Anyone looking for a complete overview of this gun, read this carefully. I have owned this gun for several years and used it frequently, I know exactly what I'm talking about.
PERFORMANCE IN COMBAT
All in all, the Thompson is outstanding in every way when it comes to skirmishes. I'm not kidding. This gun can compete with the best of the best, like KWA or tokyo marui. There are several reasons why it does so well:
RANGE: the Thompson outclasses nearly every single gun I've seen in range and accuracy. Most sniper rifles can't even compare to this thing. it is accurate up until around 200 feet, better than the majority of airsoft guns produced. If the skirmishes you do tend to be range wars, you will beat all competitors.
FPS: there are various reports of the Thompson's FPS, so unless you have you own cronograph machine, knowing the exact speed is tricky. After using it for three years, i would put the fps around 375. Thats almost the equivalent of an m120 spring. So, in a skirmish, this gun packs a very powerful punch. I have made people bleed from 50 feet away. rest assured, it HURTS to get shot with this thing.
One problem I have with the gun is that it's almost impossible to take it apart to upgrade it. it's not like an M4, where upgrading is an easy thing. I've never been able to do it. But then again, if your not the type of airsofter who upgrades his guns, maybe this isn't an issue for you. I assume, however, due to the fantastic performance of the gun, that the internals must be extremely decent, packing a steel gearbox and a tightbore barrel. The motor could be slightly better, as one drawback of the gun is a slower rate of fire, around 850 rpm. but considering the range and fps, that isn't a huge concern. And you can always buy a higher powered battery to increase the rpm if you want.
first off, everything that appears metal on this gun is metal. the barrel, the mag, the sights, the sling holders, everything. it's very solid metal, so you won't ever have to worry about it breaking anytime soon. I've dropped it on pavement multiple times and had no issues. The trademarks are very well incorporated into the gun, so if your a collector or something that might be a pro. I personally never cared either way, but they make a nice touch.
The stock, handle, and frontal grip are not actual wood, however, so don't believe any site that tells you they are. They are AVS plastic, and the wood is simulated. Don't worry about that though, it's still extremely durable and realistic. Also as I discovered the externals on the gun are snow proof, so if you happen to live in cold weather places this gun won't have issues with that.
this is one of the best guns cybergun has ever produced. buy it. right now. you could buy a tokyo marui and it wouldn't be as good as this. It's worth the price tag, I gaurantee.
outstanding skirmish performance
good value for price
weighs 7.6 pounds, heavy after a long day in the field
low rate of fire
don't trust the sling that come with the gun
somewhat awkward to hold and shoot
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]