Meaning and Types of Guns Used In AIRSOFT

A gun is a complex arrangement of metal parts that is capable of discharging a lead piece at a very high speed for penetrating flesh and thin slabs of wood. It is commonly used for self dense, murder, killing, recreational shooting. For the standard uses in armies, militias etc…

Airsoft is a game in which participants eliminate opponents by hitting each other with spherical non metallic pallets using the gun. This game play varies in style and composition. Participants emulate equipments and accessories used by military and police organizations.

Airsoft AmmunitionHistory:

The origin of these guns originated in Japan. These equipments are designed closely to emulate real guns. Many law enforcement agencies in United States use these types of guns for training purpose.

Ballistics and Velocity

The pain a pellet from the gun causes is related to kinetic energy. This is directly proportional to its mass and square of velocity. It is important to know that doubling the velocity of pellet will quadruple its kinetic energy. The maximum effective range of these weapons is around 90m with a highly upgraded sniper rifles. Gas powered replicas function more like real firearms. It is generally agreed that 6.01-6.02 will provide highest velocity.


Many manufacturers and retailers make these types of guns as real guns so that it will help in alleviating safety. The minimum safety level to participate in these games is by wearing Ballistic eye wear goggles. Wearing sunglasses are not considered to be a safety precaution.

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