Type:BB Rifles Manufacturer:ASG Model: TAC-4.5 Materials: Polymer and Metal Weight: 1588 g (3.5 lb) Barrel: 12 inches, metal non-rifled Power Source: 1 x 12g CO2 Action: Semi-Automatic, Double Action Ammo Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs Ammo Capacity: 21 Round Metal Stick Magazine FPS: 417
Trigger Pull: The double action only type trigger pull on the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 Air Rifle is not too heavy, but it is rather long, so really quick rapped fire shooting will require some finger work. The trigger reset is right at the begging of the pull so you need to make sure you allow the trigger a full range of motion or you may miss the odd shot.
Build Quality: The rifle is mostly plastic but feels pretty good in the hand with decent fit and finish. There are some metal internal part along with the outer barrel, but for the most part the ASG-TAC 4.5 is all plastic, including the trigger and front and rear sights.
Realism: The ASG TAC-4.5 is not a replica of any modern rifle that I know of, but it does look a bit like a Beretta CX4 Storm, especially the back half of it. The flash hider and top and bottom rails add to the realism.
Very customizable with rails top and bottom
Comes with a rather nice bi-pod
Front and back Iron sights are very usable
Safety switch is in a great location for right handed shooters
Integrated laser add on is a nice touch
Rubber butt pad is nice and thick
Removable barrel to reduce size for easier transportation
Also come in airsoft version
DOA Trigger pull is a bit long which will slow down rapid fire shooting a bit
Mostly polymer build
Why not a longer inner barrel for possible more FPS?
Comments: It's nice when a new action shooting air rifle comes out on the market since there are not a ton of them. The ASG TAC-4.5 is a nice addition if you're looking for a BB shooter for plinking around the yard. You can also get an airsoft version called the ASG TAC-6 if you want to shoot some rounds that are a little bit less destructive and more game friendly. The ASG TAC-4.5 offers a lot of customizability with its top and bottom rails for accessories, which allow for the placement of the included removable iron sights and bi-pod. I would recommend adding a red dot sight and perhaps even a tac light to really dec out this modern looking air rifle.
I don't generally make unboxing videos, usually I'll make a preview video if I want to get the word out that I have a new product for review but I thought I would change things up a bit with the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 Air Rifle Unboxing Video. There are actually two version of this rifle, the TAC-4.5 and the TAC-6. The ASG TAC-6 CO2 Air Rifle is the Airsoft equivalent, pretty much identical to the TAC-4.5 with the acceptation of shooting 6mm Plastic Airsoft BB's.
Getting back to the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 Air Rifle, it uses a standard 12 gram CO2 cartridges to shoot 4.5mm Steel BB's at around 417 fps. The BB's are stored in its 21 round metal stick magazine similar to what you would find in many standard BB pistols. I'm pretty sure this rifle is actually internally a pistol of sorts and even the barrel internally is short like a pistol. The external longer barrel that you see is mainly for show to give the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 Air Rifle its rifle appearance. The TAC outer shell is made of synthetic plastic keeping the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 Air Rifle fairly light at around 3.5 pounds.
Type: BB Rifle. Manufacturer: ASG. Model: TAC 4.5. Materials: Plastic with some internal metal parts. Weight: 3.5 pounds (1588 grams). Barrel: 12 inches, metal non-rifled. Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 x 1. Action: Semi auto, double action only. Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's. Ammunition Capacity: 21 round metal stick magazine. FPS: 417.
It's nice when a new action shooting air rifle comes out on the market since there are not a ton of them. The ASG TAC 4.5 CO2 Air Rifle is a nice addition if you're looking for a BB shooter for plinking around the yard. You can also get an Airsoft firing version too called the ASG TAC 6 CO2 Airsoft Rifle if you want to shoot some rounds that are a little bit less destructive and more game friendly. The ASG TAC 4.5 CO2 Air Rifle offers a lot of customizability with its top and bottom rails for accessories which allow for the placement of the included removable iron sights and Bipod. I would recommend adding a red dot sight and perhaps even a tac light to really dec out this modern looking air rifle.
I got the chance to Field Test another 4.5mm Steel BB Air Rifle. Most of the time I'm testing out pistols so the opportunity to shoot some rounds through a rifle is a nice change. Todays Air Rifle test subject was the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 BB Air Rifle and by the way it also comes in a 6mm Airsoft version called the ASG TAC-6 CO2 Airsoft Rifle. Maybe down the road I will see how the 6mm Airsoft version compares to the 4.5mm Steel BB version...
Right out of the get go the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 BB Air Rifle surprised me with some rather high velocity shots going through my Chrony Chronograph. The highest FPS shot getting up to 538 fps and the slower shot which was the 5th shot slowing down a bit to 485 fps. My 5 shot average was still up and over 500 fps at 514 fps.
If you're worried about the ASG TAC-4.5 CO2 BB Air Rifle being legal as an unregulated firearm in Canada, there is no need to be concerned since the 500 fps limitation also requires a foot pound energy of over 4.2 foot pounds for the airgun to require a firearms license (both thresholds must be met). A 4.5mm steel BB weighs in at around 5.1 grain and even with the fastest shot of 538 fps, the foot pound energy would only be 3.28 foot pounds so nope, no PAL required.