Its been well over a year since I've had this gun and it still performs as good as the day i pulled it out of the box! In my last review i hadn't actually been to any games with it yet but after a year of skirmishes I think i can give a fair unbiased review of it. For me the performance of this gun is nothing short of spectacular! its internals have not been upgraded in any way, mostly because this is currently my only gun so i've not had the guts to tamper with it. This being said, my 1 year old jg cqbr with original internals is the most feared gun in the group i play with. between us there's only 4 or 5 aegs but it has outperformed a utg m4 commando, an Echo 1 g36c, an Echo 1 Stag 15, a JG M4 A1, and a brand new JG S-system (and a crossman ak47 from dicks but thats hardly worth mentioning). It was more accurate and had a higher ROF than any of these guns. the one closest to par with it is the Stag 15 but i still prefer this because the stag 15 requires a battery box. the crane stock is on of the nicest features on this gun, i'll never buy a gun that doesn't have a crane stock it is invaluable in combat to not have a battery box coming loose or weighing the front of your gun down. Since i mentioned the stock lets do externals now. the crane stock was a bit wobbly, however using electricians tape on the inside of the stock (on the top where it slides on the buffer tube) i was able to eliminate the wobble but sliding the stock is not smooth anymore. In my last review i said the RIS was wobbly and i fixed it with tape.....i was stupid. The very next time i took off the rails to dry them after a game in the rain they became wobbly and stupid again. it turns out the spring in the delta ring broke which is why it wasn't working so i decided to upgrade. my cqbr now has madbull 7" dragonfire free float rails, no triangle iron sight on front, a g&g vert. grip, a UTG red dot, and a Boyi Meat tenderizer style flash hider on it. It is one sexy looking gun. The 1 piece barrel and buffer tube have remained rock solid for a year with only the buffer tube needing some tightening. the plastic grey body is not extremely attractive but i can live with it. It is a great gun as far as performance goes. original externals (for me) aren't the greatest but keep in mind its a $155 jg. don't expect great externals. in the end this gun has been my best friend in combat. Its hosed down people coming around a corner before they could blink. its cleared entire rooms and made long distance shots atypical of a cqb style gun. This gun has never, ever, jammed on me and nothing has gone wrong inside the gun I've never had a need to open the gun up. it is a fantastic gun and if you can get past/upgrade the externals you will have yourself a very fast, hard hitting, accurate, and reliable gun.
Sturdy 1 piece barrel
Sturdy Buffer tube
Looks great with a few external upgrades
Performs great with original internals
Externals aren't the prettiest
Rails are wobbly and will need replacing eventually
crane stock is wobbly (fixable with tape method or upgradeable)
Don't let the cons deter you from getting this. Even if you have to play a game with no rails and an exposed outer barrel (like i did) the gun will still perform and shoot great. is it my first choice for a gun? no. but my first choice is a $385 gun. if you don't have money and want to step out of the Crossman C11/ springer realm and enter the aeg realm, this is a great, reliable, easily maintainable, and affordable gun.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]