Unlike paintball, it’s not always possible to tell who the victor (or biggest loser) is in a game of Airsoft. Airsoft is a game of honour, in that Airsoft pellets do not leave visible marks on the targets.
It is up the ethical duty of the player to declare that he has been shot, regardless of whether anyone else saw the shot. The ethical nature of the sport is what separates the sport from other target combat sports.
Types Of Gameplay To Expect
Gameplay typically varies and types of games range from casual skirmishes to organised and well-planned combat scenarios, military simulations to re-enactments of actual historical combats.
Military simulations are perhaps the most popular of all the forms of play, and the use of actual military tactics are employed in order to achieve certain pre-determined objectives. Games take place outdoors as well as indoors.
Limitations of the Game
Airsoft has not quite broken successfully into the sports betting NZ market. This is most probably due to the ethics principle. Players are dead set on preserving the ethical side of the game, being a game of absolute honesty and honour.
This would pose definite challenges when it comes to sports betting. Numerous opportunities would exist for the plagues of the industry, such as match fixing and general dishonesty, especially since there is no real governing control in a game of Airsoft. Each player’s word stands. Sportsbetting could potentially change the way in which a game of Airsoft is conducted.
This does not necessarily have to be a negative factor. It may cause a dimension of the game to evolve and for new avenues to be explored.
Toys Of The Trade
Airsoft weapons are powered by gas and batteries. Guns are closely monitored so as to not exceed the safety limit as far as power output is concerned. Gaming sites are manned by regulatory professionals who keep a close eye on all activities in order to ensure safety at all times.
Airsoft guns originated in Japan during the 80’s. Airsoft guns are designed to closely resemble real guns; adding to the experience of emulating a real combat situation. Guns typically use Airsoft pellets, unable to cause any real harm.
Airsoft guns serve a dual purpose in that they are often used by the military for action training drills.
Authorities advise that an Airsoft gun be treated as one would a real firearm, especially since Airsoft guns can easily be mistaken for real firearms. The resemblance to real firearms is so real, that some States in the United States prohibit the public use of Airsoft guns, limiting the scope of their use to privately owned properties.
Airsoft guns are classified according to the operating system behind their firing power, be it battery operated or gas powered.
Guns are manufactured using standard designs, but owners are known to modify their guns.
The guns manufactured specifically for military training, differs from those available to civilians. These firearms are made to resemble real firearms, right down to the actual weight specifications of the real firearm. The ammunition (plastic pellets) is very cost-effective, making Airsoft guns ideal for copious practise rounds.