Designed to be non-lethal but otherwise realistic replicas, airsoft guns fire plastic pellets, paper balls, and/or eraser chunks
by way of compressed gas or electric and/or spring-driven pistons. Depending on the mechanism driving the pellet, an airsoft gun
can be operated manually or cycled by means of either compressed air or in some cases other gases such as CO2. Much slower than rim
fire weapons or weapons that use gunpowder as an accelerant, pellets fired from airsoft gun travel at subsonic speeds. Due to the
slow firing speeds and plastic composition of the bullets, Airsoft guns –despite always requiring adult supervision- are regulated
as toys by law.
Due to their realistic look and feel and relative safety, Airsoft guns are perfect for youngsters or teens that are just learning
to handle, shoot and care for weapons as they represent some of the safest guns on the market. Injuries are possible with any
weapon that shoots a projectile, but the risk of serious life threatening injury is greatly reduced by design. An Airsoft gun serves
as a highly valuable learning tool while providing the student with a high quality, accurate representation of a real gun.