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  • Writer's pictureKelly Hardwick

CUSTOM DESERT NIGHT CAMO M4

Hey friends! Welcome back to the blog! 


Today I’m back with another review and in this one, we’ll be looking at the M4 M-LOK 8.5" AEG in ‘Night Desert’ replica by Evike Custom and Cyma available from Evike Europe.


This AEG is a custom replica based on the CM.097D that has been cerakoted in Desert Night Camo with an exclusive engraving on the body. 





First, let’s discuss the externals. The M4 M-LOK 8.5" AEG in ‘Night Desert’ replica is constructed mostly from aluminium, with its only polymer parts being the pistol grip and the 6-point adjustable stock. At the front of the rifle, we have a mock suppressor on a 14mm CCW thread that is hidden inside the 8.5” MLOK hand-guard. The hand guard has plenty of space for adding MLOK attachments such as torches/PEQ boxes etc. It also has a QD point for a sling. The replica also features a full-length Picatinny rail that runs the length of the hand guard and the receiver. At the rear of the rifle, we have the 6-point adjustable stock with a QD point. 


Internally, we’re looking at a V2 gearbox, an adjustable rotary style hop-up, a MOSFET/ETU (Electronic Trigger Unit) and a Long Axis Motor. It has safe, semi and full-auto firing modes and the recommended battery is a 7.4v Lipo. 


Let’s chat about the presentation - now, this AEG comes in a standard black Cyma box which admittedly, did disappoint me a little. I think something this cool should have the packaging to reflect that. But, on the other hand, it is just the packaging and it isn’t that deep. On opening the box though, I was so excited. The pictures on the website whilst does capture it well, doesn’t do it justice. It really is a stunning replica - the DNC cerakote is utterly gorgeous. 



On getting the replica out of the box, it has a good weight to it - weighing in at 2.7kg and it feels sturdy. There are no wobbles, or rattles - which is always a good sign. As I’m familiar with the platform, it didn’t take long to battery up - simply press the button on the butt pad of the stock and the hinged door will open. The battery space is spacious enough, but I used a small Nuprol stick battery, which fit well. 


It was consistent on both semi and full-auto - and I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve never really used a Cyma replica so I didn’t know what to expect but I was really happy with how this performed. I tested it using a 7.4v Lipo as recommended. It sounded great and was overall a fun gun to shoot. Out of the box though, it is a little spicy. When I chrono’d this replica it came out at 372 FPS, which of course is too hot for pretty much every UK airsoft site/event so I have had it downgraded by a local store. Be sure if you’re purchasing this that you request it be downgraded. It’s now firing at 338 FPS on 0.2g BBs. Check out my TikTok range test here! 



In the box, you get the M4 M-LOK 8.5" AEG in ‘Night Desert’ replica by Evike Custom and Cyma, an unjamming rod, a 160-round magazine and the all-important instruction manual. From Evike Europe, it retails for €499.90. You can save 15% on your order before shipping using the code FEMMEFATALE15 at www.evike-europe.com


Post sponsored by Evike Europe


Originally posted Wednesday 29 March 2023


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