Let’s face it, a big part of airsoft is how you look. I’m not talking about the Milsim guys or the authenticity buffs, I’m talking about the average player who will judge you or anyone if you draw a clear pistol on the field. It’s often just a “cute toy” comment or a muffled laugh.
We’ve discussed choosing a sidearm on the site before (Choosing a Sidearm). One of the things with so many handguns on the market is deciding what style you really like. It can be an expensive mistake or just an annoyance causing a delay in getting “the one you really want”.
Just to be clear (sorry), for the purpose of this article I’m referring to clear, CO2 powered handguns and not the springers found at big box stores. On the spec page some of these $25-50 guns are pretty respectable.