Our take: Perhaps one of the most sought-after M5 AEG rifles in the world, the SRC SR5-series M5 is an extremely rare, and EXTREMELY REALISTIC full metal M5 AEG rifle. As it's speculated that less than 500 units of the SRC M5 have been circulated into US sales ever since the rifle's inception, it's truly a unique Airsoft AEG to own, hold, and shoot.
The SRC M5 X-TAC is not just an ordinary metal M5. It is, in our opinion, THE MOST REALISTIC M5 to come out of Taiwan, EVER. Because SRC has perfected Airsoft gun performance a long time ago, they set out on a different mission this time, to build the most realistic M5 AEG the Airsoft market had ever seen, resulting in the birth of the SR5 series of full metal M5 AEGs.
- 1.2mm Stamped Steel Receiver
- Steel Welded Receiver
- Ultra-realistic folding rear stock
- Steel Stamped Front Sight Blade
- Ultra-realistic Q.D. pin
- Steel Embedded Second Injection Cocking Lever, rarely seen on an Airsoft gun
- Cocking Lever Support Design is similar to that of a real M5 SMG
- Q.D. Type Stock Design
- Stamped marking & serial number on top of the steel receiver
- Polymer parts on the rifle are manufactured from high-grade Nylon-Fiberglass composite for an intensely strong and rugged build
- Metallic rear adjustable sight
- Limited production, limited availability
- For the discerning Airsoft buyer who wants the absolute MOST REALISTIC M5 on the market, the SRC SR5 will not disappoint
In fact, the SRC SR5 Full Metal AEG rifle features a steel receiver SO STRONG, the folks over at SRC's R&D department even went as far as to RUN IT OVER WITH A 3,000LB COMPACT SEDAN to prove their point, a true measure of just how much SRC stands behind their product. Though we certainly do NOT recommend running your own SR5 over with a car, we ran an identical test (being the Curious Georges we are) once we got our limited supply of these SR5s, and sure enough, the receiver did not snap or crack under immense pressure from a 3,600 lb sports sedan.
The rear folding stock allows for maximum tactical versatility, and easily folds with the push of a button. With the stock fully extended in its normal resting position, you can do tactical sweeps and dominate outdoor games with ease. With the stock folded to the side, your M5 instantaneously shortens to provide you a taut, compact-sized weapon that has excellent maneuverability, even in tight spaces.
On to its performance attributes, the SRC M5 X-TAC features a newly designed high-performance full metal gearbox with an aluminum cylinder, metal adjustable hop-up, an aluminum-reinforced barrel, and a high-performance gear set. That beast of a set-up is coupled to a SRC high-torque motor so your SR5 delivers a lot of power [FPS] AND rate of fire [ROF] without sacrificing either. With 0.20g BBs, this AEG stays powerfully field-legal, shooting at about 335-385 FPS with ease with the ability to shoot 750-850 rounds per minute (that's 14 BBs per second!).
Note: Battery and charger are NOT included, as is the case with most SRC-manufactured AEGs. For the best value and performance, we recommend getting a 8.4v mini battery and a universal smart charger.
Operation: Electric Automatic
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic and Full-automatic, with working safety
Muzzle Velocity: 335-385 FPS
Magazine: 260-round high capacity (gear wind-up)
Gearbox: Full metal
Weight: 7 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, 260rd magazine, manual
Battery Charger Recommendation: This AEG DOES NOT come with a battery or charger. Although this fully automatic airsoft rifle can use 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.