AIRSOFT SMG

Airsoft SMG

Airsoft Submachine guns, often just called Airsoft SMGs, are subcompact guns that are more compact than a full sized rifle but yet bigger than a pistol.  SMGs are full automatic airsoft guns designed to be used in tight spaces where nimbleness and maneuverability is important.  We carry a large selection of the best airsoft SMG guns including the H&K MP5 and H&K MP7, FN P90, Scorpion EVO, H&K UMP, Uzi, Airsoft Kriss Vector, and Thompson SMG.




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Airsoft SMG

Airsoft Submachine guns, often just called Airsoft SMGs, are subcompact guns that are more compact than a full sized rifle but yet bigger than a pistol.  SMGs are full automatic airsoft guns designed to be used in tight spaces where nimbleness and maneuverability is important.  We carry a large selection of the best airsoft SMG guns including the H&K MP5 and H&K MP7, FN P90, Scorpion EVO, H&K UMP, Uzi, Airsoft Kriss Vector, and Thompson SMG.

What is An Airsoft SMG?

Airsoft Submachine guns, or airsoft SMGs for short, are automatic airsoft guns that are shorter and more compact that full sized airsoft rifles.  They are designed for playing in tight spaces, or close quarter battle (CQB) environments.  Airsoft SMGs are typically lightweight, have short or folding rear stocks if any, and have a short barrel; all of which makes the airsoft SMG extremely maneuverable and quick to change directions.  Some players carry a compact SMG as a secondary weapon, or as a full auto option if their primary is a sniper.  Airsoft SMGs typically have shorter range than their larger cousin, the full size rifle.  That’s because SMGs have shorter barrels, which delivers less power and accuracy.  So SMGs should be considered for shorter range engagements.


The most famous real world SMG is probably the H&K MP5, which is employed by law enforcement, SWAT and the special military units all over the world.  SMG airsoft guns are also sometimes called airsoft machine pistols because some of them are so compact that they can be fired single handedly.  Another reason for the name is because most SMGs in the real world fire pistol ammunition.

What Platforms are Available for Airsoft SMGs?

Airsoft SMGs are available predominantly as an AEG airsoft gun or a gas blowback gun, given the need to shoot full auto.  The Scorpion EVO is also available in HPA for those who do not mind carrying an external tank.  Airsoft SMGs are best enjoyed in gas blowback form since Compared to full sized rifles, SMGs tend to have smaller and lighter bolts which lend well to high speed cycling in full auto shooting modes.  The tight space in SMGs also means that they can usually only accommodate smaller batteries, which may limit the rate of fire.  Most electric AEG SMGs also require custom designed gearboxes to fit their smaller form factor, where the laws of physics will limit power output in many cases.  Having said that, AEG SMGs still have their place since they remain immune to seasonal temperature differences that can cause unstable power delivery in gas blowback SMGs.

How Much Does a Good Airsoft SMG Cost?

A good airsoft SMG can range from a couple hundred dollars to over 500 dollars, depending on the model and platform.  If you’re looking for something very compact that can act as a backup weapon, consider the KSC Ingram M11 gas blowback SMG which is an absolute hoot to shoot, coming in at around $150.  Or opt for an MP5 AEG SMG for under $300, while a gas blowback version will set you back closer to $500.  If you can spend more than that, consider the Krytac Kriss Vector that will run you upwards of $500.  You can use our shopping filter function to shop by price.

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