Spring-piston guns operate by means of a coiled steel spring-loaded piston contained within a compression chamber, and separate from the barrel.
Cocking the gun causes the piston assembly to compress the spring until the rear of the piston engages the sear; pulling the trigger releases the sear and allows the spring to decompress, pushing the piston forward, thereby compressing the air in the chamber directly behind the pellet.
Once the air pressure has risen enough to overcome any static friction and/or barrel restriction holding the pellet, the pellet moves forward, propelled by an expanding column of air. All this takes place in a fraction of a second, during which the air undergoes adiabatic heating to several hundred degrees and then cools as the air expands.
The Zombie Air Rifle will go the distance for 1000’s of rounds at hunting and target shooting in any weather. With the power plant able to yield a sizzling 1250fps and match grade accuracy with PBA ammunition.