What is an Airsoft Pistol?
An airsoft pistol is a reproduction of a real hand rifle. It is classified as a toy rifle, but looks exactly like a real rifle. It is close copy; many small details are the same for both guns. The only major difference between the guns is the projectiles used. Airsoft pistols shoot small 6mm BBs instead of bullets. The BB bullets are made from plastic.
Airsoft pistols are used primarily for training purposes or for playing skirmish games. They shoot using a variety of things — spring, gas, or electric motor condensed spring. The speed of the plastic pellets is relatively slow — about 200 feet per second, so they really cannot sink into skin. Being shot with an airsoft pistol affects a bit, and special eye and/or face protection is worn at all games. Since the look of an airsoft pistol and a real rifle is very similar, the tip of an airsoft rifle is painted in bright orange to distinguish these toys from real tools.
Type of Airsoft Pistols
There are several type pf airsofts in the marketplace. They are categorized based on the mechanism used to propel BBs. There are three major types of air soft pistols that are manufactured: Spring airsoft, electric airsoft, pressurized gas pistol, hybrid airsoft. sig p320 for sale
Spring Airsoft Pistols
These are the least expensive of all, usually in the less than 10$ range. These have a relatively poor and expected life.
Gas airsoft pistols
These work on condensed gas like HFC- 134a gas or green gas.
Hybrid airsoft pistols
These use individual shells filled with gas and a single BB. Usually very expensive, some revolvers make use of this system.
Electric airsoft pistol
There are two varieties of electric airsoft on the market. The airsoft electric pistol (AEP), which uses durable metal internal parts and an electric blowback (EBB) version, which uses cheaper plastic internal parts and has a moving slide.
Airsoft Electric Pistol (AEP)
Airsoft electric pistols are one of the most popular airsoft sidearms among serious players. In an airsoft electric pistol, electric motor, powered by a normal rechargeable battery compresses a spring which creates a burst of condensed air to propel the pellet. All together, this complicated mechanical assembly is called the “gearbox”. Airsoft electric pistols are the most popular type and offer some very nice advantages over springers, particularly in terms of the rate of fire and shot distance. AEPs have 2 shooting modalities — partially automatic and fully automatic.
Because of the quality gearbox design, airsoft electric pistols can last for many years. It is not uncommon to have an AEP survive many games with no performance problems.
Airsoft electric pistols offer a number of advantages over either spring or gas pistols. The rifle does not have to be cocked before each shot, which are the rifle capable of shooting much faster than the usual springer. There’s also no need to purchase, store and transport condensed gas, which are the cost of ownership of an electric pistol cheaper than that of a gas pistol.
Although there are a lot more reasons to buy an airsoft electric pistol, there are many tips and tricks that you can learn before buying your first airsoft electric rifle. You will enjoy electric airsoft a lot more if you know about the models and specifications of airsoft equipment.