How to choose between a gas, Co2, electric or spring airsoft pistol?
For those who, like us, frequent airsoft playgrounds where a good number of newcomers approach, you will have heard this question many times. It's not easy to answer it in a nutshell, but we still want to give some small tips and list the pros and cons of each of these types of airsoft guns pistols
Considered by many to be the most powerful bb guns pistols, they have a mechanism very similar to gas pistols. They are fuelled by small Co2 capsules weighing 12 g. On average, one capsule costs about 1€ and about 60-70 bbs can be fired. You can choose Co2 blowback airsoft pistols if you want a more realistic effect. On the other hand, a non-blowback Co2 pistols will save some Co2 during play. Co2 airsoft guns are more resistant to cold weather than their green-gas cousins, but to reload the co2 you have to replace the capsule.
Very popular among Airsoft enthusiasts, Airsoft Gas Pistols offer very realistic experiences, especially in the case of Gas Blowback Airsoft Pisols.
They are available in a wide range of models and have very low user costs: the cost of green gas can is around 10€ and allows you to fire hundreds of rounds of bbs.
As previously said, many players prefer blowback gas airsoft pistols to greatly increase the feeling of realism, while knowing that they sacrifice a little efficiency from the standpoint of gas consumption.
They are certainly cheaper than gas or co2 guns, but they perform less well. They still remain excellent secondary airsoft handguns. New players often prefer them as a airsoft sidearm to keep their initial expenses lower.
These are definitely the cheapest pistols in the airsoft scene, but must be considered entry level. Great for starting out to gain experience in handling a bb gun pistol and for target shooting, even in confined spaces.