This is an AMAZING gun. I've had this gun since it first came out several years ago (along with the original $200 SR-25), and I can /assure/ you, A&K means business. I've put this gun through hell, and it has sure as heck brought me fame and glory. Most of my squad uses all A&K guns (SR, Mod0, Mod1, M16A4...full metal v2 gearbox line like this gun), and we're pure terror on the field. 350 fps? HAH. This gun shoots at least 400 out of the box.
This is a solid gun (real weight), it breaks down easy, the short length is super awesome for dashing around, and around corners. Worried about the range? Pah! Before my upgrades, 150ft is like taking candy from a baby....I HIGHLY reccomend .25g bb's. .23 should be your lowest....the .20's are just too inconsistent for the fps, trust me...like i've said, i've had this gun for /years/. ----------------------------- Some people mention issues with the stock...well, they just don't know how to put the battery in...you kinda do it "head first". Also, for me the bottom rails /did not/ come far enough back for a reaalllyyy comfortable fore grip...but it's not an issue, I'm used to it. It's all metal with composite grip/stock, but that's it. The Gearbox is excellent for stock, very solid.
SUGGESTED EVENTUAL UPGRADES: This is basically what I have installed...It performs like the chosen gun of the gods, and is insane on the field, cqb and ranged combat.
- 6.03/6.01 inner barrel
- Aluminum cylinder head
- piston/piston head (I used Modify, works good)
- air nozzle
- Systema hop-up bucking
OPTIONAL: High torque motor (nothing extreme guys), 9.6v nun....you could get "high torque gears", but the gears are very nice stock.../maybe/ consider it if you spray like a wild man/woman.
**BUT GUESS WHAT? you don't need that stuff!!! I was out-shooting, out-performing, and wrecking guys with their fancy kwa's and g&g or whatever they use, JUST OUT OF THE BOX. They were amazed. Buy an A&K, you WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.**
- fps (easily 400+ out of the box)
- length (if cqb is your jam, or for maneuverability)
- quality (this thing is solid, good cave man club)
- full metal (inside and out)
- easy to take-down, version 2 gearbox is an easy take-down
- range (150ft average combat range. Use .25g or .28g stock for 200ft easy)
It's an A&K....this thing can build a legend.
- flip up/down sights included stock
#1 - Rail length (doesn't bother me)
#2 - Trying to make up cons
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]