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Global Airsoft

Airsoft around the world – Where can you do airsoft?

Airsoft is a hobby that has made its way around the world.

It’s reflected by the number of international Airsoft sites which are selling Airsoft guns and equipment.

Europe

Airsoft Guns

The Airsoft Guns website caters for the whole of Europe but the actual Airsoft store is based in the Czech Republic which has been selling imported Airsoft goods for over 10 years.

Led by experienced professionals, they offer professional repair, upgrade and custom work as well as selling Airsoft equipment.

Airsoft Zone

Airsoft Zone may be based in Austria but it is far-reaching with distribution rights for famous airsoft brands like Krytacand Airsoft Innovations within the European Union.

It has been selling Airsoft equipment on the website since 2011, shipping orders from the warehouse which covers 2000 square metres.

Airsoft Shop

Airsoft Shop operates as an online retailer as well as having a shop located in Belgium covering the full range of weapons from pistols and rifles to SMGs.

AFG

Slovakian based AFG has exclusive rights to represent companies and to import certain Airsoft goods into Slovakia.what is airsoft milsim

USA

Red Wolf Airsoft

Founded in 1998, Red Wolf Airsoft claims to be the first international Airsoft retailer with the most diverse range of Airsoft weapons and equipment.

With offices in the UK and Hong Kong, Red Wolf is spread far and wide offering repairs, upgrades and other customisation options for Airsoft equipment.

Evike

Evike have an eye-watering number of Airsoft brands on their website providing you with plenty of variety when considering your options. They also offer the chance to book a place on a number of themed skirmish events across the USA.

Airsoft Atlanta

This store was founded in 2000 with a walk-in store opening the following year to provide a physical and online presence, specialising in high-end custom Airsoft guns.

Airsoft Atlanta not only provides Airsoft equipment but have their own skirmish site too with Power Ops Airsoft, which provides over 100,000 square feet of field space for skirmishes to take place.

Airsoft Station

Airsoft Station was founded in 2006 as a part-time hobby that soon grew to the point where the website was set up in 2008. They now operate online and from their Minnesota store to provide Airsoft equipment on an international scale.

Airsoft Megastore

This site is committed to cheap prices to make Airsoft accessible for as many people as possible without dropping the quality.

They also have a commitment to making their company as green as possible with eco-friendly packaging and procedures. This is an Airsoft site with a clear ethos that goes beyond selling Airsoft equipment to customers.world laws of airsoft

Asia

Echigoya

One of the oldest Airsoft shops in the world, Echigoya was founded in 1993 selling Airsoft replicas among other toys. It has grown to 4 branches across Japan supplying top brands to the worldwide Airsoft market.

Impulse101

Impulse101 has an international feel about it, made up of Franco-Japanese Airsoft enthusiasts who also speak English.

Its story began with Pulse Airsoft in 2013; the men behind the company’s rise left and set up Impulse101 instead which has been going strong ever since.

Airsoft Shop Japan

This online shop ships out Airsoft equipment to people all over the world. Its collection of Airsoft equipment is fair but it is a bit on the smaller side in comparison to its competitors.

WGC Shop

Hong Kong’s WGC started life in 1998 as an Airsoft forum, War Gamer Club, for people to share their experience of Airsoft weapons, equipment and skirmishes.

Two years later the name changed to WGC Shop and the website began selling Airsoft equipment and quickly grew with a number of offices and warehouses being owned.

In 2008, they opened their first showroom to display their stock to members of the public.

John’s Airsoft

John’s Airsoft owns 5 stores in the Philippines called Vincent’s Hobby Shop. With a focus on pistols and rifles, there isn’t as much gun choice with a lack of SMGs and grenade launchers and limited shotgun options.

Where it does excel is in Airsoft accessories with almost 250 items to choose from.

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 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.

The best in Assault Vests and Pouches

It can be a hassle to carry all the equipment you need around with you during battle.

With the right assault vest and pouches, you can carry all the guns, magazines and conversion kits you need for a skirmish on your person with ease and in comfort.

Assault vests

5.11 TACTEC Chest Rig (Black)

This is one of the cheaper assault vests available but it still has a lot to offer.

This assault vest keeps your items close to you thanks to a number of compartments found all around the rig.

The vest is lightweight and doesn’t cover your whole upper body so it will not weigh you down, giving you the ease of movement on the battlefield.

There are six compartments in the front for you to store things so that they are easy to reach. There are compartments to the side which are useful for storing accessories.

There is a pocket at the rear designed for your Airsoft admin such as cards and documents.

Everything you store in these compartments will be protected against all types of weather you encounter to ensure that your items and documents remain dry.

5.11 TACTEC Plate Carrier (Black)

This assault vest covers your whole upper body to offer protection from incoming fire or the force of your weapon (if you fall over and land on your weapon) and it doesn’t get damaged by the weather.

Despite its look and the protection it offers, it is a surprisingly light vest allowing you free range of movement rather than weighing you down.

The skeletonised waistband and yoke shoulder pads distribute the weight evenly and the adjustable waistband allows you to make it as loose or tight as you need it to be to make you feel comfortable.

It also has a one-hand quick release system so that you can shed it quickly if you need to.

Emerson Gear NCPC Navy Cage plate carrier Black

This offers protection, quick release and adjustability to match the TACTEC plate carrier but there are a few extra features which make it stand out.

The vest has integrated pouches to allow you to carry three 5.56 .223 magazines as well as an admin pouch to carry documents, cards and other miscellaneous items with you.

Shoulder pads and interior pads are removable so you can customise the vest to suit your needs.

Pouches

Viper Quad Magazine Pouches – Black

This pouch is cheap yet it provides space enough for 4 M4 sized magazines and can be attached to tactical vests and rigs.

This is lightweight and easy to attach, giving you a chance to carry plenty of ammo to last you through a day of battling.

Tasmanian Tiger dump pouch- Multicam

This camouflage option goes well with other camouflage equipment to make you harder to spot among the terrain.

It’s all well and good to have storage space and pouches for your equipment but a dump pouch gives you the option to discard your used items.

If you have an empty magazine, you want it to be out of your way as soon as possible and don’t want to be reaching for it again if you try to pull out a fresh one.

The pouch is capable of storing 4 G 36 double magazines.

This can help to stop waste on the ground but from a tactical point of view, it prevents you from dropping these items which might give your opponent clues to your location.

5.11 6.10 VERTICAL POUCH (BLACK)

This pouch can be integrated with other 5.11 products such as bags, packs and duffels to provide you with a bag with plenty of storage space for your Airsoft items at a height of 10” and a width of 3 ½ “.

The durable Nylon makes it sturdy but also weatherproof keeping the pouch and the equipment inside protected at all times.

The moulded grip pull is a nice feature which makes the pouch easy to grasp while you are wearing gloves. The pouch may be protected from bad weather but your hands, outside of gloves, aren’t.

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.

Best Value Airsoft Bundle Deals

An overview of our best bundles, and why you need them.

Airsoft JG G3 Bundle

Price: £245.00

Overall value: 307.00

This bundle includes an assault rifle and some extra equipment to complement it.

Some of the equipment that comes in this pack is not available to buy individually from us so this is a good chance to gain extra items and accessories for this pistol in one place.

1x JG G3 RIS (Black or Olive)

This replica is a rifle that looks and feels like the real thing with the weight close to 3kgs while its long length makes it an imposing rifle on the battlefield.

The long barrel length gives you a greater range of shot at a fast rate of 345-375FPS.

2x Oper8 8.4v 1600 crane battery

2 sets of batteries for use on crane stock and handguards to provide your gun with energy to run throughout a skirmish.

2x High cap magazines

2 sets of high capacity magazines holding 500 rounds each to give you a good supply of ammo storage options to carry on you during the battle.

1x Oper8 NiMh smart charger

This is a simple to use charger for your rifle’s batteries with LED lighting to let you know that the battery is being charged and it lets you know when it is fully charged.

1x 0.25g Proball BBs (3000)

A pack of 3000 BBs from a highly reputable brand, this provides you with plenty of ammo to go along with your pistol and the magazines which carry it.

1x MP5/G3 claw scope mount

This mount can be attached to the pistol’s receiver.

The mount adds a top rail to your pistol which gives you the option to add accessories such as lasers and flashlights, sights and scopes to enhance performance.

Airsoft Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 bundle

Price: £208.00

Overall value: £240.00

This is a good bundle to choose if you are after a pistol with a lot of great features and some helpful equipment and accessories to go with it.

Some of the equipment that comes in this pack is not available to buy individually from us so this is a good chance to gain extra items and accessories for this rifle in one place.

Bundle includes:

1x Tokyo Marui Hi Capa 5.1 (Black)

 

This pistol already comes with a fine set of features before you get to the rest of the bundle.

Picking out people as targets and hitting them accurately from a long distance is made easier with this pistol.

It has an adjustable hop-up and a front and rear sight to improve range and accuracy.

This is topped off with a rail which allows for the attachment of accessories such as flashlights or lasers.

 

 

2x Tokyo Marui Hi Capa 5.1 magazine

2 sets of magazines with a capacity of 31 rounds each gives you a healthy supply of ammo storage to start with for your pistol.

1x Cytac 2011 Hi Capa R-Defender holster

A stylish holster to carry your pistol in with a quick-release button so that you can draw it out quickly when you need to.

1x Cytac double magazine holster

A small attachment to your attire for you to carry your 2 sets of magazines in when you purchase this bundle.

Airsoft Tasmanian Tiger Plate Carrier Pack Bundle

Price: £205.00

Overall value: £251.00

For all your Airsoft equipment, you’ll need something to carry it all in which is where this carrier pack bundle comes in.

Some of the equipment that comes in this pack is not available to buy individually from us so this is a good chance to gain more carriers in one place.

Bundle includes:

1x Tasmanian Tiger LC plate carrier

The Tasmanian Tiger LC plate carrier is a lightweight panel with a smooth design.

The carrier can be altered in a number of ways to make it comfortable for you to wear and hold your equipment in.

The length of the shoulder straps and the elastic side attachment are adjustable while the front and side areas can be extended individually.

1x Tasmanian Tiger double M4 magazine pouch & 1x Tasmanian Tiger double pistol magazine pouch

As indicated by the name, these pouches each have two compartments in them to carry your M4 or pistol magazines in, providing you with plenty of room to store spare magazines for your battle.

1x Tasmanian Tiger dump pouch

This dump pouch can be fastened to your vest, allowing you to store used magazines and other utensils.

To give you an idea of the size, it is capable of storing 4 G 36 double magazines.

This can help to stop waste on the ground but from a tactical point of view, it prevents you dropping these items which might give your opponent clues to your location.

1x Tasmanian Tiger admin pouch

This comes with a number of pockets of different shapes and sizes to hold cards, documents and torches among other things.