The M14 Airsoft Rifles below are replica rifles based off the original U.S. M14 Rifle. The M14, formally known as the United States Rifle M14, was originally developed as a means of taking the place of four different weapons systems. The task seemed impossible and in the end truly was... In general, the M14 is a controversial weapon in that it had the accuracy and range of the "old time" military rifles, but was too long, heavy and lacked the automatic fire firepower of a true assault rifle. Truth be told, it wasn't that it 'lacked' the automatic firepower, but more-so that it was too powerful to actually control! Most service M14's were turned into solely semi-automatic weapons for this reason.. Nevertheless, the M14 was a reliable and powerful weapon, often favored by users for high lethality, long range and good penetration - features much appreciated by US soldiers during recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The M14 remains in limited front line service with the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and remains in use as a ceremonial weapon. It was the last so-called "battle rifle", a term applied to weapons firing full-power rifle ammunition, issued in quantity to U.S. troops. The M14 also provides the basis for the M21 and M25 sniper rifles.