"I am extremely impressed with this gun. I reenact world war 2 and this gun perfectly suits my uniform (fighting first productions on youtube) sorry for the spam but it looks the part to reenact, it feels nice I my hands and is just an awesome gun to look and ogle at. I have used it in many battles and never has this gun failed me, the mag that it came with feeds nicely, it has a constant fps and rate of fire and always gets the job done. One small thing that can be fixed is that on the action a screw fell out so now i can't open my action. All you have to do is tighten it when it comes out of the box and it will be fine. I just replaced it with another screw. All in all, I give it a 4.5 out of 5. It is such a nice gun. Buy it RIGHT NOW! Don't hesitate. "Like several others, I received this BAR from a box o' awesome. Overall, I don't have a very positive impression of it. Many of its issues stem from the same problems the historical BAR had: it's too low-capacity to be a proper squad LMG, and it's too large and heavy to be a handy assault rifle.
The bipod on this airsoft gun is historically accurate--which means it's heavy, clumsy, and utter rubbish. It's locked into position with wingnuts, so to fold or unfold the bipod you need to loosen two wingnuts, then re-tighten them. Another pair of wingnuts fixes the leg extension. However, one of the wingnuts on my gun's bipod won't actually hold the extending leg in place, even when fully tightened. On the positive side, it's also historically accurate to remove the bipod and throw it away--the GIs didn't like it any better than we do today.
As other reviews have mentioned, the wood stock and grip tend to wobble, unless you want to do some work on them. The flip-up rear sight is a (historically accurate) tiny pinhole, more suited for sharpshooting than support fire. But you can aim adequately for airsoft-range engagements with the rear sight down. There's also a large MADE IN CHINA stencil on the receiver, which could irritate the reenactment crowd.
The historically-sized magazines also handicap the gun. You get wind-up hi-caps with the capacity of a mid-cap M4 magazine. You don't have the high-capacity magazine options that an M249 does.
You'll need a beefy battery to power this gun; but the magazine space in the wooden stock limits your options. You have a large oval cavity which is only 4.5 inches deep, too short for even small-type magazines. From there, the space narrows down to a roughly 1.5 inch cylinder. So a long stick or maybe an uneven nunchuck type of battery will be needed.
On my gun, the trigger pull is EXTREEEEMELY long before the gun shoots. It doesn't go off until the trigger is bottomed out. And even a slight lessening of pressure will interrupt the automatic fire. Since no other reviewers have mentioned this, I'm assuming it's a build issue with this particular gun. But something to check for when you're taking yours out of the box.
Unless you specifically want a BAR for your WWII kit, I wouldn't recommend this gun. As airsoft guns go, it's essentially a big, heavy, low-capacity assault rifle. That said, most of its flaws come from John Moses Browning rather than the airsoft manufacturer, so I'm giving it three stars instead of two. "Well, where should I begin, this thing throws bbs like a 3rd grader throws dodgeballs. The listed fps is between 380-400 fps, I was using a 9.6v batter and it shot maybe about 50fps? Anyway that would be okay and easy to fix with a better battery, but there's more. The magazine doesn't stay locked in the chamber, parts are falling off, and couldn't shoot my friends who were twenty feet away from it.
When I first bought the mystery box I thought that if I got this gun it wouldn't be bad, and I was wrong. If you intend to spend $300 instead of $200 for this thing don't, its a rip. I would have to say that the best part of the mystery box I bought was the crappy James Bond pistol that came on the side. So overall don't buy it Read More Reviews Write a Review
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BAR M1918 A2 Full Size Full Metal Airsoft AEG Rifle w/ Steel Bipod and Real Wood by Matrix
This is a true replica-- a faithful reproduction of a piece of military history. It's as real as it gets with this full metal, real wood airsoft Browning Automatic Rifle.
In response to the US's urgent need of a standardized automatic weapon towards the end of the first World War, John Browning introduced two types of automatic weapons to Congress for consideration; one of which was the single infantry operated, shoulder fired Browning Automatic Rifle also known as the BAR. The new select fire, air-cooled, long stroke piston operated weapon was so impressive that it was unanimously recommended for immediate adoption into service. Even though the weapon saw limited use in WWI due its late introduction, the battles it participated in were heavily impacted by the presence of this man portable light machine gun. Despite its low ammunition capacity, its mobility and ability to be operated by a single infantryman made it a force multiplier on the battlefield. The results were so impressive, other Allied nations requested for immediate adoption of the BAR.
Throughout its service life, the BAR saw action in WW2, Korean War, and even into Vietnam before it was replaced by the M60 Machine Gun. During this time the weapon was used by various nations such as Belgium, Poland, and Sweden as well as being adopted by law enforcement for its awesome unrivaled firepower.
The Limited Edition Matrix BAR is a faithful replica of the original. This airsoft adaptation is the perfect AEG to complete any WWII collection or military reenactor's loadout. The Matrix BAR features all metal construction complete with real wood furniture and is designed for realistic field stripping. The Matrix BAR is no lightweight, and it reflects the heavy duty ruggedness of the weapon it was modeled after. Included with the BAR is the optional carry handle and steel bipod to fit the light machine gunner role.
Features: Replica BAR gas system Fully upgradable gearbox Realistic field stripping Complete real wood stock, hand guard, and barrel handle Full metal outer barrel assembly Full metal receiver assembly Full metal trigger and trigger guard Full metal front and rear sights Length:
360~400 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
Full metal, proprietary, utilizes Ver. 2 gearset and cylinder head
9.6v Small Butterfly Type recommended (Battery not included. Wired to the stock with a Small Tamiya connector)
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
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