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Airsoft GI FMG4-A3 Daniel Defense 7" Lite Next Gen. Carbine Airsoft Gun
[12297]
$279.99
by C. GORDON verified buyer Date Added: Thursday 21 November, 2013
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I've had my FMG4-A3 DD 7" Lite for about 6 months now. At first there were a couple niggling issues with the gun I recieved. There were a couple loose barrle parts on it that after talking to ASGI about they offered to fix for me free of charge. My only problem is that I live in Colorado and it would have to be shipped back to California. As it turns out the loose barrel was an easy fix as was the loose front hand rail assembly. I took care of both issues myself after talking with ASGI. After those issues were fix the gun has been super rock solid performer. My first day out with it was one I will never forget. I had a great day with the gun, made lots of kills and got a ton of compliments on its looks and how it performed. The all metal body, milspec buffer tube (an oddity in the airsoft world really) and RIS is beautiful and perfect. The only parts on the external of this gun that are not metal are the crane stock (very little wobble) and the pistol grip. Other wise this gun is all metal of some sort. SOLID!
Since then I have had a couple chances to open up the gearbox and basically totally take appart the gun and mess with it. I was completely shocked at the internal components used inside the geargox. Lots of high end Lonex stuff in there! The standard 18:1 Lonex gears are high quality steel. The stock tappet plate is Lonex's Enhanced tappet plate, The anti reversal latch and spring is very nice as are all the return springs in the box. The cylinder is a beautiful M4 ported piece. The piston head is a high quality aluminium and very well vented. The cylinder head is a double O-ring plastic part, but it seals very well and the nozzle has a seal in it to help perserve FPS. And the M120 spring is a Lonex non-linear unit. The only part in the gearbox I have to wonder about is the piston itself. Mine stripped after what I thought was a fairly short amount of time. The only thing that I added was a Lonex A1 Titan motor to the otherwise stock gun. And the piston couldn't handle it. It stripped out and thats where my learning of how a V2 gearbox works started.
Since then this gun actually looks nothing like how I first got it. Its been a perfect platform onto which I have modified it into MY gun. I love it!
Mod List:
Competition steel flash hider
Folding front sight
EOTech clone 551 Halo sight
OD Green rail ladders
MagPul OD vertical grip
Element Airsoft OD green contoured pistol grip
Ohio Armament OD green recoil pad (modded to fit on a crane stock)
6.02 x 363mm Tightbore Barrel
MadBull blue bucking
Lonex Enhanced hop up unit
Lonex Enhanced Super Speed gear set (16;1)
Echo 1 sector gear clip
ICS Red piston and lightwieght piston head
ICS double O-ring aluminium cylinder head
SHS double O-ring nozzle
Lonex A1 Titan motor
All run on a 9.6V 1600MaH crane stock battery
But I believe had I left everything alone in this gun it would still be working just fine as the day I got it from ASGI.
I just can't leave well enough alone...


Pros:
Once tightened down, this has been a very, very solid and fun gun to shoot.
All metal construction
Beautifully painted
The Daniel's Defense front rail is stunning.

Cons:
A couple of wobbles, but they were easily fixed.
No sling attachment at the base of the buffer tube. Had to add that myself.
The piston might be the only suspect part on the gearbox internals, but I think everyone would rather have a piston strip before the gears break, so not sure if thats a real Con or not.
All metal body and RIS make for a pretty heavy gun, but I like that, some might not.
Crane stock end plate can break very easy and is impossible to find. Be careful with it.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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Airsoft GI FMG4-A3 Daniel Defense 7" Lite Next Gen. Carbine Airsoft Gun
[12297]

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