2 Customer Reviews "Not a lot of reviews on this gun yet, but lots of questions via facebook posts so I thought I would add a review.
The overall build of the gun is quite solid. It weighs around 6 pounds unloaded with no batteries. A small amount of play has developed in the front lower hand guard in the 6 months since I purchased it. The receiver cover has never closed properly on it's own due to a slight manufacturing defect (might only be limited to mine) that requires me to slightly squeeze the lower receiver together to fully lock it in. The metal receiver parts and outer barrel assembly have a nice matte black finish. The standard orange flash suppressor was easily removed for a more appropriate black metal one (14mm negative / counter-clockwise). Being a left handed shooter the custom selector switch does nothing for me, but righties that have tried it like it. I immediately, and easily, disconnected the blowback feature by simply opening the receiver cover. The ergonomic pistol grip is comfy. The mag release took some practice to get use to, but I now prefer it over the traditional style.
I am guessing it comes with a torque motor as it shoots around 14-15 rps with an 11.1 v li-poly and an M115 spring. The gun came with three springs in the box (~450 fps / ~425 fps / ~370fps). I have not had a need to crack the gearbox open yet so I cannot comment on the internals. The wiring appears to be the nicer silver plated. It has a large type 20 amp blade fuse easily replaced at any automotive store or radio shack. The motor connections are standard spade type for easy motor swap (a plus above CYMA which solders their motor connections). 8mm roller bearings are stock on this gun so one less future upgrade. A nice feature is the quick change spring. Simply remove the crane stock and the buffer tube (four screws) and swap the spring (7mm hex key needed). I've only put around 20k rounds through the gun and no problems to report. Shoots as straight as straight can be with a low velocity spherical plastic rounds with the stock barrel.
One of the key features is the ability to run two batteries simultaneously. The batteries must be of the same voltage and chemistry (ie 11.1 v li-poly or 9.6 v nimh). The wiring is done in parallel so you get the combined mAh of both batteries (NOT the combined voltage). What the heck does that mean? Basically the voltage of the battery (the higher the number) impacts how fast the gun shoots (yes there are other variables that affect the speed). The higher the mAh (milliamp hours) of the battery the longer it shoots before having to be recharged. If you use two 1600 mAh batteries you get 3200 mAh of run time.
The crane stock holds a standard crane stock type battery available here on Evike. I am using the BAT010 11.1 li-poly.
Under the receiver cover in the alternate battery position it can hold from a 8.4v to at least a 10.8v stick battery. You might be able to get a 12v stick battery in there, but since I do not own one I cannot say for sure. The Matrix BAT-LP-M003 11.1 li-poly stick battery can be used but requires a certain amount of finesse, patience and wire management to get it to fit.
In my opinion "standard" AK style mags (either 47 or 74) just do not look right with this gun. I am using the MAG-C106 450 round Polymer Bulgaria/Magpul PTS type. Tacti-cool gun requires tacti-cool mag. I also have an M4 and the Magpul PTS type AK mags fit perfectly into my M4 mag pouches.
Would I recommend this gun to someone? Absolutely! "I bought this gun as my first Airsoft gun. It shoots great and the best thing about it is that it has the two battery system. I can play all day long at a war game and never have to recharge. Also the top rail system is great for my optics. A great buy if you want an AK. Write a Review
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APS Advanced AK209 Tactical AK74 Airsoft AEG Electric Blowback Rifle
The AK74, Russiaís answer for a rifle chambered in an intermediate cartridge similar to that of the NATO 5.56x45 cartridge. Developed in 1974 by Mikhail Kalashnikov; the new modernized rifle chambered in the 5.45x39 offered better accuracy and improved reliability over the already successful and very reliable AK47/AKM rifles.
APS brings us an airsoft adaptation of the AK74 rifle with even more modernized features such as an integrated top rail for mounting optics, an M4 style crane stock and buffer tube to allow the operator to adjust the length of pull of the rifle, an improved mag release for faster reloading, and a light weight polymer railed hand guard to attach additional accessories while at the same time cutting down the weight from the traditional wooden hand guards. At the heart of the rifle is APSís Full Metal Hybrid gearbox which features a convenient quick spring change system which allows you to change out the spring without disassembling the gearbox. Coupled with the Electric Blowback feature of the Hybrid Gearbox, this AK offers simulated recoil and cycling of the bolt for enhanced realism. Features: Aggressive Styling Full Metal Receiver Integrated Metal Top Rail for Optics Low Profile Front and Rear Sights Polymer RIS Front End Tactical Foregrip included Ergonomic Pistol Grip Dual Battery Wiring System Allows the Use of 2x Batteries at the Same Time! Built-in Tactical Magwell for Fast Reloads Retractable Crane Stock with QD Sling Swivel Redesigned Mag Release for Faster Reloads Ergonomic Selector Switch; Change Firing Modes with Trigger Finger Full Metal HYBRiD Gearbox with 8mm Bearings Low Resistance Nickel Trigger Switch Length: 860mm-950mm, Adjustable Weight: 3900g Inner Barrel: 410mm Magazine Capacity: 500rd Hi-Capacity. Works with Matrix, G&P, Tokyo Marui and other compatible AK Series Airsoft AEG Magazines Muzzle Velocity: 390~430 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs) Thread Direction: 14mm Negative Gearbox: Ver 3 Full Metal, Fully Upgradeable Motor: Short Type Fire Modes: Semi/Full-Auto, Safety Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Vertical Grip Battery: Small Butterfly Type recommended for Stock Tube / Stick Type recommended for Receiver (Wired to Upper Receiver and Stock Tube with Small Tamiya Connectors. Battery not included) Hopup: Yes, Adjustable Manufacturer: APS Note: When using dual battery wiring it is recommended that both batteries have the same voltage and chemistry (ie. two 9.6v NiMH, or two 7.4v LiPo, etc)
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