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Definitive Airsoft Gun Buying Guide, Reviews, and Additional Information 2017 – 2018

 

 

 

 

Designed for recreation, hunting, and sports activities, it's no wonder that more people prefer airsoft guns than a paintball.

The fact that they are more realistic, replicating actual production model guns, is the real pull for both pros and enthusiasts. But more so for people who want to know what it feels like to be in a real tactical and battle situations without the associated life-changing risks.

Most airsoft guns sport the same size and shape as the real thing, after all. 

For someone training to use a gun, airsoft guns provide a realistic weapon to use, giving a realistic experience before handling an actual gun.

Airsoft guns come in a huge variety, from handguns to rifles. Attached with accessories, a better weapon can become the best airsoft gun. 

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN AIRSOFT GUN

If you've used BB guns or pellet guns in the past, then you’ll be no stranger to the look and feel of the best airsoft pistols on the market. The look, however, is just one factor you need to look for in an airsoft gun.

 

Other Considerations include:

  • Gun operation
  • Gun type
  • Gun specifications
  • Price range
  • Role played

 

GUN OPERATION

This refers to the operation system that powers a gun, how it basically shoots out the pellets. But there's more to it than just the performance of an operation system. 

 

Electrically powered (AEG)

AEGs are the most reliable airsoft operating system which makes them a popular choice for many players. They use rechargeable batteries to power up the mechanical gearbox and drive a gun’s core functions.

What makes AEGs even better is that they can be used in all weather conditions and are low maintenance.

The downside is that if and when maintenance is carried out, it tends to be difficult and may require expert knowledge.

AEGs are also typically more expensive. 

 

Gas powered

If not for a high price tag, gas powered guns could be the answer to the question what is the best airsoft gun? They offer great performance and a “blowback” effect that creates a realistic recoil or jolt that happens when a real handgun is fired.

Unfortunately, it is expensive to buy, use, and maintain. The gas alone, usually green gas, propane or CO2, is already expensive.

Combine that with an expensive spare magazine and parts replacement when they break and you could be spending more than necessary.

Gas powered guns are also less advantageous in cold weather, what with the gas requiring heat to vaporize.

 

High pressure air systems (HPA)

Instead of an internal gas canister, an HPA powered airsoft gun uses an externally supplied high pressure air to operate. The high pressure tank is connected to the airsoft gun’s pneumatic motor that is called engine through a hose.

HPA systems vary according to price and performance.

 

Spring powered

Spring power does not make the best airsoft guns since they are most likely made cheap and of low quality. With the exception of sniper rifles and shotguns, most spring powered guns are less popular than those using other operation systems. They are also tedious to use, especially when you're playing against AEG players. 

 

GUN TYPE

As previously mentioned, there are different airsoft guns to choose from – the best airsoft pistols, the best airsoft rifles, and everything else in between.

Each type has its share of pros and cons.

 

Assault rifles

 

What is the best airsoft rifle?

Ask anyone this question and they're likely to say assault rifles. They are most popular because they are heavily customizable, incredibly modular, and are available in a variety of styles, such as AK-47, M16/M4, and G36.

 

Heavy & light machine guns

 

These are the best airsoft gun for support gunners.

Packing sheer firepower and BB capacity within their bulky frame, players are more than willing to overlook their heavy weight.

Heavy and light machine guns, such as M-60, M-249 SAW, and RPK, are not as modular as an assault rifle, however.

 

Pistols

Smart airsoft players are never without the best airsoft pistols. As side arms, these serve as a second line of defense should a primary weapon fail. This why airsoft pistols are very popular.

They are also easy to use, highly modular, and very effective if you know how to use them well. You can choose from different styles, such as Beretta M9, 1911 Colt, and USP .45.

The best airsoft pistol must always be paired with a reliable primary weapon, rather than used as a primary airsoft gun. 

 

Sub-machine guns

Sub-machine guns are next to the assault rifle in terms of popularity.

These are just as customizable, modular, and compact and lightweight. What makes these better is that they can be used in close quarter situations.

UMP .45, MP5, and AK-74U are just some of the styles of sub-machine guns to choose from.

 

Shotguns

Shotguns are most popular and effective in certain scenarios, including a battle in close quarters. Most of these are spring powered with a few that are gas powered.

Some of the airsoft shotguns available are M870, M3, M1877, and M-500.

 

Sniper rifles

Players who welcome the tedious and time-consuming process of sniping in airsoft would love to have a sniper rifle. They won't mind spending a large amount of money either to get their guns to a performance level that will help them become an effective sniper. 

Just like the best airsoft rifles and the best airsoft pistols, sniper rifles also come in different styles, such as Barrett .50 Cal, Dragunov, and L96A1, M-24. Available in AEG, spring, and gas models.

 

GUN SPECIFICATIONS

Say that you’ve decided that the best airsoft gun for you is an assault rifle. Take time to examine the gun thoroughly, especially its internal and external specifications.

Take a look at the readings of the stock feet per second (FPS) and rate of fire (RoF) right out of the box. Do you like what you see or do you want more?

You should also check the gearbox, height, length, weight and effective range. 

 

The internals

The best airsoft guns have internals with a sound and reliable performance. From the bearings to the spring guides, every part must be in excellent working condition.

Anything that is fragile and unreliable could result in a major disadvantage.

Different types of airsoft guns come with different internal parts. So make sure to read or watch reviews before you buy anything.

Some internal parts of an airsoft gun include an o-ring, gearbox AEG piston, hop up chamber unit, AEG selector plate, cylinder head, and ball bearing bushings.

 

The externals

The external parts of an airsoft gun include the finish, conversion kits & adaptors, handguards and rail systems, grips and motor mounts, stocks, and a host of other attachments.

Check each piece and find out if you like what you see right out the box.

If an airsoft guns isn't a good fit for what you're looking for, move on to the next option.

 

PRICE RANGE

When it comes to airsoft guns, you usually get what you pay for. This means you should not spend too little because you're likely to get a weapon of unreliable quality.

But you don't want to spend more than you want to either, especially when you need to buy ammunition, kits, and other add-ons.

So make sure to consider very carefully how much you want to spend on an airsoft gun. Generally, the best AEG should not cost less than $130.

 

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

Are you one of those players who want to add attachments to their gun at some point?

If yes, you need to make sure that the airsoft gun you buy gives you the freedom to do so. 

Some of the best airsoft guns let you play around with new accessories or upgrade internal parts to make your weapon of choice more powerful and/or efficient.

Since compatibility is essential, the airsoft gun you choose on the get-go must be customizable.

 

ROLE PLAYED

What you choose as the best airsoft gun may come down to the role you want to play in tactical and battle situations. But since you can choose to be anyone on the area of operations (AO), you should know which airsoft gun is best for a particular role.

It is important that the gun you use suits the role you want to play.

 

Infantrymen/riflemen

More or less regular soldiers, infantrymen or riflemen are usually the first ones in and the last ones out. Depending on the AO, such as inside an office building or an open woodland, they generally carry submachine guns or standard assault rifles.

 

Medics

Most medics carry the same airsoft guns as infantrymen.

But they are one of the lucky roles that are allowed to carry just about any weapon they fancy. 

 

Sharpshooters/snipers

As the name of the role suggests, sharpshooters or snipers carry sniper rifles along with a sidearm, such as a standard pistol.

The most common combination is a submachine gun as a primary weapon and a pistol as a secondary weapon.

 

Support gunners

Support gunners provide cover for their comrades to move to a more advantageous position. They usually lay down suppressive fire, spraying rounds in the enemy’s direction while keeping their heads downs.

Their weapon of choice is usually a light or heavy machine gun with plenty of ammunition on hand.

Now that you know what to look for in an airsoft gun, choosing the right one for you should be easier.

 

WHAT DO AIRSOFT GUNS SHOOT?

Although BBs come in different sizes, airsoft guns generally shoot plastic pellets that measure 6mm. The more expensive the projectiles are the higher the quality.

The best airsoft guns are never without the airsoft BBs.

This is important when using high quality airsoft guns that require a more perfect ammo, what with their barrel’s smaller interior bore measurement. The lesser the flaws the better the performance. This means no dents, off sizes, extra bits, and mold lines.

BBs also come in different weights, from 0.12 grams to 0.3 grams. The weight often dictates the airsoft gun type to use and muzzle velocity.

The standard BB weighs 0.20 grams, suitable for most CQB rifles and blowback pistols.

0.25 gram BBs can be used in place of a standard BB, with slight difference in velocity.

Bolt action sniper rifles, however, are best loaded with 0.28 gram or 0.30 gram BBs. 0.3 gram BBs can be used for sniper rifles but not for any other airsoft guns.

0.12 gram BBs are generally suitable to use with low end AEGs or springers. But only very high quality BBs are perfect for high-end AEGs/sniper rifles.

The heavier the BBs are the more accurate since they are less affected by wind. They don't smash as easily in the gun as well, preventing broken internal parts.

BBs can be reused provided that they are perfectly clean and did not hit a hard surface. But many recommends to consider fired BBs as good as gone.

Common BB brands include Elite Force, GoldenBall, G&G and KWA.

 

DO AIRSOFT GUNS HURT?

Yes, especially when fired in rapid succession and at high FPS. It can feel like a light tap or a sharp sting.

It hurts most on the face, but not so much on clothes.

Depending on which area of the body that little plastic BBs reach, they can leave a welt or break the skin. This is why an eye cover or a paintball-style mask is essential. 

Some players claim that the closer they get the worse the pain gets.

How bad it hurts to get hit by an airsoft gun, however, depends on many variables, such as velocity; bb weight, volume, and temperature; angle of impact and spin; surface temperature; skin thickness and temperature; impact resistance; and age and gender of recipient. 

The material of a BB will also influence the amount of pain inflicted.

Aside from plastic, BBs are also made with aluminum, biodegradable, or glow in the dark material. Aluminum BBs are heavier and could be quite painful.

Whichever is the case, every airsoft player should wear personal protective equipment, the least of which is an eye protection. A full gear should include airsoft elbow and knee pads.

 

HOW DO AIRSOFT GUNS WORK?

How airsoft guns work will depend on their operation system, whether it shoots using gas, spring, or electric power.

Gas powered airsoft guns work the same way as a BB or paintball gun where the pellets are pushed out of the barrel by a gush of air.

Spring powered airsoft guns work like a pump shotgun where tension must be put on the spring for each round for a gun to fire BBs.

Electric powered guns rely on a rechargeable battery of some sort to move the gears and fire pellets in a timely and accurate manner. The gun’s velocity can be set from 150 to 500 FPS.

This is why some of the best airsoft guns that are powered electrically can shoot 500 to 1000 rounds per minute.

 

BEST AIRSOFT PISTOLS

Wondering what is the best airsoft pistol?

The answer will depend on a variety of variables, including the type of gun you want to use. If you're looking for the best airsoft pistol on the market, your options can be narrowed down to the top 10.

 

  1. STUNT STUDIOS 998 C02 AIRSOFT PISTOL WITH DVD
Stunt Studios 998 C02 Airsoft Pistol with DVD (Black Receiver)
  • dvd,magazine
  • Semi-auto CO2 Pistol
  • Velocity: 410 fps
  • Magazine Capacity: 14 rds
  • This product is restricted from shipment into the state of New York

Operation System: CO2 Gas powered

FPS: 410

Magazine Capacity: 14 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Voted best airsoft pistol for being lightweight
  • Fast-fire rate with realistic hammer action
  • Awesome design, combines gas and BBs in the magazine
  • Easy-to-use safety lever
  • Conserves CO2

Cons

  • FPS is lower than indicated
  • Clip runs out quickly
  • Hurts when hit
  • Feels low quality
  • May break when dropped

 

  1. WINGUN 701S 4 REVOLVER
wingun 701s 4 revolver co2 gas gun sil(Airsoft Gun)
  • Simulated Wood Pistol Grip
  • Metal Frame & Barrel
  • Adjustable Rear Sight
  • Scope Mount Rails Included
  • Rotary Speed Loader Included

Operation System: CO2 Gas powered

FPS: 400

Magazine Capacity: 6 rds

Customization Options: Adjustable sights can be added, a laser or an optic with a scope rail mount

 

Pros and Cons

 

Pros

  • Built with metal frame and barrel
  • Provides a more realistic feel
  • Good solid and sturdy construction
  • Great accuracy, fast FPS, comfortable grip
  • Uses metal shells instead of plastics
  • One of the best airsoft pistols because of low malfunction rate

Cons

  • Makes an amazingly loud noise
  • Guzzles CO2 quickly
  • Chamber switch design could be better
  • Too pricey for its features

 

  1. Soft Air Colt 1911 CO2 Airsoft Pistol
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Operation System: CO2 Gas powered

FPS: 344 with 0.20 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity: 15 rds

Customization Options: Accessory rail is on offer

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Metal body offers a realistic feel and weight
  • Semi-automatic blowback airsoft pistol
  • Amazing replica of a govt. standard 1911A1

Cons

  • Guzzles CO2 quickly
  • Loud to use

 

  1. Umarex Walther 2262020 15 Rounds P99 Blowback Air Soft Pistol, 6mm, Black
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Umarex Walther 2262020 15 Rounds P99 Blowback Air Soft Pistol, 6mm, Black
  • Velocity (Approx.): 380 FPS
  • Accuracy (Approx.): 120+ Ft
  • Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
  • Caliber: 6mm .20g Or Higher
  • METAL smooth bore barrel

Operation System:

FPS: 380

Magazine Capacity: 15 rds

Customization Options:

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 120+ ft accuracy
  • Trademarked and fully licensed Walther P99 replica
  • Comes with a metal slide
  • Drop tested and passed
  • Good kick, blowback, and weight
  • Easy operation with just one cock of the metal slide
  • CO2 does not go into the magazine
  • Easy access of CO2 cartridge with no leaks
  • Conserves CO2

Cons

  • Made of polymer that is not as durable as metal
  • Difficult to switch the CO2 cartridge
  • Best Gas Airsoft Pistol: KWA ATP-SE
  • Best CO2 Airsoft Pistol: H&K USP

 

  1. KWA ATP-SE FPS-330 BLOWBACK GREEN GAS AIRSOFT PISTOL
KWA ATP-SE Semi/Full Auto 6mm GBB Airsoft Pistol w/ Free 2700 6mm BB's
  • Free Bottle of 2700 Premium BB's Included (Brand May Vary Depending on Availability)
  • Velocity: 320 - 330 FPS
  • Magazine: 23 Rounds
  • Green Gas Blowback, Semi Auto with Full Auto Capability
  • Weight (With Mag): 0.73kg

Operation System: Green gas powered

FPS: 330

Magazine Capacity: 23 rds

Customization Options: Add laser lights or flashlights on the tactical rail, comes with adjustable back strap

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fully automatic with adjustable hop up
  • Green gas blowback offers a real recoil feel
  • Full metal alloy slide
  • Fantastic replica of a standard 9mm pistol

Cons

  • Fragile magazine lip
  • Gas leak may happen

 

  1. H&K USP LICENSED BLACK FPS-360 AIRSOFT PISTOL
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H&K USP Pistol (Medium)
  • Authentic H&K replica
  • Powered by a single 12g CO2 capsule
  • Drop-free magazine houses CO2 and BBs
  • Moving hammer adds realism
  • Fixed tactical sights

Operation System: CO2 gas powered

FPS: 350-380

Magazine Capacity: 16 rds

Customization Options: Add lights, scopes, or sites on the integrated tactical accessory rail

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 120+ ft accuracy
  • Available in semi-automatic and safe modes
  • Built-in hop-up system offers more spin and flight
  • High-capacity gun
  • Durable and easy-to-operate slide action
  • Hammers moves for a realistic feel

Cons

  • Plastic exterior
  • Needs lubricant to prevent leak
  • Fragile magazine
  • Cycle trigger may fail

 

  1. KWA m226 ns2 airsoft gas pistol airsoft gun
kwa m226 ns2 airsoft gas pistol airsoft gun(Airsoft Gun)
  • 1:1 Scale Airsoft Electric Gun
  • Gas Blow Back Pistol (KWA NS2)
  • 320+ FPS with .20g BBs
  • Metal Construction
  • 45-day KWA Manufacturer Warranty!!

Operation System: Green gas powered

FPS: 320+ using 0.20g BBs

Magazine Capacity: 23 rds

Customization Options: Comes with lower accessory rail

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Double-action pistol with two firing modes – semi-auto and safe
  • Comfortable nylon grips
  • Metal body for a realistic feel

Cons

  • Pricey magazine replacements
  • Made of zinc castings
  • Heavier in weight, weaker in performance
  • Bit on the expensive side

 

  1. WE Baby Hi-Capa V2 3.8 Gas/Co2 Blowback Full Metal
we baby hi-capa 3.8 v2 full metal semi auto gas/co2 blowback pistol(Airsoft Gun)
  • Realistic Design & Feel
  • Blowback Action, Railing System
  • Additional Safety Functions
  • Grip Safety & Hammer Halt
  • Semi Automatic, Inner Copper Barrel

Operation System: Green gas powered

FPS: 385 using 0.12 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity: 25 rds

Customization Options: Comes with low rails for adding lasers or lights, can be accessorized and upgraded

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Durable full metal construction blowback pistol
  • Adjustable hop up, working hammer, and slide lock
  • Comfortable grip safety, ambidextrous Slide Safety

Cons

  • May leak gas

 

  1. Tanfoglio Witness 1911 CO2 BB Pistol Kit air pistol
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Tanfoglio Witness 1911 CO2 BB Pistol Kit air pistol
  • Suggested Use: Plinking / Fun, Caliber: 0.177, Velocity: 320
  • Manufacturer: Tanfoglio, Airgun Mechanism: CO2, Ammo Type: Steel BBs, Mag Capacity: 18
  • Weight: 2.09, Fire Mode: Repeater, Warranty: 60-day limited warranty, Condition: New

Operation System: CO2 gas powered

FPS: 320

Magazine Capacity: 18 rds of steel BBs

Customization Options:

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fixed front and rear sights
  • Fascinating replica of the real gun
  • Checkered grips for better handling
  • Single-action blowback air pistol

Cons

  • Only single action instead of double action
  • Clip may leak CO2
  • Prone to jamming

 

  1. KWA Full Metal M9 Tactical PTP Airsoft Pistol Gas Blowback  
KWA Full Metal M9 Tactical PTP Airsoft Pistol Gas Blowback
  • Gas System: New Structure (NS2)
  • Velocity: 330+ fps with 0.20 gram BBs
  • MIL-SPEC-1913 (Pictanny) rails
  • Propellant: Green Gas ONLY
  • Realistic field stripping

Operation System: Green gas powered

FPS: 330+ using 0.20 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity:

Customization Options:

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Features the new KWA NS2 structure
  • PTP model with blowback action
  • Offers realistic firearms training
  • Alloy steel slide and frame
  • Adjustable hop up
  • Excellent cool down effect
  • Polymer outer barrel that is impact-resistant and self-lubricating

Cons

  • Takes longer to charge
  • Blowback is closer to a 22LR instead of a real 9mm
  • Flimsy magazine o-ring

 

BEST AIRSOFT RIFLES

What is the best airsoft rifle?

The answer may vary, depending on your personal preference, budget, and role in battle situations, but the best airsoft rifles often stand out because of performance and certain features.

It is important to remember, however, that the best airsoft rifle for someone else might not necessarily work for you. However, if you are looking for the best airsoft sniper rifles, you will find them here.

 

  1. BBTAC AIRSOFT GUN CQB 315-FPS AEG M16/M4 STYLE
BBTac Airsoft Gun CQB 315-FPS AEG M16/M4 Style Airsoft Rifle with Red Dot Sight
  • 315-FPS, 300 Rd. High Capacity M4 Magazine
  • High Quality Airsoft Rifle
  • R.I.S. (Rail Interface System)
  • Semi / Full Automatic Firing Modes
  • Red Dot Sight INCLUDED for EXTREME ACCURACY

Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 300+

Magazine Capacity: 300 rds

Customization Options:

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Designed for close quarter combats (CQB)
  • Automatic CQB rifle
  • Features adjustable stock, a shorter barrel, and rail interface system
  • Two firing modes: semi and full automatic
  • Red dot for better and accurate sighting
  • High capacity M4 magazine

Cons

  • Low quality BBs, may ruin gearbox
  • Not appropriate for situations other than CQB
  • Only original battery will do or risk damaging the gun
  • Overall construction is poor

 

  1. 614 AEG M4 STYLE FULL AUTO AIRSOFT RIFLE
red dot sight, laser de 614 aeg airsoft full auto rifle electric air gun, 315-fps hop up combat rifle airsoft gun(Airsoft Gun)
  • 315-FPS with 0.12g BB, 260 FPS with 0.2g BB
  • Double Eagle High Quality Airsoft Rifle
  • R.I.S. (Rail Interface System)
  • Semi / Full Automatic Firing Modes
  • 250 Rd. High Cap Clip Mag

Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 315 using 0.12 gram BBs, 260 using 0.2 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity: 250 rds

Customization Options: Can be attached with sling, flashlight, laser, and other accessories

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fully automatic firing mode
  • Uses high cap clip mag
  • Features rail interface system

Cons

  • Plastic construction
  • Vulnerable to abuse

 

  1. HECKLER & KOCH 416 AEG
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Heckler & Koch 2279042 H and K 416 AEG Black Electric Power Adv Air Soft
  • Semi/full automatic
  • Flip-up front & rear sights
  • Adjustable stock
  • Quad Weaver/Picatinny rail & monolithic top rail
  • Shot velocity of 330-340 fps (using .12g BBs)

Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 330+ using 0.12 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity: 250 rds

Customization Options: Comes with a top rail for red dot and a quad Weaver/Picatinny rail & monolithic top rail for other attachments, such as a forward grip

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Standard features include Front and rear flip sights
  • Adjustable stock
  • Lots of rail space
  • Two firing modes: semi and full automatic
  • An AR-15 rifle styled after the Heckler & Koch HK416 rifle
  • Lightweight, easy to carry around

Cons

  • Full plastic construction, lightweight but less durable
  • Plastic gearbox
  • FPS is reduced when using 0.20 gram BBs

 

  1. THOMPSON M1A1 AIRSOFT SUBMACHINE GUN
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Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 370+ using 0.20 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity:

Customization Options: Comes with rail attachment plates, sights, foregrips, and more.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Solid frame, heavy weight for a realistic feel
  • Package includes a 10-round grenade launcher, and attachments and extras

Cons

  • Some plugs come loose easily
  • Attachments can be difficult to slide on
  • Grenade launcher fires BBs instead of a larger projectile
  • Made of faux wood

 

  1. Soft Air COLT M4 CQB Automatic Electric Airsoft Gun
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Colt M4 CQB-R Airsoft AEG, Black airsoft gun
  • caliber: 6mm
  • velocity: 380.00 ft/sec
  • Railed, Metal Gears and Gearbox

Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 400

Magazine Capacity: 350 rds

Customization Options: Comes with a forward rail system for more customization options

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Mainly metal construction
  • Smart and quick charging of up to 800%
  • Crane stock adjustable to 6 positions
  • Metal rear sight is removable

Cons

  • Magazine release button easily comes off with a small bump
  • Wires don’t fit into the groove, resulting in potential pinching and fraying
  • Battery installation can be troublesome for some

 

  1. G&G airsoft combat machine m4 raider Airsoft Gun
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G&G CM16 Combat Machine Raider RIS M4 CQB AEG Airsoft Gun
  • Nylon-reinforced polymer construction
  • Full-metal reinforced version 2 gearbox
  • G&G's 16000rpm high torque motor
  • Adjustable 6-position Crane stock

Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 380 to 400

Magazine Capacity: 450 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Full sized M4 barrel length contributes to accurate shooting
  • Full metal gearbox
  • High quality Combat Machine replica
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Plastic construction reinforced by fiberglass
  • Metal parts are stock pipe, outer barrel, magazine casing, tactical sling attachment points, and other minor elements

Cons

  • Lots of plastic elements, including stock and front rail
  • Battery and charger have to be purchased separately

 

  1. Lancer Tactical AK-47
lancer tactical lt-10 beta project ak-47 ris electric airsoft gun polymer body metal gearbox fps-380 w/ high capacity magazine (black)(Airsoft Gun)
  • Ambidextrous Charging Handle
  • Metal parts: flip sights, battery cover, buffer tube, trigger assembly
  • Retractable crane stock
  • 380-400 FPS w/ 0.2g BBs
  • Includes 8.4v battery w/ charger

Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 400

Magazine Capacity: 500 rds

Customization Options: Can be upgraded to accommodate both long-range and close quarter battles. Comes with top and side rails.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Provides the excitement of AK-47s and great grip and control of a pistol
  • Lightweight, powerful, and accurate
  • Full metal gearbox
  • Two firing modes: semi-auto and full auto
  • Improved accuracy with iron optic sight
  • Smart charging prolongs battery life

Cons

  • Bit on the heavy side
  • Slide handle is less durable

 

  1. Crosman SR01
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Marines Airsoft SR01 Spring Powered Rifle by Crosman
  • Spring powered with folding stock and removeable flip-up sights
  • Accessory rails for mounting scope, lasers, flashlights, cameras
  • Shoots up to 325 FPS
  • Magazine holds 350 airsoft BBs
  • This product is restricted from shipment into the state of New York

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS: 325

Magazine Capacity: 350 rds

Customization Options: Comes with quad accessory rails for mounting cameras, flashlights, lasers, and scopes

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Removable flip-up sights
  • Folding stock
  • Fast reload, high capacity magazine
  • Adjustable spin on the BBs for improved accuracy
  • Single-shot repeater

Cons

  • Too large front sight
  • Some reports of jams and difficulty in cocking the gun

 

  1. Electric G&G cm16 r8-l desert tan airsoft rifle
electric g&g cm16 r8-l desert tan airsoft rifle fps-450 combo w/ g-11-056 red dot scope(Airsoft Gun)
  • Fiber reinforced polymer body and 12' RIS Rails
  • Full Metal Gears and Gearbox
  • Red Dot Optic, 9.6v NiMh nunchuck battery and Basic Smart Charger INCLUDED!
  • 390+ Feet Per Second High Velocity AEG
  • Full and Semi automatic select fire

Operation System: Electric powered

FPS: 390+

Magazine Capacity: 360 rds

Customization Options: Comes with an RIS quad-rail for installation of attachments and extras.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fiber reinforced polymer body
  • Two firing modes: semi and full auto
  • Full metal gearbox and gears
  • Comes with red dot optic for improved accuracy

Cons

  • High quality polymer is less appealing to players who prefer a metal AEG
  • Occasional feeding problems during a skirmish

 

BEST AIRSOFT GUN COMBO KITS

 

Some of the best airsoft guns are a combination of extras that make for an overall excellent product. Think of a rifle shipped with a pistol.

Imagine the fun you’ll have with the best airsoft pistol and the best airsoft rifle in one package.

 

  1. New CYMA TWIN AIRSOFT DUAL SPRING PISTOL Combo Pack Hand Gun Set w/ Case 6mm BB
New CYMA TWIN AIRSOFT DUAL SPRING PISTOL Combo Pack Hand Gun Set w/ Case 6mm BB
  • Type: Spring Pistols (plastic construction)
  • Comes with two pistols: one silver and one black
  • Shoots around 200 FPS with .12g bbs and accurate to around 50 feet.
  • Push button clip release for the Magazine
  • Removable Magazine holds 9 rounds of ammo

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS: 200 using 0.12 BBs

Magazine Capacity: 9 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • One silver and one black pistols in one pack
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Easy and fast cock and shoot
  • Simple operation
  • Inexpensive airsoft combo kit

Cons

  • Plastic construction, lightweight but less durable
  • Cheap, low-quality construction despite high-end look and feel

 

  1. Crosman Elite Front Line Force Airsoft Rifle and Pistol Kit
Crosman Elite Front Line Force Airsoft Rifle and Pistol Kit
  • Made using the highest quality components
  • Performance and quality tested
  • The most trusted name is Air soft and Air gun accessories and equipment
  • 6mm Airsoft/upto 300 FPS
  • Spring Powered

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS:

  • Rifle: 300 using 0.12 gram BBs
  • Pistol: 275

Magazine Capacity: 400 rds high cap mag

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Rifle and pistol in one, good starter combo
  • Quality build and feel
  • Tested for performance and quality
  • Vertical forearm is removable and supports grip
  • Comes with a guard rail mounting system for customizations

Cons

  • No auto fire option for the rifle
  • Less reliable than an AEG or gas-powered airsoft guns

 

  1. Dark Ops Airsoft Lot of 5 Airsoft Guns
Dark Ops Airsoft Lot of 5 Airsoft Guns Sniper Rifle Shotgun Machine Pistols & 1000 6mm BB
  • P1082 Airsoft Sniper Rifle - 305 FPS - 36" Long - Includes Flashlight
  • M590S Shotgun 350-400 w/ .12mm BB's 26.5" Long - ABS construction
  • M306A Uzi Like Spring Pistol - SIngle shot firing mode - 330FPS
  • (2x) G153B Airsoft Spring Pstols - 170-220 FPS - 8.25" Long -
  • LASER DETAILS: Class IIIA Laser, Max output < 5mW, This product is restricted from shipment into the state of New York

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS:

  • Sniper rifle: 350
  • Shotgun: 350-400 using 0.12 BBs
  • Uzi-like pistol: 330
  • Spring pistols: 170-220

Magazine Capacity:

  • Sniper rifle: 150 rds
  • Pistol: 12 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Five-gun starter kit: shotgun, sniper rifle, Uzi-like pistol, and two pistols
  • Can be customized with lots of accessories
  • Shotgun boasts of a long range shot

Cons

  • No auto fire option
  • Non-functional sniper scope
  • No metal parts
  • Cheap, low-end construction

 

  1. BBTAC Airsoft Gun Package – Police Entry Team Collection
BBTac Airsoft Gun Package - Police Entry Team Collection of 4 Airsoft Guns - Full Auto AEG Airsoft Electric Rifle, Shotgun, SMG and Pistol, 4000 BB Pellets, Great for Starter Pack Game Play
  • FULL AUTO POWER - Included Fully Automatic Airsoft Electric M4 Rifle CQB version, comes with battery and charger, and load up to 300 rd BBs
  • Full size real scale airsoft gun replicas with detailed finish and plastic construction. Great starter guns for beginners
  • Ready to play package, included airsoft 6mm pellets to start shooting right the way. Package of 4 airsoft guns for perfect game play of Police
  • POWERFUL Airsoft Rifles shoot approx. 300 FPS with 0.12g airsoft BB pellets
  • Airsoft guns using Clip for fast and simple reload for quick turn around

Operation System:

  • M4 Rifle CQB version: Electric powered
  • Door entry shotgun & 2x CQB SMG airsoft pistols: Spring powered

FPS:

  • M4 Rifle CQB version: 300 using 0.12 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity:

  • M4 Rifle CQB version: 300 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great starter kit
  • Suitable for both CQB and long-range scenarios
  • Comes with added accessories

Cons

  • No auto fire option for the shotgun and pistols
  • Shotgun construction could be better
  • Low-end construction and build

 

  1. BBTAC Airsoft Gun Package – Black Ops
BBTac Airsoft Gun Package - Black Ops - Collection of Airsoft Guns - Powerful Spring Rifle, Shotgun, Two SMG, Mini Pistols and BB Pellets, Great for Starter Pack Game Play
  • POWERFUL SPRING LOADED - Included Airsoft Rifle and Shotgun shooting powerfully at 300 Fps with .12g BBs
  • REALISTIC REPLICA - Airsoft gun replicas with detailed finish and plastic construction. Great starter guns for beginners
  • READY TO PLAY - Package included airsoft 6mm pellets ammo to start shooting right the way. Package of airsoft guns for perfect game play with beginners
  • FAST LOADING - Airsoft guns using Clip for fast and simple reload for quick turn around
  • EXTRA VALUE SAVING - The package deal is packed with value and lots of saving compare to buying them seprately. Getting the package is the perfect way for anyone who is just getting started

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS:

  • Shotgun: 300 using 0.12 gram BBs
  • Spring rifle: 300 using 0.12 gram BBs

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 7-gun robust combo kit: shotgun, spring rifle, two SMG, 3 mini pistols
  • Less expensive starter kit
  • Comes with accessories
  • Uses powerful pump action to fire from the shotgun
  • Money-saving option for those starting out in airsoft

Cons

  • No full auto mode, except for the 2 SMGs
  • Rifle operates single shot per slide pull
  • Mostly made of plastic

 

  1. Colt M4 and 1911 Airsoft Spring Powered Combo Pack

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS:

  • Colt M4 rifle: 300
  • 1911 Colt pistol: 210

Magazine Capacity:

  • Colt M4 rifle: 500 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 2-gun combo kit: a rifle and a pistol
  • Offers a variety of shooting styles
  • Comes with RIS rail for mounting tactical accessories
  • Pistol has a slide pump
  • Rifle is made of ABS polymer
  • Shipped with M4 and 1911 magazines, stock, foregrip, and flashlight

Cons

  • Less durable construction
  • Low-quality feel

 

  1. HFC heavy m1911 spring airsoft pistol Combo Kit
hfc heavy m1911 spring airsoft pistol ex magazine bb target 2500 bb's combo kit(Airsoft Gun)
  • Spring Powered, ABS Plastic Construction
  • Detailed Design, Functional Hand Grip
  • Thumb Safety, Metal Hammer and Trigger
  • FPS: 290, (With .12g BBs) 17 round capacity

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS: 290 using 0.12 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity: 17 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Combo includes pistol, two magazines, BB trap target, 2500 rds of premium BBs
  • Combines metal and plastic materials

Cons

  • No full automatic mode
  • Has plastic parts

 

  1. Whetstone P1188 Airsoft Rifle and Pistol Combo
Whetstone P1188 Airsoft Rifle and Pistol Combo
  • 50 6mm BB Starter Kit
  • Plastic Construction
  • BB Spring Loader
  • Safety Switch
  • This product is restricted from shipment into the state of New York

Operation System: Spring powered

FPS:

  • Rifle: 360 using 0.12 gram BBs
  • Pistol: 120 using 0.12 gram BBs

Magazine Capacity:

  • Rifle: 28 rds
  • Pistol: 9 rds

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 2-gun combo: rifle and pistol
  • Suitable for entry-level to advanced airsoft players
  • Less expensive as both don’t use gas or batteries

Cons

  • No full-auto mode
  • Least durable airsoft gun options

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Magazines

There are different magazines for different airsoft guns – AEG, spring, gas & CO2, sniper rifles, and shotguns. They are categorized as low cap, midcap, or hi cap.

Extra mags on hands prove advantageous during a skirmish, which is why every player should not be without a spare that can help reduce downtime when reloading.

There are also magazine accessories available, such as adjustable clamps, connector clamps with adjustable straps, magazine adapters, winding key, and a magazine pouch.

 

CONCLUSION

Based on the information above, it is clear that choosing the best airsoft pistol or rifle among the host of the best airsoft guns available involves a lot of decision making.

But you can narrow down your options based on your budget, personal preferences, area of operations, and the role you want to play.

Of course, if you want an airsoft gun that fires at a fast rate, gas and electric-powered guns are the most ideal options.

Do you prefer something inexpensive and less complicated? You can’t go wrong with spring powered airsoft guns. Just keep your expectations realistic.

If you are struggling to reach a decision, consult with the experts.