Airsoft Green Gas vs Propane

Airsoft Green Gas

When looking at airsoft guns, you may wonder what the difference is between airsoft green gas and propane.

Green gas is the standard power source for airsoft guns, but propane can also be used. So, what is the difference?

Green gas is a compressed gas that is typically used to power airsoft guns. It is made of propane, silicone oil, and a small amount of lubricant

Propane is a compressed gas that is also used to power airsoft guns. However, it is not as common as green gas because it can damage the gun if not used correctly.

Benefits Of Green Gas

Green gas is the standard power source for airsoft guns because it is less likely to damage the gun than propane. It is also more affordable and available than propane.

Disadvantages Of Green Gas

The main disadvantage of green gas is that it can freeze in cold weather, which can damage the gun.

However, this can be avoided by using a green gas that is designed for cold weather.

Benefits Of Propane

Propane is less likely to damage the gun than green gas because it evaporates quickly. This means that it will not freeze in cold weather and will not damage the gun.

Disadvantages Of Propane

The main disadvantage of propane is that it is more expensive than green gas. It is also less available because it is not as common.

Airsoft Gas Types

In this video, we compare different airsoft gas options from Abbey Supplies

Choosing the right gas for your gas GBB pistol or Airsoft Rifle can be difficult with so many variations available.

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Choosing Gas For Your Airsoft Gun

Now you’ve learned about the types of gases, it’s time to talk about what airsoft green gas you should use depending on what airsoft gun you use.

We have a range of green gas airsoft pistols available, which are typically more affordable than propane pistols. If you’re looking for an airsoft gun that is powerful and easy to use, then a green gas pistol is a great option!

Propane pistols, on the other hand, are less common, but they are typically more powerful than green gas pistols.

How To Fill Your Green Gas Airsoft Pistol

Filling up a green gas magazine could not be simpler!

Step One

Remove your green gas magazine from your airsoft pistol

Step Two

Take your can of liquidised green gas and remove the lid. Many airsoft players try to refill their magazines by placing the magazine on top of the green gas, but you should actually have the magazine underneath and the green gas canister should be upside down!

You are aiming to transfer airsoft green gas into the magazine from above.

Step Three

Keeping the nozzle straight, insert it into your magazine valve gently and push it down for five seconds and remove the nozzle. This allows the canister to breathe. Repeat this process (usually three times) until your mag is full.

And that’s it! You now know how to fill your green gas powered gun!

Airsoft Green Gas Magazines
Airsoft Green Gas vs Propane

How To Fix A Leaking Airsoft Gas Magazine

If your airsoft gas magazine is leaking, don’t worry! This is a common problem that can be easily fixed.

Step One

The first thing you need to do is identify where the leak is coming from. The most common place for leaks is from the O-ring that seals the gas inlet valve

To check if this is the case, simply remove the magazine from your gun and look at the O-ring. If it is damaged, then this is likely the cause of the leak.

Step Two

If the O-ring is damaged, you will need to replace it. You can do this by removing the old O-ring and replacing it with a new one.

Step Three

Once you have replaced the magazine O-ring, you will need to reassemble your gas magazine. Make sure that all of the parts are tight and secure before use.

And that’s it! You now know how to fix a leaking airsoft gas magazine.

How To Store Your Airsoft Green Gas

Once you’ve filled up your airsoft gas, it’s important to know how to store it correctly!

You should always keep your green gas in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. And make sure the area is well ventilated!

You should also never store your green gas near a heat source, as this can cause the gas to expand and leak.

How To Use Green Gas In Cold Weather

If you’re using your airsoft gun in cold weather, it’s important to use a green gas that is designed for cold weather.

These green gases typically have a higher silicone oil content, which prevents the gas from freezing.

You should also make sure to keep your green gas canisters in a warm place, such as your pocket, to prevent the gas from freezing.


Green gas-powered airsoft guns are the most popular type of airsoft gun because they are affordable and easy to use.

Remember – cold is your enemy when it comes to using gas guns outside, so be sure to try and keep your magazines at optimum temperature for a better experience.

Now you know the benefits compared to propane gas, the different types of gas, and how to refill your magazines – you should be able to make the best decision for yourself!

If you have any questions about which gas is best for your airsoft gun, please contact our support team who will be happy to help.


About Laurence

Laurence is a keen airsoft player and has been the owner of SoCom Tactical for over 10 years. He’s played airsoft all over the country solo and as part of teams and is an expert on all things airsoft, like tactics, airsoft guns and gameplay equipment. As one of the UK’s leading airsoft suppliers and retailers, Laurence is the go-to source for airsoft knowledge.