I bought the CM 35 about 6 months ago and it has been a good little gun so far. It has a decent out of the box range of around 80-90 feet. It fires a consistent 360fps and, while not inaccurate, is not as accurate as some other guns with a longer barrel. It is very attractive appearance wise, and it is pretty sturdy. The metal and wood add a little bit more realism to the package. It is compatible with a whole host of aftermarket parts from other makers besides CYMA so it is customizable.
The compactness of the CM 35 is very good. When the stock (which is rock solid!) is folded, the CM35 attains a lower profile than many sub-machineguns. This makes it a good back up for snipers, and a godsend for CQB and woodland scenarios with lots of undergrowth.
The battery compartment can easily house a longer stick battery than the 8.4 it comes with.
Sadly, there is a few problems, and they all are located around the battery hatch. The first is that the screw that connects the spring in the 'nub' that keeps the hatch closed, fell out about 2 days after purchase without me realizing it. (I now have to keep it closed with a cord). This is apparently a common occurrence according to message boards.
And the rear sights are off. And I mean cannot-hit-anything-with-them-OFF. They are skewed to the right which makes it miss to the right of targets by about 2ft at 60 feet. Sadly they cannot be readily fixed either, as they are welded onto the joint that connects the battery hatch to the rest of the frame. Luckily, as this is an airsoft gun, one can 'paint-ball aim' and just watch where the rounds go after firing in the general direction of the target. Adding optics, such as a red dot, would also fix this problem. Sadly this makes out-of-the-box sniping difficult. This error in sight build has been the case on every CM35 I have handled.
The rear sling mount also broke off after about 2 months.
Over all, the CM 35 is a pretty decent gun, especially for its low price tag. It is great for skirmishing and close quarters, and it has the muscle to slug it out with bigger and more expensive guns.
But it does have some problems.
I highly recommend this or the CM 28 for people new to airsoft, especially those who do not want to spend hundreds on more specialized and high tech fighting platforms. It is also great for the casual airsofter who wants a gun that won't fail and will keep on rockin.
Accurate out of the box (if aftermarket optics and not using stock sights)
After market compatibility
Spacious battery compartment
Compact for CQB and crawling through undergrowth
Tough exterior and internals with a negligible exception (The screw)
LOW PRICE TAG!
Rear sights are unusable.
Screw that holds spring pin in, is apparently prone to falling out.
Frail rear sling mount
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]