Airsoft guns are replica firearms that propel plastic pellets (also known as BBs) by way of spring-driven pistons, electric motors, or compressed gas. Depending on the mechanism, an airsoft gun can be operated manually or cycled by either compressed gas, an electric motor or a spring, but are ultimately fired from compressed air driving a piston. Airsoft guns are designed to be non-lethal, realistic replicas.
Airsoft guns are used in a recreational activity similar to paintball, where participants shoot round non-metallic pellets, or BBs. Objectives of each game vary and gameplay situations can include short-term skirmishes, organized scenarios, military simulations, historical reenactments and target shooting. Airsoft guns are also used in law enforcement and military style training.
Some of the most popular brands in the Airsoft Gun category are Beretta Airsoft, Classic Army Airsoft, Crosman, Echo 1 USA, HFC, ICS Airsoft, KJ Works, Magnum Research, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, SRC Airsoft, TSD Airsoft, UHC, UTG and Walther Airsoft. With one of the largest selections available anywhere Sportsman’s Depot carries all of these brands of Airsoft guns, along with many others.