"I purchased this gun from a different retailer, but Evikeís packaging and shipping, from other items in my experience, is good. Nothing spectacular, but nothing bad either.
Now, onto the gun itself.
This gun is standard VFC quality - If youíve ever owned a VFC gun, this shouldnít be too far off from it performance-wise and cosmetically.
With a 7.4v 20c Valken lipo, it shot around 14-15 RPS out of the box. This isnít fantastic, but itís alright in my opinion. The trigger response, however, was pretty bad. The stock VFC motor is a ferrite 19 TPA motor last time I checked, and it sucked. I swapped this motor for an SHS high torque, and the trigger response is around the same as it on an 11.1v lipo with the stock motor, without the bump in RPS. The stock hop up is actually impressive, and the air seal on this gun is phenomenal. I can hit 8 inch targets from around 65 yards away, which is pretty good for a stock hop up. (Also, elite force claims that the 2015 version has a stock mosfet - whether or not it does, I will have to find out. You can check if you have the 2015 version by looking at the last two numbers of the serial number. If the last two numbers are 15, than itís a 2015 model.) What saves this gun is the fact that it is Tokyo Marui compatible, meaning 99% of aftermarket parts work in this gun. I would rate the gunís internals a 3.5/5.
This is where the ďVFC qualityĒ comes into play. This gunís externals are beautiful. Full metal everything, besides the stock and pistol grip, which are a sturdy polymer. Itís pretty hefty, so be wary to smaller players. Despite this, the weightís very balanced, and itís easy to hold steady for a decent period of time. The charging handle sounds amazing, and the functional bolt catch is a nice touch. Itís pistol grip is comfortable, but it has a little bit of room for the motor to move around, which isnít the best, but nothing terribleís happened, just donít expect perfect motor height. The rails are a little sharp, but a ladder rail cover is an easy, ergonomic, and cool fix. The trademarks are cool, but the paragraph on the magwell kinda sucks a little. Takes away from the gun JUST a little. I would rate the gunís externals a 5/5.
Externally, this is an all-around amazing gun, with an amazing construction and build quality. Internally, however, it performs less-than-stellar for its price.
If youíre a new player and looking for a first airsoft gun, donít even bother with the rest of the reviews. Anything VFC isnít exactly ďbeginner materialĒ. Really expensive. Just please no.
If youíre an experienced player or an airsoft tech, and would like to get a high end gun or a new project that can be modified later, go for it. Itís externals make up for itís internals, which youíre bound to replace anyway. Iím going to be replacing a decent portion of the internals, so for my purposes, it gets 5 stars.
Solid accuracy and air seal
Bad trigger response (relatively easy fix)
Decent gear train (VFC self shimming isnít good, the gears are fine if shimmed normally)
Fire rate (should be a LITTLE faster for a $450 gun)
Spring (mineís at a solid 350 FPS with .2s after less than 15,000 rounds)
P.S. I know the list is longer for cons, but IMO the pros outweigh the cons.
Also, if you replace the motor with a SHS High Torque, and run a high C-rating 11.1v battery, you MAY run into overspin. This can be fixed a couple of ways, but the two I prefer are using either a higher FPS spring or LOWER ratio gears (13:1s). This should do the trick.
"This weapon is incredibly accurate. More so than the KJW KC02, which is a pretty big achievement. Even in full-auto, 200-foot shots are possible if your hop-up is tuned properly. I personally use .20 grams, as I do use it in a squad-support role as the real M27 and I don't want to blow money away by using anything heavier and more expensive. The stock is very sturdy, and does not wobble unlike many other retractable stocks of a similar style.
-Great rate of fire with an 11.1v LiPo
-Fantastic range, effective out to 200 feet
-No wobble to any parts except slight wobble to the magazine that you'll realistically never notice
-Amazing packaging, it comes held in place by thick, durable cardboard inserts and wrapped in a plastic bag
-Lightweight. I'm 14 years old and 165 pounds and I have no problem carrying this around for a full weekend of play.
-Looks like a normal carbine, so many fields won't allow it to be set to full-auto like the real M27 would be. Sometimes, if you explain the real M27's purpose, the organizers will allow you to use full-auto like a normal LMG.
-6mm ProShop Midcaps don't fit my gun, oddly enough. My friend's EF M27 does fit them, he has the 2015 rendition and I have a 2014 version I recently bought used. This shouldn't be a problem for you, but the information is here if it means anything to you.
Overall, this is a fantastic rifle for people looking to fill a modern US Marine support gunner/automatic rifleman loadout. Apart from being one of the only M27s on the market, this is the PERFECT platform for a PolarStar fusion engine. I'll be dropping one in as soon as I get the chance. If you're looking for the perfect gun to HPA, you've found it.
"Important to remember this is an outdoor gun....
The USMC adopted this rifle to replace the bulky SAW, versatile enough to use in the DMR role like I have.
Going into purchasing a new DMR I was looking to replace my M14 EBR......if anyone on this site complains about the weight of this gun they haven't gone a weekend carrying an M14 with kit. This gun just feels good, right out of the box, great step up from an M4 for the guys looking to do some distance shooting, 16 inch barrel is great. Shot close to 380 out of the box
Simple enough...DMR guys......get this gun or a Krytek don't waste your cash on anything else