I bought this about a year ago and it is a great buy. most of my friends use cheap guns, the best being a WELL or other clone rifle. Anyway this is a great gun for someone who has played for awhile and is ready for a good gun. If you are looking for a upgrade to a 9.6v battery YOU NEED metal bushings. No matter what you really need metal bushings. I has this for 2 weeks and after about 14,000 rounds of either .20g or 0.25g bbs my sector gear shredded when a bushing failed. I now have a standard set of classic army gears in it (THANK YOU GI) as well as metal bushings (ALSO THANKS). It is accurate out to probably 150 feet and effective to about 200 feet. Fps is probably 320-345 (GI chronoed mine at 345). Shoots consistent headshots on a human sized target at 180 feet, people thats headshots not torso. Good for anything really, not sniping unless you play with the idiots I do who can't shoot past 50 feet. Feels nice to hold, VERY DURABLE i have dropped and bashed it many times and still in great shape. The motor isn't really as good as they say although it has somewhere around 12-15 rps (720-900rpm) depending on battery charge. Mag works great, stock feels nice, I have had problems where i need to aim low because they must have built the rear sight too high ro the front one too low. I am probably buying a wire to front systema m120 pre-built torque up gearbox and a long magnum motor as well as a JBU 6.03mm tightbore. The gearbox probably could be better; mine no longer fires semi auto and once again, the ruined gearset issue.
4.5 STARS FOR A GREAT AND CHEAP GUN FOR THOSE SEEKING SOMETHING BETTER THAN MOST OTHER GUNS UNDER $200 (No offense to JG, i have friends who are buying those (g36 and m4) and they are great from what i hear)
if only CA could fix the gearbox up a bit...
-Nice grouping out to 180 feet
-good rpm (900rpm)
-good fps (m100 stock spring)
-durability = 5 stars
-hopup- its plastic but still is amazing
-comes with black tflashhider too (don't use in public or in U.S. unless a skirmish or something allows) I won't tell how I got mine off but don't use an open flame and better yet, just don't try
-you can use a sling and not have barrel wobble from it (I went MOUNTAIN BIKING with it slung over my back and its still fine - don't try at home)
-decent shim job
-gearbox has lower quality parts, though far better than clones like WELL
-none other have arisen at the time being ---_ HURRAY OVER A YEAR AND VERY FEW ISSUES!!!
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]