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  • Writer's pictureKelly Hardwick

VFC VR16 FIGHTER CQB MK2 FROM EVIKE EUROPE!

Hi friends! 


Welcome back to the blog! Today I’m back with another review and in this one, I’ll be taking a look at the VFC VR16 Fighter CQB MK2 from Evike Europe


The VR16 Fighter CQB MK2 from VFC is an M4 platform airsoft replica that has been constructed from full metal (an aluminium alloy), with some steel elements including the flash hider and the shell ejection window cover to name a few. The receiver has MOD VR16 markings. The pistol grip has an anti-slip, rough texture and the adjustable, telescopic stock is made from a durable and lightweight reinforced polymer. 



Starting at the rear of the rifle we can find an adjustable VFC QRS (Quick Response System) stock which is patented. The QRS stock is where we can find the battery compartment and it has a good amount of space, even if you want to use chonky Titan batteries. The stock also has tactical sling swivels and a short RIS 22mm rail - I’m not too sure what the need for the rail is, but we move. Moving along the rifle, the VR16 Fighter CQB MK2 features a long, top RIS 22 mm mounting rail (which comes with removable backup iron sights) and a modular RIS handguard meaning a huge selection of attachments can be used, including torches, grips etc. At the very front of the replica, there is a birdcage-style flash hider. 






Internally, it has a gearbox that contains reinforced, metal skeleton 8 mm bearings, M120 main spring, CNC steel gears and a durable polycarbonate piston system. It also features a High-Speed motor and the rotary-style hop-up can be found by pulling back the charging handle. 

The VFC line of replicas always comes neatly presented in great packaging and that’s the first thing you’ll notice when getting your hands on one of these. On removing the VR16 Fighter CQB MK2 from the box you get a feel of the weight of it - it has a good solid weight thanks to its mostly aluminium alloy construction but it isn’t overly heavy. The construction is sound - there are no wobbles, rattles or movement. 


For anyone familiar with M4 platform replicas, this will be super easy to battery up - you simply push the buttons on either side of the stock and the hinged butt plate lifts up. As it doesn’t have a built-in mosfet, a 7.4v mini Tamiya is the recommended battery. 


So when we first chrono'd this AEG, it came out at a spicy 371 FPS which is unsuitable for most airsoft sites in the UK. We chose to downgrade the spring (to a VFC standard spring) and afterwards, it chonographed in at a consistent 328 FPS on a 0.20g BB with a pretty average rate of fire. It fires with no issues on both semi-auto and full-auto. I’ve run this for a couple of game days now and it has performed flawlessly so far. I think given its size and weight it would be a great choice of primary for most airsoft environments. It is easy enough to manipulate as it is relatively compact and the range out of the box is good.


Aesthetically, it is quite a plain-looking M4. The QRS stock does add a little bit of spice but in my opinion, this replica isn’t one for a player who wants an eye-catching, unique airsoft gun. The sauce is provided by the construction and quality of materials. If you’re looking for a full metal M4 that out of the box requires no upgrades and will run flawlessly, this is a replica to consider. If I could change ANYTHING about this, it would be to modernise it a little and maybe install an MLOK rail system and install a MOSFET to enable it to run 11.1v LiPos. Overall, I think VFC has done a brilliant job with this replica, even if it is a little plain to look at. 


Included in the box are the VFC VR16 Fighter CQB MK2 AEG, the instruction manual, a cleaning rod and a metal, 120-round mid-cap magazine. From Evike Europe, it retails for €369.90, but you can use the code FEMMEFATALE15 for 15% off your order before shipping.


Post sponsored by Evike Europe


Originally posted Tuesday 30 August 2022


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