How does a CO2 gun work?

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When the C02 cylinder is placed into the gun and screwed in the end of the cylinder is pierced and some C02 charges the system of the pistol. When the trigger is pulled a burst of the C02 gas is released behind the pellet, firing it down the barrel. You can usually get about 40 to 50 shots from as regular 12 oz C02 cylinder.

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