Wanting to get into the ‘AK game” but not sure to what to get since there are so many to choose from. Well the RedStar AK series will be your top pick from the price to performance makes them stand above the rest. The RedStar AKM is the rifle we will check out. In the low two hundred dollar range it is very affordable but it is actually costing much more if you built one up to match this from another AK. The steel body and real wood give the RedStar AKM a great look and finish.
The RedStar AKM comes with a metal AK hop up unit. Many times the hop up unit is over looked but for an AK it is very important. Due to the seating of the AK magazine the extension tube of a plastic hop up unit can be broken or damaged making the AK inoperable. With the RedStar AKM and the use of the metal hop up unit that is bolted into the barrel and surrounded by a steel body the magazine will lock into place and have a secure and flawless feed for normal use or even high speed upgrades.
Speaking of high speed the RedStar AKM and other RedStar series are able to use the Echo1 Lipo’s. As shown in the picture above the Lipo #2 which is a brick type is able to fit inside the wood stock as a snug fit that is secured by the steel stock plate and screws. When on the run with the AKM you should use your sling since there is a front and rear sling mount on the rifle.
Steel on the outside and on the inside for the RedStar series. The AKM uses a high torque short motor along with the steel gears. The motor will give you a fast and crisp trigger response and the gears will not let you down. To keep the gears sitting perfect in the gearbox they are shimmed and held in place by 7mm steel ball bearings that decrease friction and increase the rate of fire and battery life.
The RedStar AKM is built very tough inside and out from the real wood and steel body and parts to the metal and steel parts for the internals making it an upgraded AK out of the box and ready for you on the field. The AKM will have great range from the brass inner barrel that is using the MadBull orange bucking for an improved air seal and then the metal hop up unit as mentioned before to keep it all rock solid while shooting. The gearbox is a version 3 type giving you thousands of other upgrade options if you choose to do so.
Overall the RedStar AKM is a great rifle for you if you wanted to get into the world of AK’s for airsoft being that it is built very solid from the wood and steel parts on the outside and you don’t have to upgrade the AKM when you get since it is already done for you. Check out our website for the other RedStar AK’s and if you are looking for a CQB AK check out the CPM vs BOLT blog.
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Written by Brian Holt