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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brandflakes18
brandflakes18 Oct 25 2012, 7:57pm says:

whose ready for airsoft in the snow!!!!:D

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER Aug 2 2012, 8:59pm says:

oh boy.. bought a "magpul pts masada acr" about thre days ago.. and the barrel was cracked on the hop up, the barrel was scrached to hell and the round thing you spinn to unlock the barrel from the body had half of it's teeth ripped of. so now im waiting for the local shop to call me just to tell me what they will do. havent heard back from them yet. if annyone in norway or anny country decides to buy an airsoft gun at a local store and they have had the gun on display for people to take down and have a look at. make sure the gun is not broke in anny way and that everything is working fine!

if you cant take the gun apart before you buy it then just ask if anny of the customers or workers have taken it apart before, and if they have then either insist that you have a look or buy it and take it apart as soon as you get home and check for broken parts.

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cronos35
cronos35 Jul 8 2012, 11:19pm says:

what's the difference between the l85 and the l86 lsw anyway?

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FreeKill556
FreeKill556 Jul 17 2012, 1:24am replied:

The L85 is the standard version of the L85, The L86 LSW is the light machine gun variant. Side note: There is a carbine L85, and a SMG like variant called the L22. Also, the A2 is the best version of the L85 family, They are revised by H&K.

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Sputnik3
Sputnik3 Jun 14 2012, 9:30pm says:

I don't do airoft very much but it's still kinda fun

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Tac_9
Tac_9 May 25 2012, 12:45am says:

Airsoft, awesome, I join =)

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SS-Hauptsturmführer
SS-Hauptsturmführer Apr 23 2012, 6:35am says:

I'm currently living in Australia and I gotta say the government here is really messed up :( Airsoft is illegal here that just plain sucks...

If anyone is interested in looking up airsoft vids be sure to check out scoutthedoggie channel on YouTube, they have hundreds of vids so check it out.

Sturmfuhrer

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Alexali7
Alexali7 Jul 26 2012, 5:18am replied:

I know that feel bro, i make professional gun fight videos with my brother but i NEED more realistic guns, and good luck finding them in Australia especially Victoria.

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER May 19 2012, 10:59pm replied:

YEAH!... sorry, a litte part of my troll side came out there.. annyways yes he is verry usefull if annyone wants to find good air soft videos.

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senntenial
senntenial Mar 20 2012, 4:09pm says:

Airsoft is actually illegal in my city, but not paintball, which is confusing since I would assume paintballs can do more damage.
Oh well, I still have a ton of Airsoft guns anyway, haha.

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