What is airsoft gun and what are the type of airsoft
Airsoft is a sport where players engage in simulated gun combat, (not too dissimilar to paintball), with high powered BB weapons.
Whilst many players don’t like comparing airsoft to paintball, it’s the closest thing that can be compared.
Airsoft, is similar to paintball, in that teams of people group together into organised teams at a dedicated and insured field, and shoot small projectiles at each other for fun and sport.
Where airsoft differs from paintball is that airsoft is much more focussed towards military simulation. Where paintball markers don’t always look like “real” guns, airsoft RIFs (Realistic Imitation Firearms) are 99% of the time, modelled after genuine firearms and are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
The players will also, for the most part, be more dedicated to dressing in more realistic military gear, including vests and sometimes helmets, in order to look more “realistic”.
The types of airsoft gun
Airsoft Electric Guns (AEGS)
Airsoft electric guns, also known as AEGs, are the most common type of airsoft rifle. Airsoft electric guns are battery powered and can usually be fired in semi-automatic or full auto mode. In most cases, AEGs will come with a rechargeable battery and a battery charger. A decent airsoft rifle will usually fire 0.20g BB pellets at a velocity of between 300 and 400 FPS, meaning they really pack a punch. when you purchase electric airsoft rifles, a full metal gearbox is better, as these are much more durable than their plastic counterparts.
For airsoft batteries, two types of batteries are commonly used, LiPo batteries and NIMH batteries. Among them, NIMH batteries are commonly available in two shapes, nunchaku and stick.
Gas Airsoft Guns
Gas powered airsoft guns use compressed gas to propel the BB pellet down the barrel of the gun and at your opponent. Green gas comes in larger bottles and is filled right into the magazine of your air soft gun while CO2 comes in smaller, 12-gram cartridges that are attached and discharged individually.
The advantage of CO2 cartridges and green gas is that they are inexpensive, portable and long-lasting, meaning your gas powered guns will keep you in the fight and on your way to an airsoft win.
Gas powered airsoft pistols tend to be the most popular gun in this category, but there are plenty of gas powered airsoft rifles to choose from as well, all the way up to airsoft sniper rifles. If you're looking for more realism while playing airsoft, why not try out a gas blowback airsoft gun. Blowback gives you the kick similar to a real-life firearm and is a common feature amongst our airsoft pistols, though you can also find blowback airsoft rifles if that suits your style of play. When it comes to adding an edge of realism in your airsoft moments, gas-powered airsoft guns are the way to go.
Spring Airsoft Guns
Spring powered airsoft guns use a simple cock and shoot mechanism which is easy to operate. The user just pulls back the slide (for spring airsoft pistols) or manipulates a bolt action (for spring airsoft rifles) before each shot. Spring-powered guns are popular because they are relatively inexpensive and do not require batteries or gas to operate. Ultimately, spring powered airsoft guns are the most cost effective option for common airsoft beginners.
That being said, there are also many powerful spring powered airsoft rifles for pro airsofters. For example, take a look at our airsoft snipers for sale if you’ve been pro airsofting for a while and looking for a new edge for your airsoft wins. A high-end spring airsoft sniper makes for a deliciously overpowered airsoft gun, and your enemy will definitely know when they've been hit.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you're using a spring airsoft pistol or if you have a preference for spring rifles, we have exactly what you need to get started. While spring powered airsoft guns have a lower rate of fire than their semi-auto and full auto gas and airsoft electric gun counterparts, they are the perfect choice for those who don't want to worry about their airsoft gun running out of juice during a crucial moment in a battle, giving you the upper hand for an airsoft win.
Military And Milsim Airsoft Guns
If you’re a pro airsofter looking for more realism in playing airsoft, these military airsoft guns or milsim airsoft guns (short for military simulation) are crafted to perfection for unbelievable airsoft gameplay.