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First airsoft gun I got since I got back into the sport, and I love it! I've played it at two games and it performed well except for long range engagements. I'd recommend this more for CQB rather than field, but it's still great for close range encounters due to the size of it. I WOULD give it a five honestly, but there are just too many little cons for that to happen (most are not all that bad, one or two of them are a bit concerning, however).
-Feels mostly solid. Only parts that are polymer are the pistol grip and the crane stock (only plastic part is the flash hider), but they don't feel like they're going to break.
-Plenty of rail space for your tacti-cool needs.
-Scope mount adapter if you want to slap one on there.
-Looks different than most other AK-74Us.
-Easy battery access (Press the button on the back of the receiver and the top pops open, battery is stored in the reciever/ handguard area.
-Only one sling attatchment point (right behind the flash hider, below the rear sight). The stock has a place for a swivel sling point, but I use paracord since I'd rather use a buffer tube sling point attatchment, but can't find one.
-Handguard turns to the right a little, but can be twisted back easily without damaging it.
-Stock wobbles a little, nothing some electrical tape couldn't fix.
-You would have to remove the rear sight to mount the rail mount on the side if you want it on all the way, but you can get it on there with the two front screws in contact and it will hold up well (I use NC star AK rail mount, but its sits off to the left of the center of the gun, but nothing a little zeroing couldn't fix).
-The only significant proble I've had with this gun (nothing too serious) is getting fresh mags in. Right out of the box mags will require force to get them in the gun for the first time (Echo1 AK-74 Hi-cap mags), it feels like it will break, but it didn't with the four mags I put in it. Once you get a mag in there, the mag will go in alot more easily. (Not sure if this is standard, so forgive me if it is).
-Hop-up likes to move around on its own. You can sand down the little tab you use to move it a bit so it doesn't touch the bolt. You can also put a shim somewhere on it (I haven't done it yet. there is a video on this gun by an Echo1 Tech on ramping up the RPS on it. The email you can contact the Echo1 techs should be on their youtube channel).