How do air guns work?

Friday, 18 March 2022  |  Admin

How do air guns work?

Air guns work by using compressed air to fire the pellet. The air or gas expands and the compression increases density, creating a greater pressure inside the barrel. When you press the trigger, this compressed gas is released, which hits a hammer inside the air gun. The hammer then hits the pellet with a great amount of force, sending it forwards with speed and power. 

Pneumatic airguns, spring-powered airguns and CO2 powered air guns all fundamentally operate in the same way as it is the momentum of the air molecules that propels the hammer which strikes the pellet. PCP guns work by using built-in air tanks to store compressed air.