"First let me start off this review by saying, if you are into shooting real rifles, and you're into airsoft, there is no better AK that will model the real thing.
Exterior: This rifle is as close to an AK as I've seen from any airsoft rifle. The receiver is thick, the furniture strong and built out of real steel parts, everything about the body of this gun is perfect, flawless. The last time I was this impressed with the quality of a gun I bought, it was with the real thing. You open up the box and are greeted with the scent of oil, lubrication, and grease. Nothing smells more like an AK, and if you're familiar with AKs, you'll fall in love with the first smell. Some of the tolerances are a little too tight in my opinion. Getting the muzzle break off is impossible, and getting the dust cover on is the worst thing ever, It will stay on once it is on, but oh man, until it snaps into place prepare for frustration. The tube for the battery is really tight, so be careful because you might shave the battery if you don't place it in right. Overall, If you want the most accurate build you can get, get an E&L.
Interior: I'll start off with the good. The barrel is fantastic, it's a tightbore 6.05mm barrel, and it is extremely tight. If you take the time to adjust the sights, and work on your aim, you'll have no issues. The Hopup is great, but not perfect. If you plan on modding your E&L, the hopup shouldn't be the first thing you change, but it is great. The spin adjustment is easy to use, and it's just great. The Gearbox is where the E&L let me down a bit. There's a bit of leakage in the piston, the gearbox shell is fine, but internall it could use some work, pretty much everything minus the trigger. The trigger is snappy, but minus that if you don't mind some tech work, I'd recommend it. The motor is above average, but again, if you want perfection, and upgrade is recommended. It also has a fuse built in to prevent the motor from shutting down, but with a AK this quality it's not necessary. I'd recommend bypassing the fuse and hooking up deans connectors for a perfect circuit. But for the price, the internals are on point.
Extra information: The magazine it comes with are great, but it takes some practice changing magazines, the mag well is kind of hard to work. If you're in the dark trying to change magazines, you'll have trouble. The trigger guard tore up my finger, so if you have big hands, the grip won't suit you well, but that's the same with real steel AKs so I'm not complaining. Fire selector can sometime not work correctly, but that goes for most airsoft AKs so just be prepared for that.
Overall, boy do E&L know how to make an AK! I wouldn't even say it's an airsoft gun. I'd say it's a AK74 chambered in 6mm, It's that good. When you open the box, you'll be greeted by gun smells, real cleaning kits, real grease containers, the whole 9 yards. If you want a real Kalashnikov, that shoots 6mm BBs, buy this rifle. If you want a gun that is great stock, but can use a couple of small upgrades, buy this rifle. If you want the perfect airsoft gun, this isn't the gun for you. If you want the perfect AK74 chambered in 6mm. Buy. this. gun.