Carbon AR 15 - Things You Should Know
When deciding on your new polymer AR, it's very important to choose one that has the best bang for your buck. I can understand how the market has created this crazy hybrid of plastic and metal, but there needs to be a better way to judge quality and durability. So what are some criteria you should be looking for when buying a carbon fiber or carbon steel pistol. Let's start with an overview of why people love them so much.
#3 think that pistol doesn't have M4 feed ramps. Some folks say you just don't want them, but other people just like them. Ultimately, am still not a big fan of carbon/metal AR's. If you ever did have a stuck primer from a really fast jam, or jammed bolt for a long time, am not particularly sure what all the different removal methods (i.e. drilling into the bolt) would do to that carbon/steel gun.
#2 think it's too little gun. At first, I was under the impression that the CO2 pistol shoots a bit slower than standard steel guns. After some research, I've learned that accuracy is actually not much different. In fact, it can be said that they feel more like a normal, heavier airsoft gun, except it's made out of carbon. So in this case, it might actually be better to spend the extra money on something a little longer if you plan to use it often.
#1 think it's too light. To me, this gun feels like it weighs an ounce or two, which is a lot lighter than what it actually is. If you're going to be playing in an outdoor situation where you'll be firing off a few shots, definitely go with a heavier spring.
#2 don't care how many magazines it accepts. This is another con I ran across. While it is advertised as being able to accept up to thirty-two different magazines, it seems to work with only fifteen. If you were planning on using this gun heavily, maybe you'd change your mind. But personally, I'm not big on carrying around a gun that won't shoot straight.
#3 it will misfire. I felt like this was the case with this gun as well. It seems to work better with fast velocity ammo, but misfires horribly with subsonic ammo. Even though I have never used a subsonic gun before, this may be the one gun that doesn't fit your "handles" in the comfort of your own home.
#4 it comes with a buttstock. OK, this isn't a "real" gun, per say, but hey...it's my money. So I guess it counts as a gun? Well, not exactly, but it does feel heavy when shooting. As far as accuracy goes, it is pretty good. It has a long range, but it's not perfect.
#5 it shoots crap. The buttstock on this carbon all purpose shafted AR15 isn't very accurate. At best, it will get you about one or two inches to the nearest target. Not much.
#6 it jams. Like I said earlier, the buttstock isn't very accurate, but it does jam often. I had to jam a couple of balls in a row before I got good accuracy out of it. So if you want accuracy but can't afford a fancy gun, this might be the one for you.
#7 it comes with no buttstock. Yes, this thing doesn't come with a buttstock. Instead, it has an "extruded" hop-up tube. This tube fills with BBs and feeds them into the gun. So if you're not using a buttstock, don't bother.
#8 it's cheap. The buttstock on this gun is less expensive than some other mid-range airsoft guns. But then again, it's a mid-range gun. I'm not sure if it's worth it. In Airsoft, price doesn't matter too much.
It's also pretty durable. The CO2 capsule is treated so that it doesn't deteriorate over time. So even though it's cheap, it'll hold up for awhile. If accuracy and durability are your goal, then this is the gun for you.