| Submited By: Edmund C. on 07/08/2012 |
The Umarex Competition Grade G36C is a pretty decent entry-level AEG. It's got a full metal gear box and appears to be Li-Po ready. This gun does have a quick-change spring.
The body doesn't seem to be made of ABS plastic, but feels more like cheap toy-like plastic. The outer barrel assembly is also made of this lightweight plastic. Attempting to remove the orange safety tip may result in breaking the outer barrel assembly. Using a battery other than a butterfly or nunchuck style in the foregrip may cause the entire barrel to bend and throw your shots.
An issue that I ran into early on is the stock seam splitting from folding and deploying the stock. A replacement stock is almost necessary. Also, the shoulder pad is not rubberized, so you might get some slip when you shoulder the weapon.
This AEG will not take Matrix magazines. Matrix magazines have a shallow magazine catch lip compared to the magazine that the AEG comes with. It is recommended that you use ARES magazines with this AEG.
I am also running into common G36-series problems. The selector switch is coming loose or not seating into position securely. It will also rotate beyond the full-auto position, causing the weapon to fire in semi-only or not even fire at all. This is probably a selector plate issue.
Chronograph testing of the AEG showed that it is shooting in the 350-360 range, with an average FPS of 352 with .20g BBs. It has an accurate range of about 50 feet and is effective out to about 80 feet. With some tweaking, this AEG can be just as good outdoors as it is indoors.