Why Are M16 Airsoft Guns So Popular?

 Why Are M16 Airsoft Guns So Popular?


The overall landscape of airsoft guns, covers nearly all genres, and types of guns. From spring, to gas to electrical, from classic army to the latest high-tech design, the sky is the 38 special ammo  limit on the options available to the airsoft enthusiasts. One of the very popular models on the market today is the M16 airsoft gun.

For those that aren’t educated in military warfare, a simple history may be in order. The M16 rose to popularity with the US Military during the jungle campaigns in Vietnam, around 1963. It was such a success in that military campaign that by the end of 1969 the M16 was the official weapon of the military.

Since the war in Vietnam ended, their has been a continual rise in popularity, and has been used by many countries across the world, including many Nato countries. The US military is phasing out this gun at the end of this year. Even with the phasing out, the popularity, and historical nature of the gun, there is no wonder why the M16 airsoft rifle has become a front runner in popular airsoft weaponry.

The M16 airsoft gun keeps all the realness of the original gun. The airsoft version of the original comes in electric, CO2 or gas, and spring models. For a new person to the arena of airsoft gaming, a quick explanation of each one may be important. The best gun for the beginner would be the Spring Airsoft Gun. It only fires a single shot, and the velocity is not nearly as fast as the gas and electric gun models.

The electric Airsoft gun is popular for a lot of enthusiasts. This gun model functions on a rechargeable battery system. This was originally developed in Japan and it typically a very popular model. And price, style and practicality puts this model smack dab between the spring model and the CO2/gas models. The electric models are more commonly known as the AEG Airsoft Gun. Most of these models are able to hold 100’s of BB’s at one time. Unlike the spring, the AEG models, as well as the CO2 models can have plastic and full metal bodies. The full metal bodies really take on authentic feel. The metal version of the M16 airsoft gun will definitely make its user feel like they are carrying a real weapon.




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