17 Best Airsoft Pistols

Spring, CO2, Green Gas, Blowback & Non-Blowback (There's Something for Everyone, Including You)

Whether you want an effective skirmish pistol or a realistic sidearm for tactical training, our roundup of the 17 best airsoft pistols has the perfect gun for you.

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Airsoft pistols have two primary uses:

  1. On-the-field skirmishing
  2. Tactical training for actual firearm use

As a result, manufacturers put a lot of emphasis on realism, designing pistols that mirror their realistic counterparts.

In this roundup, you'll find replicas of these 12 famous pistols:

  • M9
  • M17
  • M1911
  • P09
  • P30
  • P226
  • HK45
  • VP9
  • Glock G17
  • 357 Magnum
  • Beretta APX
  • Desert Eagle

You'll also find our picks for best airsoft guns across 5 categories:

(Click on those links to jump to each section.)

Let's get started.

5 Best Airsoft Pistols: Paintballer's Quick Picks

3 Best Spring Airsoft Pistols

Spring-powered pistols aren't the typical go-to for most airsoft players because they tend to fire at lower velocities and require manual cocking before every shot, but they don't require gas or a battery and are great as training pistols to simulate actual firearms.

UTG Sport U988 1911 Spring-Powered Airsoft Pistol
UTG Sport U988 1911 Spring-Powered Airsoft Pistol

1. UTG Sport U988 1911 Spring

The UTG Sport U988 1911 is a great bang-for-your-buck, spring-powered airsoft pistol. You'll be hard-pressed to find anything better than this in its astonishingly low price range.

Its biggest advantage is its solid metal frame with realistic weight and balance, making it great for simulating actual firearm use. It also boasts impressive shot velocity for a spring-powered pistol, reaching 245 fps with 0.12g BBs. It also features a functional safety and a 13-round magazine, and you can store up to 90 additional rounds in its storage chamber.

Dollar for dollar, you won't find a better spring-powered airsoft pistol than the UTG Sport U988 1911 Spring.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Spring-powered
  • Blowback: Not applicable
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 13 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 245 fps with 0.12g BBs
  • Weight: 1 lb, 6 oz
  • Materials: Metal frame, slide, trigger, and hammer
  • Imitation wood grips
  • Functional safety
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Pros

Metal frame and weight feels like a real gun
Great for training to draw and aim real firearms
Has a 90-round reservoir

Cons

Slide doesn't lock in back position
Trigger pull is heavy
Mag only holds 13 rounds
H&K P30 Spring-Powered Airsoft Pistol
H&K P30 Spring-Powered Airsoft Pistol

2. H&K P30 Spring

The H&K P30 is an authentic H&K replica with a built-in hop-up system for more firing time before reloading and an extended life trigger system. It's very accurate with both 0.12g and 0.20g BBs, though you'll get better accuracy with a slightly lower shot velocity with the heavier 0.20g BBs.

This spring-powered pistol's exterior is a durable polymer with a full metal slide, which differs from the all-metal build of the UTG Sport U988 1911 above, making the H&K P30 easier to handle though less realistic.

However, the biggest downside of this model, by far, is its incredibly heavy slide and trigger. Cocking the slide back fully into position can be tough, and it takes a lot of pressure to pull the trigger.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Spring-powered
  • Blowback: Not applicable
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 15 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 240 fps with 0.12g BBs
  • Weight: 13 oz
  • Materials: Polymer exterior with full metal slide
  • Extended life trigger system
  • Built-in hop-up system
  • Rail interface system under the barrel
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Durable construction with realistic feel
Ergonomic grip is comfortable to hold
Very accurate, especially with 0.20g BBs
Lighter than the UTG Sport U988 1911 so easier to handle (though less realistic)

Cons

Cocking slide takes a lot of effort, so very easy to dry fire
Mag only holds 15 rounds
Doesn't come with additional magazines
UKARMS 357 Magnum Revolver Spring-Powered Airsoft Pistol
UKARMS 357 Magnum Revolver Spring-Powered Airsoft Pistol

3. UKARMS 357 Magnum Revolver Spring

If you're looking for a cool, classic revolver experience, the UKARMS 357 Magnum will help you get your fix. It's the lightest of the three spring-powered airsoft pistols featured in this roundup and is made entirely from ABS polymer, but its 6-round chamber, 11.5" length, and integrated front and rear sights make it fun (and easy) to operate.

You don't need to cock the hammer before each shot, and firing velocities are on the low-end at just 150 fps with 0.12g BBs, but you aren't going with the UKARMS 357 Magnum for performance. This model is all about being an affordable airsoft version of a timeless classic.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Spring-powered
  • Blowback: Not applicable
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs in shells (.24 caliber)
  • Cylinder: 6 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 150 fps with 0.12g BBs
  • Weight: 8 oz
  • Materials: ABS polymers
  • Integrated front and rear sights
  • Don't need to cock the hammer before each shot

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Pros

Don't need to cock the hammer between each shot, just pull the trigger
Gives you the fun revolver experience
Inexpensive

Cons

Doesn't shoot fast or accurately
Plastic construction, though somewhat sturdy
More of a 6-shooter novelty than an actual skirmish gun

5 Best CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistols

Now for the good stuff. CO2-powered pistols kick harder and shoot faster than green gas pistols, but the downsides are that CO2 is harder on your gun and less cost-efficient. Gas blowback guns are more realistic than non-blowback guns and shoot faster. Put it all together, and these CO2-powered gas blowback guns are going to pop with more trigger responsiveness and some serious kick.

KJW ASG CZ P-09 CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
KJW ASG CZ P-09 CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

1. KJW ASG CZ P-09

The KJW ASG CZ P-09 is a powerful replica of the CZ duty pistol with a lot of blowback. It nails the aesthetics, so if you're looking for a replica gun for airsoft, look no further. It comes packed with features for customization, such as a 14 mm threaded barrel and 20 mm Picatinny rail system, and the full metal slide and heavy trigger signal how much power and kickback this gun has.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: CO2 and green gas models available
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 25 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 328 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Materials: Polymer frame with full metal slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny rail under the barrel
  • 14 mm threaded barrel for use with mock silencers
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Ambidextrous safety
  • Textured grip
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Fully-licensed CZ replica
20 mm Picatinny rail can be used for lasers or flashlights
14 mm threaded barrel can mount silencers for stealth
Very grippy design is easy to handle
Sights are clear and easy to use, even during the day

Cons

Just partially ambidextrous as slide release is only on left-hand side of gun
Non-adjustable sights
Not CO2-efficient
Slide-in frame gives you less surface area on the pistol to chamber a round
SIG Sauer P226 CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
SIG Sauer P226 CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

2. SIG Sauer P226

Ask anyone who's used multiple airsoft pistols which is most accurate, and the SIG Sauer P226 probably makes their shortlist. It's an impressively designed replica that nails the feel and aesthetics of a real SIG P226, and it fires with surprising kick (especially this CO2-powered model).

However, there are a couple of letdown features that prevent it from being the best CO2-powered airsoft pistol. Removing and replacing the CO2 cartridge frequently is a pain for two reasons: You need an Allen wrench, and the cartridge can be challenging to insert properly. I'd also expect a more durable finish that doesn't scuff so easily, but there's no doubt this gun has the heft you'd expect with a comfortable grip and pleasing slide action.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: CO2 and green gas models available
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 25 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 330 fps with 0.20g BB
  • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Materials: Metal frame and slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny accessory rail
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Field strippable
  • Fixed white dot front and rear sights
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Quality-built, licensed SIG Sauer P226 replica
Comfortable, ergonomic polymer grip
One of the most accurate airsoft pistols you'll ever use
Realistic recoil when using the CO2 model

Cons

Takedown lever feels a little flimsy for the price point
CO2 loading is finicky, requires an Allen wrench, and sometimes the cartridge doesn't get punctured
Finish isn't durable and scuffs too easily
Elite Force 1911 Tac Gen 3 CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Elite Force 1911 Tac Gen 3 CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

3. Umarex Elite Force 1911 Tac Gen 3

The M1911 is a classic pistol, and no airsoft pistol is a better replica than the Umarex Elite Force 1911 Tac Gen 3. It checks all the boxes for a quality CO2-powered pistol: realistic look and feel, high firing velocity, extreme accuracy, and comfort in use. It's a great model with one huge drawback: It has a small, 15-round magazine.

Compared to the 25-round mags for the KJW ASG CZ P-09 and SIG Sauer P226, 15 rounds is puny. You'll be reloading constantly, and you'll definitely want to buy more mags (which gets expensive).

But performance-wise, there's nothing wrong with the Umarex Elite Force 1911 Tac Gen 3.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: CO2-powered
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 15 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 345 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 2 lbs, 8 oz
  • Materials: Full metal frame and slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny accessory rail for lights and lasters
  • 14 mm threaded outer barrel for mock silencers
  • Stainless silver metallic finish
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

The full metal design is as realistic as M1911 replicas get
High-velocity shooting with strong, realistic kickback
Easily customizable with 20 mm Picatinny tactical rail
Easy to dismantle and clean
Built-in regulator to prevent velocities from exceeding legal limts as temps drop

Cons

15-round magazine is way too small when above models hold 25 rounds
Exterior scuffs easily
Challenging to reload without a speed reloader
Safety switch is inconveniently in the way
You'll want to buy more mags, which gets expensive
Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

4. Umarex Beretta APX

As we run down this list of the best CO2-powered gas blowback airsoft pistols, we're hitting many of the best-in-class replicas of classic firearms. This Beretta APX replica is another standout model from Umarex that mimics the real firearm in almost every way, save for a couple of differences with the safeties.

From a skirmishing perspective, the Umarex Beretta APX performs to expectations, firing 4.5 mm (.117 caliber) BBs with strong velocity and tight accuracy, though the 15-round magazine is limiting compared to the 25-round magazines of the CO2-powered pistols above.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: CO2-powered
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 4.5 mm BBs (.117 caliber)
  • Magazine: 15 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 310 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 1 lb, 8 oz
  • Materials: ABS polymer frame and metal slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny rail for lights and lasers
  • Double-action trigger
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Quality replica of the original Beretta APX in almost every way
Feels heavier than its weight due to compact build
Excellent accuracy
White dot sights are easy to see

Cons

Replica-wise, missing the trigger safety and has an added safety
15-round mag is less than 25-round mags of others on this list
Fixed sights
KWC Magnum Research Desert Eagle CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
KWC Magnum Research Desert Eagle CO2 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

5. KWC Magnum Research Desert Eagle

Full. Auto.

If semi-automatic pistols aren't scratching your itch, reach for the KWC Magnum Research Desert Eagle. This CO2 gas blowback gun is fully automatic and capable of firing 0.20g BBs nearly 400 fps with a 21-round magazine, and all that power is packed inside a fully-licensed replica of the classic Desert Eagle.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: CO2-powered
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 21 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 390 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 2 lbs, 8 oz
  • Materials: Full metal frame and slide
  • 20 mm Weaver top rails for optics
  • Ambidextrous safety
  • Ergonomically molded polymer grip
  • Realistic field stripping
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Both fully-automatic and semi-automatic
Powerful near-400 fps with solid 21-round magazine
Full metal frame and slide replicate the original Desert Eagle almost perfectly
Realistic disassembly with dual springs and guide rods
20 mm Weaver rails for scopes

Cons

Will blow through CO2
Fully-automatic firing only shoots 5 rounds per second
Difficult to find a holster that fits
Construction is solid but not as good as the other CO2 guns above

2 Best CO2 Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistols

Generally, non-blowback guns have lower firing velocities but offer more gas efficiency and accuracy. Want the power of CO2 without the blowback? These two non-blowback airsoft guns are your best bets.

Umarex H&K HK45 CO2 Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Umarex H&K HK45 CO2 Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol

1. Umarex H&K HK45

A lightweight, highly-efficient, non-blowback CO2 pistol, the H&K HK45 is yet another great replica by Umarex. It has a polymer frame instead of a full metal design, but its 15-round magazine is more than the model ranked below, and it features an adjustable hop-up and 20 mm Picatinny rails for lights and lasers.

All non-blowback guns are going to sacrifice realism for cost-efficiency, but the Umarex H&K HK45 still checks enough boxes in terms of overall functionality to be a quality CO2-powered pistol at an amazing price point.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: CO2-powered
  • Blowback: No
  • Caliber: 4.5 mm BBs (.177 caliber)
  • Magazine: 15 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 345 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 1 lb, 5 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame with metal slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny accessory rail under the barrel
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • CO2-efficient
  • Ergonomically designed high-quality polymer grip
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Fully-licensed replica of the HK45
Can fire around 6 mags (90 rounds) before needing to change CO2
Functional hammer for added realism
Great price point

Cons

15-round mag capacity leaves you wanting
Non-blowback is less realistic
Polymer frame instead of metal
WG/TSD Metal M1911 CO2 Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol
WG/TSD Metal M1911 CO2 Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol

2. WG/TSD Metal M1911

The WG/TSD Metal M1911 is the non-blowback version of the classic M1911 (the Umarex Elite Force above is the gas-blowback version) and this thing packs some serious punch with astounding CO2 efficiency at less than half the price of the blowback guns above.

Unfortunately, it has just a 12-round magazine.

On the plus side, you can get up to 100 shots at 450-500 fps with a single 12g CO2 cartridge, meaning up to 8 magazines before swapping in a new cartridge. And if you lower your firing velocity, you can get even more efficiency.

Overall, this is a great non-blowback option if you're looking for a fun, budget CO2-powered airsoft pistol.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: CO2-powered
  • Blowback: No
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 12 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 500 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 2 lbs, 10 oz
  • Materials: Full metal frame and slide
  • Fixed rear sight
  • Fixed hop-up
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Whopping 500 fps with 0.20g BBs
Amazing CO2 efficiency up to 100 shots at 450-500 fps
Realistic, heavy, all-metal feel
Great price point

Cons

Pathetic 12-round magazine
Non-blowback is less realistic with fewer moving parts (not even the hammer)
Very loud
CO2 cylinder hard to seal

5 Best Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistols

Green gas blowback pistols are quieter with lower firing velocities than their CO2 gas blowback counterparts, but that doesn't mean you're at a disadvantage. Instead, green gas guns get much better gas efficiency, which can keep you on the field longer without having to reload cartridges.

Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

1. Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1

First, a necessary disclaimer: The Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 works with green gas, but it's recommended you use 134a (also known as duster gas, because it's the stuff in cans of computer duster). Green gas provides more power than duster gas, which can cause increased wear and tear with Tokyo Marui's all-polymer build, including the slide. I'm still listing it as the best green gas airsoft pistol because this gun is phenomenal and still fires at 300 fps with duster gas, and many people in-the-know still use green gas and get many great years from their Tokyo Marui pistols!

Despite its all-polymer construction, this pistol is incredibly well-made and durable. Tokyo Marui's name is associated with quality, and their finish and attention to detail are legendary. The Hi-Capa 5.1 also has solid weight for an all-polymer gun, mostly due to the quality interior components that ensure this gun will fire reliably and accurately for years.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: 134a (duster gas) and green gas
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BB (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 31 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 300 fps with 0.20g BBs and 134a propellant
  • Weight: 1 lb, 14 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame and slide
  • Adjustable rear sights
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Ambidextrous safeties
  • Lightweight, easy-to-pull trigger
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Tons of aftermarket parts and upgrades available, including rails
Stunning, modernized, tactical M1911 design
Lightweight, flat-faced trigger is a joy to pull
31-round magazine is incredible

Cons

Polymer slide
No white dots on rear sight
No barrel bushing normally found on M1911s
SIG Sauer M17 Proforce Series Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
SIG Sauer M17 Proforce Series Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

2. SIG Sauer M17 Proforce Series

The SIG Sauer M17 green gas airsoft pistol is a beast of a gun with a 330 fps firing velocity despite the green gas propellant and weighs in at a hefty 2 lbs, 10 oz. With a metal slide and all-around durable construction, you can even use this gun with CO2 for more power and a bigger kick.

Its 21-round capacity is solid, and it comes with a 20 mm Picatinny rail under the barrel and a removable rear sight, giving you the option to add both a scope and a laser should you choose.

This gun goes toe-to-toe with the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 above, only losing out by a hair because of the Hi-Capa's incredible 31-round capacity, which is a huge advantage when skirmishing.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas and CO2
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 21 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 330 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 2 lbs, 10 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame and metal slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny rail under the barrel
  • 13 mm threaded outer barrel
  • Fully ambidextrous
  • Field strippable
  • Front and rear slide serrations
  • Removable rear sight for attaching a compatible optic
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • 30-day returns and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Strong firing velocity and CO2-compatible
Excellent accuracy almost on par with Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 above
Great weight and comfortable grip angle
Extremely easy to strip and clean on the field
Entirely ambidextrous

Cons

Possible to snap the loading nozzle when firing with CO2
Will want to use 0.25g BBs or higher when firing with CO2
13 mm barrel threading requires adapter to 14 mm, which is hard to find
Umarex Elite Force Glock G17 Gen 4 Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Umarex Elite Force Glock G17 Gen 4 Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

3. Umarex Elite Force Glock G17 Gen 4

Another quality replica from Umarex, this one of the classic Glock G17 Gen4. Even with green gas, this pistol has comparable firing action and recoil to the actual firearm with loudness similar to using a suppressor on the actual firearm. That makes this airsoft pistol great for either skirmishing or indoor target practice.

The 22-round magazine capacity is similar to most other airsoft pistols, the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 5.1 notwithstanding (they call it Hi-Capa for a reason), though the firing velocity here is a little less than the SIG Sauer M17 above.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 22 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 290 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 1 lb, 7 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame with metal slide
  • 20 mm Weaver rail for optics
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Fixed U-shaped rear sight and white dot front sight
  • Functional trigger safety

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Pros

Officially licensed by Glock
Polymer grip is comfortable and ergonomic
Hop-up is easy to adjust
Satisfyingly crisp trigger pull

Cons

Fits a little too tight in holsters made for an actual Glock G17
Blowback force is realistic, but sometimes it doesn't blowback all the way
Included magazine is not gas-efficient
Lightweight at 1 lb, 7 oz
KWA M9 PTP Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
KWA M9 PTP Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

4. KWA M9 PTP

The heaviest green gas blowback airsoft pistol here, the KWA M9 PTP boasts an all-metal design, which is missing from the other four pistols in this section, and a huge 350 fps firing velocity even with green gas propellant that increases to 380 fps if you use CO2. The 24-round magazine is great, and the 20 mm Picatinny rail under the barrel allows you to add lights or lasers for improved accuracy.

All-in-all, the KWA M9 PTP is a great M9 replica with big-time power. Spec-wise it tops almost everything above it in this section, so why does it land fourth? Accuracy. Don't get me wrong, this isn't an awful, inaccurate gun. It just isn't as accurate as any of the pistols above.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas and CO2
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 24 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 350 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 2 lbs, 11 oz
  • Materials: Full metal frame and slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny rail under the barrel
  • Fixed front and rear sights
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Ambidextrous decocking/safety lever
  • Field strippable

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Pros

Full-metal frame and slide works with both green gas and CO2
Very good 24-round mag capacity
Big-time shot velocity, especially with CO2

Cons

Fits most (but not all) M9 holsters
Less accurate than the models above
Field stripping can be tough
Umarex H&K VP9 TAC Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Umarex H&K VP9 TAC Green Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol

5. Umarex H&K VP9 Tac

What do you know, another Umarex! These guys really do deliver quality replicas, and the H&K VP9 Tac is no exception. It's lightweight at just under 2 lbs and comes with both Picatinny rails and a threaded barrel for additional customization. Shot velocities are on par with the other pistols in this section, and the inclusion of three custom-sized grips to help you dial in the right feel is a nice touch from Umarex.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 22 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 330 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 1 lb, 10 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame with metal slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny rail under the barrel
  • 14 mm threaded barrel for mock silencers
  • Ambidextrous slide release
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Trigger safety
  • White dot sights
  • 3 bonus custom-sized grips included

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Pros

Wings at rear of slide serrations make cocking easier
Picatinny rail is larger than on most pistols for almost any accessory
Comfortable, interchangeable back strap
White dot sights are easy to see in all light
Threaded barrel for use with mock silencers

Cons

Less accurate than the 3 best green gas airsoft pistols above
Sights aren't adjustable
Ships in cheap, clamshell packaging
Trigger is different than the actual VP9

2 Best Green Gas Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistols

Green gas, non-blowback pistols are all about practicality and efficiency. If you're looking for a solid pistol for on-the-field skirmishing and not for tactical training, these models are great options.

Tokyo Marui SOCOM MK23 Green Gas Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Tokyo Marui SOCOM MK23 Green Gas Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol

1. Tokyo Marui SOCOM MK23

Possibly the most unique pistol on this list, the Tokyo Marui SOCOM MK23 definitely is the quietest. It comes with a silencer that actually works. Combined with its green gas firing mechanism and non-blowback design, you'll be able to eliminate players at close (but safe) distances without anyone knowing you were there. The included light attachment module (LAM) actually works, but not too well. Illumination is poor, and the LED red light doesn't work well over distances.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas
  • Blowback: No
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 28 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 320 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 2 lbs, 3 oz (with silencer and LAM)
  • Materials: Polymer frame and slide
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • SOCOM type metal pro silencer
  • Functional light attachment module (LAM)
  • Die-cast hammer, thumb safety, trigger, magazine catch, and slide stop
  • Comes with padded hard carry case
  • Fixed front and rear sights
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Pros

Non-blowback action and silencer make this one of the quietest airsoft pistols available
Can stealthily eliminate players from less than 10 yards
Comes with functional silencer and LAM
Incredibly gas efficient, upwards of 4 mags (112 rounds) between fills
Excellent durability build quality as we've come to expect from Tokyo Marui

Cons

Non-blowback design is less realistic
Sights aren't adjustable
LAM is weak and shouldn't be counted on for functionality
Silencer is shiny (can give away your position)
Expensive for a non-blowback pistol
Y&P M9 Beretta Green Gas Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol
Y&P M9 Beretta Green Gas Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol

2. Y&P M9 Beretta

It's tough to beat a Tokyo Marui, so there's no shame in this Y&P M9 Beretta coming in second among green gas, non-blowback airsoft pistols. This realistic replica has a polymer frame and metal slide that's compatible with both green gas and CO2, and it has an advertised top-end 400 fps firing velocity when using CO2.

I don't love the fixed hop-up system and sights, but this is an inexpensive, entry-level pistol that gets you on the field with a solid magazine capacity, strong firing velocities, and durable construction that will last years when properly maintained.

Key Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas or CO2
  • Blowback: No
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 23 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 375 fps with 0.12g BBs
  • Weight: 1 lb, 8 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame and metal slide
  • 20 mm Picatinny rail under the barrel
  • Fixed hop-up system
  • Fixed front and rear sights
  • Comes with a sample bag of BBs
  • Functional safety switch

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Pros

Amazing shot velocity for a green gas, non-blowback airsoft pistol
Compatible with CO2 up to 400 fps
Great price for this much power
Extremely gas efficient with green gas and non-blowback design

Cons

Non-blowback design is less realistic
Listed fps rating is with lighter 0.12g BBs
Fixed hop-up system

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