Hi friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! In this post we’re looking at another AEG - the Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty by EMG/APS from Evike Europe! 

The Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty by EMG/APS is an official AEG replica licensed by Noveske Rifleworks LLC. It has been designed in collaboration with APS and is the perfect replica of the assault rifle used by Navy Seals. 

First up, let’s talk about the externals. At the front of the rifle, we have a Dead Air Keymo flash hider which gives this AEG aggressive styling, an NSR M-LOK handguard which has plenty of space to add accessories such as Picatinny rail sections, torches, lasers and foregrips. The full metal upper and lower receivers have all the relevant Noveske markings for realism. On the body, we can also find the Charging handle, fire selector switch, bolt catch and magazine release, all of which are ambidextrous. It also features an enlarged trigger guard to facilitate glove use and a flared mag well to aid with loading. At the rear of the rifle, there is a 6-point RS3 stock, that has been inspired by the MOE stock from Magpul which offers lightness and comfort. 

Internally, we can find a Gearbox V2 SilverEdge, a MOSFET SDU 2.0 with a micro switch, and a QD spring system (that is accessible via the stock tube, and allows you to change your spring with nothing more than an Allen Key), it is wired to Deans (or T-Plug) with low resistance silver wiring. And also has the presence of bearings on the spring guide and the piston head as well as 8mm bearings, allowing for smoother and faster cycles while protecting the mechanics from additional stress. All of this allows the use of both 7.4v and 11.1v Lipo batteries and as gear SDU 2.0 is programmable, this gives players access to 5 firing modes. 

The Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty comes securely presented in a sleek black, Noveske branded box. On removing the replica from its packaging, it feels weighty and sturdy. There are no wobbles, or rattles - which is always a good sign. As I’m familiar with the platform, it didn’t take long to battery up - simply remove the pin at the back of the stock and the hinged door will open. The battery space isn’t too spacious so I used a small Nuprol stick battery, which fit well enough. 

So how does it shoot? It was consistent on both semi and full-auto - and I was pleasantly surprised. I tested it both using a 7.4v and an 11.1v Lipo and I think it definitely performed and sounded better on the 11.1v battery. Overall, it really is a fun gun to shoot. After a quick downgrade by Evike Europe (the out-the-box FPS is closer to 400 FPS so make sure you request this if you’re ordering from the UK), it chrono’d at 342 FPS with a decent rate of fire (you can check out my TikTok range test here). It is comfortable to shoulder thanks to the rubber padding on the sock, but I think due to the weight of it which is mostly because of the full metal receiver, to use it comfortably all day you would definitely need to attach a sling, especially like me if you’ve accessorised it to the hilt! 

I haven’t yet had the chance to play around with the SDU 2.0 to change the firing mode however, the Evike Europe website has these instructions for use: Connect a charged battery - Access the button located in the charger well on the bottom of the Gearbox - Press and hold the button, an LED will flash twice, release to accept. - Mode 1: Safe - Semi-Auto (default) - Mode 2: Safe - Semi - 3x Burst - Mode 3: Safe - 2x Burst - Auto - Mode 4: Safe - 3x Burst - Auto - Mode 5: Safe - 3x Burst - 9x Burst. 

Inside the box, you get the Noveske N4 Gen.4 Shorty AEG by EMG/APS, an unjamming rod, a 300-round high-capacity magazine and the all-important instruction manual. From Evike Europe, it retails for €339.90. You can save 15% on your order before shipping using the code FEMMEFATALE15 at

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1 comment

  1. Well done, Kelly. If you don't get a chance to play with it before you make it back to Houston for Airsoft Palooza, you are welcome to try mine. It's an Awesome AEG and I have made upgrades, of coarse. See you in May... Airsoft_Pops, Houston, TX, USA.


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