As a previous owner of the Umarex UMP 45 sportline version, I am very disappointed with this "elite" version. The battery door is poorly designed with a tiny latch and spring that fly out every time you collapse the stock. This will drive you crazy. You can't access the battery without losing the pieces that hold the battery door closed. Also the blowback on this gun is terrible. In my first few matches the gun jammed twice. The ejection port cover gets stuck partway when trying to feed a BB and the motor jams. I was unable to clear the jam without separating the upper and lower. Decreasing the hop up and using a jamming rod were unsuccessful in getting the gun to fire again. I feel that the internal design on this gun is awful. I was also disappointed that the gun does not have good trigger pull. During semi automatic fire you have to hold the trigger down until the motor completes its revolution. No smart trigger that allows you to tap. Tapping the trigger also causes jams. The selection switch is gummy and has no audible click from semi to auto. I absolutely feel the sportline version was a better gun, despite the ABS body.
The only positive to the elite version is the texture of the polymer body versus the ABS body on the sportline.
Battery door latch and spring will go missing on first use
Sticky fire selection switch
Poor trigger response
Electric blowback jams the gun motor
Cheap charging handle mechanism
Barrel still has a giant PLASTIC orange cap with no hope for a mock supressor
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]