Okay so I have had this gun for about 3 months now, and i have to say that i have officially lost all faith in Echo 1. i mean, c'mon. it had VERY poor attention to exterior detail. within that 3 months that i had it, the delta ring stripped completely and my r.i.s. would wobble constantly. if i even so much as looked at my gun something would go wrong. okay, so alot of you are saying/thinking i got a lemon, and maybe your right. my only complaint is the externals of the gun. poor poor quality on that. However, the internals are a whole other story.
this is one solid gearbox, shooting at a chrono'd 365~375 fps. pretty sweet for woodland matches with .25g bbs. and couple that with a tightbore barrel and you're set.
now for pros and cons:
-accurate to ~110 feet
-full stock for large battery (i used an 8.4v 3800 mah battery; ROF is pretty good)
-cheaper for those of us who are on a budget, especially now-a-days
-solid gearbox with metal bushings and m110 spring
-poor @$$ quality control on externals (delta ring mostly, ris wobbly)
-plastic flashhider is GLUED ON!!!
-abs plastic body with slightly less than realistic feel
-lame flip up rear sight included
ok so i may have gotten a lemon, and maybe not. but i would recommend getting one of the Combat Machine M4s by airsoftgi. they have a much better build quality in and out and are the same price as echo 1. so if you wanna buy this gun, THEN put even more money in it to try and make it a little better, go right ahead. but don't say i didn't warn ya ;)
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]