"Im going to make this review very brief and to the point for what you can expect.
This AEG is honetly an amazing gun, top to bottom. The ROF is good and its construction is superb. The only wobble is in the stock and the color on the gun isn't shinny but matte colored. This gun can really only take a Matrix 7.4 1500mah lipo because of the battery space. (Dont buy any other because they wont fit) The packing on this gun is alright. The gun comes with 3 extra rails and a mag which is amazing. The tight bore barrel installed keeps your shots really close to each other. The EFCS is a bonus for those who like to customize your shooting style.
everything, besides battery space
As far as i know it can only take a 7.4v MATRIX lipo and not an 11.1v
"I'm very impressed with this AEG. Lightweight, durable and just awesome. Great ROF and range. If you have a stick type battery you may consider a block style. The battery compartment is not that big. This was the reason for the 4 stars.
"I wanted to buy the AM-013 for a while, but I just knew this gun would make it to America eventually... so happy it did!
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS GUN READ THIS!!!
The gun came it semi-decent packaging, nevertheless it was held in tight and came unscathed. The gun comes with one amoeba magazine, an unjamming rod, four extra rail segments with screws for all of them, and a parts manual.
This gun is extremely solid polymer with an aluminum handguard, and the ARES quality shows everywhere. The desert tan option looks very nice and matte colored, and isn't shiny or fake looking. The only wobble is in the stock, which is slightly loose in its one extended position. The pistol grip has a great texture. Everything about the gun feels reliable and well made, minus the iron sights which are a nice polymer but non adjustable. It is comfortably lightweight, but still has a solid, good feeling heft.
The suppressor comes with a terribly large orange plastic tip, which is terrible to remove. I tried boiling it off, blow drying it off and prying it off after I got frustrated. Eventually I just took a propane blow torch and melted it until it was squishy enough to pull it off. That's the only way to do it, as the threads inside are purposely messed up to avoid removal.
The handguard and barrel came slightly loose in the box. To fix this, remove the top handguard rail, then take the Allen screw out of the rail to be able to pull it off. Then you can tighten the delta ring on the barrel and reinsert the handguard.
First impressions shooting this gun: trigger response is lightning fast, the gun is very accurate at 100ft+, and the range is superb for a "CQB" weapon. It is a little bit loud for an AEG, but is tolerable. Rate of fire is pretty good, but could be better with a lighter spring. The hop up is a wheel type which is easy to adjust and keeps the hop in the same place. ALL TESTING DONE WITH 0.25G BB AND 7.4V LIPO
Field test of this gun: this isn't a CQB gun, it's a compact assault rifle. I wouldn't suggest using this for only close quarters, that would be wasting this gun's potential. I enjoyed using this at my outdoor field, it allowed me to run around easily but reach out to longer ranges than expected. FPS is higher than it should be for CQB areas. I never felt any arm fatigue from the weight of the gun. In corners it tucks nicely into your shoulders with the stock collapsed and is extremely maneuverable.
The flip up iron sights are non adjustable and don't work very well in general. The battery compartment in the stock is very small and only fits a 7.4 LIPO battery, snugly. The stock does wobble a good bit when extended. Although it's very difficult to do, you can cut thin strips of tape and stick them to the insides of the stock to make it not wobble. I did, and it works, and it takes an hour. The suppressor cap is ugly orange plastic, and is nearly impossible to get off.
This is an excellent gun. There are a few problems but they are minor and easily fixable or ignored. Either downgrade it for CQB use, or leave it alone and use it for field games. If you like the look of this gun, buy it, because you won't have to worry about upgrading it to perform as good as it looks. This is a professional grade gun and is great for any player
BUT IT BEFORE THEY RUN OUT!