Attachments for your rifle

Once you have your rifle such as the M4 ST6 or any other rifle you will need the little parts that many players over look until it is too late and they are on the field.

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The parts in question are the mounts for slings since you will in the field for hours and holding the rifle will take a toll on you. There are many options and reasons on what you should get and why and we will cover them.

M4 RIS sling loop

The Echo1 Sling Mount Loop is a small loop that is contructed out of metal and provides a secure point for a front sling if you were using a two point sling. Using a standard allen key to lock it on the rail it will be small and out of the way when not in use.

M4 RIS sling loop

The next option for a rail attachment would be the slightly larger Echo1 Sling Belt Mount which allows for the use of the sling fabric to be looped through for a more semi permanent attachment. This setup gives a more stealthy option since the there will not be a metal on metal attachment like the previous mount. Some slings offer a secondary loop as shown.

offset flash light mount

With the use of a sling you are able to add more accessories to your rifle such as a light. The Echo1 Offset Light Mount is able to secure most tactical lights on the market. The inner diameter is one 1 inch and with the textured lining inside the metal mount your light will secure. With the thumb screw and locking port you are able to lock this mount onto your rifle and know it will be there in the morning.

M4 body pins

Another small part that you might need later on will be the M4 Locking Body Pins. These pins replace the original pins which are a friction fit. The locking pins are made out of steel and use a threaded screw to lock together. Coming in a two pack and will work great for the ST6 and just about all other M4’s in case your friends need one.

M4 QD sling mount

Using a single point or one point sling is a more tactical option and with the QD Dual Sling Swivel you can do that. The mount will replace the original plate and be locked in place with the buffer tube as you can see. There is the left and right option for the attachment of a sling depending on the shooters preference. The QD Dual Sling Swivel will come with the QD sling loop as shown. With this part and the QD loop you can use to attach to the mount on the crane stock if you choose to do so as well or other mounts on other rifles.

Echo1 M4 stock pad

The stock has a few removable parts that might get misplaced but no worries since we have them in case that happens. The Stock Knobs are used in the front of the stock to secure the spare batteries and rotate open once the stock is removed from the buffer tube. The Stock Butt Pad is also available and will fit the ST6, STAG, XCR and ER25K series rifles from Echo1USA.

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Once you have your battle rifle all figured out with these little parts you will be set and able to focus on the game that is coming and give it your all.

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The RedStar CPM vs. BOLT

Time to hit the CQB field and you need a solid AK that constructed out of metal and is compact and ready for anything you will encounter. That will be a tough choice between the RedStar BOLT and CPM being that they both are great for the CQB environment but have different styles depending on what you want. Let us take a closer look at them both and let you decide what is best.

ECHO1 Redstar AK

As you look over the two models you will notice they are just about the same overall size and length making them great choices but the finer details is where they stand apart. The RedStar BOLT will be the more modernized version with the RIS and Crane stock while the RedStar CPM is more of the classic and simple but not out done version.

The best airsoft AK

Depending on what you need in the field will decide if you need a RIS or rail system on the front of your compact RedStar AK. With the rail system you have the option for more accessories such as vertical grip, flash lights and even a micro optic if you like but that will add up in weight and more things to get caught while running through the CQB field. Looking at the simple RedStar CPM and the lack of rails you will have a contoured hand guard which gives you a sturdy point to grip and less parts to get in the way. The CPM does have the option to have aftermarket rail kits mounted if you change your mind.

Tactical airsoft ak

Now the RedStar BOLT and CPM stand out when you compare the stocks. The CPM uses a traditional side folding metal stock that can lock in the open or folded position. With the CPM and the folded stock it basically cuts the length of the rifle in half making it ideal for CQB or even vehicle use. But with the folded stock you will block the use of the optic mount but the trade of is a front and rear sling point. On the other hand you have the RedStar BOLT and it uses a modern M4 Crane stock design to give the user a more stable shooting platform. The buffer tube in non-folding so it might get in the way if you are in a vehicle but practice and you can do anything. The buffer tube is milspec so you can install a MagPul stock if you like.

Airsoft AK hop up

The hop up units are both the traditional AK style hop ups but in this match the RedStar BOLT will win with the included metal hop up. Both are using the MadBull 60 degree bucking so that makes them great for accuracy and FPS.

Airsoft AK batteries

Both RedStar models use the hinge type dust cover for the battery storage. They both come with a AK type stick battery which is good to get started but if you need more fire power you can use the Echo1 Lipo #1 or buffer tube style battery. It will fit as long as you gently close the top cover and have it positioned to the back a little more.

echo1 ak parts

Once you have your new RedStar BOLT or CPM you can get some upgrade parts if you like. Being that they are using a Version 3 gearbox you can use the Echo1 High Speed 16:1 sets and a Modify Ultra Piston or any other parts you like. Wanting to use midcaps? The AK Dogs of War metal midcaps fit and work great and combined with the CPM CQB comp and Lipo #1 you will be set for the game.

Check out an upgrade video from BRIANatECHO1 and what he did with his BOLT to make it a High Speed and loud little AK for the local CQB field.

Here is the Gameplay video of the RedStar BOLT in action at the local indoor field. The setup makes it great for up close shooting.

After you have looked at both compact RedStar AK’s you should have a better guess on which one you need to get next for your CQB games.

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