The term “airgun” covers a broad set of categories. It’s kind of like using the phrase “internal combustion vehicles.” Those might be cars, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, tractors, and even airplanes.

In the “airgun” world there are long guns and handguns, but you’ll also find devices that launch anything from paintballs to plastic BBs to arrows. In the traditional sense, the big differences boil down to the power plant that creates and drives compressed air to fire projectiles. There are airguns powered by CO2 cylinders like the Springfield Armory XD-M and M1 Carbine made by Air Venturi.

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