Top 5 Airsoft Guns under £130

Top 5 Affordable Airsoft Guns

Whether you are new and looking to get into Airsoft without breaking the bank, or you are a veteran player looking for an affordable project or a cheap backup gun, this article is for you! 

We've curated a list of guns our staff think are the best you can buy for a budget price, and the good news is that they're a perfect pick even as a backup for the most battle hardened Airsoft player. Airsoft doesn't have to be expensive, if you buy right you can save money in the long run!

Check out our list below of our staff's Top 5 picks, we don't think you'll be disappointed!

CYMA CM.520 AK47 Tactical

CYMA CM.520 AK47 Tactical w/ Solid Stock

An Airsoft AEG based on the AK47, but with a more tactical and updated look. This AK47 replica is constructed mostly from polymer, with alloy internal parts and a Tokyo Marui compatible version 3 gearbox at the heart of the internal system.  

CYMA AK's are well known for their reliability, they just work! Every player knows a friend, or even a friend of a friend, that has had the same ol' reliable CYMA AK since they first started, there's something about the CYMA V3 gearbox which just refuses to die.

Not only does this gun come with a fixed stock with a big battery compartment and a 20mm top rail for attaching Red-Dot and Holographic Sights it also comes pre-fitted with a tactical handguard with 20mm Picatinny rails on all sides, ready for any 20mm Picatinny accessories to be mounted. 

Grab a sight, and a battery, and this baby is ready to rock and roll...

Specna Arms Rock River Arms SA-C02 CORE CQB Carbine AEG

Specna Arms Rock River Arms SA-C02 CORE CQB Carbine AEG

Based on the CQB version of the standard M4A1 used by the US Army and Marines this 10.5-inch barreled rifle is a high quality replica built by Specna Arms as part of their CORE beginner rifles range.

Don't let the fact that the gun is part of the CORE range fool you! It still features the full metal reinforced version 2 gearbox you've seen in the high end Specna Arms rifles and comes with a 6.03mm tightbore inner barrel and rotary HOP-up unit pre-installed. The gun may look like a bog standard M4,  but the rifle features a removable top carry handle iron sight which when removed reveals a top 20mm RIS / RAS rail, 20mm being the most common type of Airsoft rail on the market today, giving you plenty of options for aftermarket parts from a wide range of brands. You can even swap out the stock if you want.

Our suggestion would be to grab yourself a Holographic sight, and Airsoft Suppressor to give the gun a more tactical look.

For such a competitive price this gun is an absolute steal! If you want to in the future there's plenty of room for upgrades, and for the price, you're not going to find much better, even some of our staff use this as part of their loadouts! If the M4 look is what you want, but the SA-C02 doesn't cut it, you can browse our other Airsoft M4 platforms here.

ASG Steyr SSG 69 P2 Sniper Rifle

ASG Steyr SSG 69 P2 Sniper Rifle

Part of ASG's SportLine Sl beginner's range, this affordable bolt action Airsoft sniper rifle is based on the Maruzen APS2 internal design which boasts great performance out of the box and the potential for upgrades in the future. 

Don't get confused by this rifle's cost, it may be cheap, but it really really does perform! If you want to take the replica to the next level you can also grab yourself a Steyr SSG 69 P2 High Power Spring and Steyr SSG 69 P2 Precision Inner barrel to really take the performance to the next level.

Our suggestion, grab yourself the SSG 69 Upgrades, a set of spare SSG 69 magazines, and a scope and start playing! The SSG 69 comes with a 20mm Picatinny receiver rail ready for a scope, and a 20mm Picatinny rail on the stock in the perfect spot for a bipod. No need to mess around sourcing scope rails for this sniper rifle!

If you’re looking to get into sniping, either as a new Airsofter or veteran skirmisher, the SSG 69 P2 is a great place to start – for a sniper rifle in this price range, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the performance. 

RAVEN EU18 Pistol

RAVEN EU Series 18 GBB

The Raven EU series has been around for some time now and is known for its perfect combination of affordability, realistic looks and an awesome firing experience. The EU18 looks like any normal GBB pistol, but it has a trick up its sleeve, or on the left side of its slide, we should say!

The EU18 is capable of either semi-automatic fire or ferocious full auto fire with a rate of fire that is positively scary! To make things better, the EU18 is constructed with a robust alloy slide and outer barrel, and a high strength reinforced polymer frame with a fantastic feel in the hand. Shooting this pistol is a lot of fun, but we do recommend sticking with semi auto unless its an emergency, otherwise you will go through ammo very quickly! 

Our only suggestion for this pistol would be to grab yourself some extra Raven EU Series magazines, a Holster, and possibly an Airsoft Pistol Torch should you play in low light conditions. 

And don't forget, keep both your eyes open when aiming and shooting!

CYMA CM.515 M4A1 Carbine AEG

CYMA CM.515 M4A1 Carbine AEG

If you're looking to get into the sport and get skirmishing, this M4 is for you. With nifty features such as KeyMod Style rail and a top RIS / RAS rail for tactical attachments, the CM.515 takes commonly available and cheap M4 AEG magazines and is already equipped with a 6.03mm tightbore inner barrel for extra accuracy. Hard to believe at this price, right? Well, you better start believing in cheap M4s with tightbores, you're looking at one!

At the front of the rifle, you will find integrated 14mm CCW threads, ready to mount a Tracer unit, suppressor, Sound amplifier or alternative muzzle device of your choice. The receiver and top of the handguard feature a lengthy 20mm Picatinny rail, so whether you are adding a massive scope or going with a compact red dot sight, the CM.515 has plenty of space to mount it. The handguard mimics real steel KeyMod handguards, giving you the elite look straight out of the box and comes with several 20mm Picatinny rail sections so you can mount accessories wherever you need them!

The only thing we would do with this rifle is grab some extra M4 / STANAG magazines and a battery, stick a red dot sight on it and get to work! Although the CM.515 is affordable, it is no slouch in the performance department, and all money saved on the lightweight polymer externals is done so without compromising the internal setup, boasting a Tokyo Marui compatible version 2 gearbox, tightbore inner barrel and modern rotary HOP-up unit. 

Even if you're a regular Airsoft skirmisher you'll still do some real work with this gun!

So there you have it! Do you agree with our Top 5 Affordable Airsoft guns? We think we've done a pretty solid job, you can't really go wrong with any of the guns on the list, so enjoy!

Perhaps you're also looking for something cool to mount to your Airsoft gun that is cheap, effective and looks awesome. If so, check out our Top 5 Budget Red Dot Sights

Otherwise, you can make your own choice! Follow the link below to browse all of our Airsoft guns that are under £100 and decide which is the best for yourself! 

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