Being one of the
Young Fred was
I was still in
what’s extra? As you can see, there is not a great deal
different about her, and indeed all are cosmetic touches, but I am sure you will agree they effectively buy the Gun her
Little Black Dress so to speak.
Finally the scope
All this topped
OK so I was impressed
OK next was option parts.
I figured that I had saved a good wedge, it would be churlish not to take
advantage of Systemas excellent upgrade catalogue and bought a 1-joule
package for her and while that added 18,000 yen
to the bill it was well worth the extra.
However, for the purposes
of this review I had a squeeze off with an un-rated CAR15 as well and it
is this stock guns performance that forms the basis for the firing review.
The short barrel on
the gun certainly seems to have an effect in firing as on the 10 meter target
she was grouping at 8 ish compared to the M16 we used as comparison dropping
in at around 4. However, rate of fire was as good as the M16 and velocity
rated a consistent 7 joules (not the most powerful stock gun in the world,
but good enough).
The only real problem
I could detect here was that the extended stock was not quite the most stable
platform to fire from she seems very weak. But fundamentally it is pretty
much an unnecessary touch considering the total lack of recoil anyway.
if you are looking for a stylish and effective CQB item and either dont
want another M4 clone or a P90, give this one a chance. Maybe shes more
one for the Milsim types, but Ive been very impressed with mine (as has
The only real downside
that I can think of is that at 29,800 yen RRP (Mugen is unusually cheap),
well, basic gamers might be better off with an MP5 type gun which would
deliver similar performance for a few thousand yen less (even packing a
bigger battery in the right models) or a P90 which has a better gearbox,
red dot, and so on for exactly the same money.
Anywhere else for that matter I myself have only ever picked up one before
in 11 years belonging to AndyR.
 In my time here I have
never seen a CAR 15 go out of the shop and the one we have one the stockroom
shelf has been here since Feb 2001.
 I personally think there
might be an issue of cost in there too as the gun is 29,800 yen new and
even taking into count the 190 round hicap which comes as standard it is
still pricier than the XM at most shops round here.
 Of course the Trigicon
scope should be replaced by one appropriate to the period, but that will
have to wait till one pops up on the surplus market.
 In use they demonstrate
improved duration over Maruis standard type mini. Nowhere near as good
as even a standard Large, but Ive not had one go down mid game on me yet.
 More for gear life than
velocity reasons as she has been bought exclusively as a CQB backup..
 This was just for the
inner workings, as at 1 joule you dont really need the gearbox.
Wednesday, May 9, 2001 9:37 AM copyright 2001 ArniesAirsoft