"I'm writing another review after using it almost every weekend at a large outdoor field for 4 years. It still works great out of the box!
I started using an 11v LiPo about a year ago and kept it on semii(the high-caps can't keep up with the full-auto-feed). It will need a hopup change in the near future though finally after about 950 hours of hard use lol. This is partly because I stopped cleaning it soon after installing the LiPo. I'm not going to be using it much anymore soon because evike put the NGRS mags in stock and my parents deemed it "safe to order".
I don't know if this gun has been soaked in holy water or if I'm just lucky, but I hope that CYMA continues making this gun because mine has served me VERY WELL.
"I wanted to start out this review with saying this is my first AEG, And Airsoft gun in general ever, So I may glorify some parts of the review because I am so excited to have this beauty, But I will go into deep detail about the aesthetics and looks and feels for the enthusiasts that really just want to real feel to there AEG.
Straight out the box, Didn't expect it to look as amazing as it did, The pictures where they show it don't do it a lot of justice, The wood looked bleach and a lot more pale, and the metal looked more like cast, But this isn't the case when you get yours. The wood is more how you would expect it on any AK, Darker tone and beautiful pattern of wood.
--------This is the Aesthetics part of the review, Only looks and feels-------
-Looking down the ironsights feels great and real.
-As far as Metal goes, Almost all of it consists of it, the grip isn't, but it doesn't feel bad or cheap at all, Looks good as well.
-Going back to the wood, There was some dried dripping paint from what it looked like on the stock and on the front handguard. Also to note the Front handguard seemed to move a little bit if you put force on it, But really not an issue.
-Comes with only 3 Stickers, THEY are all easily removable without ripping or leaving behind any paper.
-The fire mode selector couldn't look and feel better.
-A major like on this gun would happen to be a very subtle detail, The letters are indeed Russian for the Auto and Single, Also on the Iron sight, "P".
-Flash hider seems a bit hard to remove if you are trying to put something else there, but It doesn't look terrible. I'd just prefer a suppressor or compensator to make my AK look meaner.
-Magazines are generally all goodlooking on it.
-1 last thing, SHOOTING IT COULDN"T FEEL BETTER ITS AN AK (Not 47 But who gives a damn when it's an incredible looking AK variation) Will make you smile the first few shots from the feel it gives.