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Where can I find second-hand Airsoft guns and equipment?

Buying second-hand Airsoft guns and equipment

Buying second-hand Airsoft guns and equipment can be a good idea for you to buy what you need at a cheaper price rather than a brand new product and means that these items can be reused rather than dumped.

There are a number of sites which specifically deal in used Airsoft equipment such as Prefired, Used Airsoft and Second Hand Airsoft.

These sites act as a portal between buyers and sellers of second-hand Airsoft equipment like a marketplace rather than these websites sourcing and stocking their own second-hand equipment.

Airsoft guns and equipment can be sent to you by the sellers through Royal Mail, there are no posting restrictions on them even though they look like guns.

The more you know about Airsoft guns and equipment, the easier it will be to pick the right second-hand equipment.

It is important for you to understand what you should be looking for and what questions you should be asking of the seller to ensure that you are buying equipment that still has plenty of life left in it.

Factors to consider when buying second-hand equipment

You should try to get as much information as possible from the seller which can be helped if the seller posts a detailed account of the item and its usage.

If there is a lack of information or the posting only contains vague details then it is up to you to ask questions of the seller to ensure you are satisfied that you will get good use of the equipment.

Sellers should provide basic information

Sellers should provide basic information such as the make and model of the gun they are selling and tell you all the items and components that come with it as well as photos to display the equipment.

When it comes to second-hand Airsoft guns and equipment, there are extra things to consider. You will want to know the age of the weapon and to know (roughly) how many rounds have been fired from it.

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Having this knowledge will help give you an idea of how much usage and wear-and-tear there may be for the internals of the gun so you can judge if the gun still has a long life.

Having been owned by someone else, it is possible that the weapons being sold may have been upgraded from its original state.

Without knowledge of this, you might get a different gun than you were expecting. It may even be an upgrade that doesn’t interest you but will likely cost you more money than the stock version of the gun.

You should also ask if there is any damage to the gun, superficial or otherwise, to see if it may affect the gun’s performance. It is your call to decide if the damage is a deal breaker or not.

Second-hand Airsoft equipment should be cheaper than new equipment and the buyer/seller relationship on the sites allows you the chance to negotiate on the asking price set by the seller so you may be able to get it even cheaper.

Ways to test your newly bought second-hand equipment

If you are satisfied with the information you receive and go ahead on buy the weapon, there are a few things you can check upon its arrival to ensure everything is in working order.

  • You should check for any damage even if the seller said there was no damage or made you aware of some damage.
  • Check the condition of the barrel, it may be in good condition but in need of a clean.
  • For AEGs, make sure the fuse is in place and is the correct current rating for the gun.
  • If you are able to test out your weapon in an enclosed back garden for example, you can practice firing to make sure the rounds feed okay and don’t get jammed.

 

Top 5 2019 Airsoft Pistols

With so many pistols available, it is important to work out which pistols are new or still relevant in 2019

rather than ending up with a pistol with outdated features that have since been surpassed.

5. WE 3PX4 Compact gas Pistol

As suggested by the name, this pistol is one of the smallest on the market but it does still provide a great kick when fired.

Don’t be fooled by the simple design, the pistol is highly customisable.

There are replaceable grip pads to suit the size of your hands and the magazine release is removable to be fitted to suit left and right handers.

4. WE Hi Capa 5.1 Black Dragon GBB pistol ( Type B)

This semi-automatic pistol’s stand-out slide design gives the gun a unique look among other pistols but it has substance as well as style.

It can be run on both Gas and C02 magazines and is very comfortable to hold, providing an accurate shot with a sharp recoil.

If that’s not enough, there are a number of options to customise the pistol internally and externally with a number of compatible upgrades and extras available.

3. ASG CZ P-09 Black

This double action, full size replica of a pistol is designed to be held in a single hand without losing any of its functionality.

The pistol is comfortable to hold and fires smoothly.

This is thanks to a textured grip and the smoothness of pulling the trigger.

The rail is integrated into the design of the gun allowing for the mounting of accessories such as a light or laser.

The 3 dot ironsight makes it easier to identify targets which, along with the adjustable hop-up, improves the accuracy of shot.

 

2. Tokyo Marui USP GBB Gas blow back

The gun may not look special but there are a number of features which improve the performance of this pistol.

The 15mm cylinder mixes stable shooting with a powerful recoil whether you choose single or double action while the magazine catch lever can be adjusted to suit left and right handers.

The safety and decocking system gives the user the ability to lock the hammer in full cock or change from full cock to half cock.

An undermount rail is included in the purchase of the gun which allows for the adding of accessories to the gun such as flashlights.

1. TOKYO MARUI – Desert Eagle .50AE (GBB)

The Desert Eagle has a recognisable iconic look and name known among airsoft players and anyone who has played a warfare video game.

This is one of the largest Airsoft pistols available and provides the kick and blowback you might expect from a larger type of gun.

Despite this, the pistol is easy to use and carry as it is a lightweight weapon with a smooth grip, making it a good choice for running and gunning on the battlefield.

The adjustable hop-up allows you to improve its range and to add some backspin, making it capable of reaching targets accurately up to 100ft.

At a cost of £160, the pistol is in the medium price range of all pistols so it represents good value for all that it offers.

Top 10 Airsoft Assault Rifles

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If you’re thinking of getting an airsoft gun, here’s a list of the top 10 models and their features.

10. JG Aug A4 AEG

This is a simplistic rifle with an impressive velocity rate of 340-370FPS.

This medium price ranged assault rifle handles well despite weighing almost 4kg with a sleek external coat that gives it the look of a real gun.

9.ASG M14 Wood effect AEG

This electric rifle comes with both semi and fully automatic firing modes with the wooden look and weighty feel of the rifle staying true to the original 1959 M14 it was based on.

It benefits from an adjustable hop-up and rear sight to improve range and accuracy. The stand out feature of this rifle is the butt plate which allows users to stabilise the rifle against their shoulder.

8.Cyma M14 Black full-length AEG

This rifle has a well-above-average velocity of 375 FPS with a long barrel improving the accuracy and range of the shot.

It also comes with an adjustable hop-up, a rear iron sight that can be adjusted horizontally and vertically and a rubber stock pad which stops the rifle from slipping as you hold it while the butt plate stabilises the rifle against your shoulder.

7. Jing Gong AK74U Metal Body

One of the oddest looking guns on the list is a compact version of the classic AK74 rifles making it easier to hold and carry while still producing a powerful shot.

The electronic blowback system gives you a real jolt as fire off your shots at a rapid rate of 400-450 FPS.

6. Ares Amoeba AM-009 long Rail

The Electronic Firing Control System used in the gearbox allows for semi-auto, a 3 round burst or fully automatic firing while the electronic trigger provides a faster trigger response.

It has a front and rear flip-up iron sight and an adjustable hop-up to improve range, targeting and accuracy along with a high torque flat motor.

5. JG G36 long JG1038 AEG

This replica is based on a very modern-day rifle currently used in the German army and it has the durability to match.

The folding stock can change the weapon’s length to suit your situation whether you need it for close-range or long-range combat.

The handguard rail allows for accessories to be attached while the rifle itself is compatible with a number of external and internal upgrade parts.

4. G&G Combat Machine CM16 MOD0 AEG

This rifle looks and feels like the real deal with a length of 86cm making it one of the bigger, more imposing rifles and an adjustable hop-up makes it dangerous over a long-range.

There are two 20mm rails, at the top of the receiver and the top of the handguard, for accessories to be added onto it. The modular handguard allows for even more attachments like Grips and Launchers.

The 6 position Stock, along with the Hand Guard, is replaceable and the rubberised rotating butt plate design is unique to this rifle.

3. Valken TANGO ASL Series M4 Airsoft Rifle AEG

This rifle may be towards the lower end of the price range but that doesn’t mean you don’t get a lot for your money.

This is a high-grade weapon suitable for short and long-range firing with front and rear iron sights while there are six positions the Crane Stock can be adjusted to make the rifle the length that suits you to achieve the range you desire.

The Nylon Fibre Receiver allows you to add a number of accessories such as flashlights and the ambidextrous magazine release and fire selector features allow it to be operated comfortably by left and right-handed people.

2. ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 carbine – M95 vers

The selling point of this rifle is the attention to detail that goes into the design to make it look like and have the durability of the real thing while still being relatively lightweight.

While it has some useful features found in other rifles such as an adjustable hop-up, 4 position adjustment and features which make it ambidextrous, it has some unique aspects which sets it apart from the others.

It has four firing modes; safe, semi-auto, 3 round burst and full-auto while it also has a feature which prevents it from firing once the magazine runs out.

This rifle is right at the top end of the market in terms of price and quality.

1. Wingun co2 m44 Mosin Nagant with bayonet

This rifle is an exact replica of the 1944orginal and the detail is clear to see with the imitated wood colour and texture design adding to the realistic look of the iconic rifle.

It is a rifle that is useful for both short-range and long-range skirmishes with an adjustable rear sight to ensure high-precision accuracy.

This rifle is versatile, being good for close combat and long-range attacks with an adjustable rear sight to ensure high-precision accuracy while the sling mounting points make it easy to use for left and right-handers.

The most unique part of it all is the folding metal bayonet which is fixed onto the rifle to be used when your opponent is within touching distance.

Top 10 Airsoft Submachine Guns

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There are countless variations of Airsoft Submachine, so it can be difficult choosing the right one.

Here’s a list of the best available at the moment if you’re thinking about investing in on.

10. JG MC51 SAS – AEG

This compact SMG made of both plastic and metal is great for CQB and the velocity of 360FPS makes it one of the fastest firing guns around.

9. JG T3 G3 SAS CQB JG096 Sub machine gun

With a shortened barrel and the stock removed, this gun is light and compact.

What it lacks in additional features, it makes up for with a high-capacity magazine able to hold 500 BBs and provides a fast firing rate at 365FPS.

8. JG P90 with 1500 round box magazine

A slightly awkwardly shaped SMG where the main benefit is the large magazine that comes attached to the gun so that you can keep on firing for a long time.

The fire selector offers three options; safe, semi and auto.

7. Ares Amoeba AM-015 CQB Soundhog (Black)

This high-powered SMG is great for close-range combat with semi and fully automatic shooting mode and there is also the option of using a silencer.

The retractable buttstop can be placed in two separate positions and it also has a front and rear sight to improve targeting.

The 8 sided handguard comes with a 20mm rail for accessories such as lasers or flashlights to be attached to them to enhance the gun further.

6. ASG B&T MP9A1 Foregrip – Black

The appeal of this SMG lies in the gas blowback and the realistic look and feel of the replica.

With a folding stock to adjust the weapon’s length which, along with the adjustable hop-up, allows you to rapidly fire at a further range or in a more accurate manner while the integrated front grip gives you more control over it.

An added bonus is that the trigger has an active safety function.

Best Airsoft Guns 20185. G&G ARP9 with keymod rail AEG (Black)

 

The small size of the ARP9 makes it easy to carry and aim but looks can be deceiving. You might not expect it to have such great accuracy and range but it does, making it a popular primary weapon.

There is a rail for both the front and top allowing for accessories and sights to be added to the SMG.

It fires at a fast rate of 330FPS.

4. JG MP5K with m4 stock and rails JG206

This is a compact yet heavyweight SMG that has a lot to offer.

It has top, side and lower rails to mount sights, attach grips and other accessories to attach to it while the front and rear iron sight are adjustable.

It has a couple of ambidextrous features such as rear sling mount along with a fire selector making it possible for you to use whichever hand is your strongest when using it.

The velocity is also adjustable ranging from 290-320FPS.

3. Jing Gong MP5SD with retractable stock

This is a good starter gun for new Airsoft players to get their hands on a reliable, durable realistic-looking replica at a very affordable price.

A built-in suppressor and retractable stock make it easy to manoeuvre during close encounters on the battlefield with the ability to silently take out your enemies without them hearing a thing.

2. S&T PPSH-41 blowback aeg (Real Wood)

This mixture of steel and imitation wood provides a stylish look for a sub-machine gun with a 2000 round drum magazine.

As suggested by the name, the blowback system is a big part of the gun’s appeal but being an iconic Russian weapon of WW2 is also an enticing factor.

The adjustable hop-up allows you to improve the range and accuracy of your shots.

1. ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 – B.E.T. carbine, M95 version

This gun allows you to change the velocity easily so you can determine for yourself how fast the pellets shoot out while still providing highly accurate shots thanks to the front and rear iron sights.

The full-metal internal system makes the weight and function feel like the real thing as well as looking like the real thing.

It can detect when the magazine is empty while it has a 4 position fire selector with a genuine 3-shot burst and the custom electronics inside make it a high functioning weapon.

All Airsoft Shotguns

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With 25 shotguns to choose from, we have compiled a list of all the shotguns and ranked the best one in each price range.

£40-£59

Double Eagle M58A spring shotgun £45.00

Cyma CM351 Sawed-off tri shot shotgun (plastic) £50.00

DE M56B shotgun tri-shot 3 rounds £55.00

Cyma CM350 Airsoft Tri shot Shotgun £55.00

Stand out: DE M56B shotgun tri-shot 3 rounds

The M56B and CM350 are well-matched as suggested by the same price but there are a couple of things that give the M56B the edge.

The design is unique in that the shotgun looks like a pistol and is almost 1kg lighter than the CM350 allowing you to move around the battlefield quickly and putting less strain on you from carrying it around.

£60-£69

DE m56A shotgun tri-shot 3 rounds £60.00

DE m56AL shotgun tri-shot 3 rounds £65.00

DE M56c shotgun tri-shot 3 rounds £60.00

DE M56DL tri shot spring shotgun £60.00

Double Eagle m63 Spas 12 Tri shot shotgun £60.00

Stand out: Double Eagle m63 Spas 12 Tri shot shotgun

In a price range dominated by the Double Eagle brand, this is the tri-shot shotgun that stands above the rest.

With a firing range of up to 50ft, it is one of the more capable shotguns from a larger distance and more ground can be covered by lofting shots upwards.

It boasts a firing rate of 270fps and can carry 30 BBs at a time.

£70-79

Bison 870 Pump Action Tri Shotgun (Black – 402C)£70.00

Cyma CM352 Airsoft Tri shot Shotgun £70.00

Cyma CM352LM Tactical Barrel Tri-Shotgun Long – Plastic £70.00

Cyma CM370 Airsoft Tri shot Shotgun M1014 £70.00

Stand OutBison 870 Pump Action Tri Shotgun (Black – 402C)

With this Tri Shotgun, you can shoot 3 BBs at a time like most others in this price range but provides the added benefit of having an adjustable hop-up and 2 shell-style magazines.

It also includes a Rubberised butt pad and pistol grip which makes it easy to grip and to hold for long periods of time.

Pushing the pump to ready your shot, along with a satisfying click, gives you a real sense of being an action hero.

£80-£89

Cyma Tactical m870 operator shotgun – Black £85.00

Cyma CM357a Short Shotgun Tri shot £80.00

Cyma CM351M Sawed-off tri shot shotgun (Metal) £85.00

Stand out: Cyma Tactical m870 operator shotgun – Black

This shotgun is a unique replica with its custom stock and handguard design which is rare among shotguns.

It also comes with Adjustable Rear Ironsight to account for windage and a fixed front Ironsight as well as a trigger lock.

This replica was produced with the airsoft market in mind and you can fit a sling on it which can be used to suit you whether you are left-handed or right-handed.

£90-£110

Cyma CM352M Metal Airsoft Tri shot Shotgun £90.00

Cyma CM352LM Tactical Barrel Tri-Shotgun Long – Metal £100

Secutor Velites M870 S-V Spring shotgun £105.00

Secutor Velites M870 S Spring shotgun £90.00

Stand out: Cyma CM352LM Tactical Barrel Tri-Shotgun Long – Metal

This spring-powered shotgun is good for both short and long-range combat as it comes with a tactical folding stock so that you can adjust it to suit your needs.

Made from a mixture of metal and a durable polymer to give it a realistic look, improve durability and is easy to use due to the anti-slip texture on the front grip.

Shotgun shells from other manufacturers can be used in this so if you want a new shotgun but still have ammo leftover from an old one, you can go ahead and use it.

£200-£300

Hwa San Mad Max Double-barrelled shotgun (Long) £265.00

Hwa San Mad Max Double-barrelled shotgun (short) £250.00

Tokyo Marui m870 Breacher £290.00

Stand out: Hwa San Mad Max Double-barrelled shotgun (short)

While being one of the smaller shotguns on the market, this gun still packs a punch.

It may be small but it isn’t subtle.

This shotgun can fire up to 7 BBs per shot with improved range, accuracy and power and range thanks to the inner barrels.

The ease of reloading and turning the safety on and off is a real plus.

The safety, located behind the barrel release, is changed with a simple click forward or back while the shells are partially pushed out by the ejector, making reloading simple and quick.

£300+

TOKYO MARUI – Kel-Tec KSG (Gas Shotgun) £369.99

Tokyo Marui SGR 12 Tri Shot Shotgun £599.99

Stand out: Tokyo Marui SGR 12 Tri Shot Shotgun

If you’ve come this far, you may as well look towards the most expensive shotgun. This shotgun offers a variety of choice to start with and can be improved further by buying additional items.

The shooting mode can be either semi or fully automatic, boasts a new design motor and comes equipped with a “3 Cylinder Mechabox.”

The majority of the shotgun is made of metal which gives the gun a very professional, realistic look although it is on the heavy side weighing over 4kg.

Most popular Airsoft equipment of all time

From pistols and machine guns to rifles

From pistols and machine guns to rifles, there is a variety of Airsoft equipment to choose from depending on what kind of gun you want. Each gun category has a variety of choice so we have picked out the most popular of each for you to consider.

 

PISTOL: TOKYO MARUI – Desert Eagle .50AE (GBB)

Magazine Capacity – 27+1

Length – 270mm

Weight – 1160g

Framerate- 260 FPS

The Desert Eagle is a classic pistol- fans of warfare games will most likely recognise the name and its look is simple yet iconic. This pistol is light so it is easy to carry around, easy to grip for aiming and it’s good for running and shooting at the same time.

It has a great range due to an adjustable hop-up allowing you to put some backspin on your shots, reaching targets accurately up to 100ft with a blowback effect to simulate the impact of firing a real gun.

ASSAULT RIFLE: Wingun co2 m44 Mosin Nagant with bayonet

Magazine capacity- 12 Round Removable Magazine

Length- 1023mm, 1340mm w/ Bayonet Deployed

Weight- 3724g

Framerate- 480FPS

For less subtle options, you might consider this assault rifle. Being an exact replica of the 1944 model, this rifle really looks the part with the imitated wood colour and texture design.

It is a rifle that is useful for both short range and long range skirmishes with an adjustable rear sight to ensure high-precision accuracy.

If that wasn’t enough, it even comes with its own affixed folding metal bayonet if you end up getting into close range combat with an opponent.

 

SNIPER RIFLE: JG VSR / bar10 G-Spec with scope

Magazine capacity- 28 round

Length- 860mm

Weight- 2200g

Framerate- 400FPS

For those who like to pick off their targets from a distance, this is the best all-round sniper rifle to use.

Given the look and size of the rifle, it is surprisingly lightweight and provides pinpoint accuracy while aiming up to nearly 200 feet away, aided by an adjustable hop-up.

The rifle is fully upgradeable to make it an even more efficient and effective rifle capable of long-range combat with accurate results- nobody will be able to see it coming.

 

SUBMACHINE GUN: ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 – B.E.T. carbine, M95 version

Magazine capacity- 75 rounds

Length- 815mm

Weight- 2450g

Framerate- 312FPS

Most guns provide and encourage accurate shooting but the thrill of submachine guns like the Scorpion is the rapid fire of bullets against your opponents in a skirmish. The gun allows you to change the velocity easily so you can determine for yourself how fast the pellets shoot out.

That isn’t to say the Scorpion doesn’t provide accuracy though as it comes with front and rear sights to make for a more accurate shot.

This version of the Scorpion is designed to not only look like the real thing, but it is also made to feel like the real thing in weight and function thanks to a full-metal internal system.

It is open to customisation to increase the spray of bullets coming from your submachine gun making it an even more potent choice of weapon.

 

SHOTGUN:  Bison 870 Pump Action Tri Shotgun (Black – 402C)

Length- 880 mm

Weight- 1770g

Given the need for a much closer range than other guns, shotguns are the least subtle of all. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t look stylish and give you a real feel for what it is like to hold one.  With this Tri Shotgun, you can shoot 3 BBs at a time with great force to those nearby.

The pump action is reminiscent of many action movies where a hero reloads his shotgun simply by pushing the pump, making a satisfying clicking noise in the process. A Rubberised butt pad and pistol grip make it easy to grip and to hold for long periods of time.

 

Top 5 Unbeatable tips to improve your airsoft skills

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“Before you enter the battlefield, it’s a good idea to get in some really good training.”

Whether you are a beginner or far more experienced, every airsoft player can improve their skillset on the battlefield.

Remember these vital tips and apply them to your next skirmish and you will see an improvement in your focus, accuracy and general performance next time you’re in a cross-fire.

 

1)  Practice makes perfect

You are only as good as the time you put into the game. Regularly attending airsoft games where you live or further afield forces you to think like a soldier. When you have the right mindset, know your gun and the battlefield inside out, you will begin to predict your opponents’ next move.

There are many airsoft sites throughout the U.K. The most popular locations to become a better airsoft player can be found here

 

2)  Practice Improve your accuracy

The more you play with your chosen gun the more accurate you will become. However, you should do the following to improve your overall accuracy and rate of fire.

  • Know your gun – In combat it is best to utilise your gun’s sights and steer away from using hip fire on your automatic weapon as this will lead to inaccuracies and empty mags.
  • Hold your gun correctly – Using a stock (placed on your shoulder) will help you to control your aim. With the stock pressed against your shoulder, use your weaker hand to hold the gun whistle your stronger hand presses the trigger. If you can master gripping your gun you will eliminate your opponents’ before they shoot you.

3) Defence Oriented and Offense Oriented. Be more Tactical

Airsoft is fundamentally a tactical sport so it is important that you start to understand how the game works. When you are comfortable with this, you will automatically be able to think carefully about how you can best perform in each skirmish.

Rather than try harder to think smarter. This approach will make you one step ahead of your opponents’ and earn you the win your team deserves.

4) Don’t buy cheap guns

You get what you pay for! Don’t break the bank but also don’t buy the cheapest weapons either. Airsoft gun range.  The Ares Amoeba Honey Badger AM-013 is a good starter assault rifle and with this, you will be able to hit something. But it is £200! If you are new then perhaps a less expensive option is a good pistol, they start at £80.

 

5) Join a local team

Find a local airsoft team, or try with your friends. The more you do it, the better you will become.  Learn from others, look at their weapons and see what is good for your set up.

If you feel up to it let someone empty a magazine on you just to see what it feels like and see the different rates of fire and clip load, it will make it all more fun on the day. It does not really hurt and it will make you bolder as a soldier.

 

AND REMEMBER Never surrender

Remember, the more you play at Airsoft, the better you will be. Don’t be down on yourself if you can’t seem to win. Ask fellow players for help and advice; what new tactics can I use, should I be more offensive, should I be a sniper? Just keep trying, be safe and have fun.

By following these three sure-fire tips, you will quickly be able to improve your skill set and ultimately become a better airsoft player.