Airsoft GI employs some of the best techs from around the country in order to produce the quality that you would expect from one of the largest airsoft retailers in the world. To allow the techs to show off what they can do we gave them a budget of $1200 to make their dream AEG, and this Daniel Defense M4 V7 AEG is the brain child of Head Tech “Frankolantern”.
Frank has worked here at Airsoft GI as the head tech longer then a lot of us have even been playing airsoft, and that is not an exaggeration. Frank used his vast library of tech knowledge to create one of the most externally exquisite and internally high performing AEGs that we have seen. Frank is an avid real steel and competition shooter and that background has definitely influenced this AEG. Frank started out by building the DDM4V7 upon a SOCOM Gear Daniel Defense AEG due to the combination of the high quality, fully licensed externals and the hard hitting internals. Frank then started on the front end of the gun. First off he removed the stock rail and replaced it with a Daniel Defense MFR rail paired with a Madbull Noveske 14.5" Afghan Outer Barrel which gives the gun an extremely flush and low profile look. Frank then topped the barrel off with one of his favorite flash hiders, the Rainier Arms PTS Xtreme Tactical Compensator. The addition of a Magpul AFG completes this front end and makes it a well dialed in piece that is sure to be both ergonomic and lightweight while still being aesthetically pleasing. Moving onto the receiver you can find that Frank used the element dual scope mount to secure a VISM 1.1-4X24 Full Size Evolution Series Scope which not only gives the rifle a very professional look but allows the user to easily place round after round down range accurately. Paired with the VISM scope is a NC Star Tactical red dot that has been mounted off set on the right of the rail system. This set up allows the user to fire the AEG in a standard position with the VISM scope or cant the rifle slightly to employ the red dot for closer engagements. Frank completed the external build at the rear of the AEG by replacing the stock buffer with a Madbull lipo buffer tube paired with a Magpul MOE stock. This pairing gives the user the ability to hold their battery in the buffer tube while still using a high quality and ergonomic stock.
Although Frank’s build was primarily focused on the externals of the AEG, he definitely did not neglect the internals. Frank built started his external build by replacing the hop up unit and barrel assembly with a Systema hop up unit paired with a Magic Box bucking and Masamune 6.03 inner barrel. Next he went into the gear box and rewired it with Magic Box Silver wiring and replaced a few of the compression parts such as the piston head and cylinder head with Magic Box parts. Frank them improved the durability of the AEG with a POM piston and improved the overall performance with a Tienly motor to complete the internal build. Of course since Frank went into the gearbox he ensured the the gun was tuned perfectly and applied a proper shim and lube job.
Head Tech Frank is a both a avid airsoft tech and real steel fire arm enthusiast and that background has definitely shone through in this build. Externally the Daniel Defense M4 V7 is stunning, its matte silver barrel paired with the fully licensed Daniel Defense external parts give the gun an extremely professional look. Frank dedicates himself to each and every build that he puts his mind to, and who ever is lucky enough to hold this AEG will be able to feel that dedication.
Manufacturer: Airsoft GI
Model: Airsoft GI Custom Full Metal Daniel Defense M4 V7 AEG Airsoft Gun
Muzzle Velocity: 400 - 410 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 120 Rounds
Package Includes: AEG, Magazine, Magpul AFG, VISM Scope With Mount, NC Star Tactical Red Dot
Base AEG: SOCOM Gear M4 Daniel Defense AEG
Daniel Defense MFR RIS
Madbull ACE Licensed LiPo Battery Buffer Tube For M4 AEG
Madbull Noveske 14.5" Afghan Outer Barrel w/ Gas Block & Gas Tube
Rainier Arms PTS Xtreme Tactical Compensator Flash Hider CCW
MagPul PTS MOE Stock ( Black )
MagPul PTS Angled Fore-Grip ( AFG / Black )
Vism 1.1-4X24 Full Size Evolution Series Scope with Dot Reticle
Element Dual 30mm QD Scope Mount
NC STAR Tactical Red Dot ( BLK )
MagPul PTS 120rd M4 / M16 Mid Capacity Magazine ( P-Mag / M-Version / BLK )
Systema Metal Hop Up Unit for M16
Magic Box High Performance Hop Up Bucking ( AEG )
Magic Box Ultra Seal POM Polycarbonate Ball Bearing Piston Head
Magic Box CNC Aluminum Performance Cylinder Head for Version 2
Magic Box High Conductivity Silver Plated Wire
Airsoft GI PE POM Polycarbonate Piston
Tienly GT40000 Speed / Torque Performance AEG Motor ( Long )
Airsoft GI PE 6.03mm Extreme Precision Inner Barrel for M4 ( 370mm )