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  • Writer's pictureKelly Hardwick


Hi friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today, I have another AEG review for you, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the Delta Armory AR15 MK18 ALPHA

The Delta Armory AR15 MK18 ALPHA is a part of the latest generation of AR15 replicas from Delta Armory. As a part of the ALPHA series, this replica, like the others in the series, is defined by its robust alloy construction. It features a full metal body, including the hand-guard, body, trigger, stock tube, outer barrel, flash hider and other external parts. This construction helps give it a solid and realistic feel. 

Externally, at the front of the rifle, we have a bird cage flash hider mounted on a CCW thread, a full-metal classic MK18 one-piece Daniel Defense style RIS handguard which features 22 mm RIS rails allowing users to attach various accessories such as foregrips and PEQ boxes, expanding customisation options to suit individual preferences. There is a set of iron sights included in the box that can be mounted on the top RIS rail. Following on we have the Delta Armory branded metal receiver with its own unique serial number. The AR15 MK18 features a CNC Type A trigger which is a stand-out feature - offering the shooter a superior trigger response, a stippled pistol grip to enhance grip in wet and cold environments and at the back of the rifle we have the ALPHA series stock which houses the battery and is adjustable. 

The internal components of the Delta Armory ALPHA series include an SHS Piston with full metal teeth, SHS delayer chip, quick-change spring system (QRS gen. 2), spring guide with bearing, QRS motor quick change, rotary hop-up chamber, reinforced gearbox for 120-130 springs, 6.03mm inner barrel, high-quality 8 mm ball bearings, durable metal gears, and SHS feeder lever. 

The Delta Armory branded box smartly presents the AR15 MK18 with a combination of black and red accents (y’all know I’m a hoe for good packaging). Upon unboxing, you immediately notice the satisfying weight due to its solid metal construction, exhibiting great build quality without any rattling or instability. It looks like a classic MK18, which is a firm favourite amongst airsofters. It is a standard size M4 so it would be perfect for all airsoft environments including CQB. 

So, how does it shoot? It was consistent on both semi and full-auto. I’ve never used a Delta Armory replica so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I certainly wasn’t disappointed. I tested it using an 11.1v but was a little cautious as it doesn’t have a built-in MOSFET, but it was consistent, had no feed issues and also sounded great. When it was put through chrono, it achieved 337 FPS on 0.20g BBs which is perfect for any site in the UK. 

In the box, you get the Delta Armory AR15 MK18 AEG, an unjamming rod, a mid-cap Delta Armory branded magazine and the all-important manual. In the UK it retails for around £264.95. 

Post sponsored by Delta Armory UK

Professional photos by Krios Photography

Originally posted Friday 4 August 2023


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