The weapons we used were the property of Uncle Sam but they were proper M9s.
But seriously, they have little, if anything, in common. In Canada, if anything even looks remotely like the big scary babykilling AK, it's banned.
Do airguns count?
I am english therefore no gun. although I would like to learn to shoot, pistols not rifles. Should start looking into that actually.
They are gas powered and give a decent kick on the right power of gas. I'd say about the same as a .22 cal or so. A decent one will set you back about 80 pounds or so. They're good to learn firearm safety and such on because they operate exactly like a real one, blowback, safety, 2-stage trigger, takedown etc. And they just shoot little white pellets.
Why would you want it to have a kick? Airguns are just airguns. Going to the extent of wanting them to have a realistic kick is just sad in my opinion.
Mild point loss for wearing all that protective clothing, though. When my friends and I would go out, we just had goggles, a thin t-shirt, pajama pants, and shoes. You were punished appropriately if you were shot, and as a bonus, there was no question about whether someone was hit or not. It was like if the Jackass guys went into the war re-enactment business.Okay manly man. Next time you get to shoot your friends with your real gun for fun you let me know. Having a good airsoft battle is a lot more fun than shooting at still targets. Any idiot can do that and it's not very engaging apart from actually learning it. It takes real mental agility to "survive" for a meaningful amount of time in a fake close range gunfight. That's why law enforcement uses it extensively, and the military also. Try it before you bash it.