The DBoys SCAR-L is, for 190 USD, all in all a solid build and it's a pretty heavy gun out of the box, the materials feel good and it's all surprisingly well put together.
The upper receiver is made of metal, so is the "hand guard" which consists of picatinny rails all round, the top is a continuous rail from where the stock meets the receiver all the way to the front sight. This is a great feature that enables you to put any kind of optics, flashlights, lasers or any other accessories you might want to customize your SCAR with. More metal is found in the barrel, sights, charging handle, trigger, fire selector, sling mounts and various other details. The plastic parts are a solid polymer and look and feels like they’ll be able to hold up well with use.
The stock folds like on the real steel and is also extendable and features an adjustable cheek rest, this also doubles as easy access to the battery compartment that is inside the stock. The butt plate is made of high quality rubber and will provide good support and grip for your shoulder. The only issues with this model are the exposed battery wire that could get damaged if unlucky, also some have reported that the mating slit for the locking mechanism have broken off rendering the stock being unable to lock in extended mode. This I’ve only seen one report off and hopefully it’s not a common issue with this gun.
The gun comes with a barrel extension that will make the barrel be in the “Standard configuration” of three available SCAR configs. Without the extension you’ll get the CQB length, and with a folded stock you have yourself a very good CQB weapon.
The flash hider that comes with the gun is orange plastic and of very low quality, I recommend that you get yourself an aftermarket metal flash hider to go with your new gun (14mm CCW). There is a metal flash hider included in the package, it’s a standard M4 type and of ok quality. There’s also a vertical foregrip included, this is of ok quality, screw it on tight and you’ll have a solid, no-wobble foregrip. However, it’s pretty basic and not much more.
The included 8,4V / 1200 mah battery will give you decent ROF, not more, either get yourself a LiPO or a 9,6V Ni-Mh to get more playtime and better ROF. But as an included battery, it’s fine! Just be careful not to get a battery that’s too powerful if you plan on getting a LiPO, you don’t want to fry the internals, reinforced as they may be… The charger that is included is absolutely rubbish, if you have a smart charger, use that and give the included one to Mr. Trash bin…
I converted my SCAR to “Deans” connectors and also got a 7,4V / 1200 mah LiPO from an RC hobby store (18 USD), this will act like a 8,4V Ni-Mh battery as far as ROF go and won’t do any harm to the internals.
If you plan to mount optics, be sure to get a “picatinny riser plate” to raise the scope above the iron sights, this will make looking through your new optics more comfortable.
As far as performance goes, the gun fires hard and straight, I chronoed mine to 405+ fps, which unfortunately makes it too powerful for most CQB arenas, but great for the open field! With some time and a few BB’s trough it, the spring should settle down and allow for use at CQB arenas too.
All in all, the DBoys SCAR is a beautiful looking gun, great feel, good internals and solid building materials! If you’re looking for a SCAR-L with budget in mind you should seriously consider the DBoys version, for the money it’s a great gun, both for looks and feel!
-Many mounting options with all the picatinny rails
-Barrel extension, foregrip and battery included
-Relatively cheap as fas as AEG's go...
-Horrible plastic flash hider
-Included battery charger is of lowest possible quality
-Mine didn’t come with the printed trademarks on the receiver as shown on the web site
-High FPS (400+) takes it to the borderlands at many fields and CQB arenas
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]