"i bought this gun for the mags, because i haven't been able to find them anywhere here on evike. this gun, is surprisingly good, considering its a springer. here is an in depth description of the parts, finish and usability.
this sawed-off style spring powered shotgun is very easy to pick up and run with. weighing no more than 5 pounds, it can easily be used as a runners gun, or a sold backup. the entire outer workings are made of reinforced plastic, which is surprisingly sturdy. the hand-guard and sawed off grip are made of what i can only describe as a plastic polymer with some kind of wood additive mixed in, like saw dust. they are extremely smooth and can be mistaken for a cheap wood, or a kind of plywood build. this gun has 3 rails, on long one across the top (6 1/2 in), and two short ones on either side of the upper receiver, near the back (2 1/2 in). the hop-up on this gun is very simple, but very primitive. it is what i call, an "either or" setting, between "hop" and "normal". this setting is located on the forward right of the gun, jest before the barrel assembly and above the mag-well. the mag release button is located on the bottom of the gun, in front of the trigger assembly and behind the mag, making it easy to find but a little awquard to operate. the cocking/racking guard is very easy to pull back, and has a spring guide to rack itself forward after you pull it back, no manual racking required. the grip of this gun is shaped akin to to that of a banana.
now on to the mags, the reason i made this purchase.
these little things are a B*stard to find, i have only seen them every once in a while, and the fact this gun came with two ( since i was missing one for another spring gun i own) this was a steal. these high capacity "shake mags" as i call them, have a relatively small ammo count for the loading chamber (id say about 9-12). but the good news is that even though the mags are small and compact, they have a reservoir on the back end that holds upwards of 100 rounds. the way you refill these? simply pull back the spring, tip the mag to one side, shake lightly and the rounds will fill into the mag in seconds, allowing you to get back in the fight in no time. this package provides you with a total of two mags.
the added accessories in the package.
the two accessories included with this gun and mags are a small flashlight and a medium sized "dot" scope, we will discuss the flashlight first.
the flashlight, in all honesty, is a bit pathetic. a single led with a plastic body, and plastic light cover barely illuminates my room in the dark. however poor it may be, its better than nothing, and can possibly be used as a distraction.
the scope, balances out the flashlight easily. this "dot" scope, is a 6 1/4 inch plastic tube essentially, with plastic "lenses" and a rail mount that only fits the top rail effectively. the "dot" is simply a plastic bead on the front of the gun" this thing, is actually pretty awesome. using .20 gram rounds, on hop, with the scope i can easily peg a can off the top of my mailbox from around 80 feet away, 9/10.
PROS NEUTRALS CONS
VERY lightweight design
spring assisted racking system
imitation wood actually looks and feels close to wood.
high capacity mags
fairly quiet for a springer
mags are easy to fill and easy to load
ambidextrous gun, but the hopup is on the right side of the gun.
made in the Philippines
the "S&W M3000" is engraved into the gun, on the left side of the mag-well
air spring powered
the flashlight is puny, and not good for more than 10 feet of luminescence.
the sleek finish on the handle and hand-gaurd are a bit slippery
the grip, however cool looking, is a bit awquard to hold unless your hand is firmly in place on the correct spot
low chambered ammo count
no sling mounts
all in all, this is a great deal, especially if its on sale. i would recommend this gun to beginners, runners, or experienced players who like a challenge, or a neato sidearm.
Tips and suggestions
if you are interested in getting this as a runner or assassin-style game play, this light compact design is perfect. the quiet spring and decent range and VERY light design would make good for someone on the run, or likes to sneak up on targets.
if you are running .20 gram bbs through this like a smart person, always keep it on the "hop" setting. as the laws of physics dont apply to this gun. if kept on normal with .2s, this guns accuracy will make an elliptical curve to the right, and go straight up, but on the hop setting, straight as a bullet.
well thats it for another in depth, detailed review. happy softing, and have fun friends!