- A.P.S. M4 S.ARMATUS Blowback (Full Metal)
- Weight: 2630 gr
- Length: 690 - 770 mm
- Barrel length: 240 mm
- Fire mode: Electric Semi/Full Automatic
- Velocity: 350 FPS
- Material: Metal, Nylon Fibre
- Battery: Mini Type
- Magazine capacity: 300
- Gearbox: Version 2
- Includes AEG, magazine, manual
The A.P.S. M4 Armatus is part of APS' new series of Dino M4s. The Armatus is a full metal M4 model with Pneumatic Blowback feature. The model sports the recoil system that made the APS models famous for.
The metal parts of the M4 include the receiver, stock tube, barrel, rail system, flash hider and sights. Polymer are the stock and pistol grip.
The 6 position retractable stock is styled after the TDI one and is adjusted to fit player's needs. The stock comes with a butt pad and a battery compartement. The receiver sports an ambidextrous sling swivel that allows any single point sling to be used that with conjuction with the short size makes it ideal for CQB games. There are another 2 QD swivels on the front rail system as well. Both rear and front iron sights are removable and adjustable. The Tango Down styled polymer pistol grip is ergonomic and comfortable to use.
The front set is a 7 inch full metal RAS system with 20mm Picatinny rails. The system is a free float KAC style that attaches directly to the receiver. The metal barrel is 9 inches long with a nice Stainless Steel finish and 14 mm (-) threading. The flash hider is an elongated extremely well designed one.
The magazine that comes with the model is a High Capacity one that keeps 300 BBs. The model is compatible with most brands M4 style magazines.
The model is equipped with APS' latest GENII gearbox with silver plated wiring, 7mm POM bushings and a new type Hop Up unit.
The M4 carbine is a family of firearms that was derived from earlier carbine versions of the M16 rifle, which was in turn derived from the original AR-15 rifle that Eugene Stoner designed and ArmaLite made. The M4 is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle. It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, selective fire, shoulder-fired weapon with a telescoping stock and 14.5 in (370 mm) barrel to ease close quarters combat. Like the rest of the M16 family, it fires the .223 caliber, or 5.56mm NATO round.
The M4 carbine is heavily used by the U.S military. It will eventually replace the M16 rifle for most combat units in the United States Army. The winner of the Individual Carbine competition was to supplement the M4 carbine in U.S. Army service; all other services will continue using the M4 carbine and M16 rifles. The Army cancelled the Individual Carbine competition without selecting a replacement rifle and instead plans to equip soldiers with the improved M4A1.