== Airsoft Stores in Korea ==
So you're new to Korea and you want to get your hands on a blaster so you can get out there and play? Great! There are a number of stores that members of ASK have found and dealt with over their time here, so please use this thread to answer the oh so common newbie question, "where da guns at".
**Many thanks to LACANUCK24 for providing much of the below content. If you still have questions about where you can get your airsoft fix, please use this thread to voice your issues and we will update our information accordingly to better accomodate future newbs.**
PXGUN/Topgun - www.topgunshop.co.kr
Located next to Kongkuk university, this shop is more of a custom/repair/upgrade shop. PX isn't big into selling a lot of cheap china-clone goods. This shop has changed primarily to a GBB-R shop. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly and will not try to cheat you out of your money. However, if you don't speak Korean, please bring an interpreter or you won't get very far.
Mainly only GBB rifles and some pistols sold there. Again, high end stuff mostly, Optics are a combination of real and replica. Mr. Choi is in my opinion/experience the best tech guy around and is very fair. Occasionally he has an AEG sitting around for sale, and sometimes a really great deal on an AEG.
MAP/DIRECTIONS: 2ROY - www.2roy.com
Google Maps Coordinates : 37.536376, 127.070176
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A cool shop to check out. First floor specializes in soft goods (apparel, vests, kit, accessories, schwag, etc...). They sell primarily Pantac, 5.11 brand items, but also have smaller selections of other real world and replica soft goods. There is also a basement showroom with rails, metal bodies, sights, optics, grips and more for those who need gun upgrades, as well as other kit items (helmets, lights, lasers, etc...). You will have to ask to be let down there as 2Roy is very sensitive about who they let see it (they've been raided by the cops before). Troy, the owner, and some employees speak English and can help you. Very cool store to window shop.
MAP/DIRECTIONS:BUY THE GUN - www.buythegun.co.kr
Address: 서울시 강남구 논현동 2-12
The store is on the first floor of a building up a steep hill.
It's actually fairly close to Gunsight.
Go to Sinsa station
Take exit 1. go strait out and make a right turn on the first street. Go up the hill. Store is on your right
About a 5-10 minute walk from Yongsan station, 'Buy The Gun' is located on the fourth floor of the 'ET Land' Building. Cool guns, but expensive and customer service has been said to be pretty bad and no English speakers. Not the place to go if you're looking for advice or consultation from the staff before a purchase.
MAP/DIRECTIONS:GUNSIGHT - www.gunsight.co.kr [INDENT]Awesome store. They have lots of guns and accessories and are well stocked, but some items can be a bit more expensive than other retailers. Staff does not speak English well, so bring an interpreter, unless you prefer to communicate with gestures, hand pointing, and the gunsight website on your cell phone.
Google Maps Coordinates : 37.533188, 126.960400
BY TRAIN: Get off at Yongsan Station, Exit 2. From there, walk north to the first street, then go left. This road will veer northeast up a grade to long gray building with a sign at the top that says, "ET Land". If you walk along the north side of this building, you will find an elevator on the street about at the midpoint. If you don't find it, just go in through one of the multiple entrances and find an escalator and take it to the fourth floor. 'Buy the Gun' is a few shops west of a large Toy Model store.
Take exit 3 from Apgujeong Station. walk about one block south, there will be a building with a Mcdonalds on the corner. Make a left there, then on next street make a right. Gunsight is on the corner and hard to miss. There are cars parked in front and a tiny park across the street
GPS Coordinates: 37.523559,127.02899
Address: 서울 강남구 신사동 598-1[INDENT]MAP/DIRECTIONS:
Take exit 3 from Apgujeong Station and walk strait. there should be a Mcdonalds hidden on the first corner where you make a left turn.
Heard this place is cool, still need to find out the location. Heard its in Gangnam, but address on the website said Taejon. Help us out if you know the deal!
None at this time! If you've been there and you want to help us, post this sites location and any other helpful e-mail and we will update it accordingly.
SWAT - www.swatmodel.co.kr
Located a few blocks east of SeoJeong-ri Train Station, SWAT sells a number of AEGs, most of which are Tokyo Marui. They have a good range of pistols (PX4, Colt Python, Desert Eagle, Beretta M9, and the occasional Glock or 1911. Tokyo Marui High Cycles and SOPMOD/CQB-R (EBB versions) are in stock often. The owner, Seo, speaks English and is very helpful. He can also tech your guns if you need some help. Inventory on hand isn't always that good, so check out the website or call him, before heading over (unless you just want to window shop).
Google Maps Coordinates : 37.058131,127.059298
Screenshot with landmarks
Phone : 031-666-4407
Located in downtown Songtan just 2-3 minutes walking from outside the gate at Osan Air Base. Not alot of frills at this place. They're main products are scale models and RC cars. They have a few good pistols available. I've seen Tokyo Marui Glocks, Beretta's and 1911's. They also have the arbitrary Academy/Toy Star brand crap. If you need a pistol and you're stationed at Osan, you can get one here in a pinch.
Google Maps Coordinates : 37.079090, 127.051823
5.11 KOREA - www.gunsight.co.kr
As the name would indicate, they carry alot of 5.11 gear and apparel, including genuine Multicam items. Other brands include Full Clip USA, and Hazard4 gear. Mostly real, top shelf stuff, but it ain't cheap.
a 5-10 minute walk from Bugae station
ONLINE STORES IN KOREA:
**For most online stores in Korea, you must use a Korean Credit Card and have a valid address in Korea**
HERE ON ASK
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Last edited by lacanuck24; 02-28-2013 at 09:47 PM.
I noticed that the prices are very high for the stores in Korea. If I was to purchase an airsoft GBB on line and ship it to a Korean address, what are the issues that would come up? Like customs, import price additions, etc. to be specific, a Inokatsu M4 is 890 USD but in Korea it is 1200~USD. So would it
Be worth it to ship one here??
You can't import a GBB or AEG unless you're a licensed retailer. If you order online it will be denied by customs. You can order parts but no complete assemblies.
Originally Posted by Magicslob
The price you pay domestically is the reality of airsoft in Korea unfortunately, high import taxes, legality and compliance issues. The easiest thing to do is purchase from a reliable domestic retailer or find a good deal on the used market. The price of a good used gun in Korea will rival the price of a new gun in HK. A new gun will run anywhere from 1.5x-2x the price in HK or elsewhere.
Customs will not allow a complete gun to be imported ( unless you have an importing license ). You'll have it confiscated.
Even if you did manage to have it shipped in various parts, the additional shipping cost would negate the cost advantage of overseas buys and you'd still stand a chance of one of the shipments being denied entry.
It's not impossible, but just safer and less hassle to buy locally.
Has PXGun moved recently? I followed the instructions here, but no joy...just a bunch of sour faced people and a locked door :P
In other news:
For those of you who want to find Gunsight, they have moved their store near Apgujeong station. 6 Nonhyeon-ro 164-gil (598-1 Sinsa-dong)
To get there simply get off at Apgujeong station, exit number 3 and then walk down until you see a CGV. Turn right then keep walking down until you hit a 4 way street. it should be on your top right. ( a bunch of cars are always parked out the front)
The guns are nice and top quality and the service is good if you can speak fluent Korean, but the prices are a bit steep compared to some other places i've been to, so prepare to leave with your wallet a bit lighter than when you came in.
pxgun just moved. I called them yesterday. Store will be up and running in a week or so. I'll have the new address later this week
Another place you could give some love to is located in Suwon. It's called Gunngun (http://www.gunngun.net/) and it's located here: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Suwon, Gwonseon-gu, 1163 (1122 Seryu-dong) (the website - http://gunngun.net/). Some good deals and lovely guns especially for those who want something a bit cheaper / a project gun. The owner speaks some english so it's good for those who don't have a good grasp of english.
simply take the 900, 88 or 7-2 bus from Suwon station and get off around Kwon-sun Junior High school just underneath the overpass. It's located in a backstreet and you should be able to identify it with the pics of guns on the front window.
Need to recant my earlier statement, lets blame quick speaking from Mr.C and my lame language skills.
PXgun HAS NOT MOVED he is still located by Konkuk University at the unmarked store.
Advice when going to PXgun.
1. Call ahead, if you plan to go early in the day, call a day ahead before 9pm to confirm he will be there. This isn't a conventional shop so he really sets his own hours.
2. Warning, his shop has become 95% GBB rifles and pistols. He's become the man when it comes to GBB's
3. So, knowing #2, be prepared. He is still an excellent AEG tech, BUT with the majority of his customer base being GBB, he doesn't have many AEG supplies when it comes to repairs. He has a small wall of AEG parts that probably won't be resupplied very often or ever. He can afford to focus on GBB's so its not worth questioning why.
4. Bring all required parts and supplies with you unless you've called him ahead of time to order parts for you.
Two very important things to bring with you
-bring a charged battery, magazine for the aeg you're fixing. He doesn't keep batteries around anymore. Like I said, his customer base is largely GBB.
-With all the GBB talk, still, he works magic on AEG's and he won't charge silly fees for easy work.
When it comes to parts availability in house, Gunsight is probably your best bet, Buythegun is decent, PXgun not much in house at all.
The one thing Mr Choi at pxgun is, the ultimate mechanic. He'll warn you if he hasn't seen something before, tune things up right, won't upsell you on nonsense. Just be prepared when you go over with the parts you need and he'll make your AEG sing
How fresh this info is? i tryied to find Gunsight shop. but there is no like in description.
Sorry, man. They moved last year and we didn't update the directions. PM lacanuck24 for the new coords.
Sorry, this thread has been left alone for a while.
I've updated Gunsight's address and info. Also PXguns website
Take note, Buythegun and Gunsight will no longer fix any guns that were not sold from their shop. They will only fix guns sold by them. Strange rule, but thats the decisions of the owners.
Thanks for updatin. will check it soon. can you recoend any shop? the best prices, the lergest range, the best quality?
Gunsight, buythegun, and 2roy
To see the largest selection, go to Gunsight. They have the most product and its all on display. Hong Kong, Taiwain, Japan made product. All major brands available in Korea are there. They are also the VFC distributor for Korea. The only thing they don't really have is a lot of Marui AEG's. Very few China made products there. Sales staff are very friendly, offer usually a 10% discount for paying cash
Buythegun has a small selection, but they do have a bunch of custom pistols. Sales staff aren't really friendly, but not rude either. It feels like they think they're doing you a favor when you ask questions. Honestly, they're much nicer to you once you spend some money.
2Roy has a mixture of China made and HK/Taiwan stuff. Not a great gun selection, more soft goods than any other store.
The prices are pretty standard in Korea, the only difference really is when you ask for a discount and see how much they will cut off the price. Everyone prefers cash and will usually give a discount for that, but you have to ask. Gunsight will pretty much give a 10% standard across the board, Buythgun varies between 5-10%, 2Roy the same.
2roy info has just been updated. Map isn't there yet, but new address is
i was there yesterday) very friendly staff and boss) and perfectly speaks English.
Originally Posted by lacanuck24
Are there any stores closer to the Sinchon station?
Hello everybody! Where in Gwangju can play airsoft game please help!
there's a store at the Sindorim technomart... i think it's the 5th or 6th floor, right next to joyhobby, called gun box. not having much experience yet i can't comment on its selection and prices and all that but when i went by there the staff was friendly and helpful.
Haha is their website serious? 90% of the stuff is marked as sold out...