Replica guns and gun collecting
Many airgun and airsoft enthusiasts have begun accumulating replica guns as a serious hobby. Gun collecting has grown so popular partly because the airguns being manufactured today are so beautifully made - to the point of exactly resembling genuine weapons. Some of these imitators do not even fire real BBs; they fire blanks. This makes the only point of these replica guns aesthetic. Gun collecting is also considered an investment by many.
Replica guns are used in war games, in glass display cases, and in target practice. They are also used on movie sets to create realistic firearms. Gun collecting is not just for hobbyists and hunting enthusiasts anymore. Many different groups are getting in on the game. The American culture is one that favors the proliferation of weapons and that is seen in the aggregation of imitation firearms.
Today you can buy replica guns for almost any real rifle or pistol on the market. Most of the men and women who enjoy team war games favor airsoft firearms that look like genuine machine guns or military rifles. The most popular versions mimic Uzis and similar rapid-fire weapons. They are usually electric (battery powered). These airguns have made gun collecting what it is today.
Should you buy replica guns that shoot blanks or ones that shoot real BBs or plastic pellets (airsoft guns)? The choice is yours. Gun collecting can be either a sedentary hobby or an active one.