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Airsoft is a sport that uses fake guns to battle. Plastic balls, called BBs are shot out of the guns. For safety, players wear protective goggles and masks. There are many kinds of airsoft guns. There are ones powered by springs, electric motors and compressed gasses. Almost all are modeled after real guns.

Games can range from 20 minute deathmatch style games to full on military themed exercises lasting for 24,36 or 48 hours. one of the main goals of airsoft is to provide the most realistic simulation of combat possible without serious injury (hits can cause bruises or small cuts) the legality of airsoft differs from country to country and due to the realistic nature of the guns used or the fact that some can fire fully automatically it is completely outlawed in some counties and strictly regulated in others