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Do you have a passion for airsoft, but cannot afford the best weapons that are available in the market? If your answer is yes, do not worry because you are not the only one facing such a problem. Many beginners around the world are also in the same position. That is why I am going to highlight the top-rated airsoft guns, which are affordable and reliable.

Which are the Best and Cheapest Airsoft Guns?

When it comes to shopping for airsoft guns, the first thing that you need to consider is your budget. However, that does not mean that you settle for any airsoft gun that is within budget. That is why I have created a list of airsoft guns that are of great quality and sold at a reasonable price.

This guide contains a list of weapons that are sold at a price range between $25 and $200. This will make it easy for you to choose a weapon that you can afford. Below is a list of 3 pistols that are affordable and of high quality.

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Rifles Name

Rating

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Elite Force 1911 Airsoft Pistol Gun

4.6

Elite Force 1911 Airsoft Pistol Gun

4.6

GLOCK GEN 4 G17

5.0

GLOCK GEN 4 G17

5.0

G&G CM16 RAIDER SHORT COMBAT MACHINE

4.7

G&G CM16 RAIDER SHORT COMBAT MACHINE

4.7

LANCER TACTICAL CM028 AK47

4.6

LANCER TACTICAL CM028 AK47

4.6

CYBERGUN FAMAS AEG AIRSOFT RIFLE

4.0

CYBERGUN FAMAS AEG AIRSOFT RIFLE

4.0

ELITE FORCE CQC M4 GEN7 COMPETITION SERIES

4.6

ELITE FORCE CQC M4 GEN7 COMPETITION SERIES

4.6

Umarex Walther P99

5.0

Umarex Walther P99

5.0

DOUBLE EAGLE M4 AEG WITH UNDERBARREL TRI-SHOT LAUNCHER

4.6

DOUBLE EAGLE M4 AEG WITH UNDERBARREL TRI-SHOT LAUNCHER

4.6

KWC COLT 1911

2.0

KWC COLT 1911

2.0

DOUBLE EAGLE M900E AK-47

4.2

DOUBLE EAGLE M900E AK-47

4.2

M82 ELECTRIC AIRSOFT SIG 552

4.0

M82 ELECTRIC AIRSOFT SIG 552

4.0

Umarex Combat Zone Enforcer

5.0

Umarex Combat Zone Enforcer

5.0

FIREPOWER F4-D M4

4.0

FIREPOWER F4-D M4

4.0

Beretta 92 FS

0.0

Beretta 92 FS

0.0

Best airsoft guns under $200

This category highlights airsoft guns that are sold between the price range of $100 -$200.

Elite Force 1911 Airsoft Pistol Gun

Power – 345 to 370 FPS

Type – CO2 Blowback

Magazine – 14 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

This list could not have been completed without having a backup pistol that is worth less than $200. Therefore, if you are interested in such a cool weapon, you can invest in the Elite Force 1911 Tac. This particular weapon provides a reliable and realistic experience when using it.

The weapon is made of metal, which makes it a bit heavy compared to other pistols. It also has an amazing grip and feels comfortable thanks to its texture. Another incredible thing about this weapon is that you can easily access all the controls at once using only one hand. 

You can also add an extra suppressor on the tip of the CCW threaded barrel, which measures 14mm in size. The standard barrel is 6mm long, and you can rely on it for better accuracy and power, especially when used with .20gram BB's. Other features found on this particular pistol are adjustable hop-up, rear sights. The weapon has white dots at the front, and it also has a recoil spring that is very powerful.

When it comes to design, this weapon is available in a variety of colors, which are earth brown, black/dark, grey, black, and stainless. It also has trademarks of Elite Force 1911 engraved on both sides of the weapon's barrel. Moreover, it also has a bottom rail, which allows you to add extra accessories.

This pistol is packed with CO2 magazine that has 14rounds and is very effective when used at a range of 10 to 90 feet.  

Pros

  • Great range and accuracy.
  • Good weight and made of metal.
  • Barrel of 6mm and .20gram BB's
  • Solid build.
  • Recoil spring is powerful and an adjustable hop-up.

cons

  • Not reliable when the weather is cold.
  • CO2 cartridge is not part of the package.
  • Powerful blowback (not easy to use for nubies)

GLOCK GEN 4 G17

Power: 300 FPS

Type – Blowback Gas (propane or green gas)

Magazine – metallic magazine with 20 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

This weapon feels amazing when you grab it. Moreover, it also has an amazing look, and the product comes with a Glock trademark, which gives it a unique finish.

Besides having an amazing look, the Gen 4 G17 has a good grip and can fit perfectly in the hands of any player. This makes it easy for players to control the weapon since it does not slip easily. 

You will also notice an accessory rail located beneath the barrel. This accessory rail allows you to add a laser or flashlight, which helps to improve visibility and aiming.

In conclusion, you can add this weapon to your list because it is affordable, reliable, and durable. It also supports semi-automatic shooting mode.

Pros

  • Realistic blowback experience.
  • Metal slide that is smooth.
  • Accessory rail located under the barrel
  • Works with propane and green gas
  • Full-sized metallic magazine with 20 rounds

cons

  • Ambient temperature affects the performance of this weapon.
  • Not the best weapon for beginners.

G&G CM16 RAIDER SHORT COMBAT MACHINE

Power - Rated at 350 FPS

Type – AEG

Magazine – 450 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

You can invest in this weapon if you want a brand that can support user CQB efforts and has high quality AEG. 

This weapon is considered to be durable since most of its elements are made using a strong material. For example, the weapon has a metallic barrel and is crafted on a nylon composite polymer frame. However, the AEG is not heavy compared to other rifles that are available in the market. Furthermore, it is east to control, and the trigger guard is large and comfortable. This weapon is recommended for both advanced players and beginners.

Pros

  • Affordable and reliable.
  • Large magazine.
  • Easy to control during a confrontation.
  • Supports both full and semi-auto firing mode
  • It has extra space for adding accessories.
  • Hop-up unit is adjustable.

cons

  • Hop-up and barrel not upgraded. 
  • The safety selector and firing mode are not easy to use on both hands.
  • The sight for the front triangle cannot be adjusted since it is fixed.

LANCER TACTICAL CM028 AK47

Power is rated at 380 FPS.

Type – AEG

Magazine size – 600 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

The CM028 AK47 is designed specifically for CQB gameplay. Most of its parts are made of metal, which makes the weapon very durable. It also has a good grip, which makes it easy to use when playing in the field with other players.

When it comes to firing mode, this weapon supports both full and semi-auto firing and has a large magazine that holds approximately 600BBs. In action, the weapon sounds great because of its gears and metal bushings and is has a very polished action.

Even though CM028 AK47 does not possess the best design ( some elements can easily get damaged), its performance is not questionable. 

Pros

  • Comes with charger and battery
  • High quality and affordable.
  • Assembly is constructed of a Metallic Barrel.
  • Has longer inner barrel for better accuracy
  • A hop-up unit that is adjustable
  • Supports both full and semi-auto modes
  • A high capacity magazine that is able to hold 600BBS

cons

  • The body gets damaged easily.
  • Does not have durable sling mounts

CYBERGUN FAMAS AEG AIRSOFT RIFLE

Power is rated at 385 FPS.

Type – AEG

Magazine – 300 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

If you are not used to bullpup designs, then you will be amazed by how accurate this weapon can be when used during a close encounter or when shooting a target at a long-range.

Furthermore, because of the design, you might think that this weapon is heavy, but the truth is that it is very light. 

This design made it easy for the manufacturer to install an inner barrel that is long(475mm). That is why this particular weapon is widely used and popular. Its metallic magazine holds up to 300 rounds and supports both full and semi-auto shooting modes.

The FAMAS also has room for optics and other accessories. You can install such elements on the metallic barrel assembly but still be able to maintain your accuracy when firing. Another interesting feature found on this weapon is the rear sights that can be adjusted at any angle. This weapon is easy to use for both beginners and advanced players.

Pros

  • A fire selector can equally be achieved using both hands.
  • Hop up unit that is adjustable. 
  • Bullpup design 
  • Frontal bipod included
  • 650 to 750 BB's per minute ROF
  • Accuracy when aiming at CQB and long-range
  • Upgradeable features such as the metallic version 1 gearbox

cons

  • Battery not easy to install
  • Mag must be spun when firing between 20 to 30 shots.
  • If dropped a lot, the polymer body does not hold well.

ELITE FORCE CQC M4 GEN7 COMPETITION SERIES

Power is rated at 300 to 330 FPS.

Type – AEG

The magazine is capable of 300 rounds.

BB's – 0.20grams

It is always wise to invest in a rifle that is reliable in any close quarter battle, and an example of such a weapon is the M4 rifle. This Elite Force product is extremely lightweight and is easy to control. Moreover, this rifle is comfortable on your hands and has a good grip. Another interesting fact about this weapon is that players can reach the controls easily. Moreover, the gun supports bot full and semi-auto fire modes.

I also love the rail system as well as the handguard ( the weapon has 4rails). You can add extra accessories to the rails. This rifle also has a solid grip, which makes it comfortable to hold for both young players and adults. 

Another advantage of investing in this weapon is that at any time, you can upgrade it by changing the entire gearbox and other elements such as hop-up, barrel, and the motor. Moreover, the rifle comes with un-upgraded steel gears.

This weapon is power by a 9.v or 7.4v lipo battery, which is easy to remove and easy to find. This battery allows you to power a motor for 330FPS with a fixed range.

Lastly, enjoy using the crane stock that is adjustable as well as a high capacity magazine that comes with the weapon as part of the package.

Pros

  • Goo range and accuracy
  • Extra rails of adding other accessories
  • ABS body
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Has a good grip

cons

  • Not reliable in MilSim situations
  • Internal elements are fragile.

Best Airsoft Guns Under $100

If you cannot afford expensive weapons, you can still find reliable guns that cost less than $100.

Umarex Walther P99

Power is rated at 380 FPS.

Type – CO2 Blowback

Magazine – 15 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

This is one of my favorite weapons because it comes with incredible features, yet it is affordable. This unique weapon has a powerful spring and comes with a metal slide. Moreover, the recoil provides a realistic experience making it more exciting to use. This gun is a replica of the cool Walther P99, which is usually used by licensed civilians and trained professions to train, who work for law enforcement institutions.

Moreover, this airsoft pistol is licensed by the State, and its trademarks have an amazing design for this particular product. Another interesting feature you will notice on this weapon is the grip, which is rubberized along with amazing texture. 

Another benefit of using this weapon is that you do not have to cock the slider each time you fire. Instead, you only do it once after loading the magazine. That means you can fire rapidly and be able to take down multiple targets at the same time.

However, this weapon is not suitable for beginners because it has a powerful blowback. Therefore, only advanced players can use this particular weapon since they can manage to maintain their aim when firing. You also need to understand that this pistol only carries 15 BBS, but its magazine is very easy to access and load. Another feature I like is the fact the CO2 is tucked out of the way in the grip so when you reload it will not be in the way.

Pros

  • Metal slider
  • Fires .20g BBS
  • No leaking of gas after reloading
  • Uses less gas
  • Has a powerful blowback
  • Good range and accuracy.

cons

  • It is not easy to change the cartridge.

DOUBLE EAGLE M4 AEG WITH UNDERBARREL TRI-SHOT LAUNCHER

Power is rated at 320 FPS.

Type – AEG

Magazine – 240 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

Do you want an airsoft gun that is powerful, impressive, and yet affordable? Then if your answer is yes, then you might want to consider AEG rifle. This amazing shotgun is light in terms of weight when compared to other shotguns that are available in the market. Moreover, it's polymer body is durable and very easy to control when facing CQB situations. When using this weapon, you need to be able to use the 2 feeding systems, which is the detachable magazine of the shotgun shell and the 240 rounds magazine.

For improved control, your pistol grip will be more comfortable, and the retractable stock fits well on the shoulder even though it is wide. When it comes to firing, this weapon supports both full and semi-auto modes. You can also use optics with this rifle. All you have to do is uncover the RIS rail section and install the optics. There is also enough room left on the trigger guard, which makes it easy for your finger to fit even when wearing gloves. Another incredible thing about this rifle is the ability to adjust the stock length.

Pros

  • Reloading is easy
  • Nice feel and length
  • Powerful and accurate
  • The launcher is tri shot and spring powered.
  • Amazing design

cons

  • Too powerful for most beginners.
  • Goes through the BBS very fast

KWC COLT 1911

Power – 350 FPS

Type – Blowback – CO2

Magazine -17 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

This breathtaking CO2 pistol has an amazing slider that functions smoothly and a metallic body. This weapon was designed to imitate the 1911 pistol. Therefore, it actually feels like the real-metallic steel 1911 when you take hold of this weapon. Moreover, the weapon is easy to handle even in harsh weather conditions because of its texturized polymer grip.

Another important factor you need to keep in mind is that this weapon has a CO2 blowback design. Therefore, you can expect a powerful punch for every BB you fire. However, you can always set the weapon's trajectory by adjusting the BAXS hop up units. Furthermore, as a player, you have complete control of the rifles firing rate thanks to its semi-automatic design.

This latest version of Colt 1911 is packed with a 17 round magazine and houses a 20mm rail for accessory and a gas container. The accessory rail is located underneath the barrel, and you can install other elements such as a laser and flashlight. This weapon is considered to be ideal for target practice.

Pros

  • Not heavy
  • A breathtaking design
  • Magazine that holds 17 rounds
  • Integrated BAXS H hop-up unit which is adjustable
  • Supports semi-automatic shooting mode
  • The barrel has irons sights on the top.
  • Polymer texturize and serrated slider grip.

cons

  • Performance is affected by harsh weather.
  • Has punchy blowback

DOUBLE EAGLE M900E AK-47

Power is rated at 350 FPS.

Type – AEG

Magazine – 450 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

This is a good and reliable weapon for new players. The M9OOE AK-47 has a polymer body, which makes it durable and very light. The package comes with a polymer magazine for the usual AK-47 and holds up to 40 BBs. Moreover, this weapon supports both full and semi-auto firing modes.

You can increase the efficiency of this weapon during an encounter because the foregrip and stock are foldable. Another point you need to not about the grip is that it is easy and comfortable to hold even when you have gloves on.

One more thing, this particular rifle is designed with a polymer RIS system that allows players to mount other elements such as flashlights, optics, and even red-dot sights. Moreover, you can choose to use the sights that come with the rifle (one installed at the front and an adjustable one at the rear).

Pros

  • Perfect for beginners and CQB
  • Comes with a high capacity magazine
  • Very light and has a compact design.
  • Polymer magazine and body
  • Standard AK-47 design
  • Integrated RIS system used for accessories

cons

  • Front sight cannot be removed or adjusted.
  • The polymer body can easily get damaged.

Best Guns Under $50

There are also airsoft guns that cost less than $50. These weapons are perfect for those who are new to the world of airsoft. However, you also need to be aware of the fact that these weapons may not perform as good as high-end weapons that cost more.

M82 ELECTRIC AIRSOFT SIG 552

BBTac AEG rifle

Power is rated at 200 to 250 FPS.

Type – AEG

Magazine – 45 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

Who told you that you could not get a replica of a real steel version that costs less than $100? A good example is The M82 ELECTRIC AIRSOFT SIG 552, which is an exact copy for the real SG 552. This weapon can shoot when in action at a safe speed and works best with the 6mm BB' S. Moreover, this product comes with tactical accessories, flashlights, and red dots sights that are electric.

The M82 ELECTRIC AIRSOFT SIG 552 has an ABS plastic body, that that does not make it fragile. On the contrary, this weapon is lightweight and durable, which is why it is recommended for both advanced players and beginners. Another interesting feature found on this weapon is the see threw clip, which holds up to 45BBS. It is quick and easy to load and reload during combat.

This unique weapon can be used in any CQB scenario. That is because the controls are easy to access, and you can switch firing modes very quickly. Furthermore, you can also replace other components that you may find disturbing such as the orange flash hider because it produces a loud noise. This is caused by the use of a NiCad battery.

When it comes to performance, this particular weapon is not as powerful as most brands that are found in the market. However, the BT-M82 has a firing rate of 350 -400 rounds. Another key factor you need to remember is that this weapon is most effective during close or medium range encounters. In terms of looks, The M82 ELECTRIC AIRSOFT SIG 552 has a great design. 

Pros

  • The firing rate is good.
  • Comes with tactical accessories
  • Solid-body that is lightweight
  • Easy to use and hold in CQB situations.

cons

  • Recommended for beginners since they are not experienced
  • Does not have a lot of power
  • Only reliable during close or medium range combat

Umarex Combat Zone Enforcer

Power is rated at 400 FPS.

Type – CO2

Magazine – 15 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

If you are not used to airsoft guns, then you might find some of these weapons to be a little bit weird, especially if you are used to airsoft guns that are made of metallic material. However, when it comes to this specific weapon, it has a textured grip and a huge trigger guard. You can also add extra accessories such as a laser and flashlight, which can be installed on the small rail.

Many players prefer using this gun because it does not use a lot of gas – you also need to understand that the cartridge cannot be removed easily and is installed inside the grip. Another interesting feature found in this weapon is the metallic magazine, which is easy to reload and remove. Moreover, the metallic magazine holds 15BBs. To make sure that the internal components are running smoothly, you can use the RWS chamber lubricator.

In conclusion, this pistol is simple and easy to use compared to other brands that are worth the same price. Moreover, this product is designed in a way that is compatible with most of the airsoft gameplay and is also lightweight, which makes it easy to carry.

Pros

  • Has a compact design
  • Metallic magazine
  • Durable even during harsh weather conditions
  • Accurate and powerful
  • solid body yet lightweight
  • CO2 cartridge can be accessed easily.
  • Uses less gas

cons

  • Very small when compared to other brands
  • Larger magazines cost more.

FIREPOWER F4-D M4

Power is rated at 200 FPS.

Type – AEG

Magazine capacity of 500 rounds

BB's – 0.20grams

The FIREPOWER F4-D M4 has a unique look since the product is crafted from the M4 platform. What you need to understand about this weapon is that it has a variety of features such as crane stock that can be used during close encounters. Furthermore, the product also comes with a few tactical accessories which can be installed on top of the railing system. You can use these accessories to improve your overall performance and also to improve accuracy. The FIREPOWER F4-D M4 is recommended for beginners since it is easy to use.

Lastly, this airsoft gun has an adjustable hop-up unit as well as a front sight that is permanently fixed. You can use these accessories to improve your accuracy.

Pros

  • The product is worth the price.
  • Firing mode can be full auto.
  • The product comes with various tactical accessories.
  • Fires at 200 FPS with 0.12g BBs
  • Great visual aspect.

cons

  • The weapon's body can easily get damaged.
  • Has low power
  • Does not come with the best accessories

Beretta 92 FS

Power is rated at 150 FPS.

Type – Spring

Magazine – 12 rounds

BB's – 0.12grams

Airsoft players are aware of the fact that spring weapons are the cheapest in the market. That is because they do not possess a lot of features or any unique elements. A good example is the Beretta 92 FS pistol. Moreover, this weapon is also considered to be a reliable sidearm since it has a good grip and effective when used at a close range. Some of the features found on this product are iron sights, a trigger with a large space, and a texturized grip.

Lastly, this weapon has a drop-free magazine, which can carry 12 rounds. In terms of performance, you can get an accurate shot when you use12g BBs.

Pros

  • Iron sights.
  • Good accuracy
  • Nice and sturdy body.
  • Easy to maintain and use.

cons

  • Available in basic design
  • Very lightweight.

Best Cheap Airsoft Gun Overall – Affordable And Entertaining

All these weapons that I have discussed above are affordable and entertaining. However, if someone asked me to choose one, I would settle for the Elite Force 1911 tactical pistol. That is because it has a powerful blowback and housed in full metal. Another reason why this weapon is my favorite is because of its design and incredible performance.