland are joining the bandwagon of growing airsoft enthusiasts. Dutch players visited these counties for the playing experience as the game is banned in Netherlands.
During the 1990s, springer kits became so widely available in the hobby stores that it enabled enthusiasts to customize their airsoft guns to suit their needs. Also during that era, Japan developed airsoft guns that gradually replaced the Automatic Electric Guns (airsoft AEG) and at the same alteration on different gun models were introduced.
The first airsoft guns were air powered guns, spring-driven pellet guns and cap-type guns. The Japanese type of these airsoft pistols were of semi-automatic, and spring powered. The pellets were thrusts into the air after the releasing of the spring piston. However, in the cap-type airsoft guns, they are utilizing an explosive cap that mimic a gunfire sound. While in spring driven pellet guns, which is mainly spring-based, was a spring that was used to boost the pellet stuck between two locks that were small and released only as the gun fires.
Only during the 1990s that the United States and the rest of Europe would catch up with the growing popularity of the said sport, and continue to spread all throughout the region. In 2003, the company, Daisy, started to produce airsoft guns specifically aimed for the American market with their brand name as “PowerStrike.” Other businesses follow the trail of Daisy and soon came up with the different kinds of airsoft gun to supply the growing market of enthusiasts, local and abroad. A host of different models and prices soon added to the demand on the airsoft gun market.
Alexander Malroy has been playing airsoft for over 15 years. With an arsenal of over 150 airsoft guns, Alex has first hand knowledge of top brands like ICS, Tokyo Marui, Classic Army and Echo 1. Alex is also a certified airsoft gunsmith for airsocom.com and enjoys both fixing, writing about and reviewing any gun he can get his hands on. When not playing airsoft, Alex enjoys spending time with his two dogs Hugo and Abby.
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Surpressing fire from a Browning Machine Gun at Border War 5.
As you can see, the bullets didn’t even go trought the forrest. But the enemys are scared of this gun and are not able to attack.
Translation by Tomas Sab:
They are saying :
1. Aim there to the left on the small hill
2. More to the left?
1. Yah, on that hill…
Then they are discussing the precision of the gun:
1. Can you shoot anything with it Vytas? (his name is Vytas)
2. Yeah, kind of.
2. come on, come on, come on.
1. No no no no no … take the whole thing together with tripod… make sure we have enough distance up to that hill over there.
2. out of ammo?
1. No. we need to lift it up higher.
2. ok, wait, i’m pushing the legs higher.
1. ok, lift it up, and wobble it to get the ammo feeding properly.