I have had this gun for several months now. This was my first airsoft gun, and I've got to say that for outdoor games, the M16 is a great weapon to start out on. For starters, this gun will push about 330-340 FPS out of the box, with .25s! That's pretty good, considering both the weight of the bb and the absence of upgrades. A few months later, it's still running strong, with minimal problems. The only problems I've had were primarily my fault, such as forgetting to lube the gun often and leaving my mags full. On to the pros and cons.
ABS Plastic (Solid, lightweight, not so much of a pain to lug around)
Weight (Meaty but not too much to carry all day)
Solid V2 Gearbox
Good Highcap Mags (Though my friend had problems with his, may have been lemons)
Easy to maintain/upgrade (Basic field stripping/takedown: less than 30 seconds)
Good ROF w/ stock battery (though a higher MAH NiMH battery is suggested. I have an 8.4 3600)
Good stock FPS/Accuracy
It's an M16, what's not to like?
ABS Plastic (Although light, it is more fragile than metal. My upper receiever has cracked once on me, as well as my handguards, but both are extremely easy fixes, and both almost entirely MY fault. Do not let plastic deter you from this gun!!!)
Weight (May get heavy after a long day)
Length (CQB would be a joke with this gun, it's a full size rifle meant for field/woods)
Battery (But all of them suck anyways, get an NiMH and a smart charger and you're set)
Battery compartment (Some people complain about it being too tight. I honestly don't mind it. Just leave your battery in your gun to charge if you find it difficult to constantly remove. Plus, this could be a Pro, considering that the battery won't bump around and make noise.)
Barrel wobble (All M16s have this problem. I would suggest the Madbull One Piece M16 length barrel. I've got it. The light weight alluminum better balances the gun and COMPLETELY eliminates barrel wobble)
Overall, this gun is amazing. Now that I've got a tightbore, a 1piece barrel, a scope, and a bunch of midcaps, this gun is absolutely amazing. Just keep a tab on maintence/lubrication of the gun, and it will outlast many other AEGs for the same price! Get this!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]