- Definetly the best bang for your buck.
I just received this gun a few days ago from Shorty's. I also own the Maruzen CA870 so I was pretty convinced that this was just another crap Cybergun-ish copy, and I just bought it for it's unique looks...boy did it give me a pleasant surprise. When I first held the box, I was a bit surprised at the weight...It sure didn't feel like a $40 gun. While it does not perform better, nor is it crafted as well as it's Maruzen counterpart, it is a great gun nonetheless. Just like Shorty's says, it is a very hefty weight and is very sturdy. As for it's performance, it shoots very fast (I made my friend bleed from about 20 feet away), and also very accurate (More accurate and more range than my Super 9 Sniper rifle).The pumping action is so smooth that you can repeatedly pump and shoot to achieve rapid fire, and you will not sacrifice too much accuracy. The six position LE stock is also perfect for people that are not very used to holding full stock shotguns or sniper rifles (Just act like it's a pump action M4...).
The only notable cons I have found with this gun are (A)It does not have any Iron sights, but it's not very important since a Spec Ops Reflex Sight, any type of low-powered scope or red dot scope, or even a lego super glued to the barrel can make an effective sight; not to mention, it's still very accurate without any aiming assistance. (B)The internals are plastic and therefore are extremely hard if not IMPOSSIBLE to upgrade (Not that you would need to, it already is pretty powerful for the price). (C)You're also going to want to buy some extra magazines if you plan on using this gun for skirmishes since you can only load ammo into the magazine using the included loading tool thing, and this can get a bit annoying when you do it during play, not to mention you might accidentally step on or break the loading tool and will have to buy another tool to replace it.
Very hefty and sturdy
High effective range
Operates very smoothly
Plenty of RIS rails for all your accessories
Magazine can only load with the included loading tool
Plastic internals (No Upgrades T_T)
No Iron sights
The Maruzen is still better than this
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a primary weapon to take on AEGs in MilSim battles, this ain't it. If you're looking for a gun you can invest plenty of money into and turn it into the ultimate project gun, this still ain't your gun. BUT...if you want the best performing springer for plinking, or even backyard or indoor springer skirmishes, then this is an ubelievably good gun, at an unbelievably low price, and I recommend you buy it!
BTW: Extra magazines and some silicone lube would be noteworthy purchases along with this gun, and would definetly help it perform better, and for a longer time.