G&Gís variation of the classic style Armalite is an absolute winner in every department. Every external aspect of this AEG has been redesigned to create a rather unique and very user friendly weapon. Players may look at it and question the Predatorís rather individual features, but once you shoulder this weapon any lingering doubts are soon dismissed.
The business end of the Predator features a ĎWireCutterí design that offers a low visibility profile and a very aggressive look. The flash hider is hidden in the recesses of the metal KeyMod rail system which has been beautifully engineered. The KeyMod design is featured on the sides and the bottom of the front end, however a 20mm rail translates the hand guard and receiver which has enough real estate to allow a host of accessories.
The metal receiver is a newer composition that is similar to the modern Ďbilletí pattern that many real steel rifles feature. The controls are ambidextrous, the fire selector clicks reassuringly into place and the very stylish charging handle opens the dust cover to access the hop unit. The ergonomic pistol grip is hugely comfortable and suits the receiver perfectly. The flip up sights on the front and rear of the rail and well made and functional, as well as adjustable, and slings can be attached on the left or right side of the gun.
The stock is very comfortable, it sits in the shoulder perfectly thanks in part to a large rubber stock butt plate. The stock is retractable and can be moved in the usual manner and clicks firmly into one of six positions. The main battery is accessed by pushing down a button on the the butt and then folding the butt plate to one side. There is also additional storage compartment for 3x CR 123A batteries.
Itís the internals of the gun that really set it apart from other Armalites. The version 2 gearbox features 8mm metal bushings for additional durability. The IFRIT 25k motor combined with the ETU system gives the gun a very snappy response, especially when rapid firing on semi auto is required. The ETU unit can be programmed to fire 3 round burst and will prevent lock ups. It will also shut down the gun to protect the battery before it runs dangerously low. Thanks to a superior hop unit the rifle is far reaching and accurate, giving the operator the ability to pick off targets at range.
If you need a gun with awesome performance thatís ready to skirmish straight out of the box, look no further. Itís solid all metal construction, user comfort and advanced features make this a sure fire winner.