Airsoft guns are action packed guns that are used for entertainment purpose. They are replica weapons often used in airsoft sports. micro draco for sale It is a special type of very low power air gun to shoot non-metallic projectiles.
The promotion of airsoft guns is basically for sports, but they can cause potential threat if handled without caution.
How the use of airsoft ammunition all began?
Airsoft ammunition as airsoft guns was first developed by Japanese to revive the age-old paintball sport which was unrealistic and the associated equipment was very costly.
There are of basically three types viz.
These have a wide range of uses from paintball game, target practice, firearms training to shooting of some action films.
In what ways airsoft firearms proved useful?
These have however reduced the two important concerns –
Airsoft ‘Realistic Imitations Firearms’ are manufactured to closely resemble their real counterparts, both in size and weight.
Due to the forces required to fire a 1 foot diameter paintball, bruising is a common side effect. Airsoft BBs are light in weight and therefore the force required to fire them is considerably less. Hence, the bruising effects are negligible.
What are the safety concerns while using these guns?
Apart from being sports element, airsoft guns can inflict harm upon us also.
According to a survey of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2005, approximately 19, 675 non-powder gun injuries were treated in United states emergency rooms of which 71% individuals were under 20s.
These guns fire their BBs at a speed more than 1000 metre per hour which sometimes causes serious eye injury. The study by CDC in 2005 also reflected a significant rise in eye injuries due to mishandling of these guns.
Not to forget that the ownership of these guns have sometimes proved very fatal. There are numerous cases in recent past, where police have shot down youths carrying imitation guns looking alike realistic guns.
Worldwide rules and regulations for possessing airsoft arms
Asian countries like Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore completely bans the use of these arms and accessories. Similarly, most of the African countries have embarked certain rules and restrictions in possessing Realistic Imitation Firearms (RIF). American country like Canada completely prohibits the import, export or use of “replica” airsoft guns. In UK, the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 imposed even stricter rules in possession of imitation guns.
US Federal Import Laws states that all these guns imported or exported from the country should have barrels with 6mm wide blaze orange tip so as to distinguish it with real firearms. Californian laws treat individuals using a replica gun to commit crime as though they had used an actual firearm.
From a legal point of view, if you are purchasing an airsoft gun you should first look into the local and state laws governing its ownership and use. Although local dealers of gun can guide you with all necessary information, but it is rather important and safe for the consumer to always cross check with their local municipal corporation or police station.