List compiled from DCP Airsoft, Airsplat,


There is a great divide between airsoft companies. The majority of quality manufacturers can be found on the internet, but have little or no street presence, except at specialty shops. However, small street Airsoft stores can be found in many areas. Airsoft guns are also prevalent at swap meets, which usually carry Chinese-made non-branded airsoft guns. It is important to note that while the factories listed below manufacture the guns, consumers will have very little success in regards to support after the sale if they purchase items in a factory box. In the United States, Companies like Crossman, Cybergun, Daisy, and Palco Sports are considered manufacturers even though the product is actually made at one of the many factories listed below. Like most companies that have products made abroad, the actual factory is relevant only for their reputation of quality, while the “manufacturer” is considered by the consumer to be the company that brings the product to market. For example: Nike has most of it’s products made outside of the USA, yet they do not own the factories. These factory names are irrelevant to the consumer. In the same case, Airsoft companies like the aforementioned pay the factories to produce products for them to their specifications. Because Airsoft was introduced as an import product first, the factories themselves gained reputations for quality. The advent of ‘rebranding’ in most cases allows the consumer a resource for service after the sale.


These companies purchase product directly from the factories for distribution to retailers. In the United States, the better companies will repackage the products with English instructions and may include warranty cards. Generally, the larger the company, the more leverage they have with the factory, which leads to better quality control and distribution. These distributors are classified as manufacturers even though they contract outside manufacturers:

1st TargetManufacturer(0.12g,0.18g,0.20g,0.23g,0.25g,0.28g,0.30g,0.33g Non Bio - 0.20g,0.23g,0.25g,0.28g,0.30g) available in rough finish ( suitable for not double stacking mags ) and smooth finish High quality 6 mm BBs.
6MMZManufacturer(.20g BB Pellets) High quality Black BB Pellets

Known for their initial release of the M249 Platforms, A&K has made their way into the Airsoft world by manufacturing hard hitting, accurate and sturdy metal construction airsoft guns similar to other high end Airsoft gun makers such as Classic Army & ICS but with fraction of the cost. They have now released M4 and SPR airsoft rifles. One of their latest release is the MAGPUL ACR Masada officially licensed by MAGPUL with authentic trademarks on the receiver.

Also known as Airsoft Gun Manufacturer first introduced the electric MP40 to the Airsoft community and is slowly becoming one of the Airsoft household names among new and experienced Airsoft players. AGM line of Airsoft guns are mostly equipped with metal receivers and include battery and charger for pain free out of the box operation.

AIM Sports inc. was established in 2007. They produced and manufactured scopes and accessories for the hunting/shooting as well as Airsoft applications.
AE (Airsoft Elite)DistributorA well established Airsoft company located in California and is also one of the first importer of Airsoft guns into the United States. Airsoft Elite has their own branded Airsoft guns and also carry high end Airsoft guns and equipment from manufacturers such as VFC, WE-Tech, G&G etc. AE is also one of the well most known manufacturers of Airsoft BBs. And is known for their extreme precision airsoft BBs in 0.2g and 0.25g, both in biodegradable and regular BBs.
Airsoft Zone CorporationDistributor

An American-based DIRECT importer and distributor of a wide barrage of airsoft weapons and accessories.
Airsplat is one of the premier airsoft resellers/retailers but they also make excellent custom guns, AEGs and precision BBs.
Aliz.frDistributorA French company offers selection of GBB and AEG ; importing and selling replicas - producted by WE(wei e tech) and AIM Top France

Little known manufacturer only known for product is a full stock AEG version of the AK-47 and an L85A1 AEG. Also they are a Manufacturer than can be found more in Europe Airsoft Dealers as not many to the USA
AZR Machine & Tool Co.ManufacturerCustomized builders of airsoft accessories , replica wood rifle stocks for the (AKM,M14,M1A), Co2 mechbox upgrade for AEGs and conversion kits. This company based in Manila that offers a wide range of customized services for there clients that wish to have there own designs to there replica rifles.Philippines
Biotech BBBManufacturer(0.20 0.25 Biodegradable Bionelle) - Very good Bio pellet previously supplied through Arte Corporation
Both Elephant (BE) Manufacturer

Not a very good company, weak guns don't manage in hard use and break easily. Manufactures copies of the MP7, G3SG1, G36K, and the SL8 sniper rifle. Most of their AEGs are offered with either a plastic or metal gearbox, the latter being more reliable. However, even the metal gearbox versions are inferior in quality to similar models produced by Jing Gong (JG). They are often light weight and lack the same quality of finish and trademarks. Currently their plastic gearbox and metal gearbox variants have dropped drastically in price because of their quality, but they have still been making some of the stringest LPEGs and they were leading some of the strongest MGB Guns until JG came back in the production

BOYI or DBoys are based out of China. Most of these Airsoft guns have metal bodies and also include battery and charger for convenience. Some of them are upgradeable internally and externally should the Airsoft player see the need to. BOYI or D Boys makes a middle range line of AEG airsoft rifles. Some of which are the most well known are the M4, SPR, and SR25.China
BroJames' Shop and DistroDistributorA distributor in the Philippines that imports and domestically pre-upgrade high-end AEGs (Classic Army and Tokyo Marui) and mid-range AEGs (SRC, Kuan Ju Works, STTI, Y&P, and non-branded Chinese AEGs).
Classic Army Airsoft ManufacturerA Hong Kong company that is often seen to rival Tokyo Marui. CA products - released in 2003 - were popular because their metal bodies. However, their products are often criticized for lack of quality control or reliability. China
CrosmanDistributoroffering mainly low-quality Chinese entry-level electric rifles, spring and co2 powered pistols
CybergunDistributoroffers a big selection of licensed products, mainly by KWC and AGM.
CYMA AirsoftManufacturer

CYMA are based out of China. Most of these Airsoft guns have metal bodies and also include battery and charger for convenience. Some of them are upgradeable internally and externally should the Airsoft player see the need to. CYMA makes a wide variety of airsoft guns mainly across the entry level arena of airsoft guns.
Deep Fire AirsoftManufacturerFounded by the chief engineers at Classic Army, Deep Fire is known for innovative and unique products like their Titanium pistons for AEG rifles, M72 Launcher, airsoft hand grenades and distraction devices.
Double Eagle (DE)Manufacturer

The company that revolutionized LPEGs with its famous M83. Double Eagle has been proven to make exact copies of Tokyo Marui's weapons with small upgrades, which results in greater durability and utility. Their version of the AK47 and Spetsnaz were met with lukewarm enthusiasm as most other Chinese companies, many unknown, were able to come up with better performing aegs. Their M50 springer rifle was quite popular and easily "upgradeable" to 400fps by simply wrapping the inner barrel and hop up chamber area with teflon tape to seal air leaks. In early 2007, Double Eagle released a version of M4 S-System (the M88) and G&G-based UMP (the M89).They have been notably making the highest quality LPEGs compared to Well and CYMA
ECHO 1DistributorAn American company that rebrands AEGs, first testing and upgrading, then repackaging. Known for their M4 line and the G36c. There remains some doubt as to whether Echo 1 internally upgrades their products as advertised.
ECO BB Manufacturer(0.20g) - biodegradable BB. These BB's dissolve in hours when submersed in water. Rate 3/5 on the universal BB grading system.
ExcelManufacturerWorld famous ultra accurate airsoft BBs made with tight tolerance for precision shooting and bio-degradable for shoot-and-forget convenience. These are manufactured in Japan and in the Japanese airsoft community is one of the highest regarded airsoft BBs on the market.Japan
FIREPOWER (Palco Sports)DistributorThe company offers a warranty on their products.
Flying ColorsManufacturer(0.12g., 0.2g, 0.25g) - Good grade 6mm BBs for all-around use. They have the widest variety of colors available. Rate 2.5/5 on the universal BB grading system.
G&GManufacturer(Guay Guay Gunshop) - specializes in internal and external upgrades and accessories. G&G has recently released higher end guns such as the RK103, UMG, and M-14. They tend to cost much more than a similar Classic Army or Tokyo Marui model (thus are unpopular among mainstream airsoft) and have very complex internals, consequently discouraged for beginners at airsoft gearboxes.
G&PManufacturerspecializes in aftermarket upgrades and external accessories, also make a variety of high quality AR-15 series AEGs along with an M249.
GammaManufacturerMost notably known for their remote control airsoft claymore mine.
GoldenBall ChinaManufacturer

(0.12g,0.15g,0.20g,0.23g,0.25g,0.28g,0.30g,0.32g Non Biodegradable BB pellets & 0.20g,0.25g Biodegradable BB pellets) High quality 6 mm white,green and black BBs.

(0.2g, 0.25g BB Pellets) - Taiwanese BB pellets.
HFC Airsoft


Ho Feng Corporation) - Taiwanese manufacturer of spring- and gas-powered guns, mainly KSC and Tokyo Marui copies. The company was made famous for their HFC M190 gas blowback model. The gas pistol was a replica of a Beretta 92FS but included a tactical mounting rail. The pistol was released in an ABS or full metal version (excluding grips). The pistol could also be purchased in full automatic, semi automatic, or both.
HudsonManufacturerHudson produces reenactment grade, shell-ejecting, gas-operated airsoft guns, mainly of WWII replicas.
InokatsuManufacturerfamous for their full metal M60 Machine Guns and AK47/74. Known to be high quality, with a price tag to match.
JAG PrecisionDistributor

One of the most reputable and oldest distributor in USA. The owner has real solid background and also work with Hollywood movie industry. They are also the exclusive distributor for Japan CAW, MadBull, Modify, Echo1USA, and more...TEL: 1.626.448.9879
Jape AirsoftDistributorA Manila (Philippines) based reseller of quality High-end and ACM AEGs that offers upgrades and custom works. Carries most popular brands of AEGS/Accessories/Parts/Supplies. Contact through +63918 9418225. Phillippines

The Chinese company that revolutionized the MPEG market with the release of their R5 MP5 and R6 M4A1 in mid 2005. Its gearbox and motor proved to be surprisingly durable although both guns suffer from air compression problems. They later released the R7 or M4A1 with full stock and R8 G3SAS which surprised many with its robustness and accuracy. WELL is the first company to release the TM clone of MP7 or R-4.
Jing Gong (JG)Manufacturer

Jing Gong or JG is a major manufacturer of Airsoft guns from China. Jing Gong translated into English as Golden Bow. JG Airsoft offers a wide variety of AEGs including M4, M16, AK47, G36, P90, MP5, Steyr AUG, and recently expanded into spring Airsoft sniper rifles such as the VSR10 and M24. They having the widest range of airsoft guns from a single airsoft manufacturer in China. JG Airsoft has is considered one the founding airsoft manufactures in China.

producer of the airsoft SCAR and two full metal HK33 variants and an FN F2000. Also the biggest producer of the "cheap" AEP )Airsoft Electric Pistol) blowbacks which have a high failure rate but one of best sellers for their fun.
KHCManufacturer - Famous for their Maverick Bullpup and spring pistols.
Killer BeezManufacturer(.20g, .25g .28g BBs) High quality white BBs.
King AirsoftManufacturerregular and Bio BBs Fotodegradable Italian BB makers various colours and weights.
King ArmsManufacturerThough this Hong Kong company has only released their only series of FAL carbines, K.A is well know for their accessories and optics. K.A has a variety of red/green dot scopes and is the only company so far to release a red/green dot multi-reticle scope.
KJW (Kuan Ju Works)Manufacturer

Kuan Ju Works) - Taiwanese manufacturer of high powered metal-constructed replicas. (Takes 'top' green gas right out of box) Most KJW guns do not carry replicated trademarks, so the accuracy of the replicas is limited. Some of KJW products are sold under the brand "Y&P" in the United States. Their most popular model is the Beretta 92 FS, most commonly referred to as the M9.
KSCManufacturerlargely a pistol manufacturing company. Their gas blow back pistols are of high reliability and accuracy, having gained themselves a reputation for 'practical' skirmishing sidearm's. While mostly manufacturing pistols, endeavors to rifles have been made. KSC manufactures an HK33 AEG line that features manual cocking in the event of a dead battery.

Kien Well Corporation) - Taiwanese manufacturer known for its CO2 powered Mini UZI, classic M16 gas rifles and spring-power guns retaining fully licenced trademarks.
Mad Bull AirsoftManufacturermakers of many types of Airsoft grenades, grenade launchers, tight-bore barrels, triggers, mines, and various other parts. They are also own a lot of licensing from real firearms industry. They also work closely with HSS International, a famous training school in USA.
MarushinManufacturerknown for some of their guns to use an 8mm bb instead of a 6mm
MaruzenManufacturerone of the first airsoft companies that came out, known for its P99 non-blowback

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Taiwanese manufacturer, specializes in designing and manufacturing internal airsoft upgrade parts.
Olympic Arms AirsoftManufacturerThese guns are basically ICS Armalites with licensed trademarks by TSD.
OmegaManufacturerFamous for their Beretta 93R.
RealSwordManufacturera Hong Kong-based company manufacturing replicas of Chinese assault rifles - Type 56, QBZ-95 and QBZ-97. RealSword boasts about high quality of those replicas. According to internal news, RealSword 's supplier is "Norinco" which is the biggest defense contractor in China. ( We can expect that their products will be as real as it is.
Redwolf AirsoftDistributorFounded in the 90's, this company wholesales to retailers across the globe. This company has offices in multiple cities, and focuses on mid to high end airsoft products. The company also has a retail unit.
SheriffManufacturerSheriff who assemble full metal custom pistols using Western Arms based components, as well as building Maruzen based bolt action rifles. Sheriff also made gas airsoft rifles for a time, including the now discontinued Highlander Magnum.

Star Rainbow Company) - Taiwanese company manufacturing M4/M16 and AK47 replicas, copied from Tokyo Marui designs. They now release full metal versions in addition ABS plastic versions that fires around 300-330 fps out of the box. Their first gun, an M4A1, had reliability issues and broke after a few thousand shots. Their newer guns are said to be far better, and they currently produce the only RPK on the market, as well as the only Marui-compatible XM8, which also is the only fully assembled XM8 with a working scope.
STAR Airsoft Manufacturerpecializing in more expensive, highly realistic, easy-to-disassemble airsoft guns. There are doubts over the reliability of their AEGs, such as gearbox problems in their SA80 series.

(SpringTime Taiwan Inc.) - Parent company of KJW and SRC
SunprojectManufacturerSunproject Known for their M203s and CO2 driven Gas Blow Back M-16s.
Systema EngineeringManufacturerwhich specializes in high-end training weapons as well as also internal and external upgrades. Extremely accurate replicas of the real guns, sometimes indistinguishable until fired. Most expensive airsoft guns on the market with prices ranging from $1,199 to $1,499.
Tanaka WorksManufacturerwhich specializes in high-powered gas gun revolvers and rifles.
Team SDDistributorone of the oldest Airsoft importer in the US. They offer weapons and accessories from many of the leading manufacturers, including ICS, SRC, HFC, and WE. They admit to simply re-branding some products, but claim to offer feedback to manufacturers to improve product quality on most. Warranty is offered on most products.
TECHPROManufacturerA Japanese owned company in Taiwan, specializes in manufacturing innovative parts to give your AEGs more power. very limited parts produced so far. Most popular products is the double O-ring piston head. Japan
TippmannDistributor(Spring, CUCOK, and electric guns
Tokyo Marui AirsoftManufacturerMost commonly renowned as possibly the very pinnacle of airsoft technology , reliability, and durability (while kept stock). Tokyo Marui created the first automatic electric gun (AEG) - the FAMAS F1 - and was responsible for the invention of the 'HopUp' System (which, by means of an adjustable rubber pad in the barrel, imparts a spin to the fired BB, greatly increasing range). Tokyo Marui (known as 'TM' in shorthand) has manufactured a wide variety of AEG's, smaller AEP's (Automatic Electric Pistols), along with gas and spring powered weapons. They have also been responsible for other great advancements in airsoft. However, due to Japanese law, Marui is limited to using ABS plastic receivers, which has put them in tight competition with CA and ICS - companies who are under no such restriction (they are therefore able to offer "full metal" guns, which some see as high quality, more aethetically pleasing). As an investment, Tokyo Marui's guns last for many more years than other competitors - reliability has made them arguably one of the best platforms for upgrading. Tokyo Marui is the largest airsoft manufacturer woldwide, and is seen as the Airsoft "standard" for which nearly all after market products are tailored.
TOPManufacturerspecializes with manufacturing light and heavy machine gun airsoft replicas.
TSD TacticalManufacturerHigh quality, competition-grade highly polished BB's, made with ABS plastic.
TsunamiManufacturer(0.2g, 0.23, 0.25, 0.30 and Tracer Pellets) - The first company to incorporate double polishing to their pellets. Very high precision and harder composite then most other BB's.

ManufacturerUnicorn Hobby Company Offering very reliable, yet economical alternatives to higher-end companies. Have produced a variety of well known spring guns including the MP5 SD3, the M1911A1, M92FS, as well as the Super 9. Also have released gas pistols including the H&K USP.
UK ARMSDistributora new company who imports mostly Chinese airsoft products.
UmarexDistributoroperating mainly in Germany and selling various replicas of Walther, Beretta, Desert Eagle, Smith and Wesson, and Heckler and Koch guns - produced by KJW, KWC, HFC and WELL. Germany
Umarex USADistributor

offers entry-level spring and electric pistols in Walther shapes and mid-upper level electric and CO2 models with metal gears under the Tactical Force (WELL) brand.
UTG / NeonfireDistributorTwo subdivisions of Leapers that re brand lower-end Chinese-made guns from WELL, CYMA, and Double Eagle. Usually packs them with extra accessories like an extra battery, magazine, or sling
VFC/GB TECH (Vega Force Company)ManufacturerRecently began production of Rare and Unique AEGs. One of their popular models is an HK-416, which is prized for being the only completely stock AEG of the HK-416 on the market.
WE TaiwanManufacturer

(Wei-E Tech) brand belonging to HFC, known for their range of metal Colt M1911 and Hi-Capa pistols (based on tactical STI 1911 .45 series)
Western ArmsManufacturerlargely specializing on the 1911 .45 and its derivatives as well as Beretta, S&W and SV.
Xtreme PrecisionManufacturer(0.12g, 0.20g, 0.23g, 0.25g, 0.28g 0.30g) - High quality BB's, The company does not primarily deal in airsoft BB's but rather professionally makes ball bearings.Italy
Action ArmyManufacturer

Action Army Company was founded in Taiwan in 2010. A.A.C focuses on offering high quality airsoft products which are all made in Taiwan.

Action Sport Games is a worldwide leader in the business of replica firearms and accessories manufacturing - including Airsoft guns, Airguns, Co2 guns and firearms replicas. We specialize in 1:1 scale replica guns and accessories for fun, action, sports, entertainment and collection.
Airsoft InnovationsA company founded and staffed by Airsoft players is dedicated to providing the Airsoft Community with effective, well-engineered products that enhance the capabilities of the player as well as expanding the game itself. First known for their propane adapters, single handedly changing the airsoft industry. Also, well known for the Tornado Timer Grenade and Impact Grenade used as distraction device both in Airsoft games or training simulations. These airsoft grenades are amongst the most recognized.
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Alter Ego MasksAlter Ego Industries makes airsoft masks that they believe are the absolute best product possible that provides the best protection possible.These are not the cheap knock off fiberglass masks and try to pass it off as being original, they provide airsoft players with the absolute best and original Takaplupa style masks. These are lightweight well constructed fiberglass masks that provide amazing protection while being very wearable and comfortable.
APS Airsoft Rifle AEGAPS or Accuracy Pneumatics Systems is a premier Airsoft manufacturers based out of Hong Kong and manufacturer in China. They're well known for the Electric BlowBack or EBB M4 and AK variants Airsoft guns which replicate the "recoil action" of real steel firearms or EBB (Electric Blow Back).
ARESManufacturerARES (name based on the Greek God of War) has become one of the high end Airsoft gun manufacturer recently. ARES Airsoft guns are known for their reliability, capability as well as authenticity. Each ARES Airsoft guns are designed not to "clone" other Airsoft guns but to meet Airsoft players' demand in the field. They have a full line of airsoft guns including the airsoft G36 Rifles, AW 338, Tavor 21, M4, and L85.
BOLT AirsoftManufacturerBolt Airsoft is a new company in the Automatic Electric Gun market; They provide AEGs with powerful recoil movement powered by low voltage batteries.
Bolt Airsoft’s goal is to design AEGs close to a real gun to satisfy MilSim players and also military collectors.
The B.R.S.S (Bolt Recoil Shock System) is a revolutionary feature.The B.R.S.S focuses kinetic energy produced by the piston and converts it to Recoil weight on the stock tube. The recoil generated is on par with standard GBBRs.
CAA Airsoft DivisionManufacturerBeing one of the most powerful companies manufacturing the leading products in the weapon accessories and parts for real firearms, CAA is very pleased to announce that we are going in the airsoft industry, to provide you, our customer, the best airsoft products you can get in the market.
Cast Gear Tactical ApparelManufacturerCAST Gear was inspired by both military veterans and law-enforcement professionals. Established to provide quality gear for professionals and enthusiasts alike. We at CAST Gear believe that you can be casual and tactical. Our gear provide professional performance with a modern look.
Condor OutdoorManufacturerCondor Outdoor specialize in tactical vest, plate carrier, modular pouches, packs, gloves, boots & various styles of gun cases and MOLLE attachments. From over 20 years of experience in the tactical/outdoor gear industry, both companies have established great business relationships with various retailers & well known brands throughout the tactical community.
Dye Masks Dye PrecisionManufacturer
DYTAC Dynamic TacticalManufacturerDynamic Tactical manufactures high end tactical Airsoft weapons unlike anything else available. With a full series of tactical camouflage accessories and rifles, DyTac allows the operator to have a full concealed and camoflaged arsenal ready for any mission.
Emerson Helmets & Tactical GearManufacturerEmerson is know to manufacture the highest quality reproduction military gear on the market. Helmets, Plate Carriers, Chest Rigs, Mag Pouches, Holsters, and more. Emerson has gear for every Operator and any situation. When you are ready to bring your Gear Game to the Warrior level, Emerson has you covered.
Flyye IndustriesManufacturerFlyye Industries Combat Gear focuses on bringing high quality tactical gear and equipment to the field. With a wide range of options, Flyye gives you the option to simulate your favorite Real World gear set, or create your own. Flyye uses only the best quality materials and manufacturing processes to ensure that your gear is built to last.
Blue Force GearManufacturerBlue Force Gear strives for excellence in everything they do. They are obsessed with elegant design, crafting gear that is durable, efficient and light. Their mission is to design and produce gear that enables the modern warfighter to lose ounces and gain seconds - sometimes the difference between life and death.
Gen X Global AirsoftManufacturerGen-X Global Inc is a leading manufacturer of paintball accessories since 2002.USA
ICS (I Chih Shivan)ManufacturerWith highly specialized development and R&D teams, ICS Airsoft guns are extremely durable for field use, military/LE training exercise and upgradable both for function and look. ICS Rifles come in a handful of styles, MP5, M4, AK, L85, and Sig 552 / 551. Most of these have metal construction and upgraded internal components as well as metal gearbox capable of handling upgrade parts for better performance as well as mounting wide variety of external upgrade such as optics, lasers, and tactical lights with RIS.Please use 0.2g or heavier 6 mm airsoft BB with these models.
Javelin Airsoft Rifle AEGManufacturerJavelin is a premier Airsoft manufacturers based out of Hong Kong and manufacturer in China. They're well known for the Electric BlowBack or EBB M4 and AK variants Airsoft guns which replicate the "recoil action" of real steel firearms or EBB (Electric Blow Back).
KWAManufacturerKWA is one of the OEM manufacture for KSC. KSC and KWA are two separate, independently operated companies. While KSC manufactures for KWA and shares the same design, some of the products sold under the KWA brand may be configured differently to suit different worldwide markets. However, all products manufactured by KSC, regardless of brand, are produced with the same high standards and quality controls that KWA and KSC are known for.
Lancer Tactical Airsoft Rifle AEGManufacturerLancer Tactical was designed for one purpose only, to get players into the game, no matter what skill level or budget. Lancer Tactical Specialize in entry to intermediate level Airsoft AEG Rifles, Tac Vest, helmets, optics, holsters as well as goggles & other airsoft equipments.
Leapers UTGManufacturerLeapers headquartered in Michigan, USA, has been in the business of supplying shooting, hunting and outdoor gear since 1991. Famous for their optics and exterior upgrade parts for AEG including metal rails, tactical weapon mounted or handheld flashlights and lasers. UTG is a brand that they have designed specifically for fire arms and airsoft gun applications. UTG standing for "Under The Gun". USA
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Note: There have been inaccurate claims that CYMA, Double Eagle, and/or WELL are the same company. They are in fact separate companies although closely related, possibly with family connections between some co-owners. What is sure is that they have close business ties and sometimes coordinate their product development efforts. Also important to note is the prolific pirating of Chinese products within China. Many smaller factories duplicate the larger factory’s product in exact detail, copying even the factory marks (WELL for example). Consumers and retailers must be aware that purchasing factory-direct (non-branded) product does not mean that the product is legitimately from that factory.