There are many of us that enjoy using airsoft guns regularly, but there may also be times when we want our AEG’S to shoot much faster than what they are intended to shoot. I can’t tell you the number of people who come to me asking, please help me to make my airsoft gun shoot faster, and my response is always going to be the same. Before you decide to make them faster and more powerful, you need to decide why you are going to do so and if it is going to stop you from enjoying the sport.
One of the main difficulties with making your airsoft gun shoot faster is that it can take you out of competition, if that is what you enjoy doing. Typically speaking, any time an air soft gun is able to shoot at 400 ft./s or faster, it is able to cause some damage. Most competitions will either outright ban this type of airsoft gun from being used in competitions or it will have a minimum shoot distance, in order to counter the negative effect keep your gun within the 300-350 FPS range.
If you are still saying, make my soft air gun shoot faster, there are a number of ways that you can do so. One of the easiest ways for you to do this is to change the weight of the ammo that you are using. Heavier ammo will travel slower, and will tend to drop over long distances. Using lighter ammo can provide you with additional speed. However lighter ammo is much less accurate and will be more affected by wind.
You can also lube the barrel, which will reduce some of the friction and allow the projectile to exit the barrel at a higher rate of speed. Many online stores sell silicon lubricant especially for this purpose and the cost is very low!
One final way to do it is to adjust or replace the springs. This will give you the most dramatic increase in performance! Although this does tend to be a little bit tricky and you could actually damage your gun if you do not know what you are doing when you change the spring. If you are unsure how to change your spring many online retailers can do it for you, you just need to send them your gun and pay a service charge and shipping costs!