First off, I would just like to thank ASGI for providing one of the better AEGs I've used. I have had this gun for just about 3 months now, and it has been to multiple wars. Included with the gun are a nice hi-cap, a 9.6 1200mAh Ni-MH battery, a decent vertical grip and the extra SPR flash hider. The gun is constructed completely of metal, with only the expected pistol grip and stock (exception of buttplate) of plastic. The barrel is free floating and the iron sights are flip up, high quality and easy to adjust. The fire selector is NOT ambidextrous, though the selections are engraved on both sides and with a bit of work you would probably be able to switch them.
STARTING FROM THE FRONT
1)The flash hider is blaze orange and plastic out of the box, but with a tiny allen wrench and some pliers removing it is easy. Under it is a 14mm CC thread, over which you can put the included metal Spr flash hider or a barrel extension of your choice (Mine is the Gemtech Blackside)
2)The outer barrel is free floating within the cover, held in place by a second metal rod above it. The outer cover is nice, though the rails are a bit far forward for the vertical grip to be of use and there is no way to move them toward the rear as the screw holes are too far or too closely spaced. Good for a bipod though.
3)The body is standard M16/M4 style, constructed completely of metal. It is two piece, with removable front screw to do work on the internals.
4)The charging handle is functional, metal, and opens up the hopup for easy adjustment.
5)The stock is very nice, made of durable plastic. The buttplate is metal, with opening door to access the battery compartment. Reminiscent of a King Arms stock.
The internals are very nice, with a metal hopup and reinforced metal gearbox. The stock inner barrel is average quality, .05 i believe. Stock bucking is fine, soft.
1)The mag well, as many reviews mention, is a little squirrelly. It is a bit tricky getting in the magazines, but all you really need to do is put it in at a bit of an angle, and use a bit of force.
2) This gun is a bitch to get apart. As opposed to the standard rear screw that comes out and the top flips down, this gun has a removable screw at the FRONT of the body, which must be unscrewed by allen wrench and then pushed out with something small enough to fit inside it. Get out the hammer. I ended up nearly taking the entire thing apart just to get to the hopup my first time... Other than that, once it is open the gun is surprisingly easy to work on.
3) ASGI chrono'd mine at a whopping 430 fps! A bit much for most fields, but with some heavier BBs you should be fine. The accuracy is great (with my .03), and the hopup is VERY adjustable, literally from curving up to curving straight down.
4) My upgrades are an ASGI .03 inner barrel and H-spacer. I also have a red/green dot and barrel extension attached.
5) This gun is an M4 MOD!!! The barrel length gives it away, but the stock is misleading.
All in all, 5/5 as the mag well is easy once you get used to it and being hard to open up has no effect on actual performance. For $200, its a steal!
LOUD! Intimidation factor: Code Red.
High FPS (Damn, this thing hurts!)
Battery lasts ~4hrs a charge (Plus it's a 9.6!)
Everything expected to be metal, is metal.
Includes nice metal hi-cap
Hard to take apart, easy to get confused while doing it.
Mag well is fun to get used to
No front sling mount
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]