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"I don't like put up pros and cons of this and that i.e., the gun is amazing; so instead, I'll just put down my own experiences.
First off, this gun THE BEST gun for clearing rooms. Do the research; the FN2000 and TAR21 are both designed to make cornering quicker in CQB situations.
However, this is not a good "firing from cover" gun. When you put this gun in its firing position up against your shoulder, the firing position that is formed is very "static"; meaning, there is no freedom to move the butt of the gun away from your shoulder when say....firing from cover. One reason for this is the gun is very very thick. Compared to your average M14, SCAR, G36, or even the TAR 21, this gun is very very thick and bulky. This is great in a CQB situation - i love it - but good luck holding it up like a G36C or an M14 and peaking over coverage to shoot in a woodland type setting.
The other thing I didn't like about this was loading this gun in prone position. Its tough and funny to watch. It is much easier to load say a SCAR or M14 from the prone position - try it while .25s are screaming over your head.
Anyway, there is one known issue with this gun. The issue with most all of the G&G FN2000 guns (u can look this up on youtube) is that the motor moves back a bit while firing the gun and when this happens the motor dislodges itself from the internal trigger by just a few millimeters. This is permanently fixed by securing the motor a bit more than what G&G did (they didn't do anything extra). What I did was insert a small piece of THICK adhesive foam padding inside the butt of the rear stock (between the motor and the butt plate. This helps absorb the motor movement from moving back. The fix looks and works 100% awesome.
I highly recommend a tight bore barrel and the real steel FHN FN2000 3 point harness. The harness is a must with this gun. The harness made for the real steel fits like a glove and doesn't comprise the internals and all.
I love this gun. But to me, it isn't for every situation (like most guns). "Solid gun G&G made. It looks funny but its bullpup(short overall length), takes m4 mags and barrel, and its accurate. I'm putting a 590mm barrel and a scope on my gun because the nylon polymer(better than ABS) makes it quiet enough for a sniper. Fired about 2000 rounds or so and no problems so far. Well worth the price. Also my gun shot hot out of the box at 460 fps so that was unexpected. "great gun all around! no complaints!
I give it a 9/10!
very very comfortable
great internals and externals
the only one I have is that there is only a top rail, no side rails but that's it!!!
it's a MUST have for anyone who loves the FN2000!!
a GREAT gun for any serious airsoft player and for those CoD fanatics!
now I do have 1 question.
webmaster: is there any way to purchase the top optic alone?
I bought this gun, not the hunter version, but now I would love to have the top optic that comes with the hunter version. "If you are looking for a "unique" rifle to carry with you, this is it. I used mine this past Saturday at an outdoor field in Santa Clarita, CA. I threw in an 11.1 Li-Po and I must say, this thing SPRAYED. Sadly I blew the fuse so I had to bypass it, but it worked for a 6 hour day of gaming. Like any other AEG it's accuracy is not dead on past 100 feet, but before that mark it has superb grouping. It chronoed at 402, 403, and 408 with .20's. CSI, KWA, and of course G&G mags fed perfectly, no issues at all with feeding. My only problem is fitting a sling for it, however that aside it is worth every penny spent. "Oh man, G&G has truly outdone themselves on this one. Just got this gun in today, and man this gun is flawless. Its an exact size replica of the real FN2000. G&G did truly beautiful work on designing and creating this gun. Nice realistic feel, center balanced, nice 450 hi cap mag, nice iron sights, just everything is perfect. This is truly a must have gun for anybody. I cried i was so happy about this gun. Oh yea, did I mention the FPS was 370 right out of the box? The bps was atleast 18. The rof is incredible. I also got the holy cow special 2 free mags for 5$ for any G&G purchase. The mags are legit hi cap mags, full metal, and awesome. Thanks EVIKE!!!
In summary, you must have this gun. Anybody that has 360 bucks, this is well worth the buy. "G&G FN2000
I got this AEG through evike using the 18% off coupon. With that, it became a fair price.
Out of the box this oar-paddle looking like thing is hefty. I was seriously doubtful on how it will be practical to lug around in the field. It's certainly on the other side of the spectrum in shape and size compared to the slimmer M4, M16, Ak's out there. But this thing is solid. From top to bottom, I'm confident to say it is one of the finest build rifle I have ever held. I was also surprised on how comfortable it is to hold. The balance is one aspect that really shines while wielding this rifle. Target acquisition will be natural and not forced.
Loading and unloading a magazine is solid. The huge mag release is a smart touch. The best part, I have a few PMAG mid cap shorties that fit and feed really well. Why the shorties? G&G 470+ round mags are longer and since I plan to use this rifle as a DMR (occasionally) the short mags offers better comfort while laying prone. The "mod" (filing .25" of the raised section of the magazine) will not affect functionality on other rifle systems using the modded M4 style mag. Excellent!
The charging handle is aesthetically pleasing, in other words- "fly". Fire selector takes a bit of force to select but it's easy to get access to. The two stage trigger mech slides well and offers a good trigger pull that does not feel sticky. But being a 2 stage trigger, expect a longer trigger pull using full auto. Rails: Well it's obvious on the photos it only comes with one long top rail. It's metal and solidly placed on the body with two hex screws. Zero wobble while using my 3-8x45 scope. The front sight is detachable and the rear flip sight is built in. On the front end of the rails are ambidextrous sling loops that are made of steel. The hand grip is thick but comfortable.
I'm keeping a keen eye for a front rail system and or a grenade launcher to make it more pleasing to eye. The curved hand guard just makes this thing look like boat or some kind of ergonomic bath scrub. However it is very comfortable. Butt pad: Does the job really well if you follow the right way to get it off and on. See evike's vid on how it's done. It's the easiest way w/o damaging the rubber. Battery Space: Plentiful, I was able to fit 9.6v small nun-chuck style no problems. Li-Po's are the same.
Rear sling mounts: Okay this is probably the only thing that raises an eye brow. The slits are open and you can see the motor. Hmmm. Why? Instead of taking chances, I used non adhesive camo tape that covers the holes and wraps around the entire stock. A stock sling wide enough to wrap around the stock should also fix this issue. Trademarks: Mine came with them but it is painted on. Through time it will chip away. The photo on the box looks as if it's reversed embossed on the body. Not a big deal for me since on the stock has "6.00mm" stamped. Trades or not, it's still an airsoft rifle.
Variable FPS: Very easy to increase tension and or swap out the spring completely. I tested a m150 spring and your definitely going to want a 11.1 v lipo to pull that beast back. It shoots hard and still able to hold a good rate of fire. Just to be safe I kept the factory spring it came with.
Flash Hider Removal:
The blazing orange flash hider is made out of polymer and is set-screwed in to the barrel. Find the screw located at the bottom. On mine, the screw was so deep that it did not even stick out of the flash hider. The only thing that indicated something is there is some glue covering the set screw. I took a file and filed until a good portion off until the set screw is exposed. I then used a needle nose pliers to get it out. Next get a grip vice pliers and turn the flash hider clockwise. Since it's glued on to the threads it will take some force. But I was able to get if out with out damaging any cosmetics and the outer barrel. I suggest to leave it on if you plan "not" to use other flash hiders or mock suppressors. At least they could have used a FN2000 style flash hider but imo a mock suppressor shrouding a 509mm tbb is great for this rifle.
You will be amazed how tight the groupings you can get with the factory inner barrel. Very accurate to say the least. Just for kicks I dumped my 6.01mm 509mm tbb barrel from my M16 in to this rifle and covered it up with a 6" mock suppressor. (it's still shorter than my M16) Perfect for woodland engagements by not having a long barrel getting in the way. 150' using .25's you will hit your target with a decent force. Firing a burst does not spit out wild fliers. A testament to a solid build hop-up unit. Be warned it's not a standard M4-M16 hop-up system. This thing also shoots much quieter than my M4. Maybe the polymer body has a lot to do with it. But it's not loud shooting it. The target down range was making more noise with the bb's hitting it compared to the gearbox. The advantages are obvious for quieter shooting AEG's.
- M16-M4 Mags, shorty PMags fit and feed perfectly
- EXCELLENT build quality
- very accurate with stock inner barrel
- variable FPS
- roomy battery compartment
- quiet shooting AEG
- Stock to hand-grip measurement might be a little too long of a reach for some people
- Rear sling hoops expose the internals
- Right now, very few accessories available
- Bird cage polycarbonate flash hider that is extremely difficult to remove
- Trademarks are painted on with thin paint
- Some bolts are a little loose and needs to be tighten some. (do not over tighten)
It toughed it out through a very muddy day of skirmishes. Using .25's & .20's the FN2000 performed well beyond my expectations. Coupled with my 3-8x45 scope, the range of this AEG is awesome! ZERO jams, misfires and other miscellaneous tech problems. Also no fatigue wielding it. Out of the all the AEG's I own this simply steals the show.
See it in action here. ---------_ http://vimeo.com/20455316 "I got this today and i LOVE it so much. unlike so many other guns the battery is very easy to put in w/o fidgeting with something for five minutes. its very comfortable balanced and the cheek rest is at the perfect height for me. I realy like the adjustable fps because i can go from cqb to sniping with it thanks to the 550mm 6.01 tightbore that i have for it that goes all the way through the silencer i bought for it. it was a huge pain to get the flash hider off and i had to completly destory it in the process. the barrel was extremely easy to take out, it only took about 20 seconds but the new barrel i bought for it just barely wont fit in. ill probably sand it down later but for now im leaving the stock one in wich is a 6.04. "Internals:
A solid gun made by G&G. I gave it a 4/5 stars as it has a unique gearbox shell, which if it does break will render your gun useless. I am not worried about this too much though, it is a nice shell.
A cool feature is easily changing FPS via a screw under the butt-plate. With the stock spring you can change your FPS from 350 to 425 within 30 seconds.
The RPS is not amazing, approximately 15 with a 9.6V 1600 mAh NiMh battery. You could switch out the gears, spring, and motor, which I believe is a long-type, to achieve a higher ROF.
It also has a 6.04 Tight Bore Barrel installed stock, and it is 440mm long I believe. Allows great accuracy right out of the box.
One word -- flawless. If you've ever held a real one, it feels basically identical. Weight is a bit different, but barely noticeable. The plastic is strong, and the metal isn't pot-metal.
G&G out-did themselves on this... and it makes the JLS look like ubercrap. Giving this a 4/5 due to the gearbox shell. Will be a five when you can buy it separately. Getting this for $360 is a steal... and if you apply Evike's other coupons it is even better. Displaying
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