Noveske Space Invader Review

May 22, 2023
David Sunnyside

When it comes to AR builds, few manufacturers can match the quality and innovation of Noveske. The Space Invader is no exception to this rule; merging cutting-edge technology with time-tested features, the Space Invader is an intergalactic delight for any AR enthusiast. The Space Invader’s internals are unique for a direct blowback 9mm; rather than using an entire buffer tube, Noveske utilizes a coupler piece that fits inside the first spring and onto a larger, heavier second spring which in turn is mounted to the receiver. This design greatly reduces recoil and bolt velocity, while increasing accuracy.

The Space Invader is also a true PDW, with a collapsible stock modeled off of the MP5. This shortened stock provides the user with the option to shoot at either a full length or compact configuration; ideal for CQB battles. The gun also sports an 8.3" free-float handguard with 20mm picatinny and M-LOK segments; a great place to mount any accessories you might need. The gun also uses a paddle mag release like the MP5 to allow the user to select the magazine release with one or two fingers, depending on how they're used to doing it.

The Space Invader also makes use of a Geissele Super Badass charging handle with Noveske markings, a black nitride-coated 9mm ramped bolt and a Magpul MBUS Pro folding sight set. Noveske also utilized a Q PDW style brace, allowing the rifle to be ambidextrous for left and right handed users.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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