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What is an Airsoft Gun?

This simple guide hopefully will give all the Airsoft Gun basics you need to help you choose the right piece for you. Before we get started, let’s find out what an Airsoft gun actually is.

What is an Airsoft gun and what does it shoot?

Airsoft guns are replica guns that shoot spherical plastic projectile balls instead of bullets. These pellets are typically a plastic projectile and these can be either 6mm or 8mm in diameter. However, although they use BB ammunition, Airsoft guns differ from BB guns, which are Air Pistols and fire .177 or .22 Cal metal pellets.  

Airsoft Guns are typically used for different types of events such as open day skirmishing, Film-Sim, Battlesim and Milsim events, they are also perfect for target shooting and historical reenactments.

There are countless types of Airsoft guns available, if have seen it in a film or computer/consul game then there is a very good chance it available as an Airsoft Weapon.These vary from smaller secondaries that you’ll need for those tight corners, to massive support weapons that can lay waste to any enemy. The choice of weapon and platform is your choice but we will try and guide you to making the right choice for you.