Airsoft guns are almost entirely realistic replicas of real weapons in scale 1:1. They work on three basic principles:
- Spring action
- Gas powered
- Electric powered
Spring action is characteristic for the cheaper pistols and sniper rifles. It requires pulling the piston back before each shot. The advantage is a low price and operating costs. It's ideal for beginners. Although guns are mainly made of plastic, you don't have to worry, we sell high quality Marui pistols.
You can find spring action pistols in this category. We highly recommend Marui brand, which pioneered modern airsoft weapons, and is synonymous with quality. Failure of the gun is a rarity. Range is up to 30m, while shooting at the target is possible up to 15m.
Spring action rifles (except sniper rifles) can be found here. This category also includespopular shotgunsshootingthree BBs at once. The advantage of long spring actions is easier loading because of a larger grip, comparedto pistols. Performance tends to be slightly betterthan that of the pistols. Range is about 40 meters.
Sniper rifles are very popular, they can be found here. Its performance is one of the strongest among all airsoft guns. It is due to astrong spring, long barrel and large cylinder volume. Their range is up to 60 m, often containing a basic riflescope and bipod.
Gas powered guns are mainly pistols, but you can also find some long automatic rifles. We can divide it into:
a) guns powered by compressed gas - propane. Bottle is usually called GreenGas. It is neccessary to fill gun magazine before the game. Filling is simple.Turn themagazine upside down and press bottle pin on the filling valve for 5-7seconds.. The advantage of green gas powered guns is lower operation cost (1 bottle = around 60 refills). The disadvantage is carrying bottles, and also weapons malfunction at lower temperatures below +10°C, when there's not a sufficient gas pressure.
b) weapons powered by CO2. It is sold as a 12g small disposable capsule. Usually it has to be inserted directly into the pistol magazine. Empty capsules are thrown away, they can't be refilled. The advantage is slightly higher performance and functionality at lower temperatures. The disadvantage is more expensive operation and time-consuming cartridge replacement.
One CO2 capsule is approximately 20-40 shots.
More sophisticated gas replicas are made entirely of metal with realistic disassembly and movement functions during the shooting (blowback). The advantage of gas pistols is that they are very realistic, and the slide does not need to be pulled back manually before each shot. The disadvantage is higher cost of operation and weapons malfunction at low temperatures.
A wide range of short gas weapons, namely pistols and revolvers, can be found in this category. Long gas rifles can be found here.
The last and the most popular group are electrically powered weapons. Simply AEG. As the name suggests, it is powered by model hobby rechargeable battery. Air piston is moved by the electric motor through a gear mechanism inside the gun. It is not necessary to manually pull the piston before shooting. Guns are shooting single shots, but also full-auto. A typical group of electrical weapons are sub-machine guns, assault rifles and machine guns. Unlike poor models sold in marketplaces and auction portals, here we offer all electric guns with metal internals - including gearbox. Cheaper models have an outer body of hard plastic. More expensive models are fully metal, often with the real wood. The advantage of these weapons is the greatest shooting range (except sniper rifles) and a number of spare parts and tuning parts. Cheaper electric weapons are nowadays mainly produced in China. Competition offers products with attractive pricing and richer equipment, but their lifespan is shorter. More expensive, but certainly better weapons are manufactured in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. They have greater durability, better performance, but the package usually doesn't contain charger or battery. Wide range of the AEG guns can be found here.