At first glance the Elite Force M4A1 from Umarex might not seem much different from the other economy class AEGs seen on the market today. Although, once you start looking closer you will find that this sharp looking rifle has some cutting edge features that you will not see on competing brands.
The rifle is manufactured for Umarex by the Hong Kong based company Ares and brings with it many of their innovative creations. For starters its gearbox, while based on a V2 design, has a quick change spring system which allows the user to swap springs without needing to open the gearbox. This is accomplished with a specially designed steel spring guide which with the aid of a hex key can be rotated a quarter turn and unlocked from the gearbox shell allowing the spring to be extracted through the back of the gearbox.
You will also find the trigger switch has been updated from the exposed type found in traditional AEGs to a sealed, once piece snap switch similar to those found in M249 models. This design not only helps keep grease and dirt off of the contacts but it also engages cleaner with less arc so the contacts will have a longer life span.
The receiver of the rifle is constructed out of a heavy duty polymer which features a textured finish that gives it a parkerized appearance. Its barrel, front sight and buffer tube are all metal so the rifle has good weight and is well balanced. As common on most M4 series AEG rifles, pulling back on the charging handle opens the dust cover and moves the highly detailed mock bolt carrier to reveal the hop-up adjustment. The hop-on system this rifle is also unique with a larger adjustment wheel which sits perpendicular to the length of the rifle. We found this design allows the shooter to make more precise adjustments when dialing in the rifles hop-up.
Overall the Elite Force M4A1 is a well build, solid performing rifle with some pretty cool features that you will not find on most AEGs in its price class. It is packaged with a battery, charger and even a spare magazine so it is a great AEG for those of you who are just getting started or if you are in the market for a solid backup or loaner rifle.
Comes with: Two 300rd high capacity magazines, 8.4v 1100mah battery pack, 500mah trickle charger and cleaning rod. Battery charge time: 2.2 hours
: Unlike traditional AEGs this rifle has a 14mm CW (clockwise)
This Umarex product comes with a 60 day warranty provided by Umarex USA. Warranty repair or replacement on this item must go through the Umarex Service Center and does not fall under the Shorty USA warranty.
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Fire mode/s: Semi / Full Auto
Muzzle velocity: 345 fps w/ .2g
Effective range: 150 feet
Rate of fire: 800 RPM
Ammo type: High polished .2g to .25g
Hop Up: Adjustable
Weight: 5 lbs
Magazine capacity: 300 rds (Wind Up High Capacity Magazine)
Length: 29.75 - 33 inches
Battery: 8.4v or 9.6v, Mini or Nun-Chuck Type
Motor type: Long Shaft Type
Inner barrel: 363mm
Comes with orange tip
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