- Not perfect, but definitely a great choice.
I didn't want to review this gun the day that I received it, because I wanted the "Honeymoon" period to wear off. I've been messing around with it for quite some time now, and I'm pretty impressed with its feel and handling characteristics.
Although the gun IS primarily plastic, the polymer that G&G uses feels great. While I was unsure of buying a gun that wasn't full metal, I'm not disappointed; it feels pretty solid.
The 416 style pistol grip that they used instead of the typical AR/M4 grip is amazingly ergonomic, and contours beautifully to a CQB environment, and/or someone who holds their rifle close to their chest while moving.
The crane stock is pretty standard, and has a lot less wobble than my roommate's MTC2 (which may or may not be his fault, who knows..) I have noticed that occasionally the battery harness wires will become tangled in the buffer tube, and not allow you to fully retract the stock. This is easily rectified, but it can be a pain in the field. All you'd have to do is remove the stock and recoil the wiring back down the buffer tube, then reposition the stock. (fairly obvious, but you never know)
I personally LOVE these rear adjustable sights in place of the carry handle, and they're what drew me away from other M4's and towards this one. (I feel like it looks a lot cleaner and keeps the gun's profile a little lower)
It shoots pretty straight once you've adjusted the hop up accordingly, and has a healthy rate of fire too. I've probably shot through about 3500ish rounds through a few mid caps and have only had a few dryfires, which could be the new mid caps not being broken in 100%, so I wouldn't hold that against the gun just yet. The magazines are a bit wobbly in the mag well, but I haven't had a mag drop out on me yet.
The fact that this package comes with a battery and a SMART charger (not just a regular old wall charger) makes it a no brainer for the beginner. This package is a great deal for someone who is trying to get into airsoft, and doesn't have an arm and a leg to spend on everything you would need aside from the gun.