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G&G Full Metal M14 AEG Airsoft Gun
[02650 / EGM-014-STD-BNB-NCM]
$270.00
by N. GILMAN Date Added: Friday 30 November, 2007
Ok.. I've seen a ton of reviews around on the G&G, mostly earlier versions, so I want to set the record strait. I got mine a couple weeks ago, with the intention to build it into a designated marksman rifle. Since I'm planning to upgrade it, at least a bit, I'll separate this review into two sections, stock and upgrade potential.

Stock external: If you're just looking to charge the battery and run into combat, this gun isn't too bad. I was a little upset that the battery door in the stock was cracked (later broke), and the heat shield is a little silly (soft plastic, if the rest is metal, why not this?) but overall, the weight is great and it feels pretty solid. The stock flexes a little under the barrel towards the front, but I'll worry about that in the next section. The velocity was 370ish with .2 g AE bb's (Airsoft GI said it was, I checked it with my chrono) but the accuracy was worse than my CA m15 when it was stock. I've heard the G&G hop up bucking is bad, so I swapped in a Guarder 50 degree rubber. It was a little better, but the gun seemed over greased and was blowing it into the hop up, causing erratic flight. Trigger feel was good, and this gun is very quiet.

Stock internal: This was the most informative. Took the gun apart... Basically, I like the Aug style hop up, I like how the barrel mounts, the gearbox itself is a tank (no stress cracking expected here.) Separating the body from the gearbox is a little complex, nothing major, but remember where all those screws and pins came from! The wiring looks pretty thin, but it is nicely routed around the motor and along the gearbox. Once the gearbox was open, I was pretty impressed. I had heard the previous versions had Teflon or Nylon 7mm bushings. Not this one, it has 7mm steel bearing, and a 8mm steel bearing on the (spur? I can never remember) central gear. The shimming job was very good. The piston head/cylinder seal was also done well, but involved A TON of cylinder grease. No wonder it was fouling the hop up. The gears looked decent, and the piston had the last tooth removed to avoid interference. Finally, the spring guide, while heavy plastic (metal core maybe...) did have a bushing at the bottom, to allow the spring to twist. Reassembly is a little tougher than your average v.2 gearbox, but if you're careful, you can actually swap springs without taking the gearbox apart, which is cool. Finally, the gearbox has an external tension release (connected directly to the anti reversal latch) which came into use a lot in the next section.

Final thoughts on stock form.... This gun is put together pretty well. Once the grease blows out a little, the accuracy should be better. I'm not sure if a better tightbore would help, since I don't have mine yet, but I'll update this when I find out. Overall, I'd give it a 4, its tough, pretty well built, and should be good for everyday use. The only real complaint were some cosmetic issues and the accuracy.

Upgrade potential. its alright.. Almost everything is interchangeable with parts made for other guns.. Its just a matter of finding which. The nozzle is similar to the Aug, the gears are v2-v3, the spring guide is v3, motor is a long type, etc... (Don't take my word for this, I'm still not certain on some of these) The tappet plate, as far as I can tell, is only made by G&G. Enter the bigger spring... I'm looking for 450ish, and the good news is the gearbox should be able to take it with no problem. The bad news is that the motor has no hope of driving it. The motor couldn't drive a SP120 Guarder spring, locked up with an 8.4 v 3500 mah and a 9.6 V 2500 mah battery. Good thing they have that tension release lever. The wiring and the motor heat up pretty significantly, even when firing the stock spring, so I think both will need to be replaced. I'm not sure yet about the gears, but they might get switched to torque-ups to reduce the load on the motor so I can avoid rewiring everything. Either way, gears or a motor, (and if I do gears, I'll probably have to do the piston and piston head, plus re-shimming which is never fun) and its a lot more, just to get a little increase in velocity.

Overall, stock form the gun is a tank, but if you want to upgrade it, get ready for a project.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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G&G Full Metal M14 AEG Airsoft Gun
[02650 / EGM-014-STD-BNB-NCM]

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