"I LOVE THIS GUN. I bought one used from a friend, because he was having mechanical issues. I bought a Li-Po stick battery and it fired right up. The performance is fantastic, and the blowback is great. The only complaints I have are that the bake-lite mag is total trash (Buy a metal one), and the battery is real tough to get inside. I found that taking the ring out from between the handguard and the upper reciever, which left the handguard a little loose, but made it much easier to insert the battery. Hope this helps!
"I've heard great reviews about this AEG, I'm not sure if the one I received was defective or not, but I've had a horrible experience with this rifle.
Upon opening the box, the speedloader and metal flash-hider that were said to be included were missing. The dust cover was also initially disconnected upon opening the box. Upon firing the rifle jammed, though you would continue to hear the motor struggling as it attempted to keep turning. I disassembled the rifle, only to find an incredibly flimsy tappet plate, and an even lower quality piston. I called Echo-1, and after speaking with a Tech over the phone, it turns out the wrong piston was in the gearbox. The piston that was supposed to be put into the rifle is a black polymer piston with metal teeth. The one I got was a bright orange all plastic one, which shattered within the first few shots. Who knows how that got in there. I sent it back to Echo-1, and got it back in a couple of weeks, new piston and all. But once again, the rifle jams in the first few shots. This time I take everything apart entirely, and rebuild it from the bottom up. It then began to fire, later on losing compression within a few hours of use due to the new piston's O-Ring. Maybe I had done something to it at that point.
Other than that, this rifle looks and feels awesome. The wood looks fantastic, and when the blowback system does work, it's very cool. All batteries I've tried with this AEG are an incredibly tight fit and a hassle to change. This gun shoots very hot, chronoing in at about 410-430, though I've heard different, Even in most outdoor fields you may want to replace the spring with something lighter. This rifle is incredibly durable, full metal and wood, but still fairly lightweight.
All in all, if you do get a working version of one of these unlike me, it's a great AEG especially for it's price, but shoots very hot.
"Amazing gun by Echo 1. Hands down...
HIGH fire rate
amazing wood finish
amazing metal finish
Note: Be careful with disassembling the hand guard. Theres a little lever that you need to take out and its really hard and gritty to get out. Be careful of how much force you put on it