1) A compressed air or barrel burst gun is often more powerful
For an air gun, the energy produced when firing is provided by manually compressing the air as you bend the barrel. This compressed air is stored in a chamber to be released during firing Luftgevär.
Thus this energy depends on the compression system of the gun whereas in the case of a CO2 sparclette gun , this power is limited by the compression of the gas inside the sparclette.
The other advantage is that the power of the shot will be the same with each shot for a compressed air gun whereas in the case of CO2 , the power decreases as the sparclette empties.
The most powerful CO2 air gun can release a power of 4 joules (already very powerful) while a barrel-breaking compressed air gun can have a power of up to 8 or 10 joules.
2) The CO2 pellet gun allows you to fire several shots without reloading
The compressed air or barrel break gun is MONOCOUP. This means that for each shot, you will have to bend the barrel again to manually compress the air in the chamber.
Conversely, a CO2 pellet gun can fire 10 to 20 pellets with a single magazine and a sparclette can fire nearly 30 shots.
3) Air pellet gun is more accurate
The barrel-breaking pellet gun often has a longer barrel which allows for increased precision through improved guidance of the projectile as well as the distance between the sights.
We therefore consider that compressed air pistols are more suitable for precision shooting or even sports shooting (shooting on targets) while smaller, handy and aesthetic CO2 pellet guns are suitable for leisure shooting (shooting on cans). or bottles).
4) The CO2 sparclette gun is a replica of a real weapon and therefore more “fun”
The best-selling pellet guns nevertheless remain CO2 guns because they are almost perfect replicas of real weapons with a more or less high level of finish depending on the allocated budget. The user then has the impression of firing a real weapon.
The fact of being able to load around twenty pellets and fire them in bursts also contributes greatly to this preference.
5) Ammunition is different for CO2 or compressed air pellet guns
Depending on the CO2 pellet gun models , it is possible to fire steel balls or diabolo-type pellets allowing more precision . Some models like the Beretta PX4 STORM 3.5 joules cal. 4.5mm allows you to fire both types of projectiles.