Types of Compressed Air Weapons: Compressed Gas and CO2. Another type of weapon that we can mention in our series of Types of Compressed Air Weapons are those of compressed gas and those of CO2.
This type of compressed gas weapons are known by the abbreviation CG, basically they are weapons that have a space where a gas tank is placed.
removable in the shape of a cylinder, this tank is rechargeable, that is, it must be preloaded before mounting on the weapon and being able to shoot.
The tank as such usually includes an integrated regulating valve, the common use of CO2 gas in the bottling industry and the long history of its
applications, makes it generalized and all compressed gas weapons are called CO2 guns, which is not correct since any Inert Gas such as Helium,
Nitrogen, CO2 and other gases can be used to precharge the cylinder or tank.
In practice, although CO2 are used, those of HPA or N2 are mostly preferred for high-end models of compressed gas weapons since
Gas cylinders or tanks are larger which implies a greater number of shots without recharging.
Additionally, it is known that HPA or N2 cylinders or tanks can contain gases at much higher pressure and have better thermal stability.
In other words, the gas contained in the container or tank does not tend to expand or contract due to its physical characteristics.
They have a similar operation to those of N2 and HPA, the actuating mechanism is similar. There are fewer mechanical parts than spring ones, less friction, greater
shot recoil stability and large number of shots available on a single charge.
As we already said, the mechanism is similar to those of pneumatic weapons, the repeated firing power is highly reliable, and it has a very smooth cocking.
Curiously, due to the high power generated by this type of compressed gas weapon, there are models of revolvers and automatic pistols that use this technology to trigger their shots.
Another important characteristic is that for the great majority and because of the cheapness of CO2 compressed gas, this type of compressed gas weapons use disposable cylinders.
Called “Powerlet Cartridges”, these cartridges can be found on the market from 0.42 oz of pressurized CO2 gas but can usually be found
much larger containers for greater shot capacity.
These types of compressed gas weapons are highly common and popular for training because the ammunition is cheap and safe to use, plus they are
allowed to use even in places, countries or states where the laws of possession of firearms are very harsh.
Tip: Although CO2 compressed gas models are inexpensive, this does not imply that they are imprecise, there are very good, stable and high-precision models on the market.
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