My son ordered this during the Labor Day sale that you had and he's "skirmished" it twice. The main reason he said he went with this one over the Tokyo Marui was because of the "Hybrid" Gearbox (Easier to upgrade/disassemble) and that it broke down like the real thing (He's a realism junkie). So far he LOVES it A LOT. Being able to use a Large type battery was a plus because he can play longer than before. He said his only complaint was the hand guard, it's really shiny and has a little play to it. Being that the gun is just like the real one, he is looking for a "real steel" vented hand guard to use with it which will make it look that much nicer than it already is. He told me that having the long version vs. the SOC 16 is nicer because it give just a little more range for his shots. One of the only other complaints he had is that sometimes the full length is a little too much and that the SOC 16 is just to short and looks a little funny for his taste. I guess he's wanting some what of a "mid length" look so he can still have some range but then have a little room for tight spaces too.
Large Type battery space
Disassembles like the real thing
Could possibly work with a real steel hand guard (We'll have to see)
Long barrel (LOTS of range)
No mid-length version
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]