"Full metal, but too heavy for CQB use. You get what you pay for , don't expect the best alloy to be used on upper/lower receivers. Plus, upper has typical "wobble" most low grade M4s have. O ring on pivot pin mount is a quick fix. Hop up is useless, unless you like your shots flying off to the left or right, no hop just slop. Change hop up bucking/nub and install tightbore barrel and this thing will works as advertised. But eventually motor will fail, it gets too hot and will burn out quickly under hard use. Mags feed sporadically, but G&P or even JGs seem to work ok. overall this AEG is ok for entry level play or back yard fun. Too heavy to use as a platform for gearbox upgrades unless you like dragging a 9 lb + overweight around all day.
"PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING IS MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS AEG
I had originally bought this back in 2011, and I never regretted my purchase. It was my first AEG, and it served me well through a number of airsoft wars. After almost five years of abuse, the wear and tear had become extensive, but it still worked. The trigger spring had almost entirely worn out, so firing it at that point required a significant amount of pressure while pulling the trigger. This of course was my fault-I had fired full automatic too frequently without considering the consequences. It finally stopped working when I made the mistake of disassembling the gearbox to replace the trigger, when I found that the gearbox was fractured-yet it had held itself together and worked quite exceptionally!-and then I could not reassemble the gearbox. If I had not done this, then I believe it would have lasted quite a few more years, even more abuse.
Full Metal (upper, lower, barrel, magazine)
Sturdy polymer stock, grip, etc.
Decent rate of fire (I recommend a 9.6v butterfly/nunchuck battery to improve the ROF-it worked for me)
Great, solid feel and weight
GREAT magazine size
The paint can scratch off after extensive use, giving it an attractive battle-worn look
Full Colt trademarks!
Orange tip can break off easily
Selector switch can loosen up after some time, but special tools can easily fix it
In my experience, this AEG withstood significant abuse: continuous full-auto fire, moisture (I placed it in the pack of my friend's jeep at the end of the airsoft game at dusk, and returned hours later to find it covered in moisture-worked without issue after wiping off some of the internals and externals), and even a few drops, though I wouldn't recommend dropping it. If you want a reliable AEG, then please consider this one!
"I bought this gun and don't get me wrong it's a good gun but a huge con I'm not seeing anyone talk about is the weight. Being a cqb gun it should be light and easy to run around with but its not, it's a very heavy gun. About 10 pounds if I have to guess. Besides that it's a good gun.