TLDR: With airsoft you can shoot at other people (at the field), with normal metal BB’s that isn’t a good idea.
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Are you one of the many people who get confused about what the difference is between an airsoft guns vs BB guns? You aren’t the only one.
At Airsoft Core we review airsoft guns and they are certainly not the same as their counterpart. We’ve been shot by steel BB’s before… it isn’t fun nor safe.
Yes, there are similarities, but the distinctions make it pretty clear that the two are in different categories.
So what we’re going to do is provide you with answers as to what these differences are. This should clear up any confusion you might have on the subject.
Airsoft VS BB? They are two different things entirely
As you can see there are differences between airsoft vs bb guns, but the key one is how much more damage a BB gun can do over an airsoft gun. That’s why at Airsoft Core we do what we can to educate users so they understand what they are getting into.
Airsoft guns generally are much safer, but still will require the proper protective measures in competitive play as some guns, like an airsoft sniper rifle, fire can fire at 500 fps or more.
The other main distinction we want you to take away is that airsoft guns are designed for recreational and competitive play, not BB guns. This is why you can find them in so many styles and they have the orange tip to distinguish them. Plus, the airsoft bb is far less likely to injure someone if you shoot them (which is the name of the game in competitive airsoft matches).
BB guns are just too powerful for this, even on the low end. Hopefully you understand now about these two types of guns and won’t make the mistake of thinking they are the same thing.
It’s actually easy to make this mistake to because sometimes you might go on a site that uses the same terminology for BB guns as they do airsoft guns. Even in every day lingo, we sometimes say “BB” when we really are referring to the airsoft BB. Remember the distinctions and you’ll be okay.