Gas powered airsoft pistols are the preferred sidearms of most airsoft enthusiasts since they are very reliable and also very easy to use. The gas technology gives them both power and realism, which allows for an instantaneous trigger response time. Because of this they are quicker than electric air pistols. Using powerful green gas, CO2, or propane, gas pistols are the best way to go if you are serious about your airsoft gun game.
Gas blowback pistols are by far the most realistic gas powered airsoft guns on the market. The slide on the gun will shoot back after each shot fired, which makes them feel like a real handgun.
Non-blowback guns do not have that feature which makes them less expensive but more gas efficient.
If you are not familiar with what a blowback airsoft gun looks and feels like you can watch this video of the KWA M93R in action, which is one of the many excellent gas blowback pistols that we carry at Airsoft Station!