I received my RK103 EVO in early January of this year and just have not been able to get around to writing a review for it. Words fail in describing how incredible this AEG is, yet I will try. Taking this behemoth out of the box, one sees how realistic it is. At 7 and a half pounds in its stripped and empty configuration it almost perfectly mimics the weight and balance of a real AK. Having a full metal body ensures a beautiful external appearance and amazing durability you will not see in plastic AK's. The RIS is plastic, which a positive thing because it is still very durable yet far lighter than a metal RIS, and would probably ruin the balance. Ergonomic pistol grip is a much needed improvement over the smallish and non-friendly generic AK grip.
Onto the one thing that makes the RK series shine in the AEG world of AKs, the bolt. This weapon is so realistic that it has an actual functioning bolt with gas piston in front for maximum realism. Add to that the realistic takedown and it just gets better. This AEG is so realistic that it will fool police so do be discrete about using it.
Accuracy wise, it is an excellent field weapon, managing 5 inch or less groupings at 80 feet with no upgrades, accuracy is still excellent to 140 with proper hop up and ammunition; I can only imagine what it could do with improved internals.
Rate of fire is a moderate 700 or so with the battery that comes with the RK103 starter package; nice and stable ROF that does not waste ammo and still puts enough down range to do the job. Mine came at 370 out of the box but has settled down to about 325 fps with .20 with the spring broken in. Reliability wise, its ridiculous, besides the usual cleaning and maintenance I have never had a single incident where the gun was at fault for a misfire, just nearly depleted batteries or misfeeding magazines.
The realism is so complete that G&G has perfectly replicated the AK sights. AK sights do not have the capacity to account for anything but range, its not the fault of the gun, its just the way AK sights are.
I advise people who purchase this gun that the flash hider/ compensator is rather permanent. DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE IT YOURSELF! This will cause the front end to become wobbly and less accurate. For people wanting to put something else there, tell ASGI to remove the flash hider AND the 22mm thread, then to screw them both back on to meet legality requirements. G&G has put nearly indestructible glue on the 22mm thread that holds the compensator on and in the space that holds the 22mm thread onto the 14mm standard thread.
Other than this one small problem this gun is flawless, if you are looking for an AK AEG with great baseline performance, excellent upgrade and accessory potential, this is your gun.
Everything but the "permanently glued" muzzle compensator
Compensator is permanently glued on unless you know how to remove it safely without damaging or loosening the barrel or the front sight.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]