We’ve been waiting patiently ever since the guys at Specna Arms told us that something a little bit special was on the way in relation to their J-Series “AK” AEGs, and we’ve just finished testing the latest SA-J08 that they kindly sent over to us for evaluation!

When he looked at the first J-Series models nearly a year ago, Bill said;

“With solid performance out of the box, reasonably cheap accessories and magazines should you need more, and an introductory price of just €159 at the time of writing the SA-J04 is a great bit of kit, and if you’re in the market for something other than the “M4” then I’d really suggest you take a good long look at this new model from Specna Arms; I’m just keen to see exactly where they take “Project J” next!”

Little did we know when he wrote those words that development was already underway to take “Project J” into new territory, bringing them most assuredly up to par with the very latest EDGE AR models, but now we’ve had one of the new AKs to “play” with we can assure you that the wait has most definitely been worthwhile!

The latest EDGE with ASTER AEGs from Specna Arms combine an array of solutions and technologies hard to find in other replicas on the market. It is a series that puts the focus on external quality, with technical solutions that improve upon the versatility of the internals, prolong lifetime, simplifying the diagnostics of a malfunction as well as facilitating power tuning. Straight out of the box you get a replica that does not require any modification!

To find out what we think of this new model after range testing, be sure to tune in for the new issue that goes live on the 15th April!