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Honestly this is one of my favorite pistols coming from about 7 years of playing. Owning it and using it for the past 4 months have been fantastic. To start off this review socom gear pistols are oem'd by We tech. Normally from WE you'd get decent quality, but this is truly a step up from the usual, as it should be for the price.
The cosmetics of the gun are a step up from the norm. The laser engraved trademarks are engraved very nicely and are not going anywhere, the grips are plastic but again are very unique to this brand, still leading to a comfortable hold.
Another issue with WE in general is that the paint seems to wear very easily like on the slide lock. Here the slide and the frame have actually been powder coated leading to a very resistant paint. However, other parts have simply been painted are still prone to the wear and fade. During a game I actually dropped it on a concrete floor and dragged it around for a couple feet, the only scratching was to the rear saftey and the slide the release. Which is fine because those can be replaced. No damage to the slide though or the frame though.
Finally the performance is on par for a pistol. People have said that this gun can consume a lot of gas, This is because whatever gas your using doesnt have enough pressure. Using a fresh tank of ambient propane for a game I can get around 2 mags on one charge, keeping in mind that this is single stack. Now this is all stock performance, because this a we there are many mods that are available and compatible with this gun.
Magazines can be bought for around 15$ if you know where to shop
Its WE which means its super upgradeable
Novak iron sights and cant be removed.
single stack* meaning a more comfortable hold for medium and up hands.
Single stack* meaning only 15 rounds