The airsoft world is a place seemingly saturated with an endless supply of highly authentic replica guns and an even vaster market for weapon attachments.
With such a broad spectrum of equipment to explore, how do you go about making the final choice on which one to buy?
To make the decision process a little easier, we’ll be introducing our top gun picks as well as providing an insight into their construction, history and features.
GHK’s AUG GBB Rifle
Taiwanese airsoft gun manufacturer GHK has produced an extremely realistic replica version of the hugely innovative AUG rifle which was originally introduced back in the 1960s.
The full-size reproduction contains a plethora of features and comes complete with a unique construction aesthetic as can be seen in the image below.
This AUG replica includes a high quality scope with a 1.5x magnification factor. This helps to increase the gun’s effective range and affords the user with a much more versatile weapon in the field.
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Incorporating a scope into the AUG’s architecture allows it to be used at longer ranges than other weapons of its type as many are only shipped with iron sights and these are not ideal for long distance encounters.
There’s also a handy grip (pun definitely intended) preinstalled towards the front of the gun which makes securing those all-important shots in intense firefights much easier by helping to steady your aim.
Adding to the flexibility of the gun’s construction, this foregrip can even be folded away from the player mid-battle during situations when it is not needed.
Staying loyal to the iconic design of the Austrian original, GHK’s modern airsoft variant also retains the rear loaded ‘bullpup’ magazine system.
Much like a real steel AUG, a bullpup magazine configuration provides two main benefits:
- Reduced weight – having a magazine loaded behind the trigger allows for a shorter weapon to be built, thus reducing its overall weight.
- Retaining the higher accuracy and velocity associated with longer barrels
All of this comes in addition to the standard features such as adjustable fire modes (semi and fully automatic), flash hider and 420 FPS capabilities.
Back in the day, the Steyr AUG represented an important step forward in weapons engineering with its inclusion of advanced features such as bespoke optics and a bullpup magazine loading system.
Whilst many of these features are present on other modern guns today, the AUG is still a remarkably powerful weapon and one which features a truly distinctive design.