Airsoft guns have moved out of the kids’ toys genre to the elitist stratum of the hobbyist and the collector. With the introduction of newer features, designs, modifications and replica modeling, these guns have become hugely popular. Numerous guns, both modern and old, particularly those of the World War period, today have their replicas in the form of Airsoft guns.
Based on the origin of electricity, Airsoft guns can be broken up into three categories: spring powered, electric powered, and gas-powered. Spring powered Airsoft guns use potential energy stored in the spring, to launch an Airsoft pellet. In gasoline-powered Airsoft guns, the gasoline provides the propulsion power. In electric powered guns, as its name suggests, a rechargeable battery is used to push the electric engine.
The elements of Airsoft guns include the barrel, battery (typically NiCad rechargeable batteries), a gearbox that transfers the drive to air piston assembly, electrical motor, spring, air nozzle and valves. These are modeled in fantastic detail. The finished products, the replicas of the real guns, are extremely economical and relatively harmless.
Before, when being manufactured in the US, the guns were rather expensive, but after the diffusion of this technology to Asia’s large scale and majority businesses, the costs have come down greatly. Also, in recent decades, plastic studies have yielded new plastic versions that are both cheap and sturdy. This helped to enhance the sales considerably.
Given the great prevalence of Airsoft guns, not just in the US but also all over the planet, wholesalers abound on the market. Wholesalers have a massive customer base. These customers aren’t the end users but are further distributors. Wholesalers don’t entertain little orders. The minimal order that they take is for $200.
Wholesalers essentially service the states in which they are based. China is a leading producer of Airsoft guns, and the majority of the guns made are exported into the US and Europe. Importers in the US often behave as wholesalers and offer these guns to retailers like discount stores, hobby stores, and online shops. Wholesalers also conduct their business on the world wide web, where they can be approached easily. There are many Web sites that list manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers of Airsoft guns.