The M4 Guardian Combat Electric Blow Back from APS is a beautifully crafted airsoft rifle which is constructed from metal and high quality polymer. Even at a glace you can tell that the Guardian is not your typical M4 as it is equipped with many external features you would not even find on guns for more than twice its cost.
It has been fitted with a 11.5 inch, free floating barrel which features a mock suppressor. Surrounding the barrel is a CNC machined 8 inch vented aluminum hand guard that features an accessory rail which interfaces seamlessly with the rifles flat top mounting deck providing a full 10 inches of uninterrupted mounting surface for any optic of your choice. Also packaged with the rifle are two 2.25 inch rails and one 4.25 inch rail which can be install in various places on the the rail system to accommodate different accessories.
The Guardian Tac does come with a high quality flip up rear sight and a standard flip up front sight, but we found that they had one very cool and highly unique feature. Step into a dark room and you will find that these are night sights which glow-in-the-dark! An awesome feature for those nightly zombie hunts or the occasional night game.
Another notable external feature of the rifle is the blow back system which gives the Armatus a little more realism when compared to some other AEGs. Squeeze off a round and the mock bolt cycles back while sending a satisfying jolt into your shoulder.
11.5 inch, free floating barrel with ported muzzle brake.
8 inch vented aluminum handguard.
Flip up front and rear, glow-in-the-dark night sights.
Ambidextrous buffer tube sling mount plate.
Crane stock with ambidextrous QD sling swivel.
Functional bolt catch.
On the firing line the APS M4 Guardian Tac Electric Blow Back was found to produce a solid 350 fps at the muzzle using a .2g BB which gives this rifle enough range to connect with targets out to 170 feet away. Internally you will find Version 2 gearbox which features an aluminum air nozzle with internal o-ring for improved air seal and compression. Other features include steel gears running on 8mm metal bushings, a polycarbonate piston with ported piston head and a steel bearing spring guide. The spring guide is a quick change design which can be unlocked from the gearbox for easy removal of the spring without requiring the entire gearbox to be opened.
Please note that we found the battery which APS provided with the gun is relatively weak and we do recommend purchasing an aftermarket battery.
Comes with: 9.6v 800mah battery pack, 200mah trickle charger and cleaning rod. Battery charge time: 4.0 hours
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Fire mode/s: Semi / Full Auto
Muzzle velocity: 350 fps w/ .2g
Effective range: 170 feet
Rate of fire: 750 RPM
Ammo type: High polished .2g to .28g
Hop Up: Adjustable
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Magazine capacity: 300 rds (Wind Up High Capacity Magazine)
Length: 27 - 30.5 inches
Battery: 8.4v or 9.6v, Nun-Chuck
Motor type: Long Shaft Type
Inner barrel: 300mm
Comes with orange tip: Molded Plastic
Battery and Charger included
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