Exclusive First Look At The New Crosman DPMS SBR Full Auto BB Rifle
Today Hard Air Magazine brings you an exclusive first look at the new Crosman DPMS SBR full auto BB rifle!
This full auto BB-firing, licensed DPMS SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) was first revealed at the 2018 SHOT Show. And visitors to the 2018 NRA annual meeting will have the chance to shoot one at the Pyramyd Air airgun range at the show.
The gun we’re seeing here is a pre-production version of the Crosman DPMS SBR full auto BB rifle, so there may be a few changes between this and the final production version. However, this is clearly very close to a final model.
Of course, the highlight of this BB gun is the full auto capability. Crosman claims over 1,400 rounds per minute on full auto. HAM has no way to measure this, but the “rock and roll” selling certainly gives a very high cyclic rate. It also brings a big smile to the face and exhausts the 40-shot BB capacity of the magazine in record time!
The magazine of the Crosman DPMS SBR full auto BB rifle holds the 40 BBs in addition to two 12 Gram CO2 Powerlets. These 12 Gram CO2 cylinders need to be loaded with the left one first, as there’s a check valve in the magazine that’s activated by this Powerlet and not the other.
And, yes, the Crosman DPMS SBR full auto BB rifle can be fired semi-auto also. Firing in single shot mode does give a surprisingly strong blowback effect. But – for this very brief first look – HAM Publisher set the selector on full auto for most of his shooting.
The Crosman DPMS SBR full auto BB rifle is equipped with removable open battle sights. However we removed these and fitted a Leapers UTD red dot sight for this fun shooting session.
Overall feel of the Crosman DPMS SBR full auto BB rifle is very substantial and heavy. It definitely feels like “the real thing”, even though it’s not – so far as we’re aware – a replica of a specific DPMS firearm model.
Crosman Product Manager Philip Guadalupe – himself a Marine vet – explained to me that a regular AR15-type pistol grip can be fitted. He also instantly demonstrated how easy it is to field strip the gun – obviously he can do that with his eyes closed, as you would imagine!
Hard Air Magazine will be bringing you a full, comprehensive test review of the Crosman DPMS SBR full auto BB rifle in the near future once full production versions are available. That’s something definitely to look forward to!!!