Attachments, or accessories are airsoft essential for the airsoft gun. Attachments can increase the mobility, stability, or just as a decoration for the airsoft gun.
Types Of Attachments
- Iron Sights
Iron sights are a system of shaped alignment markers that are built into the gun and are used as a sighting device to assist in the aiming of a weapon.
- Canted Iron Sights
Canted or 45 degree offset iron sights are primarily used to assist players using a telescopic optic (I.e. a scope), providing a secondary sighting system for Close Quarters confrontations.
- Reflex/ Reflector Sights
A reflector or reflex sight is an optical device that allows the user to look through a partially reflecting glass element and see an illuminated projection of an aiming point or some other image superimposed on the field of view.
- Telescopic Sights
A telescopic sight, commonly called a scope, is a sighting device that is based on an optical refracting telescope. They are equipped with some form of graphic image pattern (a reticle) mounted in an optically appropriate position in their optical system to give an accurate aiming point.
- Holographic Sights
Holographic weapon sight or holographic diffraction sight is a non-magnifying gun sight that allows the user to look through a glass optical window and see a reticle image superimposed at a distance on the field of view.
Forward Vertical Grips (Foregrip)
A vertical forward grip is a vertical grip that is designed to attach to a firearm for the forward hand (or "off hand"). These aid in the maneuverability of the firearm, since the natural angle of a person's outstretched hand is more oriented to grasping objects at a vertical angle, rather than a horizontal one perpendicular to the body.
Angled Forward Grips
Angled forward grips can provide similar functionality to vertical forward grips. One such popular product is the MagPul Dynamics AFG, or Angled Fore Grip. This allows the operator to lay the palm of his or her hand onto the grip while pushing the thumb down on the top of the gun.