Our take: The G&G Full Metal Gearbox GR15 Raider-XL w/ an extended metal rail system and metal barrel is a high-quality, high-performance BLOWBACK Airsoft AEG rifle that is an amazing fully automatic rifle that shoots with remarkable accuracy. It is basically G&G's take on the iconic M4 RIS rifle, but with an extended barrel and rail system for enhanced performance, and features many of the high-end features normally found only on much more expensive G&G Top Tech [$350+] models. This GR15 Raider-XL is essentially built identically in terms of internals and performance parts, and yet is priced at only HALF of what a Top Tech Blowback AEG would cost.
The GR15 Raider-XL comes standard with a 6-point retractable crane stock to allow nunchuck-style battery storage, making it extremely versatile. With the stock fully retracted, it packs a fierce punch in indoor/CQB games meanwhile with the stock fully extended, it can still run with the big boys in outdoor games. Because of its extended barrel length, accuracy is increased, as BBs exit the barrel with a more robust muzzle velocity and have a more stable flight trajectory at length.
With a muzzle velocity that easily overpowers Tokyo Marui AEGs and a reinforced high performance full metal gearbox, the G&G GR15 Raider-XL is a force to be reckoned with out on the Airsoft fields. It has been engineered to be compatible with Tokyo Marui and many other aftermarket upgrade parts, and thus it is a modular platform on which customizations and upgrades can be done with ease.
G&G has reinforced the build of the gearbox to be on par with their more-expensive "Top Tech" line of $350+ AEGs, making this Blowback GR15 Raider-XL an amazing value. In addition, the internals have been enhanced right from the factory to deliver an extremely high rate of fire [ROF] right out of the box; users can take advantage of 900-1000 rounds per minute using a 9.6v battery!
With the blowback feature, which cycles the ejection port cover with every shot, you get an intense sense of realism ON TOP of the high performance nature of this gun's gearbox, which is SUPERB in terms of delivering both power and reliability. G&G utilizes a proprietary pneumatic blowback system, which means elimination of excess resistance/drag on the motor (and hence the aforementioned high rate of fire even WITH the blowback function).
Add a precision crafted barrel that enhances accuracy and minimizes barrel wobble, and you have an amazingly SOLID fully automatic Blowback AEG at an unbeatable price.
The Custom "LIMITED" package includes:
- Trilogy Tactical Precision Metal Red & Green Dot 4-Intensity Adjustable CombatOptix Scope in matching DESERT TAN. It is one of the most compact and effective optics solutions for your Airsoft gun, great for playing in all lighting conditions. It comes complete with an integrated rail mount, so it easily sits right above your sight/top rail for quick and efficient TA (target acquisition). In Airsoft games, where multiple shots might need to get fired off simultaneously with split-second precision at two moving targets actively engaging your location, you MUST have one of the BEST optics in the game or you'll be a sitting duck. That's where this Diamond Tactical sight delivers, providing a crystal clear red or green dot, with a pre-set brightness to your liking, as fast as you can aim. And, as a special bonus, it even has iron sights built right onto the top of the scope, so that in moments when you need to glance & fire, you need not even look into the lens of the scope and can simply "peer" over the iron sights to line up your target.
- J-Rich G910 Xenon High-Powered Tactical Foregrip Flashlight Unit w/ 220 LUMEN output, in matching DESERT TAN. The G910 flashlight is a thoughtfully designed, xenon-bulb equipped lighting system that is integrated into a a vertical foregrip for versatility. Two pressure pads are integrated into the foregrip for instantaneous on/off response. A permanent on/off rocker switch is also present behind the light, for constant on/off light control. Made out of a high-impact ABS polymer and metal, the flashlight is extremely durable and sturdy, but careful attention was paid to minimize weight as to maximize performance efficiency without being bulky. Also, to state the obvious, it doubles as an ergonomic forward grip.
With an output of 220 lumens, the xenon bulb allows for the J-Rich G910 tactical flashlight to be bright AND efficient! The output quality is high; the beam is extremely bright, crisp and clean (unlike cheaper flashlights). Note: The G910 flashlight unit takes 3 x CR123A Lithium Ion batteries (NOT INCLUDED).
- Diamond Tactical OpSpec 1-point bungee rifle sling (in desert tan). This high-grade bungee sling comes included in the Raider Custom "LIMITED" package, and offers ultra fast target acquisition. Once you dial in the optimum sling position for you and your weapon, you can reap the benefits of lightning-quick engagement from various shooting positions. Ease of use and adjustable straps allow for users to quickly find the optimum sling and weapon position. Ultimately, this rifle sling, made out of ultra high-density tactical-grade nylon allows for the weapon to be milliseconds away from being "at rest" to being "engagement ready."
- Shoots 340-390+ FPS, compared with only 285 FPS by the Tokyo Marui [non-blowback] M4 RIS AEG (priced @ $300+)
- Ultra realistic blowback system is integrated into the operation of the rifle
- Full length barrel makes this a full-sized M4 RIS rifle
- This AEG is 100% compatible with Tokyo Marui parts
- Enhanced high-performance full metal gearbox/high-torque motor
- Semi/Fully Automatic firing models with functional safety
- 450rd high capacity magazine comes standard
- Adjustable hop-up is integrated into rifle design, along w/ 6-point retractable rear stock
- Full metal barrel assembly for a solid build
- Adjustable sights; removable carrying handle (once removed, the weaver rail is exposed for simple scope/optics mounting)
- This M4 is extremely versatile and will dominate in any game, be it CQB (close-quarters combat) or outdoors
- Battery and charger not included
- BOTTOM LINE: If you want a gun with similar HIGH-END components to the G&G TOP TECH M4, but with EVEN MORE functionality AT ABOUT HALF THE PRICE, this is your BEST BET, GUARANTEED.
For maximum performance, we recommend a 9.6v nun-chuck battery. 8.4v nun-chuck batteries will also work perfectly with this rifle. For safe and quick charging, an universal smart charger is recommended.
Operation: Electric Automatic
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic and Full-automatic
Muzzle Velocity: 340-390 FPS
Magazine: 450-round high capacity (gear wind-up)
Gearbox: Full metal
Weight: 7.5 pounds, 9 pounds with custom accessories equipped
Ammo type: Seamless 0.20g or heavier (0.23g, 0.25g, 0.26g, 0.28g, etc) BBs. For maximum performance and accuracy, Airsoft Megastore recommends GoldenBall ProSlick BBs which carry perfect spherical consistency and density, available at Airsoft Megastore for the lowest price on the market, guaranteed.
Package includes: Rifle, 450-round high capacity magazine, 1,000rd pack of G&G 0.20g BBs, J-Rich G910 Xenon Flashlight Unit, Trilogy Tactical 1x32 Red/Green Dot Scope, Diamond Tactical Bungee Sling
Battery Charger Recommendation: Airsoft Megastore recommends the use of a smart charger to avoid overcharging the battery (overcharged batteries may cause decreased airsoft gun performance and may shorten battery life significantly). Smart chargers not only shorten charge time significantly (up to 800% faster charging), but more importantly, also automatically shut off once the battery is fully charged to avoid overcharged batteries.