The M4 is the most popular rifle in US military history, and its design is well-known all over the world. This popularity made it one of the most sought after rifle models in the airsoft as well, so you won’t be surprised why today’s reviews are entirely dedicated to the best airsoft M4 rifle for sale.
I took a look at the hottest airsoft rifle producers right now, and I put together several detailed reviews of the top ranked M4s available in online stores. So, if you want to improve your collection, take a look at the reviews below.
COLT M4 CQB (Best Airsoft M4 for Beginners)
Muzzle velocity: 400 FPS
Range: 180 feet
Material: Plastic body, metal barrel, and inner workings
Weight: 8.0 lbs.
Battery: Ni-MH Nunchuck/Butterfly
Magazine: 350 rounds
Special features: Adjustable stock, Upper and Lower Receiver, CNC Machined R.I.S. Handguard, metal magazine, Metal Rear Sight
The Colt M4 is a close quarter battle airsoft rifle and comes with an adjustable crane stock, lots of upgrade possibilities, and a fantastic-looking design. The stock has six different positions, so it’s easy to make it comfortable for any battle.
First, you should know that not every weapon gets to bear the Colt original markings. The M4 CQB airsoft rifle is the best airsoft M4 replica you’ll find on the market due to the light body and impressive performance. The design is gorgeous and, seen from a distance the rifle seems full metal. It’s not, but this is no sign of low quality as I consider plastic to be better than metal when it comes to the body of the weapon.
The rifle is quite a badass, and it will impress your team mates and enemies from the first sight. Still, besides good looks, this is a comfortable rifle, with a good grip and a solid weight in your hands.
The full metal electric motor is powered by a 1100mAh 8.4 volt rechargeable, but I recommend getting a 9.6v 1600mAh Butterfly battery if you want a bit more power. The battery is housed in the crane stock, and there’s enough room in there to fit a bigger battery (or a differently shaped one). I also recommend getting a smart charger as the standard one (included in the package) will not take care of your battery.
The level of accuracy is stellar, and the rifle is able of shooting up to 180 and 190 feet, which is a bit out of the CQB range (this means you can use it in long range games as well).
I like the rail system as it allows you to completely customize your weapon by adding anything you need from scope to flashlight. I also recommend a laser pointer (besides the scope) if you are a beginner – this will improve your accuracy, and you’ll be better in no time.
The standard design has a metal rear sight mounted on the rifle, but this can be removed to mount a red dot scope. If you can afford a high-quality one, I recommend you do so.
- Comfortable and easy to use
- Easy to upgrade
- Good range
- Great accuracy
- The standard battery is weak
- You have to get a smart charger
G&G M4 (Superb Accuracy for Outdoors)
Muzzle velocity: 380 – 400 FPS
Range: 180 feet
Material: plastic body, metal parts
Weight: 6.2 lbs.
Battery: Ni-MH Nunchuck/Butterfly
Magazine: 450 Hi-capacity
Special features: Smart charger included, battery is not included, upper and lower rails for upgrades
Another beautifully designed M4 comes from G&G, but this time you won’t find an included battery. It also has more plastic than the previous model we discussed, and this makes it the best airsoft M4 for beginners and people who don’t like heavy weapons. It still offers a good feel in your hands, and the plastic is hard and durable.
At a closer inspection, you’ll notice the G&G M4 implements some great features that are usually found in more expensive airsoft rifles. For instance, the metallic barrel is as long as with a real M4 which brings an impressive level of accuracy and range. According to this (180 feet range), the G&G M4 will do just fine in an outdoors scenario; you don’t need to keep it indoors.
Even more, it is directly comparable (and compatible) with the more expensive Tokyo Marui AEG. So, if you’re looking for the best airsoft M4 that won’t break the bank, this is the perfect version. The rifle is also easy to upgrade with better quality accessories which will improve its performance in the field.
Just like with the previous version I reviewed, the battery is stored in the crane stock that is adjustable to the shooter’s needs. This way, the battery, and wiring are protected from any battle action, and you have the possibility to choose the type of battery you want – I recommend a 9.4V battery. If you choose the more powerful battery, the rifle is capable of supporting a rate of fire of up to 1000 rounds per minute.
So, why I think the G&G M4 is one of the best M4s on the market? It’s simple: this is a high-quality rifle that has the possibility to grow with you on the field. Don’t forget when you are using one of these I would highly recommend wearing a great airsoft mask or goggles to protect your face.
- Good accuracy
- Metal gearbox
- Hi-capacity magazine
- Compatible with the Tokyo Marui AEG
- Great design
- Smart charger included
- Full plastic body
- Battery not included
Lancer Tactical Full Metal Gear (Most Affordable M4 Rifle)
Muzzle velocity: 425-435 FPS
Material: Plastic body, metal parts
Weight: 4.35 lbs.
Battery: 8.4V Ni-MH Nunchuck/Butterfly (included
Magazine: 300 rounds Hi-capacity
Special features: Full-Length RIS, front and rear flips sights, Reinforced Metal Outer Barrel
This is one of the best airsoft M4 affordable guns for someone on a budget. This is due to the all plastic body (high-quality polymer), but you shouldn’t be fooled by this! The Lancer Tactical EVO Airsoft Gun is one of the most durable rifles on the market. With a full metal gearbox and sturdy body, this rifle will withstand any abuse in the field.
The gearbox is equipped with metal bushings and a metal sector gear clip for correct cycles. Even more, there is a ball bearing spring guide installed to reduce tension on the spring with each cycle.
It is lightweight, which is an advantage, and the level of detail is impressive. The Lancer Tactical trademark place right above the magazine mount is also a nice touch. Even more, the full-length RIS unit is perfect for upgrades such as a red dot sight, a laser, or a flashlight. And, since the rifle is light from the start, the accessories won’t add too much weight.
The battery is housed in the fully adjustable crane stock (as usual), and the rifle, in general, is very comfortable to use both in the field and in a CQB scenario.
- Lightweight and comfortable in any battle situation
- Full-length RIS unit available for lots of upgrades
- Metal outer barrel
- Ball bearing spring guide
- Is ready to work from the box
- Great price
- You should get a better battery and a smart charger
- Sometimes, the battery wires come loose