For a low priced AEGs this ASGI custom seemed to fit the bill. It had just enough flare to it to make it stand out from the crowd, but kept with a solid clone base and reliable internals. Unfortunately the AEGs was far less illustrious than expected upon arrival. The parts that were described did not come with the AEG and did not come assembled as described. The base is your standard JG M4 CQB and is all in good shape, but what was extremely dissapointing was the Flash-hider that was said to come with it. First off, note that this is not the Madbull version, but the Socom Gear one...so dont expect to adjust the amplification of the flash-hider, but I was aware of that prior to ordering.
The main problem arose because the AEG came with a glued in orange flash-hider. If you remove the Flash-hider to install the replica Noveske, you void all warranties. I thought to myself, "I paid for the that Flash-hider, so I want to use it" and I removed the glued in flash-hider which left the threading in bad shape with caked on glue and stripped threads. At that point, that is considered a modification and that too voids the warranty. All this would also have been fine with me since having been a 10 year airsoft veteran I was aware that warranties aren't worth the paper they are printed on most of the time, but when I tried to install the Amplifier, it turns out that it does not fit the JG barrel and will not screw in at all. The orange safety flash has not only glue and the small screw to fasten it to the outer barrel, but also a small metal rod inserted which make removal a very difficult task without total destroying the threading on the rifle barrel.
So now I have an AEG which I was forced to void warrantied on in order to create the rifle they advertised, which I cant create because ASGI forces you to void any warranties which release them from any liability and a Flash-hider which does not fit and cannot be returned because a) it had to be opened to try to install and b) they don't accept any returns on accessories, period.
On a side note, the Flash-hider advertised in both the pictures and in the description was a Noveske Kx3 replica, but they senf a KFH one instead. If you wish to have the rifle described, you will need to set some extra cash aside for a new outer barrel and make sure they send you a Kx3 Amplifier rather than the KFH model.
Now, the AEG itself is quite nice and it seems very well built. Nothing feels loose nor poorly fabricated. I would easily venture to say that the plastic body of the JG actually feels sturdier than a TM one and I would have no reservations of putting a plastic AEG to the test in the field or in a CQB environment. The Magpul mag gives a bit of a hi-tech look to itand the PTS MOE foregrip changes the weapon's footprint enough were it still feels like an AR-15, but gives it a totally unique appearance on the field.
Unique styling with PTS foregrip (the foregrip makes it resemble something that would have come from a FN plant...pretty neat)
A Magpul midcap is preferable over the hicap, especially since many group have hi-cap restrictions these days.
Very clean JG design and feel very sturdy...much more that alot of the other M4s i've owned in the past (CA, TM, and ICS)
Battery is a bit difficult to set in stock.
Glued in orange flash hider makes it nearly impossible to attach the Amplifier one.
Noveske KFH amplifier is sent instead of KX-3 as shown.
Be prepared to buy a separate outer barrel to truly create this AEG.
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]