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Friday
Nov162012

Bolt B4A1 BRSS Blowback with Recoil Airsoft Rifle Full Review

Type: Airsoft AEG.
Manufacturer: Bolt Airsoft.
Model: B4A1 with BRRS (Bolt Recoil Shock System).
Materials: Metal & Nylon.
Weight: 6 pounds.
Barrel: 15 inches, metal.
Propulsion: AEG with BRSS
Action: Semi/full auto, single action.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic Airsoft BB (recommended .20 gram plus).
Ammunition Capacity: 300+ round magazine.
FPS: 366-400.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Bolt Airsoft B4A1 is fairly short and light as it is essentially just an on off switch for the internal electronic components. You can shoot this gun very quickly in semi auto mode, and of course in full auto when full auto position is selected. As is with all AEG rifles there is a bit of a delay while the spring is retracted and released, this is not as noticeable in full auto.

Accuracy: I tested the B4A1 Airsoft rifle by putting around 10 rounds into a target from 30 feet with .36 gram Airsoft 6mm BB's while using a semi rested position (sand bag in the front - standing in the rear). I used a non-magnified red dot scope for this test rather than using the built in iron sights. I got very good result in semi auto and even with the recoil making my sights jump around a bit in full auto still stayed well centered on target and got about a 1.5 inch group in both semi and full auto. My chronograph testing with lighter .20 gram BB's resulted in a 421 fps 5 shot average.

Build Quality: The Bolt Airsoft B4A1 Metal AEG Carbine is very well made with a full Metal upper and lower receiver, along with metal and polymer parts exactly where they would be on the real steel version of an actual Colt M4. The only plastic or nylon components are the stocks and the grips and perhaps some internal parts. I found the adjustable stock and magazine tolerance to be tighter than my King Arms M4A1 I previously reviewed which showed the Bolt B4A1 had a bit higher quality in the workmanship, for the most part the fit and finish was very good!

Realism: As with many Airsoft guns, there is great attention to realism and the Bolt Airsoft BRSS B4A1 Carbine is another great example of an Airsoft Carbine based on the Colt M4 platform. It is an AEG but because of the BRSS (Bolt Recoil Shock System) you get a very nice compromise between a conventional AEG and a GBB (Gas Blow Back Airsoft) gun. In other words, like a standard AEG I get that endless stream of consistent BB's flying down range on target but unlike a true Gas Blow Back Airsoft gun, I don't get that drop off in power and limitation to about 30 usable rounds per magazine . What I do get similar to a GBB is that recoil action that helps make the shooting experience so much more believable! Even the sound from the Bolt B4A1 is much snapper than a standard  AEG and more like a GBB. I also like the fact that the charging handle and forward assist work similarly to a real M4 and also the dust cover cleverly exposes the bolt and internal hop-up for easy adjustment along with the bolt cycling just like a GBB rifle would cycle which is similar to a real steel M4.

Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Great attention to detail with lots of working parts.
  • All Metal upper and lower receiver, lots of metal parts throughout.
  • Semi auto & full auto selectable.
  • High capacity 300+ round magazine.
  • Removable carry handle with Weaver/Picatinny rail underneath.
  • Nice high 420 real FPS.
  • Extremely accurate for plastic BB's.
  • Fully adjustable sights with two position Peep sights.
  • 6 position adjustable stock.
  • Easy access to internal hop-up system.
  • Realistic Blowback Recoil system (BRSS) for a very believable shooting experience!

Cons:

  • May not get off as many shots per battery charge as a traditional AEG because of the Bolt Recoil Shock System.
  • Does not come with battery or charger but most higher end AEG's also do not.
  • Not yet readily available in Canada, maybe we can change that :)

Comments:
The Bolt Airsoft B4A1 Blowback Airsoft Carbine is a great compromise for the avid Airsofter looking for a practical skirmish weapon, but also craving the realistic experience of having blowback with recoil which up until now was really only provided by Gas Blow Back systems. I really like this concept and find it great fun to shoot even if its just for plinking in the yard. The overall quality is very good and you just have to love the M4 platform it's based on. If you're into customizing you can mix and match many external and internal parts with other existing Airsoft mechanical parts and I would imagine real steel accessories. I like mine as is with my addition of a riser and Red Dot and if I every get a chance to get out for a skirmish this will be my weapon of choice for sure!

My YouTube Video Review for the Bolt Airsoft B4A1 (M4A1) Metal Airsoft Carbine:

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Bolt B4A1 BRSS Blowback with Recoil Airsoft Rifle - ASG B&T Mock Suppressors Update Video

I got a few sample products I wanted to quickly share with everyone :) First off Bolt Airsoft, a Taiwanese based company, sent me one of their B4A1 (M4A1 Copy) AEG Airsoft rifles featuring BRSS - (Bolt Recoil Shock System) which has Blowback with simulated recoil.

The Bolt B4A1 is designed after the M4A1 and looks and works like most AEG Airsoft rifles giving you sustained performance and the use of high capacity magazines but Bolt has added their BRSS - (Bolt Recoil Shock System) which gives you the feedback and recoil you would normally only get with a true GBB (Gas Blow Back) Airsoft gun.

I will be doing a full review very shortly so watch for it!

I also received from ASG (Action Sport Games) a few Mock Airsoft Suppressors, all of them are B&T (Brügger & Thomet) derivatives. It was nice that they sent me the version (MP9 QD) that fits perfectly on my ASG/KWA MP9. The other tow are the ROTEX-IIIA and ROTEX-IIIA Compact that fit perfectly on to a standard flash hider and even include one with them.

Check out my YouTube Preview Video of these Review items from Bolt Airsoft and ASG:

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Tuesday
Jun192012

King Arms Colt M4A1 Metal AEG Airsoft Rifle ON Sale $100 OFF

I have been hinting about an even bigger Canada sale on the King Arms Colt M4A1 Metal AEG Airsoft Rifle and here it is - now $100 OFF the regular price (Canada Store Only) so don't wait as I'm not sure how long this sale will last...

Make sure to watch my full Table Top Review and Shooting Review videos on this awesome performer!

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Friday
Apr062012

King Arms Colt M4A1 Metal AEG Airsoft Rifle Field Test Review

Type: Airsoft.
Manufacturer: King Arms.
Model: Colt M4A1 Metal AEG.
Materials: Metal & Nylon.
Weight: 6 pounds.
Barrel: 15 inches, metal.
Propulsion: AEG
Action: Semi/full auto, single action.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic BB (recommended .20 gram plus).
Ammunition Capacity: 300+ round magazine.
FPS: 450.

If you haven't already checked out my King Arms Colt M4A1 Table Top Review, make sure to do so for all the details and specifications on the King Arms Colt M4A1 Airsoft AEG Carbine.

This Field Test Review focusses primarily on how the AEG  M4A1 performs in feet per second velocity using .25 gram plastic Airsoft BB's, its accuracy in both semi and full auto and of course my comments on it's shoot-ability and overall performance.

For this field test review of my King Arms M4A1 Airsoft rifle I switched from the .20 gram Airsoft BB's to heavier .25 gram plastic BB's. I did this to have a comparison between the two weights since I had already Chronographed and accuracy tested the .20 gram BB's. As expected the fps dropped a bit, down to around 380 fps but still stayed very consistent for me as would be expected with an AEG styled rifle.

Another reason I wanted to test out the heavier .25 gram Airsoft BB's is because generally speaking, heavier BB's will shoot a bit more accurately as they are not as effected by the higher fps this guns is capable of shooing. The .20 gram BB's actually did well so I had high expectation for the .25 gram BB's and I was not disappointed! For this test I shot the King Arms Colt M4A1 from 30 feet out in a semi rested position (rested on a sand bag in the front and standing in the back). I shot 10 rounds in semi auto and got a very respectable 1.5 inch group which rivals any airgun in my collection! I also shot in full auto (I can't really tell you how many rounds ;) and the King Arms Colt M4A1 punched a nice 2 inch hole in the target. I would almost say it even beat out my other full auto 4.5mm steel BB shooting guns in terms of how tight of a group it can shoot while in full auto mode.

I am sure the Airsoft Hop-up system has something to do with the accuracy as the back-rotating BB's should keep a truer trajectory. One thing I notice while shooting this AEG styled Airsoft rifle, is that there is a slight delay from the time you pull the trigger till the shot is released. The trigger is actually activating a motor which in turn pulls the internal spring back, which then releases it once it hits the end of it's cycle. It's not a long delay but it is noticeable. In full auto it really does not matter at all :)

All in all I am again impressed with what an Airsoft gun can do in terms of both looks and performance.

My YouTube Field Test Review for the King Arms Colt M4A1 6mm AEG Airsoft Carbine:

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Saturday
Mar242012

King Arms Colt M4A1 Metal AEG Airsoft Rifle Table Top Review

Field Test Video now available here!

Type: Airsoft.
Manufacturer: King Arms.
Model: Colt M4A1 Metal AEG.
Materials: Metal & Nylon.
Weight: 6 pounds.
Barrel: 15 inches, metal.
Propulsion: AEG
Action: Semi/full auto, single action.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic BB (recommended .20 gram plus).
Ammunition Capacity: 300+ round magazine.
FPS: 450.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the King Arms Colt M4A1 is fairly short and light as it is essentially just an on off switch for the internal electronic components. You can shoot this gun very quickly in semi auto mode, and of course even quicker when full auto is selected.

Accuracy: Again, I tested this Airsoft rifle just like I do my other BB rifles and put 10 rounds into a target from 30 feet out using a semi rested position (sand bag in the front - standing in the rear). I used a non-magnified red dot scope for this test rather than using the built in iron sights. Like my initial WE SCAR test, when I walked up to the paper I was shocked at this Airsoft rifle shooting .20 gram plastic BB's. I again got a 2 inch 10 round grouping! I am beginning to think that a well tuned Airsoft gun can make for a pretty good target plinker!

Build Quality: The King Arms Colt M4A1 Metal AEG Carbine is very well made with a full Metal upper and lower receiver, along with metal parts exactly where they would be on the real steel version of the Colt M4. The only plastic or nylon components are the stocks and the grips and perhaps some internal parts. There is a bit of wiggle in the rear stock and metal magazine but this may be a Colt M4 attribute, for the most part the fit and finish was excellent!

Realism: As with many Airsoft guns, there is great attention to realism and the King Arms Colt M4A1 is no exception. It is an AEG and not a gas blowback Airsoft gun so it does lack some realism in terms of the hard hitting bolt action but on the other hand you can fire what seems like an endless stream of BB's in full auto with this AEG Colt M4A1 Replica. I do like the fact that the charging handle and forward assist works similarly to a real M4 and also the Dust cover cleverly exposes the internal hop-up for easy adjustment. The Colt licensing and branding throughout this M4A1 look-a-like help to really make this Airsoft rifle look believably like a real Colt M4 carbine. 

Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Amazing attention to detail with lots of working parts.
  • Full colt licensing and markings.
  • All Metal upper and lower receiver, lots of metal parts throughout.
  • Semi auto & full auto selectable.
  • High capacity 300+ round magazine.
  • Removable carry handle with Weaver/Picatinny rail underneath.
  • Nice high 400+ FPS.
  • Extremely accurate for plastic BB's.
  • Fully adjustable sights with two position Peep sights.
  • 6 position adjustable stock.
  • Easy access to internal hop-up system.

Cons:

  • Magazine and stock seems bit lose.
  • Canada version does not come with battery or charger.
  • Came with the orange flash hider, you may want to replace or paint it if legal in your area?
  • May be too powerful for inside skirmishes without some detuning.

Comments:
I was not fully sure if I would warm up to an AEG style of Airsoft rifle as I really enjoy the realism of a gas blowback type of replica gun. But the overall realism of the King Arms Colt M4A1 metal AEG really won me over and the added working components like the charging handle and forward assist along with the fully adjustable sights and 6 position stock just made it for me with this Airsoft Carbine. There is something to be said about an AR15 styled gun, they just look the part and this very realistic and usable M4 Airsoft replica is not just great to hold and look at but also performs very well which would make it deadly on the field! Now if only I could find some time to use it on the field ;)

My YouTube Video Review for the King Arms Colt M4A1 Metal Airsoft Carbine:

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