There are many instances where people have been robbed of their belongings by thugs using toy guns. That is totally understandable, guns look very much alike. It is hard to tell which one is real and which is not. But a little knowledge about them can make a huge difference.
This piece aims to provide some information about air rifles. First a simple definition will be given. Then some features and air rifle reviews about the guns to look out for. Lastly a brief comparison with the real thing will be explored.
== What are Air Rifles? ==
The phrase itself sort of explains everything: they are rifles that use air. But in more details, this means instead of using gun powder for explosions, compressed air is used instead.
These are usually used for hunting purposes. They are able to fire over long ranges (a good one can fire over 400 yards). The most common gas used for this purpose is carbon dioxide.
== Common Features ==
From the link below you should be able to see some of these features.
This is long rod stretching across the body of the rifle. It is hollow inside to enable the pallet to be projected in a specific direction. The barrel of a rifle is significantly longer than that of a pistol.
The grip or the handle is the part where you hold the gun either when you are aiming or just handling it. That part is usually made from wood and covered with rubber for a better grip.
The scope is the glass that is attached on top of the rifle for aiming purposes. What happens is that the user looks through the scope to get a closer look at the target, then fires.
However, not all rifles have a scope. In fact, this feature is mostly bought separately. Their accuracy is as different as the amount of money you will pay for them.