How to Choose an Airsoft Gun
Choosing an airsoft gun can take longer that you thought, when you look at all of the choices that you have in guns. With so many pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers and more, it can be a hard choice to pick just one.
Here are a few tips to help you decide what gun to choose:
1. Pick your style of gun first. This can be decided by knowing where you plan to play. Are you going to play at an airsoft field with simulated combat games? Are you going to play on an open lot and practicing target shooting? Are you playing in the woods with only a few people? Let your game dictate the type of gun you should choose.
Question: “Will a pistol be enough for a combat game?”
A: Of course not! It’s only a back-up weapon. Take a rifle to a full-combat game. For games in the woods with a few players, maybe a shotgun is all you need. If you want to impress the group, then grenade launchers pull that off nicely. But they are too heavy to carry around in a full combat game where you are running around.
2. Check the FPS on the gun. You will need low FPS for closer quarters, and higher FPS for combat games. In combat games, you will want an automatic electric gun (AEG) with reinforced gears and a metal gearbox. This adds stability, accuracy and power to your shots. If you plan to play simulated war games with other players, you will want a high FPS AEG, and a scope. These are great to practice with too, as they really help your game.
In case you don’t know:
FPS: Fire per second (The higher the FPS is, the faster it shoots)
AEG: Automatic Electric Gun (It has a battery that holds a charge.)
3. Read the gun reviews. Make sure when you decide on your type of style, that you check out the brands of the gun and compare them in performance reviews by users who already own them. Before you choose on a brand, make and model, read the stats on the guns you like.
4. Know your price range. You need to know how much you want to spend on the gun, and check its accessories too. Later on, you may want to add a hand grip, red dot sight or silencer. Does the gun you want allow you to modify and add to it? Before you buy, make sure you know what you want to add later.