Tokyo Marui is the top airsoft manufacturer in the world, closely seconded by Classic Army.¬† They are located in Tokyo, Japan, and sell mainly to Japan but also heavily to surrounding Asian areas, as well as worldwide.¬† The company is known for manufacturing high-quality AEGs (automatic electric guns), although they also produce electric, gas, and some spring pistols.¬† Beyond airsoft, Tokyo Marui is known for making radio controlled cars and tanks.¬† In fact, Tokyo Marui has combined the two hobbies, manufacturing radio controlled tanks that fire BBs.¬†
The AEGs that Tokyo Marui manufactures are primarily plastic due to Japanese law, so they are not as strong as the full metal counterparts created by competitors like Classic Army.¬† However, Tokyo Marui’s AEGs do achieve high speeds, high rates of fire, and are very endurable.¬† Tokyo Marui has several series of AEGs, which are categories of airsoft guns based off one, real firearm.¬† For example, some of the series Tokyo Marui features are the M14, MP5, and SIG series, although there are a significantly further number of series available.¬†
Tokyo Marui makes both automatic electric pistols and electric blowbacks.¬† While the EBBs fire at a slower velocity than the AEPs, they are more realistic in that their slides “blow back” when fired.¬† AEPs do not have this feature, as their internal workings take up all the room inside the device.¬† Tokyo Marui manufactures AEPs such as the H&K USP, Glock 18C, and Beretta M9.¬† Some EBBs they produce include M92F, Desert Eagle .50AE, and Combat Delta.
The gas pistols that Tokyo Marui makes are primarily blowback, and use HFC-134A as the means of propulsion, although green gas can also be used (although it usually damages the gun).¬† Some EBBs like the M92F and Desert Eagle .50AE have gas counterparts, but most of the pistols in the gas blowback section are unique to that area.¬†
Spring shotguns produced by Tokyo Marui are popular because they can fire three BBs at once.¬† Similar to shotguns are grenade launcher models, which also fire bursts of BBs.¬† Popular models for shotguns include the SPAS-12 and M3 Shorty, and for grenade launchers, include the M203 grenade launcher (which is actually attached to a rifle).
Many new AEGs have recently been announced, and there are many models that are rumored to come out, and most of them are highly anticipated.¬† Upcoming airsoft guns include not only AEGs but a variety of pistols as well.¬† ¬†¬†¬†
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