What Is Airsoft?


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Airsoft is a mock-combat sport played with guns that shoot 6 or 8 millimeter hard-plastic BBs. Players are eliminated when shot by a BB. Eye protection is typically required for safety reasons.

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There are many different styles of Airsoft games, such as capture the flag and team death matches. The guns can be spring powered, gas powered or electric powered and are imitations of real firearms. Spring-powered guns are hand cocked before each shot. Gas-powered guns use a gas, such as CO2 or propane, to fire. Automatic-electric guns also use a spring, but it's powered by a battery and a motor.

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