The KWA AKG 74M GBBR is an EXCELLENT airsoft replica! I got the gun for my birthday this year, and I couldn't wait to open it and bust a few shots out of the gun. The full metal construction and polymer folding stock, grip and front hand guard are exceptional! The polymer parts do not wobble at all, and the weapon feels very solid! I have seen people already putting rails on the weapon, I personally haven't bought any for it yet, but I plan on doing so very soon. The clang of the bolt when you charge the weapon and while it fires is SO satisfying! Overall this weapon is great for Russain/AK enthusiasts and is a great primary weapon for a Slavic soldier/rebel loadout. If you have about $400 to spend on a GBBR, I would HIGHLY recommend this weapon.
-Exceptional External build quality.
-Easy operation/field stripping (In my opinion, at least).
-The magazines have switches that allow it to change from blank/movie mode to skirmish mode.
-The stock flash hider is easy to remove (Press down on a spring loaded button on top of the flash hider, and twist it off) It makes it much easier to change the flash hider for a similar one of your choice (Why don't more companies do this?).
-The iron sights are decent for an AK, you can change out the rear sight for a better one easily, as well.
-The magazines have a MASSIVE reservoir... You can hold just about 2 full charges of 40 bb loads.
-The magazines also have some nice heft to them, they feel like real loaded AK mags, with out real bullets sticking out the top, of course :)
-The stock has a button on the back of it that serves for 2 purposes:
1) It opens a small hatch in the back of it that serves a secret compartment (The hatch is rather small, so I prefer not to use it, almost got my finger stuck in it once).
2) It serves as a release for the stock when it it folded to the side (You can pull the stock back either way, pressing the button, or just pulling the whole stock back with your hand, they are both effortless to do).
-The built in sling mounts work rather well with my Condor One-point sling.
-It is an excellent movie prop.
-The bolt charge is very, VERY satisfying (I mess around with it for hours at home, It's just SO nice!).
-It's made by KWA!
-The Price, but it is definitely worth the work.
-The magazines, they only hold 40 bb's, and if you only have 1 magazine, you'll need to have a green gas can on handy during a game, and a couple speedloaders (I now have 3 and I have no issues during 30 minute games, I may have to refill a mag or two with bb's, but I rarely run out of gas in my mags during a game.
-The lack of rails, but buying aftermarket rails... or even real-steel if you want, can solve that easily.
-The small key used to flip the switch between Blank-fire and Skirmish mode can get lost very easily, if your not careful. This happened to me ONCE in an airsoft game, but I found an Allen-key that fit the holes and I could turn the switch.