What Is An Airsoft Gun? How Guns Works, Play, And Build?

What is an airsoft gun?

Airsoft guns are not real firearms! If you were at the mall and someone ran by with an airsoft gun, would you run away thinking that they had a real gun? No, of course not.
You might be wondering what an airsoft gun is made out of. They look like metal but most of them are made out of plastic. They can come in any color like pink, blue, green, or silver. The most important part about an airsoft gun is that it shoots 6mm pellets. In the United States, every airsoft gun needs to be at least 0.08 Joules or lower.
If the gun is above that then you cannot import it into the country.

What is the cost of Airsoft Guns?

The next thing you might be wondering is how much does an airsoft gun cost? They can range from $20 to $200 or sometimes, even more, depending on what brand and what type of gun it is. You never know when you might find a good sale.

How to Play Or Use Airsoft Guns?

Now that you know what an airsoft gun is, lets talk about how to use them. There are tons of different games that you can play with airsoft guns like capture the flag or even zombie apocalypse; they all involve two teams trying to win. You might want to wear some type of protection like goggles or other types of eye protection depending on the game you are playing. Also, it is not recommended to play with airsoft guns in an area that has sensitive plants because the pellets can get stuck in the ground and cause damage.

Airsoft guns shoot very fast so please be careful when shooting around others. If you are not careful, you could shoot someone in the eye which would really hurt and may need to go to a hospital. You can play airsoft games out in an open field but you cannot play them in a crowded setting like a mall or even outside your house because people might think it is real and call 911.
Airsoft guns are so realistic that they fool people all the time. If you go out and shoot someone with an airsoft gun, it is highly unlikely for them to know unless you actually tell them and if they do figure it out then they will probably be really mad at you. I hope you learned a little bit about what an airsoft gun is.

How to make airsoft guns?

Simple airsoft guns can be made with a few simple materials and the application of some basic principles. Here’s how to make an airsoft gun in your own home:

1) Get your materials together. Required items are :

  • a PVC pipe, 4 inches in diameter and about 36″ long [you can use other diameters, but this seems to be the most common]
  • a metal bar, 6 inches long [0.5″ -1″ in diameter], could be brass or aluminum or stainless steel, etc., but steel is probably best because it’s cheap and easily available everywhere
    two nails (stainless steel, if possible) about 1/2 inch long
  • duct tape
  • electrical tape
  • a knife or hacksaw that can cut PVC pipe.

optional items are :

  • an old bike tire tube, which is the rubber part of the inner tube
  • some springs if you want to build a spring-powered gun. These could be out of an actual nerf gun or something, but they could also be from a cheap/broken spring-powered toy.

2) Cut your pvc pipe to the following dimensions: one piece 10 inches long, and one piece 5 inches long. The two pieces should have been originally connected, so you will need to do some smooth cutting instead of chopping with a hacksaw or knife, but that’s not a problem. If you’re using a high-quality metal bar, you can cut it to 6 inches in length with a hacksaw or knife.

3) Drill a small hole into the center of each end cap of your pipe pieces. This is where your nails will go through, for attaching later on.

4) Put the 10″ long piece inside the 5″ long piece, and put them in such a way that both open ends of the two pieces are facing each other. The nails go through either end cap into both pieces of PVC pipe, just to attach them together.

5) Now, you have a “tube gun” as it’s called on some airsoft discussion forums. It’s actually not bad, but it can be improved especially for beginners: tape over the metal bar with duct tape. This makes it really easy to handle while playing.

6) The final step is how you want to load your gun and shoot it. You have two choices here – either you put caps over each end of the tube in order to plug the ends, or you leave one end open and use an airsoft loader for loading. With a cap on each end, you can shoot stuff like rocks without having the projectile damage the inside of your pipe. With only one end plugged, you have to load it with an airsoft loader which are basically cartridges that are made for these kinds of guns.

How does an airsoft gun work?

There are two main types of airsoft guns: spring guns and AEGs. Spring guns are manually cocked before being fired while AEGs have a battery-powered semi-automatic motor that shoots the airsoft bb pellets.

A spring gun has a firing mechanism located inside a tube, called a barrel. The gun’s hammer is pushed back via a small amount of air pressure from your finger and then released. This allows the hammer to strike a fixed firing pin located at the end of the barrel, which in turn hits the airsoft bb pellet and propels it out of the gun.

Spring guns are typically cheaper than AEGs, but they don’t shoot as fast or as far. The springs used in these guns will eventually wear out and the gun cannot shoot well after this happens.
AEGs typically have a gearbox assembly and a battery pack. The battery pack (usually either 8.4 volts or 11.1 volts) provides power to the motor, which turns gears in the gearbox that pushes back the piston and compresses air to fire the bb. AEGs can provide a very high rate of fire and they’re almost completely customizable, which means you can upgrade them to fire faster and with greater accuracy than spring guns.

Airsoft gun safety

Airsoft guns can easily shoot as fast as 170 feet per second (about 50mph) with the right equipment, so you have to be very careful when using them. Always use eye protection and never shoot anyone in the face with your gun unless you’re playing a game where it’s okay to shoot someone in the face.

You should always treat your airsoft gun as if it were loaded even if you know for certain that it isn’t, because you can never be too careful. Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction and never point the muzzle at anyone you don’t intend to shoot.When you’re not using your airsoft gun, make sure it’s unloaded (no magazine or bb pellets inside) and set the safety to ‘on’. This will prevent you from accidentally shooting yourself or someone else.

Where to buy airsoft guns?

In this article, I will cover where you can buy airsoft guns. Like with most things in life, there are good places to shop and bad places. It is important to research different stores before you set out on your adventure to find the perfect gun for you! Make sure they accept returns, so if it’s not what you wanted when you receive it, you can take it back and get your money back.
I will start with the online stores and then move on to their actual physical locations.



This is a great website for new players to buy guns from! They have a really big selection of guns, and they are divided by gun type so it is easy to find what you want. The prices are great too!


This website has a good variety of airsoft guns, but the prices can be slightly higher than GI’s. However, in my opinion, the advantage they have in return policies makes it so you have to do less research on their gun’s quality which is really nice.


I’ve never personally bought anything from this website, but I hear mostly good things about them. Some people say that they are slow to send shipments, but if you don’t mind that then overall they’re another good choice.

JAG Precision

I’ve never bought anything from them either, but I think their prices are really high. It is probably worth looking into though!

Brooklyn Armory

They sell a lot of high-end guns, and in general, they’re really hard to find. They’re another good option if you don’t mind spending more money on your gun!

Real Sword Airsoft

This website is really interesting! They have a lot of rare airsoft guns that you won’t see on many other websites. The downside is that they seem to be very expensive, but if you’re looking for a unique gun then this is definitely the place to check out.


So as I mentioned before, most places don’t sell airsoft guns in physical stores, but there are a few places that do. The first is Airsoft GI! They probably have the best physical store for buying an airsoft gun because they accept returns and you can definitely tell if something is wrong with it before you buy it (This is true of any store you go to).
Evike does not have a physical store, but they do sell airsoft guns at their warehouse. It is only open by appointment, so you can schedule a time to go if you want!
JAG has two locations in the US as well as some outside of it, so it’s definitely worth checking those out if there is one near you!


Airsoft guns are a form of hobby or sport where participants shoot at each other with replica air-powered weapons. The most popular type of airsoft gun is the gas powered blowback, which has been around for decades and is still one of the best options on the market today. If you’re looking to buy an airsoft gun or play in a game then this article will give you all the information that you need about what they are, how much they cost, and even some tips on making your own!

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