Novritsch SSP18 GBB Pistol

Novritsch
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£199.99
  • Full metal construction
  • Semi/Full automatic capability
  • 6.01mm Tightbore inner barrel

Whether you are a fan of Novritsch or you just appreciate a fantastically performing Airsoft pistol, the SSP18 is one to watch! This full metal GBB pistol is designed by Novritsch's team in Vienna, Austria, and boasts some of the most essential enhancements an EU18 platform needs to perform at its best.

Inside, you will find a 6.01mm tightbore inner barrel which is stabilised with O-rings and sits inside a fixed FXB outer barrel. This means the realistic tilting barrel action of the EU18 is gone, but in its place comes accuracy and range a normal EU18 can only dream of. The pre-installed HOP-up bucking is the exceptional Maple Leaf Autobot 50° bucking, providing an incredibly strong HOP-up effect suitable for 0.32g BBs and higher. To make things all the sweeter, the SSP18 definitely stands out next to a comparatively boring EU18, boasting a redesigned "Timberwolf" style frame, serrated and ported slide and a light enhancing front iron sight.

With unique and eye-catching looks, phenomenal range and accuracy and fully automatic capability, the SSP18 can do it all and will be equally effective both up close and at long range!

Full description

Description

If you want a sidearm which is designed for pure performance, the Novritsch SSP18 is calling your name! This is the GBB variant, based on the EU-series design but with some notable enhancements to provide the incredible performance Novritsch Airsoft guns are known for.

Not content with redesigning the exterior of the EU18 platform to fit the unique Novritsch aesthetic, a 6.01mm tightbore inner barrel has been fitted along with a fixed FXB outer barrel. This means that the barrel no longer tilts to simulate the action of the real pistol; instead, it stays fixed to maximise accuracy and get the most out of the pre-installed tightbore.

During our tests, we were able to get some phenomenal results from the SSP18, with rifle-like range and exceptional accuracy, especially when you consider that this is a gas blowback platform. Whether you are a sniper looking for a compact sidearm which doesn't compromise on firepower or you want to run pistol only and still go toe to toe with the big boys, the SSP18 is one of the best options for the role!

Starting at the front, we can find a steel thread protector which conceals 14mm CCW male barrel threads beneath. This means tracer units and suppressors are a go, and you can even mount some of the longer and heavier options thanks to the fixed FXB outer barrel system. The fixed outer barrel means your choice of tracer or suppressor won't affect gas efficiency anywhere near as much as with a standard EU-series pistol and you can use the SSP18 exactly as Novritsch intended.

The iron sights are located on the top of the slide, offering a light-enhancing front sight with a green insert paired with an anti-glare rear sight. These sights are a great choice by Novritsch, allowing for fast acquisition of the sights and improved low-light utility. The slide is reprofiled at the front to allow for easy reholstering and is also adorned with deep serrations at the front and rear, offering plenty of grip and a swept-back design with lends itself well to the speedy overall look of the SSP18.

On the top of the outer barrel/chamber, we can find recessed markings reading "FXB", denoting the fixed nature of the outer barrel in the spot usually reserved for calibre markings. The outer barrel also features a spiral-fluted design which is visible when the slide is locked back and through the slide ports on either side and the top of the pistol. The spiral fluting is another Novritsch stylistic choice, consistent with his SSG-10 platform and many others, and the slide ports help reduce the weight of the slide for improved gas efficiency and a faster cyclic rate.

The fire selector switch can be found on the rear left of the side, and offers two positions; semi-automatic and fully automatic. Its hexagonal shape is another Novritsch aesthetic change, ensuring your pre-upgraded and fine-tuned EU18 stands out next to the standard pistol. Each fire mode is denoted with an engraved marking on the slide, with a single projectile for semi and a projectile with lines behind it for full auto. Unlike many full auto GBB pistols, the SSP18 is actually quite effective when fired in bursts, though semi-automatic is the mode to choose for the best accuracy.

The frame of the SSP18 has been completely redesigned, featuring an extended beavertail at the rear of the grip, trigger guard undercuts and Novritsch's unique oblong texturing to provide optimal grip. The extended beavertail prevents a high grip from causing "slide bite", and the trigger guard undercuts allow a higher-than-usual grip which assists with recoil control and makes pointing the pistol far more intuitive.

The front of the frame also features a 20mm Picatinny rail, ready for any tactical flashlight or laser aiming module you choose to mount. The magazine release is a low profile design, meaning you are far less likely to accidentally bump the magazine release when drawing the pistol and drop your magazine at a critical moment. Many of these enhancements mimic the "Timberwolf" style of EU series frame, well known in the real steel world for its vastly improved ergonomics when compared to a standard EU series frame.

From a performance standpoint, the SSP18 is set to impress, boasting more than its fair share of pre-upgraded internals with a focus on accuracy and range, as we would expect from Novritsch. The inner barrel is a 6.01mm tightbore constructed from aluminium and stabilised inside the outer barrel using o-rings to maximise the improved accuracy potential gained from the fixed FXB outer barrel. The pre-installed HOP-up bucking is a Maple Leaf Autobot 50° bucking which provides an incredibly strong HOP-up effect, thus the recommendation from Novritsch and ourselves to use 0.32g BBs to get the most from the platform.

The sear engagement surfaces have also been enlarged to provide a longer lifespan when used in fully automatic, and great care has been taken when designing the trigger to provide a realistic audible and tactile reset so you can minimise unnecessary trigger finger movements and get the fastest possible double taps. The trigger itself has also been redesigned, boasting a flat profile for increased speed and style points with a central blade which functions as a safety, as it does in the standard EU series pistols.

Whether you need a sidearm that is lightening fast for CQB or one that can reach out and touch the enemy at incredible range, the SSP18 will do it all! The slick, high speed slide setup, fixed outer barrel and exceptional pre-upgraded internals make this THE sidearm to have if your Airsofting experience is all about performance!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • 6.01mm Tightbore inner barrel - O-ring Stabilised for supreme accuracy
  • Maple Leaf Autobot 50° HOP-up bucking - Strong HOP-up effect (0.32g BBs recommended)
  • 14mm CCW male threaded outer barrel - Tracer units and suppressors are a go!
  • Steel thread protector - Keeps your barrel threads fresh when not in use
  • Forward slide serrations - Easy to rack from wherever you prefer
  • 20mm Picatinny frame rail - Ready for laser aiming modules or tactical flashlights
  • Ported slide - Reduced weight, improved gas efficiency, speedy looks
  • Light-enhancing front iron sight with anti-glare rear sight - Easy to acquire in low light
  • Trigger guard undercuts - Encourages a high grip for improved recoil control
  • Extended slide release - Easy to reach, even for those with smaller hands
  • Low profile magazine release - Minimal chance of accidentally dropping your mag
  • Fire selector on the rear left of the slide - Semi/full automatic
  • Flat trigger with trigger safety - EU-series style safety, flat trigger for style and speed
  • Extended beavertail - Timberwolf style frame, minimises the chances of "slide bite"
  • Fixed outer barrel - No tilting barrel = Improved accuracy
  • Gear adjustable HOP-up unit - On the outer barrel, accessible with the slide removed
  • Ergonomic pistol grip - Novritsch's unique oblong gripping texture on the sides, front and rear
  • Compatible with EU-series GBB magazines - WE, Raven & VORSK
  • Novritsch spare magazine available <here>

Package Includes

  • Novritsch SSP18 Gas Blowback Pistol
  • 24rnd Green Gas Magazine
  • User manual
  • Valve tool
  • Polymer carry case

Special Instructions

Novritsch states that the SSP18 is compatible with a wide range of high power gas but we recommend only going for red or black gas when the ambient temperature is below 10° Celsius to prolong the life of the pistol. The SSP18 is also compatible with CO2 magazines but they are only recommended in temperatures below 15° Celsius as stated on the Novritsch website.

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. 300fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Carry Case
  • Valve tool
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. 0.43kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
21cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
21cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black, Grey,
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy outer barrel. Aluminium slide. High density polymer frame and controls. Steel thread protector
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
EU-Series, Pistol,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Pistol Magazine, EU-Series,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Two Stage Trigger
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.32g

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 and the pistol is in field stripped position.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • 20mm Pistol Rail
  • Threaded Outer Barrel
  • Vented Slide
  • Flat trigger
  • Forward slide serrations
  • Light enhancing front iron sight
  • Trigger guard undercut
  • Enlarged slide release catch
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Pistol Mount
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Open Iron Sight, Light enhancing front iron sight with anti-glare rear sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
None

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
4.3''
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
6.01mm
Inner Barrel Length
97mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Low Capacity , Gas,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 24 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, Black Gas,
Gas Can Icon
Gas Recommendation
Green Gas

Pistol Specific

Construction Icon
Slide Material
Aluminium
Icon Pistol Slide
Pistol Slide Type
Standard - Weight reduced

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
300 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER & VORSK V6 Green Gas
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Test Date
03/08/2023

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