Best Toy Guns for Kids 2017

Little boys absolutely love toy guns. Toy guns are to little boys what dolls are to girls. Almost every boy has fond memories of playing cowboys and Indians, or cops and robbers with his favorite toy guns as a child. The only difference now is that there are so many incredible options to choose from.

Back when I was a child there were very few good toy guns to choose from. It was just your typical cowboy type guns and rifles. Although we’d use our imagination more than modern kids do! These days you’ll find fun toy guns available for almost every sci-fi, adventure and action movie that’s been made, from star wars, to star trek.


  • Maxx Action Toy Hunting Pistol
  • [star rating="4.1"]
  • Removable Toy Bullets: Yes
  • Age: 5+
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 11.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Price: $
  • Maxx Action 30" Toy Pump Action Shotgun
  • [star rating="4.7"]
  • Removable Toy Bullets: Yes
  • Age: 5+
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 30.5 x 10 inches
  • Price: $$$
  • Kwik Tek Aqua Zooka Water Bazooka Double Shot
  • [star rating="4"]
  • Removable Toy Bullets: Yes
  • Age: 5+
  • Dimensions: 18.1 x 1.8 x 4.2 inches
  • Price: $$$
  • Firepower .45 Metal Slide Airsoft Pistol
  • [star rating="4"]
  • Removable Toy Bullets: Yes
  • Age: 16+
  • Dimensions: 2 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Price: $$


Toy Guns for Children: A Buyers Guide

There are a lot of different type of guns to choose from, like water pistols and airsoft guns and even potato guns. The fun thing about all the different types of toys available is that you can find almost any play gun for your kid depending on their mood that day. They can play modern armies, classic armies, space battles, cowboys or cops and robbers. Your kids imagination won’t be limited by the choices.

If you already know what type of gun you’re after for your child then you can just scroll down to read the individual reviews, but if you want to learn more about all the different types of toy rifles and guns that you can buy online today, then read on to learn more.


Toy Pistols

These are your entry-level products. By far the cheapest type of play-gun you can buy. Some come in playful, bright colors and others are made to look like real guns, but even the ones that look like real guns will have a little red bit of plastic on the end of the gun, so you don’t have to worry about them ever being mistaken for a real gun.

Toy Rifles

Toy rifles are a lot of fun, and your kid will have hours of joy out of his rifle. Rifles are naturally more expensive than their hand gun equivalent, but they feel much more substantial and solid and they really look the part. The best ones are the classic looking black and brown long pump-action shotguns. Some of the best ones here have real pump actions on them with electronic sounds and real ejecting plastic shells. Pair this up with an awesome cowboy uniform and a sheriff’s badge and your little boy will feel like he’s the new sheriff in town.


Toy Machine Guns

If your kid wants to play armies then you’ll want to buy him a toy machine gun. These are among the coolest toy guns available today. They are generally built really well, being big, solid and all in black except for the red tip.

WW2 Guns

Why not add in a little bit of history/education for your kid? Teach him a little about history by getting your boy a world war 2 toy gun. These guns are particularly striking looking, being more slender with the brown plastic handles that look like real wood.

Swat Guns

Swat guns are the way to go if your kid wants to play cops and robbers.

Airsoft Guns

These are a little more dangerous and only for older kids(16+). Airsoft guns actually fire low velocity, non-lethal 6mm to 8mm plastic pellets. They weigh around 0.12 to .45 grams and travel at velocities of 150 up to about 600 feet per second.

These kind of guns give older teens the opportunity to play war games outside with each other and actually be able to keep score of hits against each other. There are of course some safety concerns to take into account and I recommend that teens should have full, long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves. Airsoft guns will leave a light red mark even through clothing and safety goggles MUST be worn at all times.

Water Pistols

Water pistols have been around for years and allow kids to actually shoot each other in complete safety. Even the high-powered water guns are completely safe and won’t leave any marks or cause harm.

Toy Gun Accessories

One of the most important things you need to get along with your toy gun are some accessories. The gun by its self isn’t that exciting, but when you pair it up with helmets, bullet proof vests, sheriffs badges, handcuffs and other toy accessories, then you a recipe for a fantastic fun, imagination fueled weekend.


My Top 5 List

There isn’t just a simple list of “top 5” guns for children, since there’s so many different types. There isn’t a single best option. Instead, I’ve chosen 5great options for all the different types available, rifles, machine guns etc.


1.Best Toy Hand Gun: Maxx Action Hunting Toy Pistol with Scope –

hunting toy gun with a scope and pistolThis toy gun really looks the part. It weighs 7.2 ounces and it’s for 5 years and up. It’s got electronic lights and sounds for added realism so you’ll need 2 AA batteries with it. The scope is removable and the cylinder actually revolves when the trigger is pulled. It’s particularly light, so it’s good for young children too.



2. Best Toy Rifle: Max Action 30″ Pump Action Shotgun

kids pump action shotgun This is by far one of the coolest toy shotguns around. It comes with 4 play shells which your kid can actually load into the toy shotgun, and when fired, they’ll eject out just like a real gun. It’s made of plastic, but it’s got a very realistic, wood grain effect on the handle.

The max action is 1.8 pounds, so it’s still a light gun and is suitable for any kids 5 years and up. It needs a couple of AA batteries which will power the realistic sound effects, which will add to the fun for your child.


3. Best Water Pistol: Kwik Tek Aqua Zooka Water Bazooka

kids water bazooka gunThis is an incredible water pistol. In fact, it’s called a water BAZOOKA it’s that powerful. It can shoot a double stream of crystal clear water up to 60 foot. It’s got a really solid, smooth build and feels nice to handle. It’ll also float in water so it can be used in the swimming pool or at the beach.

This water bazooka is actually perfect for a vacation with the kids. You can buy a couple of them and take your kids down to the beach for hours of fun and exercise.



4. Best Airsoft Gun: Firepower .45 Airsoft Pistol

kids .45 Metal Slide Airsoft Pistol, 6mmThis is one of the best airsoft pistols you can get, but remember, airsoft pistols aren’t for children. They are for teens, age 16 or 18+ depending on your state. They WILL cause a red mark on the skin even through clothing and goggles are absolutely mandatory for ANY airsoft usage.

But if you’ve decided that an airsoft gun is what you’d like to get, then I highly recommend the firepower .45. Not only is it cheap, small, portable and really sleek-looking, but your teens be able to have hours of almost real-like combat.

This particular gun is spring powered and has a velocity of over 300 FPS. Overall it’s a good gun.

Remember to check your local state laws before ordering.


Type AgeFun Factor Dimensions WeightPrice
Maxx Action Hunting Toy Pistol with Scope5+8/101.8 x 11.5 x 9.2 inches7.2 ounces$
Max Action 30" Pump Action Shotgun5+6/102.5 x 30.5 x 10 inches1.8 pounds$$
Kwik Tek Aqua Zooka Water Bazooka5+9/104.15 x 1.8 x 18.1 inches0.9 pounds$
Firepower .45 Airsoft PistolAdult8/102 x 1 x 1 inches1.4 pounds $$

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