The aptly named Combat Machine series from G&G Armament are rugged, no-nonsense rifles designed solely for the purpose of providing a skirmish worthy rifle at a very affordable cost.
This rifle is part of the GR15 series which is a step up from the standard Combat Machine CM16 series. They feature a higher metal content and the patented Top Tech pneumatic blow back system for a little added realism. The upper and lower receiver is built from the same tough polymer which Combat Machines are known for so these rifles have no body flex, creaks or squeaks during handling. Internally G&G has fitted these rifles with their metal V2 gearboxes which feature steel gears running on 8mm bearing bushings for exceptionally smooth performance.
Unlike other AEG blow backs which use a tow hook design where the bolt is physically pulled back by the piston, the Top Tech pneumatic system incorporates a secondary cylinder on top of the gearbox which uses a very small amount of air compressed from the main piston to drive back the bolt. Since the system operates solely on air pressure it does not put any stress on your gearbox and does not affect its rate of fire. Also, unlike most tow hook systems the bolt will only recoil when the gun fires making it much more realistic. When the system operates it emits a series of metallic sounds which combined with the noise of the air expanding the secondary cylinder gives this gun an intimidating report.
The GR15 Raider-XL is a modified variant of the M4 which has been fitted with a military length 14.5 inch barrel and a full metal, one piece 26 slot RIS. Other features include a removable match grade rear sight, an ambidextrous contoured pistol grip and a six position collapsible crane stock with buffer tube sling mount. You will find the match rear sight is fitted with a dual aperture rear sight which is fully adjustable for both windage and elevation. With the rear sight removed the receiver features a flattop mounting deck which can accept practically any optic of your choice from reflex sights to scopes.
On the firing line the Raider-XL showed exemplary long range accuracy for a carbine length rifle. At 60 yards this rifle was putting a full auto string of .28g BBs into a torso sized target without any trouble at all. This combined with a very healthy muzzle velocity of 380 fps makes the Raider-XL a highly formidable skirmish weapon.
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Operation: Electric Blow Back
Fire mode/s: Semi / Full Auto
Muzzle velocity: 380 fps w/ .2g
Effective range: 180 feet
Rate of fire: 850 RPM w/ 9.6v
Ammo type: High polished .2g to .28g
Hop Up: Adjustable
Weight: 6.25 lbs
Magazine capacity: 450 rds (Wind Up High Capacity Magazine)
Length: 31.25 - 35 inches
Battery: 8.4v or 9.6v Nun-Chuck Type
Comes with orange tip: Molded Plastic
Battery and Charger NOT included
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