Thanks for the insightful comment, m102404.
So it is as I suspected - it's not entirely illegal, but a good chunk of airsoft is in the shady grey area.
As long as it remains there I'll be happy to play along. (I'm in the field of accounting myself - that explains a lot, doesn't it?)
Well, time to stop by at Army Issue and meet Jeroon I guess.
PS. Well, like any other hobby, basically the more investment = the more you get. That was clear to begin with.
Just wanted to know why the price tag of the same product from the same company (i.e. PANTAC) differs so much.
Especially so when it's not about guns that involve a lot of loophole fiasco and luck, but protective / tactical gear.