G&G GR15 Raider XL Electric Blow Back Airsoft Gun ( Tan / XL )
I ordered this gun in order to do a review and see for myself if this is in fact the best bang for your buck. I do reviews, and Tech work here in Fl for Local guys. And being as popular as I am, I am asked time and time again "What is a good starter, or a good affordable platform".. My answer has always been the G&G GR series.. But my recommendations have always been based on other peoples feedback/personal use. My goal to to see first hand how good this thing is out of the box, and to also modify it for performance and see what can be done on a limited budget.
I will note that the Front end on this gun is not a one piece as stated or believed. I received mine with a completely loose Front Sight. In order to fix this, I had to loosen the Rail, and tighten some set screws that held the front of the outer barrel to the rear outer barrel assembly. It is in fact a 3 piece outer barrel assembly. The Front Sight can be removed. CAN BE REMOVED by removing some set screws.
When I received the product, I immediately called GI, and got some info on fixing the wobble.. Tyler was very ez to talk to, and the guidance I received after convincing them I was right about the front assembly being more than one piece, I was on my way to fixing it... Search Shwell11 on Youtube for guidance if you have a similar problem.
So far, for the money I do not think you can beat these guns. The only other option I can think of in the price range and performance is the ICS Sportline models also offered by GI..
For the money very well equiped
Ease of use right out of the box (340FPS)
Feels great when held in tactical position
Very versatile length
For some the Plastic body
Does not feel like the real thing (For some a problem)
I received mine with a loose Front site assembly (Fixable)
The finish feels toyish (It is a Toy)
Front Assembly (Rail and Barrel) are not easily worked on or swapped out