CO2 airguns have been around for a long time, going back several decades. CO2 is an excellent propellant for airguns. It delivers a stable pressure at room temperature and can deliver a lot of shots from a single small cartridge. Because it can deliver so many shots, it’s ideal for ultra-realistic semi-auto airguns and even fully-auto airguns. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top CO2 airguns for 2023.
SIG Sauer MCX Gen 2 .177 Pellet Rifle
Let’s start with one of the most popular CO2 airguns on the site. The SIG Sauer MCX Gen 2 is a CO2 Pellet rifle that operates from a 30-round belt-fed magazine. It features the same weight and feel as the MCX firearm. If you are into AR-style weaponry, then you’ll love the MCX Gen 2. The improved trigger, rifled steel barrel, textured grip, M-LOK handguard, full-length Picatinny scope rail, and upgraded valving make it an excellent choice for backyard target practice, serious training, or just having fun.
Umarex Legends M1A1 CO2 BB Rifle Combo
Umarex has a reputation for creating some awesome replica airguns, and that trend continues with the Umarex Legends M1A1 BB Rifle. Featuring a 30-round magazine, dual CO2 cartridges, all-metal construction, and select fire between semi-automatic and fully automatic, the M1A1 is a treat to shoot. It utilizes an open bolt design, just like the firearm, which delivers excellent tactile feedback from the recoil. Other features include a precision smoothbore barrel, fixed open sights, and a full metal frame.
Springfield Armory M1 Carbine CO2 BB Rifle
The Springfield M1 Carbine BB Rifle is a great replica that really focuses on attention to detail. The rifle is available in a very well-done faux wood stock that feels and looks great. But for those who want more we offer a hardwood stock variant. What really sets this CO2 replica apart is its robust blowback and realistic action. It has a 15-round drop-free magazine that uses a single CO2 cartridge. Lastly, it has an adjustable rear sight, delivering excellent accuracy.
Glock 17 Gen 4 CO2 BB Pistol
Now, let’s move on to some great CO2 pistols. The Glock 17 Gen 4 is the best iteration of the 17 (in our opinion) that we’ve seen. This one-to-one replica features the same weight, feel, and function as the firearm. It has an 18-round, drop-free magazine that holds a single CO2 cartridge. The newly designed trigger system combined with customizable grip backstraps makes it a joy to shoot. Lastly, this fully licensed Glock replica fits most aftermarket duty holsters. So, for Glock 17 owners looking to get in some realistic training, this CO2 pistol could be just the ticket.
Crosman Vigilante Combo
This CO2 revolver from Crosman has been in production, in one variation or another, for over 4 decades. The Crosman Vigilante Combo comes with extra magazines and fires both BBs and Pellets from a rifled steel barrel. It uses a single CO2 cartridge to deliver up to 465 FPS using lead pellets. It fires both double-action and single-action and incorporates a fully adjustable rear sight. The combo also includes a nylon holster for use in the field. It’s an awesome combo based on an airgun that’s sure to be around for a long time.
Schofield No. 3 BB Revolver, Nickel
Lastly, we have the Schofield No. 3 BB Revolver in nickel. This amazing replica is a joy to hold and to shoot. It’s single-action only and incorporates a 7” smoothbore barrel, fixed front and rear sights, and a full metal receiver with faux wood grips. The weight and feel of this revolver will surprise you. The Schofield revolver fires BBs from individual cartridges that load exactly like the firearm, adding to the realistic shooting experience. If you like old-school, historically accurate firearms, then take a look at the Schofield No. 3 revolver.
That’s a Wrap… For Now…
So, that’s a very brief look at some of our top CO2 airguns for 2023. If you want to know more about all the CO2 airgun products, both rifles and pistols, please take a look through our site. And, if you need help picking the right airgun and airgun accessories for your needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are always here to help.