I have owned my G4-A2 Flaming Hog for 3 years now. This gun is amazing and through the past 3 years has never once given me any problems on the battle field. This gun has a scary fast Rate of Fire and for a CQB sized weapon this gun has amazing accuracy. I can easily hit any human sized target from a good 30-40 yards away, my record being a head shot from about 50 yards away. It's the perfect weapon for people who like Close Quarter Combat and is great for laying down support fire from a fair distance. Note that the barrel (both inner and outer) end about a half inch before the rail system does, which give the gun a great look when using the amplifier or suppressor but is surprisingly hilarious looking with just a flash hider.
The magazine is a 450 round high capacity magazine which last me an entire match and when I forget to reload half way through the next one. Spare mags might not be needed if you only attend small backyard meets, but with this guns 20 rounds per second rate of fire it literally eats BBs up and spits them out faster than you could imagine. So I would suggest if you intend on staying on fully automatic for long periods of time (support fire) to invest in a box mag or auto feeding double mag. Another note is that with the high rate of fire it becomes costly to use .25's which this gun can shoot very accurately so I tend to use .2's when laying down support fire, but what I like to do is to have a designated mag for .25's and another with .2's so that if I need to hit a target at range i can pop in the .25's.
This gun DOES NOT COME WITH A BATTERY (it didn't when I purchased it at least) I use and recommend a 9.6v battery. The crane stock is compatible with small nun-chuck style batteries If you intend on using this gun solely for extended airsoft events I would bring a backup battery and/or a smart charger the battery doesn't always last when I use it for over 5 hours of game play.
These sights are highly adjustable... from left to right, there is no altitude adjustment on either of the sights. This isn't necessarily going to happen to everybody but when i first received my G4-A2 the rear sight was broken/non functional, Airsoft GI's staff was very helpful and set me a replacement immediately. The sight are good my gun tend to shot left but the sights adjusted perfectly and I hit spot on nearly every time.
The amplifier alone make this gun a useful support gun, every time I fire this gun loaded or not it gets a jump out of everybody nearby, I have honestly successfully laid down support fire with no ammo. It's great if you're the kind of player who likes making their presence known or trying to create a distraction but it's fairly unhelpful when the mission calls for stealth or to anyone who just doesn't like the enemy knowing their exact location.
-Amazing Rate of Fire
-Very Durable (Third year of use and shooting as good as it did first use)
-Back up sights could be more adjustable
-Needs a larger battery compartment or ability to accept larger batteries
-AMPLIFIER!!! (!!!HERE I AM, EVERYONE SHOOT AT ME!!!)
-Doesn't come with battery
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]