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How do you compare a green gas vs. a CO2 airgun?

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Green gas Airsoft guns are easier to reload than CO2 Airsoft guns and are much more durable over time. CO2 Airsoft guns, on the other hand, administer a much more powerful shot and cost less to maintain. Use a gas-powered pistol for personal comparisons.

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  1. Compare reload speeds

    Load the green gas gun with a magazine, and perform a standard reload operation. Determine how much time it takes and how difficult it is to reload each magazine. Repeat this step with a CO2 gun, and compare the results.

  2. Compare feet per second and firing strength

    To safely conduct the next test, wear a pair of safety glasses, a mask that covers the entire face and a pair of heavy-duty work gloves. Empty out the liquid contents of a soda can, and rinse it out thoroughly. Hold the can 1 to 2 inches away from the muzzle of the gun, and fire a shot into the side of the can. Repeat this step with a CO2-powered gun to compare the results. The FPS measurements for this test depend upon how many surfaces the gun's BB penetrated. One side is equal to a range of 290 to 310 FPS; two sides is equal to a range of 350 to 370 FPS.

  3. Compare the cost

    Browse through online shops, or flip through catalogs of the most popular Airsoft gun retailers to determine which gun's prices best fit your budget.

  4. Compare durability

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