Generally, Airsoft spring pistols are a great choice for beginners because they are easy to use and very reliable. To operate one of these guns, all you have to do is pull the slide or bolt back and then pull the trigger. Once you pull the trigger, a spring that is located inside of the barrel pushes a piston, which is what generates the air pressure needed to fire a BB pellet. The BB then travels at a speed of about 250 feet per second towards its intended target.
One of the main benefits of Airsoft spring operated pistols in comparison to other types is that they can be used in nearly any situation. When the weather gets cold, you do not have to worry about your spring pistol freezing up. Gas-powered guns can lose some of their firing ability in the cold, while battery-powered units lose some of their power. In addition, since you do not have to use a power source, such as a battery or a gas, you can use it without having to purchase these add-ons. The power sources that many of these guns use can be fickle as well. Batteries tend to lose their charge over time and often have to be replaced if used it heavily.
Another benefit is the cost, since spring-powered guns are usually less expensive than the alternatives. Electric guns are usually the most expensive and are usually reserved for those who take the sport very seriously. Guns that run on gas are also more expensive, especially when you go with a high quality model. For beginners who are just trying the sport out for the first time, a spring-powered gun is definitely the way to go.
Finally, these spring-powered guns are very durable and are less prone to water damage than their counterparts. This is because they do not rely on a power source, which can be damaged when it is exposed to moisture. Battery-powered guns are especially prone to water damage because they can stop working completely if the battery gets wet. For some users, this durability makes up for the simplistic design of these Airsoft spring pistols.