CYMA CM.106 AR-9 PDW Platinum Upgraded Version

CYMA
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£359.99
  • Full metal construction
  • Ambidextrous fire selector - PDW stock
  • Upgraded Platinum series - Even better than before!

If CQB is your poison, or you have limited space in your kit bag, you are going to love this one! The CM.106 AR-9 PDW from CYMA adds to the increasingly wide range of AR-9 platforms available, making the decision on which platform to go for that much harder! The CM.106 PDW sports full metal construction, a pre-installed electronic trigger unit with MOSFET, a high-speed motor, and internals which have been upgraded even beyond the already impressive "Platinum" internal setup.

Full description

Description

The CM.106 PDW is a full metal AR-9 platform with a modern tactical style, fitting right in with the other ultra-modern M4/AR15 AEG rifles of CYMA's Platinum line-up but with even further enhanced internals in a new, more compact form optimised for CQB and highly mobile play styles. The CM.106 has been treated to a full internal upgrade, including a 6.03mm tight bore inner barrel, alloy HOP-up unit, high-speed motor, a silent cylinder head and silent piston head. This AR-9 can be fed from SMG-5 AEG magazines and is CYMA's own unique take on the AR-9 platform with a uniquely designed receiver, their ultra-compact multi-position PDW stock and a free-floated M-LOK handguard.

Starting at the tip of the 5-inch alloy outer barrel we can find a sound amplifying muzzle device pre-installed on the barrel's 14mm CCW male threading. This device gives a deafening "BOOM" when the AEG is fired, providing a psychological warfare advantage, especially at close range. This sound amp is much more compact than others on the market which helps keep the overall length of the CM.106 PDW to a minimum for better close-quarters handling and no chance of whacking your barrel on a doorframe as you breach! The muzzle device also sits nicely recessed into the M-LOK handguard for the integral look, giving the front end of the CM.106 PDW a sleek, completed feel.

Moving rearwards, we come to the M-LOK handguard of the CM.106 PDW, which is CNC machined to ensure both the 20mm Picatinny top rail and M-LOK attachment slots are perfectly in spec and can accept any accessories without trouble. This handguard comes with an SMG-5K style vertical foregrip and hand stop pre-installed which is superb for close quarters handling and suits the compact design of the CM.106 PDW. If you prefer a different front grip, the included vertical foregrip can be removed and replaced with any M-LOK compatible alternative.

At the top of the handguard, we can find a 20mm Picatinny rail which runs all the way back to interface with the receiver rail seamlessly, allowing longer optical sights and red dot sight magnifier combos to be used, even on this compact weapon. M-LOK attachment slots are available at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions, allowing you to add rail covers, alternative grips or 20mm rail sections wherever you need them. At the rear of the handguard, we can find QD sling sockets inset into the handguard on either side, offering the opportunity to equip the CM.106 PDW with a QD sling swivels for a quick removable sling setup.

The iron sights of the CM.106 PDW are removable flip-up aperture sights which mount to the upper 20mm Picatinny rail. These sights are constructed from high-density polymer and are fully adjustable for both windage and elevation without the need for tools, allowing for simple and quick sight adjustments in the field. These sights are spring-assisted, meaning they still need manually raising to deploy but will snap into place with minimal effort and are generally regarded as more reliable than auto-deploying spring-loaded sights, which can get caught and not fully deploy.

The rear sight provides the choice of two apertures for aiming, with a fine aperture for long-range shooting and a wider aperture for up close and personal work and for shooting in low light. You can select between these two apertures by folding the apertures over, which will rotate the piece by 180 degrees and bring the alternate aperture into view. The windage adjustment dial is also found on the right side of the rear sight and can be turned without tools to move the aperture from left to right. The front sight uses a fine front blade constructed from steel which can be raised and lowered to make elevation adjustments using the drum below the sight blade itself. The design of both the front and rear sight includes protective wings at either side, protecting the aperture and front sight blade from damage in case the rifle takes a bump or scrape.

Moving rearwards we arrive at the receiver of the CM.106, which is constructed from robust alloy with a hard wearing matt black finish. The receiver is very similar to the standard M4/AR15 receiver, with some interesting aesthetic twists from CYMA and a new, 9mm sized lower receiver. Over on the left side, we can see the ejection port, which features a new shortened dust cover with an integrated mock shell deflector, faithfully indicating the 9mm chambering of a real AR-9 and furthering the realism provided by the CM.106 PDW. To the rear of the dust cover, we can find an enlarged and angled forward assist bulge, with a realistic mock forward assist button. This button can be pressed but doesn't have any function other than added realism.

The charging handle can be found at the top rear of the receiver, as with other M4/AR15 based designs. The charging handle is constructed from alloy and includes a low profile latch to ensure the handle doesn't get snagged on your gear as you move. Pulling the charging handle back will open the dust cover on the right side, and lock back the mock bolt, which can be released again using the bolt release catch, found on the left side at the centre of the receiver. With the mock bolt locked to the rear, we can see the gear adjuster for the adjustable HOP-up unit inside. This device allows you to adjust the amount of backspin applied to your BBs, and tune the CM.106 PDW for your preferred ammunition weight.

The fire selector lever can be found just above the pistol grip and provides 3 modes of fire; safe, semi-automatic and fully automatic. This fire selector is also mirrored on the opposite side, permitting ambidextrous operation and making the CM.106 platform a great choice for left-handed users. This fire selector also differs from the standard M4/AR15 style selector in that it features a reduced throw between modes of around 45°, allowing you to switch from safe to semi-auto much quicker than the standard M4/AR15 selector.

The magazine release can be found on the right side of the SMG, and similarly to an M4/AR15 AEG, sits comfortably within reach of the trigger finger for a right-handed user, and within reach of the support hand thumb for a left-handed user. This magazine release features enhanced pyramidal texture on its surface, offering superior gripping qualities when compared with the standard M4/AR15 mag release, ensuring that you never slip off this control when you need it.

To the rear of the magazine release, we can see a protrusion on either side surrounding the two pins in front of the fire selector. These are known as "anti-rotation links" and serve to prevent the pins holding the trigger group in a real M4/AR15 from walking out under the force of recoil. In Airsoft terms, these are purely aesthetic additions but also serve to add some custom flair and give the CM.106A the looks of a customised and optimised rifle built by professionals to a standard above "mil-spec" M4s.

The lower receiver includes an enlarged integrated trigger guard, offering faster access to the trigger for a gloved user and increasing the strength of the lower receiver by deleting the often problematic modular trigger guard system of the original M4/AR15. Within the trigger guard, we can find a uniquely designed skeletonised trigger, which features a gently curved front face, and 4 ports on the rear of the trigger to keep it light and easy to pull quickly. This trigger is a nice compromise between military-style curved triggers and flat triggers optimised for swift shooting in a competitive setting and helps encourage an effective finger position whilst still allowing the trigger to be absolutely spammed to keep heads down at a critical moment.

The pistol grip of the CM.106 PDW is the same ergonomic grip with a refined grip angle as is provided on their full-sized AEGs of the Platinum line-up. This grip has a more straight angle than a typical M4/AR15 pistol grip, making it more comfortable to use with the stock fully collapsed in CQB scenarios. The grip also features texture on each side, with linear grooves on the front and rear to provide a comfortable and effective grip, even when wearing gloves.

The stock of the CM.106 PDW is a compact PDW style stock, which can be compressed to be far shorter than the standard M4/AR15 buffer tube. This stock provides 6 positions of adjustment which allows you to adjust the stock to suit any body type, loadout or play style. The stock can be adjusted by pressing the adjustment lever on the right side of the stock, and extending the stock to the desired position with the lever held down. To remove the stock, first adjust it to its maximum length, then squeeze in both the adjustment lever and the tab on the opposite side, after which the butt plate and stock bars should be able to be pulled off to the rear. This is handy for when you are installing a battery with the included battery extension tube and is the easiest way we have found to install a battery in the CM.106 PDW during our tests.

The battery compartment of the CM.106 PDW can be found inside the stock itself, beneath the threaded rear cap. Unfortunately, the battery space inside is near non-existent, but thankfully CYMA provides the solution in the box in the form of an alloy battery extension unit. This piece can be added to the shortened buffer tube of the PDW stock via its rear threads, and expand the battery compartment to only slightly smaller than the standard M4/AR15 buffer tube. To access the battery compartment you must first unscrew the rear cap of the buffer tube. Inside you will find a Deans battery connector, offering a low resistance and high-efficiency alternative to the usual mini-Tamiya connector found on Airsoft AEGs. For the CM.106 PDW with its included battery extension installed, we recommend a 7.4V 1300 mAh LiPo battery in stick configuration.

Internally the CM.106 PDW is one of CYMA's finest offerings so far. The usual Platinum gearbox found in the other CYMA Platinum AEGs remains, with its pre-installed ETU and MOSFET, quick change spring system and reinforced shell, but now has additional upgrades installed, because, why not? The standard steel gearset has been replaced with a 13:1 ratio gearset running on 8mm bearing bushings, which combines with the impressive high-speed motor to provide a monstrous rate of fire, and exceptional trigger response. A silent piston head and silent cylinder head have also been installed, with a double O-ring on the cylinder head and a ball bearing on the piston head to help reduce the overall noise from the gearbox for a smoother sound and more efficient running. The spring guide is also equipped with ball bearings, reducing the stress on the rear of the gearbox and effectively resolving a known weakness in Airsoft gearbox designs.

To ensure your BBs fly straight and true, a 6.03mm tight bore inner barrel has been installed to provide exceptional accuracy and add to the superb air seal qualities of the platform. The addition of a tight bore barrel should also grant the CM.106 PDW an impressive range, especially for such a compact AEG!

So, for those mulling over a G&G ARP-9, a King Arms PDW SBR, or a Classic Army X-9, your choice just got much more difficult! CYMA's offering is uniquely styled, so if one of the above doesn't quite hit the mark for you, perhaps the CM.106 PDW will. This AEG would be ideal for any skirmisher looking for a compact weapon for CQB or a sniper sidearm and want something a little more bespoke looking than an SMG-5 or more traditional SMG design.

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • M-LOK handguard
  • 20mm Picatinny receiver rail
  • Alloy gear adjustable HOP-up unit
  • Functional mock bolt release catch
  • Battery extension unit included
  • Ambidextrous fire selector with 45° throw between modes
  • QD sling sockets on either side of the handguard
  • PDW style ergonomic pistol grip with a refined grip angle
  • 6 Position PDW style stock - Great for storage
  • M-LOK SMG-5K style vertical foregrip and hand stop pre-installed
  • Sound amplifying muzzle device - Intimidating muzzle report!
  • 14mm CCW male threaded outer barrel - Tracer or suppressor ready!
  • Mock anti-rotation links for a customised look
  • Flip-up aperture iron sights with toolless adjustment
  • Pre-upgraded internals - Tightbore barrel, silent cylinder head and piston head
  • Electronic trigger unit with MOSFET pre-installed
  • Two magazines are included in the box!

Package Includes

  • CYMA CM.106 AR-9 PDW Platinum Upgraded Version
  • 130rnd Straight medium capacity magazine
  • 130rnd Curved polymer medium capacity magazine
  • Battery extension unit
  • Allen keys

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. 335fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Allen Key
  • Magazine x 2
  • Battery Extension Unit
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter, Regular Player,

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.379kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
48cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
60cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Steel stock bars, sling plate, front QD sling point, castle nut, trim parts. Alloy receiver, handguard, buffer tube, dust cover and controls. Polymer butt plate , iron sights and pistol grip.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
Long Gun, Submachine Gun, AR 9mm,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Long Gun Magazine, 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
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
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and the mock bolt is locked to the rear.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Railed Handguard
  • Flip-Up Ironsights
  • Railed Receiver
  • Muzzle Sound Amplifier
  • Ambidextrous Fire Selector
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • QD Sling Point
  • Enlarged Trigger Guard
  • Skeletonised Trigger
  • Vertical Foregrip
  • PDW stock
  • M-LOK Handguard
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , MLOK Rail System, 20mm Railed Receiver,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding , Multi-Position ,
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
6 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Handguard , QD ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
5''
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
6.03mm
Inner Barrel Length
130mm

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
Yes
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
High Speed
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Deans
Deans
Suggested Battery
Suggested Battery Type
Li-Po
Suggested Battery Configuration
Stick
Suggested Battery Voltage
7.4v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
335 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
28/04/2022

Related video

CYMA CM.106A Product Showcase

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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