The History of Airsoft Guns

It has come to our attention that although airsoft is increasing in popularity, there are still many people that are unaware of its history.

Here are a few facts for these people:

  • In the early 1980s the first airsoft guns were sold in Japan
  • The name “Soft-Air” referred to the green gas which is used as a propellant
  • Airsoft guns were designed for target shooting and also the pellets could hit humans without causing injuries making them great for casual war-games
  • This type of gun first made an appearance in the UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s
  • The guns used to be sold in separate pieces which require assembling before usage
  • Airsoft equipment was first designed to look like real guns

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