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ECHO 1/VFC M4 Platinum Edition Full Metal AEG Airsoft Rifle & Hard Case

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The Platinum Edition M4 was a joint project between ECHO 1 USA and VFC of Taiwan to develop a high end AEG which could complete with the top dogs of the industry in every category while retaining the same high level of value which put ECHO 1 on the map. The result of this collaboration is a lightweight, high performance M4 series carbine which will make your heart beat just a little faster.

With full metal construction the rifle is solid and well balanced yet surprisingly weighs less than an traditional ABS bodied M4. This is thanks mostly to a lightweight aluminum receiver which features a high quality anodized finish and laser engraved markings. The level of detail is remarkably high from the finely painted select fire designators to the serial sequential number each individual rifle receives. Another little noteworthy feature is the rifles polymer pistol grip which is noticeably narrower than traditional AEG grips and much closer to the feel of the real rifle. The rest of the rifles furniture is also manufactured from high quality polymer instead of cheap plastic which makes it that much more realistic. As with most M4 models, pulling back on the charging handle flips open the dust cover and pulls back the mock bolt to reveal the adjustable hop-up. However, this rifle features a working bolt catch so the bolt stays back after releasing the charging handle so you do not have to juggle the rifle while holding the charging handle back with one hand just so you can adjust the hop-up with the other. Just cycle the handle, adjust the hop-up and when you are done slap the release and the bolt snaps forwards just like the real thing. As you can see the rifle is equipped with a 5 position collapsible crane stock which can house an 8.4v or 9.6v crane or Nun-Chuck type battery pack.

The Platinum Edition M4 is packaged in a hard plastic carrying case and comes with both a 110 round mid capacity magazine as well as a 300 round high capacity magazine. While the rifle comes with a steel sling plate already installed for use with a one point sling, they have also included an optional front sling mount if you want to use a two or three point sling.

Its metal version 2 gearbox is a thing of beauty and comes standard with lots of goodies. These include such things as steel gears running on 8mm steel bushings, ported aluminum piston head with bearing, polycarb piston, M120 spring, steel spring guide with bearing and a steel selector plate. To get an in-depth look at this gearbox please check out the video at the bottom of the description. Remember, taking apart your AEG does void the warranty. This is shown just so you can see the rifles internals.

All of this produces an sinister 360 fps at the muzzle with a .2g BB and when powered by 9.6v battery it will rip out 850 rounds per minute. This combined with a one piece hop-up and precision 363mm barrel the rifle can effectively reach targets out to 180 feet away with great accuracy.

Comes with: Hard case, front sling mount, 1 high cap and 1 mid cap magazine.

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  • Operation: Electric
  • Fire mode/s: Semi / Full Auto
  • Muzzle velocity: 415 fps w/ .2g
  • Effective range: 180 feet
  • Rate of fire: 850 RPM
  • Ammo type: High polished .2g to .28g
  • Hop Up: Adjustable
  • Weight: 5.75 lbs
  • Magazine capacity: 110rd (Mid Capacity magazine), 300rd (Wind Up High Capacity Magazine)
  • Length: 31.5 34.75 inches
  • Battery: 8.4v or 9.6v Nun-Chuck Type
  • Motor type: Long Shaft Type
  • Inner barrel: 363mm
  • Comes with orange tip: Molded Plastic
  • Battery and charger NOT included.

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    Reviewer: Pyroschnootz
    Rank: SSG
    Location: Middleton, WI
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    4 out of 5 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- All Around Great Gun

    I have had this gun for about 5 months now. I like this gun because of its high quality construction/realism and easy field strip/maintenance. I also like that this gun has a working bolt catch! It makes adjusting your hop-up a whole lot easier! I really like the hard case it comes with. You can put all of your airsoft accessories around the rifle and still be able to close it. I have been using .25 gram bb's, they seem to work fine. Eventually i would like to upgrade the stock inner barrel to a 6.01mm tight bore and replace the stock bucking to a Mad Bull Blue Thunder 60 Degree bucking.

    Some things i dislike about this gun are... that the magazine wobbles a lot (I just put two strips of electrical tape 2/3 up the magazine and solved it). The crane stock wobbles too, but that is normal. I also dislike that when you run out of bb's and take out the magazine, 4 bb's fall out the mag well. The last thing i dislike is that the rubberized butt plate is hard to get off (my opinion). Also, one of the tabs on the rubberized butt plate broke off (but now it is easier to remove the butt plate, it's weird)


    Things to consider:

    Shorty doesn't sell hard cases, you need to buy a battery and charger, the magazine wobbles (can be fixed), you can upgrade the inner barrel and bucking, and the gear box is top notch (just look at the video above).

    Thank you for reading, I hope this helped.... :-)


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    Reviewer: tmh85
    Rank: 1LT
    Location: stilwell, KS
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    2 out of 14 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- it's an average gun

    IT'S A PRETY GOOD GUN! but the price is a lot but it's all worth it. A perfect combat gun and easy reloading.





    pros:
    good accuracy

    fps




    cons:
    price

    all metal makes it really heavy.


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    Reviewer: wawawa
    Rank: BG
    Location: East Northport, NY
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    1 out of 7 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- BEAST GUN

    PROS METAL
    GOOD FPS
    VERY GOOD RPM
    ACCURATE
    LIGHT


    CONS
    LONG


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    Reviewer: Sawz
    Rank: PFC
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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    1 out of 4 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Every nice out of the box!!!!

    This gun feels like the real thing - all metal, shoots great, 405 FPS NICE!!!

    PROS METAL
    GOOD FPS
    GOOD RPM
    ACCURATE
    LIGHT

    CONS
    HIGH CAP MAG KEEPS POPPING OUT


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    Reviewer: Noahmachowski
    Rank: PFC
    Location: West Chester, PA
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    1 out of 1 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Amazing!

    I got this gun and was surprised at how well it performed. i knew that it was a higher-end AEG but when i played in a few games of 1 versus 1 with a friend I tore him apart. it's great. i suggest getting a 9.6 battery with it since you have to buy one anyway. i do not see any cons with this gun other than the orange tip is really hard to get off.

    --Noah


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    Reviewer: chris b.
    Rank: CPT
    Location: fresno, CA
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    4 out of 5- The verdict is still out!

    This seems to be an okay gun. I wasn't too happy with the range or accuracy so i am having a tightbore and different h--pup (G&P) installed, then i will have a better idea on performance.


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