About the MKII System:
- Heavy duty aluminum receiver w/ weather resistant anodized finish & laser engraved Salient Arms International trademarks
- Ultra-light weight design; vent-ribbed barrel w/ porting & high visibility fiber optic shotgun front sight
- Authentic Magpul MOE M870 stock and fore-end; aggressive stippling on forearm and stock for an absolute no-slip grip
- Steel action bars for smoother cycling and improved durability; improved steel lift-gate; heavy duty steel extractor; reinforced aluminum trigger guard
- Pre-installed +2 shot shell extension for 6+1 shell capacity
- Custom CNC machined anodized aluminum bolt w/ laser engraved SAI trademarks
- Easy fill gas-in-bolt design eliminates time consuming process of filling individual shells (7-8 shots per gas fill); a single 88g CO2 canister can refill shotgun up to 10 times
- Capable of mixing and matching shell loads per-user preference. Can fire up to 12x 6mm BBs with one pull of the trigger w/ realistic shot patterning; resembles standard defensive loads; realistically ejects and loads shells like an actual pump-action shotgun
The CAM870 Shotgun by APS has proven itself to be one of the most favored Airsoft shotguns on the market; revered for its realistic operation and construction, the APS CAM870 quickly became the go-to Airsoft shotgun for players looking for immersion. After listening to the feedback of Airsofters and industry professionals, APS went back to the drawing board to make the CAM870 even better.
The result is the CAM870 MKII. Identical in exterior design and build quality, the CAM870 MKII retains all of the hallmarks of the original CAM870 such as the pump action and shell ejecting action. APS however, has entirely redesigned the CAM870 gas system for the MKII system. Instead of using a complicated charging rig and having to charge each individual shotgun shell, the MKII gas system holds the gas in the bolt, requiring the user to only have to charge the bolt, reducing time spent loading and cost of shells. This convenient new system allows players to quickly top off their shotgun with a gas charge on the field with portable CO2 canisters (approximately 7-8 shots per full fill; 50~ shots off a single 88g CO2 canister).
Salient Arms International (SAI), a cutting edge and innovative forerunner in the firearms industry based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, provides expert gun smith services for a wide range of firearms. Catering to the demanding requirements of Military, Law Enforcement, Civilian, and even Competition Shooters; Salient Arms Int. identifies a weapons weaknesses and shortcomings and provide problem solving solutions to push the envelope of performance out of each weapon system. Bringing out the full potential of each weapon system provides the user with a huge advantage as well as boosted confidence in situations where seconds can mean the difference between success and failure, winning or losing.
Evike Manufacturing Group (EMG) is the R&D division of Evike.com 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.
A collaboration project between EMG and SAI, the Salient Arms M870 training shotgun feels and functions just like its real-life counterpart. Based on the APS shot shell system, each shot shell has its own self-contained propellant charge as well as the users choice of load. This unique system allows the training weapon to be loaded and cycled like an actual pump action shotgun; complete with tactical reloads, transitioning from one shell type to another, and shot patterning like that of defensive loads.Materials:
Steel, Aluminum, High Impact Polymer, RubberLength:
~280 FPS Per BB (Measured w/ 0.20g BBs and Co2)Magazine:
6+1 shells Gas Type:
88g Co2 Cartridge RecommendedFiring Modes:
Safe / FireSystem:
Gas, Pump ActionHopup:
No Hopup, No Inner BarrelPackage Includes:
Shotgun, 2x shells, CO2 chargerManufacturer:
EMG / Salient Arms International
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 SAI - Salient Arms Intl
Salient Arms International (SAI) is dedicated to providing elite weaponry to customers who expect only the very best in both accuracy and performance. Whether they are military, law enforcement, civilian, or competition shooter, we will provide them with cutting edge products that they can rely on.SAI prides itself on applying an out-of-the-box approach to industry problem-solving. We identify and address a weapon's shortcomings and then strive to create an improved and completely unique platform. Our approach to aesthetic design follows a very similar course. SAI places performance at the forefront of all its designs and that emphasis on performance creates a truly remarkable and striking firearm for the end user.We at SAI believe that a weapon designed around performance instills confidence in its user. That confidence can mean the difference between success or failure, winning or losing, and even life or death.
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"This is, by far, the most enjoyable airsoft weapon I've ever used.
From the weapon's packaging to its performance, I wouldn't hesitate to give it a 10 out of 10.
The box is tough enough to be its carrying case, plus the packing Styrofoam (it isn't literally Styrofoam, but I'm unsure of its composition) is sturdy, yet flexible enough to hold the weapon suspended between the top and bottom of the box, without ever slipping.
Needless to say, I was impressed with the aesthetics and functionality of this weapon. I purchased the Black/Magpul version and have put close to a thousand shells through it. Jamming isn't a thing for this weapon... once you've attained that muscle-memory for the speed/force behind a good pump. I've only had one bad jam which was my own fault for doing it way too fast. While the shell ejecting feature works beautifully, preforming the pump action too quickly can risk the shell hull's integrity, as well as the beautiful, gold gas chamber mechanism (more specifically, the tiny silver arm slightly protruding from it.) With that being said, I'd like to restate that the functionality is truly flawless and unrivaled when used properly.
Firing the shotgun has a learning curve, but it's a very sharp one. CO² refills, at first, were strange and made me wonder if it was filled 100% or not, but practice and repetition will familiarize yourself to the look, sound and feel of a spread moving at its optimal speed (meaning the chamber in the gun was filled to/close to 100%.) ** I'd like to note, from time to time, maybe when it's the right temperature outside, I don't know for sure - ONE refill of CO² can last me anywhere from 14, all the way to 17 shots fired, despite the company's claim of it only lasting 7-8. While it's more likely that a refill will last around 7 or 8 shots, it appears there are times where you'll get even more use out of it than you'd expect. That's a WIN. Overall, performance goes above and beyond all expectations or claims. ...not to mention, when you use this in-game and round that tight corner to some poor, unsuspecting individual - when they look & react - priceless.
In addition to purchasing the weapon, if you'd like to purchase more shells, other than the two included, that's $20/$22 dollars per 4 shells.
The 88g/90g CO² canisters are anywhere from $10 - $22ish area, depending on option preferences.
100 Cups & 100 toppers are $14 (both items packaged together as one item) (used for loading shells)
I highly recommend getting some high quality silicone lubricant, I got the $6 or $7 200ml aerosol bottle sold by evike and it works perfectly for everyday cleaning and maintenance.
**I'm currently looking into getting a thicker, grease-type for the receiver/chamber, I noticed it shipped brand new with an unbelievable amount already in it and I've noticed that it's finally looking a little thin and used up after five hundred shots roughly**
All in all, if you're considering purchasing this weapon remember; gun $10 (CO² (reoccurring)) $14 (lids/toppers(reoccurring)) $20 per 4 shells ($40 to fill mag tube.) Assuming you have some .2 bbs, that's everything needed, besides the lubricants which you can buy at a lot of local stores.
Last thing I'll add, is that it is one of the most, if not, the most realistic weapons made for airsoft. Meaning, REAL m870 shotgun attachments are flawlessly compatible (attachments that use the pins/bars that are wedged through the receiver/chamber area of the shotgun's body.) If you have funds, this thing can be even further customized to infinity and beyond.
There's no doubt in my mind, if you buy it, you'll love it.
"I'm rating the gun here, not Evike. I had issues w/ them but that's not the gun.
I guess I'll just go through a pros and cons list as everybody else does.
- Absolutely beautiful. Every part you stare at looks perfect. Feel of everything is super great too.
- 6+1 shell capacity is pretty great
- Reloading wasn't as bad as I had figured
- Shells are pretty durable
- Accessories! Stock extensions, shell catcher, Co2 charger, 2 shells, and 50 wads/toppers included in box
- Range is good for a gun of this type
- Occasional jams but almost every time is solved by bringing the bolt back most of the way and forward again, chambering the shell correctly. Could be more learning curve as well.
- Magazine tube sometimes stops the loading of shells after 4 shells. Rack the bolt back/forward and load the rest of the shells and it's good (though you shouldn't have to do this at this price)
- $550. Like sheesh. That's a lot, but for someone like me who was obsessed with it, it was worth it
- Co2 works for about 7-10 shells for me after a full fill, which is more than what the gun holds so I see no issue with that
- Shells aren't as pricey as previous generation APS shotguns
"I been a proud owner of one of these for a year now and I have to say this is among the most practical training tool there is. The new updated version making the gas charging much better is amazing!
If you are in the market for the best Airsoft shotgun, the most realistic Airsoft shotgun, or simply the best looking AIrsoft shotgun, look no further!
P.S: Convert yours to an MKII if you have the old version!