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