General Introduction

Air Soft Guns are replicas based on original firearms. They
look and feel as their original counterparts, and are often produced in
aluminium, zinc, steel or ABS plastic.

An Air Soft Gun is a "soft" airgun, which means lower air
pressure, and lower pellet velocity compared to a normal airgun. Air
Soft Guns fires 6mm plastic pellets, with compressed air or a
compressed gas propellant
.

In order to propel the pellet, the internal parts of an Air
Soft Gun have to work differently, compared to the original firearm.
The basic principles for Air Soft Guns are that spring operated pistons
are activated manually or by electricity. Some Air Soft Guns use gas
propulsion, where compressed gas is used instead of spring operated
pistons.


Manual Air Soft Guns (Spring Powered)
This type needs to be reloaded for every shot. A spring is
compressed when the sled is pulled back. When the trigger is pulled,
the spring is released and pushes the piston through the cylinder to
create air pressure. The air pressure then presses the pellet out of
the barrel. Most manual air soft guns are replicas of handguns.

Electrical Air Soft Guns (AEG)
These Air Soft Guns are fully automated replicas. When the
trigger is pulled, the Air Soft Gun will keep firing with an impressive
rate of fire. The electrical Air Soft Guns uses the same principle as
the manual versions, except that the electric versions use a small
electrical motor to pull back the piston.

Electric Air Soft Guns are often replicas of sub machine
guns and rifles, because the motor and the mechanics in the guns are
too big for the handguns.

Gas Guns (GBB: Gas Blowback)
These replicas contains a small container for compressed
gas. When the trigger is pulled on this type of Air Soft Gun, it will
fire. The gas expansion is used to propel the pellet and reload for the
next shot. Some of the gas replicas have blowback which means that
the slide will move back and forth like a real handgun when the gun is
fired.

Gas replicas have a high muzzle velocity, and are often
replicas of handguns and sub machine guns, which are very popular for
use in close quarter combat (CQB).


Muzzle Velocity
The Muzzle velocity of the pellet, depends on the weight of
the pellet and which propulsion principle the gun uses. The Muzzle
velocity therefore varies from model to model, but the typical velocity
for our Airsoft products is between 75 and 100 meters per second (m/s).


Maintenance
A big difference between airsoft replicas and real weapons
is durability. Unlike real weapons, Air Soft Guns are susceptible to
rough treatment, dirt and especially water.

Therefore you should never load the Air Soft Gun with used
pellets as dirt and deformed pellets are the main cause for damage to
the Air Soft Gun.


Safety and Protection
Air Soft Guns are not toys! They are used for target
practise and war games and only by persons that are at least 18 years
old. Make sure always to wear safety goggles or full face masks.

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arnold1996
arnold1996

Airsoft is the best!!!

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Vasquez_Lichstein
Vasquez_Lichstein

Agreed...!! And I'm Still Love My Ak-74M,Nice Weapon...

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Heer_Gefreiter
Heer_Gefreiter

Roger that !

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loner85
loner85

Indeed.

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Crumar
Crumar

Anyone have the Maruzen kg-9 Gbb for sale?

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infantryspec
infantryspec

guys please help me out...im new to this airsoft thing...
i wanna buy an mb03 sniper
the specs are:
propulsion:arc/spring
no blowback
firing:arming every shot just like the kar98
material:metal and ABS
hop-up?:adjustable?
power:1.9 J
RIS:yes
speed:130 m/s

is it good or not?
please help me out guys

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infantryspec
infantryspec

its produced by WELL

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MHstudios
MHstudios

Yeah I would stay away from WELL if you could. It's a very cheep company.

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Thompson.pl
Thompson.pl

Well is ****, but if u want spring sniper rifle buy A&K SVD.

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ThePotatoGiant
ThePotatoGiant

I seriously hate gun bans. -.-
Now nobody in my country can play airsoft until June. So much for summer. :P

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