I got this gun so I could have a reliable primary that I did not have to tinker with the internals or fix it up at all. It has performed that role extremely well. The externals feel solid, and has stood up to my diving and crawling around in the dirt with it, which has only scratched the finish. I use this gun as is with no attachments; the only modifications I have done is rewired the battery from the handguard to the stock, added a crane stock, and slim CAR-style handguard(which requires some modification for fitting).
After chronoing both in testing and on the field, this gun shoots at a very consistent FPS of 375-385 with .20g BBs, which is perfect for the fields I go to. With the hop-up set, it is also accurate up to quite a distance away, and I can even outrange some folks on the field with lower quality guns. The trigger response is also pretty good with my 9.6v battery and I imagine it would be even better with the use of a lipo.
I have not had to open up the internals or gearbox at all except to clean it, and when I did open the gearbox, that was only to change the wiring from the front to the back for my own addition of a crane stock. The gearbox is extremely clean and sounds smooth as you shoot the gun.
I would highly recommend this gun. If you are considering getting your first AEG, I highly recommend paying the extra money for this gun, and don't worry about any parts breaking anytime soon. If you want another AEG and are considering getting an AR, this is the one to get.
- Accurate at quite a long range
- Very Consistent FPS of 375-385 with .20g BBs, 355-365 FPS with .25g.
- Good trigger response with a 9.6v
- Durable externals
- Very clean and smooth gearbox
- Rear sight is a little loose from use
- A bit difficult to get 9.6v nunchuck batteries to fit in the handguard(your mileage may vary)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]