Airsoft Bb Guns

Written by Scott Martin
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Many people mistakenly believe that Airsoft BB guns are just a new fancy versions of the BB guns from their youth. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Airsoft BB guns have been around for almost 30 years. While many of the air guns of old were used for hunting, Airsoft guns are designed for recreational activities such as indoor target practice or simulated combat.

Types of Airsoft BB Guns

There are many different types of Airsoft guns available. These guns are often quality reproductions of today's favorite conventional firearms, both rifles and handguns. The Airsoft guns come in several flavors, including spring operated, gas operated, or battery powered.

The spring operated guns work on mechanical power. For each shot, you need to cock the gun by pulling back the bolt. Gas powered guns use compressed carbon dioxide to shoot the BB. The electric Airsoft BB guns are the most complex guns. One of the advantages of these guns is that they can be operated in both full and semi-automatic modes.

Instead of shooting metal pellets of BBs, these guns fire a 6 millimeter plastic BB. Combined with the lower muzzle velocities, this mean these guns are safer to operate, but just as fun as an older BB gun. Because of this, Airsoft guns are often used in simulated combat for either training or sport purposes.

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