Isn't this the third gun review thread I've seen? Anyway, I write some reviews as soon i get some pictures taken.
Isn't this the third gun review thread I've seen? Anyway, I write some reviews as soon i get some pictures taken.
Not really a gun review but it's a mini-review on a novelty item.
FAKE RUBBER BAYONET
I bought this for ten bucks off ASGI because I get a kick out of this kind of stuff, and it's not terribly expensive.
So, it came out of the box in a little plastic bag and a plain black text label reading "PLASTIC BAYONET" so I take it out. My interceptor vest pushed the knife handle at an odd angle to the blade was kinda sideways but it's bendable and plastic so I was able to fix it pretty easily.
It's bendable, not sharp, you COULD hurt someone if you stab like you're supposed too. BUT if someone (Like 78% of airsofters) wear any form of vest or a MOLLE it could easily be used to simulate a close kill.
So it has a plastic sheath, it makes alot of noise bouncing around inside but it's a nice piece to look at. It secures to a belt (too big for a MOLLE ANYWHERE) by velcro, but it's not too tight so I had to position it in just the right place (Where the velcro on the belt meets) to keep it in place.
The knife is kept in with a velcro strap, which again isn't tight but prevents it from falling out.
The entire thing is black, it's shiny, but not sparkling so I doubt you'd have a problem being stealthy with it.
So now for the bayonet part;
The large part of the guard has a large hole in which goes over the barrel and the back as an indent which slips into that little black part under the front sight and locks into place. The hole is a bit too large so the thing wobbles around and it doesn't feel very sturdy or strong but it looks fucking cool.
You take it off by squeezing two latches on either side of the grip and there you go.
Not much else to say about it.
It's a display piece, a conversation piece and a slightly practical tool.
It's ten dollars, so it's not a big deal but the craftsmenship could be slightly better. Maybe it's not as tight around the barrel due to it being an M4 and not a full sized M16 but the entire thing feels frail and nothing seems to fit so, meh.
I was going to do a review of the KJW P226, but looks like the magazine is leaking like fuck. Once I get that fixed or get a new mag I might get around to reviewing it.
The mags I did get to shoot off felt great though.
Sounds good, I'm going to pick up some more mags next week or so, and we can do a ~jointops~ review
if you want me to add it faster, link me to it
The G&G Combat Machine Raider M4
(You'll have to forgive the shitty pictures)
So I needed a new gun as my CA M15 was on it's last leg. I needed something rather reliable and affordable and in time for my next game. I ordered the G&G Raider M4 based on the good reputation of the Combat Machine series of AEG's.
So, the first thing you notice about the gun is it's really light due to the polymer body which is the second thing you notice. It's extremely sound and durable, no wobble or signs seams. I've only had the gun for two hours now and I've already banged it around my accident with no adverse effects to the body.
From what I've seen the boxes for the CM's used to be big and flashy, glossy pictures all over it and a clear plastic frame to hold the gun. This box however is very different, it has a very plain and serious looking box (Which I prefer) and inside, the same plastic mold to hold the gun, (Albeit no longer clear) most people complain about the flimsy packaging but mine was very sound and even if it did get thrown around, why worry? It's a durable Combat Machine.
Along with the gun the box has a 400 round Hi-Cap which has a nice engraved "5.56x45" marking on the side, a manual for the original M4 Combat Machine (Which didn't help me at all.) and a bag of quality BB's.
I honestly think it's a cool looking gun, the externals are all matt-black and not glossy like most cheaper AEG's. The stock is a three point adjustable, although I found it could only go to the last two pegs with a battery and I didn't want to force it. The rails are all made of the same material as the actual gun and has some markings "B13, A11 etc." which I don't really understand but are neat to have none the less. The rails which I originally thought would chip or be fragile are anything but and they look metal up until the point you touch them
The barrel and front site are from the same mold so you can't take the sight off to mount another one, that's a very minor con.
I also noticed that the orange tip is threaded (Fuck yeah, my CA didn't have this) and although a lot of people bitch about the orange tip having a 'chip' in it, it's actually the same on the real steel version of the M4 and that notch is made to cut barbed wire.
The grip is really nice, having never seen or used anything other then a standard M4 grip in person this new design and texture is really comfortable on the hand, although time will tell how comfortable it stays during use or with gloves.
The gun is pretty bare decal wise. There is a Combat Machine logo on the one side, along with a big WARNING sticker, on the other side is nothing. I'm okay with this.
I wish they had made a blowback version of the Raider. The forward assist doesn't reset the spring like in the Blowback version. Charging handle has no purpose and the ejection port door needs to be pried open with your finger nail and held down (Hop up is really stiff too, I didn't even bother to try and adjust it though)
All the important parts are metal like the sling swivels, trigger and buffer tube etc but the body is of course polymer. The Crane stock confused me when I first went to order, you'd think you could use Crane Stock batteries in a Crane Stock but you need a Nunchuck regardless. It's a minor con, but the reason they have the Crane Stock at all is to fit the RIS system on and balance out the gun so what are you going to do? Getting the battery in there isn't a very fast affair but it's not painfully difficult either. As a side note, it has a replica gas tube as well, although I wouldn't have noticed if it didn't, it's a nice touch.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a huge chance to play with it today. Expect a in-depth look Saturday or Sunday after my next game.
I did fire off some shots though, although the accuracy of my statements should be taken with a grain of salt as we have hurricane force winds and I was firing into them. Even with the strong winds the BB's didn't really go off the mark very far and the range is excellent. The selector switch clicks crisply into place and the rate of fire is excellent as well. Not all magazines are a perfect fit, my CA mags, STAR mags (Along with another off brand Hi-Cap) were all lose fits. I fixed it by wrapping electric tape around them to fit them in snug and they fire without a problem now.
The GI slip I got with it says it chrono'd at 335 FPS
I adore this gun already, it's refreshing to have a gun like this out of the box when the gun you've been using is a piece of shit. I can't wait to use it, I don't know if I'll even need a new Primary for Christmas (I was planning to get a KWA but this gun is pretty well rounded as it is)
* Tough, Durable Polymer Body and RIS system
* Great internals, accuracy, range, power out of the box.
That about covers it, right?
* Crane Stock isn't as functional as I'd like, only accepts Nunchucks. It was required to fit the RIS though.
* One piece barrel and front sight. (Although they're metal, which is a pro too)
* No spring reset or functioning charging handle (You get what you pay for I suppose)
Smart purchase, nice review.
Where is the Blowback version of the raider? I know ASGI has a custom gun which is basically the raider but it would have taken more time to build and I needed this by Friday. Yeah, just tried it out with gloves. Good to go.
I think it's time for another FP Gearwhores chat.
In all seriousness. You get what you pay for when you pay 11.95 for a gun off amazon (I had a 25 dollar amazon gift card hanging around, and some friends of mine were just getting into airsoft and are at the "walmart gun" stage and asked me to play with them, so i needed a cheapy gun) but this gun actually surprised me in it's build quality.
It's beefy and solid feeling unlike other cheapy springers and it's got a surprising amount of metal parts.
If you're in the market for a cheapy gun because you have some friends in the "walmart gun" stage then I would recommend this gun. If you're in the "walmart gun" stage, then save up your money and get a DE Trishot shotgun.
Looks like a pretty decent wallhanger.
There's a GBB version of that made by Tercel. It's on ehobby under marushin or maruzen, I can't remember
Meant this one
Thank god for Cubeman.
Might do a pack of reviews for my ECHO1 AK-74M, VFC M4 and the Rossia Gear towards the end of the month, once I get to field them more than once.
What bases need to be covered for these reviews?
I forgot to update the review of my F2000, so let's do it now. I'm just gonna copy and paste what i already had then add onto it.
So as everyone knows i scored an F2000. So, after finding out some stuffs about it, i figured it was time for a review.
There are two things i love very much about this gun, one being adjustable FPS, second being super fucking quick strip down, simply press the gray button on the right side of the weapon in, and slide the entire front assembly off the gun.
Assembly release button.
Looks like this pushed in.
Assembly slides right off.
FPS adjustment screw.
The hop up is concealed under here:
It has a P90 style fire selector:
And another thing i loved is the easy ability to "HK slap"(even though its an FN rifle) with out the bolt breaking like on other HK airsoft guns.
Now to get to the description. First thing i noticed when i picked it up was the weight. Not overly heavy, i could see carrying into combat. It was the perfect weight, it made it fell so much more solid. Most of the weight is in the back, and some say it makes it difficult to shoulder, and i agree, but its not so bad. Reloading is much easier than i thought, as the magazine is not that far behind the trigger. It was amazingly ergonomic, so comfortable to hold and shoot, everything seemingly in the right place. Cheek weld was perfect, i could sight in with no problem. There are some problems i have with the weapon, none too major though. First is that the buttpad is extremely hard to get on, its just the way its designed. Second is the fire selector, its very stiff and it has a tendency to move past the fire rate you want, because you will be pushing too hard. Firing the F2000 was fun, it has a slight kick, but not much. I didnt have a battery with me, so we had to borrow one of TAAs, and it was under charged, so i know if i used my own the RPS would be much higher. All in all it seems like an all-around-weapon, short enough to be used in CQB, thanks to its adjustable FPS, and long enough to be used in a field game. Now to build a BF:BC2 US soldier loadout.
Now for the update bit.
After having used it in multiple environments, multiple times, i've learned a lot about this gun. First, the range is not very good, and the hop-up leaves a bit to be desired. The receiver release button is extremely annoying, and has a tendency to push out during a game and fuck over the gun by releasing the current mags contents into the body of the gun. i have taken to duct taping this button during games. The accuracy is alright, not wonderful, and the hop-up is difficult to work with. If i ever upgrade this gun, it will be a new barrel, and a new hop-up. Because while both are above average, they could go with a replacement. This is not a useful gun for a field game. Why, you ask? Well, when i went to Revelations, the accuracy was piss-poor, and the range was just woeful. This may be in part to a dirty barrel, but the effect should not be that great. I ended up borrowing some guy's AUG for the rest of the day, or an M60. I lent someone else the F2000 to use. For CQB however, this gun is extremely flexible. The adjustable FPS is perfect for any site, no tricky spring replacement. The short forward barrel(past your forward hand) is MP5k length, making it easy to move past corners. The heavy back-weight is very managable as well.
Recently, the bolt handle on it snapped off. I'm the one who did that, on accident, i wasn't aware that the weight of the gun was resting on the handle, but this is a fault that should be brought up. I've also heard stories of the rear sight getting bent easily, and being generally weak, which calls into question the quality of the materials being used.
Bottom line is; It's without a doubt a good gun, but the inability to use this in a field game(at least, the short barrel variant), makes this almost exclusively a CQB gun. See this how you will, i still have no idea what i would use if i went back to a game at Ballahack. The polymer is very tough and handles EVERYTHING i throw at it, but the metal, not so much. It's not pot metal, instead appears to be aluminum, but still. Steel, on a gun with very few metal parts, cannot be that expensive.