The SOCOM Gear Barrett REC7 8.7" RIS AEG is an excellent high end CQB AEG. The body and barrel are made from aluminum. The pistol grip is thinner to emulate a real gun's pistol grip. The battery (not included) and wires are cleverly hidden in the adjustable crane stock. The Daniel Defense Omega X 7.0 FSP rail system is also made from aluminum and provides a lightweight but sturdy platform for mounting accessories like vertical grips and flashlights. The charging handle, bolt catch/release, function just like the real thing. SOCOM Gear is quickly establishing themselves as a high end manufacturer of AEGs, don't miss out on your chance to own a gun from an up and coming high end airsoft company.