This was my 1st custom build AEG, and I must say this is impressive for the price. The weight feels balanced when the battery is in the crane stock and a full hi-cap. I mainly bought this to try and have a "one of a kind" look on the field, because M4 type guns are so popular. Performance-wise, this can hold its own in field gameplay. Since the fps is quite high, (I'd guess i'm shooting in the low 400's) it can reach to about 120-150ft effectively with help from the hop up. Although it is one-piece and full metal, id suggest switching out the bucking with something else, id recommend the REAPS bucking. It alone helped my bbs hit 150-170ft kills. The ROF is not the best in the world but its enough to cover your team when moving or getting those pesky players who don't call their hits. It's been about 1 1/2 years since I had this baby and I could not have been more satisfied that i got it. It has a very unique appearance with the accessories i put on it ( tan Magpul AFG 1, black and tan XTM rail covers, d-boys ambidextrous mag catch, tactical light and laser, and a simple NC star plastic red dot). Not to mention internal upgrades that I put into it, making it shoot like a dream. All in all, this gun has lasted longer than a friend's KWA M4, and a G&G M4 combat machine, but I think they don't maintain their equipment. If you want to look unique, don't be shy, pick this up and stand out!
-Metal body, only polymer is stock and motor grip
-Short & compact, easy to maneuver corners and bush
-out-of-box performance can stand up to higher-level guns (KWA, G&G, etc.)
-A LOT of different magazine brands can fit and feed well (G&G, Magpul P/E-mags, MAG, KWA, as far as I tested)
-Heavy weight, but not too heavy
-Slightly pricey for starter players
-Buttstock is horrible, get a aftermarket one to save headaches in installing battery. (echo1 stocks can fit, i have one.)
-Top rail was sharp on mine, cut right hand (recommend getting rail covers)
Motor connectors will break fast if you tech on your AEGs
-Hop up is okay, bucking is not. Swap out ASAP.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]