The G&G Combat Machine CM16 Raider line is G&G’s best selling line of beginner AEG on the market, and it has been that way for good reasons. The CM16 Raider comes in 2 different variations: long barrel for outdoor and short barrel for indoor. As far as color goes, the CM16 also comes in black or tan. Here we will take a look at the CM16 Raider Long.
From the front of the gun comes with a standard bird cage orange flash hider; there are aftermarket silencers that can be fitted over this style orange flash hider. The front sight is a standard M16 triangle sight that is adjustable for elevation. On the bottom of the triangle sight is a sling mount for 2 point slings. The outer barrel is made of aluminum and is 14.5 inches.
The body is made of the same polymer material as the rail system. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation, it is also removable if another sighting system such as red dot sight or scope is preferred. The dust cover on the CM16 series can be easily pried open to access the hop up unit, otherwise the dust cover will stay close as the default position to prevent any unwanted debris from entering the hop up or the gearbox. All CM16 AEG have a sling adapter on the right side, and a comfortable 6 position retractable crane stock. The battery housing is located inside the crane stock, and the space inside the stock can accommodate a 9.6V NiMH Nunchuk battery.
The gearbox is a full metal V2 gearbox that is compatible with an extensive variety of aftermarket replacement or upgrade parts. Based on the gearbox specs, it is recommended to use this rifle with a 9.6v NiMH battery or a 7.4v Lipo battery. 11.1v Lipo batteries are more powerful and can be used to power the rifle to achieve a higher rate of fire and crispier trigger response but at the cost of a higher rate of wear and tear on the rifle.
All G&G Combat Machine CM16 comes with the same hop up and barrel set up: aluminum inner barrel, plastic hop up and cold resistant green bucking. Just like the gear box, all major components listed above can be replaced or upgraded with aftermarket parts to achieve better accuracy.
This airsoft gun shoots around 380-400fps. The G&G Combat Machine series of AEG is a great beginner to intermediate choice for anyone who’s looking to start playing airsoft
- Electric Powered
- Removable Rear Sight
- Retractable Stock
- Great for Outdoor Games
- Light Weight