(comparing to KWC and UHC Spring M9s)
First Impressions: BLARING orange tip, made it look very fake. The weight is nice, balanced, and decent. The grips are fatter than they should be (compared to real steel); causing me some difficulty in reflex sighting drills. The magazine release is heavier than on the UHC or KWC berettas, hence less likelihood for those newbie accidental mag drops from holsters or combat.
Externals: The slide is very thick sturdy feeling plastic (assuming ABS plastic). The frame is smooth thick durable feeling plastic; it feels as if it can take a beating and will last you a LONG time with proper treatment. The Barrel is metal (refer to picture, barrel is shiny), along with the hammer and entire trigger assembly. The Grips fatter than the real M9, or the UHC and KWC. Not by too much though.
Internals: From peaking into the rear of the slide while the slide is back, you will see a bunch of full metal internals; just like the HFC G17. When firing, the pistol feels like it's meant to be fired, while when shooting the UHC shoots superb, it feels like it's slowly breaking.
---When racking the slide, it feels sticky, at certain points in the movement you will notice inconsistencies in resistance (like it's catching on different levers and such). However, pop in a tiny bit of lube and you have some nice smooth slide action. The slide feels like it's well secured to the weapon, and that it won't break unless you throw it at the road (haha).
---Trigger pull is kind of weird. It is firm, however very smooth.
---When firing, the weapon seems to jump as if there is recoil, as I think this is where the inaccuracy
comes from. Simply use disciplined trigger skills, and grip using proper Pistol form for a firearm and you should be good.
Accuracy: From what I can tell it is at the very least decently accurate. However, sometimes it seems to miss a 4" target at 45-50 feet with .2 ammo. This is POSSIBLY shooters error, however I hit it every time with UHC M9 or gas pistols.
Range: With .2g ammo, you will find the rounds starting to drop at 70-75 feet. (I was impressed, it out ranges the UHC)
OVERALL: Excellent weapon for reflex training, transition shot transition, sight lock, speed reloading, etc. You can do A LOT of training with a spring pistol; simply to not put wear on your firearms or beautiful prized GBBs ;)