Awesome entry level gun! I've had this gun since last November or approximately 5 months. I've played a field game, a lot of backyard/private field games with a small group of friends, and a full day of cqb with this gun (my field allows 400fps).
Upon receiving the gun I immediately put it through a thorough inspection of external malfunctions and I took off what I knew I could without voiding any warranties. Some things I noticed right away was wiggle in the stock, can be solved with a slightly tighter buffer tube and a better stock, a lot of screws were loose and I immediately tightened everything on the gun that I could with a screw driver, the batter compartment is hard to close and lock with the battery in place and it's made me hesitant to upgrade my battery for longer life and more power.
The safety switch is accurate and slightly loose, I prefer a stiff switch, but it moves quickly and accurately when moving in and out of buildings where there's a semi only rule. The rail system is awesome on this lower price gun. It works great with the fore grip it came with and the flashlight I have. It's amazingly light compared to similar guns with a metal rail and metal internal parts.
Upon playing CQB my sling came unclasped for whatever reason and the gun fell to the ground. Like the GI video says you want to replace the stock, mine came apart and at the time I didn't know how to fix it so I didn't use the gun for the remainder of the day. If it was tighter I doubt it would have came apart in the first place. I found the cause of my break was the loose screw in the stock and have tightened it since then and even replaced the screw it came with for additional support and trust in my gun.
If you buy this gun, visually inspect, tighten screws, and upgrade stock first.
Great entry level gun, glad it was my first one, I probably won't buy another Lancer Tactical again though simply because I feel if I pay another $50 I can get more quality for my buck.
High fps (390-402)
good rate of fire (almost 11 rps)
great rail space
sights are efficient
great feeding mag
fore grip is great entry level attatchment
buttons and switches on guns work well
mag well is tight but not too tight
gun feels good in your hands
easy to upgrade fps, rps, and external attatchments
Should upgrade stock, or slightly thicker buffer tube
battery compartment is a tight fit
manufacturers didn't put the time into screwing all the screws in
you should do a lot of research on maintenance if you are going to keep this gun in the best of conditions
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]