Choosing What Airsoft Gun To Buy

Choosing an airsoft gun can be a difficult.

From buying your first airsoft gun to choosing your next project; the possibilities are endless! If you have no idea where to start, Don’t fret! Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help narrow down your choice!

Where do you plan on using this gun?

Where you play is a big factor when choosing an airsoft gun. You don’t want to run around a CQB Field with a full size M14 for example. If you are going to play CQB, consider running a gun with a smaller profile. A gun with a shorter barrel or a bull-pup design will help keep your overall size down and help you maneuver around corners much easier. If you plan on playing outdoors where the engagement distance is much further out, Consider running a carbine length to rifle length barrel. A rifle length gun will give you better accuracy and range, but a carbine length will give you a balance between a CQB and full size rifle for medium range fields. It will have a longer barrel compared to the CQB rifle for better range and accuracy, but short enough to cut corners and clear buildings without knocking your gun into every wall and doorway. We won’t even get into sniper rifles….. that is a whole separate topic.

What model of gun do you like?

If this is your first gun, you would probably say an M4 or AK platform would be your first pick. The best was to determine what style you like is to get your hands on a few different models. If this isn’t your first time around the block, you probably know what model you are looking for. When you are looking for a different model than one you already own, there might be some difficulty choosing your next platform. If you run an M4, you likely know how to manipulate that gun and where all the controls are. Compared to platforms such as the AK or G36, where the magazine release and selector switches are completely different. This will be a challenge, but it is also part of the fun. Lets say you own an short barrel M4 for CQB, but want to get a longer one to play outdoors; then you will be looking at different lengths and styles of rail systems. After all, the M4 is the most modular platform on the market. Ultimately though, this choice is intrinsically personal. Owning an airsoft rifle that makes you feel awesome, is just as important as the gun that is loaded to the gills with performance parts, don’t let anyone tell you different.

What is your budget?

Once you have answered the first two questions, you can narrow down your search to price. Once you find a gun in the model and price you like, keep in mind everything that you will need to get out and play. If you are starting at airsoft the basics will include a gun, magazine, battery and charger, BB’s (ammo), and face protection.

If you are a player with an existing load out, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Will my current batteries and magazines work with my new gun?
  • Will I need gear to accommodate my new gun?
  • Do I want add accessories to my new gun?

Find out what you need and what you can get away with. This will help you find out what type of budget you will need, what are priorities and what can wait. You will be able to calculate the cost of what you can afford or what you need to save to buy your gun.


These are the questions I ask myself when I am purchasing a new airsoft gun. I wish I had asked these questions to myself when purchasing my first airsoft gun so I could have made a better choice. Doing research will help you narrow down your choices, but first hand experience is one of the best ways to learn what you like and dislike, otherwise you are just guessing.


What if you still can’t choose an airsoft gun?

So you’ve done all the research and you have thought long and hard about what airsoft gun you wanted. What do you do if you can’t make up your mind on what gun you want to buy?

If you are willing to take a gamble, an Airsoft GI Mystery Box may be what you need!

With our mystery boxes, there is a set list of prizes that you could win, each worth at least what you pay and often much more. Do some research and look at all of the prizes available. You are guaranteed at least the value of what you paid for the box.

For Example: Say there is a mystery box on sale for $150.00. The lowest priced prize you could win would be valued at least $150.00. With our mystery boxes, we include so many different prizes that are equal to or valued more than what the box is priced at. Some being package deals with two or more guns; including our Monster Box which includes multiple guns usually with a total value over $1000!

If you can’t make up your mind on what gun to get, a mystery box may be what you need. You might be looking for a new project or your first airsoft gun and win five guns instead! Tell me that isn’t a steal! Even with our Mystery Patch Packages. They sell for $5.00 and you can win gift cards valued up to $500 or awesome guns valued way above that menial price! That is a gamble worth taking!

Matt B. Winner of the BIG Mystery Box 7.0 Grand Prize!


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