"You're getting a steal for this rifle! The Ikazuchi STAR is a rather remarkable piece in its power packed into such a small package. With the included battery and .20 gram bbs it was pushing 370 FPS stock, which is too hot for most indoor CQB fields. The trigger has a nice pull and is quick to respond and fire thanks to the pre upgraded motor, gearbox, and spring.
The body of the rifle has had mixed reviews and complaints, some being that there's rubber on the pistol grip, integrated foregrip, and the cheek rest on the stock. Mine does not have rubber on the foregrip or the cheek rest. The grip however is excellent for right handed shooters. Lefties may want to look into another grip to swap out for.
More about the body; everything that's not rubber is plastic for the shell. It's not a flimsy plastic but I have started to scratch the paint off of certain parts, which isn't too big of an issue as it adds to character in my opinion. However it's very well built and secured nicely to the base M4.
Speaking of M4 that is what this rifle is: a M4. Taking off the cosmetic kit reveals a full metal upper receiver, buffer tube, outer barrel, and a very sturdy polymer lower receiver. The trigger is metal but your fire selector is plastic, and a little too loose and long for comfort. It's a little too easy to put your selector between settings and jam your gun. But that's an easy fix once you open up the actual gun.
The overall feel of the gun is great. The pistol grip is very comfortable for right handed shooters and gives you a better grip. The foregrip has a few options on how to hold it, shooter's fancy. The weight is evenly spread through the main body, but leaves the stock a little light. This makes it easy to lift with one hand and shoot however.
My final thoughts and comments: A very interesting rifle that's sure to get noticed where you go and doesn't skimp on performance either, both for an amazing price.
tl;dr It's good. Buy it. "Let me start off by saying this gun is amazing.
It looks awesome. Everytime i go to my local field everyone just stares at it and tells me it looks sick. In a good way.
Pretty sturdy. Even though it has a plastic molding on it.
Decent fps for smg. About 350 fps with .20 gram
Nice integrated for grip.
Nice pistol grip. Its texturized and feels good.
Litlte rail space. Barely fit a bipod on it. Now have an offset flashight which also barely fits.
Front wired. Dont have a lot of battery space. I recommend 8.4 volt batteries. 9.6 volt batteries have to be shoved into battery compartment
Dont know how to take apart to get to internals. Hope someone might make youtube video on how to do it.
Overall this gun is a beast. Hasn't let me down yet. Definitely would recommend this to any airsofter. "This gun for the price is amazing. Out of the box it shoots straight and fast. I was using an Echo1 AK but I switched to this because I think it's a better gun. It's small and lightweight. The fore grip is well located and works well for sighting enemies. I'm in the process of making this a DMR and I'm hoping it works out well. I love this gun. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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S.T.A.R. IKA ZUCHI Type-0 Mid Range Battle Rifle
A unique rifle ready to amaze the crowd. It's futuristic and distinct look on top of pre-upgraded internals made it one of the best CQB rifle around.
Features: Reinforced New Li-poly ready reinforced "Black" Metal Gearbox. (For specifications see "gearbox") Tokyo Marui AK Beta Style Rubberized furniture. Enhanced finish from the original ABS IKA ZUCHI. Redesigned carrying handle from original IKA Zuchi to enable a scope mount and optics. Redesigned flash hider for all 14mm negative type mock silencer to be installed. Built in bungee sling adapter. (Ambidextrous design. Can be adjusted to fit both right and left.) 6 Position Retractable stock with metal tube & sniper cheek pad. SPR Type Sniper motor grip with rubberized finish. Cut off Sniper type VN 190 round hi-cap magazine included. Built in accessory rail for laser & flashlights. Adjustable Carrying handle rear sight. Perfect craftsmanship. Full upgraded internal shooting at high power for a compact / short barrel gun. High Torque Motor. M120 Spring Pre-installed Gearbox. Package Includes:
Ika Zuchi Battle AEG Rifle, Instruction Manual, Battery, Charger (USA Type) and 190 round hi-cap magazine.
350~400 F.P.S. (Will shoot over 400 F.P.S. if inner barrel length increased)
Select fire: Semi-automatic, fully Automatic and Safety
Adjustable Hop up. Dust cover pops open when lever pulled.
High Torque Motor
190 round hi-cap Vietnam style included.
Length: 557~640mm Weight 2760g
BATTERY INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Gearbox
: Version. II (Marui Compatible Version II with reinforced cylinder, torque up motor, new air seal system, "black" ultra reinforced gearbox, built in bearing bevel gear set and li-poly tested.)
S.T.A.R. USA. (This is a joint project by STAR USA, Matrix and JG)
Things you may need to get started: – Required to power your AEG; use a high quality battery and charger for best results. Battery and Charger – Stay in the fight longer by bringing more ammo with you. Spare Magazines – High quality precision 6mm BB’s recommended; Use 0.20g – 0.25g BB’s for best results. BB’s – Basic cleaning and lubrication maintenance help keep your Airsoft AEG in top working order. Silicone Oil Review:
This special edition IKA ZUCHI with the "STAR" logo is a special customized edition by the techs here at Evike.com and STAR USA with unique features you'll find below. By looking into the magazine well, you will see that the gearbox is the new reinforced "black" gearbox. Not the gray one.
The furniture of this AEG is not plastic like the 10 year ago model, it is the rubberized finish like the Tokyo Marui AK Beta.
The carrying handle is re-designed by technicians here at Evike.com so you can fit a M4 scope rail in seconds and be ready for any standard picatinny optics, laser and attachments.
The flash hider is redesigned with thread that will enable all 14mm negative mock silencers to be attached.
Built in bungee sling adapter. (Will cost you another $20 to install wtih someone else.)
Initial Look & Feel
: The Ika Zuchi will fulfill your dream of having something unique, powerful, accurate, out of the ordinary and compact. The distinguished shape, look and amazing performance will catch attentions. (The IKA ZUCHI discontinued kit is rare and $500~$800 if you can find one to install on your M4. In the past, completing this custom AEG will cost you well over $1000+.)
Due to the upgraded internals, it is highly recommended to eventually upgrade to a better battery than the free battery included. With a lipoly battery, this AEG will have amazing cycle rate, accuracy and power. S.T.A.R. is already working with Matrix and many other leading manufactures to create more custom upgrade parts for this rifle that will enable more amazing features like grenade launcher, large type battery and more!
For those that want a compact CQB AEG, look no further. This AEG is probably the smallest M4 / CQB rifle you can find. It will be your favorite CQB rifle with a bungee sling with the adaptor already built in. Adding a longer inner barrel and silencer will make it a great sniper rifle with the built in scope mount and sniper cheek pad.