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KJW Full Metal M9 Military GBB Airsoft Gun
[03033 / GBB-601]
$120.00
by J. MCGINNIS Date Added: Friday 06 December, 2013
Product Information:
I've had mine for about a year now. When I purchased it, it had already been used for a few months by two other people, and the only things it has needed in all that time are a new spring kit, a couple tune-ups, and regular cleaning (just as with any firearm).

The hop-up is a bit inconvenient to adjust, as it requires removing the slide, but that's really not a problem since you shouldn't need to adjust the hop-up during a game anyway. Be very careful to not over tighten when adjusting, because the plastic threads can strip fairly easily. This is what happened to mine, and although I have to take apart the barrel assembly whenever I want to adjust the hop, it forced me to discover an easy mod. Since hop-up mechanism no longer stays in place, due to the stripped screw hole, I have to lock it in place by wedging a rolled up piece of tape between the hop-up lever and the outer barrel. Doing so eliminates the possibility of the hop-up mechanism moving during use and affecting the BB grouping consistency. I measured off the range this summer (performance is always best in warm weather), and at 155 feet I was getting groupings with a 3 foot diameter on average, and most of the inconsistency was due to my aiming, as I was shooting from an upright position.

Very solid construction. Although it is not recommended I use Crosman CO2 cartridges, not propane or green gas, and I have never had any problems with any parts failing. I avoid using gas guns in the winter months, as they do not preform very efficiently in cold weather. During warm months, I can run 60 to 95 rounds on just a single canister. In the cold months, only 20 to 30 rounds.

Very light weight and reliable. Sometimes I drop my CQC M4 and take only this into the field. The times I get the most kills are usually the times when I use only my M9 and my rubber knife (those are always the most glorious kills as well).

I recommend cleaning and re-greasing after every event. Because the slide is open, it is more likely to accumulate dust and debris if you are not careful. But don't worry; disassembly is very easy. There are also an abundance of aftermarket replacement and upgrade parts for this gun, though I don't see any reason to upgrade until something breaks, which I predict will not happen for a long time yet.

Pros:
Easy disassembly/reassembly.
Simple design. Simple to operate. Similar to a real firearm.
Sturdy.
High availability of aftermarket replacement/upgrade parts.
Abundance of disassembly/reassembly videos on youtube.
Light weight.
Reliable.
Very reasonable price. You don't need a $150 KWA.
Very comfortable, especially if you purchase the ergonomic grip for it.
Very natural shape. Easy to quickly line up the sights.
FUN to use!

Cons:
Open slide can accumulate grime.
Hop-up unit can strip (was s good thing for me).
Safety mechanism is hard to disassemble.
Hard to find replacements for a couple of the smaller springs.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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KJW Full Metal M9 Military GBB Airsoft Gun
[03033 / GBB-601]

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