This is the Legend of the Comeback Kid, the real world M14 and its awesome counterpart, the Airsoft M14 Sniper Rifle from HobbyTron.com. Here is a little history about the M14. Toward the end of the 2nd World War America needed a fully automatic rifle with the range of a sniper rifle, what they got was the M14. All who looked upon and used this weapon were amazed by its reliability and durability in any condition. Sadly its time spent in service was cut short due to the introduction of the M16 series during the Vietnam War. However these days the M14 has come back to serve with the best of the best, including but not restricted to, the US Special Forces units like DELTA and the NAVY S.E.A.Lâ€™s. and it still is one of the most reliable rifles in service.
And just like the real world weapon the Airsoft version is one of the best long rifles on the market. The best thing about it is that no matter which maker produces it the M14 Airsoft Sniper Rifle is always a quality choice. I have found that the G&G and the Tokyo Marui, TM for short, are the highest quality in Airsoft guns, however, the UTG M14 is an extremely well put together Airsoft gun. Most can be equipped with a power scope and R.I.S. rails for all those fun things like tactical lights or sighting lasers. It also includes a reinforced rail on the bottom for a bi-pod. They also can come with a hi-cap magazine which holds over 350 rounds. That is more then enough to blow your target away! It comes in different colors like OD Green, Black, and Simulated Wood, which can actually be fitted with a real wood stock. The rest is made of metal including the unique style of gear box.
The actual play of the rifle is smooth and extremely quiet, mainly because the high speed motor is down in the stock where your hand and your arm conceal most of the sound. The 17 inch barrel gives you the accuracy of any sniper rifle and the best part is that it has a fully auto mode so you can deliver an amazing amount of rounds down field. And since it shots out of the box at 270 to 300 FPS with .20 gram BBs you can be assured to hit what ever you shot at.
This weapon is fully upgradeable with power springs gearing and a bigger battery. With a little help it can even fit a large type 12v battery which will give you more power then you will ever need. This is a long rifle so it is a little difficult to maneuver in CQB battles. But who cares because you’ll hit your enemy way before they can get to you or you’ll be able to back your team up with long range suppressive fire if they have to enter into CQB fights. However if you only play CQB skirmishes the M14 comes in a SOCOM version which only has an 11 inch barrel.
The rifle weighs about 9 lbs. and the mags are bigger than most so you are going to want to adjust your kit to make room for the extra mags, and the weight of the gun. It also has a really cool bolt action cocking lever for extra intimidation points! And since it came out in 2005 it has been named gun of the year twice! Overall the Airsoft M14 Sniper Rifle is one of the best that I have come across in my 5 years of playing. The Legend, the only, the M14.