Best WW2 Airsoft Guns: Find Your Gun From Band Of Brothers

World War Two marked a changing point in the use of battle weaponry.

The global conflict forced manufacturers to up their game, with the result that some of the most iconic rifles in battle history were brought to market.

Fortunately, the airsoft WW2 replica market is thriving, allowing you and I to handle, fire, and own weapons that are as close to the real thing as you are ever likely to get.

  • BEST FOR THE MONEY
    THOMPSON M1A1
    Summary
    Summary

    The Thompson M1A1 is as close a replica to perhaps the most famous sub-machine gun ever invented that you are likely to get your hands on.

    Pros
    Pros

    The Thompson M1A1 is a very authentic looking replica Thompson sub-machine gun. The stock of the rifle is made from ABS plastic, which makes it considerably lighter than the real deal. 

    Cons
    Cons

    The wooden looking stock is actually made from ABS plastic which makes the gun much lighter, so you are not getting an authentic handling experience.

  • BEST PISTOL
    FULL METAL M1911
    Summary
    Summary

    The Elite Force M1911A1 is a great choice looks extremely authentic, while also delivering great blowback and impressive accuracy.

    Pros
    Pros

    The Elite Force M1911A1 is a CO2 blowback pistol that features  several innovations. One of the best is that the magazine allows you to pour the BBs in rather than loading them individually.

    Cons
    Cons

    The Elite Force M1911A1 has a very high velocity for  close quarters pistol engagements. The threaded tip of the barrel is not true to the original.

In this article we present you with in depth reviews of the five best WW2 airsoft guns on the current market.

We’ll also provide you with an FAQ to answer your World War Two airsoft gaming questions.

Best WW2 Airsoft Guns Reviews & Recommendations For 2019

Best WW2 Airsoft Gun overall: AGM Airsoft MP44 Sturmgewehr StG-44 WWII AEG

Benefits

The AGM MP44 is an extremely impressive replica of the original Nazi weapon.  It has the feel and handling that you would expect and looks just like the real thing. The external receiver and outer barrel are made of metal. 

It is finished in black paint which looks good while also providing it with a protective coating against scrapes and knocks.

DRAWBACKS

The wooden stock of the original has been replaced with ABS plastic (though it looks very real). Also, there is a slight wobble in the stock, which was a design fault on the original WW2 rifle!

EXTRA FEATURES

The AGM MP44 stock is made from ABS plastic, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. Just like with the original, there is a slight wobble in the stock.  This is due to the way that the stock fits into the receiver. This is an excellent airsoft skirmish gun which will easily take down an opponent at 50 yards. 

It has a velocity of 431 feet per second firing a .25 BB and features a 430 round high capacity magazine. That is some pretty impressive firepower!

BUYING ADVICE

The AGM MP44 is a full size 1:1 replica of the classic German weapon that looks extremely authentic and produces tremendous performance and firepower. 

It is made from high grade materials and is so accurate that it even includes a design fault of the original (slight wobble in the stock). 

This model also represents exceptional value. We highly recommend it for any serious WW2 airsoft battler.

Technical specifications

  • Dimensions: 37 inches
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Muzzle Velocity: 431 FPS
  • Range: 50 yards
  • Magazine Size: 430 rounds
  • Rate Of Fire: Auto
  • Auto/Bolt: Auto

Best For The Money: Thompson M1A1 Airsoft Rifle

BENEFITS

The Thompson M1A1 is a very authentic looking replica of the famous Thompson sub-machine gun. 

The stock of the rifle is made from ABS plastic rather than wood, which makes it considerably lighter than the real deal. The butt stock, pistol grip and hand guard are plastic, but everything else is metal.

DRAWBACKS

Although the The Thompson M1A1 looks very authentic, there are a couple of anomalies with it. Unlike with the original Thompson sub-machine gun, it does not have a retractable stock.

Also, the wooden looking stock is actually made from ABS plastic which makes the gun much lighter, so you are not getting an authentic handling experience.

EXTRA FEATURES

The Thompson M1A1 comes with a 380 round magazine. It comes with a battery and charger. 

The firepower of this gun is outstanding, with a velocity of 466 feet per second, firing .12 BBs. You get a full metal gearbox complete with metal bushings and reinforced steel gears, which add immeasurably to the accuracy of this weapon. This rifle also comes with a two-way adjustable rear sight.

BUYING ADVICE

The Thompson M1A1 is as close a replica to perhaps the most famous sub-machine gun ever invented that you are likely to get your hands on. 

But it not only looks great, it also performs exceptionally well. 

There are a couple of minor anomalies but, overall, this is a fantastic replica Thompson airsoft rifle.

Technical specifications

  • Dimensions: 35 inches
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Muzzle Velocity: 466 FPS
  • Range: 50 yards
  • Magazine Size: 380 rounds
  • Rate Of Fire: Auto
  • Auto/Bolt: Auto

BENEFITS

The Wingun Mosin-Nogant M44 is a very authentic bayoneted version of the classic WW2 rifle.

This model is CO2 powered. All of the internal parts are metal, along with some of the externals.The body of the rifle is made from ABS plastic, but at a distance it is very difficult not to think that it is wood.

DRAWBACKS

This rifle weighs in at 8.2 pounds.This makes it a relatively heavy rifle, especially for people who are new to airsoft battling.

The wooden parts on the original are made from ABS plastic on this replica. And, even though it looks awesome, you should probably dismantle the bayonet when you are engaged in airsoft battle.

EXTRA FEATURES

The Wingun Mosin-Nogant M44 is a 12 round magazine rifle that features a non-blowback design.

The addition of the bayonet is a great feature.

The tip of the blade is blunt but you will probably not want to actually use it on the battlefield as it could still do some serious damage if propelled toward someone with force.

This rifle has a velocity of 480 feet per second, which may be too extreme for some Battlefield competition rules.

BUYING ADVICE

The Wingun Mosin-Nogant M44 is a faithful replica of the original weapon, complete with bayonet.

Its metal internals ensure accuracy and the CO2 power gives good velocity. Even though the wooden parts are plastic, they look very realistic. Beginners, however, may find it a little heavy to lug around.

Technical specifications

  • Dimensions: 37 inches
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs
  • Muzzle Velocity: 480 FPS
  • Range: 150 yards
  • Magazine Size: 12 rounds
  • Rate Of Fire: Single shot
  • Auto/Bolt: Auto

BEST WW2 Airsoft PISTOL: Elite Force M1911 A1 CO2

BENEFITS

The Elite Force M1911A1 is a CO2 blowback pistol.

This model features  several innovations that sets it apart from other M1911’s that are on the market. One of the best is that the magazine allows you to pour the BBs in rather than loading them individually. This saves you crucial time when you’re in the heat of battle.

DRAWBACKS

The Elite Force M1911A1 has a very high velocity for  close quarters pistol engagements. Be careful that you don’t cause too much damage to the other guy. The threaded tip of the barrel is not true to the original.

EXTRA FEATURES

The Elite Force M1911A1 matte black finish provides you with a very authentic look. The 14mm counter-clockwise threaded barrel allows you to add a silencer to make this weapon even more authentic in appearance.

You get black plastic grips on this pistol for a firm hold.

The magazine holds sixteen rounds and the velocity of this pistol is 340-380 feet per second with a .20 BB load. You also get an adjustable hop for pinpoint accuracy.

BUYING ADVICE

The Elite Force M1911A1 is a great choice when you’re entering into airsoft battle skirmish action. It looks extremely authentic, while also delivering great blowback and impressive accuracy.

Throw in an attractive price point and it’s not hard to see why this pistol is highly recommended.

Technical specifications

  • Dimensions: 14 mm barrel length
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  • Muzzle Velocity: 360 FPS
  • Range: 50 yards
  • Magazine Size: 15 rounds
  • Rate Of Fire: Semi Auto
  • Auto/Bolt: Auto

BENEFITS

The Evike WE WW2 Metal Luger is a very realistic looking gas powered full metal Luger replica. It features an adjustable rear sight which is a nice touch.

The magazine hold fifteen rounds and delivers an adjustable hop for enhanced accuracy.

DRAWBACKS

The Elite Force M1911A1 has a very high velocity for  close quarters pistol engagements. Be careful that you don’t cause too much damage to the other guy. The threaded tip of the barrel is not true to the original.

EXTRA FEATURES

The Elite Force M1911A1 matte black finish provides you with a very authentic look.

The 14mm counter-clockwise threaded barrel allows you to add a silencer to make this weapon even more authentic in appearance. You get black plastic grips on this pistol for a firm hold.

The magazine holds sixteen rounds and the velocity of this pistol is 340-380 feet per second with a .20 BB load. You also get an adjustable hop for pinpoint accuracy.

BUYING ADVICE

The Elite Force M1911A1 is a great choice when you’re entering into airsoft battle skirmish action.

It looks extremely authentic, while also delivering great blowback and impressive accuracy. Throw in an attractive price point and it’s not hard to see why this pistol is highly recommended.

Technical specifications

  • Dimensions: 14 mm barrel length
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  • Muzzle Velocity: 360 FPS
  • Range: 50 yards
  • Magazine Size: 15 rounds
  • Rate Of Fire: Semi Auto
  • Auto/Bolt: Auto

WWII Airsoft Guns FAQ

What are the most famous weapons from WW2?

World War Two marked a turning point in the use of weaponry in war. New technology made the craft of killing far more effective. Here are the 10 most famous guns of that time:

  • M1 Garand – this was the first semi-auto rifle used in warfare
  • Thompson Sub-Machine Gun – the version used in WW2 was an advancement of the ‘Tommy’ Gun used during the Prohibition era
  • Karabiner 98K – this model, made by Mauser, was the go to infantry weapon for the German army
  • M1 Carbine – this was the carbine version of the M1 Garand, being the favored weapon of paratroopers
  • MG 42 – the MG 42 made a distinct sound which saw it dubbed as ‘Hitler’s buzzsaw.’
  • M198 Browning Automatic Rifle – the BAR light machine gun was fired from a bipod.
  • Colt M1911 – this single action .45 caliber semi-auto was the standard issue handgun for the US Army.
  • Lee-Enfield – this was the standard bolt action issue rifle of the Britsh army.
  • MP40 – this was the standard issue German sub-machine gun.
  • Luger P08 – this was the standard firearm for the German army.

Are there full metal WW2 replicas?

Yes, it is possible to purchase full metal World War 2 replica rifles.

Obviously, you will pay a lot more for a full metal weapon than one that is made from plastic.

A couple of great examples of extremely authentic looking full metal weapons are the AGM Matrix Schmeisser MP-44 All Metal Real Wood AEG and the M3 Al Full Metal Grease Gun both of which retail at around $300.

Are there World War 2 Sniper rifles airsoft replicas?

Yes, there are some fantastic and extremely authentic-looking World War Two sniper rifles on the market.

Three of the most famous sniper rifles used during the six-year conflict, for which you can find airsoft replicas are:

  • Springfield Model 1903 (American)
  • Mauser 98 (German)
  • Lee Enfield No.4 (British)

How often can you find WWII themed airsoft battles?

airsoft wwii loadout

Themed airsoft gaming is becoming increasingly common, with World War Two themed battles being by far the most popular.

It involves dressing in authentic uniforms, using historically accurate weapons and, often, replicating actual historical battles.

However, airsoft World War two battles should not be confused with re-enactments.

Re-enactments aim to emulate the actions of specific real life people and to match their actions during the engagement.

They also go to great lengths to get everything just right down to the last detail.  Airsofters are more concerned with the general styling of the battle, not every detail.  It is more about the general appearance and atmosphere of the battle.

To keep on top of where World War Two themed airsoft battles are taking place, your best bet is to join a club or association.

Conclusion

The World War Two airsoft relic market is thriving.

You’ll pay a lot more than a standard airsoft gun but, if you’re a World War guy, you’ll happily pay that extra cost.

The overall best WW2 airsoft gun on the market is the AGM MP44, which delivers pin-point accuracy combined with detail-oriented authenticity.

The best WW2 airsoft pistol is the Elite Force M1911A1, with its awesome blowback and uncanny accuracy. 

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