I recently received shipment of the Classic Army ArmaLite Full Metal Blow Back M15A4 Carbine from Airsoft G.I. I am extremely satisfied with the purchase and recommend this gun to anyone who is looking for a definitive airsoft version of the M4 carbine. The gun is highly realistic and solidly built, from butt to barrel-tip. In look, feel and construction, it is so much like the real-steel gun that it could fool an AR enthusiast. At least, that is, until they checked the chamber and found it strangely chock-full of hop-up, etc.
This M4 has various characteristics that really make it stand-out. The bolt release catch is operable. The charging handle works crisply, pulling back the simulated bolt and releasing the dust cover. The selector switch is rock-solid, firmly clicking into each position. All plastic parts, including the forepiece and the adjustable stock, are made from extremely high-quality, durable materials. The weight of the gun is perfect. The engraved markings (including the ArmaLite logo and serial number) are well done. All-in-all, it’s a dead ringer for the real M4.
As for performance, the gun has so far proven to be hard-hitting and consistently accurate. With a 9.6v nunchuck battery and .25 ammo, this M4 has a good rate of fire and is a skirmishing force to be reckoned with. The hop-up works perfectly and seems solid. If you are considering this gun, do not underestimate the value of the Blow Back feature. It provides a sharp, instantly-perceptible sense of recoil that adds a significant touch of realism to the experience of firing the weapon.
If you intend to remove the flash suppressor, I wish you luck. I had none. With a metric allen wrench and significant elbow grease, I couldn’t even get the set screw to budge. I suspect some serious glue is involved. On the upside, the flash suppressor itself is made of a high-quality metal and can be worked with as needed.
Bottom Line: Expect to be delighted if you buy this gun. It is so close to the genuine article, it’s scary.
• Very realistic in feel and operation
• Accurate, balanced weight
• Hard-hitting and efficient shooting performance
• Solid, wobble-free construction
• Well-designed Blow Back feature for enhanced shooting experience
• Forward strap holder positioned on the left side (convenient placement)
• Good adjustable iron sites
• Flash hider extremely difficult to remove
• No battery included
• High cost (but excellent value)