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How Do Airsoft Guns Work?

Learn how airsoft guns work in this Howcast video featuring airsoft experts Payton Kemper and Josh Meyer.


Hi, my name is Payton. I'm the manager of Airsoft Hero located in the historic district of Hampden in Baltimore, Maryland. And I'm Joshua Meyer. I'm the tech here at Airsoft Hero. Our store features AEGs, accessories, apparel. We also buy used guns, accessories and apparel and we also do quality tech work. Any details you can find on our website at And we'll be talking to you about airsoft. The inside of an Airsoft gun are pretty much the same, no matter what kind you get. They'll have a spring, which is your main source of power. This is actually what will affect how fast the BB comes out of the gun. Another thing would be a piston, and a piston head. A cylinder and then a cylinder head. An air nozzle, what's called an iii plate. And then you'll have a set of 3 gears. You also have a motor, and then this would be considered your switch mechanism. That is actually what's making it work. No matter what happens inside the gear box, you can upgrade and change it to make it perform better for whatever scenario that you're gonna be using it in. If you wanna upgrade the spring, that will change the feet per second of the gun. How far the gun fires. When you use an Airsoft gun, you're going to load BBs in the magazine. You're going to make sure that there is a battery in the gun. You're also going to place the mag in the gun. And then change the selecter switch on whichever gun you have to semi or fully automatic, and you're going to pull the trigger. In turn, the BBs are going to feed through the magazine. And then they're going to shoot out the barrel of the gun, at wherever, of course, it's pointed. And make sure that it is pointed in a safe place with no animals and people.

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