If you're thinking of investing in a compressor for air guns, these are your best options

Recently, our airgun expert Mat Manning  received the following question from an airgunner which got us thinking about the best options when it comes to compressors for air guns. Airgun compressors are the most practical way of making sure an airgun stays full of air, particularly if you live somewhere fairly remote without a bottle filling service.

The airgunner, wondering about refill options, wrote: “I want to buy a PCP airgun, but I’m concerned about keeping it filled. Most people seem to use a diving bottle, but they are expensive and, even if I invested in one, there is nowhere close to my home that offers a bottle-filling service. Are there any other options?”

The best option is a compressor for air guns. But depending on whether you want to spend or a lot or a little, whether you’re looking for something quite industrial or just something more simplistic, affordable, but that can still get the job done, these are our top picks for the best compressor for air guns on the market right now.

Thinking of more options for your airgun? Then don’t miss our picks for best rangefinders for shooting.

Compressor for air guns – what are the best options?

 

1. Cocoarm High Pressure Air Pump, £263.29

Best overall

  • Power Source: ‎Battery Powered
  • Voltage: ‎220V
  • Maximum Pressure: 30MPA
  • Weight: Approx. 18.5kg

+ Reduced working noise
+ Low pressure safety valve can relieve pressure tank
+ Practical wrench position
+ Water-resistant cover
+ Very reliable

 

With a machine plate made of thick metal plastic, this item is very convenient when it comes to reducing working noise. But it’s also very convenient and high performance, with it being battery power operated, enjoying a prolonged service life thanks to the low pressure safety valve and designed with two-stage compression and two water-oil separators for performance stability.

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2.HOOMYA High-Pressure Electric Air Compressor Pump, £259.00

Compressor for air guns

Best for easy set up and use

  • Voltage: ‎220V
  • Maximum Pressure: 30MPA
  • Weight: Approx. 17kg
  • Power: 1.8KW

+ Quick filling
+ Safety guaranteed
+ Stable performance
+ Easy to use
+ Versatile

 

This model is safety guaranteed and versatile, and with stable performance, this model is the perfect companion if you’re fairly new to airgunning and you’re looking to pick something that can be up and ready with minimal work. And with an automatic shutdown function and overload protection, this would make for the ideal entry-level compressor for someone who wants to make a bigger investment.

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3. HPDMC 220v 300bar Portable Air Compressor, £359.00

Compressor for air guns

Best for portability

  • Voltage: ‎220V
  • Maximum Pressure: 20Mpa
  • Weight: Approx. 19kg

+ Quick filling
+ Quiet
+ Easy to use

 

With a compacted and confined space design, strong security and reliability, as well as low noise, speed and vibration, this compressor is perfect for people who want to be able to fill up their airgun from a variety of different locations with minimal fuss.

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4. Spartan MK2 Hill Pump £89.99

Best for budget‎

  • Maximum Pressure: 30Mpa
  • Weight: Approx. 2kg

+ Lightweight
+ Portable
+ Durable
+ Reliable

 

For those of you who don’t want to have to deal with or carry around a heavy piece of kit, then this hand pump could be the perfect alternative. It’s far cheaper than its rivals, and even though, as you would expect, it comes with far fewer functions and isn’t quite as high performance, when compared to the price of the other compressors on this list it can still get the job done.

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5. OneV FT High Pressure Air Compressor, £179.99

 

Most reliable

  • Power: 1800W
  • Maximum Pressure: 30MPA
  • Cooling system: Dual Air & Water

+ Powerful motor
+ Anti-corrosion and waterproof
+ Increased cooling down speed
+ Explosion-proof

 

If you’re looking for a compressor that can still perform at a very high level, is robust, powerful and sophisticated, but will stand up to wear and tear, then this is the perfect model. It’s explosion proof, it has better cool-down speed and it will withstand the elements, making it ideal to be left outside if you haven’t really got space indoors. And for all this, the price is still very, very reasonable. In terms of being in the market for a compressor of this scale, the price is unbeatable.

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6. Orion Motor Tech High-Pressure Air Compressor, £209.99

Best for long-term use

  • Voltage: ‎220 Volts
  • Sound level: ‎78 dB
  • Power: 1.8k
  • Pressure: 30MPA

+ Adjustable pressure
+ Quick fill
+ Long-lasting
+ Cylinder head won’t overheat

 

It’s understandable that if you’re looking to buy a compressor of the kind seen in this list, and you’re ready to lay out quite a large amount of money, you’ll be looking for something that can give you years and years of use. This is the model that does just that. While you’ll get more than one airgun in your time, you’ll only ever need this compressor.

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