"It's the gun I like to hate and hate to like. Before buying it you have to know what it is and isn't:
-At all like a real shotgun
-Built to last (my butt stock and grip are already coming loose)
-Fixable (once something breaks it's trash)
-Accurate (It will hit in the general area around 7 out of 10 times at 50 feet. At 60 plus feet it's way off usually hitting low or off to the side and have about a 4-5 out of 10 chances of hitting)
-A far shooter. Max range is maybe 35-40 yards, maybe
-Good for a close range (under 60 feet) weapon
-Good for backyard or casual players in CQB fields
-Fun to have the shell magazines for the look
-Easy to cock
Which is why I can only give it 3 out of 5 stars. It's not the worst but don't believe the hype that it's anything like a real shotgun or is accurate because it's neither. What it is is a fun cheap gun to play around with or something you want for close range fields that's fun to use and won't break the bank. "I took this gun out of the box and was impressed by its size. She is pretty big - I would estimate about 3 feet from the stock to the tip of the barrel. I'm 5'10 and it fits me nicely. I could imagine it being hard to cock for some, but for me it's just fine, about what I'd expect.
I had a bit of a scare because I tried firing and the spread was way more 'spread out' than I remember a tri-shot being. Occasionally the bb's would dip way down, sometimes they'd literally arc to the right and left as if the hop up was sideways. In general, it was very unpredictable, but the biggest grief was that the bb's would always arc down, as if there literally WAS no hopup. It took four tries to hit a plastic water bottle at 15 feet.
I looked it up online and it sounded like a dirty barrel. So I got to work cleaning the barrel (kind of a pain cleaning all three, four times), but regardless. Fired again, same. Consistently unpredictable.
I had an idea, so I tried my Airsplat 0.20g bb's. Absolutely DEAD accurate. Much better grouping, all 3 bb's went together in the same direction (amazing!). Hopup was much better (the iron sights actually line up with where they hit!). And of course, very consistent and very accurate. Range was much better. Absolutely night and day. I should have known better than to trust the bb's they include in the little plastic bag :)
Lesson: Use your own legit bb's and not their free included ones.
Box contains: Shotgun, sling, speedloader, one shell, a bag of (terrible) bb's, cleaning/unjamming rod, manual, some evike.com literature and warranty things.
Stock/grip are ever so slightly wobbly, but nothing to be concerned about. Apparently can be fixed by tightening the screw inside the stock (I haven't tried, it's not that bad).
Overall absolutely excellent gun, highly recommended, considering the price. "It is significantly larger than the picture makes it look. Don't be fooled.
I love tri-shots. They are reliable backups in case something happens to my AEG.
No feeding problems.
It takes a long time to get used to pumping it. I'm not a particularly strong guy, so this was a big deal for me.
It was a lot bigger than I was expecting. For some reason the first photo on the store page lead me into believing it would only be about 30" in length. That is my fault.
Solid! I like it, definitely recommend this. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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M3 3-Round Burst Multi-Shot Shell Loading Airsoft Riot Shotgun - Full Stock
This is the super popular 3 round burst / Multi-Shot shotgun that is modeled after the Tokyo Marui and Craft Apple Work M3, one of the best shotgun platform. This very popular shotgun originated in Asia is brought into the USA under various box and labels such as UTG, Bravo, TSD, Matrix and/or Ukarms. Utilizing realistic replica shotgun shells instead of a magazine is just one of the reason this shotgun made it to the top of the popularity contest. Each pump will chamber 3 bbs allowing shooter to fires a burst of 3 BBs simulating a bird shot at great power and accuracy. Great finish, durability, construction and weight is also another reason this shotgun is one of the greatest collector's item of all time. This popular 3 round burst / hard firing shotgun is now yours to grab for a quarter of what it normally cost. You are looking at a re-design of the Craft Apple Work Shell loading shotgun that is powerful, great detailed, use Tokyo Marui compatible shotgun shells, and more! A popular and worthy sidearm even next to an AEG. If you are looking for a shotgun for collectors or war-gamers, this shotgun is definitely one to consider. Magazine Capacity: 30 round hicap shotgun shells included. Spare 14rd shells and 30 round high capacity shells available here at Evike.com! Muzzle Velocity: 290~330 FPS Hopup: Yes. Built-in fixed hopup for maximum range. System: Realistic Pump Action / 3 Round Burst. No gas or battery required. BB: 6mm. 0.20g or heavier Matrix or compatible high grade bb recommended. Body Finish: Matt Black. Dimension: 1:1 Scale. ~4 lbs. Manufacture: OEM by CYMA. This shotgun is imported from Asia into the USA under UTG, Bravo, TSD, Matrix, DE... Box may vary. Package Includes: M3 Multi-Shot Shotgun, Shell (one included), Speed Loader, Manual and Unjamming Rod. Hopup: Fixed / Yes. Metal Parts: Cocking Tube Features: High-Tech Triple barrel system - 3 Round Burst BB Simultaneously with Great Power and PinPoint Accuracy Authentic Shot Shell Cartridge Holding 30 BBs for 10 Powerful Shots Per Shell Double Steel Spring Propeller. Serrated hand guard quick cocking system. Muscle Spring Action with Most Dominant Force Professionally designed front and rear sights for quick aim under most demanding CQB applications Pump and Fire Full Power Combat Loads to Carry out Critical Airsoft Skirmish Missions Complete with Spare Shell, Speed Loader and Quality Sling Matte Black Non-glare Finish Integrated Fixed Hopup for enhanced range. Allows for Single Triple Shot and Continuous Triple Shots Review:
Amazing priced shotgun that shoots equal or stronger to a Marui made version. Realistic and heavy weight. Perfect for those that want some manual backup weapon. Remember to pick up some spare shotgun shells along with it! VIDEO
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