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Pre-Order ETA November 2020 EMG / Daniel Defense Licensed MK18 SOPMOD Block II w/ GATE ASTER Programmable MOSFET (Model: 10" Handguard / Black)

ID: 15567 (AEG-GP-DDMK18-Aster)
3.6 stars, based on 7 reviews
Pre-Order ETA November 2020 EMG / Daniel Defense Licensed MK18 SOPMOD Block II w/ GATE ASTER Programmable MOSFET (Model: 10 Handguard / Black)
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$404.00 $363.60

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  • Aluminum alloy fully licensed Daniel Defense receiver with stamped Daniel Defense markings
  • Aluminum alloy licensed Daniel Defense MK18 20mm rail, ideal for grenade launchers, optics and other 20mm accessories
  • G&P ver2 metal gearbox w/ pre-installed GATE ASTER Programmable MOSFET
  • App-based control station gives you total control over your AEG
  • Adjustable length of pull CRANE style stock
  • Polymer flip up front and rear sights
  • 8mm bearings for improved durability and lifespan
  • G&P M140 high torque motor
Patterned after the original ArmaLite AR-15, this venerable weapons platform has gone through numerous updates and evolutions through the years to become the go-to choice for military personnel, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooting enthusiasts alike.

The Special Operations Peculiar MODification (SOPMOD) Block II is an accessory system for the M4A1 carbine comprised of a full length monolithic rail system and a heavier free-floating "SOCOM" profiled barrel. The real life counterpart of this barrel would provide better accuracy versus the original and helps to mitigate heat when firing with a suppressor or when in cyclic.

The Daniel Defense licensed RIS II handguard is a free-floating, two piece, ultra lightweight front rail system. It provides a full length mounting surface for all 20mm Picatinny compatible accessories: From grips, lights, PEQ boxes and anything in between. The handguard system is designed to accommodate an M203 grenade launcher with no special tools required. Integrated Ambidextrous QD Sling Swivel Mounts Points provide modular, limited rotation to suit your preferences. The ultra lightweight, free float design allows for quicker target acquisition.
Evike Manufacturing Group (EMG) is the R&D division of which specializes in high end training and custom weapons. EMG works directly with the real firearm manufacturers to make accurate, high quality training versions of their weapons. With professional military & law enforcement training in mind, EMG strives to make sure each firearm is true-to-spec in form and function as possible. Individually hand assembled and quality control tested right here in the USA, great care is taken under the strict scrutiny of EMG technicians to ensure each gun will stand up to the rigors of real training.

ASTER V2 is a younger brother of well-known TITAN V2. This world's first 4th generation AEG Control System is destined for V2 gearboxes (including stock, low- and mid-tuned) and even for high-tuned guns (in case of EXPERT firmware).
Transform your AEG by replacing trigger contacts with computerized controller equipped with innovative optical sensors. Gain a unique tactical advantage thanks to the extremely fast trigger response and lots of other useful functions. ASTER's smart fuse protects your AEGs battery, motor and the controller, even in case of reverse battery connection. This feature, along with the optical sensors, makes ASTER the most durable drop-in unit on the market. You choose how to configure ASTER - simply via trigger or through USB-Link / Blu-Link* and our advanced GCS app. To enjoy full potential of ASTER, you can upgrade its firmware to ADVANCED or EXPERT.

Manufacturer: EMG / Daniel Defense

FPS Range: 380-420

Color: Black


Length: 690mm - 775mm, Adjustable
Weight: 2500g
Inner Barrel: ~255mm
Magazine Capacity: 130rd polymer midcap. Works with Tokyo Marui, Matrix, G&P and other compatible M4 / M16 Series Airsoft AEG Magazines
Thread Direction: 14mm positive
Gearbox: G&P Version 2
Fire Modes: Full/Semi-Auto, Safety
Battery: 7.4v / 11.1v LiPo Battery Recommended (Wired to buffer tube w/ DEANS connector)
Hopup: Yes, Adjustable
Package Includes: Rifle, Magazine

EMG AEG Starter Manual can be found HERE

About EMG

The EMG vision is to manufacture products the world has never seen before; products we would put our name on, and products that hit the spot! "EMG" (Evike Manufacturing Group) was spawned from the realization that if you want something done exactly the way you want it, you need to do it yourself, and we did just that.
We took our 16 years of knowledge as the market's lead retailer, our network of 300+ superior manufacturers, to work with inspiring top innovators in the firearms industry. That combined with the vision to invest into the Airsoft industry, an industry we believe in, EMG was born.

About GATE

Since 2009, GATE company has been designing and producing the most innovative AEG Control Systems and MOSFETs. GATE has premises located in Cracow, Poland with products successfully entered global markets and are being sold in more than 30 countries.

7 Customer Reviews

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by River J. on 12/31/2019
"I’ve had this gun for about a month now and I absolutely love it! I’ve put about 1,000 bbs through it and it’s exceptionally accurate with a very responsive trigger. The only things I don’t like about it is the stock which is absolutely terrible for trying to get a battery into it, luckily I ordered a PTS stock with it to put on it (btw I highly recommend that stock). The other thing I don’t like about this gun is that the bolt can’t lock back due to the mosfet (happens with all guns because the Gate Aster forces the bolt catch to be removed) but that’s just me nitpicking at this point. I use PTS mags which fit loose in all my guns except this one where they fit tight, I still run them with this gun I just can’t reload fast.

•programmable trigger is confusing at first but if you follow the directions carefully you’ll be fine
•Very snappy trigger with a high rof
•very light (could be a con)
•very accurate
•loud (could be a con)
•comes with a black flash hider
•the mag it comes with looks like a Pmag
•come with a pvc gate aster patch, credit card sized programming chart and a card of authenticity which is a nice touch
•looks amazing in person, even better than the photos
•wired to deans (could be a con if you only have Tamiya batteries)

•tight mag well
•terrible stock (highly recommend the a PTS stock)
•doesn’t come with a vertical grip like it says
•bolt doesn’t lock back but that the trade off for having a gate aster
by jackson m. on 03/12/2020
"The gun itself is amazing. Programming the mosfet was very easy. The binary trigger is so fun to use. There Is only one problem I have had so far with the gun. The information that was provided on evikes website about the gun said it was positive thread. I purchased a positive thread suppressor and flash hider only to find out that mine is negative thread. I’m not blaming evike. I should have checked the threads first before buying accessories. You might want to keep this in mind if you buy this.
by Robert Y. on 12/26/2019
"This gun is a great licenced replica. You have you DD rail, upper and lower receiver. It comes with the Aster installed in a good gearbox for most builds. I use the word build because of the condition in which the gun came. The gun shot right at 370 fps with .20s and 330 with 25s. Built perfect for cqb; however, I bought the gun for outdoor play. I had to change the spring and I went with the asg 125 spring. I changed the piston to a shs piston with a lonex cylinder head since the gearbox was open. The box comes with 8mm bearings which is a plus, and the gears are standard 18:1s. The motor is a g&p 140 which easily pulled the old and new spring. The motor connector came off easily from the gate wiring, and there is not a lot forgiveness in the motor connector wiring as it is a tight fit. After install, the gun shoots 360 with .25s.

The hop up is unable and inconsistent, and the bucking was soaked in oil. Bbs would fall 50 feet and would be all over the place making it impossible to use. I replaced the hop up with a Maxx model with and used a zci 275mm barrel.. the barrel extends out so a 270 mm barrel is probably the correct size. The Maxx has fitment issues in this gun and I tried multiple magazines. Dytac hexmags are too big, PTS mags did not feed well, Ares mags were too loose, Lonex flash mags would feed, and the one which came with the gun feeds well but it was very tight. Settled with the Evike high rps mags by G&P. First 10 or do shots would have issues if fully filled, but the rest of the bbs fed flawlessly. If you use these mags just fill up then take about 10 bbs out.

The bolt catch has a plastic plastic plate glued to the upper which makes comparability issues with a lot of hop ups. I removed the plate and the bolt catch works flawlessly now with any hop.

The battery compartment can fit 2600 11.1 lioin but the placement is difficult based on the design of the buttstock. Wired can get easily pinched if you are not careful. It appears to be a g&p stock. I ordered a PTS EPS stock to replace it.

This gun is overall a great gun for intermediate to advanced techs. This gun is not usable out of the box, but any of the mk18s are outperformed out of the box but cheaper aegs. This gun was bought based on the externals. If I was looking a great gun right out of the box for the price I would have got the Cyma with the quick spring change or a Spetna Edge, but neither will come close to the external excellence of this gun.

Since airsoft is half looks, this gun does a great job and it gets a 10 for that. If you are looking a gun to take right to the field then this is not it. If you buy with the understanding that you are going to have to upgrade it or use for cqb then you will enjoy this gun. For performance bout of the box I woul give it 1. If you replace the hop up with another unit then it would be a 5, and if you are willing to put the time into this masterpiece with these externals then I would rate it a 10.

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