Action Army AAP-01C Assassin "Shinobi" GBB Pistol

Action Army
Code:
£84.99
  • Semi/Full auto select fire
  • Short barrelled "Shinobi" AAP-01 variant
  • 20mm Picatinny railed receiver and compensator

If you love the performance of the original AAP-01 Assassin but didn't get on with the looks, the AAP-01C "Shinobi" could be the AAP for you. This compact AAP-01 variant has an aggressive new look, with a snub-nosed front end and loads of accessory rails, but retains the supreme gas efficiency, rate of fire and upgradability that put the original on the map.

Constructed from high density polymer with a redesigned fire selector which is easier to use than ever before, the AAP-01C has refined the AAP-01 platform with the addition of built-in 20mm Picatinny rails on both the receiver and compensator, making it ready to rock and roll with a red dot and tactical flashlight; a game-winning combo in CQB scenarios. If you are keeping your eye out for a lightweight, performance-oriented platform which excels in all environments and won't stop performing when the weather gets chilly the AAP-01C Shinobi is one to watch!

Full description

Description

The original AAP-01 really changed the GBB pistol game, introducing a forward-thinking, performance-oriented design with an emphasis on gas efficiency, high cyclic rate and upgradability, offering a near infinite number of body kits and enhanced parts to suit the needs of almost any skirmisher. Enter the AAP-01C, known as the "Shinobi", the AAP-01's little brother.

This beast keeps all the best aspects of the original AAP with a new, more compact front end, built-in 20mm Picatinny rails on both the compensator and receiver and a redesigned fire selector switch which can be accessed without any fingernail breaking operations (owners of the original will know this all too well!). If you are a performance focussed skirmisher in need of a sidearm, the AAP-01C should keep you happy!

Starting at the front end we can find the AAP-01C's compensated outer barrel featuring a pair of ports on either side and a 20mm Picatinny rail at the 6 o'clock position, the perfect spot for mounting a tactical flashlight. The original AAP-01 required aftermarket 20mm rails to be added for mounting accessories, and we are very pleased that this new variant has the rails built-in, saving you a few quid and providing more strength and a more integral look. The barrel of the AAP-01C is unfortunately not threaded, but there is a high chance a thread adapter will be released down the line so stay tuned if you require a tracer unit or suppressor.

Following the outer barrel/compensator, we reach the receiver which is styled similarly to the original AAP-01 but now has a 20mm Picatinny rail built in. The rail is approximately 9cm long, providing enough room for most red dot sights, meaning you can easily speed up your target acquisition without worrying about buying the correct mounting plate, simply install your red dot as you would on a rifle with a railed receiver and you are good to go. By adding a red dot sight you will get a lot more benefit from the AAP-01C's design than you would with a full slide GBB pistol as the red dot will stay stationary during firing, making it easy to acquire with no need to reacquire the dot after each shot.

The iron sights of the AAP-01C are located right where we might expect, on the top of the receiver. The front sight is slightly inset into the compensator design, providing a "snub nose" look and making this compact AAP derivative easier to draw from holsters with reduced risk of snagging. The rear sight is an open notch located at the rear of the receiver, and both sights are equipped with light-enhancing inserts for better visibility in low light. The insert in the front sight is orange, and those in the rear sight are green, meaning you will never inadvertently mix up the sight dots and miss at a critical moment which is entirely possible with conventional white dot sights.

As with the original AAP-01, the ambidextrous charging handle is located at the rear of the receiver and can be grabbed from either side either with a single finger or by grabbing both sides for extra purchase and grip. Each of the charging handle extensions has chevron texture on its surface to improve traction and prevent any wet weather mishaps, and the fire selector has been relocated to the bottom of the charging handle and is now accessible without locking the bolt back first.

The fire selector offers two modes of fire; semi-automatic and fully automatic with engraved markings on the charging handle to denote each mode. Semi-auto is denoted with an engraved "S" and full auto is marked with an "F". The selector switch protrudes through the bottom of the charging handle and can be accessed easily, even when wearing gloves. This is a notable improvement over the original AAP which required the bolt to be locked back to access the selector which is recessed into the bolt and hard to reach for mid-game fire mode changes. While the AAP-01C selector lever is just as stiff as the original, it is now far easier to access and the stiffness ensures that your selector never slips into the wrong mode.

Just below the charging handle is where you will find the disassembly button which allows you to separate the upper receiver and frame of the AAP-01C. To do this you will need to remove the magazine and cock the pistol, after which pressing the button will allow the pistol to hinge open. With the pistol open you can pull the upper away from the lower to separate the two for maintenance.

Just like the original AAP-01, the "Shinobi" offers two ways to access the HOP-up adjuster and which way you choose is entirely dependent on how THIC your digits are. If you have relatively slim fingers you can simply lock the bolt back and access the gear-style HOP-up adjuster through the ejection port, but if you have bigger fingers or you wear gloves in game the best way to access the adjuster will be to field strip the pistol, as explained in the previous paragraph. With the pistol in two halves, you will see the gear adjuster inside the left side of the receiver, attached to the outer barrel. The HOP-up allows you to tune the AAP-01C for different ammo weights and extend your range by adjusting until the trajectory of your BBs is as flat as possible.

Moving down to the frame, owners of the previous model of AAP-01 will see something they recognise but with a few aesthetic alterations to freshen up the look for this, the "Shinobi" variant. The overall shape and layout of the frame remain the same as the original, complete with a textured magazine release on the left side, a curved trigger guard with texture on the front face and an ambidextrous push-through trigger lock safety at the front of the frame, just above the trigger itself.

The slide lock/release catch is constructed from steel to keep this high-wear part healthy for years to come, and is also ambidextrous, offering a slightly extended catch on each side of the frame, similar to a Gen.5 Glock pistol. Within the trigger guard, we are treated to an EU series style two-stage safety trigger which has a remarkably nice feel, with some take-up but a clean and crisp break and an audible and tactile reset. The two-stage trigger design ensures the pistol cannot be fired without the central "blade" of the trigger being pressed first which prevents snags from causing accidental discharges while avoiding hindering the feel of the trigger and the potential for rapid follow-up shots.

The grip of the AAP-01C has similarly shaped textured panels but the panels themselves have different styles of texture when compared to the original, ensuring the AAP-01C stands out and that the grip matches the more menacing style of this compact, compensated GBB pistol. The side panels now sport a subtle crackle texture with "Shinobi" engraved on each side, the front panel sports the same highly effective linear texture as the original but the rear panel has been redesigned with a "dragon skin" style texture akin to reptilian scales or samurai armour. This texture is nice and deep but not too abrasive for bare-handed use and adds some notable style points which only add to this AAP variant's unique looks.

On the inside the AAP-01C is compatible with almost all AAP-01 upgrade parts, meaning if you want to build this beast out it is entirely possible. The lower frame parts controls are all identical to the original AAP so aftermarket bits should go straight on, and the only part which differs from the original inside the receiver is the new charging handle/selector which appears to be interchangeable with the old style but we are not currently able to confirm this. To give the AAP-01C the accuracy to match its gas efficiency and speed, Action Army saw fit to install a 6.03mm tightbore inner barrel which should give this lil' pistol some impressive accuracy potential for such a compact platform, as well as a slight improvement in FPS.

So, if you are looking for a pistol which walks exclusively on the wild side and looks far more menacing and with less of a German vibe than the original AAP, the AAP-01C should fit the bill. With the same ferocious rate of fire as the original and the same superb gas efficiency thanks to the slide-less design, EU-series mag compatibility and rails galore you would be hard-pressed to find something not to like if you are the type of player who values performance above all!

Features

  • High density polymer construction
  • 6.03mm Tightbore inner barrel - Superb accuracy potential
  • Light-enhancing open iron sights - Great for low light CQB situations
  • Short barrelled AAP-01 variant - Accepts most AAP-01 upgrade parts
  • Aggressive compensated front end - Menacing looks, plenty of rail space
  • Gear adjustable HOP-up unit - Accessible when the upper is removed
  • EU-series style two-stage safety trigger - Prevents the trigger from being accidentally pressed
  • Ambidextrous trigger lock safety - Push-through design, easily accessed from either side
  • Improved fire selector design - No need to break fingernails with the "Shinobi" AAP-01C!
  • 20mm Picatinny railed receiver and compensator - Ready for optics and tactical flashlights
  • Ambidextrous charging handle - At the rear of the upper, easy to rack for lefties and righties
  • "Shinobi" Discreetly marked on the grip panels - Discreetly like a real Shinobi!
  • Textured pistol grip - Linear grip on the front, deep diamond checkering on the rear
  • Extremely gas efficient design - Great performance under rapid fire and full auto
  • Compatible with most EU-series GBB magazines - Common and affordable spare mags
  • Fits EU-series extended mags and drum mags - A truly scary platform!

Package Includes

  • Action Army AAP-01C Assassin "Shinobi" GBB Pistol
  • 23rnd Green Gas Magazine
  • User manual

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Pistol
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 275fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Regular Player
Patrol Base - Warning Icon
Warnings
Lubrication is required

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 0.406kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
18.5cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
18.5cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
High density polymer frame and upper receiver. Steel bolt lock/release catch. Alloy bolt.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Green Gas
Blowback Icon
Blowback
Gas Blowback
Weapon Platform
Pistol, AAP-01, AAP-01C "Shinobi",
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Pistol Magazine, EU-Series, AAP-01,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock, Two Stage Trigger,
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Ambidextrous
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Gear
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
On the outer barrel, accessible when the upper receiver is removed. Alternatively, lock the bolt to the rear and access the gear through the ejection port.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Charging Handle
  • Light Enhancing Iron Sights
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • Textured Pistol Grip
  • Railed Muzzle Brake
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Pistol Mount ,
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Light Enhancing Open Iron Sights, Open Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Lanyard Loop

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
3.75''
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.03mm
Inner Barrel Length
90mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Low Capacity , Gas,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 23 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top, Front,
Magazine Gas Fill Location
Bottom
Magazine Gas Type
Green Gas

Gas Gun Specific

Gas Can Icon
Gas Compatability
Summer Gas, Green Gas,
Gas Can Icon
Gas Recommendation
Green Gas

Pistol Specific

Construction Icon
Slide Material
Alloy
Icon Pistol Slide
Pistol Slide Type
Bolt Carrier

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
275 FPS +/-10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER and VORSK V6 Green Gas
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Test Date
31/05/2023

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04