BB's: What Are They?
BB guns have been around a long time, and are still popular with kids and other casual shooters. Until about 30 years ago, when airsoft guns were invented, all BB pistols and rifles fired lead, copper, or steel ammunition. Now you can choose that traditional style or go with the safer airsoft models, which shoot plastic pellets. Either way, be sure to follow the same gun safety rules at all times. Whether you choose a sniper rifle or a hand pistol - always try and take the utmost care.
People use air guns to either relieve stress, go hunting with or at a shooting range for recreational shooting. These BB guns are made with either mechanical spring action guns or gaseous air pressure bb guns. BB guns got their names from the type of ammunition ammunition they carry. This was initially ammunition that was used in hunting birds off trees. You see, the BB gun ammo is nothing but a steel pellet that is wrapped around in a coating of zinc or copper. Why the coating? It is because the bullet may rust or corrode since it is made of steel.
When you fire a bb gun, you are actually firing a cold, hard steel pellet that has been propelled at well over 100 m/s (to put that in perspective, it is 1/3rd the speed of sound). Therefore the first rule you should indoctrinate yourself with is that you will use the guns safely and with the proper gear to avoid any injuries that may be caused by accident.
Who Uses Them?
BB gun competitions are also prevalent in various towns across the United States. There are many competitions that are held at local shooting ranges which people can take part in. The best part is that there is usually a very reasonable fee of only $50 for a lifetime membership. This means you can have access to a shooting range as close as your home town.
BB guns are also widely used by the US marines, navy and army to have training missions and simulations for combat. That is why the weapons available come in such a wide variety. Everything from pistols, assault rifles, sniper rifles and automatic guns are available on our website.
BB & Airsoft Pistols
Traditional BB pistols that fire metal ammunition are a good choice for new shooters who want to practice target shooting at close range, or who just want to have fun varmint hunting or plinking tin cans in a field or the backyard. Kids often start off with this kind of BB gun. Plastic pellet airsoft BB guns are also used with targets (gel or paper), and are increasingly popular in team war game sports (much like paintball).
The smaller guns also come at you hard, with the Beretta PX4 CO2 pistol with refillable CO2 cartridges. The Crosman C11 CO2 BB gun is also a favourite when it comes to CO2 powered pistols. Here are some of the most popular BB guns and airsoft pistols: