The question that gets asked the most by our new customers is “What gun would you recommend for someone who is just starting off in airsoft?” With this article, we plan on laying out the facts as to why the G&G raider is the perfect starter gun for airsoft players.
When it comes to airsoft brand names, its safe to say that G&G is like the Honda civic of the airsoft community. It is versatile, reliable and at times, it is surprisingly affordable. G&G has built its reputation on the ability to provide its Canadian customers with outstanding product support and warranty services that are unmatched by any other airsoft gun manufacturer.
With the G&G direct distributor being located in Ontario, Canada, the brand has been able to build a consumer sector that has seen a tremendous amount of growth due to its convenient, in country distribution channels. What does this mean for the consumer? Simply that they can now deal directly with G&G on all warranty product issues within Canada, rather than having to contact channels outside of the country.
WHY THE G&G RAIDER?
For starters, the cost of this gun, starting at $200 is a fantastic price point for any entry-level player. The lightweight nylon-composite body keeps the cost down while maintaining a shockingly high level of durability. The stock magazine holds up to 450 bb’s. You also have many choices available for aftermarket parts that are compatible with this specific gun. This would include grips, sights, and key mods. The overall length allows a player to use this gun affectively both indoors in a confined. So for those of you who love the CQB game, this is a great gun that can easily transition from one type of game play to the next. The collapsible stock allows it to fit almost any shooter and houses the mini type battery. It also has a front and rear sling mounting point and a rail system for all the “must have” accessories.
And if you aren’t already convinced, the latest news is that the with all of these already incredible features, the newest version of the Raider-L E 2.0 by G&G boasts an even more impressive set of improvements for a only about $60 more than the original raider.
THE TESTING GROUNDS
RIS (Rail Integrated System): Nylon composite 7 in.
STOCK: Crane-style stock
BARREL LENGTH: 14.5 in.
GRIP: Tango Down-style, (smooth)
TRIGGER GUARD: Standard
UPER & LOWER RECIEVER: Nylon Composite
MAG RELEASE: Standard M4 push button
OPTIC SPACE: Top rail
MAGAZINE: High capacity 450 rounds
GEARBOX VERSION: Version 2
MOTOR: Long type
GEARS: Standard ratio meal
BUSHINGS/BEARINGS: 8mm Bushings
CUT-OFF LEVER: Standard V2 metal
SELECTOR PLATE: Standard M4 V2 plastic
WIRING HARNESS: Version 2, rear wire
CYLINDER & HEAD: Aluminum with Composite head
PISTON & HEAD: Plastic, Plastic Vented
SPRING: Non linear
ANTI-REVERSAL LATCH: Standard metal
SPRING GUIDE: Metal non-bearing
INNER BARREL: 363mm aluminum
HOP-UP UNIT: Plastic V2
Venom 8.4V 1600mAh NiMH
Venom 9.6V 1600mAh NiMH
Intellect 11.1V 1200mAh 25C LiPo
Elite Force .20g
Elite Force .25g
8.4V – 11.4 RPS
9.6V – 13.62 RPS
11.1V – 18.91 RPS
.20g – 330 FPS
.25g – 305 FPS