Words & Images by Tom
Here we are again. It is with great pleasure that I compose this article featuring the MadBull Noveske NSR rail, a keymod rail system for your favorite M4 or M16-style Airsoft rifles.
This is a very unique, very sexy rail system that utilizes keyhole slots to attach modular Picatinny rail pieces along the sides of the rail.
Attachment of the Picatinny keymod rail piece is a piece of Easy Pie, provided you have the correctly sized allen wrench to loosen the screws.
The rail just slides into place and locks in once you tighten the screws.
Since we’re dealing with a MadBull Airsoft product here, it’s reasonable to expect a high level of attention to detail, which would include having licensed Noveske trademarks stamped into the side of the rail, as you can see in the image below.
You should also take notice that the top of the rail features plenty of “rail estate,” as our friends over at Airsoft MegaStore would say. Picatinny rail slots run the length of the rail on top. As you can see, I’ve chosen to attach my favorite AN/PEQ-15 style green laser, along with an Elite Force Flip-Up front sight.
While it may not be abundantly clear in the photos, this rail is extremely thin and very lightweight. Part of the reason Noveske came up with the idea of simply attaching a small section of Picatinny rail space to the handguard, rather than just having it run the entire length as tradition would dictate, was to reduce the overall weight of the handguard by eliminating unnecessary/unused rail space. That smells like efficiency to me.
As per usual, I’ve chosen to mount this beautiful rail system on my beautiful Echo1 Platinum M4 AEG. As far as compatibility goes for other Airsoft M4 AEGs and GBBRs, you shouldn’t have a probably as long as you stick with reputable brands. Not sure which brands are reputable? I’d stick with Echo1, G&P or Elite Force when it comes to my M4s.
Installation is a breeze and you really shouldn’t even need any directions because once you get your gun apart, the rest is easy. But just in case, here’s a video made by MadBull, showing you exactly how to install the MadBull Noveske NSR RIS.