Why did I choose the MCMR?
Recently, Airsoft in the UK has seen a huge new trend emerging. After Angrygun’s release of the L119A2 rail in 2017 there has been a huge surge of interest in the platform, with many people gravitating towards UKSF kits. I was one of those who pre-ordered the rail and waited like an excited child on Christmas-eve for it to appear, and when it did I was very impressed. Angrygun had done an excellent job on it, making a rail that looked and felt the part.
Over time though I found that the rail wasn’t doing it for me anymore, and decided to sell my L119A2 and focus on having one nice gun that was a bit different and really worked for me. After looking around for some ideas I came across a picture on Garand Thumb’s Instagram, showing off the BCM MCMR MLOK rail. I was hooked. With my heart now set on the style I started looking for airsoft versions of the rail (as I don’t need to be spending £300+ on a real one), and was very pleased to see that Angrygun make a fully traded version in the length I wanted. Trusting AG’s reputation built with the L119A2 rail I ordered one straight away.
So what do I like about it?
The main issue I had with the A2 was the weight. With the many trimmings necessary to make a “legit” L119A2 and some personal ones of my own, the pounds really start to add up. While there will be many that say “stop being a girl and man up”, it’s a toy gun. It doesn’t need to weigh a hundred pounds, it’s supposed to be for fun. The MCMR achieves this goal ten-fold. The lighter weight, and much smaller diameter of the MCMR makes it a really comfortable gun to hold on to, and does away with unused RIS sections chopping away at your hands or gloves.
I am also a really big fan of MLOK now. For those who don’t know: MLOK is the future and we should all be using it. While nothing will ever beat the convenience of RIS mounting, which is by far the most simple method to attach ancillary equipment, it was a double edged sword for me. Having so many parts that I could fit to my gun meant that I was constantly changing my setup around and never really settled on one that I 100% liked. MLOK makes this much simpler. Everything is geared towards being modern and lightweight, so finding perfect and innovative parts is much easier. I currently run a BCM Gunfighter VFG and Surefire M600 on an Arisaka Defence offset mount, with an Element LA5 riding on top. All of these parts simply work the way I want them to, compared to the L119A2 days when I was constantly trying to find a solution for running my torch where I wanted it in conjunction with the LA5.
That being said, I am excited to try out the BCM Kinesthetic Angled Grip (KAG) as this seems like something designed for MLOK the same way Walker’s Jalapeno and Cheese crisps were made for beer, and might be a better option to the BCM VFG.
The problem with it.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of BCM products from an aesthetic standpoint, and this has influenced my purchasing more than once, but the biggest oversight so far has been with the dimensions of the MCMR. I am currently running it on a TM NGRS Socom, a front wired gun. With the L119A2 I was able to run my batteries tucked away snugly inside the rail, allowing the use of whatever stock I want (a technique pioneered by a distinctly salvic friend of mine). I bought the MCMR without even thinking about this, and so when it arrived I realised that I had a problem. Luckily I have access to a lathe, and was able to turn the barrel down just enough to allow some batteries to fit. While this might not necessarily be a problem for most people, it is something to consider for those who need front wire capability.
Honestly, I couldn’t be happier with the AG MCMR. It had some teething problems out of the gate, and certain MLOK parts are unforgivably expensive (I’m looking at you Arisaka Defence), but overall it has helped me to achieve my goal of having a gun that I like tremendously, and won’t be tempted to ruin by hanging all kinds of shit off the front of it.
I got my MCMR directly from AG’s website, for just under £100 with shipping and import, making this a highly affordable rail which is good for those planning to spend on legit MLOK parts. If you would like to know any more about my setup then head over to my Instagram @thegeardocrow.
Thanks for reading my review on the Angry Gun MCMR 10 MLOK Rail.
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