BB guns are, quite simply, the most fun you’ll ever have with a gun that fires projectiles. BBs are just small metal balls that are propelled by air. They’re light, they’re cheap, and they’re easy to shoot. Even though there’s no need for gun licenses of any kind in order to buy one of these firearms, this guide is being written so you can be smart about your purchase!
To begin, let’s discuss what you should look for in a BB gun. There are three things to keep in mind when buying one.
The first is accuracy. You don’t want to be wasting your time shooting at moving targets if you think you’re going to miss every time!
The second is power. Some BB guns just don’t pack enough “oomph” and the BB drops before it even reaches its target.
Finally, price. Even though we say you should never skimp on quality when it comes to guns and safety, there’s no need to pay over $50 unless this is your first air rifle and you feel like learning how to use it could be dangerous (paintball players beware). It would probably be best to stay away from the $20 guns. They’re cheaply made, and you’ll end up replacing them in very little time.
Types of BB pistols
There are three types of BB pistols: spring-powered, gas-powered, and electric-powered. Spring-powered guns are the cheapest, and they’re also the weakest. If you’re just starting out, we recommend going with a spring-powered gun. Gas-powered guns are more expensive than spring-powered guns, but they shoot further and are more powerful. Electric-powered guns are the most expensive, but they’re also the most powerful. They work by using batteries to charge up the chamber, which then fires the BB.
Quality vs. Type
It’s probably understandable that you want the best BB gun you can get for your money. However, just because a gun is more expensive doesn’t mean it’s better. In fact, some of the cheapest BB guns are also of the best quality! It all depends on what you’re looking for.
Let’s list some of our favorite cheap bb guns!
1. Evike ASP 716
The Evike.com custom shop brings you the all-new ASP 716, a 1/3 scale replica pistol with an integrated strobing flashlight! The gun is constructed from durable ABS plastic and sports authentic markings just like its real steel counterpart. The included flashlight mounts to the lower rail on the frame, while the magazine houses up to 20 rounds of 6mm BBs for rapid-fire action! The gun features a full metal gearbox and high torque motor for high-performance operation and top-notch reliability
2. Evike – ASP Long Slide
The Evike.com custom shop is proud to present the first truly unique and customized Airsoft gun on the market, the Evike Custom Long Slide 1911. This awesome pistol is manufactured with great care by a leading manufacturer of high-quality Airsoft guns. The Evike Custom Long Slide 1911 features a long slide design with an integrated rail system, ergonomic grip, and thumb safety, as well as a single shot spring action. The long slide allows for better accuracy when shooting at longer distances due to the extended barrel length that gives it more velocity than most pistols in its category.
3. m777 spring airsoft pistol
The m777 spring airsoft pistol is a replica of the M9 Beretta Model. This BB gun fires at 130 feet per second and has a 9-round magazine capacity. The Velocity Airsoft m777 is made out of sturdy ABS plastic material. For such a small gun the velocity is impressive and it’s a real little kicker. Reall fun design and a solid piece of equipment even though it’s mostly plastic.
4. Double Eagle P169 Spring Powered Airsoft Pistol
The Double Eagle P169 is a spring powered airsoft gun that fires BBs at 220 feet per second. It has a 15-shot magazine and comes with a front and rear sight. It’s 9 inches long, 6 inches high, and weighs 2 pounds. Another small but powerful addition. Don’t let the small size fool you. It’s a beast when it comes to power.
5. g.1 airsoft
g.1 airsoft 6mm pistol is a great choice for your next airsoft gun. It’s a spring-powered pistol that fires 6mm BBs and features an orange barrel tip as required by law, so you can’t mistake it for a real firearm. This 5 1/2″ long, 3 3/4″ tall plastic BB gun has a safety on the slide and comes with one magazine that holds 24 rounds. The g.1 is designed to look like the Beretta 92FS semi-automatic handgun made of full plastic.
Which type of BB gun you buy is ultimately up to you. We recommend trying out all three types at a shooting range before making your final decision. That way, you’ll know which type feels best in your hand and which type gives you the best accuracy and power.
If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your BB gun, there’s one more thing we recommend checking on any gun before buying it. That is the gun’s efficiency. Efficiency is simply how many shots you can get from a single fill of air.
Almost all gas-powered and electric-powered guns have good efficiency, as they require fewer shots per fill than spring-powered guns do (when compared to the same type). This doesn’t mean that spring pistols are inefficient; some can shoot around 100 or 150 rounds per fill! However, if you’re not going to be shooting a lot or want a better bang for your buck in terms of power and accuracy, go with a gas or electric-powered gun.
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