The M16 is one of the most prolific rifles in the world. This is not surprising since it has seen combat in almost every battlefield in the world. It is also used by the world’s top armed forces, including many of the countries that comprise the NATO. The M16A1 is one of the variants of the M16 rifle. It was introduced in 1967 to improve design shortcomings that were inherent in earlier M16 variants. These are some of the most versatile rifles ever made, and that versatility is carried over to their M16A1 airsoft gun and the M16 airsoft gun brethren.
The M16A1 airsoft gun has two selector switches. The first switch allows the user to toggle between semi-automatic, fully-automatic and safety positions. The second selection switch, called the fire selection indicator, is actually there for cosmetic purposes so the M16A1 gun will look identical to the real thing. There is also a button that supposedly fixes ammunition jams, but this is also there just for show. A latch used to cock the rifle is also another cosmetic addition to this rifle.
Operating the M16A1 airsoft gun is very easy. All you have to do is choose between semi-automatic and fully-automatic modes, aim the rifle and pull the trigger. The M16A1 gun is also very easy to reload. All you have to do is press the magazine release button and take out the magazine. Open the small sliding latch on top of the magazine and refill it with a sufficient amount of BB pellets. Close the small sliding door and wind up the loading mechanism located on the bottom of the magazine. This is very important since the BBs will not load if the mechanism is not wound. You can now replace the magazine and continue firing.
When purchasing an M16A1 airsoft gun, it is important to look for good reviews. You should also take into account how much you can spend on your rifle. Don’t worry about getting a mid-range M16A1 airsoft gun since you can upgrade this in the future if you have the necessary funds. There are also many accessories and add-ons that can be purchased for your rifle should the need arise.
If you prefer close range matches, then you should probably get a laser targeting system. If you enjoy playing in open areas like woods and parks, then you should get yourself a good scope and some heavier BB pellets. This will add both range and accuracy to your weapon.