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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Yoysome
Yoysome

Airsoftmegastore.com
full auto full metal and did i mention it takes green gas. oh it also only 109 dollars

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Edmald
Edmald

Hello everye one!This is indeed a good Group. Im going to sell my Air soft weapons becouse i want a more powerful one. Any one knows a Good Air soft Sell/buy site?

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Unknown12345678900
Unknown12345678900

Airsplat.com( Good for buying, IDK about selling but they have the feature)

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Edmald
Edmald

Thanks!

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Edmald
Edmald

Thanks!

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Soronelite
Soronelite

Please don't say "weapon" this is replicas not weapons ;)

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Jastrząb
Jastrząb

Airsoft was invented by japanise in 1992.And it wasn't consider as a toy.It was a alternative for the paintball (but for me its much better)Cose paintball is more a toy...And Airsoft guns are used in millitary and police trainings.So it's a Replica and you can't sell them for kids under 15....Kid.

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Unknown12345678900
Unknown12345678900

Can you shut the hell up?

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Käptain
Käptain

Sweet how he cares about you ...

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UnrealRaw
UnrealRaw

Out here in Jappan, they have airsoft guns for 10 year olds, too, and it's a toy. We call 'em BB guns. Don't know about you guys, though.

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