Introduction: How to Find a Good Airsoft Gun.

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A guide for first time airsoft buyers.

Step 1: Choosing Your Gun.

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First you need to choose weather you want to be a sniper, assault, rifleman,gunner, or shotgunner.

as a new player i recomend an all around semi and full assault rifle. 

Step 2: Select Your Price Range.

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The gun that you buy depends on how much cash is available. If you  only have 30 or less dollars then you can 1. get a cheap gun that breaks (maybe a decent pistol or ok shotgun) or 2. save up $60+ dollars.
-for a sniper i recomend a $100-$200 dollar gun with a sope and 350-450fps gun 
-for an assault, or rifleman a $60-$130 dollar gun with 300-400fps
-and for a shotgunner i recomend a $35-$60 gun with 320-380 fps gun that holds 40 or more bbs or has extre shells. 

Step 3: Dont Rush!!!

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Never i mean never rush what gun you want to buy. You should browse the web, look in stores, compare prices and talk to other airsofters once you get a gun if you dont like it you are screwed!

Step 4: Sales, Shipping, and Deals.

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When shopping for airsoft always look for sales on different websites or stores, also try to find a gun near you if you buy it online and it has $100 dollars of shipping its NOT worth it! Lastly look for online deals like free bbs, pistols or even 2 for ones with certain purchases. you never know what youll find.

Step 5: BBs!

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If you buy your gun online dont buy your bbs online!!! you can get cheap bbs instantly at a store without shipping fees! Also different guns take different bbs so choose wisely.

-for sniper rifles i recomend a minimum of .20 gram bbs but optimally .25 or greater
-for low grade assault rifles i recomend .12 but for good guns i recomend .20 gram
- for rifles .20 or .25
for shotguns tht are cheap .12 but for good guns .12 or for better accuracy .20 gram

Lastly beware cheap marked bbs with seams will not perform and may jam your gun.
Also dont pick up bbs of the ground they will break your gun.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Airsofting!

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Now youve hopefully chosen a good gun and quality bbs for your stle of play i hope my guide helped remember to have a clean organized spot for your airsoft gun and clean it regularly.

so go out play hard play safe(not!) and have fun... o ya and whoop your opponents @$$!


Robo Redneck (author)2012-10-05

what kind of ammo should i buy for my pistol or would it matter?

Robo Redneck (author)2012-10-05

what's the deal with the picture of a pistol taken apart

BoogieWipes (author)2011-10-29 do you think this is a good gun?

tzfjudah (author)BoogieWipes2012-04-06

When a non-sniper claims to be over 400 FPS, that's usually an indicator that it's junk. I'd recommend this:

Aron313 (author)2012-03-03

Heres mine!

Football viking boy (author)2011-09-18

the free stuff always breaks and the bbs are always crap

true but this is designed for new players so a cheAP PISTOL IS WORTH LOOKING FOR

you can get some cheap pistols for one dollar online and the bb's 2$

airsoft_assassin (author)2011-08-04

the top gun is amazing i have it and luv it its called the kalashnikov ak47 tactical folding stock

thing 2 (author)airsoft_assassin2011-09-29

Are you talking about the intro pic?

airsoft_assassin (author)2011-08-04

whats wrong with 460+ guns ie. snipers heavy gunners the =n you dont have to use the honor system

commanderzhao (author)2011-04-04

I saw the intro gun in a store in my town!!!!!

dergon (author)2011-02-05

FPS isnt everything.

tobydog789 (author)dergon2011-02-16

I highly disagree!!!

dergon (author)tobydog7892011-03-29

oh lawdy

BunnyLover (author)dergon2011-02-10

Wait, what?

KNEXFRANTIC (author)2011-02-28

well i got my sniper riffle for £80 and it with all the acesiors eg skrim net scope and bipod it cost me 100 max and that shot a hole through my shed

sAmdud3 (author)2011-02-25

Thas my baby up there at the top...ive spent $140 on stuff for it

spark2FLAME (author)2011-01-11

While the Walmart/Sporting Goods Store BB's are way cheaper and can come with a ton of BB's, the quality of those BB's are not the best and may jam you $150+ AEG. Yes, you don't need to buy $30 Matrix Seamless BB's for a lower end spring pistol or shotgun, but if you plan on getting the maximum performance out of you sniper or AEG, try and buy the higher quality BB's off of websites such as Airsoft GI and Evike.

tobydog789 (author)spark2FLAME2011-01-11

Yes but dont buy online with shipping its not worth it buy at a sporting goods store or an airsoft fields proshop not at walmart!

spark2FLAME (author)tobydog7892011-01-13

I can most definitely agree with you on buying BB's at fields. It's too bad that my field is 2 hours away. Surprisingly, I have never paid for shipping when it comes to airsoft. I always make sure to buy enough BB's to last me until I need to make another airsoft purchase which usually ends up being over $100 so I get free shipping.

tobydog789 (author)2011-01-09

Thanks this was my first instructable!

Dr. Pepper (author)2011-01-08

cool! i subscribed!

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