Thanks to our newest supporter Airsplat, one of largest airsoft retailers in the United States we are able to help shed some light on the subject of airsoft and why it is so appealing to so many different walks of life.
Definition of Airsoft: The hobby of collecting realistic, non-lethal, shooting replicas of actual firearms either for display or for the purposes of skirmishing in friendly competition. For more airsoft terminology and definitions please visit our Airsoft Definitions Page.
Airsoft History: The sport of Airsoft started in Japan during the early 1980s. It was illegal to own firearms in Japan but there was a significant interest in them, so a company started producing spring-powered replicas of firearms that fired 6mm, plastic BBs. During the latter part of the 1980s the sport migrated to neighboring countries such as Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Airsoft started appearing in North America and Europe during the middle of the 1990′s.
Airsoft Replica Safety & Precautions: Airsoft Guns are by nature safe and not-lethal. However, there are many precautions that should be followed. Please refer to our Safety Manual.
Airsoft Replicas: This is essentially what attracts players into the sport. Airsoft guns are 1:1 scale replicas of actual firearms that fire 6mm, round, plastic pellets commonly called as “BB’s” which are propelled out of the guns by compressed air. In most cases, Airsoft guns mimic the looks and functionality of it’s real-steel counterpart. By that, meaning Airsoft guns look, feel, weigh, and functions similar to the actual firearm. Often, the only way you can tell apart a “real steel” firearm and an airsoft gun is the blazing orange tip and when you pull that trigger .
The Appeal: Airsoft gives people the ability to own a shooting version of their dream gun. Due to the law and the cost, people cannot always own their dream gun, and Airsoft provides you with a realistic replica, and on top of that allows you to be able to shoot that replica (albeit: non-lethal).
Often, people would watch movies and TV and say, “Wow, that gun is awesome, I’d like to get me one of those”. Actually, what you may be seeing in those movies and TV shows, ARE, in fact, Airsoft guns. Due to their relatively cheap price tags and precise realism, movie studios often employ Airsoft guns for it’s production work. They simply digitally alter the images to incorporate the muzzle flash, sound and effects to mimic the real firearms.
Generally speaking, most of the more popular real-steel firearms has an Airsoft gun counterpart. The MP5 series, to include MP5A4, MP5 SD5, MP5 PDW. The venerable G3 Battle Rifle series. Colt M16s. Steyr AUGs. SIG 550s. FAMAS. AK-47s. Machine Guns like the M60. Sub-machine guns such as the IMI Uzis and Ingrams. Pistols such as the famed Berettas, Colts, SIGs, and Glocks. Shotguns such as the Benelli M2 and Remington 870. Sniping rifles such as the PSG-1, M40A1, Blaser 93R. Even the “Hollywood” guns like the RoboCop auto-pistol and the M134 Vulcan (6-barrel gatling gun) made famous by the Predator and Terminator movies. The list of Airsoft guns is quite sizeable, and growing with each passing month.
The ability to own and play with these “dream guns” are in and of itself appealing enough to enthusiasts. The added advantage of being able to take these guns out to a local playing field and “shooting” your best friends with it in friendly competition is a hands down selling point.
Another appeal with Airsoft is the ability to “role-play” with them. There are countless clubs, teams and organizations devoted to the sport of “waging war” with airsoft guns. Known throughout the world as Skirmishing. In essence, role-playing allows people to fulfill their fantasies, which (due to physical disabilities or circumstances) they never got the chance to. These people may be bankers, insurance brokers, secretaries, students, computer programmers by profession, but for 1 day a week they can be Green Berets, Assassins, SWAT members, Navy SEALs, whatever. Their mind is the only limit. This role-playing ability is enhanced by the fact that Airsoft guns are extremely realistic. After all, it’s rather difficult to play the part of a Navy SEAL when you’re holding a neon, orange-yellow-colored, Super-Soaker squirt gun.
For more information regarding the types of airsoft replicas, safety, handling and maintenance, you can visit Airsoft University.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the airsoft community. We have the chance to make history for our community, not just here in Florida, but nationwide.
This is not production company. This is not a retailer or privately owned field. This is going to be your field, your home, your safe place to play airsoft. Our community plays as a team and the only, I repeat the only way we can raise the funds for this project is if we all work together. Retailers, fields, teams and the like.
Rise up and show the unity of this community. With the help of the entire, and I mean entire airsoft community throughout the world, this dream WILL become a reality and you will all have a safe place to play and call your home
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It is with great sadness that I even have to type this out. Yesterday our nation lost a great American Hero, Father, Husband and Warrior. USN SEAL Chief PO Chris Kyle was murdered during a Fundraising Event at a local Texas Lodge.
Chief Chris Kyle (USN, honorably discharged in 2009) is one of the top snipers in the history of the American armed forces. From 1999 to 2009, he recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Iraqi insurgents feared Chief Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. His extensive combat experience includes sniping, close-quarters battle, reconnaissance, long-range desert patrols, personal security and the training for foreign allies. In addition to working and training with the elite Navy SEALs, Chief Kyle has also served with units from the Army, Marine Corps and other government agencies.
Mr. Kyle was also a supporter of our organization and we here are the SFAA send our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Chris Kyle and tonight I raise my glass in your honor. Gone but NEVER Forgotten.
This is the year. This is the year that they South Florida Airsoft Association, and the Airsoft Community make history and build the first every County Sanctioned Airsoft Field within a county park. Let’s ensure the safety and the future of our community.
Thank you to our sponsor Command Airsoft Technologies for donation this incredible rifle that we will give away as a part of a thank you to help spread the word about our goals!
For more information please visit our facebook page. Thank you for your support!
Over the past year or so, Revision has become more involved in the Airsoft community by providing gear for giveaways as well as by sponsoring and attending a couple of the larger Airsoft events that have been put on by John Lu and Operation Lion Claws. They are now looking to build on that momentum and get even more involved in the Airsoft community.
Recently, Revision Military has contacted us here and is offering a nice little discount to players in the community. I mean hell, can’t go wrong with saving a few dollars on – eye protection. And that is something you should never skimp on. Ever. Take a look, click on the photo and if you see something you like. Enter promo code MILSIM and save yourself some money and your eyes!
In short. Life has taken over for a while. Being a dad and a worker it takes a lot to focus on it all. But alas, a lot is going on behind the scenes to make things happen. Lot’s of posts to follow. Thanks for staying around!
- The Pres
Not too long ago we received a donation on behalf of former Navy SEAL Sniper Chief Chris Kyle and Craft International. We were fortunate enough to receive a signed copy of American Sniper. This truly is something special when you think about it. Our cause though not as notable as those that these men have organizations for, but Mr. Kyle sees the importance of our cause and is willing to help.
And it is with great pleasure I announce our newest raffle item. Proceeds go towards our fence fund and we thank Mr. Kyle and everyone for your support! Drawing will be held on November 18th 2012. Will make a great gift in time for the holidays as well.
Now is your chance to help spread the word while you are out and about! Our newest design will surely let people know to donate now and even stir up a conversation! Just go to our Donations and Gifts page and click the link above the picture. $15.00 includes shipping and be sure to include your size! Thank you in advance for your support and contribution!
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Our facebook page is running a good ole fashioned like contest. Just swing on over to our facebook page and like it and do not forget to share it. When we reach 1,900 likes we are going to give away a couple of items. One of those items is a Princeton Tec EOS Headlamp. Simple as that.
Here we go again! Thanks to our great contributors KWA USA, Princeton Tec and Revision Military we are able to provide the community with this awesome raffle! What we have here is a three tier raffle going on. Not only do you now have the chance to win one of the three prizes below, but you could even win all three! All proceeds will be going towards the development of our county sanctioned airsoft field. Take a look, click the donation button and help us reach our goal so we can provide a safer community for everyone! Thank you for your support and good luck! The drawing will be held on Sunday May 13th 2012.
We would like to congratulate Sean Gallagher of Hollywood FL. You are the winner in the Win A Cam Raffle. Thank you to everyone that donated to the SFAA to help us raise funds for our County Sanctioned Field. We will be holding more raffles in the future so stay tuned for more great prizes!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and give a brief explanation of what it is we are doing and why. No special effects or credits. Just me, my phone and a sincere Thank You for all the support we have received over the past two years.
It seems that word is continually getting out about what we are doing here at the SFAA. A chance to really help solidify the reputation of airsoft and let the general public know it’s not as bad as they think. Well, up in Georgia a local shop called Command Airsoft Technologies sees this as a good thing and have been kind enough to donate an ICS SIG 551, which we shall raffle off soon to help raise money for the field. Check out their shop, they are the largest distributor of ICS Replicas here in the states. Great staff and great selection for you MilSim players. Check em out and check out their facebook page too!
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This week weve got the ACA and info on South Florida Airsoft Association and the work their doing for airsoft down south.
As promised heres the SF-AA.org Donate link here
You just read that correctly. Coming this May 2012, Miami Airsoft is going to be opening their indoor arena. Its big and we can assure that its going to have a hell of a layout. The staff at Miami Airsoft is a great crew and we highly recommend check out the store out if you have not yet. Stay tuned for more news and information regarding this incredible feat for Miami! Miami Airsoft the store is located at 7858 NW 178th Street Miami, Florida 33015
On behalf of the South Florida Airsoft Community I would like to thank the great staff over at Princeton Tec for the recent donation to the South Florida Airsoft Association. They have been kind enough to donate more than a couple of lights for us to raffle off in the hopes to raise money for our field. This is just a fine example of how the gap between our communities is getting smaller and smaller. I will continue to help bridge that gap as well.
So stay tuned and get ready for some really great raffle prizes. I can assure you there will be more than just some really impressive tactical and helmet lights!
To be honest, there is not much that can be said here. It’s a humbling event I’m sure and I only hope that this organization can reach a level such as this. I also look forward to experiencing of these events. Thank you Mr. Lu for the inspiration.
We all love accessories for our gear. Especially when its free! Princeton Tec is holding a contest for everyone with a helmet for airsoft, or shooting or whatever. Check out the rules on the image below, then click on the image to be sure to like their facebook page. Good luck!
We have been fortunate enough to been donated a Tachyon Ops Gun cam with some optional accessories thanks to the great people at Tachyon XC. Now you have a chance to win them. All you need to do is click on the donate link to the right or the image below and make the minimum donation. Drawing will be held on April 13th, 2012 and the winner will be announced on our website. Thanks for your support and good luck!
Normally, I do not enter contests. But from this point Ive decided that I will enter as many as I can and in return if I win, I will raffle off the winnings plus other goodies to someone in the community. I stand behind this community and want to watch it grow. Only for the better. I do this, the organization and the work for the field for the passion and love of this hobby and for no other reason than that.
I love the brotherhood, the fun times and the mayhem that coincides with our beloved sport. So with that said, if you would all be so kind to vote for my rifle provided by the link right here: http://bit.ly/xikrTs If we win, you can win the pistol shown above, some patches, a shirt or two and even some tactical gear! So thank you in advance and lets get our vote on!
Photo and contest courtesy of Airsoft Megastore. Pistol courtesy of KWA USA
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