Airsoft pistols come in different styles and mechanisms so its best to make
sure you are getting the right kind of pistol for what your going to doing.
The following FAQ is here to help you decide which kind of pistol will better
suit your needs.
Green Gas pistols are the most common type of side arm in the sport
of airsoft. They are reliable, realistic, accurate and inexpensive to maintain.
Green Gas is type of propane with Silicone lubricants injected into the can
to make sure that your seals and slides are always conditioned and don't constant
maintenance Green Gas is also called a wet gas because you can leave the gas
inside magazines for lengthy periods of time and it will condition seals and
when done correctly can lengthen the life of your magazines. Green Gas guns
can also use Red Gas and Propane which will yield higher velocities but puts
added stress on the magazines and pistol which may decrease the life span of
We recommend using Sapien Arms
Green Gas for your blow back and fixed slide pistols. It is considered the
best on the market and the 'new car' scent is a huge plus.
We do still recommend after a good day of shooting or skirmishing that you
pull apart you gun, lubricate your slide and do a general cleaning of the internals
and externals to keep your purchase in excellent condition.
Co2 is much more power Green Gas but this also means it can be much
more dangerous. We recommend Co2 for long distance shooting, never close range.
Generally less expensive than Green Gas pistols Co2 can seem like the way to
go but it may not always be the best. If you are skirmishing with friends you
need to take into account that the power of these pistols can knock out teeth
and embed in skin if shot to close so ALWAYS wear the appropriate face and body
protection with these pistols.
Co2 is considered a dry gas so its not recommended to leave the Co2 in the
gun for more than a few days because it puts a dry pressure on internal seals
of the magazine which can lead to leaking and poor performance. Since Co2 is
a try gas we recommend after ever day of use doing a heavy cleaning lubricating
all internals on both the magazine and pistol as well as lubricating and moving
parts, no matter how small.
Spring pistols are and still continue to be one of best sellers. They
are both EXTREMLY fun for small games, inexpensive but they are also light weight
and safe enough for younger children to use with out the worry of seriously
hurting each other. Spring pistols also need to be cocked before ever fire,
from the pulling back of the slide or the hammer the gun will not fire until
it is 'charged.' This needs to be done before every shot or you will simply
just pull the trigger and nothing will happen.
Now that you know the difference between the three types of pistols we carry
go out there and choose which best suits your needs and your price range! If
you are still having problems with choosing which kind of pistol would be best
for you give us a call at 1-866-477-GUNS (4867) and our knowledgeable
staff can help you with your choice.