Airsoft: How Do Spring Airsoft Guns Work? on Howcast
One sport/hobby that has taken off in recent years is that of airsoft weapons. Resembling actual firearms, airsoft guns use a combination of air and spring power to fire plastic pellets without the use of any form of explosive such as the gun powder found in tradition firearms. Airsoft weapons are used as a safer target-shooting alternative as well as for simulated gun fights with friends while wearing equipment that protects the eyes, face, and other sensitive regions. In this video, airsoft weapons technician Josh Meyer demonstrates how springs project the plastic bb's through the barrel of the weapon.
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