Little Tour The stock is plastic with a rubber “shock” pad
at the shoulder, and is folded to the right by pushing a release
of the left. It then hooks rather neatly over a hook on the
spent shell deflector.
The hook can be seen just behind the ejection port.
bring it back to full length all that is needed is to lift the
stock slightly and swing it straight until the lock engages.
It feels very sturdy, but the skeletal design makes it look
like it won’t take huge amounts of punishment. Indeed on UKAN
I have noticed that someone has broken theirs after dropping
it stock first from around 80cm. Damage from this is not too
suprising, but it’s worth remembering, be careful…
Showing stock extended and folded.
standard the G36C is supplied with a short RIS rail under the
foregrip and a rail along the top of the carry handle for mounting
optics to. The foregrip one is made of metal while the carry
handle rail is made of plastic. There are also provisions to
add another 2 RIS rails to the side of the foregrip. Also on
the carry handle are the iron sights. Front post and rear peep
sights are provided, the rears with windage and elevation adjustment
via Allen screws. The rear sight also has 2 flip up settings,
one marked 100/200 and one marked 300. Obviously the differences
are fairly superfluous in Airsoft.
are 3 sling points on the gun, one at the front of the foregrip
rail, one on the receiver just before the stock hinge, and one
to the rear of the stock itself. These are the familiar Heckler
and Koch ring design.
familiar design is the mode select, sporting the pictorial bullet
representation of each mode – Safe, Semi and Auto.
Some nice detail markings can also be seen to the left of this
pic (inset left), so far as I can see, the same as “real steel”.
to the front end and there is the G36 family 4 prong flashhider.
This is screwed onto the outer barrel (14mm- thread) and also
secured by a grub screw in the bottom. Be sure to loosen the
grub screw before removal if you want to fit a silencer / tracer
fore grip houses the battery (mini as standard) and is removed
by pulling out the pin at the centre of the grip, then pulling
the grip forward away from the magwell. The fuse is also accessible
here. Battery changes can be done in seconds, which is compensation
for using mini batteries. I’m not a great fan of mini batteries,
as I like to fit a battery in the morning and forget about it
all day. There are a few larger mAh batteries on the market,
which I may consider at a later date.
The battery sits neatly here, fingers not included with the
gun! The fuse holder is situated on the reverse side.
standard mags are of similar appearance to the FN P90 ones in
having a transparent design with fake bullets visible through
the sides. These hold 50 BB’s, and are loaded with the familiar
loading rod and plunger technique.
Hi-caps do not have the fake bullets unfortunately, but can
hold 470 BB’s. These are loaded via a folding cover located
in the top of the magazine. The winder, as always is in the
The magazines are bulkier than those found with G3’s, M16’s
etc. This could lead to issues finding suitable rigs to carry
In this pic you can see the difference in styles between the
Hi-cap (far left and centre left) and Lo-cap (centre right).
Also shown is a M16 Hi-cap to give an impression of the difference
in size (Far right).
for me I have a genuine KSK Tac Vest, which is capable of holding
2 clipped together mags in each of its 4 mag pouches. This vest
is in the currently vogue Flecktarn camo style (being German)
and suits the German load out perfectly.
interest it was bought from Flecktarn.co.uk
who have lots of pouches / vests / webbing etc, including individual
pouches for G36 mags. If you haven’t tried them give them a
types can be clipped together to allow quick reloads during
a firefight, or just handy storage if you don’t have suitable
pouches. Hopefully Marui have learnt from the fragile nature
of their SIG magazines, and have beefed up the clips. It should
also be noted that with a spare mag clipped to the RHS, the
stock cannot be folded as the spare mag gets in the way.
Out of the box, my G36C gave 298fps. The range is respectable
given the length of the barrel once the hop is set and bedded
in. Pulling back the cocking handle to open the ejector port
accesses the hop, which is adjusted in the usual manner.
The hop adjustment is accessible here.
of fire is also good, benefiting from the EG700 motor and Version
3 AK-type gearbox.
the field its compact size makes it very manoeuvrable. I play
at a mostly woodland site (www.teamkgb.co.uk)
so being able to fit between trees is always a bonus. In this
role I thought I would prefer the stock out so that I can shoulder
it for shots. But at a recent game I spent more time with the
stock folded than out. In this configuration the small size
comes into its own – very pointable.
unfortunate mishap occurred at its first use. The white mark
on the fire selector is obviously a water transferable decal,
as in the typical rainy summers day both marks washed off. It’s
a small thing, and easily fixed with a flash of Humbrol, but
it’s just a little annoying to have to do such a trivial thing.
Look Mom, no markings!
than that it performed as expected.
Ons Being so new there aren’t as many as there are for the
M4 / MP5 series yet, but thanks to its modularity, there are