Air soft pistols
Unlike the more high powered BB pistols, Air soft pistols are designed for recreational use. I.e. for fun. They have been around for about thirty years and are great for indoor use. Whether practicing against a picture target or firing at you indoor plants, they are enjoyed by a growing number of air soft pistol enthusiasts. Whilst based on air pressure and spring power and not being as powerful as gas powered and pump action bb pistols, they can leave quite a sting if hit at short range.
There are many different types of air soft pistols. The most popular being the sport hand gun air soft pistol. The likeness to real pistols is very good and they normally have a bright orange area on the end of the barrel to differentiate them from real pistols. Air soft pistols are totally harmless providing safety rules are observed. They normally come with 6mm plastic, bright yellow air soft pellets. Remember that these are intended for general fun use, but wit is strongly recommended that under eighteens do not use these pistols.
The Air soft pistols can come with many accessories to make the shooting of these pistols more enjoyable. Examples of accessories include laser sightings which can pinpoint your target. The addition of torches for night time use and varying sized magazines which hold different numbers of pellets. The pistols can also come in varieties of types, such as single shot pistols and automatic fire. Silencers can muffle the sound.
The pellets used in these guns normally come in two varieties. Polished and unpolished. Polished pellets do not jam your gun whereas unpolished have a habit of breaking the spring or jamming in the barrel.
Air soft pistols are not as expensive as one may expect. There are varying qualities and some even come with real metal and walnut handles for the more serious air soft pistol collector. A lot of the pistols are based on well known pistols. An example if this is the James Bond pistol, the Walther p99 air soft pistol. With a capacity of 12 pellets and a weight of 316 grammes, finished in black and anti-shock ABS it develops around 0.5 joules of energy.
For air soft gun fans there are also a range of air soft rifles and shotguns, even the classic Kalashnikov AK47 which is an air soft Replica Rifle CM022 (Air Soft / Electric). This air soft rifle is apparently the most popular assault rifle in the world. Semi automatic and single shot with sights and is fully electric.
Air soft shotguns on the other hand are just as amazing and fantastic. The p799a air soft shotgun is so realistic it is unbelievable – it is manufactured to use a cock action just like the real item! It even has the sliding action – backwards to forwards!
These air soft pistols are real bys toys but women are also buying and using them. So watch out! (Especially when you are both having an argument!).
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Neil MacLeod writes for Airsoft Store who are an online retailer of air soft pistols. With a wide selection of air soft pistols, rifles, pellets and hand guns always in stock, delivery is fast and almost all pistol types are available. All of the pistols are available online.