"I have owned this gun now for 5 years I think and it still works and it has never jammed on me, it runs well in the cold, I have only broke the but stock pad by running it over with a snowmobile. Overall itâ€™s a great gun and it is the most reliable one I own even though it is the slowest one.
Great beginner gun when it used to be $80.
"Ok umarex you nailed it on cheap gums.
It is very sturdy and pretty upgradable. Use 9.4 v battery for a high rod and better sound.
I recommend changing the stock bcs if hit to hard it might jam.
I use a mil spec AR 15 stock. I also have fiber optic sights and commando foregrip.
I used a custome faux leather wrap for grip and cheekpad.
So I basically turned my gun to and act looking battle rifle.
Oh yeah, 11 yr old engineer
"UMAREX HITS THE BULLSEYE!!
Overall, this HK416 is essential in terms of starting in airsoft. While most aegs do range about $100 and up, this one is a good bang for your buck for what it's worth. Not only is it for a very affordable cost, it ranges about 250 to 300 ft per second velocity, the fire rate is pretty decent as well, having both fully automatic and semi-automatic firing modes, and of course, it is compatible with most M4 and M16 AEG magazines!!
While I think this is a very good starter weapon for any airsoft who is brand new to the hobby, I would like to State some of the cons so that anyone wanting to purchase this could be aware:
â€¢While it is pretty sturdy, after a while the stock became loose so I'd recommend getting a replacement AEG battery stock, but don't worry, in no way does the stock itself affect the battery or the wiring, even with the stock breaking the AEG worked like a charm.
â€¢the material is a plastic as opposed to a metal or a dense polymer, so I'd recommend being careful, i.e, not dropping or hitting it against any walls, floor is, etc. Other than that, this darn thing is pretty sturdy and it's pretty awesome.
On a more positive note, it's pretty nice for a gun with this budget to have a quad rail handguard, having the availability for accessories and parts such as grips, optics, laser systems, etc. The only thing I'm really unsure of is whether or not this has a threaded muzzle for any mock suppressors or tracer units. But even then, I'm not too worried about that factor.
In conclusion, this is probably a very ideal AEG in terms of a starter, although durability is not its strong suit, no it's not the weakest Factor either. I just recommend you're careful.