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EMG / Daniel Defense Licensed DDMK18 Airsoft EBB AEG Rifle w/ S3 Electronic Trigger by ICS (Model: Black / 400 FPS)

ID: 99008 (AEG-EMG-MK18-180S3R-BK)
ICS-180S3R / ICS-180S3
EMG859188990081ICS-180S3R / ICS-180S399008
4.7 stars, based on 3 reviews
EMG / Daniel Defense Licensed DDMK18 Airsoft EBB AEG Rifle w/ S3 Electronic Trigger by ICS (Model: Black / 400 FPS)
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  • Aluminum alloy receiver with CNC finishing and Daniel Defense MK18 trademarks
  • CNC machined Daniel Defense licensed RIS II aluminum alloy handguard with laser etched trademarks and anodized hard finish
  • EMG Zeta pistol grip and stock have a compact look and allows for more comfort and control
  • One piece outer barrel with simulated gas pipe for a more realistic and flawless look
  • ICS unique split gearbox design to simulate a real firearm and allows quick maintenance with quick-change spring guide
  • Gearbox equipped with MIM pinion and bevel gears, Master Mods CNC 6061 Aluminum cylinder head, piston head w/ steel teeth, M4 cross air nozzle, fully compatible with most Version 2 gearbox upgrades
  • Integrated MOSFET for better trigger response and efficiency, and ICS's innovative S3 electronic trigger system, with short stroke trigger that provides faster fire rate. Programmable 3-round burst mode available
  • ICS EVO 1 motor equipped with high heat-resistant magnets and ball bearings, provides greater heat radiation ability with more power saving and ability to reach higher RPM
  • Rotary hop-up unit with Master Mods hop tensioner nub allows better contact between the BB and the hopup bucking resulting in greater distance and accuracy
  • ICS spring release protects your spring and piston. The spring is automatically released to reduce wear and tear on your spring and internals when gun is switched to "Safe"
Patterned after the original ArmaLite AR-15, this venerable weapons platform has gone through numerous updates and evolutions through the years to become the go-to choice for military personnel, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooting enthusiasts alike.

The Daniel Defense licensed RIS II handguard is a free-floating, two piece, ultra lightweight front rail system. It provides a full length mounting surface for all 20mm Picatinny compatible accessories: From grips, lights, PEQ boxes and anything in between. The handguard system is designed to accommodate an M203 grenade launcher with no special tools required. Integrated Ambidextrous QD Sling Swivel Mounts Points provide modular, limited rotation to suit your preferences. The ultra lightweight, free float design allows for quicker target acquisition.

The EMG ZETA Grip is a newly-designed 20 degree pistol grip with a compact look and feel. It is equipped with a rubberized over molded surface to eliminate slippage. The grip also features a QD button cap that allows players to perform motor maintenance easily when it's needed most! It's the ultimate AEG grip inspired by your favorite firearms companies for maximum control and comfort.

The EMG ZETA Stock is a re-design of some of your favorite MIL-Spec stocks available. It is adapted to to house a 3-cell or Nunchuck style battery with an enlarged inner space. The stock is modeled to be light weight and compact. It is also equipped with a rubberized cheek pad for maximum comfort when looking down the sights.

Out of the box the DDMK18 is fully equipped with performance-grade reinforced internals reducing the need of any further upgrades. Equipped with a Master Mods CNC 6061 aluminum cylinder head, piston head and ultra durable polycarbonate piston with heat treated carbon steel teeth, the DDMK18 gains the upper hand with maximum precision, durability and efficiency! Also installed is a Master Mods CNC aluminum air nozzle which outshines the durability and air seal of your standard polymer nozzles. Also included is a rotary style hop-up system with Master Mods hop tensioner nub that allows better contact between the BB and the hop-up bucking resulting in greater distance and accuracy. Lastly, the gearbox is equipped with heavy duty M.I.M. (Metal injected molding) pinion and bevel gears to provide the best durability for better peace of mind.
The rifle is equipped with the SSS.III E-trigger system. The EMG Daniel Defense MK18 MOD1 is enhanced with features such as pre-cocking, smart trigger, and more! Now with ICS's innovative SSS (S3) electronic trigger system, your gun can now "self-diagnose" any issues your battery or MOSFET may be having! Also with an in-line MOSFET unit, programming your gun to shoot in 3-round burst mode can be done quickly and without the need of any external electronic components.

Evike Manufacturing Group (EMG) is the R&D division of which specializes in high end training and custom weapons. EMG works directly with the real firearm manufacturers to make accurate, high quality training versions of their weapons. With professional military & law enforcement training in mind, EMG strives to make sure each firearm is true-to-spec in form and function as possible. Individually hand assembled and quality control tested right here in the USA, great care is taken under the strict scrutiny of EMG technicians to ensure each gun will stand up to the rigors of real training.

Manufacturer: EMG / ICS / Daniel Defense Licensed

FPS Range: 380-400

Color: Black

Model (Type): 400 FPS


Length: 700mm - 780mm, Adjustable
Handguard Length: 9.55"
Weight: 2800g
Inner Barrel: ~300mm
Magazine Capacity: 120rd Mid-Capacity. Works with Matrix, G&G, Tokyo Marui and other compatible M4 / M16 Series Airsoft AEG Magazines
Thread Direction: 14mm Negative
Gearbox: Ver 2 Full Metal ICS Split Type
Motor: Long Type
Fire Modes: Semi/Full-Auto, Safety
Battery: 11.1v LiPo butterfly type recommended (Battery not included. Wired to stock. Connector type TBA)
Hopup: Yes, Adjustable
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Flip-Up Sights, Manual

About EMG

The EMG vision is to manufacture products the world has never seen before; products we would put our name on, and products that hit the spot! "EMG" (Evike Manufacturing Group) was spawned from the realization that if you want something done exactly the way you want it, you need to do it yourself, and we did just that.
We took our 16 years of knowledge as the market's lead retailer, our network of 300+ superior manufacturers, to work with inspiring top innovators in the firearms industry. That combined with the vision to invest into the Airsoft industry, an industry we believe in, EMG was born.

About ICS

ICS follows the market demand and has globalization and localization strategies. Local distributors, wholesalers, or dealers are our distribution channels to ensure our best products and best services can be delivered to the end users. We expect ourselves to be the market leader to explore and create the market.We take care of our brand and good will by constantly improving first tier R&D, middle tier production quality, and the last tier marketing capabilities. ICS keeps expanding the quality and quantity of R&D teams. Our product lines will be more and more completed by our excellent innovative and developing capabilities. All of these make ICS the best Taiwan made AEG brand in every aspect.

3 Customer Reviews

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by Darren R. on 11/20/2022
"I'm gonna keep it simple. I got the FDE color, 400 fps.

-Amazing quality build
-all metal main features
-branding looks great
-DD markings look great
-crane stock can fit a stick battery if you have it fully extended
-qd sling point and ambi strap on end of the receiver/buffer tube
-ics branding on sling point
-hop up stays set (rotary)
-excellent grouping at a far range
-burst and auto is fun, with precocking and ability to disable it if you wanted
-safety decompresses spring from precocking
-ebb function looks great* (see cons)
-looks super tactical with a light and pressure switch, red dot, and angled grip.
-very positive selector switch feedback
-comes with 2 extra fuses and cleaning rod deans head* (see cons)
-pistol grip is probably the best I've felt comfort-wise and grip-wise, plus cool design!

-doesn't do the thing (mock bolt release doesn't have a function)
-magwell is really wide, making mag fitment possibly an issue (the mag it comes with is wobbly in the magwell and with PTS EPM mags)
-the included mag can literally be pulled out without pressing the mag release
-ebb function is kind of weak. on a scale of 0-5, 0 being a regular AEG and 5 being a GBBR its a solid 1.
-ebb feels more like a rattle than a recoil simulation attempt, I guess its something.
-only 1 qd attachment point (on the stock), PUT ONE ON THE RAIL
-the deans "adapter" it comes with seems to be just a replacement deans head, not a small tamiya-to-deans.

-Honestly, I give it a 9/10 despite the cons. It feeds well, and maybe I just have to find different mags the feed just as good but better fitment. This is likely the best EBBR M4 variant you can find that looks like a real model. It performs amazing and the EBB wont shake itself to pieces.. unlike other types. If you want a GBBR but don't want to spend a fortune on mags and gas, let alone a great replica alone, this is likely the best you will find in electric. I've been looking around for a M4A1 with the same or similar functions and could find any at least that were affordable and in Stock. This isn't an M4A1 and wasn't sure if I would like the barrel length, but in-person it looks great barebones, and especially with attachments.

If you're thinking "I'm not sure if I like that barrel length, I wish it was longer.." I thought the same. If you throw a mock suppressor or tracer unit, it will look more like what you want/expect, if you don't already like the in-person impression of it. A longer mock suppressor/tracer looks sick and fills in that extra length you think you want/need.. believe me. Besides, after some thinking, I realized that this length suits cqb if you want to run an m4 platform AND outdoor, especially with a mock suppressor for extra length.

You'll like it. If you still wanted an M4, well guess what, just get a 12.5in quad rail (mk18 is 9.5 inch) and 3in barrel extensions and you got it. Then you can switch between 2 models with one receiver, save a little money.
by Cody A. on 11/16/2022
"Extremely impressed with this guns performance out of the box. It feels very clean and well built, no rattles or movement, its one of my most real feeling airsoft guns, on par with or better than my KWAs or VFCs. Range and accuracy blew me away, I typically put a tightbore and different bucking in every gun I buy, this is the first gun that I have had no desire to change or upgrade. I'm running .40g on stock components and they are insanely precise. I did throw in a heavier spring to get it up to about 450 fps, and the gun sounds exactly the same, not strained or sluggish under the weight of the spring. I also tend to shoot a lot so time will tell if the internals hold up to that amount of abuse, but the split gearbox design really lives up to the hype. I've already had it partially apart and when or if this gun fails then it will be such a breeze to work on, its really a techs dream.
by Minh P. on 11/28/2022
"The moment when I saw that ICS and EMG were making a DD Mk18, I placed a pre-order on it without any hesitation. I pre-ordered the ICS DD Mk18 (FDE, 400fps).

The new ICS x EMG DD Mk18 AEG is no doubt a 5/5, but I have several reasons as to why I am giving the ICS DD Mk18 a 4/5. To start out, this is an amazing and beautiful airsoft gun to hold and to use out on the field. Externally, everything is well built and feels sturdy to handle any abuse thrown at it. The internal stock performance is absolutely stellar and the instantaneous trigger response is an awesome feature to have that ICS has finally nailed down with their latest version of the SSS mosfet.

Now for my reason as to why I gave the ICS DD Mk18 a 4/5. If you own any older ICS ebb M4 AEGs (MMR, MARS, Yak or Hera CQR), the upper receiver will not fit onto the ICS DD Mk18 lower receiver. However, the ICS DD Mk18 upper receiver will fit onto the older ICS ebb M4 AEGs lower receiver that I listed. I was disappointed when I found this out after trying to swap receivers with my other ICS AEGs. The new angled pistol grip will not fit perfectly onto the old ICS ebb M4 AEGs; there will be a small gap between the lower receiver and the pistol grip, and the rear body pin does not fully close when putting the entire gun together. Unlike the old ICS ebb M4 AEGs (MMR, MARS, Yak, Hera CQR), the receiver body pins on the ICS DD Mk18 does not retain itself when removed from the lower receiver.

So at this moment, I am currently only using the entire ICS DD Mk18 upper receiver group onto my ICS ebb MMR lower receiver since that is the only external part that is fully compatible and interchangeable with my ICS ebb parts. I am unable to use DD licensed lower receiver and the pistol grip. When I had placed my pre-order on Evike for the ICS DD Mk18, I was under the impression that the AEG was 100% interchangeable and fully compatible with all of my ICS ebb parts.

I definitely would not recommend the ICS DD Mk18 to any ICS owner that is looking to swap external parts interchangeably with their other older ICS AEGs, its too expensive to do that. I would recommend the ICS DD Mk18 for people who have the money and are looking to buy a DD Mk18 that has a solid stock performance and doesn't care for interchangeable compatibility with other ICS AEGs.

- Wired to dean connectors
- SSS mosfet (latest version)
- Externals are very well constructed
- Master mods internals.

- Weak ICS stock motor
- Frail stock electrical wiring
- Not 100% interchangeable with other ICS ebb AEGs (MMR, MARS, YAK, Hera CQR). Can't use the ICS DD Mk18 lower receiver, DD pistol grip.

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