The sport of airsoft is a fun game to play, in which you attempt to tag your opponents by striking them with airsoft BBs fired from airsoft guns. If you like paintball but hate the mess, then you'll really love airsoft. This awesome game can be played outdoors or indoors and is very customizable. Many people choose to set objectives or organize a scenario prior to the start of the game. Others recreate historical battles or use military tactics for a surprise take-out of the opposing team. Get all the airsoft equipment and airsoft accessories you need at Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Many airsoft guns are designed to look just like real firearms, while others feature bright colors for a playful, sporty appearance. Firing is achieved with a spring-powered design, an electrical design or a combination of both, and compressed gas can also be used. Spring-powered airsoft guns are single-shot devices, so you cock the firearm prior to each shot. A major advantage is that it can be fired in any situation, without needing batteries or gas for unending fun. Electric-powered airsoft guns generally are battery-powered and can feature semiautomatic or automatic action so you just keep on shooting. Gas-powered airsoft guns can also operate with semiautomatic or automatic actions for fast, rapid-fire gameplay.
Airsoft BBs are the projectiles used in games of airsoft, and are typically made of plastic, not to be confused with metal BBs for BB guns. Airsoft BBs are generally very bright colors for high visibility as you lock, load and launch. Some are biodegradable, perfect for outdoor games where picking up every shot isn't always realistic.