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There are a number of online retailer that airsoft veterans count on to get their gears. This article outlines those places so that new airsoft players can shop like the pros.
By the way, the biggest online airsoft retailers are all located in Los Angeles. Therefore, if you live in the area, shipping to you is only a matter of a few days. Check out our "Airsoft Retailers Shipping to Los Angeles Area Experiences" to see how quickly you should expect your shipment.
Airsoft Megastore is an online retailer based in Los Angeles. They have all sorts of inexpensive parts and guns. Check their "Clearance" section periodically, because it's full of good deals. Unfortunately, they do not have a retail store, so you can't just show up if you are in the area.
AirsoftGI is a online retailer with two local retail stores. One of them is located Just outside Los Angeles. The other, called GI Tactical, is in Virgina. The online retail provides a number of great clearance and wholesale deals. It's always worthwhile to shop those sections for good deals.
While most large airsoft retailers are based in Los Angeles, AirRattle is located in Ohio. That's bonus for many California residents, because they won't have to pay taxes through AirRattle.
But the real bonus of buying through AirRattle is that their airsoft gun prices are already set at a price lower than the competitor. Therefore, you don't need to go through coupon code gimmicks and other hoops to get your airsoft gear at a great price.
AirSplat is a great place to get bargain guns when they have great deals. During holiday shopping seasons, you can get excellent airsoft guns for about half price. Their recent What the Buck (WTB) deals allows you to get some airsoft guns for $1.
AirSplat have retail locations in Los Angeles and in Seattle. If you are local, you can pick up all your orders without shipping fee.
There are hardly anything you can't buy from Amazon any more. And yes, there are many airsoft equipment you can buy from Amazon. But that's not the beauty of it in our case. The beauty is that you can actually buy real firearm accessories that works great with airsoft equipment for a very inexpensive price.
For example, rather than buying airsoft red dot sights at airsoft retailers, buy real red dot sights for 22 cal or 5.56 guns. They will stand up to the abuse and are more accurate to the airsoft version. I have found numerous real red dot sights for about $30 to $40 on Amazon.
Real Picatinny rails and accessories are a dime a dozen. Ok, not that cheap, but you can get all sorts of accessories anywhere from a few dollars and up. Rails are about $10. Tactical lights and lasers for around $20.
Evike is to airsoft almost like Fry's to computers. It's a huge superstore in the middle of Los Angeles that also provides an online retailer. Funny thing is when you are at the retail store, you shop the way you shop online.
Evike has all sorts of guns, parts, and gears. You can find almost anything you need here. Price may not always be the best, but if you have a coupon or see what you need on a Epic Deal, then you are good. Their Box of Awesomeness is also not to be passed up if you never gotten one before.
Hobbytron is catered toward more casual hobby consumers. They not only sell airsoft equipment, but also RC stuff. But sometimes they will have the same airsoft guns for less. And their "Clearance" section is always worth a periodic visit.