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What is an Airsoft MG42?

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An airsoft MG42 is a gas- or spring-powered pellet gun modeled after the German machine gun. Airsoft is a combat simulation game that utilizes realistic-looking weapons that fire small plastic pellets.

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The MG42 was among the most feared infantry weapons used during WWII. It could fire an impressive 1,200 rounds per minute and was equipped with a barrel capable of being swapped out in a mere six seconds. This notoriety led to several airsoft gun manufacturers producing pellet guns visually identical to the original weapon. They are particularly popular with groups that don authentic gear and uniforms to recreate historic battles.

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    Depending on the composition of the biodegradable Airsoft pellets and the environmental conditions, it could take anywhere from weeks to nearly a year or more for them to decompose. The elements needed for the pellets, or BBs, to biodegrade are soil, sunlight and water.

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    Do Airsoft pellets hurt?

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    Airsoft pellets travel at high speeds and inflict painful welts and small wounds on exposed skin. They can cause permanent damage to eyes, ears and other delicate parts of the body. Metallic pellets are more dangerous than plastic pellets and are prohibited in many airsoft parks.

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    What are the best and cheapest Airsoft guns?

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    As of September 2014, HobbyTron offers a James Bond FPS-150 electric Airsoft pistol for $7.95. Airsoft GI offers a CYMA Special Force M9 with Barrel Extension Spring Pistol Airsoft Gun (M22/ 2-Tone) for $12.99, and AirsoftRC.com offers a Pro M368A M16-A4 Spring Airsoft Gun FPS-300 with Flashlight for $15.99.

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