E&L Airsoft is a new quality on the airsoft replicas market. The manufacturer made it its mission to create replicas that will stand on the same level as the original live firearms when it comes to the quality of materials used and the tightness of parts. The company went as far as one possibly can and started production in the same factory that produces the original firearms! The same materials were used in the production process as those used in the original specimens: the steel, handmade wooden elements or high quality polymer. Also, some external elements are identical to those in live firearms and come from the same transmission belt.
This allowed E&L to move to the top among the eastern manufacturers. It can compete (and prevail!) with the best brands on the market – also when it comes to price range. The quality and parameters of its replicas allow for their products to serve as both ornaments on a wall and an effective replica on the battlefield.
On the outside, as many elements as possible were made in a 1:1 scale in accordance with the original and military specification. That means parts can be swapped with parts from the original firearm! Including: front cradle, gas block cover and iron sights. Not many other manufacturers offer such a feature.
Wooden elements were handmade, which on the one hand guarantees high quality and on the other uniqueness. Wooden parts include: the cradle and gas block cover. Another feature that adds to it unique design is the individual serial number on the body. Steel elements have been blued, which makes their appearance more realistic, furthermore, as time goes on and the layer of protective finish gets worn off it will still make for a far better visual effect than in the case of painted and lacquered replicas.
Strides to preserve realism were also made on the plane of weight. The replica is heavy and, in addition, proper balance is maintained via a steel outer barrel. Worth to note is also the fact that the replica, like the original, can be partially disassembled without any tools. Everything is based on pins and levers. The manufacturer took care of smallest details in order to make the replica resemble the original as closely as possible.
Taken straight from the box, the replica is secured in a thick, technical oil that safeguards the product from humidity and possible contamination during transport. A mixture of oil, steel and lacquered wood emits a unique smell, well-known to people in constant contact with firearms.
The replica's battery is located under the lid of the receiver. The cover is mounted on a latch, which allows its rapid removal and replacement of the power source at any time.
The insides of the product are also remarkable. E&L engineers have taken the best solutions on the market and added their own. The pneumatic system consists of a set of silent piston head and a cylinder, which increases the system’s longevity through better amortization. The spring slide has bearings and the piston gear has a bigger inhibitor. It gives the BB more time to be inserted in the chamber, which is of great importance in the case of high rate of fire configurations.
Both of the mentioned solutions result in smoother operation, greater ROF and smaller energy consumption. High accuracy and focus is guaranteed by an equipped internal, precision barrel with a diameter of 6,04 mm.
What parts we can find inside the E&L Gen.2?
- new type, reinforced gearbox frame, based on 9mm ball bearings
- QSR ball bearing spring quide (Quick Spring Release)
- full steel gear set, made on CNC
- one-piece steel cylinder, made on CNC
- Air Seal Nozzle with O-ring
- set of 9mm ball bearings
- reinforced POM piston with 3 steel teeth
- silenced piston head
- High Torque M170 motor with neodymium magnets
- Low Resistance Silver Cords & Switches
Gen.2 replicas have in stock a really nice feature - Magwell Spacer insert, which really makes magazine change easier and faster!
The replicas are delivered in brand new, practical and elegant boxes. Boxes feature a thick foam padding on the inside, which surely and safely secures the replica and all accessories. Each set includes an oiler, however, fixed stock models include the exact same cleaning kit as the one meant for live firearm.
The replica comes with a polymer, mid-cap magazine with a capacity of up to 150 BBs.
The set includes:
- oil bottle
- magwell spacer