Air gun

Arme à air comprimé

Pistolet avec des cartouches au CO².

Une arme à air comprimé (air gun), que ce soit un fusil ou un pistolet, est une arme qui tire des projectiles au moyen d'air comprimé ou d'autres gaz. Ces armes sont utilisées pour la chasse ou le tir sportif.

La plupart des armes à air comprimé utilisent des projectiles métalliques comme munitions. Celles qui utilisent uniquement des projectiles en plastique sont classé comme « arme pour Airsoft ».


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