Reviews: Echo1 Red Star AKM Full Metal AK74 Airsoft AEG (Real Wood)


19 Customer Reviews
Model: AEG-E1-JP48MB

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by cameron f. on 2011-11-12 12:47:16
"I have had this gun for about 2 years and its still working like i just got it. most reviews you read are aout 2 weeks after they got the gun, not alot are long term, meaning they dont write the problems to come. the only bad thing that ever happend to me using the gun is after a 1 and a half years of use, the wooden stock snapped of and is a pain to get a new one from echo 1 since they do not ship to california. Little problems encountered were the bucking and wobble in the rear sight and top handuard. The rear sight can be fixed if you have some shims laying around, works perfect. All in all great gun for beginers and intermediate players, and a great gun to upgrade for advance players. I got mine up to 25 round a sec and 380 fps. It also just looks like a beast!!!!( this gun is NOT a mauri clone, mauri handuards will not fit)

-real wood and full metal
-comes with a battery(8.4 1200 mah i recomend getting a 9.6 1600)
-metal internals
- lasts a long time

-wood cracks over time
-rear sight and upper handguard wobble( rear sight can be fixed with some shims)
-echo 1 version 3 gearbox wont fit some upgrades( i had a systema 1000 cylinder head, it didnt fit)

conlcusion: Great gun for all players!!! you will have the other team running for cover!!!!!!!!
by Lisa H. on 2011-10-13 17:50:33
"I bought this gun about a little more than a year ago, and its an amazing gun! I also got a side rail mount for it and a matrix red dot.

full metal and wood

hop up lever is right next to the bolt and when you pull it back it catches on it once in a while.
and everybody giving a bad name
by Valerie R. on 2011-08-17 20:30:25
"This gun is amazing The range is 200 ft i had a small war and i hitting people at 200 feet or more consistently The real wood and steel (what i think is steel ) adds to the realism . I have a 9.6 butterfly that fits well in the stock but the battery it comes with works fine too. the only plastic parts is the pistol grip witch has a little wobble but thats it pros range real wood accurate very solid cons plastic pistol grip that has a little wobble this is sorta a pro and a con high fps around 410 420 i used my moms name by the way
by Jacob B. on 2011-03-05 14:51:29
"I've had this gun for 3 months now and used it in about 6 wars.

Rate of fire is good for a non lipo battery
Real wood
look and feel when your using it

Battery id buy another probally a 9.6v
Wobbles in upperhand gaurd rear sight and upper receiver
Not really accurate but it goes about where you shoot

None of these are anything bad just kind of annoying

Dont let the cons stop you from buying this gun its the best ive seen for a good price
by Greg H. on 2011-03-05 09:23:10
"I recently purchased this AK and I have to be honest with you, its AMAZING!
The wood is flawless and solid, No wobble whatsoever. It is identical to a real AK in size, weight and construction. The only plastic part was the flashhider (obviously) and the pistol grip.


Great build
Shoots like a champ, It actually hurts to get shot by it.
No wobble
Real wood
Accurate as can be for this type of gun.
Put a lipo in it and its a beast
lipo ready!


Plastic pistol grip (can be replaced)
Heavy (if your a pansy)
Battery is no good, buy a better one
by Ben J. on 2010-03-13 11:42:40
"This is hands down my new favorite gun. Very solid construction, realistic wood furniture(its laminated wood just like the real Ak). The body doesn't feel cheap. I don't think it's pot metal, steel most likely. its very durable and has a nice matte finish. The gearbox is very smooth firing and performs well on the 8.4v 1200maH battery it comes with(I'd recommend a new battery but keep it small, the stock doesn't fit my 1.2v 1500mah battery). Fires at what it says in the description about 400-410fps. Pretty nice range with the hop-up tuned right. The mag it comes with is a 600rd high cap, it holds ALOT of ammo.

I installed a matrix 455mm 6.03mm tighbore barrel in it. Not so easy procedure. Had to do quite a bit of tinkering with the hop-up and such. Long story short if you don't know what your doing don't continue until you're sure how to do it. After I installed it though I noticed it did increase the range and accuracy a good deal. I would recommend a tightbore but maybe a brand other than matrix it was a tight fit.

Overall a great Ak-47 for those who are fans of the Ak series. It's kinda funny evike calls it an Ak-74...
by Bob E. on 2010-02-10 16:40:26
"My dad used a different account to buy the gun so.

Alright. After about a week of waiting the gun finaly arrived. I quickly ripped off the brown paper and opended the box. The first thing I noticed is that the battery was not in its battery "slot" it was simply placed on top on some of the foam. Annnyywayy... It comes with a charger 8.4v small type battery with a large connector, a 600 round hi-cap, and some warranty papers. oh also comes with a gun....for some strange reason.

I lifted the gun out of the box was alot lighter then I expected, I thought it was gonna be like twice its actual weight. That said, the gun is heavy and if you are a small person it migt be a bit too heavy for you.

The first thing that i dont like about this gun is that it comes with a large type connector in the stock. The only problem is that the stock is too small to fit a large type battery in i dont fully understand why it comes with a large connector, and i forgot to order a large-to-small connector thing, so I was not able to use my other battery with it.....yet. So i began to charge the battery it comes with and then i soon figured out that it will take a bit longer then 5 hours to charge with the charger included. So at around 9:30 the battery was charged...but it was too dark so i had to wait untill tomarrow.

one school day later....

I got home and put some matrix .25g bbs into the hicap, put the battery in the stock (you have to unscrew some screws in the stock which can be kinda a pain) and walked outside. I set up a target at 200 feet. (the target was 2 peices of notebook paper taped together) I took about 10 shots on semi and hit it 8/10 times. Note: this gun was not upgraded and a tightbore was not added.
I was amazed. My friend's sniper rifle is about that accurate. So, i set up another target at 250 feet and put the gun on full auto. Alot of people complain that the rof with the stock battery is terrible, bit I like it. True, its not like 90 million rounds per second but it gets the job done and is about the same as a real AK. Im guesing i unloaded a good 30 rounds before i regained controll of myself and let go of the trigger. I walked down-range and looked at the target. About 1/2 of the bbs hit the target, i was still amazed. But, sadly enough i could not fire it any farther away because I dont have enough land. So. the accuracy is amazing.

So. here is my conclusion.

-accurate up to 250 feet+
-real wood
-alright quality metal
-slighty upgraded internals from the cyma counterpart.
-its looks amazing.

-TONS of wobble in the upper handguard
-Dust cover clanks around sometimes
-selector swich comes loose alot and it cant be tightened with a screwdriver. you have to use your hands
-the mag can be a pain to get in sometimes.
-large type connector?
-have to unscrew the butt-plate to get to the battery
-the barrel apears to be bent just barely. but its easy to ajust to.
-ah yes. the biggest con. It fires at 450 freakin' fps. So im going to need to downgrade it to use it at my local airsoft site.

If you read all of that you deserve an awesome this one

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