Airsoft guns were guns developed in Japan in the 1980s. They were designed as replica guns where the pieces were bought separately and then had to be put together before it can fire any pellets. Airsoft guns make use of non-metallic, spherical pellets that can hurt when shot directly into the skin at close range. Today, however, airsoft guns are used more for fun and entertainment. Airsoft games can vary from simple scrimmages all the way to complex scenarios with back-stories. Sometimes people even reenact historical events. Airsoft guns are usually made with a canister of compressed air. This compressed air is what drives the pellets out of the barrel and shoots the gun. Airsoft guns that use compressed air are the most popular, but there are also guns that make use of springs, hydraulics, and even gas.
Trying to find the best airsoft gun or the best airsoft rifle for you can be a bit difficult. You need to first consider where you are going to play. Is your arena indoor or outdoor? If it is outdoor, you might consider choosing stronger ones as opposed to guns meant for indoor use. Consider also, how much weight you are able to carry. When trying to win a game, it will be very difficult if the gun you are carrying around is too heavy for you that you get tired right away. Think also of what any repairs or upgrades might cost, on top of how much you are willing to pay for the actual gun itself. Prices for airsoft guns vary and picking one that is good and within your budget is important.