Back on 28th September we posted about the new Specna Arms MK18 SA-E19 EDGE and we’ve been mashing it on the range since it arrived and getting it just how we like it! A full review is due to drop in the next issue of Airsoft Action on 15th November but we had to comment after we had this excellent AEG out on the range over the weekend.
Testing conditions were “challenging” in what felt to us like “monsoon season” with high winds and driving rain, and we’re pleased to report that the MK18 stood up to all our abuse and came up wanting more!
To recap, internally the SA-E19 features a factory-fitted MOSFET X-ASR module by GATE, and this high-quality MOSFET looks after the safety of components, improves the trigger reaction and extends the lifetime of electronics and the battery. It will also enable diagnosing basic malfunctions inside the AEG thanks to integrated status diodes. The replica features an internal precision barrel with 6.03 mm in diameter that will provide high accuracy and repeatability of fired shots, something we have already seen in existing Specna Arms models. The barrel works in tandem with a new type of a Hop-Up rotary chamber that allows for a very precise and stable adjustment of the BB spin. The EDGE also features the tried and tested ESA™ Quick Spring Change System.
At the heart of the SA-E19 is an ORION gearbox based on a reinforced frame and equipped with a main spring release function. The SA-E19 features an array of high-grade parts right out of the box, to continue the reputation for reliability gained by Specna Arms. The complete package as usual includes two Mid-Cap S-MAG polymer 125 BB , and as we’ve seen these before, we can confirm that the S-MAG facilitates a seamless feeding of BBs even at high ROF… and indeed even continues to do so all day long in the pouring rain!
Once again Specna Arms seem to have delivered on the performance front, and we’ll go into more detail in the full review available on the 15th!
Sincere thanks go to Matt from MJ Reed Photography for working with us in such extreme conditions!