Airsoft has become an increasingly popular sport. It’s the new paintball, except with more accurate guns based on their firearm counterparts. It’s thrilling, tactical, and strategic, which is why everyone from police departments to military units to SWAT teams use them in training exercises.
But airsoft can get real expensive, real fast, and not everyone has the budget of a police department or the sponsorships of professional airsoft players. While most experienced airsoft players will tell you that they don’t recommend going below the $150-300 price range for guns, sometimes it’s not possible to buy a $200 gun when you want to try airsoft for your first time, or you have a low budget, or you just want to buy an airsoft gun to screw around in the woods with a few friends.
That’s why Airsoft Gun Guy presents this article: our recommended cheap airsoft guns. In this article, you’ll find airsoft pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, assault rifles and bullpups that range from $37 to $149.95.
It should be noted that if you are considering playing frequently in organized matches, very few experienced airsoft players will recommend spending less than $100 on a rifle and less than $50 on a pistol (you can buy some great shotguns in just about any price range). Rifles less than that tend to have aluminum body construction, pot metal gearboxes, and cheap plastic furniture. If you can go as high as $150, you can definitely buy a rifle that will perform with the veterans with high-end rifle. In that price range, Airsoft Gun Guy’s recommended gun for beginners and budget players is always the G&G Combat Machine 16 M4 Raider (it’s the universally agreed on best budget rifle for beginners), and the CYMA AK-47 and AK-74 CM series are fantastic, resilient tanks of airsoft rifles for the price. The CM048 and CM035 series are the best. The best rifle for under $100 is probably the CYMA CM028.
Editors’ note: Depending on the laws in your area, there is good chance Amazon will not sell airsoft guns to you. If there are any restrictions on “toy guns” or “air guns” in your area, even if they are completely legal to buy, sell, and use, Amazon will probably not ship airsoft guns to you. But, you won’t find out until you try.