If you're planning to buy a metal airsoft gun then what are the basic things that you will look for? Usually, airsoft players search for a metal airsoft gun that is easy to handle, attractive, and safe. Besides, all these factors you should also check whether they are helpful for you when you target practice. You'll find several types of metal airsoft guns to choose from. Most of these metal airsoft guns are quite similar of Colt M16, H&K M5 that are military weapons.

These metal airsoft guns are designed and manufactured keeping in view the entertainment, rather than hardcore hunting. The amazing fact about these guns are that they have a unique propulsion system, which utilizes a small amount of air to shoot plastic pellets with extreme accuracy.

Over the years, metal airsoft guns have gained quite popularity. Today, many new models have been introduced in the markets that are replicas of famous models like the magnum revolver and the Uzi.

Spring, electric, and gas are the three popular types of metal airsoft guns. Out of the three, the spring guns are considered cheap but can get very expensive if they fire at a high FPS. The spring airsoft gun is extremely durable and has a very low failure rate. For target practicing these guns are perfect.

AEG also commonly known as Electric guns are basically powered by a battery. The motor and the gears perform the cocking action and release the piston at the moment the trigger is pulled, instead of manually cocking the piston head for every shot. The main advantage of such guns is that they are automatic, but are not very powerful unless upgraded. You'll find these guns basically in serious competitions.

Gas guns are considered to be the most powerful gun in Airsoft sport. The gases include carbon dioxide, propane, green gas, red gas, and high pressure air (HPA). The mechanism for this gun is gas driven meaning environmentally friendly gases are used in this gun. These guns are considered as classics and require more maintenance than a spring gun.