After working and and using a buddyís G&G M14, I knew I wanted one.
I got my M14 and immediately test fired it and wasnít overly impressed.
I was able to hit a target at 160ft, but in stock form the gun did not shoot lasers like my buddyís upgraded M14 (obviously). Stock spring I believe is a M100 - FPS 330-340fps.
Figured I worked on a enough M4 variants I could figure out how to work on a G&G M14 internals. At first it was a bit intimidating but easy enough to figure out. Iíve taken apart the mechbox 4-5 times since then to tinker and adjust until I was finally satisfied with the results. The gun gets easier to work on each time I break it down.
Two things to note: Iíll list this in the cons section. The first time I gentle cracked open the mechbox the tappet plate snapped with ease and figured that was the main reason why a reinforced tappet plate is sold. The reinforced tappet plate works great and better quality.
The second issue is I was sliding the stock air nozzle on the cylinder head nozzle and half the lip on the air nozzle completely separated from the nozzle with hardly any stress being applied during testing how smooth the air nozzle moved on the nozzle.
The rest of the internals inside the gun were average to above average in quality. Just those two plastic parts Ė the plastic seemed rather brittle. Iím thankful I discovered this before actually putting the gun to use during a game!
With my M14 I followed some online DYI mods that you can find on the net.
Leaving most internal parts stock, just upgrading internal parts as they fail.
The M14 is a longer than average rifle with a bit of weight to it. Wood stock of course is a bit heavier than plastic stock. I prefer the plastic stock because I planned on painting it and main reason for the larger battery compartment. One thing to note, the G&G M14 stock is beefier than a TM, CYMA stock (plastic stock).
End results is I have a quiet operating M14 that can easily hit anything with in 220 feet. Iím capable with a fair amount of accuracy hit what I aim for at 250ft and have made a few nice accurate shots out to 275ft.
With a couple DYI tricks, some time and patients I have a M14 that out performs a stock G&G Veteran. The rifle is a great choice for those seeking a classic style rifle that will perform very well if you take a little time.
I would recommend using G&G magazines only. Classic Army M14 magazines are compatible, but
my experience there can be some feed issues with the CA mags being used with a G&G M14.
I've seen 3 other G&G M14 owners experience this issue also. My G&G mags (high and mid) feed flawlessly.
rather easy to achieve outstanding accuracy and range with this airsoft gun
for the most part solid, quality build - could be slightly better.
classic looks, intimidating appearance
V4 version is much improved over previous versions. Built like a veteran M14 with just a weaker M100 spring.
internal plastic parts were brittle - I spent $20 in two upgrade parts to resolved that issue.
gun's weight, but it's manageable
magazines - price, difficult to purchase at times, lock into the breech differently than some other gun types out there. Be sure the magazine is locked in properly, so the it feeds smoothly.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]