Here you'll find our selection of airsoft blowback pistols powered by green gas
Gas blowback pistols are some of the funnest airsoft guns out there. If you are after realism and looks this would be the type of airsoft gun to look into. Gas blowback pistols replicate the function of the real thing by having recoil and slide movement. This does add some complexity to the design compared to lower grade pistols but the results are much more satisfying. Due to the required upkeep of gas blowback pistols, these will disassemble (or field strip) just like their real counterparts for cleaning and lubrication.
Q: Do you recommend a gas blowback gun for a beginner?
A: You will get some mixed answers from us on this one. Many new players lack the attention to detail with their equipment to do the basic maintenance to keep their guns going. As such we get a lot of frustration and confusion from new players (and their parents) when they are having trouble over something that just required basic cleaning. Do we recommend it to a beginner? Probably not if you are the type that just puts your gear away and only looks at it the next time you play. If you get into the habit of cleaning it and oiling it, these gas pistols do work well and last. If you want less trouble, you can look into the partial blowback or non blowback pistols.
Q: What gas gun is good for a beginner?
A: This is very subjective and depends on your personal taste. Some guns feel better in your hands than others. We have always recommended the 1911 series by Elite Force first simply because (in the airsoft world) these pistols are the most common and readily available, and have a ton of parts to keep them running for a long time. The recoil is also very good and they will have a light trigger pull. 1911s also have slimmer grips making it more friendly to all hand sizes.
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.