7 Best Airsoft Guns Under $200 for 2024 (Ranked and Reviewed)

Having a great airsoft gun is crucial for any airsoft player. However, the best airsoft guns can be quite pricey. If your budget is limited, you should try even harder to find the best gun that you can afford. In order to help you, we ranked and reviewed 7 of the best airsoft guns under $200 on the market in 2023.

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The choice of airsoft guns on the market is huge, with literally thousands of options available. Even with a limited budget, there’s a good number of options. But, a lot of the airsoft guns under $200 are low-quality and should be avoided. Still, there are some options that are worth the price tag.

And before you pick which gun in particular to go with, you need to decide the type of airsoft gun you want. In airsoft, you can choose between assault rifles, pistols, sniper rifles, SMGs, as well as other types. In addition, depending on how they’re powered, there are electric, gas, and spring airsoft guns. If you’re a beginner looking to get into airsoft, we strongly recommend getting an electric airsoft rifle, or an AEG.

If you’re not really sure what airsoft guns even are, how they are used, what to look for in them, how to stay safe when using them, and what types of airsoft guns are there, you can check out our buyer’s guide on best airsoft guns.

There are many factors to consider when choosing an airsoft gun. Some of the more important ones that we took into account when we made this list are the shooting performance (FPS), accuracy, reliability, build quality (both internal and external), value for money (we made sure to only include airsoft guns on the list if they’re definitely worth their respective price), the presence of an adjustable hop up, the reputation of the manufacturer, as well as others.

And now, here are the best airsoft guns under $200 on the market in 2023.

Best Airsoft Guns Under $200 for 2023

Depending on the type of airsoft gun you want, $200 may be enough for a solid piece. This is especially true for pistols and sniper rifles, which can be found for lower prices. When it comes to AEGs (which are recommended for a beginner), the high-end options usually go way above $200. Still, you can find some AEGs even below $200. These will perform well enough, especially if you’re a beginner looking for your first airsoft gun.

Best Airsoft Rifles Under $200

1. G&G Combat Machine 16 Raider Airsoft AEG Rifle

G&G Combat Machine 16 Raider
Length785 / 885mm
Inner Barrel363mm
BatteryButterfly Type
Magazine450 rounds G&G Hi-cap magazine
GearboxVersion 2
MotorLong Type
Hop upYes, Adjustable
Firing ModeSemi/Full-Auto, Safety

As stated already, great AEGs are usually pretty expensive. The number of solid AEGs priced under $200 is very limited. Among those, we chose the G&G Combat Machine 16 Raider AEG as the best one out there. A solid, affordable rifle that’s more than worth its price tag.

The G&G Combat Machine 16 Raider is a full metal AEG that features an integrated rail system, a lightweight heavy duty polymer receiver, adjustable front and rear sights, and an adjustable hop up. In addition, it has one of the largest magazine capacities among the airsoft guns on this list, with a 450-round hi-cap magazine. The rifle shoots BBs at an FPS of 370-400.


  • G&G Zinc Full metal and fully upgradeable reinforced V2 gearbox
  • Comes with G&G M4 450 round hi-cap magazine
  • Adjustable Hopup
  • 6 Position Retractable Crane stock
  • Removable Rear sight with weaver rail base for scope mounting
  • Adjustable front & rear sights
  • 14mm negative threaded barrel
  • Metal Barrel Assembly, gearbox, buffer tube, magazine, carrying handle, switch, pins

Given its price tag, it has surprisingly solid accuracy, rate of fire, and range. The rifle is also highly durable and easily customizable. It’s manufactured by G&G, a Taiwanese airsoft manufacturer with a solid reputation when it comes to quality products.

All in all, the G&G Combat Machine 16 Raider AEG offers relatively high quality at a cheap price. If you’re a beginner looking to get into airsoft without spending much money, this one is very likely your best choice.

2. JG T3-K1 Full Size Lipo Ready Airsoft AEG Rifle

JG T3-K1
Inner Barrel~509mm
Battery9.6v Small Type / 7.4v LiPo Recommended
Magazine500rd Hi-Capacity
GearboxVer 2 Full Metal, Fully Upgradeable
MotorLong Type
Hop upYes, Adjustable
Firing ModeSemi/Full-Auto, Safety

An even cheaper option is the JG T3-K1 Full Size Lipo Ready AEG. Although not up to par with other, more expensive AEGs, the rifle is pretty solid for its price tag of a little above $150. It’s manufactured by JG Works, the largest airsoft manufacturer in China, known for its affordable replicas.

The JG T3-K1 Full Size Lipo Ready AEG shoots BBs at around 300-315 FPS. It’s another airsoft rifle with a very high magazine capacity of 500 rounds. For its price, it’s pretty accurate, sturdy, and with a good rate of fire.


  • ABS receiver
  • Fully upgradeable internals
  • Ergonomic T3 motor pistol grip
  • Front & rear sling points
  • Adjustable rear sight

If you’re looking to get an airsoft rifle for around $150, the JG T3-K1 Full Size Lipo Ready AEG is probably your best choice.

Best Airsoft Pistols Under $200

When it comes to airsoft pistols, the story is much more different than with AEGs. Pistols are usually far cheaper than AEGs. In fact, with a budget of $200, you can look at some of the best airsoft pistols. Here are the best airsoft pistols under $200 (and even the best overall):

3. Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 Gas Blowback

Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1
FPS Range250-300
Gas TypeHFC134a, Green gas
Dimensions235mm x 143mm
Magazine31 rounds
Hop upYes, Adjustable
SystemGas Blowback
Firing ModeSemi-Auto, Safety
ManufacturerTokyo Marui

Among the plethora of great options, we chose the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 Gas Blowback pistol as the best one out there. Manufactured by one of the most famous airsoft companies ever, the always reliable Japanese Tokyo Marui, it can hardly get better than this pistol.

While other companies have created similar airsoft pistols, this one is truly elite, fully living up to the reputation of Tokyo Marui.

It’s a gas blowback pistol featuring a high-strength polymer slide and frame. The Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 uses green gas and can shoot up to 300 FPS. Its magazine can carry 31 rounds, much more than standard gas blowback pistols, so it protrudes slightly from the bottom.  

The Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 is lightweight with a comfortable grip. It features a Hi-Grouping barrel stabilization and a hop up system which make it highly accurate. Apart from its high accuracy, it also has a great range. In a nutshell, the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 is characterized by great shooting consistency, FPS stability, and cycling speed.


  • High strength polymer slide and frame
  • Optional 20mm lower accessory rail
  • Double stack magazine
  • Stamped style markings
  • Adjustable rear sights
  • Realistic blowback action

It’s an all-plastic pistol, which comes with both advantages and disadvantages to full-metal pistols. Some of the advantages are the snappy blowback, the cycling speed, as well as having great gas efficiency.

One of the disadvantages of plastic airsoft pistols is that the slide is less durable. However, the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 has a solid construction and has proven to be very durable in various tests. Therefore, it successfully overcomes even the biggest concerns usually related to plastic pistols.

In addition to it being great out of the box, the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 is also highly upgradeable and customizable, with a number of aftermarket parts available for fine-tuning it.

4. Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2

Elite Force 1911 Tactical CO2
Gas Type12g CO2 Cartridges
Dimensions230mm x 135mm
Magazine14+1 rounds
Hop upYes, Adjustable
SystemGas Blowback
Firing ModeSemi-Auto, Safety
ManufacturerElite Force / Umarex

Another option you absolutely can’t go wrong with is the Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2. If the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 is the best green gas airsoft pistol, then the Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2 is hands down the best CO2 airsoft pistol out there.

The Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2 features a full-metal construction, which makes it very realistic. Another thing that adds to the realism is the ultra-realistic slide action. This pistol has a great shooting performance and accuracy out of the box, and it comes with an adjustable hop up which further improves them.

It comes with all the features expected of a 1911 safety pistol. The usage of CO2 enables the Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2 to have an FPS of around 345, which is among the highest on this list. The CO2 also enable this pistol to have a very strong blowback, making it one of the most realistic airsoft pistols out there.


  • Full Metal Construction
  • 20mm Underside Rail great for Tactical Accessories
  • Threaded Orange Tip

The Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2 has a built-in rail to which you can add on a flashlight or a laser. It also features a threaded tip which allows you to add a mock silencer or a suppressor.

The only con to this gun is its relatively low magazine capacity of 14+1 rounds, which is characteristic of all single-stack 1911s.

Even though we ranked it as the second pistol on our list, the Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2 is a viable alternative, and for some players even a better choice than the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1.

Some of the instances when you should definitely consider getting the Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2 over the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 are:

  • if you prefer a full metal build over an all-plastic pistol;
  • if you prefer CO2 to green gas; or
  • if you want to save some money and not sacrifice quality.

5. KJW M9

KJW Full Metal M9
FPS Range300-340
PowerGreen gas, propane adapter, red gas, CO2.
Dimensions216mm x 133mm
Magazine25+1 rounds
Hop upYes, non-adjustable
SystemGas Blowback
ManufacturerKJ Works

Another great option that you can’t go wrong with is the KJW M9 Full Metal. It’s great for beginners and for more experienced players alike.

The KJW M9 is very realistic, with a great internal and external build. Unlike many other guns, it’s compatible with both green gas and CO2. The construction of this gas blowback airsoft pistol is full metal.

It shoots roughly at between 300 and 340 FPS. Keep in mind that if you’re using CO2 the FPS should be higher compared to green gas. Also, by using CO2 you get a stronger recoil.

The KJW M9 has a great grip, is perfect for lefties too, and comes with reinforced steel parts, which increase its durability.


  • Full Metal Construction
  • Full Metal Heavy Weight New Version Aluminum Slide and Frame.
  • Able to handle high pressured gas: green gas, red gas, Co2, Propane adapter.
  • TONS of after market upgrade / replacement parts available.
  • Hard Kick Blowback Action / Working Realistic Hammer action.
  • Great accuracy and performance.
  • Standard Military Type Tactical Grip.
  • Ambidextrous on frame safety.
  • Built in front & rear sight with high visibility white dot.
  • Reinforced metal steel parts on entire pistol.
  • Built in lanyard adapter, a spec. requested by the US military to KJW. For increased tactical advantage and realism.
  • On Slide Serration.
  • It’s a KJW: Marui Design, reputable manufacture and its close relationship with your#1 retailer means it will never go out of service on you. (Tons of spare / upgrade parts available).

This airsoft pistol is perfect for all conditions, both outdoors and indoors. It has a great range and accuracy, and comes with an adjusted hop up.

Although it’s already awesome out of the box, the KJW M9 is highly upgradeable and customizable, with numerous parts available for fine-tuning it.

If you’re looking for a realistic, accurate, and reliable airsoft pistol, you should definitely consider the KJW M9.

Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles Under $200

6. AMOEBA “Striker” S1 Gen2 Bolt Action

Amoeba Striker S1 Gen2
Magazine Capacity55 rounds
Hop upYes, Adjustable
SystemHigh Power Spring, Bolt Action

Among the plethora of great options, we chose the AMOEBA “Striker” S1 Gen2 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle as the best one out there. Although relatively new, this powerful sniper is proven enough to justify taking the number 1 spot when it comes to airsoft snipers under $200 (and even overall).

At a little more than 4kg (9 lbs) and 1085mm long, the AMOEBA “Striker” S1 Gen2 is not among the lightest bolt action sniper rifles. However, it’s among those with the highest magazine capacity. This sniper rifle features a magazine capacity of 55 rounds, an adjustable hop up, and shoots BBs at an FPS of 400.


  • Compatible with AEG springs; QD power / fps change; Lots of upgrade and customization parts
  • Metal receiver, bolt and barrel assembly, fluted outer barrel, metal 20mm top accessory rail for optics
  • Adjustable polymer chassis with adjustable buttpad, cheek riser and grip front strap
  • Interchangeable handguard
  • Direct feed 55 round magazine
  • Ambidextrous magazine release; Loaded chamber indicator
  • Adjustable hop up dial
  • Safety drop test passed

One of its greatest advantages is that it’s highly customizable and upgradeable. It’s customizable with many items, such as with AEG springs, which allow you to adjust its velocity on the fly. In fact, it may be the best airsoft sniper in that regard. This makes the AMOEBA “Striker” S1 Gen2 great for more experienced players. But even if you’re a beginner, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start with this sniper rifle.

The “Striker” S1 Gen2 is produced by AMOEBA, which is a relatively new company. Despite that, they have proven themselves very solid in manufacturing all kinds of airsoft guns and accessories. This sniper rifle is not an exception.

Taking all relevant factors into account, the AMOEBA “Striker” S1 Gen2 is a great choice for a sniper rifle. It’s powerful, very customizable, and comes at a surprisingly affordable price for a sniper of its quality.

7. JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 Bolt Action

JG VSR 10 sniper rifle
Magazine Capacity30 rounds
Hop upYes, Adjustable
SystemHigh Power Spring, Bolt Action

When it comes to sniper rifles, there are actually some solid options even signficantly below $200. An even cheaper option than the AMOEBA “Striker” S1 Gen2 is JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 Bolt Action.

Still, don’t let the price fool you. It’s a very powerful and highly customizable sniper. It’s based on the Tokyo Marui VSR-10 design, so if that’s what you like but don’t want to spend that much money on a Tokyo Marui, this one is a solid alternative. And since it’s based on the Tokyo Marui VSR-10 design, there are a bunch of aftermarket parts for it.

Just like the Tokyo Marui one, this sniper is also very light, with around 2.3 kg (5 lbs)


  • High quality aluminum alloy trigger assembly w/ adjustable trigger break / pull
  • TM and Angel Custom aftermarket VSR-10 upgrade parts compatibility
  • Polished aluminum cylinder with brass cylinder head & nozzle provides smooth pull and consistent performance
  • Adjustable metal hop up unit
  • Sturdy polymer stock with rubber pad and rubberized matte black finish
  • 20mm Weaver optics rail included (installation required)
  • Harris-style bipod mounting lug

The JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 shoots at 400-475 FPS, has a magazine capacity of 30 rounds, and features an adjustable hop up. It’s manufactured by JG, a company known for producing affordable airsoft guns with a very solid performance.

It’s a very accurate and consistent sniper rifle, which can be great both for beginners and more experienced players. It’s also durable and can easily last you for years.

All in all, the JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 is a high quality sniper rifle that’s surprisingly undervalued. If you’re looking for a budget option that’s still good, this one may be your best option.

Comparison Table of Best Airsoft Guns Under $200

 G&G Combat Machine 16 RaiderJG T3-K1 Full Size Lipo Ready AEGTokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1Elite Force 1911 TAC Co2KJW M9AMOEBA “Striker” S1 Gen2JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 Bolt Action
TypeAEGAEGPistolPistolPistolSniper rifleSniper rifle
Power SourceButterfly Type9.6v Small Type / 7.4v LiPo RecommendedHFC134a, Green gas12g CO2 CartridgesGreen gas, propane adapter, red gas, CO2.
Magazine450 rounds G&G Hi-cap magazine500rd Hi-Capacity31 rounds14+1 rounds25+1 rounds55 rounds30 rounds
Hop upYes, AdjustableYes, AdjustableYes, AdjustableYes, AdjustableYes, non-adjustableYes, AdjustableYes, Adjustable
Firing ModeSemi/Full-Auto, SafetySemi/Full-Auto, SafetySemi-Auto, SafetySemi-Auto, SafetySemi-Auto, Safety
ManufacturerG&GJGTokyo MaruiElite Force / UmarexKJ WorksAMOEBAJG

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In this article, we presented the 7 best airsoft guns under $200 currently on the market. Some of the best of the best are the:

Although there are many options on this list, you really can’t go wrong with any of these picks.

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