Classic Army CA5A3 SMG5 w/Flashlight Handguard

Classic Army
Code: MP002M
£199.99
  • Flashlight handguard included
  • Full metal construction
  • MOSFET pre-installed

If you're looking for a bit of old school cool, it doesn't get any cooler than an SMG5A3 with a tactical lighted forearm. Introducing the Classic Army CA5A3, featuring full metal construction, included flashlight handguard and the classic S-E-F trigger group from the early SMG5 real firearm variants.

Full description

Description

If you are a big fan of 90s TV and movies, you will be a big fan of this. The CA5A3 is an SMG5 from the prime of its life, before the AR15 took over every role, back when SMGs were in style and PDWs still only existed on paper. The notable features of the CA5A3 that distinguish it from other SMG5 variants are its S-E-F (Sicher-Einzelfeuer-Feuerstoß) trigger group, differing from the usual "NAVY" pictogram trigger group, and its original sliding stock, from a time before the -J type butt plate. Lets take a deeper dive and discover what else the CA5A3 can boast about...

Starting at the tip we can find the large SMG5 flash hider, which is removable via a small grub screw on the underside of the front sight block. Beneath the flash hider the CA5A3 sports 14mm CCW male threads, allowing any other muzzle device, including suppressors and tracer units, to be mounted. The front sight block also provides a sling point, for use of slings with a "HK Hook" or with the help of paracord or a keyring, most other slings. Next up we have the tactical lighted forearm, featuring a 65 lumen torch and integrated pressure switch on the right side of the SMG. The pressure switch lies right beneath the fingers when the CA5A3 is gripped, allowing you to operate the flashlight with little effort and no change in grip. The flashlight requires 2 CR123A batteries which are not included. The tactical lighted forearm mounts using the usual SMG5 pin, which goes through the handguard and secures to the cocking tube. This attachment method allows any other SMG5 handguard to be used, should you get tired of the super-slick integrated flashlight (we doubt you will!). The cocking tube is made entirely from metal and contains the metal charging handle, which can be actuated and locked in order to access the slider adjustable HOP unit through the mock ejection port on the right side of the SMG. The mock bolt which covers the HOP unit is finished in metallic gun metal, and features realistic fake weld marks. Above the ejection port we can find the SMG5 receiver lugs, allowing a Picatinny railed scope mount to be added if you require an optical sight. At the rear of the metal receiver we can find the rear sight, which is an SMG5 rotary drum dioptre sight. This provides 4 different apertures for aiming and can be set depending on the range of the engagement and the level of precision you need. As we move downwards we encounter a large groove on either side running the length of the receiver, which provides a track for the retractable stock bars to travel, keeping the CA5A3 sleek and flat-sided with fewer protrusions and less likelihood of the SMG snagging on your equipment. The lower receiver/fire control group is constructed from high-density polymer with a metal switch, which appears on the left side only. The selector positions are marked "S-E-F", with the "E" and "F" markings painted in red and "S" in white. The pistol grip is ergonomically shaped, with a subtle thumb rest and finger grooves, making this SMG5 very comfortable to hold, whilst being secure in the hand. The trigger guard is enlarged to allow for the use of gloves. The magazine release can be found just ahead of the enlarged trigger guard and mounts though the upper receiver and trigger group. This takes the form of an ambidextrous paddle release, connected to an AR15 style release on the right side of the receiver. This allows the CA5A3 to facilitate left-handed reloads and those fussy people who have an M4 and will not go near anything that doesn't have familiar controls. The end cap at the rear of the receiver is constructed from alloy and features a steel sling mounting bar on the left side, which can be used alone with 1-point slings or in conjunction with the front sling mount. The end cap is retained by another SMG5 pin, which can be removed as part of the disassembly procedure. The paddle to extend the stock can be found between the butt-plate and the end cap, and can be pushed from the right side to the left in order to unlock the retractable stock. The stock will pop open slightly under spring pressure, allowing it to be quickly deployed. The stock offers 3 positions of adjustment, fully collapsed, half extended for compressed stances and fully extended. To collapse the stock again, simply push the paddle to the left side and slide the stock closed, giving it a smack to lock the paddle back in the centre position and secure the stock. The polymer butt plate is of the retro SMG5 style, and features moulded in diamond checkering to prevent it from moving around on gear/tac vests when shouldered. The butt plate also features one extra sling loop giving you additional flexibility in how you set up your sling.

Internally, the CA5A3 features a version.2 gearbox and a slider adjustable HOP unit designed in house by Classic Army themselves for the CA5 series. This HOP has an excellent reputation, and provides the CA5A3 with range more suited to a battle rifle than an SMG! Inside the reinforced version.2 gearbox we have steel gears, a polycarbonate piston, 7mm bearing bushings and a basic MOSFET, extending the life of your electrical components and providing an all-round balanced set of high performance internals. CA are an old name in Airsoft, and they have only stuck around this long because they know exactly what they are doing. When tested, we found that this AEG was remarkably consistent, with all shots lying within a few FPS of 328, nearly exactly 1 joule of energy. This tells us that the air-seal in the CA5A3 is basically perfect, and the setup gets the absolute best out of the 1 joule spring inside. If you are looking for a compact weapon that is equipped to clear rooms but also has some reach, the CA5A3 will suit you.

Features

  • S-E-F trigger group
  • MOSFET pre-installed
  • Full metal construction
  • Rotary drum dioptre sights
  • 3-position retractable stock
  • Slider adjustable HOP system
  • Ambidextrous magazine release
  • Handguard with integrated flashlight
  • SMG5 receiver rail mount compatible
  • Version.2 gearbox with 7mm bearing bushings
  • High quality polymer trigger group, butt plate and handguard

Package Includes

  • Classic Army CA5A3 w/Flashlight Handguard
  • 200 Round High-cap magazine
  • Rifle slip/cover
  • Instruction manual

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Submachine Gun
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. 328fps ± 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
Starter, Regular Player, Experienced Player,

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.7kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
52cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
68cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Metal receiver, cocking tube, stock bars and sights. Polymer fire control group, handguard and butt plate.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
Submachine Gun, SMG5, SMG-5,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Sub Machine Gun, SMG-5,
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
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
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
Slider
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind fake bolt, accessible when charging handle is locked.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Sliding Stock
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • Rotary Drum Iron Sights
  • sling points front and rear
  • Handguard with integral tactical light
Rail System Icon
Rail System
None , Railed Mount Available ,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
3 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Rotary Drum Iron Sight ,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , Barrel,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
8''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.08mm
Inner Barrel Length
229mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Wheel Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 200 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Front Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
No
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
Standard
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Mini Tamiya
Mini Tamiya
Suggested Battery
Suggested Battery Type
Ni-Mh
Suggested Battery Configuration
Block
Suggested Battery Voltage
8.4v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
328 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
Notepad Icon
Test Date
22/9/21

Detailed Power Tests

FPS
FPS, using 0.20g BB
Approx. 328fps, using 0.20g BB

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

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