ICS M4 A1 RIS Electric Airsoft Rifle AEG
- 360 fps (0.2 g BB) / Range 180-200 feet
- Barrel Length: 14.5 inches / 37 cm
- Magazine Capacity: 400 Rounds
- Removable Carry Handle
- Full Metal Body and Gearbox
- Battery and Charger sold Separately
- Accuracy Proven
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- Made in Taiwan
ICS M4 A1 RIS Electric Rifle Manual
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The ICS M4 RIS is a standard M4 with a RIS rail. Because of its design, the battery will need to be stored in the included PEQ Box. The rail allows for attachment of accessories such as the included foregrip. The carry handle can be removed to expose the top rail for optic mounting.
These ICS Car 97 or M4's are top of the line.
- Includes Newly Designed Gear Box with Upper and Lower Mech Box
- Full Metal Front and Rear sights
- Full Metal Cocking Tubes (front top part of gun)
- Full Metal Cocking Handle
- Full Metal Receiver
- Completely Reinforced
- Battery and charger NOT included with gun
My Review of the ICS M4 R.I.S. (PCR-97 R.I.S.) 2007 Version
Let me start that I got this rifle to complete my U.S.M.C. loadout and I've done lots of research and based on those reviews I have decided to choose ICS over Classic Army and other manufacturers.
The gun arrived in a very long box, which looked kind of too long for the rifle, but upon inspection, there was just paper around the box because it wasn't a standard size.
The box was a cardboard box sort of which had ICS markings, a picture of a soldier with the rifle and "PCR-97" and some other stuff. Blah blah blah, nothing special. What's inside IS special! Inside, there is the beautiful gun. It is firmly in place in a material I can't describe, but it is EXTREMELY nice and holds the rifle solid and prevents scratches as well. It came with two 450 round high capacity mags, which are the same size as the real deal, but do not sit in the mag well as far and are finished with a black finish instead of a grey finish. It also comes with a cleaning rod, a foregrip, about 1000 ICS High Precision BB's, and instructions booklet and a CD. Overall, I am satisfied with what came in the package.
The stock is a negative aspect of the rifle and I guess other people dislike this about their ICS as well. The stock tube is full metal and is very solid. It is just the actual stock itself. It wobbles a lot and you can see the mold marks everywhere. What is good though is it has 6 positions. One fully closed, four in between, and one fully extended.
The upper reciever is full metal and holds the ejector port, unjamming button (forgot technical name), and the charging mechanism, which when pulled opens the ejector port to reveal the hop-up. What is very neat about the unjamming button is that it actually has a purpose now. After shooting, you press that button to release the tension on the spring. A very nice feature instead of having to press a button in the mag well.
One thing I do not like about the ejector port is that it opens a little too easy. If you insert the magazine with a lot of force, it will pop open, and if you sometimes just brush your hand on it, it will pop open, but at least it does open upon pulling the charging handle, unlike the CA version.
Full metal, holds the magazine ejection button, the selector switch, and the bolt assist button, which does not function and cannot be pushed. The magazine ejector button serves just the purpose, to eject the magazine. The magazine drops out without having to pull it out, which is nice for fast and realistic reloads.
The selector switch is another downfall of the rifle. It does click into place, but rotates around freely and way to easily. It could pop out of its position randomly if not handled gently (which is kind of impossible), which I have found just by turning corners very fast.
The pistol grip is a nice nylon fiber and is textured on each side which gives it a nice grip. Sadly, it is not the same dimensions as the real steel, but it could not be achieved anyway because of the size of the motor, but almost every manufacturer is like this as well (except for Systema). Don't get me wrong though, it is very nice and comfortable in your hands.
I have not pulled the trigger yet because the battery I got that was DESIGNED for the gun did not fit right and so I have to change the connectors, but more on that later. The trigger is full metal though.
Full metal but had some rust around the elevation and wind adjustment nobs, but that is a minor thing. The adjustments click into place nicely. The rear sight does flip back and forth for long range and short range engagements.
Full metal, very solid, and has markers for each rail that is MACHINED, not LASERED like the Classic Army model. It splits in two to adjust the wires inside to get a snug setup for the AN/PEQ 2 box. To open up the R.I.S., simply twist the delta ring (the cylinder like inverted object between the rails and the receiver) counter clockwise and pull toward the receiver and then just split the R.I.S. and take it right out. Inside you can see the connector, the fuse, and then a second set of different connectors. The wires are very high quality. Connector is size MINI!
The foregrip that came with the gun kind of sucked. It is hard to tighten when it gets to a certain point and isn't even engaging the R.I.S.! I would suggest using pliers to tighten it, because it will hurt your hands to tighten it enough. It does loosen quite easily sadly, so tighten it when you start to feel wobble, because it might just fly off if you put to much force on it.
Front sight is metal and can be only adjusted for elevation.
Barrel is standard M4 barrel length and is full metal. It is a two piece barrel and the length can be changed by twisting the barrel. I wouldn't recommend it though, it's only used if you have a weird length for a handguard set you want to install.
Standard M16 flash hider. Mine came with a very small portion painted dark orange, which is nice instead of something like half painted orange.
- Innovative Split Gearbox Design
- Compatible with many M16/M4 mags
- It's an M4
- Nice Body
- Realistic Weight
- Looks Like the Real Deal
- Nice trademarks
- Wobbly stock
- Loose selector
- Provided Foregrip kind of sucks
- R.I.S. does not line up with upper receiver
Now onto the battery issue. I purchased the Sanyo 9.6v 1700 mAh Ni-Cd battery that was DESIGNED for the AN/PEQ 2 battery box provided with the gun. On the website, it said the battery had a mini connector, but then after the purchase when I tried to connect the battery, the connector turned out to be a large! I then go back on the website and then down the page where I didn't look, it said: NOTE: This battery has a large connector. So now I have to wait a week for the mini plug to change on the battery, so then once that has arrived, I will update on the firing report. Until then, this is all I have, so I will update as soon as I can on the firing.
So, In Conclusion:
The rifle is very nice and looks like the real deal. Although, the wobbly and loose things kind of take away from the feel, but it still feels like a solid rifle and I am glad I got it. I highly recommend it (as of now, have not tested yet).
Review by OverKiller93
Use & Function of Forward Assist Knob
In Semi-Auto mode, after each shot, the piston can stop at these two positions seen below. It will vary depending on the strength and length of the spring, as well as the power of the motor.
In Automatic Mode, after each string of shots, the pistol can stop at position 1 and 2, but may also land on position 3 or 4. Clearly, in positions 3 and 4, the spring will be much more compressed.
When using the forward assist button to release spring tension, follow the steps below:
1. Unload the airsoft gun by removing the magazine.
Switch the airsoft gun into semi-auto mode and fire 2-3 times to reset the piston into position 1 or 2 and to clear the barrel of any remaining BBs.
2. Staying in semi-auto mode, press the forward assist knob to release spring tension.
3. Pushing the forward assist knob in full auto mode may damage your gun! As seen in position 3 or 4, the spring will be extremely compressed. Releasing this spring tension may cause the entire sector gear to make a full rotation and slam into the rear of the piston, causing it to crack, chip, strip or fracture. Only press the forward assist knob in semi-auto modes.
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