- ICS S&W M4A1 Retractable Stock
- Weight: 2510 gr
- Length: 780 - 880 mm
- Barrel length: 363 mm
- Fire mode: Electric Semi/Full Auto
- Velocity: 330 FPS
- Material: Nylon Fiber, Metal
- Battery: Mini, Twin, Crane Type
- Magazine capacity: 400
- Gearbox: Split Version 2
- Contains AEG, magazine
The ICS M&P15 model is a fully licensed product. It sports Smith&Wesson markings on the receiver.
The body on this M4 is very nice, both the upper and lower receiver split rather than slide open making modification easy. The majority of this rifle is constructed from High Density Nylon Fibre. The upper receiver being reinforced, does not break like most split designs because of the thicker tabs for the rear take down pin. The Upper is a flat top design that include a removable carry handle. The carry handle has the integrated adjustable rear sight. The charging handle moves smoothly and the spring tension is very nice, the attached mock bolt is much thicker that the typical ones. The stock attaches in a different method than your typical AEG but is very solid.
The dust cover is well made, and will actually close which is more than you will get out of some clones. Both take down pins do not have retaining screws, but they fit to well in the ICS M4 that there’s no need for them. The mag catch is of the screw variety so you will need to unscrew to get it to release for dis-assembly (way easier than those twist types that tread on). While the bolt release is just for show, the forward assist works and will dis-engage the anti reversal latch, for storage or to fix a locked back piston. Overall this model feels solid, with no wobble and we are of the firm belief it would make an excellent weapon.
Now for the good stuff, the ICS M4 features a split gearbox. This gearbox design makes upgrading and repair a breeze, keeping the two most difficult parts (gears and spring assembly) separate. This gearbox is secured by screws in the usual shell fashion, but can be split into two halves. These two halves are the upper (containing the Cylinder, cylinder head, Air Nozzle, Tappet Plate, Piston assembly, Sring, and Spring Guide) and the lower half (contains the Gears, Anti Reversal Latch, Semi auto disconnect, Wires, and Selector Plate assembly). This means that you can change out any of the parts from the piston assembly, such as the spring, separate from the lower gear assembly. Alternatively, you can swap out the gears without having to worry about the piston assembly exploding and firing the spring guide out the window.
The model uses a Turbo 3000 motor, that is both High Speed and High Torque that runs like a champ.
The package comes with the S&W MP15, its metal High Capacity 400 rounds magazine, cleaning rod, manual
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.