HOW TO USE A GAS AIRSOFT PISTOL
- Remove the magazine from the pistol by pushing on the magazine release.
- Hold the gas canister upside down and give it 2 or 3 shakes.
- Fill the magazine with Airsoft gas by holding the magazine upside down. Make sure both the magazine and gas canister are perfectly in line and completely vertical. Do not tilt sideways at all or angle the gas canister or the magazine. Make sure the nozzles get a firm seal and proceed to fill the “liquid” into the mag by pressing firmly down with the airsoft gas canister. Filling time depends on the mag capacity. A normal handgun mag is generally about 3 seconds. A 50-round mag is usually about 5-6 seconds. This will ensure you get a full charge of gas for the number of BBs.
- After loading the airsoft gas into the magazine, load the BB’s. Simply pull down on the magazine follower (the spring and clip) and insert BBs.
- Next, simply reinsert the magazine into the pistol then simply cock the pistol or pull back the top slide if you have a blowback system and you’re all set to go!
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF WHEN FILLING THE MAG
- If you fill the mag and gas begins to spill, STOP! Let the magazine warm up to room temperature before attempting again. This is usually about 5-6 minutes.
- If you are able to form a tight seal and fill correctly, allow the magazine to warm to room temperature.
- Tapping the big metal button on the top-rear side of the mag will discharge the GAS from the gun magazine. Do NOT do this! It will prematurely wear out the seals and also cause the O-rings to freeze, damaging them permanently. Instead, fire the pistol until out of gas. This is the safe way to discharge a gas pistol.
WARM WEATHER FIRING IS BEST
Firing the gun in WARM weather will have the best results. Using the pistol in the cold seasons is not advised. The pistol will not cycle completely or fire well and it will use more gas than normal. Rapid-firing will also cause the gun to freeze up, resulting in damage to the magazine or gun. These problems are not as prone to occurring during the hotter seasons or warmer weather.
WHAT BB TO USE
Only use HIGH-GRADE BBs for your pistol. Lower quality BBs will tend to jam in the magazine, preventing proper firing. Bulldog Airsoft BBs are highly recommended and are always in stock at JBBG. Using .12 is not advised for gas blowback pistols and will VOID THE WARRANTY and may cause permanent damage.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR AIRSOFT GAS PISTOL
Be sure to keep your slide and all moving parts lubricated with SILICONE oil which can be purchased on the JBBG website or at your local hardware store. Do not use anything else such as petroleum-based lubricants. ONLY 100% pure silicone oil is required. Other lubricants are not safe for use on plastic and rubber parts. Do not use Hoppes #9, WD-40 or other petroleum-based lubricants as will damage the guns permanently.
Be sure to also spray silicone oil into the top nozzle of the magazine every 5-6 magazines uses. This is done by pressing the top release valve on the mag while putting a quick spray of silicone into the top rubber exhaust valve.
RECOMMENDED GAS AND TIPS
We recommend any of the ABBEY, NUPROL, SRC or BULLDOG airsoft gas. Any other gas will void the warranty of your pistol.
Storing your gas magazines – after usage please leave or insert a small amount of the appropriate gas, enough for 2 – 3 shots is recommended. Do not keep them in storage while fully charged or completely empty. This will allow the O-Rings of the magazine to remain properly lubricated while in storage.
STORING YOUR GAS CANISTERS
It is important to store your airsoft gas canisters at room temperature and away from direct sunlight at all times. WARNING! direct sunlight or extreme heat can result in the can expanding and in extreme cases, the can may rupture and explode.
From Mark, taking care of your pistol and gas magazine will result in trouble-free operating and increase your airsoft experience. Thank you for reading this how-to for gas airsoft pistols.