Below you'll see our selection of gas airsoft rifles!
Gas rifles/SMGs are airsoft guns powered by pressurized air, usually green gas or CO2. Their function can vary greatly from simple to realistic. One thing that is a common theme among all gas powered airsoft guns is doing the proper upkeep and using quality propellant to keep things running smoothly.
Q: What gas gun is good for a beginner?
A: If you don't mind playing sniper class, an ASG Tac 6 is a very inexpensive way to get a taste for gas guns and sniping at the same time.
Q: Would you recommend any other gas gun for beginners?
A: Honestly, not so much. Gas guns can be temperamental and require some knowledge of maintenance and function to keep them running just right. As such, beginners often fail to grasp the concept of lubricating the moving parts and seals and the overall cost and upkeep of a gas airsoft gun that can lead to malfunctions or a short lifespan. This often leads to discouragement as well.
Q: What needs to be looked after in a gas gun?
A: Gas guns, especially blowbacks, need more attention to the moving parts and seals. Especially with guns capable of full auto or ones with moving components like bolts or slides, these parts make contact with other metal parts which do fatigue and wear out over time. Often times this will need more lubrication or outright part replacement when the component wears out or fails. Other components that should be looked at from time to time are any rubber components such as o-rings and seals. These are what are responsible for the gas being stored and when they get old they can get leaky. Using the right type of lube ensures that the seals never get dry and crack. Rubber seals are affected by temperature as well so places with extreme shifts cause cause your airsoft gun to dry out. Even if the gun is new and you don't use it for a while, this can still require lube. This is a fact that you can't change.
Q: What are the benefits of using a gas airsoft gun?
A: This is just one more possible source of power, especially on the long guns, when batteries just aren't your thing. Gas guns can shoot pretty hard without any effort just because the gasses perform so well when the weather is warmer or even hot. Some of the more realistic models can be incredibly fun due to the function and sometimes recoil associated with them.
Q: How much does it cost to operate a gas rifle?
A: If it's a non-blowback design, it will have the same efficiency as a non-blowback pistol which is really really excellent. One CO2 capsule on a non-blowback rifle is good for around 100 shots. If you are using a gas-blowback rifle or SMG however, your mileage may vary. Another important factor to consider: how quickly you are shooting. Gas guns can suffer from cooldown if fired too rapidly over a short period of time. Guns that have been shot rapidly to the point of having the gun and magazines suffer from cooldown will make you experience sluggish performance or incomplete cycling of the gun.