I first ordered this gun around the end of October 2012. Upon arrival, everything looked beautiful. The bolt (although it serves no purpose) pulls back and clanks forward with an authentic sound. The bolt catch however did not want to keep the bolt back so to achieve this, i engaged the bolt catch then brought the bolt to the rear until it apparently grinded with the bolt catch and stopped. the hop up worked tremendously with the first loaded magazine because it is supposed to be a DMR. Then the problems arose. I first sent it in for repairs to ASGI because I thought there was a manufacturing defect. Then I realized it was my fault. Either because of the tightbore or thebbs i was using, the bbs would constantly jam, and there wouldnt be enough force from the motor to push the bb out the barrel. Once i had to use a friends 11 v lipo to do it. I knew then the problem but was frustrated. The only airsoft-like stores around me were Academy Sports and Walmart which sell the Crossman Precision .2g bbs. Every gun i have used prior to this functions flawlessly with them but because this is supposed to be a "high performance AEG" (one wouldnt think so because of the price), you have to use ammunition specifically bought from an airsoft retailer. The closest one is 3 hours away in atlanta. Sorry, no. I refuse to pay 15 dollar shipping on a 10 dollar bag of bbs. Even when i had a bag of Golden Ball bbs, they jammed every 10th shot or so. If you dont mind paying top dollar for ammunition, go ahead, otherwise go to another brand. This company can make a decent AK, but not an M14.
-Excellent FPS for an 8.4v
-1 mag can last several games if kept on semi-auto (400 rds)
-Worth the money if you spend a pretty penny on the right ammo
-Very realistic in weight and appearance
-You might want to rearrange the wiring for the battery by disassembling the buttstock (screws). Where the wire first sat for me, the battery would not fit
-Cannot purchase cheap .2g ammo. 2g ammo will work if top brand.
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]