||I received this gun in the mail a few days ago. The package was hefty and weighing the gun, it's definitely something most people would shy away from. The package itself was somewhat damaged but the contents were intact. That's all that really mattered.
The gun feels extremely durable. Most of it is full metal, and not that poor quality pot metal either. This feels very strong. The gun weighs in around 16.5lbs and measures 49in in length. This gun is not for the casual gamer who wants a gun they can easily move with. This gun easily falls into the category of scenario purpose rifles or display guns.
That aside, the internals are APS2 compatible except for the trigger system which is unique to this gun. If the gun's internals ever break, just hope its not in the trigger system.
The magazine is the only real bad part of this gun. As said in a review below, you have to open up the mag and cut 3 to 4 links off the mag spring to remove the horrible double feeding caused by the over compressed spring. The gun now feeds reliably for me.
The magazines are smaller than the standard UTG/TSD Mk96 guns. Therefore, the gun does not have any extra mags as of now. That could be a very big setback for an otherwise strong gun base.
If you want to upgrade this gun, the APS2 internals should allow you the freedom to do so. I have plans to upgrading this weapon into a dreaded fire platform its meant to be, but the hop up and spring are the only concentrations as of now. Everything else looks strong enough as is.
Takedown of the gun is very easy. There are small pins on the side of the gun with key chain style rings on them. Pull those out and the gun can be taken apart.
The carry handle worries me a bit, but I have no plan on using it to bear the weight of the gun plus the scope. It looks fine as an aesthetic attachment.
The bolt of the gun is very easy to work. Note, the gun's safety switch is on the bolt and not on the side. The side safety level is just for looks and does nothing.
The bipod wobbles a bit, but is otherwise very sturdy and looks great on the gun. I don't have a doubt it's going to break anytime soon.
The gun has a standard range of 100 feet without the hop up. Unlike the Mk96, this hop up is a lot easier to use and adjust. No allen wrench required, located inside the mag well which is in front of the pistol grip. With the hop up engaged, the guns range increases to around 150ft. Being just a few feet longer than standard AEG range, you can already see the problem with such a large and heavy gun. Bring a backup with this if you plan to skirmish with it for fun.
Its accuracy is acceptable. I was able to get a 4" group at 100 feet, but that was using .28s and being a National Level Competition Shooter. Don't expect similar results. The BBs do drift off around 80 feet, but a tightbore should solve the problem.
As for how long this gun will last, time will tell. As of right now I am very satisfied with this rifle. If you want an experimental sniper's platform, this gun can do it. It can also be a strong movie prop and a great wall hanger / display piece. I recommend this gun to any sniper as a project gun or any movie maker/collector. Do not let this one slip by.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]