First of all, kudos to Airsoft GI for the amazing shipping. I used the free shipping code and my gun came 2 DAYS after I bought it! That is pretty amazing considering it was free.
The gun itself is very nice. There are no parts clanking around inside of the frame or slide and it has a good weight to it, I would say 1.5 to 2 pounds. However, the finish on the gun is kind of disapointing. I was expecting a nice matte finish that was fairly scratch resistant. The finish was nice, don't get me wrong, but it looked kinda like plastic from a distance. It had a shiny appeal to it and it seems as if KJW put an extra coating on the gun to make it scratch resistant, but its not! I took it out of the box, and I hit the end of the slide on my counter and there was a slight scratch. But don't let this hinder you from buying this sidearm, for it is an excellent weapon. I chronographed mine right out of the box and it was an average of 317 FPS. The blowback is crisp and responsive, but even more so with the co2 mags I bought with it. Buy the CO2 mags people, green gas sucks in comparison with cost and effectiveness. Gun has great accuracy with 3 inch groupings at 75 feet out of the box. KWA has nothing on this gun with their PTP M9. It has a realistic field stripping procedure and it has lots of upgrades because of its TM compatibility. I put a threaded barrel from ASGI and a swiss arms mock suppressor, and it look really badass. I would recommend this gun to beginning players and experienced players.
Great FPS out of box
accuracy is on par with more expensive guns (3 inch groupings at 75 ft)
lots of upgrades (TM compatibility)
realistic field strip
The finish is shiny, almost plastic like
is not very scratch resistant
That's almost all I could think of about what is wrong with this gun. This is an excellent sidearm and the paintjob should not hinder you from buying this awesome airsoft gun. I would rate this gun 5 out of 5, but the finish just is so crappy, I couldn't.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]