Spring Airsoft Guns

By: Kristy Annely

Spring powered airsoft guns differ from the other gas powered and electric powered airsoft guns because they are a single shot or spring cocked devices much like a real shotgun or bolt action rifle. The user has to cock the spring by pulling back the slide or bolt before firing each shot. Though they may not be very suitable for close combat competitions, they are widely used for "sniper" and "marksman" functions.

The spring airsoft gun is ideal for beginners because it's cheap, durable and widely available, and because it is easy to use, almost every airsoft gun enthusiast has started out with a Spring airsoft gun.

The MP5 SD3 is the most popular spring rifle, well known for its CQB (Close Quarters Battle) applications and mainly used by tactical groups. It features a metal retractable stock and mock silencer, and the scale magazine can hold 20 rounds. The Hop-Up model has increased range and accuracy for skirmishing. The model is mainly constructed of ABS plastic, with some internal metal components. It weighs 2.89 Pounds and shoots several hundred feet at a rate of 270 feet per second.

As for spring handguns, the M9 seems to be the most widely used and has a 22 Round Magazine, opening ejection port, functional trigger & amp and hammer. The model is mainly constructed of ABS plastic like the MP5 SD3, with some internal metal components. Optional all metal mock screws on silencers are available. The M9 weighs 1.25 lbs -- has a muzzle velocity of 275 FPS, and is effective up to 90 Feet. The model comes in single, two-tone and silver color.

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