Gas airsoft guns are, what can only politely be described as, awful during the winter months. When the temperature drops, so does their performance and reliability. It’s just a simple fact of how airsoft meets physics.
Airsoft is a huge sport, there’s so many different things to learn, read about and understand. It’s not always possible to start off at the best point. Often, you end up learning a lot about what you should have and shouldn’t have done, way to late.
So, we spoke to some veteran airsofters and found out exactly what they wish they knew when they started the sport!
In the UK and similarly colder climates, we’re often torn between the use of CO2 in our airsoft weapons and using Green Gas. Assume that, for this entire article, when we mention “green gas”, we’re also talking about other similar gas, such as red and duster, for example.
In the UK, we have a problem with temperature. The summers can be rather warm if we’re lucky and the winters can be quite cold if we’re not. The question of whether you can use CO2 instead of Green Gas comes when people are trying desperately to get the most out of their airsoft guns during the colder months.
What people find as the best gear for them in the CQB setting, might not be best for them in a woodland setting. It may be best for them, but not for their buddy. The best advice we can give you with kit is to start with a foundation, and slowly build it from there.
If you’re in the market for a GBB (gas blow-back), you need to know the difference in open bolt vs closed bolt gas airsoft guns. Most modern gas airsoft guns follow the open bolt design, however there are still a fair number of the older technology “closed bolt” available on the used market. So, if you’re in the market and want to know the difference, this should help you know which type of bolt is for you.
Sniping in airsoft is an absolute art-form. It takes dedication, patience, skill and practice both on the field and off the field in the workshop. With that in mind, whether you’ve built your own rifle from scratch, or you’ve just picked up a stock base rifle to work with, you need to know how to keep it maintained. Propper maintenance will not only ensure that the rifle operates reliably for longer, it’ll also improve your accuracy and confidence in the field.
Silencers on a firearm are used to reduce the gunshot sound that emanates from the barrel when shooting.However, airsoft guns don’t have exploding gunpower or gasses which need slowing down, so do silencers actually work on airsoft guns?
Airsoft, is similar to paintball, in the teams of people group together into organised teams at a dedicated and insured field, and shoot small projectiles at each other for fun and sport.