"This was a disappointment. Lets face it, guns under 200$, you can't expect much (unless it's side arms). Usually the only good primary field rifle under 200 are sniper rifles. AEG's under 200 are known to have a max effective range of maybe 100-150 feet. Same goes with this gun. Effectively you can fire 100-150 feet. With hop up yes this can reach 200 feet, maybe even 250 feet, but past 150 feet you are basically lobbing a 10 foot or wider grouping at them. So you're lucky if 1 in 50 rnds hit the target.
When I got this gun I planned to have it converted to a polarstar. Long story short a lot of the "pro polorstar techs" refuse to do tavors because they are a pain to set up due to the custom gearbox. They will however do the new Wolverine xlt.
My biggest issue with this is that it's not close to real steel. I ordered a custom aircraft aluminum hand guard, made for the real steel tar-21, and it doesn't fit. The fitting on this rifle is too wide, too short, and the screws it would set into, are actually fake screws. So i'm trying to find someone local that has the Ares version, to see if it would fit on that one.
Internally this thing is a nightmare for upgrades. Even the simplest of upgrades (inner barrel, motor, hop up) are a pain to get to. Each and all basically include taking majority of the gun apart, including a good bit of the gearbox. There is no "cheap and simple" upgrades in this gun. it's not like an M4 that you can just switch a barrel out in 3 minutes, a motor in 3, a hop up in 5. Each will take considerably longer.
Also I use KWA pmags. I used to use them on m416 and had to cut a little bit off the front of them to fit. They fit into this magwell, but slip out. While i'm wondering if maybe the part I cut out is what's making it slip it, i'm pretty sure the part that the mag clip hits isn't tall enough. So be aware this might not work with many M4 mags.
Honestly if you are just starting airsoft and looking for a cheap starter gun, I would recommend heading towards a M4. I used to love m4's, now I hate them considering everyone and their grandma has an M4 or M4 variant, but they are the most straight forward to upgrade, cheapest to upgrade, and have the most variety of upgrades.
I would only recommend this gun in CQB environments. Field, a good player that knows how to sneak, stalk, and choose his shots carefully, can still make kills with this, but otherwise, spend more for a better rifle, or get a sniper rifle. "So far this is a wonderful gun. a tad bit backheavy, but that is to be expected from a bullpup. Fun to shoot so far, still tweaking the hop a bit. The only problem I have run into so far is that the gun doesnt seem to want to take magazines other than the one it came with (the mag lock wont lock properly with echo 1 M4 mags). High ROF with a 9.6, but you get an electrical smell from the stock when you fire. havent skirmished with it yet, will most likely be an awesome skirmish gun.
Nice solid composite body
The metal is solid
near perfect match to the real weapon
Wont seem to take echo M4 mags
Electrical smell after short periods of firing
its "that gun" from call of duty.
So all around awesome, Good looking gun, unfortunately they put it into a modern warfare game so now its just "that gun from MWF2". still a very nice gun. "This gun a is an incredibley well made gun. The polymer that its made of feels unbreakable in your hands. The accuracy is simply amazing as the bulpup design allows a very long barrell. I can see myself being able to dominate in any scenario be it CQB or Field play.
Compact (for an assualt rifle)
Excellent external build
pretty good ROF
battery installation is realativley easy
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*Scope in image not included IWI Licensed TAVOR TAR-21 Airsoft AEG Rifle by Umarex w/ Metal Gearbox (Dark Earth / Competition Series)
The Licensed Tavor TAR21 Full Size Airsoft AEG Rifle as seen on popular video game HALO is an innovated Airsoft AEG with many advanced designs.
"T.A.R. 21" stands for "Tavor Assault Rifle - 21st Century". The T.A.R. 21 was selected as the future assault rifle of the Israeli Defense Forces and will become the standard Israeli infantry weapon. The TAR21 is also being employed by special operations units across the globe. What makes the TAR21 so popular is it's bullpup design. The advantages of the bullpup design is that while it shortens the overall length of the rifle it does not sacrifice barrel length.
The TAR21 features a fiber reinforced polymer body, fully upgradable metal gearbox, metal outer barrel and much more! Flip-up front sight, rear sights and integrated scope ready rails gives the TAR21 a decisive advantage on the field. In skilled hands the Tavor is a formidable airsoft rifle.
Features: Fully Licensed Isreal Tavor TAR21 trademarks 8mm metal bushing metal gearbox. Integrated top rail New generation hopup system for enhanced accuracy. Functional charging handle and bolt. Bullpup "one-hand" and "long barrel" design. Compact size bullpup design for CQB and Field Gaming. Flip-up Front and Rear Sights High Strength Polymer Body and Frame High Strength Metal Gearbox with Metal Internals Quick-Change Spring Gearbox Metal one piece outer barrel. Fully TM Compatible Internals Tons of upgrade parts available here at Evike.com TAR 21 Top rail installed. Adjustable ambidextrous charging handle. Innovative front hand guard battery compartement for fast & easy battery replacement and power change. Length:
300rd Hi-Capacity. Compatible with Matrix, G&G, Tokyo Marui and other similar M4 / M16 Series Airsoft AEG Magazines
330~360 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
AEG / Electric / Fully Automatic.
750 w/ 9.6V battery.
8mm Custom High Strength Metal TAR21 gearbox, Fully Upgradeable with quick spring change design
Tar-21 Rifle, Magazine and manuel
9.6v Small Type recommended (Battery not included)
6mm High Grade 0.20g or heavier, Matrix and compatible bb recommended.
Umarex / Elite Force
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 September, 2012.
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