Our take: This rifle can very well be a defining point for JG. When we first laid our hands on the ALL NEW JG Full Metal EBB Series [Electric BlowBack] AK-74U, it was every bit as excellent as we had hoped for, AND THEN SOME. Even all the online demonstration videos (that show the blowback function), all the glowing reviews, and all the audio clips in the world DO NOT SHOW THE TRUE PERFORMANCE AND AWESOME FEEL & POWER of this airsoft rifle. After a thorough comparison with other $350+ BLOWBACK AEG rifles from G&G (albeit different models), the JG effortlessly came out on top.
This is the face of the NEW JG, and we like it a whole lot. Known originally for their high-powered, high quality, yet LOW priced airsoft AEGs, JG is taking a step towards the future of airsoft, in producing their FIRST EVER electric blowback AEG rifle. This AK-74U is seven and a half pounds of SHEER engineering prowess; everything from the motor driven blowback, to the accuracy, to the PERFECT amount of recoil, to the power has been well thought out and delivered crisply in this new line of EBB rifles from JG. The metallic clink of the bolt kicking back after every shot is as real as it gets in an airsoft rifle.
The all new FULL METAL JG AK-74U Full/Semi Automatic BLOWBACK AEG rifle with a stamped steel upper receiver, full metal gearbox, a versatile metal folding rear skeleton stock, adjustable sights, and most significantly, a BLOWBACK FUNCTION that kicks back the full metal ejection port with a convincingly authentic "CLINK" after EVERY shot is nothing short of perfection. It's a stunning piece, really, as this AK-74U is constructed of the finest materials on the market, combining a solid metal upper receiver with a full metal rear stock to make one of the most balanced airsoft AEGs to hit the market yet. Simply fold in the rear stock during indoor/short distance combat engagements and you are ready to roll.
The solid wood hand guard feels sturdy and firm, while the enhanced FULL METAL gearbox and ultra high-torque motor work harmoniously to bring lots of power to every shot, and all the while the BLOWBACK function works in the background, replicating the shot-by-shot clink / ejection port kick-back of a real AK-74 rifle.
It is TRULY one of the best deals around for a full metal gearbox electric BLOWBACK AK-74U, with high craftsmanship and high-quality parts. With a muzzle velocity that EASILY overpowers even Tokyo Marui, ICS, G&G, and Classic Army AK74U AEGs, this EBB rifle is ready to rock and roll.
- Electric automatic BLOWBACK airsoft rifle ... ejection port slide kicks back after EVERY SHOT, delivering an authentic sounding "CLINK" while providing a minimal recoil to replicate the feel of a real rifle without any adverse effect on accuracy
- LiPO (lithium polymer battery) ready, for enhanced rate of fire if needed (internals are of exceptionally high quality)
- Full metal upper and lower receiver, barrel assembly
- Full metal enhanced/reinforced gearbox and internals
- Full metal tight-bore barrel
- Ejection port motorized electric blowback system, produces a slight amount of recoil to get a highly realistic feel without affecting accuracy
- Tactical folding metal rear stock
- 8.4V rechargeable battery and standard wall charger INCLUDED
- 500-round high capacity magazine INCLUDED
Upgrades make for the BEST JG BLOWBACK AKs yet. The NEWEST production run model JG AK Blowback EBB Rifle has been re-worked from the ground up to be even MORE powerful, MORE accurate, and MORE durable and rugged. JG has reinforced the build of the gearbox to withstand higher FPS while maintaining a high rate of fire; the gearbox works harmoniously with the newest version of JG's ultra high-torque motor to deliver OVER 800 ROUNDS PER MINUTE on full auto at OVER 400 FPS. The addition of a factory-installed tight bore barrel enhances accuracy greatly, and is perhaps one of the best overall upgrades done to this rifle platform.
QUALITY ASSURANCE: Through numerous factory visits, we are able to confirm that JG tests EACH and EVERY single AEG that they ship out by putting each unit through a rigorous 16-point inspection, which ends with a Q.C. agent shooting no less than 450 rounds from the rifle to ensure quality before exiting the factory (hence sometimes buyers may find a BB or two left in their mag, as a result of the Quality Control agent's test firing). This gives us even more confidence that JG is ever-increasing their attention paid to quality, and is a contributing reason to why the quality of JG AEGs gets better year after year.
* Best value on the market. Extremely durable and well built. You WON'T be disappointed.
Operation: Electric Automatic, Electric Blowback
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic and Full-automatic w/ BLOWBACK, with working safety
Muzzle Velocity: 385-440 FPS with 0.20g BBs
Magazine: 500-round high capacity (gear wind-up)
Gearbox: Full Metal Version 3
Battery Type: 8.4V Stick
Inner Barrel Length: 455 mm
Weight: 8 pounds
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, rechargeable battery, wall charger, instruction manual, 500-round high capacity magazine
Battery Charger Recommendation: Although this fully automatic airsoft rifle comes with a standard wall charger to charge the battery, 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.