Spring-powered Airsoft guns the perfect entry
level choice. Spring-cocking guns are true to their name in
that you cock the spring first, and then fire. Cock spring,
fire, cock, fire, cock, fire, etc. These guns are usually magazine
fed and semi-automatic, but they must be hand-cocked after every
shot. This system is very cost-effective, and the guns are surprisingly
sturdy. Every Airsofter, in his lifetime, has owned at least
one spring-powered gun, either a pistol or a rifle. Due to it's
relatively cheap price-range, this is usually the gun of choice
for the person just starting to play airsoft. A spring-powered
handgun can be purchased for as little as $20.
Many people like Airsoft sniper rifles and other Airsoft BB
guns that are spring powered because they enjoy the realism
of cocking the gun, or working its slide. This is an extra step
that you don't need to do on Airsoft spring guns. However, it can
add to the realism and drama of your game.
Using Airsoft Gas Guns
Airsoft gas guns are more powerful than the spring powered
BB guns and rifles. For this reason, many gamers start out with
a spring powered gun, and then move up to the gas powered version.
The gas guns have a realistic blowback action that makes
them very exciting in your games.
The gas versions of Airsoft BB guns and rifles get their
power from a gas called HFC22. More commonly, this is referred
to as "Green Gas." In order to use the guns, you load this gas
into the bottom of your gun's magazine, along with your ammunition.
Once it's loaded, your gun will fire with every pull of the