Spring and Gas Piston
Traditional spring and gas piston air guns are a versatile and affordable option for airgun enthusiasts. They are well-suited for a variety of applications, and they can provide years of enjoyment with proper care. The old Red Ryder air rifle is a classic example of a one of these traditional air guns. Below are some of our current recommendations. Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons
How they work
A spring piston air gun is powered by a spring that is compressed when the gun is cocked. When the trigger is pulled, the spring releases and drives a piston forward, which compresses air in the barrel. The compressed air then propels a pellet down the barrel and out of the gun
Spring piston air guns are relatively inexpensive, simple to operate, and require no CO2 cartridges or other consumables. They are also very durable and can last for many years with proper care.
Spring piston air guns can be quite noisy, and they can also have a lot of recoil. This can make them difficult to shoot accurately, especially for beginners. Additionally, lower cost entry level spring and gas piston air guns can suffer from poor accuracy.