This has been a gun I've wanted ever since I saw it. I new what I wanted to do externally before I even thought about getting it. Out of the box I was very impressed. It's an extremely solid build over all. It feels like it's not going to break when you hold it. When I played with it the actuate range wasn't all that great but it's a CQB weapon so no big deal. After the PEQ box with battery and other attachments where put on it was a bit front heavy. However, I was still able to snap it up and get rounds on target quickly. It shot 380 with .2s out of the box with just me putting some deans connectors on.
Now I did have some issues. The PEQ box is made of cheap plastic. I over tightened the screw a little bit and cracked it. No big deal just got a better bigger PEQ to replace it. While at the shop getting the PEQ I wanted to get the trigger guard replaced with a Magpul PTS. But it seems that Echo 1 does not want their logo taken off and the piece that holds the trigger guard cracked and broke off. It seems the lower reciver is made of white metal and that place is just weak. The gun still shoots (I used it in a game afterwards and got some nice kills) but it needs to be glued back on now. These two things are why I'm giving it a three.
One last thing. The sling mount is a complete joke. I run the Irene Adaptive Sling and every time I brought it up I'd have to deal the clip in my face. Some 550 cord and I was golden though.
Besides all it's faults I love this gun it's my night weapon and CQB weapon and in that role it functions wonderful. It needs some gentle care but in a fight you can be rough with and it won't break. I spent a day in the woods with it playing how I normally do and had no issues what so ever. I think the part the broke was me being selfish and wanting it to be just a little different then other XCRs. If you get this gun be happy with what it is and don't hit it with a hammer to get the trigger guard pin out.
Easy to quickly acquire multiple targets
Rail space everywhere
High FPS right out of the box
VFC build quality internally
PEQ box is made of cheap plastic
Can't replace the trigger guard
Lower receiver made of white metal
Sling point is a joke
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]