Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Life has been manic lately but I’m back on it. Last week I visited Extreme Airsoft and they’d just had a delivery of Golden Eagle Gas Shotguns. I’ve not had a lot of experience with Golden Eagle guns so naturally, it was time to test them! First up in the series is the Golden Eagle M870 M-LOK Tri-Shot Gas Pump Action Shotgun

The Golden Eagle M870 M-LOK Tri-Shot Gas Pump Action Shotgun is a replica of the shorter M870, that has an added AR pistol grip, buffer tube and a sliding six-position stock. It has been manufactured mostly from alloy and only uses Polymer for the pistol grip and stock to be as close to the real thing as possible. It’s gas-powered and features a 20mm rail on the receiver, a ghost ring rear iron sight already installed, an M-LOK style pump handle, an AR-style pistol grip, a six-position stock that conceals the internal gas tank in the buffer tube. The magazine tube for the shotgun can be used as a shell holder by unscrewing the front cover. There is a thumb-through safety near the trigger, which prevents the shotgun from firing and at the rear of the receiver, there is a QD sling socket ready to accept a QD sling loop. 

Aesthetically, I think it looks fab - I really like the stock and the M-LOK style pump handle, these features make it stand out and make it look more expensive than it is. As it is full metal it has a good weight to it, but it isn’t too heavy. It definitely feels sturdy in the hand. It’s really compact, so super easy to move around corners and through doorways. 

Just like the TM series of gas shotguns, the Golden Eagle range accept standard airsoft shotgun shells so you can use any existing shells you already have. It can be set to fire either 3rnd or 6rnd burst (or spicy mode as I like to call it). It also accepts shotgun drum mags if you need to do some serious breaching. 

So now we know about its features, let us chat about its usability. It’s been years since I’ve used an airsoft shotgun but the user manual is really easy to understand, and in turn, this makes it easy to get rocking and rolling. To fill the internal gas tank all you need to do is slide the stock out and it will reveal the gas fill valve. To load the Shotgun you need to press the release lever for the breech door that is located near the trigger and push the shotgun shell into place until it clicks and close the breech door! To set the shotgun to either 3rnd or 6rnd burst, you can pull back on the pump and move the slider behind the mock bolt. 

What I was pleasantly surprised with was the range! I didn’t expect much for such an affordable, compact gun but it took me by complete surprise. With a full gas tank, it was ranging approximately 30 metres - which is more than enough for any CQB site in the UK. It has that distinctive shotgun racking sound which gives you a hint of realism and the stock makes it easy and comfortable to shoulder.

In the box, you get the Golden Eagle M870 M-LOK Tri-Shot Gas Pump Action Shotgun, 3 Airsoft Shotgun Shells and a speedloader (very handy)! It retails from Extreme Airsoft for £179.99 which is a fantastic price point for an alloy gas shotgun.

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