I made my father get into airsoft, and we got him the Chicago Typewriter version of the Thomson. :3 ... However, I had problems with the mag. Maybe it's just my luck to get a busted magazine? Who knows? All I know is the thing was built WRONG. It just flat out doesn't work. Biggest problem is, I can't return it and I can't open it up. No nuts, bolts, screws, or anything I can take off to at least see what was wrong.
I think they either screwed up and never put a coil spring inside, or said spring broke somehow. All I know is it didn't work on the first game we played with it. Couldn't even make the BBs feed into the gun.
... Apparently there are some, but I haven't seen 'em. See the review before me. He had better luck. I mean, how awesome would it be if it worked?
- Can't open it up.
- NEVER EVER EVER rewind it backwards. Although this wasn't what mine broke because of, it is very easy to screw up yourself. Usually a friend would break it, according to past reviews I've seen.
- Unlike modern magazines, you have to slide it -straight- up into the gun. Makes it a little tricky, but hey, it's a fricken' barrel mag. If it works properly, this shouldn't matter.
- Oh, and get the 'gangster' version of the Thomson if you want a barrel mag. It has a foregrip built right on. The normal Thomson doesn't, making it hard to handle.
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]