Originally Posted by HackD
It sounds like a pellet rifle or good quality BB gun is more your thing, not airsoft. Deterrent? You plan to use this to threaten people? WRONG thing to do. Good luck with your firearms-offense criminal code charges.
Exactly what I was thinking.
Plastic BBs aren't as accurate as proper metal BBs or pellets. And you should keep in mind that threatening someone with a toy that looks like a real gun, is still treated as threatening someone with a real gun. Self defence doesn't fly as well as in the US.
Edit: Ninja'd with B-Jewell's clarrification.
A short bang like a GBB would make probably wouldn't do too much for racoons, if they're brave enough to come into your yard.