I got this for my father when he came home from Afghanistan so he could play. We looked through many M16s, finnally coming to the conclusion the the ICS M16A3 Sporty would be the best bang for its buck. Not only does it come with 2 magazines, but includes ICS's amazing split gearbox design and its functional forward assist. Its externals are plastic, a good quality plastic though. This is good, since it is lightweight in the field. The magazines it comes with are of good quality and looks great in the gun. But one of my main problems is that the magazines it comes with can only be used it in. The thermold parts of the magazine(the little bumps on it) are designed for the ICS lower reciever. I've tried them with my Echo 1 M8A3 and they did not fit. Other magazines, like G&G mid caps, fit wonderfully in it and add a bit of weight and stability. Being a M16, it has a long barrel, which is good for accuracy. The battery type is a LARGE type connector, so make sure to at least get a large type battery, or a small battery with an adapter. When the gun is fired, it is very quite. The compression in the gearbox seems to be amazing, making it quite.
Overall, I highly reccomend this gun to any novice, average, and experienced player.
Top rail for Optics
Large amount of accessory's
Mags only fit in the ICS lower reciever
Some large type batterys won't fit in the stock