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Gas Airsoft Guns

During the 1980s airsoft started first in Japan, as ownership of guns by citizens was illegal. Thus with no access to real guns, the demand for firearm replicas increased. From that high demand was when airsoft surfaced, a dream come true for those that aspire to own a gun.


Airsoft guns started out as spring power guns, as Japan developed the airsoft guns further they eventually evolved into fully automatic gas and battery-powered airsoft guns. As time goes by airsoft will continue to evolve with new and improved weapons to be released, becoming closer and more realistic to the real steel counterpart. With new innovations such as hop-up units, blowback, or Polar Star technology, they are becoming much more accurate and powerful. Though gas airsoft guns are the most expensive out of spring-powered and electric, the growing popularity of airsoft continues to make airsoft guns more affordable so everyone can enjoy the sport. Gas airsoft guns today are quite sophisticated and popular among airsofters as well as law enforcement or military who also use it for training.


What to Look for in a Gas Airsoft Gun?

There are a plethora of gas-powered guns out there, which can be daunting to decide what to get. The most important thing to factor when deciding to buy a gas airsoft gun is what type of platform do you want? Whether it be a pistol, rifle, SMG, shotgun or sniper rifle you have to make a choice based on what game you’ll be playing in the near future. As all gas-powered airsoft guns have a blowback system, and they also come in a variety of prices, a pistol would be the most affordable option compared to the other type of guns.


Pistols are very versatile, easy to modify, and can be used as a backup weapon. Anyone can take off the slide and replace it or even install a mag well with ease. Though not every weapon is perfect, don’t expect to outgun your enemy if they are wielding AEG rifles whilst throwing out 100’s of BB at you. They are a perfect weapon choice for fast-paced CQB games as its very easy to manipulate and accurate too.


If you’re looking for something that’s between a pistol and a rifle then an SMG could be something for you. They have the best of both platforms as it’s easier to handle due to their small frame and higher mag capacity similar to a rifle. Ergonomics could be an issue as the pistol grip of SMG is usually smaller than of a rifle or even a pistol. But that being said most SMG usually have a foregrip and can be further customized to be more tactical by adding flashlight, PEQ boxes, or even red dot sights.


Rifles are by far the most popular choice for many airsofters as they are highly modular. This means everything can be modified from the rail, receiver, buttstock, pistol grip, flash hider, and internals! The rail can support many attachments on it for all your tactical needs. It may not be as easy to manipulate as a pistol but you have way more rounds per clip and able to ping those targets hiding out 60 meters away. Rifles are the most versatile weapon of all as they can be adjusted to be used in all scenarios such as CQB, milsim, and skirmishes.


Shotguns are very similar to SMG but lack the rate of fire as they are usually slow, but what sets that apart is the ability to shoot out several BB’s at once instead of a single one. The reload might take some time to get used, but the best part is you don’t really need to be pinpoint accurate with your shots as the shotgun will usually spray clusters of BB each trigger pull. They are designed to be used in CQB, so don’t take one of these out for a skirmish if everyone is running around with an AEG rifle!


If you dont like being in the heat and want to be able to pick your targets off before they even notice you then consider using a sniper rifle. Sniper rifles are designed to shoot long distances and take out targets before they know it. The superior range it provides makes up for the slow rate of fire. It’s not as customizable as the other platforms as there arent many upgrade options available. Externally one could add a scope, bipod, trigger, or even buttstock, but no way near as many options as an M4 rifle. Most airsofters usually upgrade the inner barrel to something longer so the BB can reach out further.


What are Some of the Best Gas Airsoft Guns?

When it comes to the best of the best these guns come to our mind.

The Tokyo Marui Hi Capa 5.1, GHK M4 RAS, and Tokyo Marui MTR16 all have superior range, accuracy, gas efficiency, and support many aftermarket parts. The majority of airsofters love to personalize their gear to match personality and outfit. We won’t go into too many details about these guns but to learn more click below:
Tokyo Marui Hi Capa 5.1:


Tokyo Marui MTR16:

Difference Between Electric and Gas Airsoft Guns

The biggest difference between electric and gas airsoft guns is blowback. Gas-powered guns will kick the slide or bolt back giving a realistic feel of a firearm. That being said gas-powered guns are not very cost-effective mainly because you’ll always need to stock up on green gas compared to using a rechargeable battery pack. But gas-powered guns use less BB’s and forces the user to make sure every shot counts, compared to an electric gun that’s full auto with a 300 round magazine capacity.


What is More Popular, Gas or Electric?

There is no such thing as the perfect airsoft gun that is suitable for every situation. Each platform, whether it’s electric or gas-powered has its pros and cons. But these days many people opt for an electric airsoft gun due to the fact it’s cost-effective, more affordable, fun to skirmish with, and easier to maintain. Though we are not saying gas is inferior, it can do something similar but you have to pay the price if you want a gas airsoft gun to perform similar to an aeg. What the electric airsoft guns lack is realism, without the blowback feature it may feel like a toy. What’s more is that the gas-powered guns can be taken down just like the real steel counterpart, as aeg cannot be taken down as much.