Now not every gun enthusiast wants to go hunting. Maybe they just like the look and feel of a particular pistol or rifle. Airsoft guns are ideal for this type of gun fan. Airsoft ammunition is also non-lethal.
Instead of a lead pellet, a standard airsoft gun fires a 6mm plastic pellet that weighs between 0.12g and 0.20g. The heavier weights provide added accuracy.
Do bear in mind that even though these pellets are plastic they can and do hurt when they hit you so never fire an airsoft gun at anybody unless they're wearing suitable protective clothing. The level of pain is on a par with being hit by a paintball.
There are many different types of airsoft guns available. There are spring-powered, gas-powered, gas blowback, and also finally the electronic type of airsoft gun – also referred to as AEGs. Many of the popular modern weapons are available in airsoft models.
For example, you can buy a Glock, Desert Eagle, Uzi, AK47, or CAR 15 gun for less money than you probably ever imagined. You can even go as far as buying an airsoft minigun – if you have that kind of money.
Airsoft guns provide a novel and interesting hobby for people from all walks of life and for all budgets. You don't need to spend a fortune getting started and believe me these guys really are great conversation pieces.