EMG is continuing its Sharps Bros line up with a new gun, the Warthog! Coming in three different lengths and two different colors the latest WARTHOG is a continuation to the line up of Sharps Bros AR AEGs.
Right away there are already some notable differences compared to the previous Hellbreaker and let me point out the biggest one of them all, the “Warthog” motif. Previously it was a shark head inspired by the old P-40 Warhawks from WWII.
As previously mentioned the gun comes in 2 colors, what a shocker. One is this black and another one is tan. The finish is very smooth and for a regular black gun I must say, I am impressed.
The complete front end of the gun is already different from the previous. The rail is an M-Lok rail instead of the previous Keymod and instead of a muzzle break there is an amplifier. Now this is the longest version of this particular gun. There are 3 lengths in totally 15”, 10”, 7”.
Moving to the middle portion of the gun of course you have signature Warthog motif on the
lower receiver. The gun is pretty much the same as the last one being its not ambidextrous but it does have the nice flat faced trigger and the angled pistol grip that i am not a fan of. However the angles are not as pronounced so its a little more comfortable to grip this time around. But its super slick feeling so remember to wear some gloves or you sweaty palms are not going to be able to grip it very well.
The rear of the gun we see the "biggest"
difference, the large stock. I’m feeling neutral about this when it comes to looks. Instead of the slim line stock seen on the Hellbreaker, I do enjoy the large compartment space offered here which houses the small Tamyia Type battery connector. Only grip is that extending it needs a little time to be broken into. But definitely not a deal breaker.
The hop up is accessible by pulling back the charging handle and you can send the “bolt” back forward by using the the bolt release.
Finally we come to the magazine, I have the same gripes as before. Good looking gun but lack luster mag. Its a generic 300rnds high cap magazine and as said in my Hellbreaker review, a polymer mid-cap magazine would have looked much better with this gun.
Its good to note that the gun also has an EFCS and MOSFET so good trigger response and programability is expected. The gun can be programmed to three different modes: semi-auto, full auto, and three round burst.
I think its safe to say this current Warthog's internals are the same as its predecessor but like I said about the Scorpion Evo some time ago, don’t fix what ain’t broke. The system in the gun is proven to give good performance. The externals though, are like the VW Golf, they get a face lift every now and then to make them look a little sharper but at the end of the day whats under the hood is still that reliable Golf you come to depend upon.
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