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"G&P makes awesome M4's but their AK series lacks quality control. Bottom line; worth the money for parts alone, however, the will need work even if new from the box.
EXTERNALLY, the quality of this gun is better than CYMA/Echo 1's. It is still made of mixed metals but is strong and durable, while being a tad lighter than the CYMA/Echo 1's. Still has good weight to it, but not the stupidly heavy for no reason kind of feeling. The top cover doesn't even wobble or move at all. Very well built.
The RIS is made of full metal, and is attached straight to the outer barrel via two rings; this means all the pressure and tension is on the outer barrel itself. Because of this, after a while the outer barrel will come loose from the upper receiver. I added foam and electrical tape along the end of the outer barrel that sits inside the upper receiver. So far it has been holding strong (~4 months; 10k bb's).
Selector switch is sloppy at best. It was the first thing I changed out on the gun. I actually bought this in store, so I knew the selector switch was iffy when I bought it. It's an easy fix and knew I had parts laying around. Not only is it loose, it does not have any inserts such as pressure washers and such. Because of this, the selector switch will always become loose over time. I found CYMA brand OEM selector switch, along with the selector gears, are perfect fit for this G&P and do not become loose over time. The tiniest dab of blue thread locker helps too. Not too much or you'll have trouble getting into your gearbox.
The stock wobbles a tad like a real AR style stock, however, this is airsoft so I wanted no wobble. Thin piece of electrical tape fixed wobble easily.
INTERNALLY the gun is amazing. It shoots well at a consistent 415 fps after settling, with a 407 mm 6.03 tbb using .20's. Out of the box it was shooting mid 430's with its stock barrel (6.08?). Something random to know is that the stock barrel is 380mm and is fits just 2mm shy of the end of the outer barrel. The 407 mm sits outside of the outer barrel, but a regular M4 flash hider will cover it up.
The gearbox is full metal where metal should be; air nozzle, spring guide, bushings, gears, hopup unit... It has a plastic piston, which has a reputation to strip and give problems, but so far so good in my G&P. I did have to correct the AOE once, but after that it was good to go.
The motor needs to be replaced. G&P M120 motors used to be awesome upgrade option for AEG's. In the last year or two, G&P has been making bunk M120 motors. The newest batch of G&P M120's still have the speed and torque like they used to, but it does not last long at all. Mine lasted two separate days of play, that's perhaps 2000 bb's at the most.
Trigger contacts were installed poorly. The trigger contact was meshing wrong and only wearing on one side. After a few thousand shots, and running lipo, the contacts burned out. Partly my fault for not using a MOSFET, but these contacts burned out way way way faster than they should have. I have old stock CYMA AK's that have seen way more abuse than this G&P, and their stock contacts are still going strong after 2 years of 7.4 lipo.
In the end of it all, this gun is only for those who are willing to put in a little work for a new gun that's straight out of the box. The external quality of the gun is where it shines, as well as the quality of its parts. The downside to the gun is that someone put it together poorly. It just needs some lovin' and patience (and a new motor). "This gun is amazing. It feels great and works like a champ. Not only does it look cool but it DOES have full metal rails! It is very accurate and fun to use. Get this gun if you love the tactical AK looks. No problems with it.
-Full metal Rails
-Tactical Look and Feel to it
-Charging handle needs to be lubed a bit to slide realistically (Don't Care)
-No battery or charger "This is an extremely cool looking unique weapon to have around. It has a unique M4/AK design that is a perfect choice for people that have a split decision on whether to buy an AK or M4.
_Full metal (excluding the stock and pistol grip)
_Comes with a metal flash hider suninstalled in the box (voids the warenty if you put it on though)
_Cool looking PTS MOE magpul stock
_ Great trigger response
_easy access to gearbox
_The battery is just a bugger to get in, that is if you can find a battery that fits the tube stock. I am still having trouble getting a good battery for it. IT TAKES LARGE DEANS!!! I wasted 40$ on that mistake.
_ no front site (come on guys)
_stock is a little wobbly and hard to get off
_ Piston supposedly strips hasn't happened to me yet but it is possible.
all together a cool gun its accurate and sounds nice the batteries might be the low point but it should not stop you from getting this Weapon!! "Hi when I got this rifle I was amazed at how well the body was made and the fact that it came with a moe stock. The rails are made out of metal even though the site says nylon fiber they are made out of metal. Over all this is one of the best ask you'll ever hold so externals 10/10 would ak again. Now on to the shooting. I hooked the gun up to a g and p 9.6 and it was AMAZING the trigger response is unparrell and the rate of fire is like 20 rps. I went through 2 mags fine but on the 3rd my piston totally stripped. So that sucked I swapped it out and everything is fine now. All in all great gun might need to buy a new piston if you are running a 9.6.
great trigger response
amazing rate of fire
comes with magpul
its only 320$
Charging handle feels a little funky
piston is garbage
deans kinda a pro and a con if you have tamyia everything else
mag compatibilty is a little strange too
All in all I would definitely buy this gun again and would recommend it to anyone all you need to do is change out that piston "The first time I got this gun, the piston stripped after just a few shots. Luckily I was able to send it back to Evike and get it fixed, only to have the piston strip again. So then I sent it back and Evike gave me a replacement, which so far has been working pretty well. Just remember that if you get this gun, make sure you keep EVERYTHING, at least until after you've fielded it, because apparently explosive pistons or piston heads are not uncommon in G&P guns.
-Looks really cool. People will ask you what kind of gun it is.
-Good enough fire rate with a 7.4v Lipo.
-Decent range with stock hop up
-As ergonomic and lefty-friendly as an AK can get!
-AK flash mags feed just fine (I've used Lonex and the AEX ones so far)
-Battery installation is even more of a pain than normal AKs. Instead of putting it in the upper receiver, you have to put the battery in the buffer tube. Since it's such a tight, tiny space, pretty much the only battery you can use is the G&P 7.4v lipo that they recommend for it. Even that is pretty hard to cram in there, and removing and reinstalling the stock is difficult as well.
-Externally, it's a little disappointing. The tang connecting the buffer tube to the receiver is plastic that seems weak, and the dust cover has a weird glazed donut style finish that clashes with the matte black lower receiver. The dust cover and the stock are both very wibbly wobbly.
-Accuracy out of the box isn't that great either. Even with .25s, my groupings were pretty wide. Though that could probably be fixed by replacing the bucking and nub with Maple Leaf parts.
-The mid cap it comes with wont feed a single round.
-You likely wont end up using the extra rail space. You'll probably put your optic, grip and other accessories in the same place you would've if you'd gotten a normal tactical AK. So some could say that this gun's extra rail space does nothing but make the gun more front heavy, but I'm ok with it because it looks cool.
All in all, I wouldn't buy this gun expecting a powerhouse out of the box. There are probably better $250 guns out there. But if you're willing to put up with all its issues and don't mind spending some time upgrading the hop up parts or barrel, then this gun may be worth it, even if just for the uniqueness factor. "far exceeded my expectations. i bought this during Christmas due to the deals. now im not much of a AK guy but this looked to cool. this has a great weight and feel. the mag fitment is perfect no mag wobble with the original or any of the mags I have used including CYMA, Matrix, MAG, and G&P. the stock is a PTS CTR but wobbles a bit and im not to picky but it does bug me a bit to hear it rattle when i run. also the stock adapter is plastic and Im worried it might break. the body is very sturdy and well built. the dust cover does wobble and does make noise. the rail is heavy duty and rigid, no play at all. there is NO front sight which doesnt bother me because I use a T1 micro. the battery goes in the stock tube and is a very limited space so I had to use a 7.4v. the FPS hovers around 400 so its perfect for the field. and the barrel length is 363mm so its the same as most M4s. oh and spend the extra $5 on the holy cow special, I got 2 mid-caps.
dust cover rattle
all in all worth the money. Im very pleased with it. Displaying
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