So recently after the winter hiatus I got back into airsoft, kicking off the spring by picking up LCT’s AS-VAL.
Below is a short video of the unboxing when I received it from Julian at Airsoft Gear back in May.
The gun is built solid as a rock, as you would come to expect with LCT’s build quality. Most of the components on the gun are made of high quality steel, everything from the suppressor to the receiver and the stock. It certainly adds to the weight of the gun but its not overbearing. After about a month or so of fielding the gun it definitely lives up to the LCT internal quality. In the time I’ve had it I haven’t done any upgrades to it, its bone stock and I wouldn’t have it any other way. With the stock build the gun can effectively reach out to 180 ft +. Currently I have no plans to upgrade the gun until something breaks, but something tells me that will be a while.
Additionally the AS-VAL features the rail bracketing system allowing a User to install a scope mount onto the side of the rifle easily. On top of that LCT has just released suppressor rail adapters which allow the user to add a vertical grip, flash light or other accessories to the front end of the gun.
The only con I see with the gun, which is incredibly minor, are the mags. The AS-VAL has proprietary mags so you need to order the specific mags to run the gun. Currently LCT only has low-cap mags at 50 rounds each. While King Arms, G&G and Echo 1 all have AS-VALs or VSS Vintorez on the market I haven’t had the opportunity to test out compatibility. On the plus side, the mags are just a little larger than M4 mags and can easily be run in M4 pouches.
Later on I’ll add some more photos for detail.