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As you know, air guns are different than firearms. Firearms discharge bullets and air guns discharge less harmful materials, like BBs or plastic bullets. Essentially, there’s a huge and clear difference of the two. Air guns are usually used for fun, and firearms are considered actual weaponry.
The History of Air Guns
Air guns date back to the late 16th century, and about 100 years after that, air guns were used for hunting and battle. The firearms that were used in the 17th century required matches, so they couldn’t be used in the rain. Air guns started being used because modern-day firearms hadn’t been manufactured yet. In that time, air guns were used a lot more seriously. Today, air guns are used for fun and they’re a lot safer than firearms.
Types of Ammunition for Air Guns
Since air guns don’t use bullets or gun powder, they have to use an alternative projectile. Because they’re much safer than a firearm and can’t do as much harm, they use pellets, plastic bullets, arrows, and BBs (for the BB gun).
Pellets are typically made of lead, tin, or plastic and are used for air guns. BB guns require BBs, which are made of steel and copper or zinc. Using arrows is a little less common because they’re usually not sold that often.
Some of the types of air guns that are auctioned on GunBroker.com are paintball guns, pellet rifles, air pistols, antique BB guns, and tons of accessories.
Why Do We Use Air Guns?
As noted, air guns were a form of weaponry hundreds of years ago. After firearms were manufactured, the use of air guns died down. Air guns became recreational, and now they’re used for sports and hunting small game. There’s even a few Olympic events just for air rifle and air pistol competitions. Air guns are extremely fun, and if you’ve never toyed with one or owned one, we highly suggest you check out our auction choices. Once you get started, you won’t want to stop! If you already own an air gun, make sure you check out our accessories for your air gun!