"I recently got this gun about a month ago and I must say, its a very solid platform at the end of the day.
I at first wasn't a huge fan of the integrated iron sights, there's a lot of space in the sight profile between the rear and front sights, but after a while I got used to them and they end up working out well.
The receiver is just a Matrix magwell conversion kit, but they provide the parts if you want it to take G36 mags again.
You may want to make sure that all of your pins are installed correctly and are set in the gun well, mine has a few pins that appear to be broken off in the rail system and are stuck in the gun, also the pin to my receiver became very loose at some point during a game and decided to run away. (I'm currently looking for another pin if anyone has suggestions)
You can easily upgrade and mod this gun, specifically you can remove the hand guard and replace it for one of the G36c or G36e hand guards extremely easily and add another layer of customization to the gun. There's plenty of top rail space if you want to add a variety of optics.
Changing your battery can be a bit of a hassle, you have to completely remove the adjustable buttpad with an Allen wrench to get to the battery compartment, so quick battery changes aren't this bad boy's strong suit.
As stated in the video, the selector switch is a little awkward, but it's very easy to get used to and I ended up changing my selector the exact same way as demonstrated in the video (using my thumb on the outside to push the selector down and using my whole hand to pull it up).
The rate of fire on this gun is absolutely great!! You can get a ridiculous amount of bbs out very quickly. I'd almost suggest getting an auto winding drum or box mag for this gun if you don't like changing mags often or aren't a great shot.
The only other slight con about this gun is that it has a hard time with APS 190 round mags along with the full metal counterpart the Matrix VN/SPR 190 round mag if you run those like I usually do. Also, the Angel Custom SR-47 mags for M4s are a little tight in the gun, but offer an incredibly unique look to an already unique gun, almost making it a G36/AK hybrid, a beautiful combination that I would highly recommend.
It also advertises a 300 round mag along with a 190 round mag, I ended up with 2 300 round mags, one normal M4 mag along with a Vietnam style stick mag, this might have just been a fluke or something, but they both work great in the gun.
Even with its little quirks, overall I'm giving this gun a 5/5 because in the end it's extremely solid, easy to get used to, well balanced, and simply a fun gun to use. I probably just had a bad luck of the draw with the broken pins and yours probably won't have the same problem as mine.
GET THIS GUN. *mic drop* "I received this gun from a Box of Awesomeness and i'm extremely impressed. The gun came with a full rail set up, 2 high cap mags, a fore grip, m4 magwell, 8.4v 1100mah battery, and charger. For a beginner it is a nice set up to get you started but some things can easily be added or changed to make the gun even better. First I got some new Midcap mags because the metal high caps had all sorts of feeding issues. Switched to a 9.6v 1600mah small type battery and almost get 20rps (rounds per second). Added a red dot because it's hard to use the iron sights with a mask since they are so low profile. Put a bipod foregrip for more stability when prone. Finally changed the inner barrel to a mad bull 6.03mm x 407mm barrel with a 30mm x 190mm mock supressor to cover up that extra barrel length. All additions were easily done because of how easy it is to take apart and all the included rail space.
With all the changes I made I was able to hit people out at 250 ft pretty consistently. I am shooting at about 410fps so definitely higher then what was advertised. But at the field I play it's fine, I just can't go full auto,
Looks really cool and unique
Very solid feel, no rattling parts
High rate of fire
Accurate at long range
Tons of rail space
Adjustable stock with cheek riser
Ambidextrous selector switch
Takes m4/m16 mags
Now for the CONS list, these are things I've herd of and were minor issues that didn't really kill the quality of the gun. Just should be noted but may not happen to everyone
CONS (sort of...)
Magwell pin starts to fall out. Never happened to me but seems to happen to a lot of other people
Battery compartment width is a little tight but can modified.
Charging handle can get stuck but was able to go inside the gun and file some things down so no longer an issue.
Really low iron sights. Just put on a sight.
Single point sling. I like it but could be an issue for some.
In conclusion I love this gun! It out performs a lot of other guns out there and is a great package for beginning players, great working gun for intermediate players, and a great platform for those who want to start modifying the internals. Sure there are some weird issues but those issues helped me learn about the gun and come up with pretty good solutions on my own. In turn this also helped me learn about airsoft in general. This gun has the range and accuracy to be a DMR but shoots fast enough to be a great LMG support type weapon. I highly recommend this to anyone, just be aware of potential issues and there really won't be any.
Also there is a great video on YouTube for teardown if you want to learn how to get inside and change some things around. Hope this reveiw helps! "I am leaving this review about a year and a half later, This gun is good don't get me wrong but there are some issues. For a starter gun it's great and even as an intermediate gun. but here are the pros and cons
- Unique look, it's an m4 g36 hybrid from hell
- Good performance, it has a good use of battery life, good aim, good rate of fire
- Good polymer body and metal front reciever
- Hop up is kinda weird a lot of your bb's will spin up
- The fact that it's not designed after a real rifle might get some judgmental looks at milsim events
Overall I would definitely recommend this rifle but you could also get an m4 that performs better for cheaper, but you sacrifice style and unique features when you do that. For a unique player this is great! Read More Reviews Write a Review
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Echo1 MTC 3 Full Size (Modular Tactical Carbine) Airsoft AEG Rifle
Inspired by the G36C and SL9, the Echo1 MTC3 or Master Blaster is the latest version in the Modular Tactical Carbine series. The Echo1 MTC3 features a full stock, so you can install mini batteries or an Echo1 liPo and cause more hits to the opposing team. The MTC3 is ready for field use out of the box with its 380 fps and compact setup, so you can run through the field or buildings and empty out those hicaps on other teams. The MTC3 comes with a tac grip to help steady your shots, and two hicaps to keep you in the game longer without having to reload. If you want to upgrade your MTC, you can do so easily due to its well known version 3 gearbox. If you want a compact unique AEG from Echo1 you will have to rock the Master Blaster and show the other team what's up.
Features: Full Metal RIS; Great for Tactical Accessories Full Length Metal Top Rail; Perfect for Scopes and Optics High Strength Nylon Fiber Polymer Receiver and Stock with Detachable Cheek Rest Fully Upgradeable, Full Metal Version 3 Gearbox Uses and comes with two M4 Mags but is easily convertible to take G36 Mags Ergonomic Polymer Motor Grip Functioning Mock Charging Handle Length:
300rd Hi-Capacity and 190rd Hi-Capacity Compatible with Echo1, Matrix, Tokyo Marui and other similar M4 / M16 Series Airsoft AEG Magazines
~380 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
Ver 3 Full Metal, Fully Upgradeable
Gun, 2 Magazines, Manual, Battery, Charger
8.4v Small Type / 7.4v LiPo recommended (Battery included)
Things you may need to get started: – Required to power your AEG; use a high quality battery and charger for best results. Battery and Charger – Stay in the fight longer by bringing more ammo with you. Spare Magazines – High quality precision 6mm BB’s recommended; Use 0.20g – 0.25g BB’s for best results. BB’s – Basic cleaning and lubrication maintenance help keep your Airsoft AEG in top working order. Silicone Oil
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