I first got interested in Airsoft Guns about three or four years ago, they seemed like a less aggressive piece of kit as opposed to the standard pellet rifles that you could get. One of the great things about these was that that ammo needed was just simple plastic yellow balls and just to add that little bit of authenticity to the Airsoft Guns, the magazine had to be removed in order to load the required ammo.
The range and power of the gun was not huge; in fact, you could easily see the ball barring fly through the air so the chances of doing accidental damage was small but as always you still needed to be careful. One of the good things was you could always go back after firing a few rounds to see how many of the ball bearings you could reuse as chances were they hadn’t gone all that far. Most of the guns I had seen were made of plastic which meant they could be prone to bits braking off, the one I had the trigger seemed a bit flimsy but nothing ever came of it and continues to work just fine. I was impressed at the range of styles the guns came in at www.just-airsoftguns.com many looked like the real McCoy and could easily be mistaken as real so should be handled accordingly.
AirSoft has gained a big following of people that want the combat gun experience without the threat of real ammo, guess you could say it’s a bit like going paint balling but without all the mess or the bruises you can get from it. Airsoft can offer a lot of entertainment and if your running round a battle ground it’s also good exercise.