- ARES M14 SOPMOD Airsoft AEG (BK)
- Metal construction
- Troy style chasis
- Length: 830-980 mm
- Weight: 3900g
- Motor: High Torque Flat Motor
- Power: 350 - 380 FPS
- Fire Mode: Semi / Full Auto / Safe
- Battery: Mini type in Handguard
M14 stock system built by Troy Industries, provides a standard M14 with a redesigned gas system and an integrated rail system. Also referred to as SOPMOD M14 (Special Operations Peculiar Modification) or M14 Commando Carbine. Originally designed by Mike Rock under contract of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. It is indeed a unique model based on a never aging design.
ARES did an amazing job replicating the stock which is the main star of this gun. The receiver is metal, CNC treated and doesn't differ to any other M14 model on the market. The main difference is the gas system and the stock. The gas system is metal but not functional. The aluminum barrel and fkash hider keep a balance in the weight of the overall construction. The stock is made out of a combination of metal and polymer. It replicates Troy Industries' chasis that brings the M14 to the 21st century. The Ergo Tac type pistol grip offers excellent grip due to its rough surface texture. In any case, the user may replace it with an M4 style one. The stock is heavily constructed and reinforced. It can be adjusted to 6 different positions. Its cheek piece can be height adjusted as well.
Inside the gun, ARES' quality continues to show. The gearbox resembles the Version 7 system but it's not the exact same design. Most of its components are compatible with it though. The High Torque motor that comes with it helps the internals run smoothly even at 380 FPS. The battery is located in the handguard and the space allows for a Mini type one. The magazine that comes with it, is metal and carries 180 BBs.
The M14 SOPMOD is a variant of the M14 rifle manufactured by Troy Industries. It aims to produce a modernised, lightened and improved variant of the venerable M14 battle rifle. The M14 is chambered for the powerful 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge, the action of the weapon being essentially a scaled down M1 Garand action. The M14 aimed to correct the problems inherent in the Garand, by adding a detachable box magazine holding 20 rounds and a fully-automatic firing capability. While the M14 has been largely phased out of active service with the US military, it has found some use in niche applications. As a sniper or designated marksman rifle, the M14 excels due to its excellent accuracy and effectiveness at long range.
The Troy M14 SOPMOD uses a lightweight composite chassis and heatshield to reduce the weight of the weapon, as well as a retractable stock, multiple accessory rails, pistol grip and a shortened barrel. These modifications make the M14 SOPMOD a more versatile and practical weapon for use on the modern battlefield. This example features a detachable muzzle brake, vertical foregrip and a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x scope. The M14 SOPMOD holds 20 rounds in a detachable box magazine and has an effective range of upwards of 800 metres.