What do you need to know before getting a gas blowback Airsoft gun?
Airsoft is a popular sport for many reasons, but one of the most sought-after features is gas blowback. A gas blowback gun creates a realistic recoil in the gun and can add an extra element of realism to your airsoft experience. However, there are quite a few myths floating around about gas blowbacks that need to be debunked. Let’s look at some of those myths and the truth behind them.
Myth 1: Gas blowbacks are more powerful than other airsoft guns.
This is not true! While gas blowback guns may have more recoil than other airsoft guns, they are no more powerful than non-gas blowback models. In fact, due to their heavier construction and additional components, they are less potent than their non-gas counterparts. The advantage of a gas blowback gun lies in its realism, not its power.
Myth 2: Gas blowbacks require more maintenance than other airsoft guns.
Gas blowbacks do require regular maintenance like all airsoft guns, but they don’t need any more maintenance than non-gas models. Regular cleaning and lubrication will keep your gun in top condition regardless of its type. You should also ensure you only use high-quality green or propane gas when filling up your gun so as not to damage its internal components.
Myth 3: Gas blowbacks are expensive compared to other airsoft guns.
Some high-end gas blowback guns can be pricey, but this isn’t necessarily true for all models. Whether you choose a budget option or splurge on something higher end will depend on your needs and preferences as an airsofter! There are plenty of affordable gas blowback options on the market that won’t break the bank while still providing an excellent gaming experience.
More players locally are picking up gas blowback rifles as primary rifles, so here is a short video by Airsoft Headquarters describing some things you would need to be aware of before hitting that ‘order now’ button.
Gas Blowbacks can provide an exciting and realistic experience while playing airsoft.
Before making any purchasing decisions, it is important to clear up some common misconceptions about gas-powered weapons so you can make an informed decision about which type of gun best suits your needs!