First off, when I received my "TSD" ump it was 2 weeks late and in the wrong packaging. What I mean by that is, it came in a Double Eagle M89 box. Airsoft GI did not immediately notify me that the actual product was out of stock, they did however call, a week and a half after I had placed my order and started to question them through email where my package was. They seemed apologetic and even offered me 10% off my next purchase, since free shipping couldn't be applied to my order (I live in Hawaii).
I was disappointed that Airsoft GI had sent me the Double Eagle version without asking if I would be OK with that. If you're wondering what the difference is besides the branding; the Double Eagle version comes with a cheap plastic scope, goggles, 1 cheap plastic high cap, a flashlight, a sling, and a decent laser. Although I gained some accessories in exchange for the extra high cap, just KNOWING I was receiving a different product other than what I ordered would have been better.
The gun is a nice 8lbs, certainly feels like the real steel, and almost makes you forget you're holding a Double Eagle. As far as cosmetic quality and overall feel, this comes within 90% of a perfect knockoff of the G&G UMG (minus the markings and minor details).
The ROF is like everyone says... slow to decent. The stock battery it comes with is an 8.4 1100mah. Although it lacks a high ROF, the fact that it INCLUDES the battery makes up for it (since most airsoft guns sell the battery separate.) Plan on getting a bigger and better stick battery if you want to play serious, since the stock battery lasts less than 2.5 hours (continuous play) on a full charge.
The fps is nice for an out of the box china made replica. It can be upgraded for more reliability (since it uses cheap No-name metal materials). If you plan on redoing the internals, make sure you keep track of the pins, they are hard to find replacements for.
THE ACCESSORIES: (particular only to the model I received)
The Double Eagle M89 comes with a cheap scope, that looks like an 8oz can of V8 with holes on both sides and an electronic crosshair sighting. It looked HORRIBLE when I tried it on, the iron sights on the gun work A LOT better and wont ugly up the gun.
The laser sighting has only 1 setting; push on, or no push off. It is probably the best accessory that comes with the gun, and can easily be resold for about $30+ in my area.
The flashlight looks like its worth $5 and is 1 piece with a slide to put 3 AAA batteries. I tried this accessory on the gun, but took it off shortly after since it made the gun really look like the cheap double eagle it really is.
The sling is only adjustable 1 way, and the materials it is made out of don't seem sturdy or like they'll last many intense games. It is "FREE" and quiet useful for the periodic airsoft player.
The goggles look funny and you'll look even funnier if you decide to run around and play airsoft with them. I put them on to check them out, I quickly took them off once the mirror revealed how silly I look. The goggle frames are made out of a rubbery bendable plastic, the lens is a metallic platstic, it has ventilation, and an elastic string to hold it to your head; but really it's not anything to get excited over.
The high cap mag, is made of a thin plastic, it tends to misfeed, and it really brings down the overall quality of the gun on its own. I would suggest investing in a G&G UMG midcap magazine for better quality and looks on your TSD UMP. The gun DOES fit the G&G accessories (the silencer/barrel extension w/ some modifications, and magazines.)
The gun is 4/5 to me. The parts that DE skimps on really bring down the overall quality of the gun, however it is understandable that they must cut costs somewhere in order to keep this knockoff at the $130 range.
For the price, this gun is worth almost every penny. To the people who complain about the gun, they must've forgotten the rule that "You pay for what you get." I would recommend this gun to starters, amateurs, and the collectors. I would not recommend it to "hard-core" players, competition players, or all day weekend warriors.
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Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]