This October.... AirsoftXtreme Issue # 11 Presents: "Into the Alpha Zone"
After almost 20-years since the non-blowback pistols came into the scene, people are starting to recognize and gravitate towards a more disciplined form of shooting--IPSC, which was formulated by some of the world's best shooters.
Airsoft has come a long way in the more than a quarter of a century of its existence. The evolution of what was the gas-gun-tethered-to-a-tank to the GBB-Rifles of today are just one of the indications of where the hobby is going.
As new technologies arise, people will find new ways to play and dress up.
Lately, firearms shooters and airsofters have been drawn to practical shooting both as a form of practice for live-fire matches and as an alternative form of airsoft. You may recall that AX started an issue called the "Alternative Airsoft" (AX7)which got a lot of non-airsofters interested in pistols and target shooting rather than the usual skirmish games.
Along with the popularity of practical shooting and GBB-pistols and rifles, the dress code follows suit. The non-tactical nature of practical shooting forbids any variant of the military battle dress, camouflage or anything which remotely resembles a military uniform. Since the guns are sporty in style, the outfits must also play along the same tune.
In this issue, we tackle the subject of "proper decorum". We sat down with Airsoft Surgeon, Clarence Lai and featured an airsoft shooting range, military museum from beijing, ww2 filipino reenactors, the Speedball Jersey from Tactics, new range apparel from Tactical Options and a whole lot more.
With the existing regulations for airsoft, it may not be long before the hobby is totally endangered. We at AX believe this will be the start of the "professionalization" of airsoft. Hopefully, we will see an end to reckless wannabees and those who give the hobby a bad name.
Publisher Airsoftxtreme International magazine / Airsoft buyers Guide