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When I first started playing, this was the first gun I owned. In backyard play, I felt cheap being the only guy with a decent AEG when my friends all had springs or cheap AEGs. It was light, had a decent FPS, and was accurate, and that was enough for me. After about a year of stressful use, it broke in the trunk of my car when going to a field. That really sucked and I had to play with my pistol the entire game. Looking back at it another year later, I realize that this gun is really only good if you are starting out.
-Affordable. Perfect for a starting airsofter
-Decent FPS. From what my friends tell me, it hurts a lot.
-Nice accuracy and range. At least for more close quartered games, like at a CQB field or in the woods.
-Light. One of my friends brought his little brother over one time and I gave him this gun to play with. He was in 4th grade at the time and got like 3 confirmed kills in a 5 minute game. When I asked him if his arms were tired, he said nope.
-Strong plastic, more durable than guns you find at Wal-Mart or a sporting goods store.
-The battery it comes with is pretty nice and my ROF was very good.
-RIS. I had an underbarrel flashlight hooked up. The rails can be removed too.
-Very easy to adjust hop up.
-The front ironsights can be removed, but the back ones cant, so if you have a scope, you will probably end up looking at a black piece of plastic.
-Magazines felt wobbly. Even the high-cap that it came with shook a tiny bit.
-Crane stock was wobbly after a few games
-After a few months, it felt like the accuracy was slowly depleting and getting worse. Maybe the gearbox just couldn't take it, maybe it was just my imagination, but it felt like it used to shoot better.
-RIS system broke off, along with the front of the barrel, all the way down to the Hop Up system. Parts went missing and I decided that since the gun was about a year old and only 100$ that it wouldn't be worth it to repair or upgrade. This was my fault since I put it under some of the rest of my gear but the gun never really felt like it could survive a drop.
-Orange tip is CLEAR AS DAY and will give away your position in any game mode.
-Instruction manual? What instruction manual? I had no clue how to get the battery in to the gun. If you buy this, and I would recommend it to beginners, pull off the rubber part of the stock, and unscrew the lonely screw. There are 2 triangular pieces of plastic keeping the stock together, and if you push them in, the back of the stock will come off, revealing the compartments to your battery and the connector. It's hard to put it into words, but I'm saying this so you don't go through 2 hours of trying to find a manual online and pulling the stock off and trying to find the compartments, like I did.
If you are new to airsoft and want a cool gun for backyard play, go for it! I might recommend Lancer Tactical's beginners guns over this, but this is a nice gun too. Be gentle with it and treat it nicely and the gun will last longer.