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Well seeing as this Echo1 gun was OEM'd (MADE BY) VFC I think this gun is utterly amazing, don't listen to that other review. I doubt he knows what he's talking about to be honest. This gun shoots solid, has EXCELLENT externals (I'd compare to G&P) The internals are meh, could be worse. The poly carbonate piston has 1 metal tooth. I replaced with a SHS 14 tooth blue piston. The tappet, is polycarb as well. Also replaced with SHS Nylon fiber one. The VFC "self shimming gears" are OK, I shimmed them and ran them that way for a while, good rate of fire, but then replaced with SHS 16:1 gears for higher ROF. The range on this gun stock was good, but if you want REALLY GOOD RANGE replace the barrel with a 6.02mm tight bore, and prowin hopup chamber, and Lonex 70 degree bucking. I replaced the cylinder with 3//4 cylinder and the spring I upgraded from a M110 to an M130. As well as SHS cylinder head and air nozzle.
Excellent Externals! The Polymer is actually polymer, not cheap ABS plastic! The metal is high quality. VERY SOLID
Internals are good enough to run if you wanted to and you would not have problems Good rate of fire with good FPS right out of the box! I got about 22-25 rounds per second with an 11.1v 20-30C Lipo stock
you can make it better with full SHS gearbox overhaul and a Lonex A2 ie the way mine is I have 40-42 rounds per second @ 410 FPS :)
Threaded muzzle for aftermarket flash hider/mock suppressor
Enough space for a 3000mah 11.1v Lipo in the stock with room to spare
Delta Star (barrel nut) so you can put any aftermarket hand guard on
The motor is kind of weak, but that is to be expected with a stock gun. Replace it with a Lonex A1, A2, or A3 Long type
The FPS is a tad bit high for some fields for an AEG with full auto capability I recommend a 3/4 cylinder.