In most cases, electric powered airsoft guns utilize a rechargeable battery or batteries to power an electric motor. Said motor then causes an internal piston or spring assembly to cycle and, finally, blast off the BB(s). This allows for three round burst, semi-automatic and even fully automatic weapons fire. Owing to that little factoid, the name “automatic electric gun” (AEG) was coined. These types of airsoft weapons can generally achieve muzzle velocities from 150 to 650 ft/s. How about rate of fire, you ask? Depending on the particular gun you purchase from Godfather Airsoft, you’ll typically be looking at 100 to 1500 rounds per minute. Yeah, it’s like that.
These bad boys were originally developed over in the Land of the Rising Sun and today’s market is dominated by Japanese manufacturer, Tokyo Marui. So, of course, GF Airsoft is proud to carry their line of airsoft guns. In Marui’s AEGs, the motor drives a sequence of 3 gears mounted inside a gearbox. These gears then compress a piston assembly up against a spring. Upon the release of the piston, the spring drives it forward through the cylinder to push a BB into the chamber, through the barrel and forward from the muzzle. This design is affective, that many in the industry have simply copied it over to their own airsoft guns and thrown in some extras like reinforced parts and other minor improvements.
At this point, you’re probably getting a pretty good picture of the kind of advantages AEGs provide. But if you’re still interested in learning more before making your airsoft gun purchase, Godfather has a few more details for you to pore over. The lion’s share of AEGs are powered by nickel metal hydride and have varying degrees of voltage and milliampere-hours ratings. Batteries are commonly large 8.4 volt units and airsoft weapons of this type range from pistols to assault rifles to just about anything else you could want.
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