Jing Gong JG1401 M14 Battle Rifle AEG

Jing Gong
Code: 1401
£139.99
  • Full metal construction
  • Highly accurate platform
  • Great for Vietnam re-enactment, or a DMR

If you have been on the lookout for an affordable starting point for a DMR build project, or you are working on your Vietnam war or Blackhawk Down loadout, the JG1401 will be of interest! This M14 AEG sports full metal construction, and is patterned after the superb Tokyo Marui M14 AEG with its excellent "V-HOP", extremely long barrel and marksman rifle style good looks.

Full description

Description

Introducing the JG1401 M14 Battle Rifle AEG, an Airsoft assault rifle styled after the famous M14 rifle, the predecessor to the M16 and DMR rifle issued to the US Army during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The M14 is a big boy rifle, measuring 113m with a massive 50cm inner barrel, meaning the potential for accuracy in this platform is unparalleled. As it comes from the factory, the JG1401 has a superb trigger feel and a great response, with an impressive rate of fire in full auto to back it up.

Starting at the tip of the loooong 24-inch alloy outer barrel we can find an M14 style muzzle device, which combines the front sight, bayonet lug and flash hider into a single piece. This device is a big part of what gives the M14 its classic cold war rifle looks but can be removed if you so choose. By turning the knurled nut between the sight and bayonet mount you can remove the muzzle device, revealing 14mm CW male threads beneath. This allows you to attach any 14mm clockwise (CW) threaded accessory, or a thread adapter to convert this thread to 14mm CCW if you want to add a more common CCW suppressor or tracer unit to the M14.

Moving rearwards, we come to the dummy gas block and gas tube of the JG1401, which is also constructed from alloy and matches that of the real M14 perfectly. In an Airsoft AEG this part serves no function other than to give the rifle its realistic silhouette, but the dummy gas adjuster can be threaded in and out for extra cool points.

As we reach the stock/body of the rifle, we come to the alloy barrel band, which secures the upper handguard to the stock of the M14. The screw on the right side of this handguard cap can be unscrewed, and the cap pulled forwards to remove the upper handguard in case you want to replace it with a 20mm RIS rail system, or real wood handguard. The upper handguard/heat shield sports realistic grooves, intended to help dissipate heat build-up from rapid firing in the real M14.

The stock of the JG1401 is constructed from high density ABS polymer, and is a single piece for added strength and realism. At the bottom of the stock we can find our first sling point, which is constructed from steel and is compatible with an M1 Garand or M14 replica sling, as well as standard Airsoft slings. On the right side of the stock, we can see a cut-out for the realistic charging handle/operating rod assembly, which connects to the dummy bolt carrier and can be pulled to the rear and locked. This is a nice touch of realism that was left out of the original TM design, nice one Jing Gong! The release catch for the bolt can be found on the left side of the receiver and is in the form of a wide paddle with linear texture on its upper section for additional grip. This part is a replica of the MK14 bolt release catch, a touch of modernity for this classic rifle, bringing it into like with DMR rifles issued to the US Army in the mid-2000s.

The receiver of the JG1401 M14 is constructed entirely from alloy, and features a threaded hole on the left side, and a dovetail recess on the top, allowing an M14 scope mount rail to be added if you are going long range with the M14. That said, you can still go long range without a scope, thanks to the excellent fully adjustable iron sights inherent to the M14 platform. At the time of the M14's development, the US Army had extremely high standards for marksmanship, and the M14 was equipped with iron sights which are of exceptional precision, and adjustable out to extreme ranges. The rear iron sight of the M14 comes in the form of a fine aperture which can be raised and lowered using the dial on the left side of the sight, and adjusted left and right using the dial on the right side. At either side of the aperture, the sight is protected by alloy protective wings, which should prevent damage to the rear sight in the event the rifle is dropped. This superb rear sight aligns perfectly with the fine front post, which is also surrounded by protective wings. This sight setup is one of the best iron sight setups out there, and provides an extremely long sight radius (essential for accuracy) and an ultra-low height over bore, meaning you don't have to compensate as much for bore-offset (the distance between your sights and the centre of your barrel) for accurate shooting up close.

Within the wide ejection port of the JG1401 M14, we are in for a treat. The dummy bolt features realistic rotational movement when the charging handle is pulled and makes a lovely "click-clack" sound that really makes this M14 feel like it means business. The dummy bolt features mock locking lugs which rotate to overcome the locking wedges in the receiver, just like the real thing. As far as the realism of this dummy action goes, the M14 platform is the leader in AEG designs. As previously mentioned, the JG1401 M14 also features a functional dummy bolt lock, further enhancing the realism of this already excellent design.

The controls of the M14 are a bit different to what most of us are used to. The safety catch can be found within the trigger guard and can be pushed forwards through the trigger guard to release the trigger lock, and rearward to lock the trigger in a similar manner to the M1 Garand rifle. The magazine release is just ahead of the trigger guard and is accessible from either side and can be used for speed reloads using the AK style "mag flip" reload, though we do not recommend this as it will scratch your mags and mag release! The fire selector is located on the right side of the M14, and is a rotary switch which can be turned 180 degrees to switch from semi-automatic to fully automatic. When the selector is positioned with the small protrusion at the top, the rifle is set to semi-automatic, and with this protrusion at the bottom, the rifle is on full auto and ready for some suppressive fire! The trigger can be found right where we would expect it, inside the trigger guard, and is a curved design to encourage perfect positioning of the trigger finger for rapid and accurate shooting.

The grip and stock arrangement of the M14 is a traditional rifle stock configuration, with a semi-pistol grip to provide a compromise between a real pistol grip and a traditional straight rifle stock. This arrangement is great for shooting when prone, or from a supported position, making this very fitting for a long-range DMR style battle rifle such as the JG1401. At the rear of the stock, we are treated to a lift-up stabilising butt plate brace which is intended to help control the wild recoil of the real M14 when fired in fully automatic. This isn't an issue for the Airsoft version, but this brace does assist in shouldering the M14 comfortably and can prevent the stock from sliding down on your shoulder and ruining a perfect shot. The stock also features a second sling point, meaning if you want to throw the JG1401 on your back for some sidearm fun, you don't have any other parts to buy and install (except your sling)!

Within the stock, we can find the battery compartment, which is large enough to hold most medium sized Airsoft batteries, measuring 11cm x 3cm x 2cm. We recommend a 7.4V 1300 mAh LiPo battery in nunchuck configuration for the best fit in the JG1401. The battery compartment can be accessed by lifting the stabilising butt plate extension up, and then opening the battery cover door. Inside you will find a mini-Tamiya battery connector to which you connect your battery.

So, if you are in the market for a DMR rifle base gun, or you just have more refined tastes than the hordes of modern tactical rifle users, the JG1401 M14 would be perfect for you. The long barrel, superb rotary "V-HOP" system, long sight radius and superb adjustable sights make this the perfect rifle for anyone with a "one shot, one kill" mindset, even if they aren't planning on adding upgrades!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • Version.7 gearbox
  • Realistic dummy bolt operation with bolt lock
  • Ambidextrous magazine release
  • Ready for an M14 scope mount rail
  • Lift up butt plate brace
  • Sling points at the front and rear
  • Superb adjustable iron sights - Amongst the best iron sight designs in the world
  • Long sight radius and very long barrel - Excellent accuracy potential
  • TM copy "V-HOP" HOP-up system - Improved left to right stability
  • Classic DMR rifle look - Blackhawk Down, 28 Weeks Later style
  • 14mm Clockwise (CW) male threaded outer barrel - Ready for CW accessories or CCW adapter

Package Includes

  • Jing Gong JG1401 M14 Battle Rifle AEG
  • 400rnd High Capacity Magazine
  • 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. 350fps ± 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,

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 3.2kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
113cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
113cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy receiver, outer barrel, charging handle, sights, gas tube, gas block, butt plate and rear sling mount. Steel trigger guard, front sling mount. Polymer stock and handguard.
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, M14 Platform, Assault Rifle,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle, M14 7.62mm,
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
Rotary
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Inside the magazine well, at the front.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Ghost Ring Ironsight
  • sling points front and rear
  • Flip up stabilising butt plate
  • Semi-pistol grip stock
Rail System Icon
Rail System
None
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Fixed
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
1 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , Handguard ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
24''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CW (Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.03mm
Inner Barrel Length
500mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Wheel Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 400 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V7 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
No
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
Li-Po
Suggested Battery Configuration
Block
Suggested Battery Voltage
7.4v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
350 FPS +/- 10%
Notepad Icon
Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
Notepad Icon
Test Date
01/04/2022

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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