Official airsoft versions of branded firearms is nothing new, but for the most part they’re licensed out to various airsoft manufacturers. Izhmash recently announced that they will be releasing an airsoft version of their AK-74M rifle that they themselves designed and manufactured. The dimensions and weight are said to be exactly the same as a real AK-74M. Will this be the new trend for gun makers around the world? With the popularity of airsoft still on the rise as well as many gun owners turning to airsoft for training purposes it would be nice to see more gun makers jump on board and make their own airsoft rifles and pistols.