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  • Writer's pictureKelly Hardwick

SECUTOR ASTRA III SHADOW!

Hi friends! 


Welcome back to the blog! Today we’re looking at another new AEG that has landed at Extreme Airsoft! The SECUTOR ASTRA III SHADOW in black! 



The SECUTOR ASTRA III SHADOW is a dual-tone AEG from Secutor Arms, that is matte black and features the SHADOW handguard and stock tube in a very dark grey which compliments the black perfectly. At the front of the replica, there is a steel flash hider that can be removed to allow for the attachment of accessories such as a tracer unit or mock suppressor. Following on from the steel flash hider we have the SHADOW handguard which uses M-LOK as its attachment system and despite its relatively short length, it has plenty of space to attach say a PEQ box or a laser. On the body, we can see the secutor markings and there is a functional and ambidextrous bolt catch, and a magazine release on both sides making this a great option for box right and left-handed shooters. At the back of the rifle, there is a telescopic stock that boasts 5 positions to customise the length to the shooter. In the box, there is a set of metal flip-up ironsights and an adjustable M-LOK grip that are easy to install. 







Internally, it features a programmable electronic trigger, a quick spring change, a 6.03mm precision barrel, an integrated electric trigger unit, an 8mm bushing and bearing combination, a reinforced polymer piston with all metal teeth, silver wiring, a Hi-Torque Engine, CNC steel cylinder and cylinder head made in a single piece to improve compression, Metal spring guide with bearings to prevent spring twisting and is rearward to DEANS (or T connector). It is also worth mentioning that it has a 60º maple leaf installed with a fixed cam to enable it to always exert the same pressure on the rubber which helps to avoid displacement or incorrect placement of the cam and its nub. This means that the FPS of the replica is more consistent.


Aesthetically, I think it looks great - the dual tone is a really nice touch and makes it look more expensive than it is. I also really like how the mag has the same design as the body so when it’s used there is a continuation of the design. We all know I’m a huge fan of M-LOK (despite being really reluctant to embrace it, I was a key-mod fangirl at one point!). 


So how does it shoot? It was consistent on both semi and full auto, chroming at 336 FPS with a decent rate of fire (you can check out my TikTok range test here!). It is comfortable to shoulder and easy to manipulate because of its compact size. 



It has a good weight to it without being too heavy so this is something you could comfortably use for a skirmish or a battlesim/milsim event where you’re on the field for prolonged periods. 

In the box, you get the SECUTOR ASTRA III SHADOW in black, a 120-round mid-capacity magazine, an adjustable M-LOK grip, a cleaning rod and the all-important user manual. From Extreme, it retails for £359.99 (but you can save 5% by using my code ‘femmefatale21’ at the checkout). 


Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft

Originally posted Monday 24 October 2022

 

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