RAVEN R14 Hi-capa GBB Pistol w/BDS Red Dot Sight

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Code:
124.49
  • Full metal construction
  • 6.03mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • BDS Red dot sight pre-installed

If you love the looks of a 1911 but want Hi-capa performance, the RAVEN R14 Hi-capa GBB Pistol w/BDS Red Dot Sight is what you need. Based on the real steel Para Ordnance P14, this Hi-capa platform has the discrete looks of the venerable 1911 with its metal frame and textured grips but takes Hi-capa magazines, giving you the best of both worlds.

The advantage of a Hi-capa mag is its enormous gas reservoir, allowing for great performance under rapid fire and handling cold weather far better than the realistic but very slim 1911 mag. With a full metal build, a 6.03mm tightbore inner barrel pre-installed and a BDS red dot sight sitting on top of the slide for faster target acquisition, the RAVEN R14 w/BDS Red Dot Sight pairs a gorgeous retro aesthetic with modern, combat-ready features!

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Description

If you are an Airsofter of class and refined taste and you want Hi-capa performance but not its indiscreet styling, the RAVEN R14 would suit your needs well. This pistol is based on the real steel Para Ordnance P14, the original double stacked 1911 design, and boasts the perfect combination of Hi-capa and 1911 features. The externals of the pistol are constructed almost entirely from alloy, providing that full metal feel and satisfying clank when fired, and the textured polymer grip panels provide the 1911-style classic look.

This version is what RAVEN calls the “BDS” version, which means it comes equipped with a red dot sight and raised light-enhancing iron sights straight out of the box. This means you get a slick modern sighting system without any of the issues sourcing a mounting plate and a compatible red dot. With the choice of silky silver or glamorous gold colour schemes, this is the R14 for the stylish skirmisher!

The outer barrel of the RAVEN R14 is equipped with 12mm CW female threading, which allows a tracer unit or suppressor to be mounted using the VORSK thread adapter if you want the stealthy look, or you want to lay down some intimidating glowing BBs to keep heads down in CQB. The outer barrel is constructed from alloy, as are the slide and frame, granting the R14 "full metal" status.

The sights of the R14 can be found at the top of the slide, and are raised in order to co-witness with the pre-installed red dot sight and also come with light-enhancing green inserts. The light-enhancing inserts mean you can easily acquire your sights in low light conditions and still take aimed shots in the darkness of a CQB site.

The sides of the slide sport serrations at both the front and rear, offering you all the options when it comes to how you handle the pistol and manipulate the slide. The serrations are deep and machined at a slight forward angle which gives the R14 a dynamic look, adding some subtle flair to this discreetly styled piece.

Moving down to the frame we can see a 20mm Picatinny frame rail on the dust cover; perfect if you are a CQB player and want to make use of a tactical flashlight or laser. The rail is also reprofiled at the front with a slight bevel to aid in re-holstering.

The trigger guard is of the standard 1911 profile, and within it, we can see the curved, ported trigger. The trigger has linear texture on its front surface which is oriented vertically to prevent your finger from slipping, even if you "slap" the trigger when firing rapidly. The magazine release is located where the trigger guard meets the grip on the left side and is a simple low profile design to reduce the chances of accidentally dropping the magazine as you work under pressure.

The slide release is positioned on the left side of the frame and is a modern extended design with texture on its surface to ensure you have no trouble releasing the slide in wet weather, or when wearing gloves. The manual safety catch is ambidextrous and is located at the rear of the frame on either side of the R14. The safety boasts the same style of texture as the slide release, tying the two pieces together and providing the same benefits when operating in wet conditions.

At the rear of the frame we can find what is known as the "beavertail grip safety". This device extends from the rear of the R14 grip and is designed to disable the trigger when the pistol is not gripped properly. This is a really useful feature for 1911 and Hi-capa pistols as their light trigger pull can sometimes result in negligent discharges on the draw when the grip safety is disabled. This secondary safety means that unless you intend to shoot the trigger will not function, preventing any protrusions from catching the trigger and firing the pistol.

Above the grip safety, we can find the hammer which will actuate with each shot for an immersive experience. The hammer has texture on its upper surface, just in case you want to cock it manually in classic movie stand-off style. This hammer is skeletonised which reduces the overall weight of the pistol and allows the hammer to move slightly faster. This means a marginal improvement in gas efficiency, but any improvement is still a good thing!

The BDS red dot sight is mounted atop the slide at the rear and requires a single CR2032 button cell (not included) to power it. To turn the sight on, simply press both of the brightness adjustment buttons found on either side of the sight simultaneously.

Installing a battery will require that the red dot sight itself is removed via the two Allen bolts on the top, but the mounting plate can stay in place. Included in the box you will find a set of standard low-profile iron sights so if you prefer to run the R14 as nature intended you can ditch the modern sight setup and put it back on when you need it.

The grip of the R14 looks like a 1911 but feels like a Hi-capa with its wider profile. Unlike the Hi-capa series, the R14 frame and grip are constructed as a single piece of alloy with polymer grip panels which attach on either side in a similar manner to 1911s. There is linear texture machined into the front strap and the same texture on the rear of the grip machined into the hammer spring housing. These gripping surfaces pair well with the diamond-checked grip panels to give you the best chance of keeping a firm grip on the R14, with or without gloves.

From a performance standpoint, the R14 is practically what one might expect. It looks like a 1911 but it shoots like a Hi-capa, which is great news for those who don't want to sacrifice performance for the classic look. The R14 utilises the far larger Hi-capa magazine with its massive gas reservoir, meaning this pistol can handle rapid-fire, fairs well in the cold and will need topping up with gas far less frequently than the slim 1911 magazines. Just like other RAVEN GBB pistols, the R14 boasts an adjustable HOP-up unit which can be accessed by removing the slide for a field strip.

To remove the slide you will first need to cock the R14, and then remove the magazine. Next, pull the slide back to align the slide lock with the rearmost notch in the slide. With this done, you can push the slide lock out from the right side of the pistol, after which the slide can be removed towards the front. You will find the HOP-up adjustment dial on the bottom of the outer barrel. This device allows you to apply varying levels of backspin to your BBs to extend their range and tune the R14 for your ammunition weight of choice.

If you like the looks of 1911 GBBs but don't like their relatively limited gas capacity, the RAVEN R14 gives you the best of the 1911 aesthetic with Hi-capa performance. If you like a classy pistol with thoughtful enhancements and enough gas on tap to cope with rapid-fire, the RAVEN R14 Hi-capa GBB Pistol w/BDS Red Dot Sight is the sidearm for you!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • 6.03mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • Adjustable HOP-up - Accessible with the slide removed
  • "BDS" Red dot sight pre-installed - Fast target acquisition
  • Beavertail grip safety - Ensures the pistol cannot be fired without a proper grip
  • Skeletonised hammer - Custom looks and a slight improvement in gas efficiency
  • Skeletonised trigger - Looks great, reduces overall weight
  • 1911 Style slide group disassembly - Outer barrel comes out through the front of the slide
  • Raised light-enhancing iron sights - Get a good view over a suppressor or tracer
  • .45ACP Marking on the chamber - Realistic markings for the real Para-Ordnance
  • Ambidextrous manual safety catch - Easy to use for left or right-handed shooters
  • Forward slide serrations for better handling - Easy to rack from the front or back
  • Textured pistol grip panels with RAVEN roundel logo
  • 20mm Picatinny frame rail - Ready for a tactical flashlight or aiming laser
  • 12mm CW female threaded outer barrel - Adapter required for a tracer
  • HI-capa mags with 1911 looks - A match made in heaven!

Package Includes

  • RAVEN R14 Hi-capa GBB Pistol w/BDS Red Dot Sight
  • 23rnd Green Gas Hi-capa GBB magazine
  • Low profile iron sights
  • Spare nozzle
  • CO2 recoil spring
  • RAVEN PVC patch

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. 310fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Spare Nozzle
  • PVC Patch
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter, Regular Player,
Patrol Base - Warning Icon
Warnings
Lubrication is required

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 0.587kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
22.5cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
22.5cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Silver, Gold,
Colour Wheel Greyscale
Secondary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy slide, frame, outer barrel and controls. Polymer grip panels. Steel grip screws and pins.
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, Hi-Capa, P14,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Pistol Magazine, Hi-Capa, Hi-capa 5.1 GBB,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock, Grip Safety,
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
Gear
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
On the outer barrel, accessible when the slide is removed.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Light Enhancing Iron Sights
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • 20mm Pistol Rail
  • Threaded Outer Barrel
  • Included Red Dot Sight
  • Textured Pistol Grip
  • Beavertail Safety
  • Skeletonised Hammer
  • Forward slide serrations
  • Ported trigger
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Pistol Mount
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Light Enhancing Open Iron Sights, Open Iron Sight, Red Dot Sight,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
5.1''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Female
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CW (Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
12mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.03mm
Inner Barrel Length
113mm

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, Red Gas,
Gas Can Icon
Gas Recommendation
Green Gas

Pistol Specific

Construction Icon
Slide Material
Alloy
Icon Pistol Slide
Pistol Slide Type
Standard

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
310 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER & ASG Ultrair Green Gas
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Test Date
15/04/2024

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