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Pros & Cons of Different Types of Airsoft Guns

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Airsoft Guns

Airsoft guns are of three different types: electric, spring powered and gas powered airsoft guns. All these three types of guns have their advantages and disadvantages. Before you choose a particular type of airsoft gun, you must know whether it is a good choice for you. In this post, we will discuss these three types of airsoft guns and their pros and cons.

Electric airsoft guns

Airsoft players love electric airsoft guns, and there are some good reasons why they love these guns. If you are new to this sport, most probably you will choose an electric gun. Here are the pros and cons:


These guns are easy to use, and fire silently. A high firing speed is the main reason why electric airsoft guns are so popular.

Another good thing is that there are a variety of electric airsoft guns. For optimal gameplay, you can use sniper rifles and machine airsoft guns. Grenade launchers are also available. This versatility makes electric guns the first choice for new players.


Now let’s talk about some of the disadvantages. The main disadvantage is that the batteries do not last very long. You need to change them. Keeping some extra battery packs is a necessity.

In most cases, cheap plastic is used to manufacture these guns. This makes these guns rather fragile. When choosing an airsoft gun, make sure that it is made of good plastic.

Another disadvantage of electric guns is that they are not waterproof. If these guns come in contact with water, they may malfunction.

Spring-powered airsoft guns  

Spring-powered airsoft guns are not as powerful as gas-powered or electric airsoft guns. But in some cases, a spring-powered gun can be even more powerful, especially if you are using a sniper rifle. It has not only more power but also more precision.


The main advantage of spring-powered airsoft guns is that they are really cheap. Beginners choose these guns mainly due to their low price. They are reliable because you do not have to worry about changing batteries. Spring-powered guns are relatively silent, and they provide surprising accuracy.


Now we will look at the disadvantages of spring-powered airsoft guns. The main disadvantage is that these guns are not designed for excessive use. If you use them excessively, they will break easy. With every shot, the spring gets weaker.

Typically, cheap plastic is used to manufacture these guns, and that is another disadvantage. Although these guns are lightweight, they are susceptible to cracks. Spring-powered airsoft guns need to be manually cocked, and many users do not like that.

Gas-powered airsoft guns

Gas-powered guns are powerful, and that is why mainly advanced players use these guns. These guns often resemble real weapons, since they have blowback and recoil. If you are new to airsoft, we do not recommend gas-powered guns. Here are the pros and cons of these guns.


Gas-powered airsoft guns not only resemble real guns but also fire like them. If you want to add modifications to your gun, you can. Realistic bolt firing is another great advantage of these guns. This feature makes the simulation more like a real war.


But gas-powered airsoft guns have some cons, and many think the cons outweigh the pros. The first disadvantage is that you can not use these guns in cold weather.

If you choose these guns, be ready to carry some cans of gas, and gas is not something very cheap. You must treat a gas-powered gun just like a real gun. Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential.


Whether you choose electric, gas-powered or spring-powered guns, they all have their pros and cons. We hope you have learnt enough about these guns, and you will make an informed decision.

Beginners Guide to Airsoft – The Very Basics

Beginners Guide To Airsoft

If you’re thinking about getting into airsoft, this guide will help you understand the basics about what you should expect when practicing airsoft.

What is it & do I need a lot of money?

Airsoft, its full name is airsoft skirmishing, is a combat simulation where teams are pitted against each other. They’re both outfitted with replica firearms that fire small plastic pellets, usually having a fire rate of around 15 BBs per second, and a muzzle velocity of 350 feet per second (commonly referred to as FPS).

You’re usually playing in a realistic area, with additional equipment, a mission, and special clothing. An important objective of airsoft is simulating being on a real battlefield.

Unlike similar sports (such as paintball) your monetary barrier to entry is relatively low. For example, you can invest thousands of dollars into a top of the line gun, or find something a little cheaper online to fit your needs. The bottom line is, you don’t need to be a millionaire to play and have a good time.

Does it hurt?

If you’re going to be shoot with little plastic pellets, it’s natural for you to be concerned for your health. In general, how painful a hit will depend on how far away it was shot from, as well as where you were shot at. If you’re hit at long range, you might not even notice the hit, but getting hit on exposed skin at point blank is going to hurt, and might even draw blood. Also, unlike paintball airsoft does not leave huge bruises, getting shot feels like getting hit with a rubber band. It hurts, but after a moment you won’t really notice it.

In general, airsoft organizers try to mitigate the risk, so, for the most part, you’ll have plenty of protection. Injuries in airsoft are less common than injuries in football. That does not mean there are no injuries, but this usually happens in a high-intensity game in dangerous terrain.

Do I need to be in shape?

Not really! Although being in shape and doing exercise will definitely help you out, you can still play at a high level no matter what happens. If you’re too tired, you can always just hang back and defend a position, and if you really need it you can drop out for a moment and wait in the safe zone.

So how do you play?

While the exact rules will vary depending on what the organizers say, there are usually certain rules that apply to everyone.

First off, getting shot means you’re “dead”. You need to be shot directly for it to count, having a pellet bounce off and hit you does not count. It doesn’t matter if it hit armor or skin, you’re still dead.

After getting “killed” you should raise your arms, shout “hit” and go back to your respawn point. You’ll usually come back to the game after a while, so you don’t need to worry about spending the entire day waiting. Sometimes there will be “medics” that can revive you, but that’s up to the organizer.

Another way of being killed is through booby traps or through airsoft grenades. These grenades detonate a blank cartridge, and if you’re in the radius of the trap you’re out. You’ll be informed of the radius beforehand by the organizers, but it’s usually around 3 meters.

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s little proof you’ve been shot. Because there’s little proof of you actually shooting someone, playing properly also means being honest about it and removing yourself from the game. There can be cheaters, but experienced players can usually tell when they’ve shot someone, so it’s easy to find them.