||I have had this gun for over a year. I was my first AEG, I bought it when I was green and did not know the ways of airsoft.
First thing first, this is not a super amazing gun... but it is a wonderful starter gun. I would rate it as a fantastic CQB gun as it shoots well with a low fps and a high ROF. It fails at medium to long range as the hop up does not seem to work well.
FPS: Mine seems to be 200 and below, it will not even penetrate an aluminum can at point blank range. The gearbox is plastic and this is a cheap gun, so some may be better than others.
Range/Accuracy: Not great at all. You could maybe hit someone with a clear shot at 50 feet if you spray automatic. Don't expect to sharpshoot or penetrate bushes and other obstacles. A red dot sight is not even recommended.
ROF: This is what is fantastic about this gun, it sprays like crazy, at least 20 RPS. At close quarters with .12 ammo, you can tear things up. Just wind that hi-cap as quick as you can.
Quality: Not fantastic. Better than a gun you would find at academy or wal-mart... but the RIS creaks and shifts, as does the hand grip and fore grip. The pistol grip on the receiver and the receiver seem solid though. The laucher looks badass, but is not really useful in a fight unless you run out of ammo, but even then not all the rounds work in a fully loaded clip and some escape into the launcher body and rattle around. It is mostly there for looks. Don't put heavy metal things on the rails as they are not strong and will fall apart.
Accessories: The stocks are both good, i prefer the crane stock because they have a secret hiding place for bbs in the tubes and i thought that was cool. The RIS is not that great, creaky and flimsy, but it holds things. You must use the PEQ box to hold the battery if you want to use the RIS, it is not a light. The launcher is basically a spring gun with a non adjustable hop up and about an 8 round clip. Mine seemed to shoot to the left with .2s and go way up with .12s. Like i said, just for looks. I prefered to use the hand guards, because they seemed the most solid and held the battery the best. Of course i could not use attachments, but they are not really necessary with this gun, except maybe a flashlight, which i just attached to the upper receiver rail, it looks kind of badass :-) The clips are fantastic, i would say the best accessory, they work in all my friends guns and if you lube them and take care of them, will treat you will. The strap was flimsy and broke quickly, but served its purpose.
Recommended ammo type: .12's
Recommended Range: Short and CQB
Recommended experience: Newbie, FNG, whatever you want to call it :-P
Bottom Line: If you are new to airsoft, get this gun. It would not be upgradeable, but it is very cool to have and is good enough that you can sample the game. Out in the open you are outgunned if other players have quality guns, so stick to CQB situations and keep your head down. I removed the stock and the stock slide thingy and the muzzle flash and the handle and use the hand guard on the barrel and carry this gun as my backup sidearm. Its good for a quick spray and pray situation where you just need to throw a bunch of bbs at a close enemy. I have had it for over a year, and it has not let me down. I have since gotten newer guns, but I still use it now and again or let the new people to our group use it. Nothing like getting shot with your own gun. :-)
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]