Advent of Airsoft
(PRWEB) August 10, 2005
Airsoft, a growing popularity amongst firearm and role playing enthusiasts, is gaining more attention in todays market. Airsoft is a close relative of the BB gun, but uses a much larger plastic pellet than your typical BBs that are 6mm in circumference. With Airsoft, there is minimal result of serious injury during a simulation or training activity, with the advantage of handling a lifelike non lethal replica of a firearm.
The sport of Airsoft was not recognized in North America and Europe until somewhere in the mid 90s, but originated from Japan in the early 1980s when it was illegal to own firearms. However, the Japanese had a great interest in firearms and created spring powered replicas. During this time, the sport became quite popular in neighboring countries such Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, and Taiwan.
The sport allows safe training or simulations for those who enjoy role playing either as an undercover assassin or whatever their fantasies may be. There are many forums and organization, such as SoCal Airsoft, that people join for a friendly competition, or otherwise known as skirmishing their opponents. In addition, Airsoft allow many to collect or own a realistic replica of their dream gun, whether it may be the Glock or the Beretta. These replica firearms are so realistic that its beginning to gain popularity in the movie industry and has appeared as props in movies like The Terminator and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
One of the largest Airsoft retailers in the nation is Airsplat.com. Here, you can help yourself to the largest Airsoft inventory. Whether youre looking for a spring (best for beginners), gas, or electric gun, AirSplat.com can help you find what you need to fulfill that dream of being in combat or just assassinating your friends for fun. You can check them out at http://www.airsplat.com.
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