I ordered this gun for a friend to get him started in airsoft. It arrived the day before a game, so now, I am writing in hindsight of using this gun in a game right out of the box. As soon as we opened it, we were pleasantly surprised by how lightweight it was. When the battery was installed, it became a little front-heavy. As soon as we attached the vertical grip (which was included!!) the weight was perfect and balance was perfect. Of course, the vertical grip is not the best quality, but we are happy just to have one. The plastic did worry me a little bit, but I expected as much. My main concern is not around the body of the gun, its more the rail system. After the game he said that everything felt really solid, a little to my surprise. The foregrip was a little wobbly but that was the grips fault, not the rails. This was a very good purchase well worth the low price. I do recommend this as a beginner gun.
Right out of the box the FPS was 400+ (We chrono'd 400-403)
Literally take out of the box and play
Doesn't feel substantial. I mean it feels plastic and fragile. Its performance doesn't reflect how breakable it feels, it works very well.
Average ROF, but what do you expect?
Tighten down the stock
The battery is inside the RIS, but that's not a problem in itself. The problem is that the bottom rails are held on by screws that seem ready to jump out. They won't fall out, so I'm not worried about that, I'm worried that the rail will fall during game play since the screws are liable to become loose.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]