| Submited By: Erik .. on 07/30/2012 |
I didn't buy this gun at Evike because I thought $390 was a little steep, but I can tell you it's worth it (and most other places are selling it for $425)
Externally it's as you'd expect: High quality metal, CNC'd rail, etc. Just watch YouTube reviews. All the plastic parts are a strong composite polymer. The motor grip is not a standard AR15 grip: it mimics the 416 grip instead. The blowback action is a little weak, but this is the only EBB rifle I've shot. It seems to kick forward more than back. I prefer practicality and performance over feel and "coolness" so I disabled the EBB function. It was really easy: simply remove the bolt guide that move it with the action of the piston. Stock pipe has numbered positions. RAS disassembles just like the real steel version. Upper and lower receivers detach with the push of one body pin (all three body pins are self-locking btw). The selector switch is phenomenal: locks is securely just like a real AR15. Oh, and this gun has a functioning bolt catch which is tons of fun :)
The internals are absolutely amazing as well. One thing I heard about Classic Army is that their older rifles tended to be on the cheaper end internally. This is a clear exception. Inside I found
yellow polycarb piston
stainless steel piston head
- 3/4 cylinder (with a cool ribbed texture on the outside)
- 27.5:1 ratio high-torque gearset
- high torque motor (red top, silver housing, blue shaft. google it)
- steel spring guide
- polycarb wire harness
- steel cylinder head
- O-ring air nozzle
-Also, the GB shell is different from many V2s: the piston guide rail area had a series of small holes rather than large open gaps. This does matter because I found sometimes pistons without full side railing can catch on these large gaps - but Classic Army fixed that issue with this new shell design.
Buffer Tube Plate does not have sling points
Front body becomes a little loose after playing - easy fix with duct tape.