Gas-powered airsoft guns are capable of both semi-automatic and automatic firing. They are primarily powered by either “green gas” (HFC-134a) or propane (adaptor required), but some also run on the less common “red gas,” nitrogen, high-pressure air and CO2. It should be noted that the so-called red gas is actually HCFC-22, which is illegal for use in the United States due to its ozone-depleting nature.
As you can see from our selection, gas power is most commonly put to use in airsoft pistols. The reason behind this is that their small size makes it rather impractical to jam a bunch of electrical equipment in there. That being said, certainly you will find some sniper rifles, assault rifles and SMGs that run on this tech. Additionally, gas is used as a power source for airsoft weapons when adjustable velocities are necessary or when a blowback feature is wanted. What the heck is that? Well, it’s basically just a device that cycles a bolt or spring in an attempt to better simulate a real-life firearm’s feel. Most airsoft sniper rifles deliberately exclude a blowback feature in order to achieve an increase in muzzle velocity and/or lower recoil for higher levels of accuracy.
In addition to airsoft guns, gas is also utilized in both tossed and projectile grenades. The latter of which is launched from a, well, launcher. Their shells operate under a system that involves a gas-filled internal piston. On the top of said shell, you’ll find either a soft/rubber head or some pellets. Once the pressure releases, things go boom.
To comply with federal law requirements, all guns sold have orange tips.*
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The U.S. Government has specified regulations applicable to AirSoft products. AirSoft is a category of air guns subject to all distribution & usage restrictions. Consumers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of purchase and full time parental supervision is required for those who are younger. A permanent blaze orange marking at the fore end of all AirSoft guns is a federal requirement as a product distinction. All consumer applications must have and retain this specified marking, with the exception of movie and theatrical applications.