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Air Pistol Powerplants

Here's an overview of how various popular types of powerplants work:

A single pump air pistol requires one stroke of the lever to charge and cock it before shooting. One pump can achieve extremely high velocities at the cost of being slightly harder to pump than a multi-pump pneumatic. Pistols in this category include entry-level plinkers all the way up to 10-meter competition pistols.

Pneumatic air pistols have a cocking lever that lets you choose the power of your shots based on the number of pumps. More pumps mean more pressure and velocity, but be sure not to go over the recommended number.

Pistols that use CO2 deliver an exciting shooting experience without the high costs of traditional ammunition. Most use a single 12-gram cartridge, and they can feature realistic blowback action. It is often used to power a semi-auto air pistol, and many come in the form of a multi-shot air pistol or air gun revolver and use magazines and BB or pellet cartridges.

King of the compressed air pistols, precharged guns or pcp air pistols feature an air tank that must be filled with a high-pressure compressor, hand pump or carbon fiber tank. The advantages are enormous! With large onboard reservoirs, you can fire shot after shot before needing to top off. These versions make impressive hunting air pistol and target practice guns, as well as some of the best competition guns in the market.

History of Air Pistols

Compressed air firearms have a long and interesting history. The compressed air pistol was invented in the early 16 century, as an improvement of the matchlock. It was one of the first developments of primitive revolvers before self-contained metallic cartridges came to be used in place of loose gunpowder, shot, and wadding. Standard compressed air pistol models are available in a variety of barrel lengths, allowing you to choose the right size for your purposes. Many compressed air guns also come with adjustable sights and interchangeable barrels, which allows you to further customize the pistol based on your preferences.

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, are looking for an air pistol revolver for plinking or a high end model for hunting or competition, we have you covered with one of the biggest stores anywhere for air pistols. Browse, read reviews, get inside information from the experts, and buy an affordable pistol today at Pyramyd AIR.

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