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The Best Airsoft Guns - Is it the Cheapest Airsoft Gun

When it comes to finding the 'best' airsoft gun, it is difficult to pinpoint a specific model or even brand, but more or less the same things that apply in buying a real firearm apply to buying an airsoft gun.

When it comes to finding the 'best' airsoft gun, it is difficult to pinpoint a specific model or even brand, but more or less the same things that apply in buying a real firearm apply to buying an airsoft gun. Airsoft guns can be purchased at an extremely wide range of prices (as low as $15 or less to over $500). It is more or less true for airsoft guns that you will get what you pay for- as you might expect, cheap guns do tend to jam more often, fire less accurately, and break more easily. Still, there are some very good airsoft guns out there available for low prices. For playing with others, however, using a spring loaded gun is not a great idea but there are plenty of other guns with many different options to consider.

When it comes to finding the best airsoft guns, a few things should always be considered. First, there are different mechanisms for how the gun fires-gas, electric, and spring-loaded are the three general categories but there are subdivisions to that. Gas and electric guns have higher rates of fire, which means that when playing with people, no time is taken in stopping and re-cocking the gun. This being said, gas and electric guns are more expensive and for better-functioning guns, more money needs to be paid.

A lot of times the cheaper electric guns will not have a high muzzle velocity because the motors in cheaper guns tend to be weaker. A good muzzle velocity for a rifle or shotgun is 350-450 fps (feet per second). For pistols, 250-300 fps isn't bad and for sniper rifles, over 450 fps is normal. This is because higher muzzle velocity means greater power and increased range, so for a small gun, a low muzzle velocity is fine. As for larger rifles, a longer barrel can improve accuracy but if the gun itself cannot hit a mark consistently, it should not be used for longer-ranged targets. A good way of finding out a weapon's precision is by looking up what people have said about a particular model before buying it.

Different types of guns should be used for different purposes. While a relatively inaccurate yet fast-firing pistol or submachine gun can be extremely useful in close combat, larger, more powerful airsoft rifles should be used for longer-range combat. Carbines are good for a combination of close and long range fire. The main thing to remember is that if the gun fires quickly, it is more likely to run out of ammo and having extra clips or large clips that can be loaded quickly is a must. Experienced players will normally use a combination of weapons for best game play so just having one extremely effective gun may not always cut it.

Finally, there are many additional things to consider like how well the gun is made, what it is made out of, how realistic if looks, how dependable it is, and if the gun can be upgraded (most good electric guns can have their motors upgraded). Considering the vast array of airsoft guns that have become available since the sport took off 30 years ago, the only sure way to ensure that the gun you are buying is the best you can get for your money is by seeing what others have said about it.

For playing with others, however, using a spring loaded gun is not a great idea but there are plenty of other guns with many different options to consider.

When it comes to finding the best airsoft guns, a few things should always be considered. First, there are different mechanisms for how the gun fires-gas, electric, and spring-loaded are the three general categories but there are subdivisions to that. Gas and electric guns have higher rates of fire, which means that when playing with people, no time is taken in stopping and re-cocking the gun. This being said, gas and electric guns are more expensive and for better-functioning guns, more money needs to be paid.