About the Fox Custom Anti Reversal Latch
The anti-reversal latch is a component found inside an electric gun's gearbox. It makes it so that the gears can only turn in one direction and also to hold the position of the gear when they stop. Without it, when you fire your airsoft gun and let go of the trigger, the piston would just move back into the forward position on your own and you'll either have a BB come out of your barrel due to an incomplete firing cycle. Though this is not a breakage that is catastrophic to the functioning of the gun compared to many of your other internal components, the double feeding or incorrect cycling will still be an issue and the gun won't always be doing what it is supposed to. The anti-reversal latch will be made of metal but this part does get put through some stress and makes plenty of metal on metal contact, so it should be expected that this part may one day wear out and fail. Upgrading to an aftermarket anti-reversal latch can certainly add peace of mind however it is hard to ascertain how much more life you will be getting out of this component.
How do you know if your anti-reversal latch is not doing its job? Right after you release the trigger and your airsoft gun stops firing, you will hear a whirring sound after the release of every trigger pull. This is the sound of the gears not being stopped by the anti-reversal latch and spinning freely. The spring will push the piston forward since it is not being locked in place by the anti-reversal latch and the gears being allowed to spin the wrong direction.
Fox Custom is our offshoot brand of parts that we like to use in all our custom builds as well as suggested upgrades for repair work that we do locally. These are high quality precision manufactured parts designed to deliver performance and long service life.
When purchasing an anti-reversal latch, be sure to check the product description to make sure it is for your style gearboxes. There are a few different designs and these latches are not interchangeable. The gearbox version number is not a revision or a list that goes from worst to great. The gearbox version is just a general model design number that was devised by the original makers but formally adopted terminology industry wide.
If you need help or consultation on repairs you could give us a ring at (888)316-7816 or shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Although we only offer tech work to our local walk-in customers, we would still be happy to point you in the right direction. The senior staff and owners of the company have been playing for well over 15 years and certified and authorized by several major manufacturers to do OEM quality repair and warranty work.
Note: Fox does not warranty or accept returns for parts that have been installed/attempted to be installed.
Note: Due to varying manufacturer tolerances for gearbox internals, parts compatibility no matter what version might NOT fit even if it is supposedly correct and fitment is NOT guaranteed. The reality is that some parts may need fitting and some parts might look the same but the dimensions are slightly different enough to not work. This will require technical experience to identify to overcome.
- Available for multiple gearboxes: Version 2/3, Version 6, Version 7
- Fox Custom Anti Reversal Latch
- FC M-015, FC M-016, FC M-017