Airsoft Gun Anti-Reversal Latches
The anti-reversal latch plays a vital role in making sure that your AEG airsoft gun fires properly and has a long life. Without it, your gun would double feed quite often and if you don’t allow the gears to finish their reverse cycle and pull the trigger again, you run the risk of stripping your piston teeth and gears. The anti-reversal latch stops the gun from doing what it naturally wants to do after a shot is fired, which is to release any compression that’s on the spring and the gears, which would happen in a motion reverse of normal operation. This reverse motion would load another BB in the chamber but not fire. This is how the anti-reverse latch prevents double feeding. The gears would be moving in a reverse direction and a trigger pull would force the gears to immediately change direction which would put unnecessary stress and wear on all of the gears. The anti-reversal latch saves your gears by stopping this from happening. Even without the mechanical issue, if your anti-reversal latch becomes inoperable your gun will make a sound after every shot that most airsoft operators find unpleasant.