Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’re looking at the G&G Armament Piranha MK I from Extreme Airsoft! The G&G Piranha MK1 is an in-house pistol design, built and made by G&G that features their new Gas System to increase gas efficiency meaning you get more shots, quicker, or is that just the hype? 

Let’s first talk about the build - it has a full alloy slide that is ported to reveal a silver outer barrel that sits on a polymer frame. The frame features a wide trigger guard and a textured pistol grip for additional end-user comfort. There is also a front lower pistol rail that is perfect for a torch or laser. One of the Pirahna’s most notable features is the split slide design, in which only the rear half of the slide moves backwards so less force is required to cycle the pistol as the weight of the moving parts has been heavily reduced. It also has a large magazine release, an ambidextrous slide release and a trigger lock push-button safety on the trigger itself. The colour scheme of the pistol is quite aesthetically pleasing - mostly black with silver accents and the markings on the pistol, from the G&G logo to the laser-etched (I think) Pirahna branding on the pistol grip makes this pistol a very good looking secondary.

Internally, the pistol features an advanced hop-up system that is part of G&G Armament's new gas system. The hop-up unit and the inner barrel are an all one drop in unit and what I particularly like about the Pirahna is that hop-up can be adjusted without having to split the pistol - instead it’s adjusted from the front of the pistol. Simply pop the hop-up adjustment tool (which is included in the case) down the barrel and twist. It has a positive click so you’ll know it has securely locked into place. To improve gas efficiency, it has G&G’s new Ceramic Whirl Valve - in a nutshell, this means that less gas is wasted and more is transferred to the BB!

Additional features of the Pirahna include a threaded outer barrel which gives you the option of running mock suppressors and tracer units. The outer barrel is also locked into place to reduce slide and trigger wobble increasing the accuracy of your shots.

So what is included in the box? Unlike other pistols on the market, this doesn’t come in a standard cardboard box, it comes in a pistol carry case which is a really nice touch. In the case, you get the Piranha MK I Gas Blowback Pistol a 24rn Green Gas Magazine, a transparent speed loader, and the Hop-Up 'Rip Round' adjustment tool.

Immediately on getting the Pirahna MK I out of the box, it feels nice in your hand - the textured pistol grip sits comfortably and feels ‘grippy’. When the mag is inserted, the Pirahna has a good weight to it and the weight is evenly distributed. I like the split slide design and the ported slide looks *chef’s kiss*. 

But how is it to use? Well, the mags are easy to load with the included speedloader and easy to gas up. As we aren’t skirmishing at the moment (the date is approaching though!) I haven’t taken this out into a game yet but I did give it a thorough run-through on the target range at the Department CQB in Croft. The split slide design allows the pistol to cycle quicker so I did get to shoot in very quick succession which was awesome. When the mags were cold, and it was a pretty cold day when I tested it, I didn’t see any improvement in gas usage but when the mags were warmed up to body temp the gas did last longer before needing to re-gas. I think in this respect it will be more gas efficient in warmer weather. Compared to other pistols I’ve used, the Pirahna doesn’t feel as sturdy, but I can’t put my finger on why. I think this could possibly be because I’m used to using chunky pistols like Glocks and the Pirahna is a more slender, sophisticated shape. Overall I think it’s a nice, clean design from G&G and a perfect option for fast-paced CQB.

As for price, it retails at £149.99 at Extreme Airsoft here and you can save 5% with my code 'femmefatale' at checkout!

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft

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