"I've bought this weapon quite a while ago in an attempt to get back into airsoft after so many years- this was not a great start.
*Please also take into consideration that before usage, this weapon was taken through proper preventative maintenance and care on multiple occasions. I'd recommend to everyone who does receive an airsoft gun to clean it thoroughly.
1) Upon receiving the weapon in the mail.
2) Cleaned before, during, and after parts installation
3) Cleaning the weapon the day prior to a planned game
4) Field stripping the day of the game.
5) (Even if it breaks down) Field strip after the game
6) Clean after coming home.
(Yes this seems like a lot, but unless you feel like dumping an extra couple hundred bucks on a new weapon OR a repair service, then twenty minutes and some silicone oil won't kill you.)
► Out of the box, the externals of the weapon were well made with no blemishes.
► That lovely full metal racking sound
► It's not an M4, (Nothing against the M4 platform, just had no intention on sticking in the norms at the time)
► It actually looks sexy in the bull pup conversion kit.
►Internal trigger grouping is complete crap- I played a game with 2 full magazines before it locked the trigger grouping, forcing me to play in full auto with one more mag before completely locking the hammer down. It can only be moved now via stripping the kit off the weapon and going at the hammer with a flat tip screwdriver.
► I'm out some money on an NPAS Unit and a conversion kit i bought with the weapon.
► Currently looking for a better brand of trigger group than the stock WE brand.
► The tool it comes with, hidden in the gas block, cannot be used for anything. The head is too small (at least mine was)
Conclusion: Spend an extra 10 bucks of your money on a KWA PTR LM4. Yes it is an M4, but it's one I've used in the past without an issue out of the box.
The only reason this this is getting two stars instead of one is because look wise while wearing it's bullpup stock it looks sexy. Functionality wise, it's a P.O.S.
"This gun is incredible. This is my first GBB rifle and I've been eyeing it and researching it for the past 4 years, and I finally got it. I'm a mechanical engineer, so my attention to detail is very important. I've disassembled and cleaned this gun 4 times already, so I'll give you all the rundown.
Standard cardboard box. Once opened, the gun is in a plastic bag sitting in a cardboard layout along with the magazine, speedloader and manual which is in English. (YES!!!)
Beautiful. Holy cow. This is amazing. That's pretty much it. It looks and feels great. Weight is very evenly distributed. Machine work is gorgeous and has a very sturdy feel.
Full CNC aluminum upper receiver, CNC aluminum side and bottom rails, polymer stock and cheek riser, polymer lower receiver, plastic orange tip, steel outer barrel, aluminum front sight, steel rear sight, steel charging handle knob, steel bolt catch release, potmetal magazine release, steel screws. potmetal buttstock baseplate.
Potmetal bolt carrier, potmetal charging handle beam, potmetal trigger group, polymer nozzle, potmetal hop-up unit, steel spring guide, steel recoil spring, rubber recoil buffer. The tolerance between some of the internal moving parts is a bit high, but does not affect performance.
I don't own a real Scar-L, but from pictures online, it looks to be exactly like the real one. Very easy to get to anything and everything. Pull out the front pin of the lower receiver, slide lower receiver forward a little and lift up. Gently slide stock down and remove all internals.
Kicks like a mule! Very loud bang and clack as the bolt carrier hits the hop-up unit. That's where most of the sound comes from. On semi, you can shoot all 30 rounds with CO2 left over. On full auto, you can shoot 20-25 rounds with full power but the last 5-10 rounds struggle. Loading the magazine is easy, but takes some time and force to get the BB's past the lip.
You'll see many videos tell you the "tool" that comes out of the front of the gas tube is for detaching rails. This is FALSE. Before people review this rifle, they really need to test their claims, The tool is used to disassemble the rifle. The tool loosens the 6 hex screws on the sides of the rifle so you can remove the barrel and hop-up assembly. You can also use the tool on the front sight to move it left or right. ALWAYS maintain this rifle. Lube before every use. The potmetal internals actually aren't that bad. They don't look like they'll break, but they will wear down for sure. The RA-Tech Steel replacements may be a good idea after some time. The hop-up is SO sensitive. You turn it one degree too much and it flies straight up. So go slow with it.
I'm very happy with this rifle. Nice kick, great performance, good quality product honestly. Moral of the story: If you take of it, it'll take care of you. And in the heat of battle, you want a reliable weapon. Make those shots count, you only have 30! (Plus other magazines you carry) It's actually surprising how long 30 rounds on semi auto last.
"Very good gbbr, good quality polymer and other externals, shoots great and loving the metal clank it makes as I fire the gun. My only concern about this gun is the sight. The gun shoots low and the sight is useless because of this so I suggest and a red dot sight or other type of scopes. The internal parts are bound to break at some point but there are parts for that as I am very familiar with WE gbbrs.