Product Review: EMG Hellbreaker
Custom ARs are all the rage today and who can blame you for wanting one since ARs are the must have fashion accessory in the firearm world. When it comes to airsoft it can get a little tricky since getting a custom AR isn’t as simple as swapping out a lower or upper for whatever else you have in mind.
Today we delve into the EMG Hellbreaker. The Hellbreaker is a project that was headed up by our friends over at EM, licensed by Sharps Brothers Firearm Design and has a very cool design featured on the magwell inspired by the P-40 Warhawk. In the looks department, the Hellbreaker’s got it in spades but does the gun live up to its pretty face? We are here to find out.
Starting with the externals. The gun is coated in a very nice dark earth color but also comes in black if you so choose . The muzzle break which is threaded on to a 280mm outer barrel houses a 270mm inner barrel. The diameter of the outer barrel is 14mm and the threads are clock wise if you so choose to swap out this break for a different one. This gun I am reviewing today is the CQB version but you can opt for a longer one as well.
The rail is a CNC machined aluminum ultra slim key mod rail that will take your standard key mod attachments and on top is a flip up front sight.
Towards the middle we see the upper and lower receiver. The upper is rather standard but the lower receiver does have some cool features other than the shark face. The magwell is slightly flared for easier reloads and the magwell cut is made flush with the trigger guard lightening up the overall weight of the gun. The trigger is flat faced and the controls are not ambidextrous.
The gun features a pistol grip that is familiar to the touch but i am not too big a fan of how there are certain parts of the it that are angled. This makes the hold feel a little off to me but that is just my personal feeling.
Towards the rear is a charging handle that is functional and holds the “bolt” open for you the easily adjust your hop up. You can send the bolt back forward by using the functional bolt release. You also get a flip up rear sight. Don’t expect too much from these sights, they are small and rather hard to see through, I would put an optic on this gun without a doubt. The stock is also very familiar and adjusting it is very easy. You can remove the stock by pulling down the small tab not for length adjustment in order to place your batteries in the buffer tube. The gun’s takes small tamiya type batteries.
Finally we come to a feature that's internal. This gun contains a programmable EFCS (Electronic Firing Control System) that allows you to program your gun to safe, semi, 3rnd burst, and full auto. The system also allows for good trigger response. The gun also comes with this 300 round high cap magazine which brings me to my final gripe. For a gun this cool, that standard magazines that comes with the gun makes the overall package look rather cheap.
Over all the Hellbreaker is a very light and snappy gun that performs well. While there are things I cannot say are “good” on it like the stock iron sights and how the pistol grip feels, its still doesn’t take away from the over all look of the gun, other than the magazine of course because I just don't know why they would put such a generic mag with a cool looking gun.
But if its a light weight, well preforming gun that if its what you are looking for in combination with a bit of flare, could be worth checking out.
Check out the list of Hellbreakers here!