What is a hop up for airsoft guns?

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"Hop-up" on airsoft guns can be either adjustable, or is already put in the gun. What adjustable hop-up is, is a switch usually on the side of your gun that you can control the amount of backwards spin the bb has when it comes out of the barrel. The more spin backwards, the better, this means the bb is going to fly straighter, farther, and more accurate because when it goes through the air, the backwards spin keeps it floating. I would suggest a gun with adjustable because you can judge your shots. ( by the way, hop-up that is already in the gun means you cant adjust it, it stays how it is)

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The first Airsoft AEG's that were more effective then previous models were developed in Japan. It is highly likely that the first Hop-ups were in Japanese rifles.

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