Spring Airsoft Guns - Great Fun and Great Prices
When you're buying your first airsoft gun it can be hard to decide on which one is best for you. What is going to give you the best bang for your buck? Should you go for spring, gas or AEG? Spring airsoft guns are often seen as the poorer cousin of the airsoft family. People often overlook the major benefits of owning a spring powered airsoft gun.
A standard spring airsoft pistol or rifle has a heavy gauge spring inside the main body. When you cock the gun the spring is pulled backwards under tension behind a piston in the barrel of the gun. When you pull the trigger to fire a shot the piston shoots forward compressing the air in front of it and this then fires the bb from the barrel of the rifle. Very simple and very effective.
What bugs most people about airsoft guns is that they're single shot jobs. Every time you want to fire a shot you have to cock the gun. This bothers some people more than others. It's not so annoying when you're firing a pistol because it feels natural. It can be a bit more annoying when you're wanting to full auto with your airsoft gun but you can't.
So why would you want to own a spring airsoft gun? The first one is that they only cost a few dollars so if you're shopping with very little cash then buying an airsoft spring gun will give you the best possible value for money.
Another major benefit is that you never run out of juice - the gun will only ever need you to cock it before you can fire. Spring airsoft guns may be single shot but you can fire all day without having to recharge anything.
The last big benefit is that spring airsoft guns are very quiet. If you're going to be playing airsoft wargames then silence and stealth are critical to stay alive. When you fire an electric or gas powered airsoft rifle you'll give your position away pretty quickly. If you're planning to work as an airsoft sniper then a spring power sniper rifle will give you the best stealth abilities in any airsoft gun - and a lot of power too!