Golden Eagle Hi-Capa 4.3 GBB Pistol; Black/Chrome

Golden Eagle
Code: 3301
£74.99
  • Full metal construction
  • 6.02mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • TM Compatible internals - Plenty of upgrade options

If you are looking for a cheap yet decent holster filler, Golden Eagle has something you'll like! The G.E Hi-capa 4.3 is a full metal clone of the Tokyo Marui, meaning 100% compatibility with aftermarket upgrades and the intense recoil and realistic feel of full metal straight out of the box.

Though it is based on the Tokyo Marui 4.3, the Golden Eagle Hi-capa has a 6.02mm tightbore inner barrel, adding to its accuracy potential, improving gas efficiency and raising FPS slightly. Golden Eagle also saw fit to add an 11mm CW female threaded outer barrel, meaning you don't need a new outer barrel to fit a tracer or suppressor, just an 11mm CW to 14mm CCW adapter. Unlike many other cheap GBB pistols, the Golden Eagle Hi-capa feels buttery smooth when cycling and is remarkably consistent, pointing to well-made internals and tight tolerances.

Whether its fate is to be your trusty sidearm, ready for close encounters, or it is destined to be built up into a Speedsoft monster, bristling with upgrades, the Golden Eagle Hi-capa will serve you well!

Full description

Description

Golden Eagle's Hi-capa range presents unprecedented value, offering a Tokyo Marui clone Hi-capa with full metal construction and fantastic build quality straight out of the box. This is the more compact 4.3 variant, with a slightly shorter outer barrel and slide than the standard 5.1 version making for an easier and faster draw from a holster with the same fantastic Hi-capa performance.

Starting at the front, we can find 11mm CW female threads at the tip of the outer barrel, meaning a tracer unit or suppressor can be mounted using the CowCow thread adapter or an alternative 11mm CW female to 14mm CCW male thread adapter. The barrel itself is finished in an eye-catching mirror chrome, adding a nice bit of visual interest to the otherwise plain Hi-capa 4.3 design and matching well with the chrome controls.

The slide itself is a close copy of the Tokyo Marui Hi-capa 4.3 slide, complete with front and rear serrations for optimal grip when cocking the pistol and the modern, angular design that gives the Hi-capa its iconic look. The slide cycles smoothly on the frame rails, with very little friction and a buttery smooth feel; a nice surprise for such an affordable sidearm!

On the top of the slide, we can find the iron sights which are an open design patterned after real steel "Novak" sights. The sights are fixed, non-adjustable combat sights designed for strength and were the chosen sights for the USMC MARSOC 1911 pistol thanks to their strength and reliability.

Both the hammer and trigger are skeletonised, reducing weight and providing customised race-gun aesthetics which fit the Hi-capa perfectly. The trigger is patterned after the Airsoft Masterpiece "Puzzle trigger" but both parts are machined as a single piece, meaning you don't have quite the same functionality as an aftermarket trigger that costs almost as much as this gun, but you do get the high-end look.

Next up, we reach the frame of the pistol, which is constructed in standard Hi-Capa fashion; with a metal upper frame containing the internal parts and a lower pistol grip/trigger guard module made from polymer. At the front of the frame, we are treated to a 20mm Picatinny rail which allows tactical flashlights, laser aiming modules or alternative 20mm accessories to be fitted, should the mission require it.

Moving rearwards, we come to the slide release catch/disassembly lever, which is located on the left side of the pistol. This control features a serrated extension surface to allow easy access to release the slide with no chance of slipping off the control, with a weight-reducing relief cut in its underside to minimise unnecessary weight in the build. To the rear of the slide release catch, we can find the manual safety, which is present on either side of the pistol and sits comfortably within reach of the shooter's thumb when holding the pistol in a firing grip. Both the manual safety and the slide release catch are finished in mirror chrome, adding to the stylish accents and giving the Hi-capa 4.3 a custom look.

The manual safety allows the Hi-Capa 4.3 to be carried "cocked and locked" safely, with only a very slight movement required to remove the safety before taking the shot. Also included is the hallmark 1911/Hi-Capa beavertail grip safety, which protrudes slightly from the rear of the grip, also finished in chrome to complete the look. This safety ensures the pistol can only be fired when it is properly gripped, preventing accidental discharges.

The trigger, as with many other Hi-Capa and 1911 variants, has a very small amount of uptake before you get to the wall, and resets with a satisfying audible and tactile click with practically no overtravel. The trigger is what makes real 1911 and Hi-capa pistols so popular with competition shooters, and fortunately for Airsofters, this perk has translated over well to the Airsoft equivalents. If you are shooting for speed, whether in a skirmish or for target shooting, you can't do much better than a Hi-capa trigger!

The magazine release can be found on the left side of the pistol, ideally positioned for right-handed shooters but also accessible for lefties with a bit of practice. This mag release is a low-profile design, ideally suited to a combat pistol where an accidental mag drop in the thick of it can mean life or death. Obviously, life or death doesn't enter the equation with an Airsoft gun, but gas magazines cost money and they don't really like to be dropped if it can be avoided!

The grip section itself is an almost perfect copy of that of the TM Hi-capa 4.3, featuring "OPS-M.R.P" markings on either side and crackle texture to provide superb wet weather functionality and comfort. The front of the grip features pyramidal texture, matching perfectly with that at the rear on the hammer spring housing, further enhancing grip whether you wear gloves or not. As with most Hi-capa pistols, the grip is modular and can be swapped for aftermarket alternatives with the appropriate knowledge and tools.

On the inside, the Golden Eagle Hi-capa 4.3 has a nice surprise in store for us. The inner barrel is a tightbore 6.02mm example, improving gas efficiency, FPS and accuracy when compared with the standard 6.08 barrel bore. We love it when an affordable Airsoft gun gives us more upgrades than we deserve!

The HOP-up is adjustable and a perfect copy of the Tokyo Marui system, meaning aftermarket HOP-up bucking and nub upgrades are a go as long as you use the GBB/VSR type. The HOP-up can be adjusted by removing the slide which can be done by removing the magazine, cocking the slide, aligning the slide lock lever with the smaller of the two cutouts on the left side of the slide, and pushing it through from the right. After this, you can push the slide forward and off the frame, revealing the HOP-up adjustment gear located on the bottom of the outer barrel.

Whether you are looking for a solid Hi-capa base gun for your next build or you want a full metal sidearm which won't break the bank, the Golden Eagle Hi-capa 4.3 is a sure bet. With full TM compatibility, the modern-classic Hi-capa look and an eye-catching mirror chrome finish on its trim parts, you will be well catered for with Golden Eagle's Hi-capa whether you are all about the looks or focus on performance!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • 6.02mm Tightbore inner barrel - Superb accuracy potential
  • Black finish with mirror chrome controls - Subtle yet stylish
  • TM Compatible internals - Compatible with common upgrade parts, great base for a build
  • 11mm CW Female threaded outer barrel - Tracer/suppressor ready with CowCow thread adapter
  • Gear adjustable HOP-up unit - On the outer barrel, accessible when the slide is removed
  • Open iron sights - Fixed combat style "Novak" style irons
  • 20mm Picatinny frame rail - Ready for a tactical flashlight or laser unit
  • Front and rear slide serrations - Easy to rack from the front or the back
  • Ambidextrous manual safety - Great for left and right-handed shooters
  • Beavertail grip safety - Encourages a proper grip and locks the trigger when the pistol is not held firmly
  • Flared magazine well built into the grip - Makes reloads easier by guiding the magazine in
  • Low profile magazine catch - No danger of accidentally dropping your mag mid-firefight
  • Compatible with Hi-capa holsters - NUPROL Hi-capa Retention Holster

Package Includes

  • Golden Eagle Hi-Capa 4.3 GBB Pistol; Black/Chrome
  • 25rnd Green Gas magazine
  • User manual
  • Cleaning rod

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. 290fps ± 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
  • Cleaning Rod
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. 0.579kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
20cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
20cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Colour Wheel Greyscale
Secondary Colour
Chrome
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy slide, frame, controls and outer barrel. Polymer pistol grip. Steel grip screws and 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
Green Gas
Blowback Icon
Blowback
Gas Blowback
Weapon Platform
Pistol, Hi-Capa, Hi-capa 4.3 GBB,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Pistol Magazine, Hi-Capa,
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 with the slide removed.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Ironsights
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • 20mm Pistol Rail
  • Threaded Outer Barrel
  • Flared Magwell
  • Textured Pistol Grip
  • Beavertail Safety
  • Skeletonised Trigger
  • Skeletonised Hammer
  • Forward slide serrations
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Pistol Mount
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Open Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
None

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
4.3''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Female
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CW (Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
11mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.02mm
Inner Barrel Length
95mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Low Capacity , Gas,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 25 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
290 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER & VORSK V6 Green Gas
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Test Date
16/10/2023

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