|(Discontinued) TSD Tactical Gen II XR-8 Airsoft Gun (OD)
XR8 Polymer Field AEG High Capacity
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TSD and SRC are working together to bring their latset series of AEG to the market with high end options for a mid range price. In that spirit TSD has released their XR-8. In the past the only way to get a XM8 airsoft gun was to build one from a kit or to purchase a cheap chinese version. Like the gun it is modeled from the XR-8 has flip-up iron sights and a integrated 3X scope. It also has a Reinforced Metal Gearbox that includes steel gears, steel bushings, and a ported piston. The internals also feature a powerful super torgue up motor and metal hop-up unit. To make the XR-8 complete the package included two stackable 470 round high capacity magazines made by SRC. TSD airsoft guns are compatible with Tokyo Marui aftermarket parts and magazines. With all these features and accessories the TSD XR-8 is hard to beat with a price of $205.
Gearbox Type: Ver. 3 Gearbox
Magazine Capacity: 470 round high-cap
Muzzle Velocity: 330-350 fps
Accuracy: 120 feet
Battery Pack Size: Small
Package Includes: Gun, (2) High Capacity Magazine, manual, cleaning rod.
Flip-up Iron Sights
Metal Outer Barrel
Reinforced Metal Gearbox
Steel Gears & Bushings
SRC Ultra-torque motor
Ported Piston Head
Metal Hop-up Unit
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The 30 Day Warranty is handled by TSD.
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|   2010-12-17 23:00:45|
For starters, I purchased this gun elsewhere due to lower prices. Also, as of this date, the Gen II's, to my knowledge, are no longer in stock, however Gen III's are on the way, so save up for those.
I bought this gun for 160 dollars, and I've got to say it was very much worth it. For this price, of course, it has it's up's and down's, but overall I love it. Not only is it very unique, but it is, to my knowledge, the only good XM8 produced (not counting kits for a G36, I'm talking pre-made XM8).
The TSD XM8 is constructed of ABS plastic. Not the strongest, and it creaks and groans occasionally, but so far no major bending or breaking, very soundly constructed. The gun comes with a 3X scope, but I fount this relatively useless, due to the extremely short eye relief, extra weight, and lack of proper adjustment/focus. So, I've removed the scope and installed a red dot on the rails located beneath it, which is working out fine. Also, after removing the scope, the flip up iron sights actually have some use. They are relatively accurate for being non-adjustable, and as a back up I'd trust them. The stock is retractable, but be warned, it is LOUD. I cannot emphasize how loud this is to adjust. Do it pre-game. The battery is located in the front, and I've managed to fit a 9.6 1600 nunchuck with relative ease. Some metal parts: Scope, flip sights, barrel, flash hider, trigger, charging handle/bolt assembly.
Performance on this gun was good, nothing spectacular but for the price not bad at all. ROF with the 9.6 good. The hop up is metal, easy to adjust, and works very well, no feeding issues at all. Effective range for guaranteed semi-automatic shots is approx 80-100 feet, however in short bursts one could easily hit a man sized target at 100+ feet without much trouble. I've gotten hits at around 150 with ease, but in 5-10 shot bursts. FPS is approx 340-360 w/ .2g bb's. I run .25's and they work well.
The gun does have its downfalls, however many of them are minor. I will start off with the major ones. First of all, the ABS plastic, as mentioned, is not of GREAT quality, but unless you smash it against your driveway I see no problems. The stock Hi-caps SUCK. And I really mean, SUCK! They barely feed at all, even after thorough lubrication. Pick up some ECHO 1/JG hicaps or just use midcaps, both will work fine. The battery compartment severely limits the size of the batteries you can use, but the 9.6 i mentioned works fine. Again, the stock is VERY, VERY loud. You don't even know until you try it. But set it pre game and it will be fine. As mentinoed, the scope is not the greatest. But seeing as that scope itself sells for 50+ dollars, its not a bad freebie. Oh, and the flash hider...yeah its pretty ugly. Replace that. M4 style birdcage flashhiders look great on an XM8 (also, the final versions of the prototype used them instead of the HK style, so it adds realism).
Overall, a great gun. However, the price here seems to be rather high... also it is out of stock. Wait for the newer models, they seem promising (new models rumored to include all the variants, i.e. XM8, XM8 C, XM8 LMG). If you can find one in stock and you want something unique but effective, go for it!
Free 3X scope normally retailing 50+
Looks great in OD
Good ROF w/ 9.6
Some metal parts
VERY unique, turns heads and brings comments everywhere
People will laugh at you thinking you have a BE SM8. This will throw them off guard... little do they know that you in fact have the TSD!
ABS plastic leaves something to be desired. A polymer body would have been nice
3X scope is not the best... but hey its free!
Decent range, but consider a new barrel/ some internal upgrades to bring it up to par
Included hicaps may have just been duds for me, but grab some JG hicaps or midcaps.
Small battery space, but the 9.6 1600 you can cram in there works great
LOUD stock adjustment! Once again, words do not describe. It's almost like they did it just for kicks so you could run around using your stock as a noise maker on the 4th of July.
Flash hider... Good god it's ugly. And a pain to remove. Don't ruin your barrel in the process!
Out of stock, slightly over priced. Again, wait for the new ones. They look promising.
|   2010-02-08 23:44:49|
I bought this gun from another site a few weeks ago and have taken it out to the field several times. It's a nice gun with good FPS, good accuracy, and the scope has nice cross-hairs and great magnification. I didn't have problems like others did with the stock coming out of the back- I guess I'm just not pulling hard enough. I had no issues getting the battery in, although I messed up the locking pin because I didn't read on how to pull it out before I actually did. The mags aren't hard to attach, and clip together well. There actually is a 20mm rail if you take off the scope, which takes about 2 minutes with Alan keys. The rail isn't too long, but you can probably attach most of what you would want to put on it.
970 Round Capacity
Takes most Small Type batteries
Flip up Iron Sights
A little bit heavy
Not great maneuverability for under 40 ft engagement
Retractable stock is very loud to adjust, can give away position if done on the field
Iron sights are useless without the scope taken off
Overall a good buy, especially if you're just starting to airsoft.
|   2009-09-19 09:55:27|
This was my first actually "good" gun and my main one for quite a while. I loved the look and it worked really well. I never had a miss feed. The scope is also very nice (3x zoom). The fps were good for the price and the accurate was great. Hopup worked really well too (easy to adjust). Overall, this is a very nice gun (especially for the accuracy). I recomend it to people who like good accuracy and don't want to spend too much money.
2 hicap mags
adjustable scope (3x zoom)
easily accessable fire controle
easy clip removal
stock does come out of socket if your not too carefull when pulling out but you can just put it back in
scope doesn't adjust a lot (enough for me)
plastic mags (still very surrable)
battery a little tricky to get in
useless iron sights unless you remove the scope
does not come with battery or charger
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