It’s been a while since there’s been a Battlefield game centred around the modern era, with Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V taking place in World War I and World War II respectively. However, with Battlefield 2042 releasing in the not so distant future (with the Open Beta ending recently) we recently booted up Battlefield 4 to continue our foray into a modern-day Battlefield environment, reminding us just how many cool firearms are present in the game.
Surprisingly, the game still has a massive player base having been originally released in 2013, and many servers are still thriving with players, which led to us realising that there are still a huge amount of searches on Google for what the best guns are.
On top of that, we’ve always seen a huge amount of video gamers on the skirmish field. Due to this, you always see a number of airsoft players who have clearly taken inspiration from numerous video games when it comes to their load-outs; especially their beloved airsoft guns.
So with that in mind, what are some of the best examples of real-world firearms in Battlefield 4, and more importantly, what do we think are the best airsoft variants of those guns?
ASSAULT RIFLE – AK-12
The AK-12 is a Russian assault rifle chambered in 5.45×39mm designed and manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern (formerly Izhmash), making it the fifth generation of Kalashnikov rifles. The AK-12 project began in 2011 by the IZHMASH factory which became part of the Kalashnikov Concern as a private venture, in an attempt to participate in the “Ratnik” trials which were held by the Russian Army.
It was further developed by Kalashnikov Concern, throughout its development and evaluation stage it has received multiple modifications to meet the Russian military’s standard and to address the Russian Army’s concerns regarding the cost and issues in fully automatic fire of the earlier prototype models. It went through several revisions in order to improve upon the “range of defects” that were discovered on the earlier prototype models that were derived from the AK-200. These were later abandoned in favour for the proven and improved AK-400, which became the finalised model of the AK-12.
The KWA Akg-Kcr Gbb is based on the KWA AKG platform, but with an AR15 style rear sight, then moved to the rear of the dust cover. This allows for the windage adjustment and improved accuracy with the increased sight radius. With the help of the improved sights, the user of the AKG-KCR can make full use of the incredibly accurate Type 4 Hop-Up System.
A Galil style thumb safety has been added as well as an M249 style pistol grip in order to provide users with a more convenient way to select firing modes. The AKG side folding stock has also been replaced with a Mil-Spec carbine stock tube. This allows users to not only adjust the length of pull, but also adds options to customize the AKG-KCR with a variety of AR15 retractable stocks. A 3-position Picatinny rail and a flat top railed dust cover has been installed, further modernizing the KWA Akg-Kcr Gbb.
CARBINE – G-36C
The Heckler & Koch G36 (Gewehr 36) is a 5.56×45mm assault rifle designed in the early 1990s by German company Heckler & Koch as a replacement for the heavier 7.62×51mm G3 battle rifle.
The G36-C is a further development of the G36K. It has a shorter barrel than the G36K, and a four-prong open-type flash hider or a birdcage type flash hider. The extremely short barrel forced designers to move the gas block closer to the muzzle end and reduce the length of the gas piston operating rod. The handguard and stock were also shortened and the fixed carry handle (with optics) was replaced with a carrying handle with an integrated MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail. The dual optical sight found on the standard G36 and G36K models was replaced with a set of rail-mounted detachable iron sights that consist of a semi-shrouded front post and a flip-up rear sight with two apertures of different diameter. The short handguard has four accessory attachment points, one of which could be used for a vertical grip.
This M85 P Double Eagle is one of our most popular AEGs. It’s a fully and semi-automatic electric Airsoft gun styled on the Heckler and Koch G36c. It features a high rate of fire and is complete with a large number of accessories and add-ons. It includes a 7.2-volt battery and mains charger. Constructed from tough ABS resin, it is very tough and has a good weight. This M85/G36 looks great and performs even better with good FPS and will hit the target every time.
SNIPER RIFLE – M40A5
The M40 rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle used by the United States Marine Corps. It has had four variants: the M40, M40A1, M40A3, and M40A5. The M40 was introduced in 1966. The changeover to the A1 model was completed in the 1970s, the A3 in the 2000s, and the A5 in 2009.
Each M40 is built from a Remington 700 bolt-action rifle, and is modified by USMC armorers at Marine Corps Base Quantico, using components from a number of suppliers. New M40A5s are being built, and A1s are upgraded to A3s and A5s as they rotate into the armory for service and repair. The rifles have had many sub-variations in telescopic sights, and smaller user modifications. The M40A5 incorporates a detachable magazine and a threaded barrel to allow for the use of a sound suppressor or other muzzle device.
ARES put their engineers to the task of making a high-quality airsoft sniper rifle that does it better than the rest. The STRIKER was the result and it delivers reliable performance with all the features and functions that others don’t provide. Externally customization with changeable parts allows these rifles to come in a variety of color combinations.
It’s AEG-spring powered bolt assembly allows this rifle to be easier to cock/cycle than a classic sniper-spring style rifle. By utilizing AEG springs this rifle is much easier to tune to various FPS limits. It’s removable magazine holds up to 45 BBs meaning more shooting and less reloading. A loaded chamber indicator is the first of it’s kind in Airsoft. An easy to adjust hop-up dial lets you zero in every shot. All the other sniper rifle staple features are available on this rifle including sling mounts, bipod mounts, picatinny/weaver top optics RIS, and more.
SHOTGUN – SPAS-12
The Franchi SPAS-12 is a combat shotgun manufactured by Italian firearms company Franchi from 1979 to 2000. The SPAS-12 is a dual-mode shotgun, adjustable for semi-automatic or pump-action operation. The SPAS-12 was sold to military and police users worldwide, as well as on the civilian market, and has been featured in many films, TV shows, and video games.
The appearance and intended purpose of the SPAS-12 initially led to its “military” designation as a combat shotgun. The SPAS-12 was designed from the ground up as a rugged military shotgun, and it was named the Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun. In 1990, Franchi renamed the shotgun the Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun, which allowed continued sales to the United States as a limited-magazine-capacity, fixed-stock model until 1994.
This HA239 airsoft combat shotgun is a full-size 1:1 replica. It has an incredibly high-capacity 6mm BB magazine designed by HFC. This airsoft shotgun has good power and smooth pump action. This model features a great-looking fold-down stock. Not only does this look great even when not in use, but when it is folded down the stock greatly improves the accuracy and steadiness of the shooter. This gun is an easy recommendation for both recreation and skirmishing for beginners or advanced Airsoft enthusiasts.
Hop-up devices apply backspin to the projectile reducing the air pressure on its top side. This causes the plastic pellet to fall less over a given distance in flight than it would without the spin applied, extending the effective range of the HA239 airsoft combat shotgun without increasing velocity.
You can see our full range of airsoft guns, airsoft rifles, or airsoft pistols on the Just Airsoft Guns category product pages. We also have a large number of BBs and airsoft accessories all at great low prices.
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