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Looking for high-quality airsoft guns? Then you've come to the right place. We carry a wide selection, ranging from electric rifles and handguns to spring airsoft guns and CO2 blowback; all field-tested. Ever since our start in 2006, we've prided ourselves on having the largest selection of airsoft guns and parts at discount prices! You can count on us for answers to any of your airsoft questions.
Airsoft station is an airsoft gun store selling every type of gun to meet any size budget. No matter what type of loadout, we'll help you every step of the way with awesome products and accessories. Whether you're into pro airsofting and looking for HPA, custom parts, and next-level gear, or a beginner, looking for the perfect starter kit, our selection offers the first step in achieving some epic battlefield moments We also carry a massive range of tactical gear and accessories.
What is Airsoft?
Airsoft is shooting sport, in which players compete in simulated combat with the objective of eliminating opposing players. Participants arm themselves with weapons known as airsoft guns, which project 6mm plastic bbs. Airsoft is frequently used in military and civil defense activities as well as in theatrical productions.
Airsoft guns provide better accuracy than a common alternative; the paintball gun. Because Airsoft bbs are smaller than paintball pellets, they experience less wind resistance, resulting in better accuracy. Airsoft is generally thought of as being more tactical in nature, whereas. Paintball is sometimes considered to be more run-and-gun.
Types of Airsoft Guns
Spring Powered Guns
Spring guns use a simple cock and shoot mechanism which is easy to operate. The user just pulls back the slide (for spring pistols) or manipulates a bolt action (for spring airsoft rifles) before each shot. Spring-powered guns are popular because they are relatively inexpensive and do not require batteries or gas to operate. Ultimately, spring-powered airsoft guns are the most cost-effective option for common airsoft beginners.
That being said, there are also many powerful spring powered airsoft rifles for pro airsofters. For example, take a look at our airsoft snipers for sale if you've been pro airsofting for a while and looking for a new edge for your airsoft wins. A high-end spring airsoft sniper makes for a deliciously overpowered airsoft gun, and your enemy will definitely know when they've been hit.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you're using a spring airsoft pistol or if you have a preference for spring rifles, we have exactly what you need to get started. While spring powered airsoft guns have a lower rate of fire than their semi-auto and full auto gas and airsoft electric gun counterparts, they are the perfect choice for those who don't want to worry about their airsoft gun running out of juice during a crucial moment in a battle, giving you the upper hand for an airsoft win.
Battery-powered Airsoft Guns
Automatic Electric Guns
Electric airsoft guns, also known as AEGs, are the most common type of airsoft rifle. Airsoft electric guns are battery powered and can usually be fired in semi-automatic or full auto mode. In most cases, AEGs will come with a rechargeable battery and a battery charger, and our high-end airsoft electric guns come with lipo batteries for the best possible performance.
A decent airsoft rifle will usually fire 0.20g BB pellets at a velocity of between 300 and 400 FPS, meaning they really pack a punch. We at Airsoft Station strongly recommend that when you purchase electric airsoft rifles you stick to those that have a full metal gearbox, as these are much more durable than their plastic counterparts.
On most airsoft battlefields you'll notice that most pro airsofters have a preference for electric rifles, although electric airsoft pistols are also available. While not as common as battery-powered airsoft rifles, electric pistols are a great option, especially if you're just starting out in playing airsoft. We have a wide range of airsoft pistols and rifles, so no matter what type of AEG you're looking for, we have exactly what you need.
Low Powered Electric Guns
Low powered electric guns, or LPEGs, are similar to automatic electric guns, but different in key ways. Both operate in a similar way–both are battery powered–but, as the name suggests, LPEGs are less powerful than AEGs, and therefore are usually more affordable. However, as their low power output makes them a lesser alternative to AEGs, LPEGs are not commonly used by most regular airsoft players. Players who are looking for affordable airsoft weapons usually go for spring-powered airsoft guns, which are a similar price to LPEGs but some of which can fire at higher velocities. LPEGs might be a good choice for younger players trying out the game for the first time, although no airsoft weapon should be used by minors without adult supervision.
Medium Price Electric Guns
While full-scale AEGs can carry a heavy price tag, some airsoft companies have developed affordable alternatives that still pack the same punch. Commonly known as MPEGs, these weapons are often ‘clones’ of top-of-the-range electric airsoft guns made by companies like Tokyo Marui in Japan, sold by smaller companies with cheaper materials. However, that doesn’t mean MPEGs are low quality. Some MPEGs can almost match the performance of high-quality AEGs at a fraction of the price. For example, airsoft weapons like the MP5 or the AK-47 from UTG are considered to be mid-range AEGs despite being significantly cheaper. What’s more, some copies are made to a high enough standard that they can take upgrade parts from the original weapons, meaning you can upgrade your affordable MPEG to be more powerful than a standard AEG.
For those looking for all the realism they can get, electric blowback airsoft guns are just the ticket. Electric blowbacks, otherwise known as EBBs, simulate the blowback action of a real-life firearm, though usually with a little less kick. EBBs are just as powerful as AEGs and are designed in essentially the same way–both are powered by rechargeable batteries–just with the added feature of blowback action. Top-of-the-range AEGs will often include an electric blowback functionality to make for a more realistic operation. For example, the AEG M4 combat machine gun from G&G has electric blowback action and moving parts to mimic the mechanism of the real-life firearm.
There are two downsides to electric blowback weapons. Firstly, the feature will deplete the battery quicker than standard AEGs, meaning you’ll get less shots fired before needing to recharge. Secondly, the pressure of the blowback on the weapon can affect the weapon’s gear box, leading to a shorter lifespan overall.
Automatic electric pistols
When you’re trying to spice up close-combat, there’s nothing better than an automatic electric pistol. In a nutshell, AEPs are battery-powered handguns that are capable of firing on full automatic. They were first introduced in 2005 by veteran Japanese airsoft manufacturers Tokyo Marui and have become popular amongst players everywhere. AEPs are a great addition to any arsenal unless you’re looking for realism in your airsoft weapons; on average, AEPs are made from plastic rather than metal and their high rate of fire means that blowback features are not an option.
AEPs have their advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, they’re more powerful and accurate than electric blowback pistols (EBBs) and gas blowback pistols (GBBs) because there is no external movement when firing, allowing for all the power to go into propelling the BB. On the downside, while their power is able to give you a good range to your shorts, they’re still not as powerful as larger airsoft weapons, such as rifles or machine guns, thanks to the smaller gearbox and battery.
Another advantage is their full-automatic operation, giving you far more shots per minute than a spring-loaded or single-shot gas airsoft pistol. Another disadvantage is the battery and motor used to achieve this automatic firing usually takes up room in the handgrip, making for less space for a magazine. That means you can fire more shots per second but you’ll have to reload more quickly.
Gas Airsoft Guns
Gas-powered airsoft guns use compressed gas to propel the BB pellet down the barrel of the gun and at your opponent. At Airsoft Station, we carry both green gas and CO2 powered airsoft pistols and rifles. Green gas comes in larger bottles and is filled right into the magazine of your air soft gun while CO2 comes in smaller, 12-gram cartridges that are attached and discharged individually. The advantage of CO2 cartridges and green gas is that they are inexpensive, portable, and long-lasting, meaning your gas rifles will keep you in the fight and on your way to an airsoft win.
Gas-powered airsoft pistols tend to be the most popular gun in this category, but there are plenty of gas-powered airsoft rifles to choose from as well, all the way up to airsoft sniper rifles. If you're looking for more realism while playing airsoft, why not try out a co2 blowback airsoft gun. Blowback gives you the kick similar to a real-life firearm and is a common feature amongst our airsoft pistols, though you can also find blowback airsoft rifles if that suits your style of play. When it comes to adding an edge of realism in your airsoft moments, gas-powered airsoft guns are the way to go.
Gas blowback (or GBB) guns are the most common type of gas-powered airsoft guns. The blowback functionality gives you a kick every time you fire, making for a more realistic firing experience than spring-powered or standard electric airsoft guns. The blowback is achieved with the use of a gas canister, usually in the handle of the weapon. When the shooter pulls thr trigger gas is released, propelling the pellet, pushing the gun back and loading the next shot into the chamber. This makes GBB weapons capable of semi-automatic and full-automatic firing.
The first GBB airsoft weapons were powered by R-12, a liquid propellant and CFC gas generally used in car air conditioning and refrigerators as a cooling agent. Once CFCs were discovered to cause severe damage to the Earth’s ozone layer and became banned substances, gas airsoft guns stopped using R-12 and converted to safer gasses. Modern GBB weapons tend to use “green gas”, a product of propane, or CO2, although some can use nitrogen or high-pressure air. Due to the potential danger of compressed gas there are stricter regulations and more care responsibilities associated with gas-powered pistols compared to electric weapons, making them less popular than AEGs and other electric-powered weapons.
Most GBB airsoft weapons are smaller firearms, such as pistols. This is because the mechanisms needed to power AEGs can only be so small, and therefore take up space in smaller firearms. Gas canisters are small enough to fit into the handgrip of a pistol without taking away room from the magazine. That being said, GBB weapons come in all shapes and sizes, from submachine guns to sniper rifles.
Another unique application of GBB technology is in airsoft grenades. Airsoft grenades come in two main forms: projectile and throwable. Projectile grenades are fired from a grenade launcher and are fitted with an internal piston filled with gas. When the pressure is discharged, the grenade is projected downrange, usually along with a series of BBs. Throwable grenades also use a gas piston, but this time connected to a timer and seated beneath a pocket of BBs or colored powder. When the timer goes off the gas is discharged and the projectiles are distributed.
High Pressure Air (HPA) Systems
Gas-power in airsoft weapons generally takes on one of two forms. The most well-known is probably the internal gas canisters, which fit into the body of the weapon and have to be recharged after use. The second method is high pressure air, also known as HPA, which relies on an external air supply, such as a high-pressure air tank, connected to the airsoft weapon through a hose. The high-pressure air drives a pneumatic motor in the airsoft gun, an “engine” similar to the electric mechanism that powers an electric airsoft weapon.
With HPA, airsoft players can take advantage of much larger gas canisters, meaning they can fire many more rounds before running out of gas and having to refill. HPA systems even allow players to vary the pressure of each shot, allowing for adjustable rates of fire and power. Of course, the downside of having a large external gas canister is they are less portable than small, internal gas canisters, making them less convenient for traversing a lot of terrain.
If you’re looking for the cutting edge in airsoft design, you’ll want to check out hybrid guns. These airsoft weapons are the newest innovation in bringing realism to the airsoft field. Rather than using simple BBs, hybrid guns can be loaded with shell cases, each containing a plastic pellet. When the gun fires, the shell casing is ejected from the gun, producing a realistic sound and smoke effect, as well as realistic blowback action. This attention to detail makes hybrid weapons especially popular with collectors and combat reenactors.
Hybrid airsoft guns are available in both AEG and GBB versions. Both feature the replica shell magazines and blowback action; the only difference is how the weapon is powered (battery or compressed gas). Examples of hybrid airsoft guns are the TOP M4A1, M1 Garand or Kar98.
MILITARY AND MILSIM AIRSOFT GUNS
If you're a pro airsofter looking for more realism in your games, you've come to the right shop. Many of our competitive airsoft guns, like the airsoft USAS, are based on real-life weapons. Packing a little more punch than your regular gamers airsoft, these mil-sim airsoft guns (short for military simulation) are crafted to perfection for unbelievable airsoft gameplay.
If you're an airsoft sniper, take a look at our upgraded airsoft sniper rifles to deliver serious firepower, or if you're a bit more rough and ready and looking for something like an AN 94 airsoft replica, we have some awesome airsoft guns to help you get into the thick of things. You'll soon be pro airsofting on a whole other level, and well on your way to airsoft wins.
Milsim weapons have developed to such a level that some are actually being used by military organizations for training. Now, it should be said that these aren’t your regular airsoft weapons available from your local retailer. Airsoft manufacturer Systema Engineering (PTW) developed a line of airsoft weapons and accessories made from aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, designed to provide the most realistic handling and aesthetic possible. The realism isn’t just about shooting: the quality of the materials allows for the similar stability, weather proofing and maintenance as real life firearms. In this vein, King Arms and KWA produced gas-blowback AR15 replicas that could be broken down, manipulated and modified like their real world counterparts.
It’s important to note that these training weapons aren’t commonly available to the public, and their use in the military has been limited. The Systema Engineering weapons tended to operate unreliably and need replacement parts, which were not often available. Furthermore, some of the models were banned after it became clear that they could be modified to take live ammunition.
The world of airsoft guns is always growing. From the first spring-powered airsoft pistols to mil-sim gas blowback assault rifles, technology has moved quickly to keep up with interest, making airsoft an increasingly popular pastime and competitive team sport.
Airsoft guns have traditionally been used for recreation: simulated battles between individuals or teams. Typically, two or more teams face off against each other on a specially designed airsoft field. When a player is hit they are out, and the last team standing wins. Skirmishes have been organized across the world, with hundreds and, on some occasions, thousands of airsoft amateurs and professionals fighting for trophies, prize money, or plain old glory. Airsoft gun owners are encouraged to join their local accredited airsoft association in order to participate in official games at a registered airsoft field.
Airsoft matches can take on a variety of forms and themes, so no two matches are unique. Most games will simulate real-life combat situations by using realistic terrain, equipment and even uniforms, putting the player right into the heat of the battlezone. Many airsoft associations also host historical reenactments of famous battles from history, using period-specific weaponry and clothing. Some of these battles are so realistic that the airsoft guns involved are used as props in film making.
In fact, some airsoft guns are so realistic they are used in tactical training by US military organizations. In combining airsoft weaponry that looks, feels and operates like the real thing, with realistic gas blowback technology, US federal and state institutions have repurposed airsoft technology as an affordable, reliable and safe way to prepare troops for combat. In 2018, the US Coast Guard adopted the SIG-branded P229 airsoft pistol to be used in training, and the US Army has been exploring the use of airsoft weapons in Field Training Exercises since 2009. That means you’re not just playing pretend when you use a gas-blowback pistol!