Top 5 Airsoft Guns under £130
Whether you're a new Airsoft player, or a regular skirmisher looking for a new bargain then this blog post is a great place to start! New to the sport and having trouble picking your first Airsoft gun then this article is perfect for you.
We've curated a list of guns our staff think are the best you can buy for £130, 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 save money in the long run!
Check out our list below of our staffs top 5 picks, we don't think you'll be disappointed!
CYMA CM.028U AK47 Tactical w/ Folding Stock
An Airsoft 6mm BB Gun, based on the AK47, but with a more tactical and updated look. The weapon is constructed mostly from Alloy, with a Polymer Stock, Pistol Grip, Foregrip and Hand Guard.
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 folding stock and top rail for attaching Red-Dot and Holographic Sights it comes pre-fitted with a folding foregrip and a long battery space perfect for 7.4v LiPo stick battery.
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 Rifle
Based off the standard M4A1 used by the US Army and Marines this CQB length 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, it still features a full metal gearbox you've seen in even the higher end Specna Arms rifles. 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.
For under £100 this gun is an absolute steal, there's nothing that would put us off this rifle. 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 their part of their loadouts!
ASG M40A3 McMillan Sniper Rifle SportLine
Fully licensed by McMillan, this bolt action 6mm BB Airsoft sniper rifle is a 1:1 scale replica of the US Marine Corps’ M40A3 sniper rifle, complete with accurate McMillan branding. Part of ASG's SportLine Sl beginner's range, this is both a highly authentic Airsoft replica of the M40A3 rifle and an affordable bolt action Airsoft sniper rifle which boasts great performance out of the box. Based on a rugged military design which has seen service with the United States Marine Corps since 2001, the ASG M40A3 is a 1:1 scale spring powered bolt action Airsoft sniper rifle.
Don't get confused by this rifles 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!
If you’re looking to get into sniping, either as a new Airsofter or veteran skirmisher, then the ASG M40A3 is a great place to start – for a sniper rifle in this price range, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the performance. For anyone attempting to create a USMC marksman loadout from 2001-2015, then the ASG M40A3 is both an excellent and accurate choice.
RAVEN EU17 + BDS
A Gas Blowback Pistol from Raven which comes with a Red Dot Sight, raised low-light Ironsights, a Tactical Rail and ready for CO2. If you're looking for a tactical pistol out of the box, this is the perfect bundle. This is one of the very few pistols that out of the box is just perfect. Don't worry about sights, it's got the sight mounted right on it already! The sight offers rapid target acquisition, easy sight picture and most importantly: it looks absolutely amazing! The light-enhancing Ironsights have been redesigned so that they can be seen through the Dot Sight should you ever run out of battery mid-skirmish, so that you can keep on fighting.
And don't forget, keep both your eyes open when aiming and shooting!
Specna Arms Rock River Arms SA-C05 CORE Special Ops Carbine Rifle
An Airsoft electric powered 6mm M4 based replica, with an Alloy 20mm RIS handguard, rear wired crane stock, flip up iron sights and an integrated suppressor as standard. At an incredibly attractive price point, which puts it on the same level as the ever-popular G&G CM16 Raider and including more features out of the box - this is surely going to be a favourite among new and seasoned players alike. At the front of the weapon you will find an integrated 14mm CCW suppressor which deadens the sound of the weapon slightly, and hides an extended inner barrel to maximise long range consistency.
The only thing we would do with this rifle is grab some extra M4 / STANAG magazines, and stick a red dot sight on it. Although internally the same as the SA-C02 CORE further up the list this gun screams into first place by already having a suppressor, and having a four point 20mm RIS / RAS rail handguard allowing the attachment of Torches, Lasers, Launchers and even more right out of the box. Trust us, the extra £20 is worth it!
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 Airsoft guns under £130? 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!
Still not seen something you like? Why not check out our Airsoft Starter Guns Under £129.99 page?