Airsoft is an exciting sport that started in Japan in the early 1980s and has become a popular world-wide activity. It is similar to paintball. However, instead of compressed air markers, Airsoft players use replicas of real assault weapons that fire 6mm soft plastic, biodegradable pellets.
Airsoft guns are one of three types: Automatic-Electric Guns (AEGs) are battery powered; Gas Blow-Back (GBB) guns are driven by pressurized “green” gas (GBBs are usually pistols); or spring powered guns (these are relatively inexpensive). Airsoft games teach the teamwork skills necessary to achieve success on the field and in real life.
Like paintball, Airsoft battles are high-adrenaline, head-to-head competition. Airsoft games more closely simulate military and police style operations.