"I was planning on buying this as a good starting point for VSR-10 modding. But after testing the performance of this rifle I've decided to keep it 100% stock.
It is SUPER accurate right out of the box. Sure the fps isn't astonishing (~290ft/s with .28g) but its very quiet right out of the box and I fear any change would alter that perfect Marui balance.
When I first took a look at the internals and found a lot of polymer parts I was initially a bit disappointed, considering my innate unexplainable need for everything to be stainless steel, but the more I shot it the more I was convinced its just perfect as is. Any more power and it might not be as quiet or last quite as long. The polymer parts are totally fine and help reduce noise at this power level. Smart cost effective engineering from TM
Awesome stock stealth sniper
"I bought this rifle from a different distributor, but it definitely deserves a review here.
As always, amazing quality, looks aesthetically great, typical TM awesomeness.
My primary goal with this rifle was to be the quietest sniper while being able to have superior accuracy with a pretty good range. I play guerrilla warfare style so having a super long range wasn't something I was worried about. Since this is my first G-Spec (but not TM VSR-10), I didn't know the mock suppressor doesn't come with foam inside. I thought it did, but maybe TM accidentally forgot to put foam in mine? Either way, it's okay, because I ordered noise canceled foam and made put it in the included mock suppressor and now it's whisper quiet.
Even though TM has very high quality products, the materials used are still susceptible to breaking, mainly in my opinion, the trigger sears. So I installed a few upgrades. They are:
1. Speed Airsoft VSR-10 Sears
2. DangerWerx Hop Up Arm
3. Laylax 6.03mm X 303mm Inner Barrel
4. Laylax Damper Pads
That's it! The rifle stock, outer barrel, cylinder, spring, spring guide, piston, hop up unit and bucking are all stock. I'm using 0.30g BB's and the accuracy on a calm day is unparalleled. I can hit human size targets all day at 150 feet (measured, not guessing) with ease. The BB's are slow due to low FPS, but the accuracy is amazing. My FPS is a steady 320 which allows me to engage at close range and far range without having to worry about joule limits on fields. I've done close engagements with this rifle and even someone 10 feet away has no idea where the shot came from. Which is EXACTLY what I was going for.
Now I did order a Laylax SP120 spring but it was a bit louder than I wanted. The FPS was a steady 380, but I wanted something quieter so I just stuck with the stock spring. I may experiment with the SP120 spring a little later, but at this time I'm content with stock spring.
I highly recommend this rifle for anyone that's truly looking for that stealth sniper element. It's so quiet, so lightweight and has unparalleled accuracy. For the TM G-Spec and the 4 upgrades listed above, the price came out to $456.00. In my opinion, that's not bad at all. If you include the SP120 spring as well then it's $471.00. I didn't include it because I'm not using it at this time. So I wanted to only include what's being used in the price. I believe this rifle was specifically made to be the quietest sniper out there and if you keep the power output low, then it's dead silent. Another thing to add is the bolt pull is smooth as silk and lightweight. The sears are a 45 degree setup, but it's so smooth it feels as if it's a 90 degree setup. Overall well done TM!
The Tokyo Marui box that the gun came in was very good and kept everything secure. The gun with the silencer attached looks awesome. I did remove the orange tip on the barrel by unscrewing a very tiny allen screw located on the bottom of the orange tip, then wrapped a hand towel around it and used pliers to slowly rotate it back and forth until it slipped off. The gun is incredibly accurate and very quiet thanks to the suppressor. Pulling the bolt back and firing feels nice and smooth. The gun is pretty light which at first I thought I wouldn't like but after using it I am enjoying its lighter weight because it allows me to make snappy target acquisitions with ease, especially with the sling that I put on mine. My brother bought a TM L96 AWS, and while I can appreciate the heftier weight on the L96, I felt drawn to only shoot it using either the bipod or while proning as holding it up is far more cumbersome compared to the agile feel of the VSR-10. The weight on the L96 made me gravitate towards more of a camping play style where as with the VSR-10 I could camp if I wanted to but also had more mobility if I needed it so just keep that in mind if you happen to be considering which to buy between these two guns or other similar options. Overall I'm really happy with my purchase and I am enjoying every aspect of the VSR-10. It performs amazing out of the box and can be left stock with no changes necessary but I am definitely looking forward to upgrading mine because the thought of this thing being even better than it already is...well that's just plain awesome.
Have fun with your new rifle.