Best Cheap Airsoft Guns – Review of The Best Budget Airsoft Guns 2020

I love the sport of Airsoft! And judging by the fact that you’re here, I’m assuming you’re a fan too. My friends and I get a kick out of the competitive nature of the sport and try to play it as often as possible. Out of all the gadgets and equipment used in this sport, guns are the most important. As a matter of fact, showing up with an inadequate weapon is the surest way to lose.

However, just because you want to dominate and take out as many players as possible in order to win it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. This was an issue for me at first because I wanted to get the best guns out there but didn’t seem to have big bucks to shell out. So, I set out on a quest to find the best cheap airsoft guns in the market. And since you’re here I know that’s what your quest is also about.

Well, I’ve done most of the hard work. I’ve found some of the best affordable airsoft guns in the market and grouped them into categories for you so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Don’t forget that we have also reviewed the best airsoft brands.

Yes I know, not all heroes wear capes. *wink*

BEST CHEAP AIRSOFT PISTOL

Umarex Glock 19X GBB Blowback 6mm BB Pistol Airsoft Gun, Glock 19X Airsoft Gun

Umarex Glock 19x GBB - Best cheap airsoft pistol

The GLOCK G19X GBB 6mm Airsoft Pistol was fashioned with a high caliber, lightweight polymer frame that also possesses the same efficiency, handling, and function as the original GLOCK 19X. This GLOCK airsoft pistol comes equipped with gas-powered blowback action and a metal slide, which ensures that it gives a realistic shooting experience. Some other features include:

  • Rugged injection-molded polymer frame and delicate with tough aluminum alloy slide; Fully licensed by GLOCK with complete roll marks on the slide and logos molded to the frame
  • Maintains the same handling, efficiency, and function as the original; Powered by economical airsoft green gas (green gas NOT included)
  • Has original GLOCK sights, authentic blowback action, and also a  GLOCK Gen4 style frame with finger grooves removed
  • Fires 6mm plastic airsoft BBs at forces up to 300 fps
  • Serves awesomely  in target shooting, airsoft play, and as a training tool

What I like:

This GLOCK 19X airsoft pistol is worth every cent! I can’t be the only one who isn’t a fan of blowing money needlessly, especially on fun activities but, this is wonderfully contrasted. It features a dual spring guide for an exceptionally rapid shot. The trigger is harder to pull but has a short travel. You will be able to pull off double taps which would be otherwise almost impossible on a stock Pistol.

What I don’t like:

Albeit being a fantastic pistol, this gun needs some more weight added on it which would help with better aiming.

Evike WE-Tech Desert Eagle .50 AE Full Metal Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol by Cybergun

Evike WE tech- best cheap airsoft pistol

Okay, come on let’s face it, in these present times, disregarding popular belief, we know size matters; in fact, its importance cannot be overstated. When you feel that your average airsoft pistols just aren’t giving you the ultimate satisfaction and you hunger for a powerful, big, solid beast of a barrel then the Desert Eagle is exactly the type of weapon you have been searching for. If you’re not too concerned about stealth and treat it as more of an afterthought, then verily I say unto you, this beast would be your right swipe on sidearm tinder

Created sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s, Israel Military Industries (IMI) and Magnum Research made a decision to voyage into the magnum sidearm market where revolver style weapons had the most domination. What distinguishes the Desert Eagle and sets it apart from the other magnum sidearms is the fact that it is a semi-auto gas-operated pistol that seems to operate more like a rifle than a pistol. The rifle style gas system enables the use of high power or high-pressure cartridges that conventional semi-automatic pistol designs cannot handle at all. The magnum is easily one of the most iconic and most identifiable semi-automatic side arms of all time, this handgun has made appearances in a number of TV shows, movies, and video games. It simply is one of the most menacing pieces of weaponry one can use as their sidearm.

Features:

  • Dimensions: 260mm x 150mm
  • Magazine: 21 rounds. Designed for use with WE-Tech Desert Eagle magazines
  • Gas Type: Green Gas, Red Gas, Propane
  • Firing Mode: Semi-Automatic, Safety
  • System: Gas Blowback
  • Hopup: Yes, Adjustable
  • Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, and Manual
  • Manufacturer: Desert Eagle / Cybergun (OEM: by WE-TECH)

Other features of the Evike WE-Tech Desert Eagle .50 AE Full Metal Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol by Cybergun include;

  • Full metal frame and slide mirrors the feel and weight of Magnum Researches iconic hand cannon
  • Fully licensed markings and trademarks provide a level of high-quality detail scarcely found on other replica weapons.
  • Realistic blowback action gives you an impressive display of performance and a healthy kick too.
  • Injection-molded polymer grip panels with Desert Eagle markings
  • The magazine release and functioning safety
  • Realistic field stripping
  • 21 round magazine
  • FPS: 368 – 368 (w/ 6mm Airsoft BBs)

The handgun on its own has just the right weight and feels awesome when you take a shot. The quality of the parts too are wonderful. This is just all-around a fantastic weapon to have.

BEST CHEAP AIRSOFT SNIPER RIFLES

Evike PDI Custom S&T USMC M40A5 Bolt Action Airsoft Sniper Rifle w/PDI Internals

Evide PDI M40A5 - Best cheap airsoft sniper rifle

This beautiful beast is the result of a partnership between PDI Japan and S&T with an objective to develop an airsoft rifle with an unmatchable performance and value. Designed completely by the top engineers and designers from PDI Japan, the S&T M40A5 is fitted out with stainless steel internal parts which include a steel sear that can withstand high power upgrades and true stainless steel cylinder.

The M40 is a well-known rifle, US marine snipers have been dedicated users of this weapon. It was being used initially as an improved upon military type-classified version of the M700 bolt action rifle. As the years progressed the M40 has been through a great number of upgrades and changes to modify its reliability, durability, as well as decrease its weight overall. Coming into commission in the early part of the 21st century, the M40A3 along with its lightened fiberglass stock has certified itself to be an incredibly accurate, powerful, and reliable rifle.

The S&T M40A3 is a traditional replica of the USMC M40A3 with an internal designed to command fear in the Airsoft battlefield. Also, in addition, the S&T M40A3 is rigged out of the box with a 90-degree steel trigger sear and a PDI type internal system. With some monetary added value of upgraded internal parts already fitted in, this rifle has the capability of functioning at a much higher FPS with just the change of spring.

Features:

  • Length: 1130mm
  • Inner Barrel: 455mm
  • Weight: 3234g
  • Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: 410~430 (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
  • Fire Modes: Single shot, safety
  • System: PDI type High Power Spring System / VSR-10 compatible
  • Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Manual
  • Hopup: Yes, Adjustable
  • Manufacturer: 6MM ProShop (USA Distribution) S&T (OEM)

Other features include:

  • High power stainless steel cylinder withstands the use of high power upgrades. Designed by PDI Engineering in Japan
  • Textured stock for improved grip
  • High-quality nylon fiber reinforced polymer stock
  • New PDI type spring powered sniper rifle system (Compatible with Angel Custom VSR-10 springs and spring guides)
  • Smooth, high power spring action shoots up to 430+ FPS
  • PDI type steel trigger sear pre-installed
  • Metal aluminum assembly
  • 20mm top rail and forward 20mm accessory mount is ideal for mounting optics, aim assistance devices, and PEQ boxes
  • FPS: 410 – 430
  • Scope and Bipod not included
  • [Style]: M40A5 / OD Green / 430 FPS

Evike – CYMA VSR-10 Bolt Action Airsoft Sniper Rifle (400~450 FPS) (Wood/Polymer Option)

Evike - CYMA VSR-10 Bolt Action - best cheap airsoft sniper rifle

The VSR-10 bolt action series built by CYMA comes across with the external appearance of a high end finished VSR-10 sniper rifle, with an easy to upgrade Tokyo Marui / JG / HFC compatible internal parts, good magazine compatibility, and availability. Although the bipod is sold separately, it is bipod ready. And scope ready too once you get the rack.

The VSR-10 has a trigger box and heavy-duty metal bolt assembly. When you purchase this it also comes with a  55 round hi-cap magazine. You can choose to get another magazine as you please, just for the fun of it and to increase your chances of obliterating your opponents. 

It also has a functional safety.  This sniper rifle has a realistic spring powered bolt-action which takes out the need for batteries or gas. It also has an adjustable hop-up and is BAR-10 compatible.

The VSR – 10 comes equipped with a full-size M700 type rifle stock

This beast also has a precision aluminum barrel to enhance your consistency and accuracy. Which means you can hit anything you mean to with even the .20 BBs.

This sniper rifle was designed to be weather-resistant, so it’s compatible in any climate!

Features

  • Length: 115cm
  • Weight: 2440g
  • Muzzle Velocity: 400-450 FPS w/ 0.20g
  • Fire Modes: Bolt-Action
  • Hop-up: Adjustable
  • Magazine Capacity: 55 Rounds (6mm Airsoft BBs) One included.
  • BB: 6mm Airsoft bb. Matrix / Evike 0.25g or heavier, or compatible brand high-grade bbs recommended for optimized performance.
  • Package Includes: Sniper Rifle, 55 round magazine
  • Manufacturer: CYMA

BEST CHEAP AIRSOFT ASSAULT RIFLES

Double eagle full auto electric metal AEG AK-47 rifle fps-350 airsoft gun

double eagle full auto electric metal aeg ak-47 rifle fps-350 airsoft gun(Airsoft Gun) -best cheap airsoft assault rifles

This weapon is a FULLY AUTOMATIC AEG equipped with a full metal barrel and reinforced internals. This assault rifle is totally a  TOKYO MARUI OEM REPLICA AK47 AEG Rifle rigged with adjustable sights, metallic body, full and semi-automatic firing functions,  fully alterable hop-up,. It is an EXACT replica of the Marui AK47; EVERY SINGLE PIECE is essentially alike! Arrives BRAND NEW in the box with charger, battery, bbs, instructions, and a 500-round high caliber AK47 magazine.

Features:

  • Metal Barrel and Metal Body
  • Metallic upper receiver/body, ABS Composite lower receiver
  • Adjustable hop-up, Semi-auto or Full-auto
  • Reinforced internals
  • 300-330 FPS for 0.2G BB, 415 FPS for 0.12G BB.

What I like

This is a very well designed, superbly constructed,  and decent performing product for the price.

What I don’t like

My only problem is that the stock was designed as a folding stock and not a full stock but I’m sure I’ll get over it.

Lancer Tactical LT-25 Gen 2 M4 AEG Airsoft Rifle

Lancer Tactical Gen 2 SPR Interceptor LT-25 AEG Electric Aerosoft Gun

The Lancer Tactical LT-25 Gen 2 M4 AEG Airsoft Rifle, in my opinion, is one of the best airsoft rifles by a land mile, this thing is a beast! And the fact that it costs under 200 makes it a total bargain for a factory gun with no modifications.

This weapon is an electric automatic airsoft rifle. It is equipped with stock, polymer receivers, handguard or metal outer barrel. This gun fires at full-automatic and semi-automatic modes and is also fitted with functional safety.

The Gen 2 version of this airsoft rifle is know fitted with a modified handguard and also with a  detachable handguard extension.

It also has an enhanced flip-up front and rear iron sights with quick deploy release. Designed with lightweight polymer receivers and handguard, this helps decrease player fatigue.

The high-quality full metal Version 2 gearbox gives freedom for the AEG to shoot up to 390 FPS with 0.20g BBs.

Other features include;

  • Gearbox: Full Metal Version 2
  • Magazine: 300rd High Capacity
  • Battery: 9.6V 1600 mAh Nunchuck (included)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 370 – 390 FPS / 330 – 350 FPS (w/ 0.20g BBs) [High / Low Version]
  • Hop-Up: Adjustable
  • Weight: 4.3 lbs
  • Inner Barrel: 6.03 mm diameter (Tightbore)
  • Overall Length: 32.25” in / 35.5” in. (Retracted / Extended)

What I like

I always wanted to be a sniper in airsoft but now I am navigating and going towards the tactical assault. This gun serves that purpose to the fullest is one of the best to consider for that reason.

BEST CHEAP AIRSOFT SHOTGUNS

Evike – CYMA Full Metal M870 3-Round Burst Multi-Shot Shell Loading Airsoft Shotgun w/Stock and Barrel Options

Evike - CYMA Full Metal M870 -Best cheap airsoft shotgun

For a long time, CYMA has been a dominating force in producing reliable, affordable and effective Airsoft AEGs, and now with the launch of their line of 870 shotguns, it is evident that CYMA is branching out and expanding. The original 870 shotgun is one of the most recognizable and most marketable shotguns ever produced. It has served diligently in civilian, military and law enforcement hands for more than 50 years and counting. Credit to its powerful build, reliability and general ease of use, there are no less than ten million 870 shotguns scattered all over the world.

CYMA embarked on a goal to encapsulate this great rifle in the form of an equally dependable and reliable Airsoft version. There are zero attempts at trying to invent another system here, the CYMA M870 series utilizes the tried and tested tri-shot design but with more robust and more durable internals and the fine outer appearance that CYMA is known for. Players of the Airsoft sport have been thirsting for it and CYMA has come through, a tri-shot 870 Airsoft shotgun that won’t run your account dry.

Other features include:

  • Metal receiver
  • Metal barrel assembly
  • Removable 30rd shotshell
  • Metal top folding stock
  • Tri-shot system; fires 3 BBs with one pull of the trigger
  • Front sling loop with rear sling stud
  • Magazine Capacity: 30rds per Shell
  • Muzzle Velocity: 280~306 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
  • Fire Modes: 3-Round Burst, Safety
  • System: High Power Spring
  • Functional safety
  • Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, 1x Shell
  • Hopup: Yes, Non-Adjustable
  • Manufacturer: CYMA

Evike – CYMA Full Metal M3 3-Round Burst Multi-Shot Shell Loading Airsoft Shotgun

Evike - CYMA Full Metal M3 3- Best cheap airsoft shotgun

With the dominance, CYMA had exhibited in the field of producing effective, affordable and reliable Airsoft AEGs, the launch of their M3 shotgun signaled that CYMA had begun branching out to other weapons. It made it a priority to capture this iconic weapon in the form of an equally easy to use and trustworthy Airsoft version. The designers didn’t even have tweak anything here, the CYMA M3 series uses the tested and trusted tri-shot design but with more durable and stronger internals and the beautiful body design that gives CYMA its well-renowned reputation. Airsofters had a thirst, and CYMA came through and quenched it, a tri-shot M3 Airsoft shotgun that you can afford easily without hurting your pockets.

This M3 replica has a fantastic tri-shot system, it fires 3 BBs with one pull of the trigger. It is also fitted with a full metal receiver, a metal barrel assembly and a polymer fixed stock.

Other features include:

  • Removable 30rd shotshell
  • Rubberized buttstock
  • Pistol grip
  • Front sling loop w/ rear sling stud
  • Functional safety
  • Length: 1041mm
  • Weight: 5.5lbs
  • Magazine Capacity: 30rds per Shell
  • Muzzle Velocity: 280~306 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
  • Fire Modes: 3-Round Burst, Safety
  • System: High Power Spring
  • Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, 1x Shell
  • Hopup: Yes, Non-Adjustable
  • Manufacturer: CYMA

What I like

  • Fun
  • Pump action
  • Feels realistic
  • Sounds good
  • Heavy

What I don’t like

  • Shells do not eject on their own
  • The barrel comes apart from the receiver
  • The sights come off

BEST CHEAP AIRSOFT GUNS BY BUDGET

Now that you’ve seen some of the best cheap airsoft guns by category on the market, I’m going to help you narrow down your selection, depending on how much you intend to splurge. This would help make your search a much less daunting prospect.

UNDER 300

First of, if you have below $300 and are looking to purchase a beast that will leave all your opponents sorry, come closer, I have something you might find interesting for only $153.00 you can get the Lancer Tactical LT-25 Gen 2 M4 AEG Airsoft Rifle

best lancer tactical under 300

The Lancer Tactical LT-25 Gen 2 M4 AEG Airsoft Rifle, in my opinion, is one of the best airsoft rifles by a land mile, this thing is a beast! And the fact that it costs under 200 makes it a total bargain for a factory gun with no modifications.

This weapon is an electric automatic airsoft rifle. It is equipped with stock, polymer receivers, handguard or metal outer barrel. This gun fires at full-automatic and semi-automatic modes and is also fitted with functional safety.

The Gen 2 version of this airsoft rifle is know fitted with a modified handguard and also with a  detachable handguard extension.

It also has an enhanced flip-up front and rear iron sights with quick deploy release. Designed with lightweight polymer receivers and handguard, this helps decrease player fatigue.

The high-quality full metal Version 2 gearbox gives freedom for the AEG to shoot up to 390 FPS with 0.20g BBs.

Other features include;

  • Gearbox: Full Metal Version 2
  • Magazine: 300rd High Capacity
  • Battery: 9.6V 1600 mAh Nunchuck (included)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 370 – 390 FPS / 330 – 350 FPS (w/ 0.20g BBs) [High / Low Version]
  • Hop-Up: Adjustable
  • Weight: 4.3 lbs
  • Inner Barrel: 6.03 mm diameter (Tight bore)
  • Overall Length: 32.25” in / 35.5” in. (Retracted / Extended)

What I like

 I always wanted to be a sniper in airsoft but now I am navigating and going towards the tactical assault. This gun serves that purpose to the fullest is one of the best to consider for that reason.

UNDER 200

If you’re not looking to go over $200 but you’re looking for a wonderful weapon to dominate at Airsofting, I would suggest the $119.00 worth Evike – CYMA VSR-10 Bolt Action Airsoft Sniper Rifle (400~450 FPS) (Wood/Polymer Option)

best cheap airsoft guns gun under 200

The VSR-10 bolt action series built by CYMA comes across with the external appearance of a high end finished VSR-10 sniper rifle, with an easy to upgrade Tokyo Marui / JG / HFC compatible internal parts, good magazine compatibility, and availability. Although the bipod is sold separately, it is bipod ready. And scope ready too once you get the rack.

The VSR-10 has a trigger box and heavy-duty metal bolt assembly. When you purchase this it also comes with a  55 round hi-cap magazine. You can choose to get another magazine as you please, just for the fun of it and to increase your chances of obliterating your opponents. 

It also has a functional safety.  This sniper rifle has a realistic spring powered bolt-action which takes out the need for batteries or gas. It also has an adjustable hop-up and is BAR-10 compatible.

The VSR – 10 comes equipped with a full-size M700 type rifle stock but you would have to purchase the bipod separately.

This beast also has a precision aluminum barrel to enhance your consistency and accuracy. Which means you can hit anything you mean to with even the .20 BBs.

This sniper rifle was designed to be weather-resistant, so it’s compatible in any climate!

  • Length: 115cm
  • Weight: 2440g
  • Muzzle Velocity: 400-450 FPS w/ 0.20g
  • Fire Modes: Bolt-Action
  • Hop-up: Adjustable
  • Magazine Capacity: 55 Rounds (6mm Airsoft BBs) One included.
  • BB: 6mm Airsoft bb. Matrix / Evike 0.25g or heavier, or compatible brand high-grade bbs recommended for optimized performance.
  • Package Includes: Sniper Rifle, 55 round magazine
  • Manufacturer: CYMA

UNDER 100

You only have $100 but you want to kickass at war? Okay, I got you, trust me. Check this out, for $64.99 you can get the Evike – CYMA Full Metal M3 3-Round Burst Multi-Shot Shell Loading Airsoft Shotgun

best cheap airsoft guns under 100
best cheap airsoft guns

With the dominance, CYMA had exhibited in the field of producing effective, affordable and reliable Airsoft AEGs, the launch of their M3 shotgun signaled that CYMA had begun branching out to other weapons. It made it a priority to capture this iconic weapon in the form of an equally easy to use and trustworthy Airsoft version. The designers didn’t even have tweak anything here, the CYMA M3 series uses the tested and trusted tri-shot design but with more durable and stronger internals and the beautiful body design that gives CYMA its well-renowned reputation. Airsofters had a thirst, and CYMA came through and quenched it, a tri-shot M3 Airsoft shotgun that you can afford easily without hurting your pockets.

This M3 replica has a fantastic tri-shot system, it fires 3 BBs with one pull of the trigger. It is also fitted with a full metal receiver, a metal barrel assembly and a polymer fixed stock.

Other features include:

  • Removable 30rd shotshell
    • Rubberized buttstock
    • Pistol grip
    • Front sling loop w/ rear sling stud
    • Functional safety
    • Length: 1041mm
    • Weight: 5.5lbs
    • Magazine Capacity: 30rds per Shell
    • Muzzle Velocity: 280~306 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
    • Fire Modes: 3-Round Burst, Safety
    • System: High Power Spring
    • Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, 1x Shell
    • Hop up: Yes, Non-Adjustable
    • Manufacturer: CYMA

What I like

  • Fun
  • Pump action
  • Feels realistic
  • Sounds good
  • Heavy

What I don’t like

  • Shells do not eject on their own
  • The barrel comes apart from the receiver
  • The sights come off

UNDER 50

Right here we are taking a look at the best option for a gun that is under $50. What? Do you think you can’t get anything good for that low a price? Think again.

I present to you the $49.95 CyberGun COLT 1911 Non-Blowback Metal CO2 Gas Airsoft Pistol Gun with Rail 6mm Stainless Steel

best cheap airsoft guns under 50

This pistol by Cybergun is from the sporting series and it features officially licensed Colt trademarks. It comes with a barrel and a full metal slide, this sidearm has a true weight identical to the real steel. The weapon features the BAX hop-up system for enhanced accuracy. A Weaver rail allows for the tactical layout of your choice.

This gun also features a lower rail for laser or flashlight attachments. It includes CO2 Non-Blowback action and a magazine capacity of 16rounds.

Shoots at 330 fps and fires at a  semi-automatic mode with functional safety too.

Note: it doesn’t come along with the CO2, that has to be purchased separately. And it fires only plastic bbs.

CONCLUSION

I really do hope that you have learned about the best cheap airsoft guns, and I assume that it’d help you make a good choice for your next weapon. I know that delirious feeling you get from winning, the adrenaline. So I hope one of these will give you that and more. May the odds forever be in your favor. And remember to play safe.