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How Do Spring Airsoft Guns Work?

Learn how spring 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. Spring Airsoft guns are relatively simple. All it is, you cock it back, it locks the piston back. You pull the trigger, it sends the piston forward, sending the BB out. Now, what I mean by that is. I'm cocking it back, that brought the piston inside to the back. Now that piston is waiting for me to pull the trigger. Once I pull the trigger, it's gonna let that piston go, and it's gonna send the BB out of the barrel. There's a couple good things about spring guns. They're good for kids. They're good to give the kids for just general firearms training, to use it as a good example. They're good for target practice for kids and adults. Whether you're an experienced player or not. Also, for kids, it helps them get into the game a little bit, without spending too much money. Now, if you're giving a child one of these guns, whether it's a spring or an Airsoft electric gun, you wanna make sure that they're under adult supervision at all time, and that they're wearing the necessary safety gear. Other than that, the spring pistols are cheap. So give one to your kid, and let 'em run around and have a good time.

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