"This spring pistol was bought for prop use only. First the this gun has excellent trade marks molded on it. Use heavyweight BBS if you want it to shoot straighter. The only con about it. Is that it sounds like it a hollow chunk of plastic. Its a good buy for a collector or as a last ditch side arm in a skirmish. Just make sure you use heavyweight BBS to get a more accurate shot.
"Won't be able to appraise its ballistic properties for quite some time, but as far as mechanics and ergonomics, figured I'd get the ball rolling as a guy who owns an ethically questionable amount of spring pistols. As in 8.
* = Has tradeoff on the attribute listed, as listed in cons.
-16 shot magazine with 70 bb reservoir. This is absolutely bookoo good capacity in terms of pistols, spring or otherwise. I literally only bought this pistol for this singular attribute, having playing at least 1 airsoft game where using a speedloader was a slight chore with my other springers. If you want an pistol that runs for all of time and carries enough ammo in one sitting for an entire 5-10 minute game, this is your guy.
-The magazine's reservoir latch is easy to operate, and the follower of the mag has both a resting nook and slides VERY easily. I keep short fingernails, so the follower sliding smoothly brings tears to my eyes.
-Working safety. Many springers ditch out on the safety, but this is most certainly not one of them. The safety will stop the weapon from firing even after cocked, unlike some cheaper safeties that just block your ability to prime the weapon. Sets to safe position with most ease.*
-Cocking range needed is quite short, which is usually good.*
-Plastic seems pretty solid stuff.*
-Extremely compact stature. This is just the same size as my CYMA Terminator style pistol, so suffice to say it's about the size of a Glock 26. Tiny guns sounds funny on paper, but there's actually something really satisfying about them at their core.
-While the sights are fairly short, once again like my G26 knockoff, its front post is thinner than its 4$ counterpart. I can't help but to argue that this actually makes the weapon fairly easy to aim in spite of this.
-Safety pivots from a forward position in the weapon's body. This means that setting it to safe is super easy, but since "safe" is an angled resting position, you need to make sure your thumb is on the backmost part of the safety selector to easily cycle it to "fire" setting. I have puny hands, so if I don't get that leverage I cannot do it with just one thumb in my normal holding posture.
-Force needed to cock weapon is intermediate resistance, for that short range. Overall just barely above average cocking ease, which is a seriously key attribute in any springer, as to limit muscle damage from prolonged use.
-Plastic is used in a thinner construction on the flip side. You can just hear how hollow this gun is inserting the mag. Still, if you treat your hardware well, metal isn't an explicit necessity. Just make sure you do just that with this piece. Keep it well holstered and make sure it's battened down before doing any full sprints.
Things to Note:
-Ballistics are absolutely intermediate in most every sense. The accuracy is likely intermediate for springers, but just a heads up that means shooting a notch below the accuracy on most electrics. You will almost certainly be limited in effective range and should avoid using anything heavier than 0.2 bb's.
-Mag release is slightly sticky. This is technically bad for loading the mag from the reservoir in a hurry, but I could also see this as being a positive attribute for not jettisoning the mag while in your holster. I have some brilliant mag releases on other models of mine, and quite frankly there is such a thing as "too easy", although generally loading a mag from your pouch takes no more time than drawing the pistol, practically speaking.
Currently this thing is on sale for 10$. As far as bang for your buck goes, this is neck and neck with a zinc CYMA 1911 springer I got a while back, which was also about 10$ or so in price. This is actually one heck of a good buy for sub 15$, I would say, but I'm the guy who doesn't mind having an underpowered sidearm, so long as it runs for all time.
For its supposedly normal 28$, I would consider taking your business elsewhere, as that is certainly crawling up the chain of cost for spring pistols. You could buy 1/4 of a metal gearbox AK for that price, and that gun is well over 4x as good.
"I bought this when it was on sale for $10, it has a very plasticy feeling and cheap build, but it is exactly what I paid for. a small, cheap, spring powered airsoft pistol with decent accuracy for small back-yard messing around. Very fun little airsoft gun.