WWII Guns Beginner's Guide to recreating soldiers & battles of World War II

Guide Chapterts: 1. Basics2. Impression3.Weapons4.Recruiting5.Organizing6. Events

3. Weapon Training Session

There are three major types of WWII weapon replicas that we provide to the market. Airsoft guns, Cap firing model guns and non-firing model guns. For simplicity each type is explained separately.

Airsoft Guns


Models listed in our selection as "Airsoft Guns" are high-end 1:1 scale (same size as real counterpart) replicas of World War II era infantry weapon and their purpose of use is paintball-type combat games, recreational shooting and display. It is important to note that our airsoft guns are strictly Made in Japan high-precision models that are completely on their own level in terms of details, quality and performance. Airsoft guns have been designed so that even while they retain identical exterior to their real counterparts they can shoot 6mm or 8mm plastic BBs with stunning accuracy and rate of fire.The BBs are projected either with air or gas pressure and sting somewhat upon hitting an human target. Only eye protection is needed for gaming purpose.


Most simple and lowest priced airsoft guns are single-shot or bolt-action type that rely on spring powered air pressure to fire the BB to the target. After each shot the weapon is manually cocked to fire the next round.

Gas operated airsoft guns rely on common HFC134a freon free gas that is used in dusters and other common household goods. The gas is stored either in ammunition magazine-housed tank or internal tank and one charge is good for 2-3 full magazines worth of BBs or more in case of internal tank.


Airsoft guns have typically effective combat range of 30-60 meters and with upgrading the BB velocity can be increased. Accuracy varies by the model, but is always sufficient for hitting human sized targets and in best cases sufficient for air gun accuracy competition shooting. Rate of fire is about 600-800 rounds per minute with full automatic airsoft guns.

Required items to use airsoft gun:

  • Airsoft Gun
  • Power source (gas, nitroair tank/battery)
  • Ammo (6mm or 8mm BBs)
  • Eye protection

Cap firing and non-firing model guns


Model guns are even more realistic in appearance than airsoft guns. Materials used are often more genuine (wood and metal instead of plastic) and internals are very real like unlike in airsoft guns that need substantially different mechanism to fire the BBs. Therefore the prices are sometimes higher than airsoft gun models.


Model guns come in two flavors, cap firing and non-firing. Cap firing model guns utilize brass-made Plug Fire Cartridges (PFC) that have internal firing pin mechanism to ignite 5mm or 7mm caps to create movie-like firing effect. The firing effect consist of firing sound, smoke, muzzle flash (in certain models) and automatic ejection of used cartridge (unless the gun is bolt-action). The firing effect is very impressive and real-like in indoors with hand guns and submachine guns.


The firing effect of cap firing model guns is very impressive and real-like in indoors with hand guns and submachine guns. Our customers have been very impressed by the model gun (both cap firing and non-firing) details, functionality, real-gun like features and appearance. Many of the model guns are used in war museum displays, movie productions and in private weapon collections.

Required items to use model gun:

  • Model gun
  • Plug Fire Cartridges (PFC)*
  • Caps*
* = Not required for non-firing models
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