RAVEN R14 Hi-Capa GBB Pistol Railed Frame

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£94.99
  • Full metal construction
  • 1911/Hi-capa hybrid
  • 20mm Picatinny frame rail

If you are a fan of Hi-capa performance, but you prefer the sleek, classic looks of its granddaddy, the 1911, the R14 from RAVEN was made for you! This pistol is a hybrid of the 1911 and Hi-capa pistol designs, being based on the Para Ordnance P14, the original double-stacked 1911 and the predecessor to the modern Hi-capa platform. This pistol has the looks of the 1911, and the performance of a Hi-capa. Sounds like a match made in heaven 😍!

Full description

Description

If you are an Airsofter of class, and refined taste, and you want Hi-capa performance but not its indiscrete 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.

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 RAVEN 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 a combination of a fixed combat "Novak" style rear sight and an anti glare front sight. This sight setup is easy to acquire and effective, and its serrated front post helps the sight remain visible, even in bright sunlight. 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.

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 you will be wanting to make use of a tactical flashlight or laser. The rail is reprofiled at the front with a slight bevel to aid in re-holstering the R14. 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 unless you intend to shoot the trigger will not function, and prevents 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 the immersive experience. The hammer has texture on its upper surface, just in case you want to cock it manually to feel cool. 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 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, both of which pair well with the diamond checkered 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.

The RAVEN R14 allows fans of the classic 1911 look to have their cake and eat it too, all while avoiding garish Hi-capa aesthetics. Don't get us wrong, we love a Hi-capa and its looks, but it is no substitute if you want something a bit more discrete and uncommon as your sidearm. Float like a 1911, sting like a Hi-capa, the R14 is a modern pistol with a retro form factor!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • Ambidextrous safety catch
  • Beavertail grip safety
  • Skeletonised hammer
  • Skeletonised trigger
  • 1911 Style slide group disassembly
  • Anti-glare open iron sights
  • .45ACP Marking on the chamber
  • "R14" Engraved on the right side of the slide
  • Forward slide serrations for better handling
  • Textured pistol grip panels with RAVEN roundel logo
  • 20mm Picatinny frame rail - Ready for a tactical flashlight
  • 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 Railed Frame
  • RAVEN Hi-capa GBB magazine
  • 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. 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
  • Instruction Manual
  • Spare Nozzle
  • CO2 Recoil Spring
  • PVC Patch
  • O-ring set
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter
Patrol Base - Warning Icon
Warnings
Lubrication is required

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 0.547kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
22.4cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
22.4cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black, Blue, Silver, Pink ,
Colour Wheel Greyscale
Secondary Colour
Black, Pink,
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy slide, outer barrel, frame and controls. Polymer pistol grip panels.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Green Gas
Blowback Icon
Blowback
Gas Blowback
Weapon Platform
Pistol, 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 outer barrel, accessible when the slide is removed

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • 20mm Pistol Rail
  • Textured Pistol Grip
  • Skeletonised Trigger
  • Skeletonised Hammer
  • Forward slide serrations
  • Anti-glare open iron sights
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Pistol Mount ,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
None
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Open Iron Sight, Anti-glare open iron sights,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
None

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
6.08mm
Inner Barrel Length
112mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Low Capacity , Gas,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 28 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,
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
300 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
06/07/2022

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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