WE R5C AIRSOFT GAS BLOW BACK AIRSOFT GUN a.k.a the Honey Badger – UNBOXING
WE R5C Airsoft Gas Blow Back: At last! I’ve got my dream airsoft gun in my hands! It took me almost a month just to lay my hands on it and now, it’s finally mine!
Thanks to John’s Airsoft Warehouse and Vincent’s Hobby Shop, I was able to find this rare and beautiful M4 “Honey Badger” type – the WE R5C Airsoft Gas Blow Back gun. I tried to search on YouTube for this and have looked for reviews but I found only a few. It seems that this version is quite limited even abroad and those I found mostly were A.E.G. type or better known as the Automatic Electronic Gun version, that use batteries instead of Green Gas. I was really glad to find this gas blow back version and did my best to get my hands on it.
Just to give additional information, according to an armament expert, the R5 “Honey Badger” (real gun) was born to replace the Military MP5 SD. It was made for CQB encounters with shorter hand guard, shorter barrel and silencer, has great handling and very accurate. Aside from that, this gun model was featured in the game Call of Duty: Ghost and has become one of the gamers’ favorite weapons in the franchise. This replica has the exact representation of the real one, though there are some “Honey Badgers” aside from this one. This is the short version and there is also a longer version with different hand guard and rear stock configuration.
Here are some of the specs of the WE R5C Gas Blowback airsoft gun:
PRODUCT NAME: WE R5C AIRSOFT GAS BLOWBACK OPEN BOLT
MANUFACTURER: WE AIRSOFT
MATERIAL: FULL METAL, POLYMER GRIP
SIGHTS: FLIP UP FRONT AND REAR
HANDGUARD: ALUMINUM MADE RAPTOR TACTICAL WITH OPTIONAL 3 RAILS
STOCK: 3 POSITION COLLAPSIBLE REAR STOCK
TYPE: GAS BLOW BACK
SHOOTING MODE: SINGLE / FULL AUTO
FEET PER SECONDS (FPS): 350-400
MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 30+1
LENGTH: 505mm -630mm / Barrel Length: 225m
WEIGHT: 2770 GRAMS (2.7 kilos)
The We R5C Airsoft Gas blow back is quite sturdy, well done, has good aesthetics and a bit heavy at the same time. It weighs for about almost 3 kilos with its fully loaded magazine. It looks great even without the red dot sight and other accessories. Simple and plain, yet eye catching.
What comes out of the box?
The box contained the following:
- The Gun Itself
- One Magazine
- A Manual
- A BB Loader
- A Wrench Tool
- Installed Push Button Sling Swivel
- A Small Allen Wrench
- 3 Rails and Allen Screws
My thoughts on the Product Packaging
The packaging was decent and simple. The box was made out of recyclable materials and shock proof. The items inside were packed with plastic bags, small packs were resealable, to make sure that the product and items are protected from humidity and rust.
Overall, the packaging was nice but not appealing, which easily wears out within a certain period of time. Anyway, we can replace it later with a nice “Hard Plastic Gun case” which can further protect the gun for long period of time.
If you’re planning to store the gun for a very long time, you have to do something which can help you make your gun in perfect shape even after long period of storage. We’ll keep you posted if an article comes up with the topic “Preparations before you put your gun into a long sleep mode”
I have included some pictures in this blog and an unboxing video so that you might have an idea what it looks like out of the box.
We’ll continue our review on this WE R5C Airsoft Gas Blow Back on the next blog.
Happy reading and happy shopping!
-Zero Mike Delta out!