Below you will find a range of questions and answers around BB and Airsoft guns. If you are a beginner, or about to buy your first Airsoft gun, you will be in the know after reading Just BB Guns BB gun information below. We have included a range of questions including, how to clean your gun, definitions of terms used on our site, and laws around the use of BB guns.
Airsoft BB guns are guns intended for general target practise, skirmishing and garden battles (similar to paintball). They have air and spring power, use 6mm plastic BB bullets (small balls) and are totally harmless providing our safety information is observed.
A SPIN UP - HOP UP is a sophisticated shooting system that offers the same exceptional power and velocity as guns without a SPIN UP system but with the bonus of up to double the distance and enhanced accuracy. Most of our guns have a SPIN UP (HOP UP) incorporated in them.
Never use anything other than the recommended battery type for your Airsoft BB gun.
You should only use new BB pellets in your gun as reusing pellets will cause your gun to jam as old BB pellets will be distorted in shape
No - do not spray paint your Airsoft BB gun black. What makes your Airsoft BB Gun legal is that the gun is coloured with a set colour, or is see-through. If you spray your BB gun it will become illegal to own. It will also void (break) any warranty you might have had.
You will need to check with the airline you are flying with to find out the legal side of using BB guns in the country to which you are travelling. We cannot offer advice on travelling abroad with BB Guns directly, as we sell them for use in the UK.
We advise keeping your BB gun away from substances that can dirty and possibly damage your gun. Maintenance is crucial to get the most out of your BB so keep your gun clean and free from dirt. If your BB gun does get dirty you should make sure you clean it immediately with BB gun lubricant.
You do not need any kind of license to own a two-tone coloured or clear Airsoft BB Gun in the UK. Only Black Airsoft BB Guns require a UKARA License or other information.
Setting up a airsoft BB gun is relatively straightforward. Our best answer is for you to take a look at our video page on this website, as most videos show this very clearly.
Be sure to check the information manual of your BB gun, or the product information online. If you cannot work it out and have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It is important that you never overcharge the gun battery - if the battery overheats, you could cause damage to the battery and create a potential fire hazard!
With regards to charging your gun battery please be sure to follow these steps:
There are a recommended amount of pellets that fit into Do not overfill your magazine or insert anything other than recommended BB pellets.
There are three possible reasons for this:
If you have a spring loaded BB gun magazine, you need to ensure that before using the gun you have filled it up. Otherwise it may not feed the BBs into the gun.
We are an official distributor for Bulldog BB pellets. Through our own tests, they are simply amazing. Bulldog BB Pellets are not only high-quality and affordable, but they also have a wide range of BB pellets suitable for all of our BB guns.
To find out more about the range of pellets that Bulldog offers, browse our website and reach each product’s information.
Do not use low quality BB pellets that will jam and damage your gun. Only use high quality recommended 6mm BB pellets! We would recommend using Bulldog BB pellets which you can buy from our online shop.
0.12g are good for lower end spring guns, 0.20g are standard for all good quality guns and any other ammo such as 0.25g and upwards.
Skirmish is a term used to refer to a battle in Airsoft BB Guns. In a safe controlled environment, between friends, colleagues etc. Think of many people using Airsoft BB Guns, teams against each other - and you have a Skirmish.
When using a gas/CO2 gun on colder days, you will notice that you will not get as many shots as you usually would. The gas/CO2 guns performance is affected by the colder weather. As the days become warmer, you will see an increase in the guns performance.
If you have a motorised magazine it will need winding up, also motorised magazines only work correctly when they have lots of BB pellets physically in the magazine. Please do not over wind your magazine as it may seriously damage it long term.
Your gun may need lubricating from time to time, only use high quality BB gun lubricant which you can buy in our online shop.
FPS is an abbreviation of Feet Per Second. This is used in the same way as MPH - Miles Per Hour. It is a way of measuring the speed in which the BB gun will project the BB bullets when fired.
This means we have recorded the FPS of the BB Gun with our chronograph machine, and the Feet Per Second was as shown on the product page. We do not record the actual FPS’s of all of our products.
We receive many questions about magazines that fit particular guns. Generally you can tell if it will fit as the magazine will appear very similar on our screen to the one you have received with your BB gun. Our support team are experts in BB guns and always try to fit the right magazine with the correct BB gun. However they don't always have the information, so it's best to always check the magazine section first.