"1st off great gun amazing quality all tho it didn't come with the bronze highlights shown here.
Aluminum body feels great
very small great for cqb
comes with a good mid-cap mag
Hard to get battery cover off
little on the heavy side
But all n all great gun "Owned for six months - when I first got it, the gun had a burnt motor/plastic smell which is mostly gone but still catch a whifff every now and then. Dunno what that's about...
The body is absolutely solid, no wigglin' at all. Tripped on barbed wire while sprinting over a hill ans went flying, landing directly on it - no damage. The paint holds up very nicely as well. The ejection port cover and whatnot isn't brown as the pics here suggest (they don't photograph brown for me either) G&P midcaps are a very tight fit, as are all the metal mags I have tried. I hate hicaps, but the one it came with drops free and feeds flawlessly. In fact, it feeds flawlessly with every magazine I have tried (elite force, g&p metals, mag, bamf, random hicaps, pmags, and those nice evike branded g&p mags)
Flip up rear sight when folded down has backup pistol sights; however you can't see through them because the release button blocks the view. The front sight has some wiggle. Gun was and still is unusable without an optic, as the sights are so far off. At 30ft, the shots are about 3ft up and to the left of where they should be. Not a hop up issue.
Accuracy is fantastic, someone hiding behind a bush is gonna get hit - you can drill a hole in any shrubbery with ease. Rifle shoots very consistently and due to the high velocity and short barrel (recently chronoed at 375-380) I recommend .25bbs. Hop up works very well and doesn't adjust itself all sneaky like. I run 9.6v nunchuk batteries, trigger pull is smooth and motor response is instant, automatic rate of fire is intimidating.
Problems: weird smell. Worthless sights, charging handle is low quality metal, part that engages the mock bolt shears off, and/or will disengage if you rack it all the way to the rear. T charging handle has literally fallen out during play and in doing so, also binded up and destroyed the blowback recoil spring. Rifle works just fine, but without that aggressive nail gun like shreik, this gun is missing it's panache. Once I find a replacement spring, I'll be able to love it again.
Overall, it performs well, has a lot of character and besides the T handle issue, has been completely reliable. It is a very dense gun, not advised for those lacking upper body strength. APS is a hit or miss brand, but no regrets on my end. "I've had this gun for about 2 months now if your looking for a smaller, cool-looking, rare gun then this is the way to go, it is a little over 370 FPS, I have had no problems with it, this is the perfect gun. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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APS M4 Guardian 8.0 Full Metal Airsoft Electric Blowback AEG Rifle
The new 2015 models come with APS's newest Silveredge gearbox. The all new APS Silver Edge Gearbox utilizes a unique polishing technique to remove burrs and surface imperfections from the gearbox shell. This polishing leads to an incredibly smooth and even finish that will reduce friction and lower the gearbox load. These improvements lead to a more efficient gearbox that will use less power, generate less wear, and allow for the smoothest cycle possible for enhanced performance as well as greatly extending the life of your gearbox.
Features: Full Metal Receiver and Rail System Fully Upgradeable "Silveredge" 8mm Ver2 QD Spring Gearbox Retractable Crane Stock Rhino Flip-up Rear Sight and Metal Flip-up Front Sight Full Metal One-piece Hopup QD Sling Swivel with Adapter Integrated Mock Silencer Length:
690mm - 770mm, Adjustable
~380 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
Ver 2 Full Metal Blowback, Fully Upgradeable
Gun, Magazine, Manual
9.6v Small Butterfly Type recommended (Battery not included)
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