Different gel balls can grow into different size and different hardness. In this article, we will share with you the common gel balls available and what gel balls you should pick.
Pick the gel balls that fit the inner barrel size of your gel gun
- Gel balls with diameter 7-8mm
This type of gel balls fits most gel blasters. Depends on the inner barrel diameter of your gel blaster, you may pick this one or others. If you have an M4, your inner barrel is likely 7.5 meters, you can pick this type of gel balls and hygrate them for 3 hours, so that the gel balls grow into around 7.2-7.5mm in diameters.
- Gel balls with diameter 6-7mm
This type of gel balls suits AUG and some specially assembled gel blasters that strive for FPS performance (feet per second), because the length of the inner barrel of these gel blasters will be around 7.0mm. You may still use the gel balls that can grows to 7-8mm, but you should only hydrate them for 2-2.5 hour.
Pick the harden gel balls if you want to shoot with higher velocity
With harden gel balls, you can shoot faster, and improve the shooting speed by 20-50FPS. However, improved shooting speed does not necessarily means improved accuracy.
Be aware that harden gel balls will takes longer time to be hydrated, it can takes 6 hours or more to grow into 7mm.
On the other hand, if you are in a CQB battle (close-quarters battle), the normal gel balls may already satisfied your needs as you will have automatic mode on for your gel gun, which use up the gel balls quickly. And as you battle in a short distance, you actually don't need to shoot with the harden gel balls which is generally cost more.
Where I can buy gel balls in USA and Puerto Rico?
You can buy gel balls from AK Gel Blaster, you can also order from Amazon.