Friday, July 14, 2006

2 Years of Airsoft News and Counting

Well, it's been 2 years since I started with this blog about airsoft in local news across the nation. Airsoft has changed so much in the last 2 years. Rifles have gotten more powerful and reliable. There are even more airsoft rifles and pistols to choose from. Everywhere you look, there is a store or somewhere selling these airsoft guns. And one thing I noticed is the prices have really come down across the board for all models of airsoft guns: gas, electric, and spring. But the introduction of Chinese airsoft guns has made a huge difference. It looks like the LPEG (Low Powered Electric Gun) has now inserted a new stepping stone for enthusiasts before moving to the full sized AEG (Automatic or Airsoft Electric Gun) rifles. Well, I can't say it's a bad thing, the more players and enthusiasts the more popular this sport becomes.

Well, to another 2 years of airsoft and we'll see where we'll be. Maybe we'll be shooting guns that that are even more realistic. And maybe there will be many more manufacturers than the current ones. Now there are only a handful of AEG manufacturers: ICS, CA, Tokyo Marui, G&G, etc. Gas airsoft guns, only have a few as well: HFC, UHC, KJW, Tokyo Marui, KSC, KWA, etc. I think the most increase has been in the LPEG section with Both Elephant, CYMA, Well, Lorcin, and a number of others all appearing this year.

Let's reshift this from I wonder what will happen in 2 years, to I hope this is what it's going to be like in 2 years. I hope in 2 years, there will be a number of LPEG manufacturers. I hope that their quality improves to become a good lower budget alternative to AEG's. Or a better stepping stone. I hope gas guns become more dependable and many more models are released. I hope AEG's become even more dependable and reliable even when upgraded. I hope the overal quality improves. I hope with all of these airsoft guns, regardless of LPEG, AEG, or gas, electric become cheaper and more realistic.

And most importantly, I hope everyone handles these guns with responsibility. If you read through my blog you will see the negative press. I hope that everyone will continue to play airsoft and I hope that they will not abuse or misuse these sporting goods. I hope kids realize they are not supposed to bring these to school. And one thing I really hope, I hope the press would stop spinning these occurrences in a negative manner. Airsoft guns are not the first replicas on the market. BB guns have been around forever and they're at every sporting good store with NO RED TIP.

Well, thank you all for stopping by. Let's continue on and hope that my dreams and hopes come true, for everyone's sake.

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