This is a great little gun to compete with G&G's Sportlines. The internals are great on this thing, very smooth, a bit better than G&G's sportlines, but the externals of the G&G's beat out this gun. While the quality of the metal is better with the ICS, the polymer of the G&G's are much better than the plastic of the ICS. The plastic will hold up good enough, but it is just not as aesthetically pleasing as other brands polymer (shiny looking). Although the Colt trademarks are very accurate and nicely done.
Stock accuracy is better than the G&G CM's, good out to about 130 feet. Also, ASGI says this gun chrono's in at 300fps, my packing slip states 367fps, which is great for CQB (once the spring settles) and good for woodland play. The included thermold mag is kinda cheezy in construction, but it feeds and fits great in the gun. ICS's hopup design is very unique and works very well. The stock inner barrel is aluminum, and is pretty nice, but this gun will probably require a TBB in the near future.
The ICS split gearbox is very neat, and very well built. The ICS motor is kinda noisy, even after adjusting the motor height, but most ICS motors are known to be noisy. The charging handle pulls back the mock bolt, flips open the dust cover and reveals the hopup, although the dust cover pops open on it own at its own free will at times. The functional forward assist is VERY cool, works like advertised.
Overall, its a great gun, I would still buy the G&G over it, but if you want the split gearbox of the ICS, and all the different features this gun offers dont hesitate.
If you want a gun as an upgrade platform, and want nicer externals get a G&G CM or plastica.
I recommend this gun over a JG or Echo 1 ANY DAY!!!!
Very well built internals
Nice quality of the metal external parts
Colt Rollmarks are very nice
Very stout and heavy feeling, no creaks.
Plastic is not polymer (or is a very low grade polymer) but will probably still last.
Good stock hopup and accuracy
Functional forward assist is a big plus!
For the price...very nice gun overall.
Noisy stock motor
Included mag feels cheap
No metal flash hider included
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]