Thursday, January 24, 2013 Shares the Top 10 New Airsoft Guns for 2013

With the start of 2013, has stocked up on great new Airsoft guns. From Airsoft pistols, AEGs, ammo, gear and more, is your one-stop shop for all things Airsoft. Check out’s Top 10 picks for the new year!

This pistol is semi-automatic and features a revolutionary NS2 gas delivery system that allows for more efficient use of gas and high-powered shots. The reinforced polymer frame makes it extremely durable.

Equipped with 9mm steel ball bearing bushings, removable rear metal CQB sight and a flip-up front site, this AEG ensures your shorts are accurate. It allows for customized add-ons with a free floating Picatinny RAS, and is compact for easy use. It is semi- and fully- automatic, with an adjustable hop-up and 6-position collapsible stock. It also comes with a FREE Diamond Tactical Premium Grade Sling.

The SR10 features the same specs at the M4 SR7, but in a full-size rifle, providing extra barrel length for increased accuracy. This SR10 is also approved for use in Canada.

This hyper-AEG rifle is well-built, high-performance and extremely durable being constructed from a solid nylon-polymer composite. It features a Hybrid with Rail Interface System to allow lots of room to attach accessories, creating a blend of an M4 with R36 body. The 614 style crane stock with 5 retractable positions, rubber butt pad and cheek weld allow for great comfort while aiming. It is semi- and full-automatic.

This is one of the fastest shooting airsoft sniper rifles for its price. The full-metal fluted outer barrel and precision inner barrel greatly enhance accuracy. It also features excellent ergonomics with an adjustable cheek pad, and a contoured pistol grip. The MB11A is more durable and stable than traditional snipers, fires at great range, has an adjustable hop-up and is comparable to rifles twice its price.

This APS SR-2 is very popular thanks to its impressive performance and reasonable price. It has a high-powered spring for hard shooting and speed, a long optics rail, and a retractable stock with more ergonomic fit. The added side rail allows you to attach a cheek riser, and also has a rubber butt pad for comfort. The M4 carbine style pistol grip and lightweight design allow for easy handling.

The MB4401B is a spring-powered MK96 sniper rifle  with full metal receiver and outer barrel and is one of the best on the market. The new models feature metal magazines instead of the traditional plastic, and have a solid polymer stock with front and rear sling mounts for a great realistic look. Also features a hop-up adjustment that allows you to make adjustments without tools. Enhanced comfort is provided by the rubber butt and cheek pads, as well as the thumbhole grip. Also comes with a full-metal adjustable bipod mount. It fires long-range, hard hits with great accuracy provided by the full metal receiver, and outer and inner barrels.

The KRISS Vector SMG Airsoft Blowback is one of the most realistic and most sought after guns on the airsoft market. It is rugged and durable, constructed from fibre-reinforced polymer. Accuracy is ensured with front and rear flip-up iron sites for both long- and short-distance shooting, and a detachable vertical rail-mounted grip for secure handling. The KRISS Vector SMG is equipped with KWA’s Force Velocity System, which maximizes velocity and accuracy while making efficient use of gas. This is unique from other gas blowback machine guns with its closed bolt design and delayed blowback bolt for recoil away from your shoulder, and it’s two-round burst firing mode for double tap shooting.

This rifle is ideal for outdoor shooting with its CQB capabilities and full metal Version 2 gearbox, which allow it to fire at 370 and 380 feet per second.  It has a precision inner barrel in conjunction with a full metal outer barrel with great durability thanks to the full polymer body that is also lightweight. The SCAR-L can be customized with its 36-inch long rail, and included rear and front flip-up iron sites, and foldable stock that can be retracted depending on the combat situation. A key enhancement to this rifle is its ambidextrous features.

This rifle is perfect for CQB and medium-range combat. It has adjustable rear and front iron sights and CQB and long-range apertures.  The removable metal carrying handle reveals a top optics rail for customized accessories. It’s full polymer body features realistic charging handle and bolt release, metal sling mounts and retractable stock. The M4A1 is ready to use right out of the box, including charger, battery and airsoft bbs, offering an exceptional value at a great price.

Visit to browse the Top 10 New Airsoft Guns for 2013, along with other great airsoft pistols, rifles, gear and ammo.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Give the Gift of Airsoft with’s Holiday Center 2012

The Holiday season is in full swing, and has launched its Holiday Center 2012 as a one-stop shop for all your holiday Airsoft needs.

For first time Airsoft shoppers, the Holiday Center takes the guesswork out of shopping for Airsoft gifts, as the Center features a series of gift guides outlining Early Bird Specials, Holiday Gift Bundles, Stocking Stuffers, Canada-Approved Guns, and gift recommendations catering to every type of Airsoft enthusiast.
Also in the Holiday Center is the HolidayBuying Guide, with in-depth information on the types of Airsoft guns offered at, and outlining specifications on how to choose the best one for each person on your Christmas list. also offers helpful tips and tricks for preparing Airsoft guns, gear and ammunition for gifting.

All holiday purchases made from November 6 to December 24, 2012 are backed by’s unprecedented 100-Warranty and Lightning Fast Processing Time, with orders being shipped out up to 8 days sooner than other Airsoft retailers. aims to provide the highest quality products and customer service to ensure gift givers and recipients have a safe, happy and stress-free holiday season. To learn more about the Holiday Center, and to shop for great Airsoft gifts, visit

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Airsoft Megastore is offering FREE gifts with purchase – with a choice!

Throughout the month of October, all Airsoft Megastore purchases over $40 qualify for a FREE gift with purchase. The more you spend, the better the gift!

Diamond Tactical Ghost Balaclava
Purchases over $40 and up to $79 qualify to receive a Diamond Tactical “Ghost” Face Mask – a $20 value for FREE! All you need to do is enter coupon code ‘FREEGHOST’ at checkout. This breathable tactical face mask provides light protection with a fun spin. The daunting skull face is sure to make a menacing statement on the Airsoft field, and can complement any full-coverage tactical helmet.

260 FPS CYMA M1911 Airsoft Pistol

If you’re a big spender, all purchases over $80 are eligible to receive a FREE M1911 Pistol with coupon code ‘FREECYMA’ at checkout. Valued at $30, this spring airsoft pistol is a replica of the famous WW@ M1911 sidearm, and is perfect for short-range shooting. It’s full metal, zinc alloy body makes this gun more durable than similar plastic models. Its easy-load system also makes it a great backup firearm to have on the field! Shop now to get yours!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Choose Your Mission: Your Airsoft Role

While many people who play Airsoft like to fly solo, it is far more rewarding, challenging and exciting to play on a team. Like any team, an Airsoft unit has to work together to achieve maximum effectiveness. There are four possible roles you can play in a typical Airsoft unit: CQC/CQB, Field/Woodland, Gunner and Sniper. In today’s post, we’ll explore each of these roles, what they involve and the equipment they require so you can choose your mission and get started right away.

Close Quarters Combat (CQC) involves engaging the enemy and maneuvering within an enclosed space, usually an indoors arena. There is an intensity to CQC games that does not exist in any other type of Airsoft combat: distances are shorter, reactions are faster, and movements are more calculated. CQC equipment is centered on one aspect: mobility. Lightweight weapons are preferable here, as they will need to be brought up and utilized at very short distances. The compact weapons used in CQC are characterized both by a very high rate of fire and a short barrel, often with a lower FPS rating to avoid injury due to the short ranges involved. A common variant of CQC is handgun-only, where a gas blowback pistol is the usually the weapon of choice.

Woodland or open-field Airsoft play is very similar to CQC, but it usually tends to be slower-paced and less intense. There is a slightly different skill set needed for woodland operations, as the soldier must be proficient at camouflage, movement to and from cover, and identifying and engaging targets at distance. The main difference lies in the weapons involved. Because the distances at which targets are engaged are greater than in CQC, the weapon must be high-powered enough and accurate enough to make the shot. A soldier who plays in outdoor or open arenas usually will employ a high-powered AEG battle rifle or assault carbine.

The basic role of a gunner is support - gunners supply suppressing firepower for their team so that they can make advances with minimal casualties. Gunners move and act in unison with the rest of their unit until enemy contact. Upon engagement, the gunner sets up his weapon and suppresses the enemy with bursts of 7-10 seconds (as opposed to the infantryman’s 3-second burst). Simply holding down the trigger not only wastes ammunition but can overheat the weapon. In addition, the gunner can keep his weapon on target better with a shorter burst. A gunner’s weapon of choice must be high-powered, have a very large magazine (usually box-shaped) and be able to sustain an extremely high rate of fire. Gunners usually employ a machine gun AEG Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW).

The role of sniper is perhaps one of the most coveted and most misunderstood roles on the battlefield. A sniper is an excellent marksman, has almost unlimited patience, is a camouflage and concealed movement virtuoso, is usually a bit of a “lone wolf” and, above all, is silent. These skills take a great deal of time and effort to perfect, and being a sniper is not for everyone. A sniper’s equipment includes proper camouflage, a sniper rifle and a sidearm. Proper camouflage for a sniper goes far above and beyond simply donning a ghillie suit. US Army Field Manual 23-10, Sniper Training, has a section dedicated to camouflage – it is a must-read for anyone who wishes to become an Airsoft sniper. A sniper’s weapon must have an extremely high FPS rating and a long barrel for precision. To maximize the effectiveness of the rifle, snipers will usually add scopes and bipods to their weapon. Finally, a sidearm is a necessity for a sniper. This is used for self-defense if an enemy contingent happens upon the sniper’s position and he is unable to engage it with his normal weapon.

Now that you are familiar with the different roles and positions within a typical Airsoft squad, choose your mission, get out there and start practicing your new Airsoft role!

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the President and COO of Airsoft Megastore, an online airsoft retailer offering electric and gas powered airsoft guns, as well as airsoft upgrades and parts. Visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for airsoft AEGs and the latest full metal airsoft sniper rifles for players of any experience level.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Airsoft BB Gun Safety - Protective Clothing, Gear and Helpful Tips

On its surface, Airsoft may appear to be dangerous. It is, after all, a high energy sport that involves powerful gun replicas and adrenaline. But if you follow some basic safety precautions, airsoft is in fact a very safe activity.

Protective Eye Coverings
This is one of the most important necessities for engaging in Airsoft activities as the eyes are some of the body’s most vulnerable points. People should never aim their Airsofts directly at another person’s eyes, but accidents do happen. In order to prevent serious, permanent damage to the eyes, Airsoft participants should purchase protective glasses or goggles from a reputable Airsoft accessories dealer. Eye-protecting accessories range in cover from protective shades to full protective facemasks, so Airsoft participants have a wide variety of protective eye covering choices.

Protective Facemasks

Some facemasks come equipped with goggles, but others are designed to be used in tandem with eye protection. Facemasks protect other vulnerable facial areas such as the nose and the teeth; taking an Airsoft BB to the teeth can cause serious dental damage. Airsoft facemasks also protect soft-tissue areas like the cheeks, the chin, and the forehead.

Protective Helmets
While BBs fired from Airsoft guns are unlikely to penetrate the skull, a direct hit to head can still sting greatly and cause a bump or a cut. Wearing a protective helmet will prevent such things from happening and will, of course, make Airsoft battle participants look cooler than they would without helmets. Protective helmets often come in replica form in typical uniform colors.

Protective Clothing
Wearing a protective safety vest is a sound idea since getting hit with a BB in the torso stings. While Airsoft ammo is not likely to penetrate the skin, getting shot at close range anywhere is quite painful. Many protective vests also have convenient places for storing additional weapons and ammo, so the benefits go beyond safety. Wearing loose clothing all over the body is more important than wearing a protective vest because the baggy clothes will protect all the places it covers from the sting and cut of the BBs. Protective long sleeves and pants come in everything from basic baggy to ghillie-style sniper camouflage.

Protective Gloves
Wearing gloves to protect the hands is a good idea because getting hit with a pellet on the fingers or the back of the hand is rather painful. Good gloves will also help the Airsoft participant better hold onto the gun and other weapons, increasing the Airsoft wielder’s grip. Gloves also look really cool; no Airsoft outfit that includes all the other protective clothing should be without gloves.

Gun Box
Protecting the Airsoft gun is important for both the gun and the gun wielder. An Airsoft gun should not just be left lying around in the garage or the closet; a gun box will keep the gun from getting the wear and tear that anything can get from sitting out with no protection. A gun box can also protect the gun carrier when out in public since even an Airsoft gun could be mistaken for a real gun if viewed from a certain angle.

Other Safety Tips
All Airsoft weapons come with the orange tip that tells everyone who sees it that it is not a real weapon. Removing, painting over, or otherwise concealing this tip is a federal offense as well as a bad idea. Given the amount of high-profile shootings people have seen on the news over the past several years, the public is particularly sensitive to the appearance of people carrying anything that looks like a firearm in public.

Only participate in Airsoft in the proper type of area. Airsoft is best enjoyed from an Airsoft park or on secluded, private property; people should not do Airsoft in crowded neighborhoods.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, an airsoft retailer offering spring, gas and electric powered airsoft guns. Please visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for airsoft AEGs, BBs, and protective airsoft gear.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Airsoft Spring Guns: The Pros and Cons

Using airsoft guns is both a fun and educational hobby to pick up, whether you’re an adult trying to guide your child into the world of real guns, or a teenager who wants to participate in airsoft tournaments. There are currently many different types of guns available on the market, in both style and performance. Today we’ll give you a quick overview of spring-powered guns and the pros and cons of choosing this type of airsoft weapon.

How Spring Guns Work
Spring powered airsoft guns work by using a high tension spring that locks the piston back when you cock the gun. Depending on the type of gun, this happens when you either pull back the slide on a pistol, the grip on a shotgun, or the bolt on a rifle. Once the weapon has been cocked, you’re ready to fire. When the trigger is pulled,the spring is released, causing the piston to move forward, propelling the bb down and out of the barrel.

The Pros of Owning A Spring Gun
First, lets look at some of the pros of spring airsoft guns. One of the main reasons almost all airsoft enthusiasts own one is simply because they are very inexpensive to both purchase and maintain. The lower price range make them perfect for people just starting out who want to try airsoft before spending a large amount of money on a more advanced gun. They are also fairly easy to modify, making them a top choice amongst users looking to customize their guns.

Another reason many airsoft owners choose spring guns is because of their reliability. Unlike gas and electric guns (AEGs), spring guns have no outside power source, making them extremely dependable, which can come in handy for those players who find themselves in wet or cold conditions. The reliability of spring guns have made them a prime choice among many players.

Although spring guns can only fire one shot at a time before reloading, they’re hailed for their accuracy and silence, making them a popular choice amongst snipers. Most airsoft snipers will choose a spring gun over any other type of airsoft gun.

The Cons of Spring Guns
Spring guns cheap price may make them excellent for beginners, but one of their flaws is that they can break after excessive use. Because of the stress on the spring, they tend to tire out with time and eventually stop firing, requiring either a repair or a whole new weapon… but at this price point, replacing is not too painful. Spring gun bodies are also usually made out of plastic to keep their price down, however this makes the weapons more susceptible to cracks and breakage that may come along with rough use. The plastic may also affect the overall authenticity of the piece.

The most common factor that keeps users from purchasing spring guns is just the simple fact that their design requires the user to reload before each shot. Although this may not be a problem for a sniper, for close quarters battles this is not any option, especially as most players are outfitted with guns that can fire semi, and even fully, automatic. The spring guns slow rate of fire is their only major flaw, but it comes with the territory.

Whether you’re a seasoned airsoft owner looking to add a new airsoft gun to your collection, or a new enthusiast to the sport, spring guns can be an affordable and rewarding choice of airsoft weaponry.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the President and COO of Airsoft Megastore, the nation's foremost airsoft retailer offering electric and gas and C02 powered airsoft guns. Please visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for airsoft AEGs, full metal airsoft rifles or the right gas or spring powered airsoft gas gun for players of any experience level.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Airsoft Gun Maintenance

Just as with a true firearm, it is important to practice appropriate gun care with airsoft guns.  Airsoft guns are, after all, highly complex replicas of their real-life counterparts. A neglected gun can result in misfires, malfunctions and a broken weapon. Every gun is different and will require care based on its specifics… so be sure to read the manual thoroughly.  That said, there are a few universals that are worth keeping in mind, no matter what weapon you are caring for. 
Storing Your Airsoft Gun
  • Always store your gun in a clean, dry space, away from young children.  If there are very young children around, it is advisable to keep guns locked in a proper firearm storage unit.
  • Never leave a gun loaded – or cocked - and be sure to store magazines and guns in separate places.
Use Quality Airsoft Ammo
  • Only use high polished, high density, quality airsoft BBs that are perfectly spherical – no visible seams or bubbles. 
  • Cheap BBs like those sold at Wal-Mart and general sport goods stores, will cause irreparable damage to gun internals and void out your warranty.
  • Please note that some BBs will bill themselves as seamless, when in fact they are not.  They have only been polished so that seams are no longer visible.  Do your research and only buy bbs from respected brands like Goldenball and King Arms BBs.

Caring for Magazines and Clips
  • Never leave a gun loaded – or cocked - and be sure to store magazines and guns in separate places.
  • To prevent jamming and misfires, always check that magazines and clips are free of debris so you don’t have a loading jam. If you choose to recycle airsoft pellets, ensure that they are 100% clean.
  • Empty magazines after each use.
  • With gas guns, do not use the release valve when expelling gas. Loss of clip pressure can damage a gun.
Oiling Your Airsoft Gun
  • Always keep airsoft gun barrels free of obstruction. Whenever cleaning a gun, be sure to set it to safety.
  • If you are using an AEG, decompress the spring after every use. In some instances the gun will have a decompression button while others will require that you switch the gun to semi-automatic and fire a few shots. 
  • Lubricate the barrel approximately every 6 months with pure silicone oil spray.  Never use petroleum lubricants, water, solvents or general cleansers. And be sure to turn off hop-up before oiling and be careful not to over oil your gun, which can damage bow rings and seals.
  • Spray cloth swatch and thread it through the slit in your cleaning rod.  Insert and gently swab the inside of the barrel.  Follow the oiled swatch with a clean piece of cloth, to pick up excess dirt and oil.
  • After cleaning, it may take a few fires for hop-up to function.  This is perfectly normal.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, the #1 fastest growing Airsoft retailer in the nation. Airsoft Megastore offers the latest airsoft shotguns, pistols, rifles, and gear as well as the best collection of seamless, high grade airsoft ammo available.

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