Using Gun Oil For Air Guns
What does it take to oil your airsoft gun? That's a question that airsoft gun owners have been asking for years. The issue of oiling a airsoft gun is a touchy topic with tons of conflicting information. This article attempts to make airsoft gun oil a little more clear.
You have two choices when it comes to cleaning your air guns; the non synthetic variety or the synthetic variety. Some people argue that non synthetic varieties would soil easier, while others say that non synthetic ones would have to be maintained better and last longer. Basically, what you have to choose is which one to go for. Here's a breakdown of the options you have for choosing air gun oil, and what to do with it once it's in there.
Non-synthetic: Non-synthetic air gun oil is pretty much just what its name implies, oiled to your Crosman airsoft gun. The most common use for non synthetic oil is when you're just getting started with airsoft guns, since the oils usually are geared towards more experienced users who are less likely to be constantly using them. Non synthetic oil also has its uses, however. The most common non synthetic oil that I would recommend to new users is rocessed fish oil.
Synthetic: If you're a more advanced user, then you might consider using the more specialized airsoft guns oil. The best one to go for is called CPV oil. CPV stands for Custom Pressure Valve oil. It is specifically designed for your airsoft guns, and CPV oil seals and lubricates your air gun to make sure it runs smoothly. The great thing about this type of oil is that it's designed to fit most aftermarket airsoft pump, but it can also be used on your stove pipe or anything else that may work with your airsoft pump.
So what should you use? Well, if you haven't been using your air rifle too much, then you probably won't need CPV oil at all. If, however, you're an air gunner who uses your air rifles a lot, then you may want to consider getting CPV oil. CPV oil improves feeding, lubricates the moving parts inside your air rifle and reduces the wear and tear on your gun. Also, you won't notice a big difference the first time you use your air gun. However, note that you should only use synthetic oil on your CPV pump, as regular oiling will damage it.
To get CPV oil, you need a CPV pump, some gun oil, air gun oil (for non-jetted guns), and small container to hold the oil. Use small amounts of both gun oil. You can use a small amount of CPV oil at first, to see if it improves your gun's performance. After using small amounts of gun oil for a while, you can add more CPV oil to your air gun, so you have to watch how much you put in. It will also help lubricate your moving parts.
Some aftermarket airsoft accessories like tanks and cowls make great choices for CPV oil as well. These add a little extra protection to your air rifles and they come in a wide variety of colors and designs. For example, some of these tanks even look like real tanks. Whatever you choose, make sure you keep it clean so your air gun continues to work properly.
Another option that's worth checking out is co2 airsoft rifles. Co2 is similar to CPV oil, except it's safer to fire. It's less likely to explode, which is good if you're playing indoors or have little area to aim at. The downside is that it's a little more expensive than p cp airifles, but it's well worth the money if you're going to be using it frequently. It's worth keeping in mind that even though co2 is less expensive, it may not last as long. Use it wisely.