Hey friends!

Welcome back to the blog! A few months back, many of you will have seen The Krytac EMG FN P90 SMG AEG on my Instagram and TikTok and today is the day we’re going to get into the review! This AEG has been highly anticipated since its announcement in 2021 so it’s only fair we give it a proper review so let’s get into it!

At the front end of this punchy little, SMG is an accurate P90 flash hider attached via a 14mm CCW thread and the P90 specific grip and handguard that provides an integrated vertical grip with a handstop for the supporting hand, and an angled thumbhole grip for the firing hand. The upper receiver is made completely from Aluminium and has all the correct trademarks, a single-side Picatinny rail that can be swapped to either side, and a removable top rail. The removable top rail includes built-in backup sights. Just below the upper assembly, we can find the charging handles and these are mirrored on either side which is great for both left and right-handed shooters.

The lower of the Krytac P90 is made from a high-density fibre reinforced polymer which gives it a smooth and textured surface and also reduces weight meaning. Like the real P90, its lower body is a clamshell design - two parts held together with steel Allen bolts. The fire selector for the P90 can be found below the trigger and is an ambidextrous rotary design. At the rear of the P90, there is a rubber butt plate, which is removed via a button at the base, this gives access to the P90's battery compartment and its internals. There is also a sling slot in the lower body, providing a mounting solution for a P90 sling or the addition of a P90 QD sling adaptor.

Upon receiving the box I was a little underwhelmed - this is because it comes in a dark blue FN Herstal box rather than a black Krytac box like I was expecting. Opening it reveals the Krytac paperwork that shows this isn’t just another P90 carefully, laid atop the replica. One thing I did notice immediately on getting the P90 out of the box is the quality of the polymer - it doesn’t feel cheap by any standard which I think is partially one of the reasons I’ve steered clear of P90s! This mostly polymer construction makes it lightweight and easy to shoulder but I do admit, being an avid M4 user I do find the grip feels strange. The configuration of the grip is meant to keep your hands close together and steering the barrel is more akin to pointing your fingers than expected. I was a little concerned about quick reloads due to the positioning of the mag release and mag itself (on top of the receiver) as this isn’t something I’ve used before.

Before installing the battery and getting this to a range to test it, I decided to fully get to grips with the controls. It has ambidextrous charging handles and an ambi fire selector. I’ve not used a fire selector like the ones on P90s. Let me detail it for those who aren’t familiar with it - it is a rotary dial located below the trigger. ‘Safe’ is denoted by a white "S" and this position provides the trigger lock, the "1" position, denotes semi-automatic which as we know provides single shot, and the ‘full auto’ position is denoted by an "A" that provides a two-stage trigger; with a short press firing a single shot, and a long extended press firing fully automatic. Krytac has also visually identified these positions through coloured markings, with both firing modes marked in red, and safe being marked in white.

The battery was easy to install - the rubberised butt plate removes to reveal the battery compartment which has a deans connector. The space is bigger than expected which is always a plus when it comes to compact SMGs.

Internally the Krytac P90 has a Krytac ETU and in-line MOSFET, 8mm bearings, 18:1 ratio steel gears, and of course a quick change spring system. It has a rotary-style hop-up and an updated adjustable trigger system that features a light and quick-to-reset trigger. It is rear-wired and has an automotive fuse and a deans battery connector. It is also able to handle stronger springs, thanks to the Gearbox having had its cylinder window corners radiused to reduce the chances that fatigue on the shell will cause damage.

Now to the range test, how did it perform? It chonographed in at a respectable 335 FPS on a 0.20g BB with an average rate of fire - which is perfect for most airsoft sites in the UK. It fires with no issues on both semi-auto and full-auto. You can check out my fire test on TikTok here! During my range test, I didn’t adjust the trigger so I can’t review that aspect of it. I did REALLY like the mag cut-off feature! Its "stop firing on empty" feature definitely elevates this AEG. Although the Krytac P90 is compatible with the standard TM P90 magazines, when using the enhanced Krytac mag the replica can tell when its ammo has run out and cuts off the trigger to let the user know. I think this is a really great feature as it’s more realistic and also helps prevent dry firing. The Krytac enhanced P90 magazine also has a 50-round limiter, meaning you can select between a 200-round capacity or 50 rounds for more realism.

In the box, you get the Krytac EMG FN Herstal P90 SMG AEG, a Krytac EMG P90 Medium Capacity 200/50 round Magazine, a Krytac logo sticker, a Sight Post Adjuster, and a Deans to Mini Tamiya Adapter. From Extreme Airsoft the Krytac P90 is currently on sale for £429.99 (you can save an extra 5% with my code ‘femmefatale21’). I think for the technology and quality, its none sale price of £499.99 is fair and in line with the rest of the Krytac range of products. I think Krytac and EMG have finally done the P90 justice. You can feel the quality as soon as you unbox it - it has a good weight to it and the polymer doesn’t feel cheap. It’s consistent and accurate and offers the user a fair bit of realism.

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft.

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