Our take: The NEW Classic Army Full Metal M15 XM177 E2 ArmaLite compact carbine is a faithful airsoft replica of the Vietnam War era XM177 commando carbine, and features the most reliable high performance internals on the market! Modeled after the unique XM177 E2 carbine carried by U.S. commandos during the Vietnam War, this Classic Army XM177 AEG features a nearly identical design to the original carbine, as well as fully licensed ArmaLite trademarks and a unique serial number.
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military realized a growing need for a compact carbine version of the M16A1 assault rifle. Originally used by U.S. special forces units, the XM177 gained widespread appeal due to its thinner tubular hand guard and multiple position retractable stock. Though this Classic Army XM177 AEG may look like a showpiece rifle, its reliable high performance internals make it 100% skirmish-able on the airsoft field. With a reinforced full metal gearbox and high performance motor, this NEW Classic Army XM177 is designed to deliver high speed rates of fire, along with pinpoint accuracy. The Classic Army XM177 ArmaLite Full Metal AEG is the only truly accurate airsoft replica of the Vietnam Era XM177 E2 on the market, and is the perfect addition to any airsoft player's arsenal!
RUGGED EXTERNAL DESIGN
The NEW Classic Army Full Metal M15 XM177 E2 ArmaLite compact carbine features one of the most solid feeling designs of any M4 based airsoft carbine, and is a completely faithful replica of the unique Vietnam era U.S. Military's XM177 E2 carbine. Starting from the front of the rifle, the Classic Army XM177 AEG features the unique full metal CAR-15/ XM177 can shaped elongated flash hider, which was originally designed to dramatically reduce noise and muzzle flash. The XM177 AEG also features a full metal one piece outer barrel, a full metal buffer tube, and a rugged full metal front sight and delta ring. The reinforced nylon polymer tubular ribbed hand guard was the thinner predecessor to the polymer M4A1 hand guard, and is extremely durable and ergonomic, allowing you to comfortably grip and aim the rifle. The full metal upper and lower receiver are very sturdy, and are easy to disassemble, providing you with quick access to the gearbox or hop up and inner barrel. The lower receiver features authentic ArmaLite trademarks, as well as a unique serial number engraved beneath the ArmaLite logo.
Unlike many other XM177 airsoft AEG replicas on the market, the Classic Army XM177 AEG stays true to the original design and does not feature the brass deflector found on more modern M4 carbines. A feature that many other airsoft manufacturers overlook when creating their own XM177 is the unique push forward assist and affixed carry handle rear sight, however, Classic Army has accurately replicated these details on their authentic looking XM177 E2 AEG. The rugged pistol grip is crafted from nylon polymer, giving it a more comfortable and sturdy feel. The tactical retractable stock allows you to quickly and easily reduce the length of the carbine, which is invaluable in close quarters environments. The NEW Classic Army ArmaLite XM177 E2 Carbine AEG is an exact 1:1 scale airsoft replica of the iconic XM177 compact commando carbine, and sets a higher standard for airsoft realism.
RELIABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE INTERNALS
The Classic Army ArmaLite XM177 E2 AEG is not designed to be a simple replica wall trophy. The internals of the Classic Army ArmaLite XM177 AEG are finely tuned out of the box to deliver a rapid rate of fire and precision accuracy, making this airsoft rifle formidable on any airsoft battlefield. Classic Army's XM177 AEG features one of the finest reinforced full metal 7mm bearing gearboxes on the market, paired with a precise full metal one piece hop up chamber. This revamped Version 2 gearbox features a reinforced polymer piston head, a bearing spring guide, steel gears, a High Performance motor, and 7mm bearings! The precision 363mm inner barrel is incredibly accurate, and can easily take down targetsin close quarters and outdoor scenarios! The size and rate of fire of this Classic Army XM177 make it extremely well suited for both indoor and outdoor airsoft combat, and is sure to give you the upper hand at any outdoor airsoft field.
Overall, the Classic Army ArmaLite XM177 Vietnam era AEG is one of the best designed, best performing, and most authentic XM177 style AEGs on the market, and is less expensive than most other full metal high performance AEGs! If you are looking for a truly realistic, reliable, and premium performing M4 style AEG capable of withstanding the rigors of heavy airsoft combat the ArmaLite XM177 E2, by Classic Army, is your best option. The XM177's superior build quality, and premium internals are sure to last well beyond most other metal body M4's. Start dominating on the airsoft field with this incredibly realistic Classic Army ArmaLite XM177 E2 AEG!
- Authentic XM177 design with licensed ArmaLite trademarks
- Full Metal upper & lower receiver
- Full Metal reinforced 7mm Bearing Version 2 Gearbox
- Precision 363mm inner barrel
- Full Metal one piece hop up chamber
- Affixed metal carrying handle
- High performance motor
- Nylon polymer hand guard, pistol grip, and retractable stock
- Functional locking charging handle
- Functional mock bolt release
- Lightweight and compact design
NOTE: Battery and charger are NOT INCLUDED with this Classic Army AEG.
Operation: Electric Automatic
Gearbox Type: Full metal Version 2
Body: Full Metal Upper & Lower Receiver, and Outer Barrel
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic and Full-automatic
Inner Barrel Length: 363mm
Muzzle Velocity: 405-413 FPS (w/ 0.20g BBs)
Effective Range: 150+ feet
Magazine: 190rd Vietnam Style hi-cap mag
Battery Type: 8.4v Nunchuck Type (Not Included)
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Length: 30" in. (retracted); 33" in. (extended)
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, instruction manual, Hi-Cap magazine,
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.