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ICS Full Metal L86A2 British Military Full Size Airsoft AEG Rifle
[AEG-ICS-86]
$429.00
by glena g. Date Added: Monday 15 August, 2011
Initial Response: Wow, such a beautiful rifle. Fully stamped steel with legitimate trade marks. 350$ well spent.

Now, I've had this for about 4 weeks. So far, Its a great gun but like all airsoft guns, it has its faults. One of them is the grip. Mine has become loose and slides back and forth. Not terrible but c'mon ICS. Pay attention to detail

Externals: Very nice. The plastic used for the grip and butt are high quality and extremely durable. the steel is extremely nice, no scratches in the paint yet. So who ever painted this gun did a great job. the outer barrel isn't steel. I do believe it is aluminum, still nice. The Bi-pod is NOT steel. At least the footings aren't. They have already begun the early steps to rusting sadly. ICS is good but they need to chip in the extra cash for a full steel gun. Not 90% steel, 5% aluminum, and 5% iron. But to stop the rust, just keep it clean and make sure to use some gun oil or rem oil and clean it often.

Externals: Charging handle/magazine: The charging handle is nice but the tip is kind of sharp, so watch out all of you easy bleeders. It has a piece of steel on it. Its purpose? I have no clue, but it looks nice so I'm not going to complain. The charging handle can lock but it is kind of odd. You have to pull it back and then pull up on the lock. Then to unlock, you just pull it back again...simple.
Magazine is extremely nice. They sell extras here on Evike for a decent price. The magazines are fully steel with a great winder on the bottom. I've dropped it on the the ground several times and is hasn't skipped a beat. Miss feeds are common but its a hi-cap, what do you expect.

Internals:I'm not going to lie, this gun is extremely easy to take apart. Two pins and BAM! open up. Both pins are Never Lost Pins. But the one near the center of the gun is really hard to get out. I suggest a small rubber mallet to tap it out. Then pull both pins.

Internals: Trigger Assembly: I'm not totally sure what, or how, or why but this thing rocks. It is separate from the rest of the gun. At least it keeps the gun from jamming so I'm good with it.

Internals:Gearbox: Wow, is this thing a sight. It is the easiest gearbox I have ever worked on in my life. The FPS is adjustable here. Just pull out the pin, adjust the setting, and put back in. I have yet to take the entire thing apart and I don't plan to. The gun is so solid, it doesn't need any fine tuning.

That's it for my review. I'm not putting in a Pros vs Cons. Reason being is that you should read into my review as much as possible and make your own list. If your going to spend 350$ on an airsoft gun, read into it as much as possible. So everyone, this is callsign Dax_7 signing off. Happy Airsofting!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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