When did the craze for air soft guns began?
During the Second World War, the world witness the proliferation of weapons from the smallest firearm even to the most destructive mankind has ever seen. With all these images strewn in practically all media available in that period, itâ€™s not hard to imagine why some boys had dreamed of owning one of these â€œtoysâ€. Private individuals in Japan can no longer own firearms during the war so they turn to air soft for their protection. It started out as a fad and slowly spread to neighboring countries until it reached the shores of Western countries like North American and Europe. Thus, the birth of what is now known as World War 2 or WW2 Airsoft guns.
One of the reasons why WW2 Airsoft Guns have become increasingly popular can be attributed to the feeling of owning a replica of vintage weapons: looks exactly like the real thing, fires shots, but is not deadly.
The air soft gun canâ€™t resemble the real thing in every way possible. Though WW2 air soft guns are permitted in some countries, they still have to adhere to certain restrictions like the color features. In the United States, some states insist that WW2 Air soft guns should not replicate the exact colors of the original, in fact laws insist that there should be a contrast in hue so that it wonâ€™t be confused for the real thing.
A variety of models of WW2 Airsoft guns have found their way into the airsoft gun market. Gun companies produce their air soft guns to look like the original ones but they are careful not to cross the limit so that people can distinguish the real thing from the replica. It is not worth the hassle to own an exact likeness of the gun and have to explain to the authorities that the weapon is not real and is only for recreational purposes. That doesnâ€™t look like a safe hobby.
So itâ€™s been a while since the last shell or bullet have been fired in the Second World War, but the effect is still in the psyche of everyone. By looking at the inventory and the types of guns being sold online, it seems that itâ€™s popularity will never wane.