About Airsoft Core & the Writers

Finding the best airsoft shotgunHello! My name is Timothy Hackett and I’ve been in the airsoft sport for well over 25 years. I started with just a spring M9 pistol at this place called Frank n Sons, a hobbies and collectables meet, mostly looking for something cool to play with.

Fast forward 6 years and I’ve already had hundreds of airsoft games under my belt (with several AEG’s). I was hired as a marketing coordinator at one of the biggest airsoft retailers in Southern California, where I learned the ins and outs of all the brands and politics behind the building of these airsoft guns.

General Experience

I’ve participated in 1000’s of casual airsoft skirmishes at local paintball / airsoft parks, gone plinking with lifelong friends, and have many MILSIM ops under my belt as well. I’ve tech my own guns (although I’m no where near to the level of the guys like Umbrella Armory.)

I worked in the industry for about 3 years. I had to worry about my job back when California was still trying to figure out just how strict they wanted their gun control laws and whether that would expend to airsoft guns. I got to watch new airsoft brands grow and die and helped hundreds of new players into the hobby.

Now, I’m mostly looking to ensure this hobby I’ve spent so much time thinking about continues to grow and prosper. In order to do that, I want to provide honest and valuable information to both new and old players alike.

So, I’m trying to build out Airsoft Core as a reliable place to get good, honest, airsoft info. I banded with other airsoft enthusiasts to write great content on the hobby. We’ve got decades of experience with various airsoft guns and tactical gear that we’d love to share.

Whether you’re interested in playing weekend warrior, or trying to get the best gear you can, I want to help you ensure your hard earned dollars aren’t wasted on junk products (and there are a LOT of junk airsoft products out there).

If you want to get in touch, contact us here.

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