Propulsion Systems

Spring Air Systems

Airguns which operate through Spring Air Systems include the traditional BB guns many of us used as kids.

Here’s how it works:

1. Cocking the gun moves a lever forward, causing the spring to compress behind the piston.
2. As the piston moves to the rear, it allows air to enter the cylinder. The spring automatically locks into position until the gun is ready to be fired.

Pneumatic Propulsion System

The second type of propulsion system produced by Daisy is the Pneumatic (pronounced NEW-MAT-TIC) Propulsion System.

Here’s how it operates:

1. Pneumatic airguns have a pump lever which operates the air piston. Pumping the lever allows air to enter behind the piston.

2. When the pump lever is closed the piston drives air back into a holding chamber.

3. Air passes through a valve which enables the gun to build pressure.

4. This process allows compressed air to build in the chamber so that when the trigger is pulled, compressed air is released into the barrel and drives the projectile forward through the barrel and out to the target.

CO2 Method

The unique propulsion system of the CO2 Method allows repeated firing without pumping or cocking the spring - something the other two methods cannot do.

The technical explanation for the operation of the gun is fairly simple:

1. Charged CO2 cartridges are locked into place in the handle of the gun.
2. A quick burst of the gas is released each time the trigger is pulled, forcing the pellet out toward the target.