Airsoft guns are replicas of world class famous firearms. For example, M4 airsoft rifle is the replica of AR-15 assault rifle, AK47 airsoft gun is a copy of Kalashnikov assault rifle, P99 airsoft pistol is a clone of the Walther P99 handgun and G36C airsoft gun looks exactly same as HK G36 series submachine gun, and glock airsoft/combat airsoft clones the design from Glock pistols. Airsoft guns shoot 6mm airsoft BBs, which can weight .20g, .23g, .25g and .28g. The lighter BBs shoot faster while the heavier BBs hit harder. Airsoft BBs are simple spherical projectiles made of plastic or resin. Besides the conventional BBs, there are also biodegradable BBs which are environment friendly and compostable.
Airsoft gun is not a toy! Airsoft gun is intended for recreational or training purposes only and should not be used to shoot animals, nor humans. Many airsoft guns are very powerful and dangerous up to 200 feet. Most JG airsoft rifles, such as the AK47 airsoft guns and M4 airsoft guns, can shoot about 420 fps with 0.20g Airsoft BBs. Some sniper rifles, such as M14 airsoft sniper rifle or L96 airsoft sniper rifle, can fire beyond 450 fps with .20g Airsoft BBs. Even some airsoft pistols like P99 airsoft green gas pistol or 1911 airsoft green gas or CO2 powered pistols have muzzle velocity of 320 fps with .20g Airsoft BBs. That's about 1 joule energy. Also, the Airsoft BBs may bounce off from an object and hurt someone's eye. Improper or unsafe use of airsoft gun may result in severe injuries or death.
Safety is always the first. Treat every airsoft gun as a real firearm. Users must wear protective goggles when operating the airsoft guns. Protective vest or clothes are highly desired when playing the head to head competition game in the field.
Like their firearm counterparts, airsoft guns can be classified as rifles and handguns/pistols. The airsoft rifles basically include bolt-action, semi/full automatic and shotguns. Bolt action does not need extra power source such as green gas or battery. Bolt action rifle is spring powered and needs cocking after every shoot. Some bolt action rifles are also called sniper rifles. The most popular sniper riles include L96 airsoft rifle, R700 airsoft rifle and M14 airsoft rifle. This type of airsoft guns usually can be as long as 48 inches and may need their firearm counterpart cocking effort. Some sniper rifles are automatic electric guns such as UTG M14 airsoft sniper rifle and Echo 1 SOCOM 16 gun.
The Semi/full automatic airsoft rifles are either battery powered, green gas or CO2 powered. Airsoft guns are usually the replica of world famous assault rifles. The AR-15 variants, including M16 and M4 rifles used in the U.S. armed forces, and AK-47 are the most common assault rifles. Almost every airsoft manufactory has these M4 airsoft and AK47 airsoft rifles. The AR-15 variants include M16A1 airsoft rifle (long type), M4 airsoft rifle, M4 cqb airsoft rifle, M4 s-system airsoft rifle, M733 commando airsoft rifle, and etc. AK-47 variants include AK47 airsoft rifle, AK-74, AKS, AKM, AIMS, and etc. Other popular replicas are SCAR airsoft rifle, P90 airsoft rifle, G36C airsoft rifle, MP5 airsoft submachine gun, and etc.
Airsoft shotguns usually are spring powered, pump-and-fire guns. Some airsoft shotguns like UTG Multi-Shot Combat Tactical Airsoft Shotgun can shoot 3 airsoft Airsoft BBs a time.
Most of airsoft pistols are either spring or gas/CO2 powered. High-grade metal handguns, including pistols and revolvers, are green gas or CO2 powered. In order to be realistic, many green gas and/or CO2 airsoft pistols have blowback action which means the slide can kick back after each shot. Blowback airsoft pistols give the players real recoil feeling. Below are some popular airsoft pistols, Colt 1911 gas blowback airsoft pistol (GBB), Beretta M9 gas blowback airsoft pistol , Glock airsoft / Combat gas blowback airsoft pistol, Walther P99 green gas blowback airsoft pistol and etc.
Among the best airsoft gas pistol sellers, the Walther P99 green gas blowback airsoft pistol is on the top. This P99 airsoft gun is distributed by Umarex USA and manufactured by Maruzen in Japan. The Walther P99 green gas blowback airsoft pistol by Maruzen is an exact replica of the legendary Walther P99 handgun. International police forces rely on the Walther P99, and the famous British secret agent saved the world with it in his last three films. Walther P99 is Synonymous with quality and innovative technology. The Walther P99 green gas blowback airsoft pistol by Maruzen is a 1:1 replica of the Walther P99 firearm. Same trademark and logo as the firearm and it has its own unique serial number. You won't be able to tell this airsoft gun from the firearm! Like the real steel, the removable magazine holds the ammo (27 rounds) and the green gas. The Walther P99 green gas blowback airsoft pistol by Maruzen gives you amazing feel and finish, great gas blowback puncture method, double action trigger and Walther famous very natural and comfortable grip. Almost all the owners agreed that the Walther P99 green gas blowback airsoft pistol by Maruzen has very realistic look & feel with its adjustable rear sights, metal slide, interchangeable grips, ambidextrous magazine release.
Another top selling airsoft pistol is the Combat blowback airsoft pistol which is a 1:1 replica of Glock G17. The Glock pistols are widely used in US military and law enforcement. Thanks to the real look and blowback action, the Glock airsoft pistol has becomes a good imitation for law enforcement training. This Glock airsoft, introduced by Umarex, comes with the metal slide, metal barrel and metal trigger. The Glock airsoft is powered by 12G CO2 and shoots 400 fps. The accessory rail under the muzzle can mount the lasers or flash lights.
The G36C airsoft gun is another popular replica in airsoft world. The HK G36C distributed by Umarex is an elite airsoft gun made for the serious airsoft enthusiast. This heavy duty gun is manufactured by Ares who are a company that take pride in creating excellent replicas of military issued firearms with a high standard of quality and performance. The G36C Airsoft from Umarex is an authentic, licensed HK replica of the real G36C rifle. This G36C is made with a high torque motor, and metal gears with 8 mm bearings to provide maximum quality and effect. The high quality fiber body holds up to rugged conditions, and it has high-capacity 470 Rd magazine which allows you to shoot for a long time between reloads. The adjustable rear sight allows for precise aiming, and the adjustable hop-up system lets you fine tune your targeting. A foldable stock makes transport easy. This airsoft gun fires at an astounding 1000 rpm! Used extensively in military simulation and the tactical training scenarios where realism is of the utmost importance.
Another great G36C Airsoft rifle is made by JG airsoft. It shares the same magazine with JG M4 airsoft. The JG G36C airsoft gun can shoot between semi and full automatic with the flip of a switch. The powerful motor and metal gears allows this electric AEG gun to fire at a very high rate of speed for guns in its class. The foldable stock and adjustable hop-up allow for ease of use and quick reloading. The airsoft gun contains an adjustable rear sight for aiming and tactical railing. The 400-shot capacity will allow you to shoot for a long time between reloads. The upgrade JG G36C airsoft has a 120 spring and can shoot at 400 fps with .20g Airsoft BBs.
Besides the quality airsoft guns, Airarm Sports also carry paintball markers and gear. The paintball game, which is similar to airsoft game, has longer history and more players in the U.S.
Most airsoft guns are made in china or Taiwan. JG airsoft from China has been very popular make because of the inexpensive price and good quality. JG airsoft has broad product line covering M4 airsoft, MP5 airsoft, AK47 airsoft and g36c airsoft. However, due to rapid market demanding, JG airsoft become hard-to-find models on the marker these years.
For traditional paintball guns, aka paintball markers, its looking is distinguished from any real firearms. With the boom of military simulation games (aka scenario paintball games) more and more paintball markers are made as replica of firearms. The revolutionary change is the development of .43 caliber paintball guns, compared to .68 caliber classic paintball markers. Smaller caliber allows the marker body closer to real firearms. The most successful .43 caliber paintball guns on the market are P99 paintball pistol, desert eagle paintball pistol, glock paintball pistol, sig sauer paintball pistol and AK47 paintball rifle. Some paintball pistols, like walther P99 paintball, are nearly 1:1 scale of its firearm counterpart and have licensed trademark even unique serial number. Some scenario paintball guns are made by firearm manufacturers and use parts on real firearms, such as Konkor AK47 paintball rifles.
With the similar appearance of AK47 airsoft rifle, the Konkor AK47 paintball marker is .68 caliber very realistic paintball replica of AK-47 assault rifle used by militaries throughout the world. This AK47 paintball gun is manufactured by Type 56 military factory. Konkor MK-47 series AK47 paintball markers are featured with detachable steel magazine which is easy to remove, real wood forearms, stock and pistol grip, adjustable actual AK rear sight assembly, selector switch serving as second safety, AK style military sling. Most scenario paintball players enjoy size, weight, look, quality, details, firing noise and strong kickback feeling of Konkor AK47 paintball gun. It comes in real wood full stock and metal folding stock. The players can mount scope, lasers, dot sight and flash lights with the tactical rails on body. This AK47 Paintball is the most inexpensive and quality paintball markers on the market.
The other great replica is .43 caliber Walther P99 paintball pistol by Real Action Marker (RAM). It's powered by one 12g CO2 cylinder and shoots .43 paintballs or rubberballs. It has same realistic look and feel, strong blowback action and drop-out magazine. It's one of favorites among military and law enforcement training handguns.