G&G Armament ARP556 3.0 Enhanced Combat Machine AEG

G&G Armament
Code: GG-EGC-556-V03-BNB
£329.99
  • The latest ARP556 platform
  • Side folding skeleton stock - CHFS system
  • G&G MIG inside - MOSFET Integrated Gearbox

CQB Experts and ARP9 fans, you're going to want to check this out! The ARP556 3.0 is here, bringing the same energetic performance as the ARP9 3.0 but with a 5.56 style receiver for compatibility with standard M4/AR-15 magazines. If you held out on the ARP9 3.0 because you don't want to buy more mags, get this one, it's just as epic!

Inside the ARP556 3.0, you will find a generous selection of pre-upgraded parts, including G&G's new MOSFET integrated gearbox, known as the "MIG". The MIG features G&G's new MOSFET system which is smaller and more efficient than ever before, and a QD spring guide to allow for easy power tuning without needing to take the gearbox apart. Other innovations include a new side folding stock system, known as the CHFS, and a new double-feed magazine. The other awesome G&G pre-upgraded internals remain, including the epic 25,000 RPM high speed motor which is ready to provide the thunderous rate of fire the ARP9 and ARP556 are known for.

If you're searching for the ideal CQB primary, this is practically it. With a bite-sized external form but king-size performance, the ARP556 3.0 is a piece to contend with up close and will be an asset to any aggressive outdoors skirmisher who values an intense rate of fire and lightweight yet rock-solid build!

Full description

Description

If you've been waiting for the phenomenal ARP9 3.0 in 5.56 flavour, here it is! The ARP556 3.0 Enhanced Combat Machine is the slightly bigger bother of the ARP9 3.0, boasting the same super slick Conductive Hinge Folding Stock (CHFS), exceptional G&G high torque motor, slim M-LOK handguard and MOSFET Integrated Gearbox (MIG) as the 9 but with M4/AR-15 magazine compatibility for those who refuse to change!

The 3.0 is every bit as potent a skirmish primary as the original ARP556 and ARP9, with the potential to dominate any CQB scenario with its super snappy trigger, compact and agile front end and 11.1V LiPo compatibility. When it's stretching its legs outdoors, the ARP556 3.0 can use burst mode to enhance hit probability and even a menacing drum magazine, the perfect pairing for its devasting rate of fire.

Starting at the front of the ARP556 3.0 we can find a super compact micro suppressor, giving us the recognisable snub-nosed look of the original ARP9 and ARP556. We would be lying if we told you this suppressor dampens the muzzle noise; if anything it seems to have become louder! Beneath the micro suppressor, we are treated to 14mm CCW male threading on the alloy outer barrel, meaning the ARP556 3.0 can play to its strengths and mount a tracer unit for some game-winning intimidation factor for close quarters skirmishing.

The micro suppressor sits slightly recessed into the aluminium 5-inch M-LOK handguard which provides a 20mm Picatinny rail up top which mates with the receiver rail seamlessly in a "monolithic" style, and M-LOK negative space attachment slots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions. This means you can either directly mount M-LOK accessories to your handguard or add M-LOK 20mm Picatinny rail adapters to use the more common 20mm Picatinny accessories. This handguard is a new design and features wider vent ports than the original for an alternative look, and a slimmer profile to match modern slim handguards. The upper rail comes with flip-up aperture iron sights pre-installed which can be used as a primary sighting system, left flipped down as backup sights or removed entirely if you prefer to spray and pray!

Moving rearwards, we reach the receiver which is constructed from textured high density polymer, mimicking real steel "billet" receivers with their modern, angular surfaces. On the left side of the magazine well, we have recessed G&G Combat Machine markings, subtly showing off the ARP556's pedigree. The forward assist button and mock brass deflector on the right side of the upper have also been reprofiled for a cutting-edge aesthetic, avoiding the "plain Jane" receiver design of a standard AR in favour of something more stylish.

The controls of the ARP556 3.0 will be familiar to most, making use of the same receiver design as the prolific M4/AR-15 platform. The fire selector is positioned just above the pistol grip on the left side, sitting directly beneath the shooter's thumb for fast access from a firing grip. The charging handle, which provides access to the Rotary HOP-up unit, is located at the top rear of the receiver, just like an M4/AR-15, and is ambidextrous to allow easy access for both left and right-handed shooters.

Pulling the charging handle rearwards will open the ultra-modern polymer dust cover and retract the mock bolt, locking it in place for easy HOP-up access. The HOP-up unit of the ARP556 3.0 is G&G's latest rotary design, building on the standard rotary unit with a slightly larger adjustment wheel with deeper grooves in its surface, allowing you to get more purchase and avoid struggling with mid-game adjustments. The HOP-up allows you to tune the ARP556 for your chosen ammo weight, looking for the flattest possible trajectory. Once your adjustment is applied, simply hit the bolt catch on the centre left of the receiver to send the mock bolt home with a satisfying "clank".

The magazine release is the usual M4/AR-15 style push button which is mirrored on each side of the receiver, allowing left-handed shooters easy access to this essential control. Both release buttons are textured for optimal grip and positioned easily within reach of the trigger finger when the ARP556 is held in a firing grip, one of the characteristics the M4/AR-15 is favoured for.

The new ARP556 3.0 grip is another change, and now has a more vertical angle to provide a more comfortable position for the wrist when paired with the short CHFS stock system, allowing for better ergonomics in the ARP556's natural habitat; cramped CQB skirmish sites. The grip has linear serrations on the front and rear, and grip texture on either side along with a G&G logo, meaning you have all you need to keep the ARP556 3.0 firmly within your grasp as you sprint around clearing rooms like a man possessed!

Next up we come to the stock, which is one of the most innovative aspects of the ARP556 3.0. The stock is known as the CHFS system, which denotes Conductive Hinge Folding Stock. As you might assume, this means the stock has no external wires to get caught, and the wiring runs hidden inside the hinge itself meaning no matter how rough you are when folding and unfolding the stock you will never chop your wires by mistake. This means you can effectively have your cake and eat it too; enjoying the benefits of an ultra-slim snag-free stock while avoiding having to use a battery box or external battery which would complicate the setup and take up rail space.

On the inside, the new ARP556 3.0 keeps all the good things from the original and its little brother, the ARP9 3.0, including its 8mm ball bearing bushings and 25,000 RPM high speed motor and throws them into the new MIG, aka MOSFET integrated gearbox. The new G&G MOSFET retains the enviable functionality of the original, including the option to program the fire selector for 3 round bursts and its electronic trigger contacts which give a near-instantaneous trigger response in semi-auto. The MOSFET also protects the trigger contacts from power surges and allows the pre-tuned internals to function reliably with an 11.1V LiPo battery, resulting in a positively terrifying rate of fire more akin to a minigun than an SMG!

If you've been eyeing up the ARP9 3.0 but you don't want to buy new mags, the ARP556 3.0 is made with you in mind. With the same super slick compact form as the 9 but with common and always available M4/AR-15 magazines, the ARP556 3.0 will continue the G&G ARP tradition of dominating CQB sites for years to come!

Features

  • Aluminium M-LOK handguard - Slim & ergonomic
  • Micro suppressor pre-installed - Looks slick
  • High density polymer receiver - Unique G&G Billet style design
  • 14mm CCW male threaded outer barrel - Ready for a tracer!
  • Ergonomic pistol grip with a refined grip angle - New G&G design, similar to MOE-K
  • Gripping surfaces on the front of the magwell - Great for close quarters
  • Rotary HOP-up unit - Fine adjustments possible, holds its setting well
  • G&G MIG Gearbox with MOSFET & ETU - Super snappy trigger, burst mode available
  • Flip up aperture iron sights pre-installed - Rail mounted, fully adjustable
  • 20mm Picatinny receiver rail - Ready for red dot/optical sights
  • Modern "billet" style receiver design - Cutting edge looks
  • Side folding CHFS stock system - No wires to get trapped!
  • QD sling swivel included - Can be used with any of the 3 QD sockets
  • 11.1V LiPo ready - BRRRRRRRRRRRT
  • Ambidextrous extended magazine release - Drop-free reloads are now possible!
  • Ambidextrous charging handle - Easy HOP-up access for left or right-handed users
  • 3x QD sling sockets on the stock - One at the base, one on each side
  • New magazine design - Extended follower so no BBs drop out
  • Rear wired: Mini-Tamiya battery connector - Recommended battery: 11.1V 900mAh Stick Battery
  • Compatible with M4/AR-15 AEG magazines - G&G Magazines recommended: Mid-capDrum mag

Package Includes

  • G&G Armament ARP556 3.0 Enhanced Combat Machine AEG
  • 130rnd Mid-cap magazine with extended follower
  • QD Sling swivel
  • User manual

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
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. 330fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Cleaning Rod
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Regular Player
Patrol Base - Warning Icon
Warnings
Li-Po - Never Leave Charging Unattended
Li-Po - Only Use Approved Chargers
Li-Po - Charge in a Fire Safe Area

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 1.879kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
38.5cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
61cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Aluminium suppressor, stock bar and trigger guard. CNC Aluminium handguard. High density polymer receiver, pistol grip, butt plate & dust cover. Steel QD sockets, rear body pin & trim parts.
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
AR, Assault Rifle,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle, M4 / AR Platform,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Programmable
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
Rotary
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
  • Folding Stock
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Charging Handle
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • Threaded Outer Barrel
  • QD Sling Point
  • Enlarged Trigger Guard
  • Flat trigger
  • M-LOK Handguard
  • Micro Suppressor
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Railed Receiver, M-LOK Rail system,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Folding
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
2 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , QD ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
4.5''
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
128mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Medium Capacity , AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 130 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

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 Torque
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Mini Tamiya
Mini Tamiya
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Small Stick [Maximum 900mAh]
Compatible Battery Voltage
11.1v

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
330 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
02/02/2024

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