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Top 10 Airsoft Sniper Rifles

Choosing an airsoft rifle is hard when there are so many options available.

Here’s a list of the top 10 and their features, to help you make that all-important decision.  

10. Well 4402D sniper rifle Olive

The original price for this bundle is great although the rifle has been reduced as the scope and bipod are no longer included.

Without the bipod, it is a fairly weighty rifle to carry around but does possess a velocity of around 390FPS and the adjustable hop-up allows for a more accurate shot.

9. ASG 308 Accuracy International L96 sniperrifle

This sniper may not look as real as other ones with its blue coat but the full metal trigger box and full metal barrel give it the performance of a real rifle.

This is a powerful yet cheap sniper, at 420FPS, to hit targets from far away with an adjustable hop-up to improve your accuracy further.

8. JG G36 Counter Sniper RIS 608-sl85

This rifle is suited for spotting, targeting and neutralising enemy snipers which is why it has a low capacity magazine model.

When targeting other snipers, they will likely be stationary so you most likely won’t waste much ammo as you would if you were trying to snipe a moving target.

7. Jing Gong AK Dragunov SVD AEG

This has a classic AK47 rifle look but is indeed a sniper rifle. The only metal used in this rifle is for the controls so it is much lighter than other rifles in the AK range as well as other sniper rifles.

Having a pre-installed bi-pod and long metal outer barrel makes it a good weapon of choice for anyone undertaking a Designated Marksman role.

6. Well MB01 Warrior I l96 style Sniper Rifle (Black)

This is a good sniper for beginners to use to get used to this type of rifle and style of battle.

The top rail allows for the attachment of scopes to further improve the long-range accuracy of this rifle along with the adjustable hop-up.

Sling points at the front and rear as well as an adjustable cheek rest and butt pad make the rifle bend to the owner’s comfort.

5. Ares Amoeba Striker Sniper Rifle (Black)

This lightweight rifle boasts a number of features which makes it one of the top sniper rifles on this list.

The 45 round capacity magazine for this weapon is over double the ammunition capacity for most other sniper rifles while it has 30% shorter bolt pull over others as well.

The clockwise 23mm threaded barrel is ideal for attaching suppressors to make the noise from firing almost non-existent.

4. Ares Amoeba Striker Short Sniper Rifle AS02 (Dark Earth)

This Ameoba Striker takes everything that worked for the hugely popular AS01 model while making some external improvements to it.

The barrel is shorter than the previous version, a small groove has been added to improve the grip while it has a ¾ length pull in comparison to most other sniper rifles.

The 4 rectangular vent holes at the front are ideal for placing rails in to fit a number of accessories onto the rifle.

3. King Arms MDT TAC21 Tactical Rifle – BK – Limited Edition

The most expensive rifle on the list, the TAC21 value comes from its great craftsmanship as well as its great ability.

The Chassis system is made from aviation-grade aluminium with anodized finishing so a lot of effort has gone into the look and design of the rifle as evidenced by the Magpul PTS MOE grip and Magpul PTS PRS stock.

This gives the weapon an incredible level of authenticity and control.

You might expect a sniper rifle at this cost to have all its own features set out but it is still highly customisable to make it suit you further.

A top mounting rail, a built-in mounting rail as well as a side rail and bottom rail opens up the possibilities for a number of accessories to be attached

2. Tokyo Marui PSG-1 Electric Sniper

This is one of the few electric sniper rifles in the Airsoft market. The high price reflects the quality of this rifle over a long distance.

With a 4×40 rifle scope, it provides a high quality of magnification to allow you to shoot accurately from almost 300 feet away, helped even further by an adjustable sniper stock.

This sniper rifle is the ultimate in long-range combat because of this and only stays off the top spot due to its price tag.

1. JG VSR / bar10 G-Spec with scope

This deceivingly lightweight sniper rifle is top of the class when it comes to everything you look for in a sniper rifle.

An adjustable hop-up, a top rail for scope attachments (which comes with the rifle) and a barrel extension provide pin-point accuracy from up to 200 feet away at a rate of 400FPS.

On top of this, the rifle is fully upgradeable to improve its performance even further.

Benefits of using Airsoft Conversion Kits

Airsoft Conversion Kits are attachments for your pistol which can alter the weapon’s feel, purpose and capability.

We offer a Pistol Carbine Kit which can be used on G17, G18 and G19 pistols.

You may be wondering what the advantages are for doing this are so below is an explanation of the main benefits you should see should you decide to buy a conversion kit.

It gives you two weapons in one

Airsoft Conversion Kits are a great way of turning your pistol into a whole new weapon while in battle to suit your needs.

This gives you two weapons in one with the kit being easier to carry around than a whole other gun for you to switch between.

On top of this, it is a quick and simple process to add or remove the conversion kit so you are not stuck with the choice of whether you would like to use it or not before you go into battle.

It is also easier for you to store away whether it is at home or it is on your person while it goes unused in battle.

Even if you don’t remove the kit when you are done with it, the kit may make your pistol more like a rifle or SMG but it is not quite as long so it takes up less space than the real thing.

Extras can be added to the gun

Conversion kits also give you the option to add extras to your weapon that might not be available for your pistol.

If under rails or side rails are a part of the conversion kit then that will allow you to add attachments to it such as lights or lasers to give you an advantage in battle.

Make improvements to your gun’s ability

The extra accessories are helpful but the conversion kits can make huge improvements to your current weapon dependent on your needs.

If you want to improve your accuracy or firing range, these kits can help you to make your weapon capable of achieving this.

Similarly, these kits can be used to improve the feel and comfort of holding the gun.

This could simply be by making the grip more comfortable to hold but can also lower the recoil you receive from firing your weapon.

Slings and mounts are common for bigger guns such as rifles and these can be used as part of the kit to help make your weapon ambidextrous, to suit whichever arm you want if your original weapon doesn’t give you that option.

Cheaper than buying two separate weapons

Ultimately conversion kits are a cheaper option than buying two separate weapons. You can get the benefits of a rifle or SMG without actually having to buy and maintain one.

Buying a simplistic pistol along with a conversion kit that includes extras may work out cheaper than buying an all-singing, all-dancing pistol where these are included in the first place.

The same can be said for buying a rifle or SMG with these qualities if your current gun doesn’t offer it to you.

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.

NATO Size Chart – Conversion guide

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Buy your NATO issue products at Socom Tactical here

How NATO / British Army sizing works

NATO sizes are made up of 6 digit numbers which represent metric cm sizing for different parts of the body. This is how many army products are sized in Europe, so it’s worth being aware of the conversions. They are structured as below.

NATO / British Army Jackets & Shirt Sizes

With shirts and jackets, NATO sizes will be displayed as ‘xxx/yy’ where ‘xxx’ is your full height in cms (not the length of the garment) and ‘yy’ is your chest size in cms.

NATO / British Army Trouser Sizes

Trousers are sized as ‘xx/yy/zz’ where ‘xx’ is your waist size in cms, ‘yy’ is inner leg size in cms and ‘zz’ is seat size in cms.

British Army Uniform – An overview

The British Army uniform is made up of sixteen categories. The most common of these categories is the Number 8 Combat Uniform made up of a multi-terrain pattern smock, jacket and trousers. Before 2011, there were additional designs suited for desert and more tropical uses; however these have since been replaced with the one Combat Uniform – designed to blend in with a range of environments. With hats, there are different coloured berets for the different regiments. These then have a regiment or corps badge attached when wearing number 8 combat uniform.

NATO / British Army Clothing, Footwear & Accessory Size Chart

NATO Size UK Chest Sizes Height
35″- 37″
5’5″ – 5’9″
38″- 40″
5’5″ – 5’9″
40″- 42″
5’5″ – 5’9″
5’5″ – 5’9″
35″- 37″
5’10” – 6′
38″- 40″
5’10” – 6′
40″- 42″
5’10” – 6′
5’10” – 6′
38″- 40″
6′ – 6’8″
40″- 42″
6′ – 6’8″
6′ – 6’8″
46″- 48″
6′ – 6’8″
Waist Size
Inner Leg
Seat Size
31 – 33″
31 – 33″
31 – 33″
31 – 33″
31 – 33″
33 – 36″
33 – 36″
33 – 36″
33 – 36″
33 – 36″
33 – 36″
33 – 36″
Size 22″ 22 3/8″ 22 3/4″ 23 1/8″ 23 1/2″ 24″ 24 3/8″
Inches 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8 7 1/2 7 5/8 7 3/4
Cm 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
7 41 8 25
8 42 9 26
9 43 10 27
10 44 11 28
11 45 12 29


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