Air Soft Gun Distinctions
An air soft gun is not a real gun. They look and feel like real guns, even shoot like one. But actually, they are considered a dream gun because they provide you with a 38 special ammo realistic replica look. And because they are not real, they are also non-lethal. If you’ve ever watched a movie where people are using guns, then you’ve seen as air soft gun. Air soft guns are relatively cheap. As for types, there are 3 major types of air soft guns. You have spring-powered, gas-powered, and the automatic electric guns also known as AEG’s. Spring powered is great for entry level choices. For the beginer, this might be the gun for you. It works just as it says. Spring power. You must cock the spring first, then fire the gun. Usually, this gun is magazine fed or semi-automatic however, you still have to cock the gun after every shot. The price range for this type of gun is relatively cheap.
They start at $19.95 and up. The gas powered gun is another popular type. The most popular of this type is the Gas-Blowback gun (GBBs). This gun is a semi-automatic firing by employing either an on-board or a magazine-stored gas system. By cycling the slide/upper receiver back and forth when you fire it, creates the realistic look of a real gun. You will have the capability of emptying the magazine as fast as you can pull the trigger. And reloading is as easy as just inserting a fresh magazine. Pricing starts around $40.00.
Last, the Automatic electric gun(AEG). This one is powered by an on-board battery,(kind of like the remote controlled Cars.) This gun has enough power to use the fully-automatic features of most of the AEGs today. The result, the rate of fire (ROF) is from 600 to 900 rounds-per-minute (RPM). Pricing for this one varies as well, I found some beginning at $134.95. Because each gun is different, you should always read the owners manual before using your air soft weapon and you should still store them in a safe place away from children.