The gun has H&K trades, which could be nice if it didnít have Umarex plastered all over the right side of the body, on the lower and in Bright White text on the upper receiver. At least on the lower they painted the text in a dull gray so itís not as painfully obvious, itís just poor form and displeasing to the eyes. The metal muzzle has a thread cap, unfortunately Umarex/G&G use some sort of welding glue to keep their muzzle breaks/muzzle devices from coming off because I had to have someone literally dremel the thread saver off, defeating the whole purpose of it. The gas block/end cap below the front site comes loose from use so be careful and watch out, you may want to lock tight it.
The body is nice enough, the finish is a nice black, not too glossy not too flat, the fake bolt can be fully pulled to the rear and gives a nice clack/bang when you HK slap it, the fake bolt and recoil system are nice enough, but eh it does not add any recoil, just some metal clanging while firing. The plastic MAG midcaps fit snug but with a little bit of play which is fine, the highcap that came with it however broke after about 2 uses, one of the counter-weights flew off while I was winding it, speaks of the quality for sure. With a 7.1 lipo the gun shoots pretty well, and snaps well on semi as far as trigger response. The selector switch is very positive on both the left and right sides, though thereís one spot in between safe and semi where the selector will not meet the detent so you have to make sure itís properly positioned before trying to fire. The stock has barely any wobble in the fully extended position and slides in and out with a bit of friction but might be because of how tight it was made. The tri-railed grip is just uncomfortable to use, even taking off the rails the grip just feels off, so I switched it off with a G&P lightened foregrip, though because the G&G MP5 isnít TM spec I had to make some modifications to the grip, but fits like a charm now. Iím not a fan of the J model type slither stock but it cups the shoulder a bit better and has a nice rubber buttpad which gives it a bit of grip.
Overall for my only and first CQB gun Iíd say itís a nice buy provided the metal can stand up to any punishment, since from what I understand G&G tends to make their metal bodies out of Magnesium. If you can get past the glairing faults with the thread saver welded and the ugly and offensive Umarex paragraphs on the side of the AEG youíll probably enjoy this gun, Iíve had it for a year now and so far I enjoy it.
Trades are alright mostly
The gun functions well
The selector switch is very positive
The fake bolt and charging handle seem to be well made
Fits non-G&G mags just fine, feeds well
The stock is firm and apparently well made
Umarex paragraphs all over the right side of the gun are just awful, I feel they could have done a much better job at either using a darker type of paint or putting the license garbage somewhere else.
The thread saver is almost permanently affixed to the muzzle end defeating the purpose of having threads.
G&Gís choice of foregrip is not what I could call comfortable to hold even with out the rails and the battery space is rather pathetic for its size.
The end cap for the gas system seems to come loose just by using the gun.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]