If you aren’t sure what all those adjustments are for on your new airsoft gun, or if you aren’t sure how to use them, just read over the simple explanations, below.
All the parts of an airsoft gun are there to help you in a game, if you use them right. Practice with a target and use the sight, the stock and other gun features are to help you improve your game.
- Front Sight: The built-in front sight is an important part of any gun, as it allows you to find your target, instead of just “guessing” at it. With the front sight locator, be sure to do some target practice with your airsoft gun before you go to a game, so you can anticipate how you will hold the gun, how fast it shoots, and its shooting range.
- Detachable Carry Handle: The carry handles on most airsoft guns are detachable, since some people don’t like to have them on their gun all the time. Unless you are playing in a game, and you are carrying around several guns with you, you don’t have to keep the carry handle on the gun at all times. For simple target practice, it isn’t needed. However, it’s nice to have it on your gun when your hands are full of ammo, and you’re running to take cover.
- Stock: This is the back portion of the gun, and sometimes it is adjustable, or foldable. By it being adjustable, it allows for you to find your correct positioning with the airsoft gun. The stock is usually pressed against your cheek, which allows you to see your target through the front sight, and make an accurate shot.
- Selector Switch: This switch puts the gun in safety mode, fully automatic or semi- automatic. There are 3 total adjustments.
- Trigger: This is the best part of the gun. Just be sure to keep your finger off of it until you are ready to shoot, and don’t be “trigger happy”. It’s easy to pull the trigger too early and miss your shot.
- Pistol Grip: Use the pistol grip to help you balance and position your gun, when you are getting in place and setting up your gun.
- Trigger Guard: Use the trigger guard to rest your finger against, instead of resting it on the trigger itself.
- Magazine: The magazine is what holds the BB’s. It can get jammed sometimes, and it’s easier to get a jam out of the magazine than it is the gun. Always check it first, if you think something has inhibited your shot or BB’s.
- Flash Hider: The flash hider on an airsoft gun is always orange, and this is a quick identifier that the gun isn’t a real firearm. Don’t tamper with this, paint it, or take it off. There will be legal consequences if your airsoft gun’s orange tip is removed or concealed.
- 10. Hand Guard: This is similar to a hand rail, for when you will hold the rail of the gun in the front. It is a safe place to put your hand while the gun is in use.
- Sling Mount: Most airsoft guns will now have a sling mount in place, so that you can attach a strap to it easily. This is helpful, since some guns won’t have a carry handle. Also, a sling mount can be a detachable strap that can be used on any airsoft gun.
What you don’t see:
Airsoft Gun Internal Parts:
C.A.T. and I.C.S. airsoft guns are modeled after real guns, and are impressive 1:1 replicas. You will have a hard time telling an airsoft gun apart from a real weapon, except for the orange tip at the end. They are the same size, almost the same weight, and they break down like a real gun. Airsoft guns shoot hard, far and fast, just like a real gun.
The Split gear box: In many of the C.A.T. airsoft guns, they have an additional feature called a split gear box. This allows for easy access to the internal gears in case of a jam. If there is a problem, you can usually find it quickly and easily.
Inner Barrel: The internal barrel of a good airsoft gun could be metal or aluminum, which allows for better precision in your shots. A strong barrel is an indicator if a high-quality airsoft gun.
Rechargeable Battery: The new airsoft guns will have rechargeable batteries that allow for high torque. ICS airsoft guns have the Turbo 3000 motors with high torque, and give excellent results.