Category Archives: XCR

SOCOM Gear Lipoly XCR Battery

SOCOM Gear Lipoly XCR Battery

This is interesting, SOCOM Gear just developed a special lipoly battery for the Robinson Arms XCR AEG, which probably is for the Echo1 variant. This is guaranteed to increase your ROF/BPS by 150%, which we can’t say how much is exact count since we don’t any XCR AEG to measure here. Anyway, if you have an XCR AEG, then better hie off to your retailer to get one of these.


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Echo1 USA replica of the Robinson Armament XCR

Life is full of little coincidences isn’t it? Having recently written a post about tactical AKs in which I mentioned the Robinson Armament XCR up pops a news item in all the major airsoft portals that US company Echo1 is to release an AEG version of this wonderful assault rifle.

The Real Steel XCR
Before you say ‘oh no, not another Armalite’ let me put you straight – the Robinson Armamant XCR is NOT an Armalite derivative! Cosmetically it is influenced by this American design, but the XCR is actually built around the Kalashnikov AK47 gas system!

Link to Wikipedia entry for the Robinson Armamanet XCRIn effect the XCR has all modern conveniences that contemporary Western military users want in an assault rifle, plus better quality control, a better calibre (*) and a slightly more economic features than the AK47/74 range. In short – or in theory – the XCR gives you the best of both worlds, Russian ruged reliability and American firearms quality.

The airsoft XCR
This replica is ‘made’ by US company Echo1 – now I say it’s ‘made’ by them, but of course – as we all know – Echo1 has in the past simply rebranded various Chinese AEGs for the American market. At this point I am not sure if this new AEG represents a real attempt at a truly American AEG or whether it is simply the latest offering from a company like DBoys which has the Echo1 logo pasted onto it.

I guess we will find out what the real crack is about who really makes this AEG when the XCR becomes available here in the UK, as we may find it arrives under the name DBoys – in which case, mystery solved!

But in terms of what the XCR offers airsofters this new AEG does give those of discerning tastes a chance to ditch the common and garden M4/SCAR/Masada formats and go with something a little more edgy. This is THE gun for the hardened ‘operator’ loadout – it’s just a shame Echo1 hadn’t had the balls to replicate a Russian 7.62×39 (AK) firing XCR, that really would have been something!

Above: The Robinson Armament XCR in 7.62x39mm. This does not seem to be a standard AK mag configeration though, so I suspect custom magazines must be used.

[*] The real XCR is available not only in 5.56×45 NATO, but also the amazing 6.8 SPR and even the good old Russian 7.62x39mm! However, in this airsoft flavour it is featured in the 5.56mm calibre so that you can use the abundantly available M4 magazines!

Useful links:

> Link to Echo1 USA – Robinson Armament XCR web page
> Link to the REAL Robinson Armament XCR web site
> Link to the Wikipedia entry for the XCR and it’s development
> Link to the World Guns web encyclopedia entry for the XCR

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Brian Reviews The Echo1 XCR AEG (Video)

Brian Echo1 XCR Video Review

Not exactly an independent review of the Echo1 USA Airsoft Robinson Arms XCR AEG as this is done by the Brian, the airsoft tech of Echo1 USA. But this will do as he takes us into the AEG with a take down, as compared to the walkthroughs as we have seen in videos prior to this. It looks like the Echo1 USA has a winner here.

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Echo1 Robinson Arms XCR Review (Videos)

People Airsoft Echo1 Robinson Arms XCR

People Airsoft get their hands on the Echo1 Robinson Arms XCR AEG, the version as seen on the video is the CQB version. The XCR was entered in the SOF Combat Assault Rifle competion by tge US SOCOM, which we all know that the FN Herstal SCAR-L won.

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Echo1 – Robinson Arms XCR

Echo1 n’avait pas encore mis son grain de sel dans les rumeurs autour de la sortie d’une réplique du XCR de la firme Robinson Arms, c’est désormais chose faite ! Le distributeur américain vient en effet de diffuser sur son site web ce teaser dévoilant le design final de la réplique et ses marquages gravés. Nous n’avons jamais été si proches de la sortie !

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THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW UPDATE #14-Echo 1 and JAG Precision

You know “Top Tech Brian” from Echo 1 USA’s YouTube Videos. Now, Brian Holt gives Thumpy the walk through tour of the JAG Precision booth at SHOT Show 2011, and shows off their BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS for Airsofters. You can catch ALL the videos from great Airsoft Media Folks, like the guys from AIRSOFTOLOGY, AIRSOFT PACIFIC, […]

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More Photos of the XCR Airsoft Version

SOCOM Gear Robinson Arms XCR Preprod People Airsoft

More photos of the upcoming SOCOM Gear Robinson’s Arms XCR version from People Airsoft. As we suspect that this is now a pre-production version, the inevitable release of an alternative to the Magpul PTS ACR Masada is just near now. What we need to hear is pricing and ETA to prepare our meager airsoft budgets.

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