I'll start off by saying that this airsoft weapon platform is wonderful, external quality is great, although I could'nt quite gather the courage to disassemble the weapon. First impressions upon opening the box; exitement, entrigue, and then relief. The weapon was well packaged (thank you Airsoft GI), it was a little heavier than expected but hey, it builds character right? I'm not really sure what everyone was saying about the battery being so hard to put in, it only took me about thirty seconds. The polymer surface quality was fantastic, the metal components seemed strong, and the stock folded and retracted just as expected.
The folding mechanism on the stock was stiff to the push and it does not actually lock into possition, that being said it does stay held in place well. The iron sights where good but not great (I prefer m4/m16 sights) but thy do flip down for optional sights to be attatched to the weapon. The fire selector switch was looser than i'm use to but it stays in place if you don't mess with it. The barrel is quick detatch, very handy in case you buy a new one. As for the mag well, the mag wobbles as usual on most aeg's however the Magpul PMAG included was very nice, but it will need to be broken in. Also Magpul trademarks and holographic emblem on the weapon, big plus for customers who are into realism.
Overall this is a great starter weapon or something for more experianced warfighters to build and upgrade upon. I will say if you can spring for the actual Magpul brand Masada, it will start off a better weapon overall rather than needing improvments like this model but this one is a cheaper alternative that still has all the same great features just not the same internals.
Any who, I personally recomend this aeg to startes and pros alike. My thanks to A.S. GI, fantastic service, great packaging, and fast shipping. Airsoft gi, where the pro's shop!
Top knotch external quality
Easy battery insallation (my opinion)
Folding stock, also retactable
Magpul PMAG included
Quick change barrel
Flip sights and monolithic upper rail
Full metal upper reciever
High grade polymer parts
Full Magpul trademarks and holo emblem
Folding stock does not lock into place
A little over priced (my opinion)
Included battery is for test perpouses only
Charger is hazerdous
Rear sight can flip up on its own
Fire selector switch is kinda loose
Lame stickers on the side of the gun are a pain to get off, not the Magpul brand ones just the warning ones.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]