Japanese Airsoft Guns

Japanese Airsoft Guns

Post by Ville Salmens » Mon, 02 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Hi!

A bunch of friends and I are interested in the Japanese version of Pain
Ball. Here in Finland the guns (pistols at least) and pellets (especially)
seem to be dirt cheap compared to paintball stuff and yes, the authentic
look of the guns is appealing. However, I am still a bit skeptical about
their accuracy and such, as I am a bit disappointed about the accuracy of my
F2 Illustrator. (I don't know if it's the wind or something. This has led to
excessive hosing, but enough excuses..). I wouldn't like to spend too much
money for 2nd class.

If you have played with these Airsoft BB guns, could you please tell me
about your experiences? How accurate do they feel and what ranges can you
expect (better yet, is there exact info available?), how much a pellet hurts
(in relation to a paintball)? Do the properties of the guns vary much with
different types and models (air, gas, electric, pistol, smg, sniper)?

Any and all info greatly appreciated!

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Japanese Airsoft Guns

Post by Thomas Ab » Thu, 05 Oct 1995 04:00:00

I have been playing with Airsoft guns for about five years, and I can
tell you that they do not hurt anywhere near as much as a paintball hit.
In terms of range and accuracy, they can be made (modified) to exceed
anything possible from any paintball gun. In Japan, the typical "sniper"
rifle is usually capable of hitting a person out to a range of 80 to 90
yards (well, maybe 7 out of 10 times). Here in Hawaii, most of the guns
are capable of reliable eliminations out to about 30 yards, but I have
put together (literally) some rifles that will throw pellets out to
about 100 yards (of course the pellets do tend to spread out in the
wind). If you can convince your friends to purchase their own guns, I
suggest that you get together and have a game. It's a great way to learn
the basics of the sport, it's cheap and less painful too. I belong to a
club called Air Soft Hawaii that has been around for about 10 years. We
have games every week or two and sometimes put together tournaments.
It's all in fun, and a great way to make friends. If you want to know
more, write back to me. There is so much more to tell!

Good luck with the toys!