Troy Industries Battle Rifle by Echo1USA – Complete Review

The Troy Industries Battle Rifle series was introduced in the 2016 SHOTShow and received a huge amount of hype since it will be an up to date Try rifle with the TRX hand guards, Battle Axe stock and all at the fraction of the price if it was pieced together. Once again Echo1USA is working with MadBull Airsoft and a firearms company Troy Industries to make a great rifle for the collector and the player that looks true to life.

Echo1USA Troy TRX airsoft

This will cover all of your questions about the gearbox and parts used to make this great rifle take only costs around $200 with all these features. If you are in the market for a new M4 rifle this will be your best choice as you will see. This Troy rifle is already upgraded but you can still do more to customize it to your needs.

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The front end of the Troy Industries Battle Rifle will have the normal orange flash hider that is pinned in place for proper import and sales. Underneath the flash hider the metal outer barrel will be threaded in the standard 14mm counter clockwise (CCW) so you can attach your favorite MadBull flash hider if you like. The solid metal TRX hand guard will go to the end of the barrel to give you more options for mounting and on the top will be the Troy iron sights. With the holes you see on the TRX hand guard it is for the modular mounting options of the rail panels that are sold separately as a TRX Rail section 3 pack. This keeps the rifles weight down and gives you the stream line option of only using the mounting sections for your needed flash light or vertical grip and nothing else.

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The Troy Battle sight is made out of metal and with a solid construction like the real counterpart the sight will have a lock button for the up and folded down options. The front sight post is adjustable with a standard front sight tool.

Echo1USA Airsoft Troy

The rear sight matches the build quality of the front sight to give a solid lock position along with left and right adjustments to better sight in the rifle with the iron sights which are standard on the rifle. Both the front and rear sight can be removed from the top rail with the use of a flat head screw driver if you choose to do so.

Echo1USA Troy TRX barrel

Underneath the metal Troy TRX hand guard the metal outer barrel will be found. One of the many cost effective features of the Echo1 Troy Industries Battle Rifle is the attention to detail while keeping the cost low. The outer barrel will be a solid one piece barrel to have a rigid barrel that will not loosen over time like other brands that use set screws to hold the barrel together. No maintanece here ever and on top of that the barrel nut uses the same Mil Spec as the real rifle so you can use the correct AR tools if you like.

Echo1USA Airsoft Troy

The Troy TRX barrel nut does work with the regular AR wrench to add to the realism of the rifle. The TRX hand guard has secure mounting system like the real counterpart when it comes down to the two tension screws on the bottom and the anti rotation tabs that connect with the upper receiver. For the Airsoft version there will be a left and right tab to prevent any rotation and to give it a more uniform look.

Echo1USA troy industries

The Echo1USA Troy Industries Battle Rifle will be equipped with a light weight a durable metal body. This metal body will be held together with large allen key body pins and have the standard M4 features when it comes down to the trigger and fire control. The bolt release is non functional.

Echo1USA troy TRX airsoft

Another unique feature of the Troy Rifle will be the extended magazine release that is angled down and closer to the trigger to allow for a faster magazine change. The magazine release uses a standard mounting setup in the body so it can easily be worked on or removed for the steps to remove the gearbox. The trigger guard is also an upgraded part and not the standard flat bar but this is an enlarged curved guard to allow for the use of gloves and give the rifle a little more style.

Madbull Battle AXE stock

The Troy Battle Axe stock has all the features you could need. Several mounting points for slings and storage room. The Battle Axe stock will be included with the Troy Industries Battle Rifle by Echo1 and will make the rifle a great completed rifle because the stock along from MadBull Airsoft is in the $130 range. As mentioned before the sling options will consist of three quick detach or QD points on the left, right and bottom so a QD sling swivel can be attached as shown. On the top of the stock will be an option for a sling to be looped through. The stock adjustment lever will be out of the way unlike the traditional M4 and location in the front in a large streamline push lever.

Echo1USA Lipo battery

The Battle Axe stock is able to store a PEQ type lipo in the bottom section and even a Buffer Tube lipo once the excess wires are routed away. The inner compartment for the battery storage has foam to securely hold the battery pack in place and prevent any bumping or rocking noise while in use. This somewhat unique stock for Airsoft will not fit a regular “mini” battery or “brick” lipo despite the large appearance. The PEQ lipo or Buffer tube lipo will be more than enough to operate the rifle in any situation. The Troy rifle will come with a stock battery to get you started on the field. Another great feature of the Battle Axe stock will be the access door which is hinged and not going to get lost like a crane stock butt pa does. To open the back of the stock there will be a spring loaded latch to pull down making for a very secure stock.

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That is the outside of the solid Troy Industries Battle Rifle by Echo1USA and MadBull making for a perfect rifle without costing a fortune. If the parts were all bought separate and assembled it would be in the $500 range but this Troy rifle and the joint work by all three companies worked to deliver a solid and beautiful looking rifle starting in the $200 range. You might think the gearbox is where the corners were cut but that is not the case here or ever with Echo1USA. Now lets take a look at the gearbox of the Echo1USA Troy Industries Battle Rifle.

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Echo1USA troy gearbox review

The Troy Rifle will be using an upgraded gearbox and parts to further enhance the Airsoft gameplay you will have on the field. The video linked above will cover all the parts and the takedown steps if needed. With this Troy Rifle it will be using the standard V2 type gearbox to push out 415 FPS with a .20 BB that will settle after the first magazine and keep the FPS at the sweet mark of 390+ while the rate of fire will be a competitive 19~with the PEQ lipo. This high performance gearbox inside the full metal construction of the Troy Rifle makes for a perfect field ready but lets check out the parts to further show you why this rifle is your next purchase.

Echo1 troy motor

The Troy Rifle will be using an elongated Troy Battle Axe grip to house a standard Long Type motor which allows for more options when it comes to upgrades.There is another Troy Battle Axe grip from MadBull Airsoft that is the true size and uses a Medium Type motor but that is only sold separately as an aftermarket part.

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Echo1USA airsoft motor

Inside the Troy grip there will be the metal threads for the base plate. This is common in aftermarket grips but included as a stock option makes this a great addition. The motor grip base is also vented to allow excess heat out so the motor can cool down faster during longer and more intense shooting engagements.

Echo1USA Airsoft gears

The gears used the in the Troy Rifle will be an all purpose gearset that is right in the middle of speed and torque provide a long lasting and durable set to handle the 400+ FPS and the use of a lipo and the higher rate of fire that comes with the increased voltage. The gears will be shimmed and held in place by 8mm steel ball bearings to reduce friction on the axles of the gears and increase the battery life since it requires less energy to cycle the gears. The sector gear will be using a large delayer to better pull back the tappet plate for flawless feeding with the use of a lipo. If you installed a High Speed Motor and used a lipo the Troy will still feed just fine but the high cap might need to be swapped out for a Midcap for a better time on the field.

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Underneath the Sector Gear will be the Cut Off Lever which is knocked every cycle and makes the Semi Auto function work. Being that this lever is made out of steel it will not get worn down or need to be changed out with an upgraded unit. One less step or part to be upgraded saving the customer time and money.

Echo1USA Airsoft metal piston

The piston in the Troy Rifle will be top of the line with the full steel piston rack. This piston will be much stronger than the other ‘stock’ pistons on the market since they are still using a polycarb tooth setup which is ok but will need to be changed out if you are going to be upgrading the rifle but this piston is already installed and ready to go.

Echo1 metal piston

For a closer look at the piston the steel tooth rack can be slid out of place in case any modifications are at hand and this gives the player more options to take advantage of the steel tooth rack. The nylon fiber body is thicker and has an octagonal shape to maximize the material walls and still accept standard AEG springs. The underside of the rack has more material to support and hold the non metal body together. In the stock setup the piston will last longer than other parts and once modded for an upgrade and glued which is the recommended step to do the piston will continue to hold up to the constant force. The ported piston head with the bearings is a nice touch to add to the pre upgraded claim of the Troy Rifle gearbox.

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The gearbox with the great parts and compression are great and all when combined with the solid one piece outer barrel to give you the power and stability but you need a proper hop up unit and airseal otherwise it is all a waste. The hop up unit is the Troy TRX series will be a Metal M4 One Piece Unit to perfectly compliment the Troy Industries metal body. Along with the metal hop up unit a MadBull bucking will be already installed. With this MadBull bucking the hop up or backspin will be more positive due to the larger bump, the FPS will raise a few since the material is thicker and able to seal against the nozzle. This will give the BBs a straighter and more consistent flight path and grouping down range every time.

Echo1USA troy trx review

In conclusion the Troy Industries Battle Rifle from Echo1USA and MadBull Airsoft makes for a great rifle from all the parts on the outside making it a perfect Troy Industries rifle tot he gearbox on the inside that makes it so the player does not have to spend time and money upgrading the rifle to get out on the field you cannot go wrong with it if you think about it. The Troy rifles come in the three lengths depending on what you are thinking about using it for. This is the longest version using a TRX 13 inch hand guard and a standard 363mm inner barrel. The CQB version will be using a TRX 10 inch hand guard and will be short for CQB but still a decent size for most outdoor uses with its 280mm inner barrel. For the shortest and smallest option the Troy M7A1 is what is needed. The M7A1 will have all the parts you saw in the gearbox and outside but a dramatically shorter 7 inch hand guard with a 205mm inner barrel.

You can find the Troy rifles in stock on the Echo1Shop right now or at your local Echo1USA Dealer.

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Gearbox Report of the Knight’s SR16

How do you know if an Airsoft rifle is good or not and worth your hard earned money? You need to do a test drive or see the parts after they have been heavily used and make the call yourself if the rifle is good or not. In this Knight’s SR16 parts review the test drive will happen and the results will be seen up close.

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The nozzle and hop up unit for any Airsoft rifle is very important to ensure proper feeding and air seal. This nozzle of the Knight’s SR16 is dirty from being used at the recent shooting events over a four days of dusty continuous shooting.

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The rifles were used very hard by first time users just as a rental in a CQB field would be but add the dust and debris from the shooting range and bad things can happen. In this case the inner barrels were cleaned before each event day but during the day there still was debris build up that got in every place possible of the Airsoft rifle. One of the winning factors of the Knight’s SR16 would be the one piece hop up unit that is used to better seal and keep dirt out. No problems from this or the other demo rifles with this amount of dirt inside.

Knights SR16 Echo1USA

The external parts of the rifle can be tampered with by the user or just wiggles free if it is not designed correctly. A great example of a solid part and how it is designed well will be the magazine release and how it is based off a real firearm design and not using a small screw what can loosen over time. Some Echo1USA rifles in the M4 styles use the older style magazine release with the small screw which is fine but the mindset for the Knight’s was to a two prong attack for the market. First make it budget friendly and to the liking of KAC for the Knight’s trademarks and secondly have it built to last with very little to no maintenance for the shooter. In this review the many other parts that make the Knight’s SR16 a solid platform will be highlighted.

Knights SR16 Echo1USA

The motor is another key part in the function of the rifle and it must work when the time comes. The motor pinion gear is of course made out of steel with the D style in case it needs to be changed out. Upon a closer look of the pinion gear there is very little to no wear on the teeth and that is due to the proper height during the heavy use. Every time the trigger is pulled the motor will crank over and spin to pull the gears to complete each shot. That cranking motion is the vibration felt in the pistol grip and just like an automobile the parts need to be secured otherwise a failure will happen. The motor in the Knight’s SR16 will have a hard time failing since the adjustment screw is a large screw with more than enough surface area and a drop of loctice to keep the prefect adjustment over time.

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The motor will take most of the abuse during the firing process with the heat and power going through it. A commonly overlooked part of the Airsoft rifle is the motor and the status of the parts to make sure it is working properly. Many times players will clean their inner barrels but forget to check their motors after an extended amount of use. The motor commutator can get burnt and dirty and blocking the power from the battery and stopping all movement. A way to do a quick inspection of the part is to manually spin the pinion and watch the commutator for any burnt marks or deep grooves. After the heavy use of the four days and no stop firing the motor looks really good and can keep on being used without being cleaned or serviced.

Echo1USA Airsoft SR16

The main reason the motor commutator looks so clean after all the use is because the brushes are a solid face design to ensure the most contact for the extended period of time. The brushes are important in how they are pressed inward and that relies on the springs behind them. The motor is a very complex part in the Airsoft rifle.

Echo1USA gearbox

A solid foundation is very important and the 8mm solid steel bushing is perfect for that. The solid steel bushing is a change for the Knight’s SR16 when compared to the other rifles in the Echo1USA lineup but that due to the desires of KAC and wanting a solid rifle inside and out with their name on it. The 8mm ball bearing that is used in the other Echo1USA rifles are great for the stock gearbox stresses and even up to the 500FPS. Just in case an upgrade was needed the strongest part is already installed with this rifle. Being that this gearbox uses a steel bushing it will not fail or erode over time from the gear axels. Some Airsoft rifles use a brass material for bushings which is weaker than the steel and will fail over time with moderate use. Echo1USA would not cut corners in this department.

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The grease for the Knight’s SR16 is applied in the key parts and just the right amount. There is a good amount to keep the bushings and gears greased without going into places that it does not belong.

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The gear grease can move inside the gearbox due to hot temperatures such is sitting in the sun all weekend at the range but it will still not cause any issues by getting into he trigger system of the gearbox. This is the factory grease amount and after the non stop heavy use it still looks good. The gears are properly shimmed from the factory to make sure everything works smoothly.

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The piston of the Knight’s SR16 Airsoft rifle is a made out of nylon fiber and the same found in the RedStar AK series. The advantage of the lightweight piston is to keep the cycle rate up without having extra weight to slow the process down. The piston is a regular TM spec with the tooth design and the second tooth is present. The stock setup is able to work great even with a lipo during the demos during the show without any signs of damage.

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Current trends in Airsoft claim the use of a lipo battery the Airsoft rifle will explode when no MOSFET is present but from the pictures the wire harness looks great and no issues present. Being that the Knight’s SR16 does not include this upgrade feature the rifle is still able to perform very well out of the box and keep on working without issues. The rifle is still using many other upgrade parts it still makes for a great complete and field ready package. A MOSFET can be installed later but that will be up to the shooter since there are several to choose from and none are the best since they vary in features.

Overall the Knight’s SR16 Airsoft rifle held up great from the events of the non stop shooting and you will find them in some CQB fields for the rental fleets for the same reasons highlighted in this review. The Knight’s SR16 series is a great choice since it is built to last for around the $200 mark it will be a great investment for the Airsoft game.

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A new Airsoft Field is opening! – Power Ops

Power Ops Airsoft field

A new Airsoft field opening is a big deal to all Airsofters since it is just like a new video and new map pack to run and find all the good spots. Well you guys and gals are in luck! The new field Power Ops in Atlanta, GA will be the hot new place to blast your friends!

Airsoft Atlanta Echo1USA
Airsoft Atlanta Echo1USA

The CQB location that is still being built as we speak will be opened on June 25th 2016 with a huge Grand Opening event you don’t want to miss. The rest of the field which is about 100,000 Square feet of playable space is ready for the big day!

Airsoft Atlanta Echo1USA
Airsoft Atlanta Echo1USA

The CQB field will be made out of solid plywood and built like a city that will contains several two story buildings, breach able doors and shipping containers to complete that look and feel of the Hollywood movies or your favorite video game but now literality in your back yard.

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Airsoft Atlanta Echo1USA

Echo1USA was able to check out the field and the progress and it is amazing. Tell your friends about this new field and you don’t want miss out on the Grand Opening on June 25th 2016. We will have raffle prizes and it will be a great day to start out a new Airsoft field called Power Ops!

The outdoor field section of Power Ops will have two main types of enviroments that consist of the CQB Iraqi city and a Vietnamese Jungle setting. These field types will allow for all kinds of players from the CQB to the Ghille snipers and everything else for a great day of Airsofting.

For more infomation you will need to check out Power Ops and their website for the rules, location and other details.

Check out the first video from the field! Once the field is open you will see more of the locations of course and Echo1USA will do its best to keep you updated as well!

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A perfrect side arm or even primary for the CQB section would be the Echo1 GAT or RDP. Check out the video from Airsoft Atlanta and how the two compact AEG’s compare. Check out the video: Echo 1 GAT TEC-9 / SPECTRE – SMG Review

Echo1USA raffle prizes

For the grand opening of Power Ops we as Echo1USA will be have these raffle items up for grabs for the lucky players that are there that day! Several people will get the JAG Arms BBs in .25 weight which is the best BB on the market now days, a large amount of the players will get the Echo1 Kill Rags or Hats. The second place prize will be a Socom Gear Double Star 1911 pistol. A green gas pistol from Socom Gear. the grand prize will be the new Troy Industries Battle Rifle with the 10″ TRX hand guard. Being that the Troy TRX is all metal and covered in Troy Industries parts and a new gearbox already upgraded this will be an awesome prize for a lucky player.

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Written by Brian Holt