How To Put Co2 Cartridge In Airsoft Pistol Magazine

Gearing up to fire off your airsoft pistol? It's essential to undestand the basics of the process for efficient and safe acceleration. Here is an introduction to how to put a CO2 cartridge into your airsoft pistol magazine.

Before we dive into the process, make sure you have the right equipment. At minimum, you'll need the following to install a CO2 cartridge:

  • Your airsoft pistol
  • An airsoft magazine with filler valve
  • Green gas, CO2 or propane adapter
  • A bottle of silicone oil
  • A CO2 cartridge

Once you have all the items ready to install your CO2 cartridge, you can get started. Follow the steps below to install a CO2 cartridge into the airsoft pistol magazine.

  • Take the cartridge and attach it to the gas adapter.
  • Check if the valve of the magazine is open. If it's closed, open the valve.
  • Insert the gas adapter with the cartridge into the filler valve of the magazine.
  • Slowly press down, using your thumb, the cartridge until the CO2 is released.
  • Press lightly until you hear the thud of the magazine. This sound indicates that the cartridge is being filled with gas.
  • To remove the adapter from the magazine, keep the airsoft pistol facing up and slightly twist the adapter anticlockwise.
  • Check if the cartridge has been filled entirely. If not, repeat the steps 4-6 until it's full.
  • To prevent freezing of the magazine, cover it in a thin layer of silicone oil.

It's wise to check the CO2 levels in your magazine from time to time. To do so, follow the steps below:

  • Remove the magazine and gently tap it several times. If the levels are adequate, you'll hear a hissing sound.
  • If you don't hear the sound, you'll need to refill the cartridge.
  • Also check if the silicone oil layer is intact. If it has disappeared, it means the CO2 levels are low.

Always make sure to introduce safety precautions when handing airsoft weapons. Keep in mind the following safety warnings when dealing with airsoft pistols and CO2 cartridges.

  • Never point the airsoft gun at yourself or anyone else.
  • Always make sure the safety is on when not in use.
  • Never fill the magazine with too much gas. Too much gas can cause an explosive reaction.
  • Make sure to use only the recommended type of gas for your gun.

Installing a CO2 cartridge in an airsoft pistol magazine is a straightforward process but it requires patience and attention to detail. Make sure to have all the necessary items and always practice safety when dealing with airsoft weapons. Following the steps mentioned in this article, you'll be able to change the cartridge and check the CO2 level in your magazine with ease. With the knowledge acquired from this article, you should be able to use the gun effectively and safely.