A man in combat gear, gun in hand, walks slowly through the woods. He watches his every step and very carefully avoids stepping on any branches or dry leaves; they might give away his location. It’s very hot under his helmet and armor and his gun feels heavier by the minute. He becomes briefly startled by the sound of shots fired in the distance, but manages to spot an enemy on the run once he regains his composure. He slips his finger on the trigger and points the orange barrel of his replica towards his fleeing foe. Shots are fire and, as it is typical in a game of airsoft, his foe throws his hands in the air to signal that he has been killed.
Airsoft players test their weapons before a match in Guatemala. Photo: José A. Hernández Moll/Comvite