1 Customer Review "A solid 4/5 rating. I don't believe any gun deserves a 5/5 except for maybe the elite version of the UMP .45. I had some initial problems with this gun. Mainly it came with a broken hop up. This is attributed to the fact that it's designed somewhat cheaply IMO. Plastic chamber that's pretty proprietary to ICS. Be very careful when adjusting the wheel and you should be fine. I had to RMA back to evike and that was a pain. (Always call evike, never rely on their online support systems you won't hear back otherwise) in the time it took to hear back from evike, the piston stripped after maybe 100 test shots. After about a month I got the replacement APE and the same thing happened to the piston. It's a bummer that ICS would include such a crap piston in a very high end aeg. The split gearbox did make it easy to replace the piston with a g&p one and I've had no problems yet, though the blowback function is engaged by that stock piston so you will lose that function.
Now, externally the build quality is absolutely superb. I've never owned a gun that's this well put together. It is quite heavy but not stupid heavy. so if you're a small build either harden up or find a different model. I have noticed that the third lever that you push up to release the magazine can and will catch on your gear and jettison the mag while you're carrying it. Tightening the Allen screw and disabling the switch all together will fix this. Most m4 magazines will not fit this guy without removing material from the top of the magazine. It's an easy fix if you're crafty like me. I believe that KWA mags will fit without modification.
Battery space is verrry tight, but you can find an 11.1 to fit. Just be aware of it. ROF is extremely impressive and FPS with a g&p piston clocked in at an average of 397 from 3 shots. No joke, it's that good. Most ICS guns shoot like this. The gun has plenty of range with its stock barrel and accuracy is very good but not great. I will be Popping in a madbull hop up and hoping that will get my groupings tighter.
The gearbox is shimmed very well. It sounds and feels like fantastic when fireing. Truly a fine tuned machine. I would recommend taking apart the upper gearbox and cleaning and re lubing it as you should all gearboxes. Its a bit of a pain but you will notice a difference.
All and all this is an excellent gun that will serve a experienced airsofter quite well. It's not without its issues, but the design of the gun will make it much easier to troubleshoot and repair than a gun with a conventional gearbox. If you have the money, the knowledge, and the ware withal to hump a heavy gun around all day I would HIGHLY recommend the ape. REMEMBER: if you're buying this gun, put a high quality polyacetyl piston in your cart as well. The g&p one is $16 and you're going to need it. Write a Review
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Optics shown in images not included. ICS Pro Line CXP-APE Carbine Electric Blowback Airsoft AEG Rifle - Tan
The new ICS APE series EBB rifles utilize the same reliable split gearbox as the standard CXP rifles with their easy to disassemble and convenient to maintain design. The new APE rifles feature fully ambidextrous controls as well as modular Keymod rails for a comfortable and customizable platform for the end user. The design of the rifle was to be ergonomic and easy to use.
Features: High quality, heavy weight aluminum alloy upper and lower receiver Monolithic upper receiver with full length top rail Ambidextrous fire selector, magazine release, and bolt stop Unique one hand operated magazine release without needing to take your hand off fire control Reversible (left/right) charging handle Precision CNC machined Airsoft Keymod hand guard with 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, and 9 o'clock Keymod attachment points Realistic electric blowback design Functional mock bolt stop Metal flip-up front and rear sights Ergonomic polymer pistol grip Adjustable folding polymer stock Adjustable cheek rest Comfortable no-slip soft rubber butt pad Front QD sling attachment point Rear belt style sling loop Full metal ICS split gearbox for easy maintenance and upgrades Compatible with 11.1v LiPo batteries High capacity, lightweight, polymer magazine with opaque window to show remaining BBs Length:
640mm (Folded) 825mm - 920mm, Adjustable
300rd Hi-Capacity. Works with Matrix, Tokyo Marui, ICS and other compatible M4 / M16 Series Airsoft AEG Magazines
380~400 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
Ver 2 Full Metal ICS Split Type
ICS Turbo Long Type
11.1v Small Stick Type LiPo recommended (Battery not included. Wired to stock with Small Tamiya connector)
Gun, Magazine, Manual, 3x 2.25" Keymod Rail Pieces, QD Sling Swivel
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 VIDEO
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