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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rather than ending up with a pistol with outdated features that have since been surpassed.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 5 Airsoft Grenade Launchers

Grenade launchers are a great weapon to target a cluster of enemies rather than an individual.

They can be used for both close and long-range combat to engage opponents but some are better suited to dual combat than others.

5. S-Thunder Pistol Grenade Launcher (Metal)

This grenade launcher looks very unassuming with its small size and your opponents may not recognise it to be a grenade launcher on first viewing.

It is to be underestimated at your opponent’s peril as it provides an effective shot to match the power of bigger grenade launchers although it does lack their range.

Its shorter range and lightweight design means it is more suited to close-range combat making it a rarity among grenade launchers that it can be easily carried and won’t slow you down on the battlefield.

4. CYMA 40mm Airsoft Grenade Launcher

This is another compact and robust grenade launcher but the metal construction makes it slightly weightier than the S-Thunder but has the added benefit of customisation options.

The top rail allows for the attachment of accessories such as grips, lights and lasers to improve the feel and performance of the gun.

Both short and long type shells can be used for this grenade launcher.

3. D-Boys GP25 AK 40mm Grenade Launcher for AK Series w/ 1x Shell

When you see AK, you may think about rifles but this Russian grenade launcher is part of the AK series as a whole.

This looks like more of a grenade launcher than the S-Thunder to strike fear into your opponents and with the option to fire the full bb capacity of 36 in one shot, you can rain down a number of pellets on your opponents at once.

It is best used in close combat although it does have an adjustable sight to improve accuracy and can be used for under-barrel or stand-alone use.

2. Airsoft EGLM 40mm SCAR Grenade Launcher Black

This is an enhanced grenade launcher which packs a powerful punch but with that comes a heavy build.

It is still comfortable to use though for both left and right-handers as the barrel can be loaded from either side and it is quick to reload with the sideloading feature it possesses.

It can be attached to the barrel of a number of SCAR weapons which improves the overall impact of your shot.

1. Airsoft EGLM 40mm SCAR Stand Alone Grenade Launcher Black

It may be called stand alone but it can be fitted under a rifle although this won’t give you the full benefits that this launcher can provide.

This may be the most expensive grenade launcher we offer but there are a number of good reasons for it.

Many of the features listed for the above grenade launchers are included here along with extras which are unique to this model.

The fast, ambidextrous reloading and sideloading features are present as well as a top rail but it also has a side rail for accessories to be placed onto it such as a scope, flashlight and laser sight.

Also, it comes with an additional slide stock with butt pad, has an adjustable QD sight and is collapsible to give you a choice of 3 different lengths to choose from.

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.

Airsoft FAQ – Ammunition (BBs)

airsoft gear for beginnersWhen people speak of BB ammo, they tend to think of it as a single thing when in reality, there are a variety of BB types with key differences between each one.

The weight of BBs determines how much force is needed to shoot BBs out of a gun and can have an impact on a gun’s accuracy and trajectory.

Different types of BBs

0.2g BBs

This is the standard weight for BBs for use in most Airsoft guns and rifles. This type of BB is simply designed to be ammunition for a number of Airsoft weapons rather than provide added benefits on top of the weapon.

Having said that, different brands producing this type of BB have a design focussed on enhancing a particular feature of a weapon’s firing ability such as the accuracy or smoothness of a shot.

0.23g BBs

This is considered medium weight BB and is suitable for any Automatic Electric Gun (AEG) used in Airsoft.

Improved accuracy on the standard 0.2g BB is the main selling point for this type of BB with an emphasis on keeping your trajectory true as you fire to get as accurate a shot as possible.

0.25g BBs

While 0.23g BBs are good for improving the accuracy of guns with a shorter range, 0.25 BBs are suitable for pistols and rifles with a longer barrel and longer range.

This helps you to make the most of and maximise the added velocity a longer barrelled weapon provides you as opposed to a shorter one.

Heavy Weight BBs

The weight of these BBs is upwards of 0.28g suitable for sniper rifles. These BBs allow snipers to cover long distances, ensuring an accurate and powerful shot.

The strength of propulsion from the BB eliminates the factor of wind resistance to keep your shot fast and accurate.

 

Which one is best for you?

If you have decided on a particular weapon or a particular role for you to play on your team, your hands might be tied. For certain weapons like a sniper rifle, Heavy Weight BBs are the sensible choice.

We have leading BB brands, including Proball, ASG Blaster, Blaster Devil and Blaster Trace.

Depending on which brand of BBs you choose, there are additional benefits on offer. Some BB brands like ProBall promise precision accuracy while ASG Blaster provides BBs with a smoother texture to ensure no loss of compression when shooting.

ASG Blaster provides tracers for a number of different sized pellets. These allow you to see the path your bullet has taken once it leaves your weapon if you are involved in any night-time skirmishes.

Both offer biodegradable BBs to ensure that pellets left on the floor will eventually go back to the earth although ASG Blaster doesn’t offer this for every size.

Overall there isn’t too much difference in the cost among the different brands. However, some offer additional features like tracers so it is up to you if the added advantage is worth the additional cost.

Socom Tactical Airsoft new product releases and how-tos

Quality testing

If you have the opportunity, it may be a good idea to test different weighted BBs for your Airsoft weapon to see the different effects each provide on the power, velocity and accuracy of your shot.

If you are using any weapon other than a sniper rifle, different BBs should have an impact on at least one of the factors mentioned above while sniper rifles already tend to focus on all three at a long-range.

Different BB pellets can cover the same range although some may be slower and less accurate than others if they are affected by the wind. It is one thing for the BB to reach your target but not all of them have the same power and impact as others.

Through these tests, you can be satisfied that the BB ammunition is fit for purpose for yourself so that you are not wasting ammo with inconsistent shots.