Airsoft Spring Guns - Good Choice
Airsoft spring guns are the best choices for kids and others who are new to airsoft
sports. The reason is straightforward. In most cases, spring-powered
airsoft guns produce lower muzzle velocities, so the pellets they fire
travel slower and are not as likely to cause damage as their electric
or gas-powered counterparts.
In fact, many
spring airsoft pistols are safe to shoot indoors. They have a very
limited range (up to 20 feet in most cases). Because the pellets are made from plastic,
airsoft guns powered by springs are very unlikely to damage objects
(or people) unless fired maliciously at point-blank range or directly into the eyes, ears, nostrils, or
other soft tissue areas.
How Spring-Powered Airsoft Guns Work
pistols (the most common types) and some rifles operate by cocking or
sliding a lever to both insert an individual pellet and load the
spring by compressing it. This action takes a bit of time and results
in a very minimal per-minute firing rate. This is why few serious
airsoft gamers pack spring guns on the field during war games.
However, it is this very limitation that makes spring airsoft pistols
ideal for beginners. It helps teach proper respect for guns in
general, while teaching kids the basic operation of pistols.
Keep in mind
that, while spring airsoft pistols generally are the safest, their
rifle cousins can be dangerous and should not be given to young
children. The spring and piston mechanisms on a larger airsoft gun
are much more powerful and produce significantly higher gun muzzle
velocities (the speed at which the BBs come out of the end of the gun). They are primarily intended to be used by airsoft gamers
for sniping enemy targets from hidden positions that typically do not
take return fire.
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