I wanted to do a quick review of my new G4-A1. Overall, I would highly recommend this AEG to anyone wanting a new gun. Mine chronoed right around 345fps with .23's (works out to around 370fps with .20's), which I think is a great speed. Not too fast to attract attention, but fast enough to carry some energy for the shots I make.
The look and feel of the gun was great. Everything was tight, with no undue rattles or creaks. The RIS never budged, even after I put a fore-grip on and actually TRIED to twist it. The plastic body is a work of art. It has a good feel to it and keeps the weight of the AEG low. The crane stock moved slightly, but much less than other AEG's I've used, including my current JG.
The gun worked well right out of the box. I sighted in on a 12" diameter frisbee about 75 feet away I use for target practice. After some effort to adjust the op up, I had the bb's bouncing off that thing.
At the guns maiden op, everyone was impressed with the looks. I had removed the front portion of the convertible barrel and installed a "silencer". In addition, I had a black fore-grip and a Chinese made holo-sight. The gun looked wonderful. When I got it into the woods, it performed great as well. I managed to get several kills with it.
Just a few cons. Plan to spend an extra $35 for a decent battery, since one does not come with the AEG. The Gun I received had some issues with the rear site. I simply replaced it with one I already had. Also, the crane stock is a little tight when it comes to keeping the battery wires inside with the battery. Just go slow and you can get everything to fit.
Overall a very nice gun!
Convertible barrel - comes right off to give the AEG that "CQB" look.
Very Light - with the plastic body and the rails, it's amazing
Rail System - give you an uninterrupted top rail, with plenty of room for accessories, all without weighing you down
Crane Stock - Nice being able to place the battery in the rear.
Overall Fit and Finish - This thing looks great and handles well
Crane Stock - it's a little tough accessing the battery compartment, meaning you won't be able to do this "under fire"
No Battery - Plan on getting a decent battery or using one you have
Stiff Hop Up - Takes quite a bit of effort to get the hop up adjusted.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]