Iíve had this rifle since March and have not yet take it to a game because Iíve been waiting for warmer weather (I live in Michigan). If you donít know much on maintainance and care for GBBRís, please look it up before purchasing.
The gunís externals are good and they work well, but you can tell that WE-Tech cut some corners on cost and made parts out of decent grade cast aluminum. The paint is odd and not very accurate to a real M16/AR-15. There are so many different paint colors used on this gun; you can get an idea from the stock photo Evike has but itís more obvious in person.
What you will receive:
- AR-15 style armorerís wrench
Itís decent quality pot metal and will work for what you need it for. But it will start to show signs of wear very fast. You can use it to tighten/loosen the flash hider and delta ring.
- Metal flash hider (same color as the barrel)
- BB speed loader
I honestly think itís useless and I just use a standard loader. Just pinch your fingers around the feedlips and it works just fine.
The gun comes packaged in a plain box that says ďM4Ē, but it will be zip tied down in a plastic sheet tube in two sections, the upper and lower assemblies.
The externals seem decent and will work just fine, but you can tell itís not anything super high quality. With that being said, I was still pleased with the externals. The paint on the darker painted metal parts does scratch/wear VERY easily, so if you donít like that then be warned.
The part that everyone wants to know about, the performance. I was actually very disappointed with this part. As a buyer for spending hundreds of dollars, you would hope you could take it out of the box and start shooting it. Unfortunately, this gunís initial performance was quite poor. The FPS was extremely inconsistent...sometimes 50-70 FPS between shots. This made finding the full range of the rifle very hard and it made dialing the hop up literally impossible. BUT DONíT BE DISCOURAGED! The mag was very wobbly in the receiver so adding two layers of electrical tape around the mag solved the issue and now it is very consistent. If the mag wobbles, then it doesnít have a good gas seal so a lot of gas can escape, creating huge FPS issues.
With the issue resolved, the gun can easily hit 180ft on a man-sized torso and can possibly go farther than that with fine tuning of the hop up. For a completely stock gun with a 6.08mm barrel, thatís very good. Any upgrades you do to the hop up/barrel will make it a beastly assault rifle or DMR.
Adjusting the hop up is a major pain (look up how to do it on YouTube), but it is very solid and shouldnít wiggle out of place. Basically, it might be a pain to do, but you should be good once set perfectly.
Also, I just want the record to show that in 30 degree weather, I had a record high of FIVE mags on a single charge of MAP gas. This was, of course, shooting controlled semi auto shots about 1 shot every second. I normally can get about 3 to 4 mags on a single charge with using semi only.
All in all, if youíre like me and like full length rifles for an assault rifle, or are looking to build a DMR, then I think this is the perfect gun to start. Because I had to fix the gun right out of the box (even if it was easy), Iím giving this gun 4/5 stars.
"I really must say, this gun really outdoes everything else I have. A beautiful piece of engineering! I recommend this gun to anyone who likes a typical American rifle! Although it isn't the most authentic piece out there, it still serves its purpose! I will definitely come back for more!
"I just got this the other day, not through evike but through a trade, and if you get the RA-Tech trigger assembly it will shoot just like it should. I used to own a WE 416 and they've come a long way. I get plenty of shots through each mag. I also have a KWA LM4 and I prefer my WE M16. It's such a fun gun to use!