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Saturday
Nov232013

G&G CM16 Raider Version 2 GBB AR Airsoft Rifle Table Top Review

Type: Airsoft AR M16 Styled Rifle.
Manufacturer: G&G.
Model: CM16 Raider GBB 
Materials: Metal and plastic/fiber construction.
Weight: 5 pounds.
Barrel: 10 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: GBB
Action: Semi & full auto blowback.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 30+ round magazine.
FPS: 370+.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the G&G AR styled Airsoft CM16 Raider is very smooth, the CM16 Raider uses a mechanical trigger that once the charging handle has been pulled back or "charged", works in a single action only manor with a slight bit of take-up and then a light predictable release. Each time the closed bolt gas blowback system shoots a round in semi or full auto, the internal action is ready for the next single action shot.

Accuracy: So far I have not tested Version 2 of the G&G CM16 Raider, but I have tested Version 1 so here are the result I got with Version 1 until I do my official Field Shooting Test with Version 2. When shooting from a 30 foot distance I did get some nice closely grouped shots from the G&G CM16 Raider Gas Blowback but when shooting in full auto it did spread apart somewhat, maybe from the GBB recoil? Version1 of the G&G CM16 Raider GBB shot an average of just over the 325 fps, I was using .25 gram BB's and it was a cool day so you can expect higher fps out of the G&G CM16 Raider when conditions are better.

Build Quality: The G&G CM16 Raider GBB being built on G&G Combat Machine Platform is targeted more for the price conscience person. The quality is consistent and good and I did not mind having more plastic in the G&G CM16 Raider GBB as my plan from the beginning was to add a lot of extra accessories and starting out with a somewhat lighter footprint made the gun still relatively usable even when all geared up with extra accessories. I also feel the plastic or polymer fiber upper and lower receiver and RIS rail system will also wear better than steel as it is more likely to flex rather than break in many situations, not to mention metal will show scratches and wear more over time.

Realism: Airsoft AR rifles in my opinion are very realistic in general, even the AEG versions work just like the real steel AR's with working charging handles, dust covers, bolts, magazine, adjustable stocks and sights, but I would have to give the advantage to the gas Blowback systems like the G&G CM16 Raider GBB as it has a full internal bolt with some decent recoil, it can also be field striped very similarly to a real AR15 rifle. The shot count is more like what you would find in an M16 or AR rifle which means you will need to consider ammo shot assuage and reloading more carefully when using it in an Airsoft game.

Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Super affordable Gas Blowback Airsoft AR M16 styled Rifle.
  • Very high rate of fire in full auto.
  • Polymer shell is both light and very durable, does not show scratches or wear as easily as metal.
  • All most every part is operational - Fully Ambidextrous now.
  • Can be fully customized, lots of mounting points on the RIS Rail system.
  • Fully adjustable Crane Stock.
  • Removable rear Iron Sight can be swapped out for other sighting systems and hardware.
  • Version 2 is a significant upgrade from Version 1.
  • Internals can be swapped over to make it an AEG gun.

Cons:

  • Some people may not like the polymer RIS rails and upper and lower receiver?
  • Would have liked to have seen some sort of a plate over the pistol grip to finish it off.

Comments:
I already really liked Version 1 of the G&G CM16 Raider GBB Airsoft AR Rifle and even bought a bunch of magazines and gear to sport mine up for use in some local Airsoft games, the upgrades and improvements found in Version 2 are the icing on the cake! I am hoping the internal performance enhancements will increase the FPS just a bit and Gas efficiency somewhat over Version 2 but will find out when I give it a thorough testing shortly. If you have been a bit scared off by the higher prices of some GBB Gas Blowback Airsoft rifles then perhaps take a look at the G&G Combat Machine Platform CM16 Raider in GBB, it may just change your mind about Gas Blowback Airsoft rifles!

My YouTube Video Review for the G&G CM16 Raider Airsoft GBB AR Styled Airsoft Rifles:

Buy the G&G CM16 Raider GBB Airsoft Rifle in Canada - Buy G&G Airsoft Rifles in the US

Thursday
Nov142013

G&G Armament CM16 Raider GBB Version 2 Update Video

You may wonder why I am doing another video on the G&G CM16 Raider Gas Blowback Airsoft AR Rifle? That's because the one I have here in this Update Video is Version 2 and yes there is a difference. So far I can only tell you about the obvious stuff since I really have not tested it out to see if there are any other performance gains with Version 2 over Version 1.

G&G has made some improvement with Version 2 enhancing several areas:

  • First off, there is now a selector switch on both sides of the receiver allowing for left or right handed use.
  • Carrying on with the ambidextrous theme, G&G also added a magazine release to the left side of the receiver.
  • Another missing feature was a bolt lock out when your magazine was empty, this has been added and so the bolt will lock back about 1/3 the way back locking out the gun and letting you know when you are out of ammo.
  • The bolt release on Version 1 was just for show and did not function. On Version 2, with the bolt lock, G&G also added a working bolt release.

Those are some pretty significant improvements to the G&G Armament CM16 Raider GBB Version 2 in my books! So now it's time to test it out and see if full auto mode has been improved. I found with Version 1, that when using full auto, the G&G CM16 Raider GBB would have some trouble getting through a full mag dump but when shooting very quickly in semi auto had no problems at all.

Make sure to check back for my full review and shooting field test for the G&G CM16 Raider GBB Version 2 AR Airsoft Rifle.

Buy the G&G CM16 Raider GBB Airsoft Rifle in Canada - Buy G&G Airsoft Rifles in the US

Monday
Apr082013

G&G Airsoft AR Rifle AEG and GBB Comparison Test Review

Type: Airsoft AR Styled Rifles.
Manufacturer: G&G.
Model: Top Tech TR15 XL AEG / CM16 Raider GBB 
Materials: Metal and plastic/fiber construction.
Weight: 6 / 5 pounds.
Barrel: 14.5 / 10 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: AEG / GBB
Action: Semi & full auto blowback.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 450 / 30 round magazine.
FPS: 370+.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on both G&G AR styled Airsoft rifles is very smooth, since the Top Tech TR15 is an AEG, the trigger is mainly just an electric on/off switch that controls the motor. While the CM16 Raider uses a mechanical trigger that once the charging handle has been pulled back, works in a single action only manor with a slight bit of take-up and then a light predictable release.

Accuracy: Both Airsoft AR's where shot from the 30 foot mark in semi and full auto. The G&G Top Tech TR15 AEG seemed to be the better of the two and was a tac driver in both semi and full auto, I did get some nice closely grouped shots from the G&G CM16 Raider Gas Blowback but when shooting in full auto it did spread apart somewhat, maybe from the heavier recoil? Again the G&G Top Tech TR15 AEG outshot the G&G CM16 Raider GBB in velocity getting right around 375 fps over the 325 or so from the blowback, I was using .25 gram BB's and it was a cool day so you can expect higher fps out of the G&G CM16 Raider when conditions are better.

Build Quality: Even though both guns are at the opposite ends of their price point spectrum with the AEG being a more high end unit and the GBB being built more from the price conscience person. The quality is consistent and good with both Airsoft guns. The only real difference seemed to be more metal parts in the G&G Top Tech TR15 AEG. I did not mind having more plastic in the G&G CM16 Raider GBB as my plan form the beginning was to add a lot of extra accessories and starting out with a somewhat lighter footprint made the gun still relatively usable even when all geared up.

Realism: Airsoft AR rifles in my opinion are very realistic, even the G&G Top Tech TR15 AEG versions work just like the real steel AR's with working charging handles, dust covers, bolts, magazine, adjustable stocks and sights, but I would have to give the advantage to the G&G CM16 Raider GBB as it has a full internal bolt with some decent recoil, it can also be field striped very similarly to a real AR15 rifle. The shot count is more like what you would find in an M16 or AR rifle which means you will need to consider ammo reloading more carefully when using it. 

Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Top Tech TR15: Lots of metal and good overall weight.
  • Top Tech TR15: Very good Accuracy and FPS.
  • Top Tech TR15: Does have blowback action.
  • Top Tech TR15: Comes with fore grip and Rail covers.
  • Top Tech TR15: Comes with a battery and charger.
  • CM16 Raider: Nice realistic blowback operation.
  • CM16 Raider: Very low price point but still a very good quality gun overall.
  • CM16 Raider: Gas magazine is very well designed, well built and good usage of gas.
  • CM16 Raider: Rate of fire in full auto is nice and high.
  • CM16 Raider: Very compact and lightweight, would be great to pack around.

Cons:

  • Top Tech TR15: Blowback operation is very light.
  • Top Tech TR15: A bit on the higher end price point.
  • CM16 Raider: Has a plastic upper and lower receiver and rail setup.
  • CM16 Raider: Have to deal with the temperature related shortcoming of a gas system but you get a more realistic experience from it.

Comments:
The G&G Top Tech TR15 AEG and CM16 Raider Gas Blowback AR styled Airsoft Rifles are both great in their own respects and both have G&G's great quality control and overall build quality. You will just need to decide how much you plan to spend and how you are going to use one of these AR Airsoft rifles, there is definitely an overlap but the G&G Top Tech TR15 AEG will for sure outperform the GBB in terms of consistency and rounds going down range while the G&G CM16 Raider Gas Blowback will give you the ultimate realism with a truer ammo limit and recoil feel. The metal versus plastic is not really an issue and in some ways the lower weight of the plastic could even be a positive at the end of the day. Either way, both guns are winners in my eyes.

My YouTube Video Reviews for the G&G AR Top Tech TR15 and CM16 Raider Airsoft Rifles:

 Buy the G&G Top Tech TR15 AEG in Canada

Buy the G&G CM16 GBB in Canada  -  Buy the G&G CM16 GBB in the US