Buddy Morda (Airsoft Team Unity, Šiauliai) is back with another article. This time he shares his new review about best friend. So, for your attention, we have the pleasure to post G&P M4 Autobot review. Thanks Morda, and you guys have a good read.
I was infected with airsoft for quite a long time now, my first weapon was the AK74, which then was replaced with the CA M15A4 Sportline. M15A4 served long and well, even though his body is plastic, but it’s a bit of a plus for longer games. I had the opportunity to carry the URX for half an hour, which is made of metal, and I could say it is quite a heavy weapon. Although my Sportline was not bad, but over time he fed it to me, so I decided it was time to buy another AEG.
It was quite difficult to decide what I want. After much deliberation, I decided to choose my new gun from the G&P models: LMT, Magpul MOE, MK18 Mod I or M4 Viper. However, no model had parts I would like to see on my new toy.
After some search I have found that G&P produces “Autobot” model, which had everything I would like to see on my new AEG. So I started searching for shops, where I could purchases it with a minimum risk. Unfortunately, this model is sold in a very few online Airsoft shops… and I checked tons of e-shops (USA, UK, Fr, China, etc.).
After considering all the options, I chose the store and now I have this baby in my hands!
I will review my new best friend for you.
Technical data (according to the vendor):
- Length: 700mm / 785mm;
- Weight: 4130g (with M203);
- Housing: Metal and ABS (plastic);
- Gearbox’as: 8mm bearings;
- Powered by G&P M120 Hi-Speed;
- Inner barrel length: 10.5 “(266.70 mm);
- Battery not included, it is recommended to use 7.4 lipo.
The kit includes:
- Magpul PTS PMAG (120rds);
- Magpul type metal lower casing;
- Vltor type top metal casing;
- Magpul PTS MBUS sights;
- SPR Type Cocking Handle;
- CQB / R belt attachment;
- Magpul PTS MOE grip;
- Magpul PTS MOE butt stock;
- LMT Type M203 projector;
- DD RIS 9 inches;
- KX3 type fire damper.
Part I. Eexterior
After opening the box I find the gun wrapped in bubble wrap, no pictures on the box, only two stickers on the corner.
Top image show how gun looks out of the package and bottom one show same gun just “I have put on everything I had” :)
The weapon looks quality.
First of all I’ve removed the M203 grenade launcher. This can be done by unscrewing the two screws on each side of the RIS – this takes RIS with M203 off. To take M203 from the RIS, you have to unscrew two more screws.
M203 has a strange markings, it is unclear what the manufacturer is, but it is firmly made.
With the lower RIS attached gun looks much better :)
The red tip is replaced with mini silencer (icluded).
Crane stock looks tight, can be removed, has several positions.
Housing is not made of pure metal, it is some kind of alloy so this makes it much lighter.
RIS is screwed to body firmly.
It is relatively hard to pull the charging handle that uncovers the HopUp chamber. The charging handle does not want to returnt to its defult position by it self, so you have to push it a little bit. In some way it is convenient as you dont need to hold the charging handle to adjust the hopup.
MBUS (Magpul Back-Up Sight) works flawlessly.
I was a little bit disappointed because I thought that thepackage includes the so-called ambidextrous sling loop, unfortunately, but it was different. I am planing to replace it soon.
Another small surprise – a mini dean battery connector. Well, its ok, it takes less space in crane stock.
Altogether this AEG feels very good in my hands. Although, I have sold my battery with the old AEG, but was able to borrow another and test this bad boy. Chronos showed stable 92 m/s.
Somehow HopUp does not lift the BB’s so this will need checking. I am planing to disassemble the gb and will write about it after first game.
Thanks for reading.