Airsoft is a sport that become more popular in recent days. Beginners are encouraged to do some research or join a trial game beforehead, to gain a better idea about airsoft as well as the basic equipments needed.
We found that beginners are always confused by the vast variety of airsoft guns available in the market. Below are the main types of airsoft guns, that may help you indentifying which guns suit you better.
Airsoft Machine Guns
Most of the airsoft machine guns are powered by an electric motor, so they can operate fully automatically or semi automatically. They are made of plastic and metal thus look like real machine guns. Battery powered airsoft machine guns come with a rechargeable battery that inducethe machine to cock the internal spring. Every time the trigger is pressed, the spring propels airsoft BBs out of the barral.
The advantage of airsoft machine guns is that they are very fast and powerful, and unlike spring loaded guns, you do not need to cock for every shot. The disadvantage is that you have to carry spare batteries around if you plan on play a long game.
Airsoft Sniper Rifles
Airsoft sniper rifles are single shot spring-action guns. These guns have to be cocked before every single shot. In spite of that, spring airsoft guns are popular among beginners because of its wide price range. A high-end airsoft snipers perform well when hitting the bull’s eye and are perfect for those who are into precision shooting and target competitions.
The disadvantage of airsoft sniper rifles is that they are not battery powered, so users need to cock for every shot. However, using airsoft grenades can give you extra power when you are using spring-action mechanisms.
Gas Airsoft Guns
Gas airsoft guns are available in all forms, while pistol is the most popular one. Gas airsoft guns are powered by green gas or CO2 in the gas chamber, gas airsoft gunsand are extremely powerful. With a blowback mechanism, CO2 airsoft guns give users a real gun like feel when they fire a shot. However, they can be costly thus only advised for enthusiasts and collectors.