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Frequently Asked Questions

What's Airsoft?
Airsoft is a product of the far East and is now available in the Western world.  It has spawned a sport, a growing following, and an industry that spans several continents.

How realistic are Airsoft Guns?
Even law enforcement officers are often unable to distinguish Airsoft from real steel. Never take an Airsoft gun out in public, doing so WILL endanger your life.

How do Airsoft guns operate?
An Airsoft gun can operate off one of any three principles. The most common and cost effective are our line of spring guns. Spring guns must be cocked before each shot, usually by racking the slide or cocking handle (rifles). Cocking the gun compresses a spring attached to a piston, when the trigger is pulled, the piston flies forward, compresses the air in the cylinder and fires the BB at an average velocity of 250 FPS. Most people start off with spring guns and often move up to gas blowback guns. Gas blowback pistols use HFC22 or Green Gas. Green gas is loaded into the bottom of the magazine along with the ammunition. This design allows for rapid magazine changes to replace both expended rounds and propellant. BB guns operate in a manner very similar to real firearms. After inserting the magazine you cock the gun to chamber the first round. Upon pulling the trigger, gas is released to propel the BB out of the barrel at an average of 300 FPS. A small amount of gas is also captured to force the slide back, resetting the hammer and chambering the next round. This is a very efficient system allowing you to fire the gun as fast as you can pull the trigger. Electric powered guns use a gear and piston system to offer semi and sometimes fully automatic operation.

How do I care for my airsoft gun?
See our Airsoft Guns Proper Care page.

How many shots can I get from a can of green gas?
This will vary with the gun you are using, rate of fire and temperature. The faster you pull the trigger, the colder the gas becomes thus lowering the pressure. Shooting from a very cold magazine will not yield nearly as many rounds as a room temperature magazine. On average, one can of gas will yield approx 2000 rounds.

Can I use standard .177 pellets or 4.5mm copper BBs?
NO! This type of ammunition will not work at all in any of our guns and may cause damage to the gun itself.

Are Airsoft guns legal to own and operate?
Airsoft guns are legal to own in most states. Exceptions include New York City (including all 5 boroughs) and Michigan. This is not a complete list - always review all local and state laws/ordinances regarding BB guns, replica guns, and paintball guns before making a purchase.

Which gun is the BEST?
We get dozens of emails every day asking which gun is the best. Here is the answer: The M4 is our most popular spring rifle while the M9 remains the most popular spring pistol. The AEG rifles and Beretta pistols are the most popular battery powered guns. The M11 is by far the coolest of the gas blowback guns with the M9 following as a close second. For the absolute highest rate of fire, go with the HFC gas blowback guns.

What kind of protection do I need to play Airsoft?
Full face protection is REQUIRED for any Airsoft sporting activity. Airsoft guns can cause serious eye injury and shatter teeth if unprotected. We also recommend using neck protection, elbow and knee guards.

How far will Airsoft guns shoot?
Airsoft guns have a maximum-effective range of about 60-130 yards depending on whether or not the gun has been upgraded. Stock full-size electric rifles can shoot accurately up to 20-60 yards, spring guns 15-20 yards, and electric guns 10-40 yards.

How accurate are Airsoft guns?
Airsoft guns are very accurate for smooth-bore guns. At 20 yards, you can shoot a 6-8" group.

How loud are Airsoft guns?
Airsoft guns are quieter than a .22 caliber rifle, but a bit louder than a typical air rifle.

What are Airsoft guns made of?
Some of our guns are made of the same durable ABS Plastic used in items such as motorcycle helmets, others are made of metal or both. Airsoft guns cannot be modified to fire real ammunition. Because they are made of different materials, the guns tend to be a little lighter than their real counterparts.

How old do you have to be to purchase an Airsoft gun?
You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase any product from us. Airsoft King assumes "NO LIABILITY" arising from the purchase of any products offered in this publication; including sale, resale or misuse.

What are the tactical training applications of Airsoft?
Airsoft guns are ideal for tactical training. Our Favor company Tactical Training Solutions International is run by a 14 year law enforcement veteran and has provided solutions for tactical teams across the country.

I live outside of the US, can I still buy Airsoft guns?
No, we are not shipping outside the USA at the present time.

How is an Airsoft gun distinguished from a real gun?
As required by federal law, the first 5mm of the barrel on any Airsoft gun has a blaze orange marking affixed to it, or has it molded in orange plastic. Removal, alteration, or destruction of the orange markings is both dangerous, and a violation of federal law. It will also void your warranty.

What do the numbers mean on the bb’s?
The numbers refer to bb weight in grams. All of our guns are designed around a specific weight of bb. The recommended bb weight is automatically selected for each product.

What is the muzzle velocity of different airsoft guns?
Spring pistols tend to fire 190-350 fps, Spring rifles 220-450 fps, and electric guns and pistols or gas guns fire 175-400 fps.

How long will it take to get my order?
We have no way of knowing when you will get your Airsoft Gun Products, since we can't control UPS shipping, However you can Click Here for a chart map schedule, you can also track your order within website by going to the Track My Order page.

What is your 2010 Holiday Shipping schedule?
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How much does shipping cost?
It all depends on where you reside, how far the package has to travel, and how much it weights, the average price is usually between $7.00 to $14.00.

Do you have a dealer or reseller’s program?
We do not currently have a program for dealers, but we will have one soon.

What is the magazine capacity on airsoft guns?
The magazine capacities are never lower than the real gun. Pistols are 10-50 rounds, sub guns 25-600 rounds.

How do I pay using money orders?
Please Click Here to see our Mail Order Page for more information on ordering.

Can I get a refund?
Absolutely not, as stated on our Policy, we do not offer refunds, please make all the necessary research before purchasing any of our products.

What do I do if I receive a damaged product?
You need to call UPS immediately, see our Policy for more information.

Do products you sell come with a warranty?
No, Airsoft King does not offer warranties on any products offered for sale, but we will honor exchanges on malfunctioning or defective products within seven days of receipt, see our Policy page for detail information. However, some products come with warranties offered directly through the manufacturer.


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