Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! You may have seen from my Instagram recently that I’ve been trying out a new class of weapon, support guns. So in the next couple of weeks, I’ll be trying out a range of LMGs in partnership with Extreme Airsoft and first on the list is the Krytac Trident LMG Enhanced. Is it a legit support gun? Or just an M4 with a box mag? 

The KRYTAC Trident LMG Enhanced is KRYTAC’s take on the classic support gun platform, although it’s not new to the airsoft industry, it is new to me so I thought I’d give it a go. It has the stylings that we have come to recognise from the brand but in a beefed-up form. It has a full aluminium alloy receiver and the Milspec KRYTAC KeyMod handguard System - the handguard has space for KeyMod accessory rails to be installed on the sides so you can attach PEQ boxes/lasers/torches and the receiver has a short 20mm RIS / RAS rail for sights/scopes. The upper receiver is styled like a traditional LMG but the lower receiver is that of a KRYTAC M4. On the receiver, we also see the ambidextrous fire selector. As with the rest of the gun, it features the DEFIANCE pistol grip, an ambidextrous sling plate and the KRYTAC six-point adjustable polymer stock which features a large battery space, a small Picatinny rail as well as a QD sling mount point. 

Internally, the Trident LMG Enhanced has the KRYTAC Mechbox Gearbox with 8mm Ball Bearing Bushings, an Easy Change Spring System for quick on-the-field spring swap outs, an adjustable rotary style hop-up and an internal MOSFET unit. It is rear-wired to mini-Tamiya. It also features a semi-automatic firing mode, making it different to other LMGs on the market. 

It comes with a massive 5000-round box magazine that uses a 9v battery. What’s special about the KRYTAC box mag is that it uses a more heavy-duty motor than standard LMG box magazines. Thanks to the M4 lower receiver, Trident LMG can use standard AEG Magazines as well so, if your box mag runs out, you have the option to use an M4 mag. It has a little red button on the underside of the mag that winds it, which is really convenient. There is a little hatch on the top of the mag similar to that of a high cap and this is how the mag is loaded, but I’ve noticed that it doesn’t load completely unless you open the tab on the mags body and pour the BBs/shake the mag at the same time. This seems to be the only way to ensure the top portion of the mag fills and this echos what other reviewers have said. 

In terms of size, the Trident LMG Enhanced is a lot more compact than other more traditional LMGs. The compact size and semi-auto firing mode combined means that this LMG is super versatile on the field - from offering support and suppressive fire to switching to precise shots in a CQB environment. Being so compact, it’s also pretty lightweight (compared to other alloy LMGs). In regards to looks, I think it’s an aesthetically pleasing weapon - the handguard is beefy and makes it look mean which is exactly what you want in a support weapon. The birdcage style flash hider that we see on other KRYTAC models is also on this, and it’s a pretty nice accessory. It has the same finish as the other KRYTAC models too. 

Out of the box, its performance is impressive - it has great range and the groupings achieved on single-shot are tight. On full auto, it absolutely rips. The stream of BBs is consistent and there were no issues with jamming or misfeeds. It chrono’s at a respectable 310 FPS on 0.2g BBs with a ROF of 24 RPS. 

One cool little fact about this AEG is that it was featured in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands video game, despite it having no real steel counterpart. 

What don’t I like about it? Or think could be improved? It has quite a long trigger pull. It has been out for a few years now, so the KeyMod rail is a little outdated, I would love to see a MKII MLOK version - this would take it up a notch in terms of aesthetics and usability (for me at least, as all of my rail pieces, are MLOK after making the switch a few years ago) and opening the second tab to fully load the box mag is also a little annoying. 

Overall, I think KRYTAC has done a stellar job with this LMG - it’s compact, lightweight and offers players versatility and great performance on the field (straight out of the box) whilst still being a great looking weapon. It does have a few things that could be improved on, but nothing is perfect. From Extreme Airsoft, the KRYTAC Trident LMG Enhanced is £549.99 which is a pretty hefty investment but I think it would be hard to be disappointed by this. Use code ‘femmefatale’ for 5% off your purchase! 

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft.

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