You may or may not be aware, but here at Patrol Base at the bottom right of every page there is the TokyWoky chat box where customers can interact with one another. You'll regularly see our staff and customers answering questions related to products, but one of the most common things which gets asked: What gun is the best for a beginner? This changes all the time, though there are some pretty staple ones, as newer ones come out all the time. We've put together this blog post to show off what we recommend at the moment as the best beginner M4 rifles for Airsoft skirmishers. We'll talk about what are the best M4 to get your hands on at the moment, for £150 or lower which are more than good enough to get you into your first skirmish. You can check them all out below!
Brand new from SPECNA ARMS these rifles re-define the beginner Airsoft replica, with fantastic bodies and a great selection these rifles really look the part. Not only do they come in at a great price they also feature some advanced features such as a quick change spring system for ease of use, as well as coming with additional attachments in the box to get you going. In our opinion, these are the best option for a beginner player in 2019.
All the rifles are branded and based upon designed by Rock River Arms, a real steel manufacturing company, with each rifle featuring their unique logo and trademarks for added realism.
A 6mm electric powered Airsoft gun based off the M4 platform famous the world over for its success and deployment with countless forces in multiple conflict zones. Comes with rail covers, a foregrip, and even flip up ironsights! The rifle is available in black and tan.
Based on the M4 / AR platform this rifle has been based off of the Stubby / Tanker compact M4 which were originally designed for use in vehicles and for concealed carry. This rifle has been lovingly crafted by Specna Arms to the highest quality, from top quality materials.
An Airsoft electric powered 6mm M4 based replica, with an Alloy 20mm RIS handguard, rear wired crane stock, flip up iron sights and an integrated suppressor as standard. Available in Black and Tan and comes with a mock suppressor for a more unique look.
A brand new rifle built by Specna Arms as part of their CORE range of beginner rifles. With a KeyMod handguard and high quality build this rifle is the ideal starter weapon and has everything players new any old need in a rifle.
Full poylmer rifles with a high quality gearbox inside! These rifles do a great job of looking the part and being wobble free. The rifles themselves are simply polymer versions of their full metal conterparts, having all the features of a high end Airsoft replica, including plenty of rail space for customisation!
A new electric 6mm airsoft rifle made by Nuprol as a budget entry level RIF but without compromising on quality. Constructed from polymer this weapon is light weight but tough enough to handle the rigors of an airsoft skirmish, available in both Black and Tan variants.
An electric powered M4 based Airsoft replica, which is constructed mainly from Polymer to offer a lightweight and maneuverable platform which packs a punch. Available in standard Black and Tan, as well as a more modern operator Grey.
As the cheapest rifles in this article, these are great introductory rifles into the Airsoft world, the CM.5xx series of M4 / AR feature a fully polymer body to reduce costs, but still come with the standard CYMA V2 full metal gearbox, making them a great introductory rifle for those who are on a budget. The performance of a high end CYMA, with a body you aren't afraid to scuff.
It's still worth noting these guns usually come with a free battery and charger, though we recommend replacing free gift batteries and chargers immediately!
Custom external components come together to create one unique looking piece. Featuring a highly customisable top rail, which in total is 21'' in length.
The gun features many useful parts, when compared to the Standard M4A1
Platform, such as a Four Point RIS Rail Handguard, Suppressor and Flip-Up Iron Sights.
A more traditionally styled M4A1 electric powered replica, aimed towards beginners, that features a sliding stock and a four-point RIS handguard for grips, lasers and torches.
Great starter kit or for any one who is interested in back yard target shooting. The weapon is constructed almost entirely from Polymer, and features an Alloy Gearbox.
Touted as the holy grail of beginner weapons these are the most recommended rifles picked by our customers. You'll have seen them before: they're tried, tested, and proven as rental guns, so if they're good enough to handle the thrashing of a rental player they're sture as hell going to hold up for a normal skirmisher. The rifles have a high quality polymer body, but also have the range and accuracy to compete with some of the higher end Airsoft rifles!
An Airsoft 6mm BB Gun, based on the M4 / AR Platform, which is a great entry grade Beginner weapon for those looking to start playing Airsoft, or even simply Backyard Plinking. Available in both Black and Tan, its the perfect gun for any beginner.
The longer version of the CM16 Raider, its an incredibly light weight and reliable Airsoft RIF. An excellent beginner Airsoft weapon but also very favourable by experienced Airsofters due to its out of the box performance being so good in a low price bracket.
Do beginner guns come with a battery and charger, or do I have to buy them seperate??
Hey! Some guns come with a battery and charger, and some do not. For more information please refer to the 'Package Includes' section, which is found at the bottom of the description as well as in the Product Specifications tab. We do however recommend that you replace the battery and charger immediately, as they are typically of low quality. You'll want an auto-stop charger and a high capacity battery for best performance. You can read a blog article on the subject which I wrote, and I will link it below. Hope this helps 🙂
Yo, why are polymer guns cheaper, do they break easy or something?
Hey! You'll usually find that Polymer guns are cheaper, but don't let that put you off. Polymer guns are just designed to be cheaper by not having to cast the parts in metal, reducing the overall cost. They still perform just as well as a metal good, and they still look the part at a distance. You'll find with some ranges that the metal and plastic guns feature exactly the same internals, they're just a cheaper alternative of the same thing. Hope this helps 🙂
WHAT MAGS DO I NEEED FOR MY M4?
Hey! For an M4 any STANAG style magazine should fit. The industries been pretty good with M4 mags, and most mags are cross brand compatible. You can find our full range of STANAG / M4 mags in their own category which I will link below. Hope this helps 🙂
Hey guys, what attachments can I use on my m4?
Hey! The first thing you'll want to do is identify what attachment points your rifle has. This can be found in the Specifications section on your weapon's page. Once you've identified it you can pick a section on the website then filter by that connector type. Most rifles use 20mm RIS / RAS for sights and scopes, but the handguard varies, and could be 20mm / MLOK / KeyMod. The most common type of rail is 20mm RIS / RAS, so there are plenty of attachments available 🙂 Hope this helps 🙂
ASG has done it again, they've brought out another Airsoft replica and hit the nail on the head. Their latest weapon is the ASG HERA ARMS CQR AR15 Mil-spec SSS Edition, available in both Black and Dual Tone Tan.
You might have spotted it if you follow the real steel market, or seen it in modern games with modern day and futuristic weapons, and if you know what it is, you know you have to have one. ASG have really pulled out all the stops with this one, and have partnered with ICS and HERA Arms to put together not only a unique Airsoft replica but a rifle that's ultra-realistic, with some of the highest quality on the market today.
What are you waiting for? They're on pre-order right now!
This Airsoft replica truly stands out from the crowd and is built from high-quality alloys and materials, with an alloy handguard, outer barrel, receiver and internals, and comes with a Polymer Stock, Magazine, Foregrip, and Flip-up iron sights. The rifle features a high-quality finish, as customers have come to expect nothing less of an ASG rifle, and is finished with all the official licences and trades.
The Handguard, Stock, and Front grip are all built from the original OEM CAD designs provided by HERA ARMS for added realism and have been modified by ICS to fit and work with an Airsoft AEG. The handguard has been slightly modified to fit an Airsoft Receiver, the front grip is essentially exactly the same as it connects to 20mm RIS / RAS Rails, and the stock has been modified to fit an Airsoft Buffer tube, and have space for an AEG motor.
If you're still on the fence at this point then why not take a look at the excellent internals as well? The weapon features ICS's split gearbox design, making the weapon a treat to work on, but also features their SSS Gearbox MOSFET system which allows for a range of advanced settings for the rifle. The SSS system allows for pre-cocking for a faster first shot, burst and full auto modes, for battery protection, and for ICS's own SSS Self diagnostic system which protects the gun should it begin to fail, as well as allow the tech to quickly diagnose any problems.
If you want to check out the rifle now you can check it out at the links below:
Are you looking forward to getting your hands on one, or is it not for you? Let us know in the comments below!
What gun to start with is probably the most common question we get asked at Patrol Base, be it over the Phone, in-store or via TokyWoky everyone has their own opinion on what to go for. For this article we'll go into our top picks for Airsoft starter guns and why we think they are the best thing to go for. Out of all the weapons in our store we belive that these rifles are absolutely perfect for beginners thanks to their upgrade options, compatibility with after market parts and most importantly: their price.
In a sport where there as so many options to pick from Airsoft can be a bit of a nightmare to get into. A lot of people find themselves questioning how much they should spend, what brands are the best, and which they should buy, hopefully this article will help those people out.
When it comes to Airsoft replicas it can be a bit of a minefield when suggesting weapons because of peoples price range expectations. We suggest that if you're going to a starter gun which you want to last you should look to spend between £100 - £200. Other options are available which are cheaper and more expensive, but we recommend that if you can squeeze a bit more into your budget you'll be better off in the long run. Though there is nothing wrong with picking the cheaper sub £100 models, they just won't be made as well as the slightly more expensive rifles!
As always, if you have any suggestions let us know in the comments below! Whether its something we sell, or something we don't, let us know below, we're always open to suggestions!
And remember: for those who want a beginner gun but are yet to get an Airsoft defence we also offer an Airsoft Two Tone Service which we can apply to any weapon on our website!
Without any further delay lets going into our top 3 list of suggestions for the best beginner Airsoft replica to get into the sport.
|Without a doubt this is one of the most popular starter Airsoft guns to date. When it comes to reliability, quality, and ease of use the CM16 Raider is leaps and bounds ahead of any other weapon. These rifles are so famed for their reliability they are used at Airsoft sites as rental weapons, if these weapons hand handle being absolutely thrashed by rental players, in the hands of someone who looks after their weapons they last a long time!
The weapon comes with a full length 20mm RIS / RAS top rail for attaching sights, scopes and more, as well as a four point 20mm handguard for bipods, grips and other aftermarket attachments, leaving plenty of room for modifications. The flash hider is also removable to attach silencers and suppressors for a more tactical look. Internally the weapon has a v2 gearbox, one of the most popular for aftermarket upgrades leaving plenty of room for improvement in the future!
A seriously cool gun, this is the weapon our staff recommend to their friends as their first weapon. Created by ARES this weapon may look like an M4, but is uniquely styled in ARES Vision with a sharper more tactical look. Not only are the externals durable and hard wearing, but this weapon comes with the most interesting feature under the hood: an electronic trigger and MOSFET system!
The trigger and MOSFET allow the weapon to have a ridiculously good trigger response for such a cheap weapon, with the electric trigger having a much longer lifespan than a mechanical trigger. The MOSFET also protects the weapon to ensure the weapon lasts as long as possible.
The rifle comes with a full length 20mm RIS / RAS top rail for attaching sights, scopes and more, as well as a four point 20mm handguard for launchers, grips and other aftermarket attachments, leaving plenty of room for modifications. For those worrying about the rear sight: it is removable to allow for the use of the full length of the rail.
If you're looking for more of a traditional M4 then the SA-C04 CORE is for you! The rifle is built by Specna Arms, a relatively new player to the game compared to ARES and G&G, but don't let that put you off: these rifles feature some of the sturdiest designs of all the beginner rifles on the market. You would be forgiven for confusing this rifle for a much more expensive one thanks to its excellent finish.
The weapon has a lot of features you would traditionally expect from a more expensive rifles. The weapon comes with full metal 20mm RIS / RAS railed handguard used for attaching aftermarket acessories, and even comes packaged with a pair of side rail covers for a more comfy hold, a vertical foregrip and even a flip-up rear ironsight. This weapon you can really begin playing right out of the box.
The rifle internally features a quick change spring system to allow you to quickly change the FPS of the weapon in the field, and is rear wired to allow the storage of larger battery in the weapon's crane stock.
And there we have it, they are our top pics for the perfect Airsoft beginner rifle. Wether you're leaving BB Guns behind and starting to get into the Airsoft world these guns are a great place to start. As always, if you have any suggestions let us know in the comments below! Whether its something we sell, or something we don't, let us know below, we're always open to suggestions!
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