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The Airsoft AK47 Machine Gun and Popularity

Double Eagle AK-47 Metal Gearbox FPS 330 Electric Airsoft Gun

Double Eagle AK-47 Metal Gearbox FPS 330 Electric Airsoft Gun

Next to the American M-16, the AK-47 remains the most famous of all the military machine guns. As such, it is no surprise that replica AK-47's (airsoft) are popular weapons of choice among airsofting gaming aficionados.

Of course, the differences between real M-16's and AK-47's are extremely pronounced where as the differences between airsoft replicas of the two are not.

However, there is a uniqueness present with the AK-47, which is why this replica airsoft gun remains one of the more popular airsoft weapons on the consumer market.

AK47 Weapon Overview

Developed for use by the Russian military close to 60 years ago, the AK-47 is considered the first assault rifle ever developed.

The compact size of the weapon combined with its fully automatic firepower made it perfect for use in Soviet/Russian military action in Afghanistan and Chechnya.

In time, the AK-47 developed a mythic reputation that has transferred into the realm of airsoft gun gaming and collecting.

Electric Blowback AK47 Real Wood Full Metal Rifle FPS-395 Folding Stock Airsoft Gun

Electric Blowback AK47 Real Wood Full Metal Rifle FPS-395 Folding Stock Airsoft Gun

The pros of this particular airsoft gun are that it is light, compact, and very easy to use. The prices of the various replica AK-47's on the market will vary. Some can cost as low as $25 while others may fetch prices upwards of several hundred.

These airsoft guns come in electric, gas, and spring loaded variants. Depending upon your needs and tastes, you will want to definitely try electric before the other two models since it is perfect for full-automatic action. (This is in no way fact, merely our opinion!)

The AK47 Airsoft Guns - Makes And Models

The cons of gas and spring AK-47's are that they are typically not the best choices for fully automatic, extended use.

A gas canister will run out after a few uses which make it somewhat unreliable.

And, with spring load action, there are no fully automatic capabilities at all! Hence, electric would be a far better choice. :-)

However, there are still some really great spring airsoft AK-47's.

Section of Some of the Top Selling Airsoft AK-47 Guns

Spring P1093 AK 47 Rifle, FPS-200 Airsoft Gun - This is among some of the better spring loading AK-47 rifles since it comes with a decent sized magazine and an affordable price. ($35)

Electric AK 47 Rifle, FPS-290 – This model is a full automatic weapon that is perfect for highly competitive gaming environments.

The sleek black look is another positive as it gives the weapon an allure that few other models can present. Highly recommended. ($90)

JG AK47 Wood Airsoft Electric Gun - One of the benefits to this electric airsoft model is that it is a stunningly accurate replica of what an original AK-47 looked like. ($100)

JG AK47 RAS Socmod Suppressed Full Metal – Yes, this particular airsoft gun comes with a rather heavy price tag but it also comes packed with features, making it one of the more impressive AK-47 replica army guns on the market.

If you can afford it, it is a good buy. ($300)

AK-47 Electric Airsoft Gun LPEG - Not the greatest of the AK-47 airsoft guns, but it does come with a very affordable price tag making it a good buy for those on a budget. ($30)

Electric AK47 Assault Rifle FPS 300 Airsoft Gun

Electric AK47 Assault Rifle FPS 300 Airsoft Gun

It is important to point out the design of the AK-47 is not like most rifles. As such, it may take a little while to get used to how it handles. However, in time, it could turn out to be your preferred weapon of choice in all airsoft gaming ventures.

What is the best or top best AK47 Airsoft Gun(s) and Why?

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