Airsoft was originated from the country of Japan. Airsoft guns became a subsitute for real guns since most people living in japan were not allowed to own a real gun. This is because the laws in Japan are so strict as far as small-arm go, that it is nearly impossible for anyone there to ever hold a real gun (especially a pistol).

So to try and give the people of Japan a sense of at least being able to hold something that looked and felt like a real gun, airsoft rifles were created. The airsoft guns were produced as exact replicas of real guns, and were made as automatic electric airsoft guns, green gas airsoft rifles , and airsoft pistols.

It was perfectly legal to carry one of these airsoft rifles or pistol because they only fired non-lethal BB's. Because these airsoft rifles and pistol were not able to fire real rounds or metal pellets, they where to an extent very safe.

Briefly after airsoft rifles came about in Japan, the real sport of airsoft started, which quickly became very popular in other countries, such as Great Britain, Europe, and then the United States, among other places.

People of all ages has started to catch on the growing trend of the extreme sport of Airsoft, range from male and females to childrens and adults. There are many various types of airsoft games played, such as tactical military scenarios, free for all, group battles, and much more. There are way more games you can play during a Airsoft battle, the sky is the limit!

Besides, airsoft guns, particularly the airsoft sniper rifles, are used for real military and police training purposes. Some of the general airsoft rifles used for these intentions are the 9mm airsoft pistols, the airsoft M4 rifle, airsoft sniper rifles, and even the AK47 airsoft gun.
Airsoft games uses a very diverse tactical gears. Some of the standard items and accessories used in airsoft are: cammo face paint, protective airsoft vests, airsoft face masks, tactical throat mics, and more. Remember the sky is the limit and this also refers to the accessories that comes with the sport.

Lastly, one of the better things about airsoft, is that it is such an casual sport to get into. Also, the cost involved is more often than not much less than similar sports, such as paintball, for example. It's not hard to find a good airsoft sniper rifle for a very cheap price or reasonable price. The guns and ammunition used for airsoft generally costs much less than paintball guns and ammo.