Lancer Tactical – Affordable Options for Airsoft!
February 28, 2012
The Lancer Tactical M4 CQBR MK18 Sport Class is the most affordable airsoft gun to date. Pricing at only $95, it is perfect for everyone who is starting out in the sport of airsoft.
The entire external of the gun is made of plastic. YES, PLASTIC. Parts such as the buffer tube and outer barrel are plastic. This helps to keep the weight down and more importantly, it keeps the price down.
However, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Do not let the plastic external fool you. The internals of this gun are actually very well built. First, the gear box is a metal version 2 gear box. It uses 7mm metal ball bearing bushings. It comes with steel gears. The motor has the same quality as the Echo 1/JG airsoft guns. The cylinder is made of brass, and the cylinder head has ventilation for more consistent air flow. It comes with a decent quality polycarbonate piston. Finally, the Lancer Tactical M4 CQBR MK18 comes with a 1 piece hop up unit.
The accuracy of the Lancer Tactical M4 CQBR MK18 is decent; consider it has a 300mm inner barrel. The rate of fire is very good with an 11.1v LIPO battery. Although we do not recommend the use of LIPO batteries for this gun, the gun seems to be handling it very well.
The gun shoots about 380 fps rights out of the box. I strongly recommend that you downgrade the gun to about 350 fps. Airsoft GI provides a downgrade package which increases the reliability and decrease the FPS. Our head technician Frank downgraded one, and since the internal is well built, the gun shoots 350 fps consistently.
Overall, the gun feels somewhat solid. The internal of the gun is well built and it takes most version 2 internal upgrade parts. However, I highly recommend that you spend money on external upgrades. After all, the ENTIRE gun is made of plastic. If you are a beginner or you need a back up gun, the Lancer Tactical M4 CQBR MK18 is perfect for you. Check it out at www.airsoftgi.com. My name is Andrew, stay safe, get out and play airsoft.
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