There is a wide range of airsoft guns with varying levels of power. Any one of the many airsoft guns will provide more than adequate power during combat gaming. Typical power ranges for airsoft guns typically run between 200 to 300 feet per second. Certain guns have greater power like the Broomhandle 96 Mauser gas rifle. In addition to being an amazingly powerful gun at 497 feet per second, this gun is also an exquisitely realistic replica.
Electric airsoft rifles run around the mid 300’s in terms of feet per second. While this is a bit less than say the Broomhandle, they are amazingly powerful none the less. For a moment consider an airsoft gun that fires at 320 feet per second. That speed translates to 218 miles per hour. Now imagine what that speed translates to upon impact. Spring action type rifles don’t fall off in terms of power either. Many of these airsoft guns still provide a capability of 300 feet per second and more.
If there is a perception that pistol falls off in terms of power, than that would be an incorrect one.
All airsoft guns have great power performance. In general, pistols can match up with 350 feet per second and greater. One great example of such a pistol is the gas tactical Beretta 92 with a 360 to 390 feet per second capability. Speed is power and airsoft guns have great speed to distance ratios. Regardless of size, shape, color, style or method of propulsion airsoft users will not find themselves in need of power.