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For: SOCOM Gear Full Metal Daniel Defense MK18 9.5" RIS AEG Airsoft GunProduct Information:
Great fit and finish out of the box. Very realistic and well put together. Everything fits tight and no wobbles. Engravings are deep and well cut. The Anodized finish is pretty durable. Very nicely balanced. You can not say enough about the realism and quality of the externals. At the price point it is a definite steal and very worth the price. Everyone of my co workers are now saving up for or have ordered one after trying mine.
I would highly recommend this for a sub $400 Mk18. The externals and quality internals make it a steal at the price.
Just order a few extra mags for it as you will probably not have too much luck with the stock (seems typical of VFC mags.
Very realistic. Shoots at a nice fps, mine cronied at 403 with .20's.
Seems all parts are well made externally and internally. Did not find anything that i thought should be replaced out of the box. I may change the bucking to something more consistent though (see my cons).
Rail is very stable and has no flex.
Comes with a Novesky flash hider/sound amplifier.
Having the imitation bolt lock back with the charging handle makes hop up adjustment very easy. Very nice feature.
Handles 11.1 very nice out of the box. I typically use 7.4 as I mainly shoot semi and the extra voltage does nothing for that. But I have shot about 1,500 rounds on 11.1 and the gear box and gears show no signs of wear. It is a well made gearbox.
Stock magazine looks nice but is pretty problematic. Jams every few shots. I have tried cleaning and lubing to no avail. All of my other mid and high cap mags function flawless, just the stock one has issues.
Hop up is finicky. there is a real sweet spot to it and very small adjustments make a big change up or down.
Stock wiring is pretty hard and inflexible.
Safe/semi/auto selector is not very positive. By this I mean there is no solid click when moving from one mode to another. it is there but not as positive as other guns I have.
The Novesky pig flash hider is nice looking but annoying. I do not care for the louder firing report though some may like that. It does look much better then an orange flash hider though.