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Airsoft Shotgun

Airsoft shotguns shoot 3 to 6 BBS each time you pull the trigger, creating a spread pattern that makes it easier to hit your opponent without needing to aim precisely.  While airsoft shotguns can cover a wide area, they are designed for close range and cannot shoot very far so they are best used in close-quarters combat.  Airsoft shotguns come in many forms and you can select the power platform with the links below or use the filter function.  Popular models Tokyo Marui shotguns that include the 6 shot shotgun airsoft M870 series, powerful APS co2 airsoft shotguns, Farsan sawed off double barrel shotgun airsoft, and Maruzen shell ejecting airsoft shotgun.







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    Maruzen CA870 Bulldog Spring Shotgun

    Original Price $89.70
    Current Price $80.70

    SKU: MRZ-4992487387117

    About Real GunThe Remington Model 870 is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC. It is widely used by the public for sho...

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  • Maruzen CA870 Charger Shotgun
    Maruzen CA870 Charger Shotgun
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    Maruzen CA870 Charger Shotgun

    Original Price $120.95
    Current Price $108.86

    SKU: MRZ-4992487387063

    The Remington 870 was created in 1950 and became quickly the most famous shotgun in USA. In 1960, it was adopted by the US military and in 1966 by...

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  • KTW Ithaca M37 New Feather Light
    KTW Ithaca M37 New Feather Light

    KTW Ithaca M37 New Feather Light

    Original Price $189.23
    Current Price $170.31

    SKU: KTW-4571383520400

    About Real GunThe Ithaca 37 (or Model 37) is a pump-action shotgun made in large numbers for the civilian, military, and police markets. Based on a...

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  • Tokyo Marui KSG Gas Shotgun
    Tokyo Marui KSG Gas Shotgun
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    Tokyo Marui KSG Gas Shotgun

    Original Price $350.69
    Current Price $333.16

    SKU: TM-4952839140340

    About Real KSG The KSG is a bullpup 12-gauge pump action shotgun designed by Kel-Tec. It has two tube magazines which the user of the gun can switc...

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  • Tokyo Marui M870 Wood Stock Shotgun
    Tokyo Marui M870 Wood Stock Shotgun

    Tokyo Marui M870 Wood Stock Shotgun

    Original Price $300.59
    Current Price $285.56

    SKU: TM-4952839140333

    Tokyo Marui M870 Wood Stock Shotgun1/1 Scale High Performance Assembled Gas Powered ShotgunDetachable Gas Tank located inside the StockPlastic Wood...

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  • Tokyo Marui M870 Breacher
    Tokyo Marui M870 Breacher

    Tokyo Marui M870 Breacher

    Original Price $290.57
    Current Price $276.04

    SKU: TM-4952839140326

    Tokyo Marui invention is a novel new shell based system that allows M870 shotgun to shoot between 3 to 6 BB's at a time. Tthis new M870 also has 3 ...

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  • Tokyo Marui M3 Shorty Shotgun
    Tokyo Marui M3 Shorty Shotgun
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    Tokyo Marui M3 Shorty Shotgun

    Original Price $168.31
    Current Price $159.89

    SKU: TM-4952839133045

    Tokyo Marui M3 Shorty Shotgun1/1 Scale High Performance Assembled Gas Powered ShotgunShooting 3 BB's at a timePlastic Handguard and Pistol GripMeta...

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What is an Airsoft Shotgun?

Airsoft shotguns are generally replicas of real shotguns and are designed to shoot 6mm plastic BBs for military simulation or survival wargames. Unlike airsoft pistols and rifles that shoot 1 BB at a time, airsoft shotguns are designed to more than one BB simultaneously to create a spread pattern to hit multiple targets at once. Tokyo Marui gas airsoft shotguns can shoot 3-6 BBs simultaneously while their electric airsoft shotguns can shoot in full auto at 3 BBs simultaneously for massive coverage. Airsoft shotguns are not designed to shoot very far, and are designed for indoor or close-quarters use, especially spring powered airsoft shotguns.

There are many styles of airsoft shotguns including airsoft double barrel shotguns, sawed off airsoft shotguns, tactical airsoft shotguns, CQB airsoft shotguns, pump action shotguns, semi auto shotguns, break action airsoft shotguns, futuristic airsoft shotguns, airsoft winchester shotguns, M870 airsoft shotguns, and even mini airsoft shotguns made by Showguns that also act as mini grenade launchers.

Airsoft shotguns come in many different flavors and the most basic type is pump-action spring-powered, where you pump the foregrip to cock a spring inside the gun and pull the trigger to shoot. A removable magazine or internal BB reservoir feeds the gun as you pump and shoot away. The most popular example of this kind of shotgun is the Tokyo Marui SPAS 12, with three individual barrels to shoot three BBs on each trigger pull. The downside to a spring-powered shotgun is they are slow and can only shoot as fast as you can pump it, which when faced against a full auto rifle or semi auto pistol becomes quite challenging in a face-to-face encounter.

Moving up a notch is the airsoft gas shotgun, which also generally require you to pump and cock to shoot each time but because they are gas powered, you are no longer compressing an internal spring as you rack the foregrip. This means that the cocking motion is lighter and therefore much easier and faster to do, allowing you to shoot off successive shots more quickly. For even faster shots, consider a semi auto shotgun that shoots as fast as you can pull the trigger. Most popular example of this is the Marushin M1100 semi auto shotgun, which is a real treat to shoot. For a little bit more grunt, choose a co2 airsoft shotgun since co2 has higher pressure than green gas, and can operate more efficiently in cold weather.

For ultimate room clearing power, consider a full auto airsoft electric shotgun like the AA 12 Tokyo Marui shotgun which can keep pumping out 3 BBs simulatenously and repeatedly as you hold the trigger down.

If firepower aline is not your utlimate goal and you are looking for something more realistic to shoot, then consider a shell ejecting airsoft gas shotgun. BBs are loaded into individual 12 guage shotgun shells, which are then loaded into the airsoft shotgun just like a real shotgun. As you cock the gun, each shell is chambered just like the real thing. Shells are also ejected onto the floor after shooting, although you need to remember to pick up the spent shells afterwards since they are reusable. The shells themselves are usually plastic encasings that simply have a straight through tunnel inside. You load the BBs into the rear part of the shell, and the shotgun will push air into the shell and shoot the BB out.

What to look for in an Airsoft Shotgun?

Depending on whether you plan on using your airsoft shotgun as a primary or backup weapon, this will sway your choice of model. As a primary weapon, you should choose a longer model that delivers higher power for greater range. You should also choose a shotgun that has reasonable BB capacity so you do not have to keep reloading. Shell ejecting models are probably not right for you since picking up shells during a firefight is probably going to distract you. You can choose between an electric, gas or spring-powered airsoft shotgun depending on your budget.

If you are selecting an airsoft shotgun as a backup weapon, then opt for something light and small that you can carry in your backpack or on a sling. Assuming you want to use it for taking out several targets at once, or just want to make sure you hit a critical target, opt for a gun that shoots 3 BBs or more simultaneously with decent range. In this case, a good quality spring powered airsoft shotgun may suit your needs.

How to maintain your Airsoft Shotgun?

Maintaining an airsoft shotgun is quite straight forward. You should lubricate the valves on gas airsoft shotguns, hop-up bucking and and other moving parts regularly with silicone spray. The inner barrel should also be cleaned regularly to ensure it is free of oil, dust and other debris that can scratch the inner barrel when the BB travels through it. A clean inner barrel will also ensure greater accuracy and power. On many shotguns, there are multiple inner barrels so make sure all of them are cleaned.

The externals of the airsoft shotgun should also be wiped down to remove any corrosive chemicals that may blemish the surface of the gun when left uncleaned for long periods of time. You should never leave your shotgun cocked in storage since that may weaken internal springs. Make sure to decock your airsoft shotgun after each game. It's also a good idea to unload BBs completely so that the magazine follower spring can be fully extended. Store the shotgun in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight that may cause plastic components to crack and become brittle. For best protection, get a shotgun bag to keep your prized piece safe.

In the case of gas-powered shotguns, it may be tempting to leave them fully charged so they are ready to shoot the instant you pick them up, but restrain the urge to do so. The high pressures on the internal o-ring components will eventually lead to fatigue and failure, causing your shotgun to leak prematurely. If you are not going to be using your airsoft shotgun for some time, it's a good idea to only put a little silicone laced green gas in them to keep a small amount of pressure on the valve. But make sure it's only a very small amount.

Keeping your airsoft shotgun properly maintained can keep them running reliably for many years.