Airsoft guns are used in airsoft sports, and they are replicas of actual weapons. They are designed to pressurize air in an internal chamber, this pressure causing the BBs to shoot out of the guns. Due to their design, they are less penetrative, being adored by those who want to do exciting and adrenaline filled outdoor sports. If you’re into airsoft sports yourself, check out the comparison table below to find out what are the best guns on the market right now. With any of them, you are sure to be the winner of all rounds when playing with your friends!
|1. H&K 416 CQB Elite||2. G&G CM16 R8-L Desert Tan||3. G&G M4 Raider||4. Kalishnikov Tactical AK47||5. LT-25B Interceptor SPR|
|Internal Barrel Length||12.2″||14.1″||14.3″||17.9″||N/A|
|Weight||6.6 Lbs||5.6 Lbs||6.2 Lbs||6.8 Lbs||4.3 Lbs|
|Motor||High-Torque, Long Type||16000 RPM High-Torque, Long Axis||High-Torque, Long Type||High-Torque, Long Type||High-Torque, Long Type|
|Build Material||Metal, ABS Plastic||Nylon Fiber Polymer, Metal||Nylon, ABS Plastic, Metal||Metal, ABS Plastic||Polymer, Metal|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable 9.6V Small Butterfly||Rechargeable 9.6V Small Butterfly||Rechargeable 9.6V Ni-MH||8.4V Stick||8.4V Nunchuck|
|Operation||Semi & Full Auto||Semi & Full Auto||Semi & Full Auto||Semi & Full Auto||Semi & Full Auto|
|Firing Modes||Safe/Semi/Full Auto||Safe/Semi/Full Auto||Safe/Semi/Full Auto||Safe/Semi/Full Auto||Safe/Semi/Full Auto|
|Magazine Type||Standard M4||Standard M4||Standard M4||Standard M4||Standard M4|
|Magazine Capacity||320 Rounds||300 Rounds||450 Rounds||550 Rounds||300 Rounds|
|Muzzle Velocity||335 FPS||390 FPS||400 FPS||380 FPS||410 FPS|
|Front Sight||Post Globe||Post Globe||Adjustable||Adjustable||Flip-Up|
|Ammo Type||Airsoft BBs||0.20g – 0.25g BBs||0.20g – 0.25g BBs||0.20g BBs||0.20g BBs|
|Thread Direction||14mm Negative||14mm Negative||14mm Negative||14mm Negative||14mm Negative|
|Other Features||Detachable Iron Sights||Red Dot Optic||6 Position Retractable Crane Stock||Adjustable Spin Up Accuracy System||Adjustable Crane Stock|
|Metal Quad-Rail System||Adjustable Carbine Stock||Sling Adapter||Foldable Vertical Grip|
|Product Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
The overall length of the gun shows how easy it will be for the user to maneuver it. As we made sure to put your comfort and convenience before anything else, we made sure for the guns featured in our top to measure between 30 and 37 inches in length. This overall length doesn’t only provide a higher degree of realism to the experience when using the gun but it ensures that you will feel as comfortable as possible when handling it as well.
The weight of the gun is even more important than its length as it indicates how easy you will handle it and how relaxing the whole airsoft session will be. The smaller the weight the better as you won’t get tired too soon after the session begins. Also, you won’t be faced with muscle spasms or another type of discomforting pains in your arms, pains that would have been caused by a heavy gun. Knowing this, we made sure for all the products in our top to not weigh more than 7 pounds.
The quality of the construction is the best indicator of the gun’s reliability and durability. All of the models featured in our top are made from the highest quality materials, such as nylon, metal, polymer, and ABS plastic. Best of all, they are all realistic replicas as they are molded from actual guns, the manufacturers making sure that even when you touch the guns you will feel like it’s the real thing that you’re making contact with and not an airsoft model.
As you can see, only electric-powered models are featured in our top. The reason why we chose these five electric guns instead of going with other models that are gas or spring-powered is that they are superior from all points of view. Their durability is superior, they can withstand low and high temperatures without suffering any loss in performance, they help save money in the long run as the batteries that power them can be recharged, and they shoot at faster speeds.
Another important element that we took into consideration when rating the products was the capacity of their magazines. As you have probably already noticed, all of the models that we chose as being the best feature magazines with generous capacities, all of them exceeding 300 rounds. But the model that scored the highest rating was the Kalishnikov Tactical AK47 that can hold up a maximum of 550 rounds in the magazine, which is far superior to what the other products offer.
When you’re in the middle of an airsoft game, you definitely want to relax and unwind. Obviously, this won’t be achievable if you’re going to be bombarded by deafening sounds. Being aware of the importance of the sound produced by the gun when you fire with it, we made sure for all of the guns in our top to be quiet. Thus, none of them will present a nuisance when you will be playing airsoft.
In conclusion, as long as the law allows for minors to practice this sport in the country and area that you live in, and if you make sure to take into consideration all the safety concerns and follow the gun safety rules, there shouldn’t be any danger involved with your kid playing airsoft. Obviously, it’s more than mandatory for you to keep a close eye on the child and accompany him or her during the game, being by the small one’s side at all times.
When taking up this sport and buying the gear for it, the first choice that you will be faced with is going to be to decide between a pistol or a rifle. If the pistol is the gun that you prefer, you are going to have to choose between a gas or a spring model as electric models can generally hold up more rounds, which isn’t possible with pistols. On the other hand, when going with a rifle, there are no limitations when it comes to the gun being gas, electric, or spring models.
There’s no clear recommendation that anyone can make as it’s best for you to choose what suits your preference best. Although, if it were to make a clear difference between these two types of airsoft guns and choose one as being the better choice to go with, we would definitely recommend that you go with a rifle. To understand why the rifle is the body type that we and many others view as the better option, first, you need to know more about the performance delivered by each type.
Pistols generally shoot at a speed ranging from 170 FPS to 400 FPS, and they have a capacity of 15 to 25 rounds. When it comes to rifles, the story differs exponentially as they generally range in shooting speed from 300 FPS to 500 FPS, and they boast a marvelous magazine capacity ranging from 200 to 600 rounds. Thus, with a rifle in your hand, you won’t only get to boost your game a lot as you will enjoy a superior speed, but you won’t have to refill the magazine too often either, depending on how long your matches are, maybe not having to refill it even once throughout the game’s duration.