WE Open Bolt Full Metal M16-A3 Airsoft Gas Blowback GBB Rifle

4.7 stars, based on 9 reviews

$330.00 $280.50

ID: 37273 (GR-WE-M16A3OB)
This gun has a muzzle velocity rating (FPS) between 366 and 500, and is compliant for export to Canada.

9 Customer Reviews

by wyatt b. on 04/24/2015
"Relatively good gun, not much to complain about with it.
From the standpoint of someone using it as a training weapon and for pest control and fun on the weekends.

Pros: realistic weight, realistic feel and operation, decent recoil strength, relatively accurate out the box, good FPS for medium to longer distance engagement,

Cons: does not accept some real steel parts such as magpul MOE hand guards and magpul enhanced trigger guards. However they can be sanded and cut to fit correctly.
this isn't really a con for me but could be for some other people, but because it has realistic weight it can tire you out quickly,
In addition some people may find it annoying that they can only use expensive mid caps with this gun forcing you to buy a lot of them and reload constantly.

However this can be a pro if you're using it for training purposes as I am.

I might suggest not doing tac reloads due solely to the fact that the mags are 30-40 bucks.

Now into my general thoughts on the gun.

I would only suggest this gun to someone looking to build a dmr or sniper style gun that is about as realistic as it gets before needing to have a background check.
This is due purely to it's sheer length and weight.

I despise playing CQB with this gun because of that.
However if you feel like playing the role of an armorer periodically you can go ahead and buy a collapsable butt stock and buffer tube and simply swap the full length out for the collapsable and run it with that.
However that doesn't fix the problem of the 20" barrel. Which is still a bit much for CQB.

So realistically you should keep this on the open fields and in a medium to longer distance engagements.

Now this could just be a problem I had with my gun and the mags but the bolt catch doesn't seems to always work correctly so you should probably count your shots and check the mag when you get to
Around 30 shots so you aren't wasting gas.

I haven't noticed much shake or looseness yet, however just as you might expect on a lower end AR-15 there is a little play between the receivers, and on the hand guard.

Other than that she's solid.

The barrel is standard brass and I'd guess it's about 6.03 or larger.

So I'd suggest getting an angel custom 6.01 inner for it.

However the only one evike has in stock is the 500mm and that's about 9 mm shorter than the stock and may cause some alignment issues.

I'll measure the inner portion of the outer barrel this week and add another post to let you all know if that will work or not.
I suspect it would but it would suck to spend 50$ on a new barrel to find out it's not gonna work.

One other thing to mention is about slings,
Now some of you might be thinking it's impossible or stupid to run a one point on a gun this long and let me tell you from personal experience you're wrong.

It's actually pretty bad ass.

Some of you may think it's not possible to run a one point but you can.

If you get the real Steel G&P one point kit, and a dremal or a file, you can simply file down the notch on the sling adapter and file down the protrusion on the but stock so it sits flush.

And it actually works pretty well.

I do however suggest setting up the one point sling in a way that it routs trough your plate carrier or chest rig so you don't have the whole weight of the gun hanging on your neck.
Also so you can rig it a little higher up.

Side note make sure
When you reload that you SLAP the mag to make sure it's set in the mag well.

They tend to miss the mag catch and will fall out.

Same as with real steel.

All in all this is a wicked gun and I would suggest it to anyone who is interested in doing real steel training for less money, pest control of small critters for a lot of money(red rider is cheaper and more power full for this job), or wants to bring as much realism into their airsoft game as possible.
by Blake Z. on 04/20/2015
"This gun has worked fine for me so far, though I've only had it for a couple months. I've probably fired 500-1000 shots out of it and have had very few issues. The only problem I've had recently was that the hop-up was back-channeling pressure and causing the weapon to double feed, but I fixed this with a quick adjustment. The bolt stop only stopped last shot for the first couple weeks, but I guess its no big deal.

-Metal (albeit handgaurds and grip)

-Mags are expensive
-Plastic handgaurd
-Bolt finish wears quick
-Bolt stop malfunctions

Overall, this gun is a great middle of the road GBBR with the capability to use gas or CO2 mags and has a nice heavy feel.
by dillan m. on 06/03/2014
good kick
high fps
easy to field strip
bolt lock works 10% of the time
mags are unreliable(leak,jam and,hard to load)
mag well was not formed right so 20rds wouldnt fit(a file fixed that)
the rear sight spring was missing
the rails were not in spec
(possibly mine was a lemon)
WE Open Bolt Full Metal M16-A3 Airsoft Gas Blowback GBB Rifle
WE Open Bolt Full Metal M16-A3 Airsoft Gas Blowback GBB Rifle

  • Latest generation of WE Gas Blowback Technology featuring an "Open Bolt" design
  • Gas efficient with high velocity, accuracy and range.
  • New GBB system with higher tolerance for cold magazines and weather
  • Co2 powered magazine available.
  • Realistic hard kick recoil blowback.
  • Railed Upper Receiver w/ Detachable Carry Handle
  • Adjustable Front and Rear Sights
  • Retractable LE Telescopic Stock
  • Working Bolt-catch
  • Full Metal Receiver, Barrel Assembly, and Stock Tube
  • Nylon Handguard, M16 Full Stock, and Serrated AR Type Pistol Grip
  • Integrated Front and rear sling swivel.
  • Fully Automatic / Semi Automatic select fire.
  • 100% Factory direct part support.
  • Authentic M16 A3 type extended hand guard.
  • Long barrel for superb accuracy and range.

  • Length: 1000mm
    Weight: 3800g
    Inner Barrel: 509mm
    Magazine Capacity: 32rd Open Bolt WE GBB Magazine
    Muzzle Velocity: 410~480 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs and Green Gas)
    Thread Direction: 14mm Negative
    Gas Type: Green Gas, Red Gas, Propane Adapter
    Fire Modes: Semi / Full-Auto, Safety
    Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Manual
    Hopup: Yes, Adjustable
    Manufacturer: WE-Tech

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