"So far an amazing buy, it has an amazing sound when you fire, the sights are great, and the features are just amazing. Good on feeding. Better than any M4 I've had. 300 dollars? Eh, its worth it.
"I'm sorry for the guy who wrote the review before me for getting those defects because so far the gun has been absolutely awesome for me.
The externals are fantastic, like the real steel it is mostly made out of polymer (even the trigger and selector switch). I don't know if its strong enough to use to build a real gun, but if it isn't then the durability is very close. either way it feels solid and light enough. All the tolerances are tight and there is absolutely no wobble or creaks from the gun itself. It even has HK trades, however it isn't engraved like the real one and it also says 6mm bb which detracts from the realism.
The bolt travels all the way back to the rear which still isn't a very common feature on AEGs for some reason. I love this feature as I tend to play with the charging handle a lot. It makes it more realistic than pretty much all the G36s out on the market with the exception of the WE and VFC (which are both gas blowback) and the G&G model, which still isn't available in the US as of 4/7/2015.
You can even lock the bolt to the rear by pushing up against a button on above the trigger guard. It definitely makes adjusting the hopup much easier when you need to. Speaking of the hopup, it is very stiff, which is great since if it was loose you would lose the hopup effect from the blowback. You can even lock the handle to the left or right side, which I know you can do with the Tokyo Marui recoil versions, but I'm not sure about all the other brands.
Now lets talk about the blowback. Believe it or not, it actually adds a bit of kick to the gun. Not as much as a GBBR, but really close to the Tokyo Marui Recoil guns and enough to add more satisfaction to each shot. My recoil SCAR H definitely kicks harder, but this gun feels just as good since it is so light the kick feels just as nice. The bolt isn't super heavy so I doubt it puts a crap ton of stress on the gearbox, but if it worries you that much you can always disable it.
The only thing I really have problems with are the sights. The scope was zeroed in WAY too low, even when I adjusted it as high as I could with the top screw, so I actually had to take off the rubber part in front of it to push the scope upwards so it zeroed in properly. After that I had absolutely no issues. The red dot has its own share of problems. First of all, it takes a CR123A battery, which I personally don't like because it isn't as common as a AA or AAA. It also has the same problem as the scope where its zeroed in way to low, it actually zooms out a little so it makes your target look smaller, and also the field of vision is too small. The only good thing is the fact that the tint of the red dot makes the bbs easier to see, and there is no parallax as far as I can tell. Honestly I wish it came with the scope with the rail on top so I can mount a micro red dot on it.
-High quality externals
-2 round burst
-working bolt catch
-The sights (mostly the red dot)
- 6mm bb trademarks (probably doesn't bother everyone)
- no rails and no way to put it on without some custom work
- Battery space (problem with all G36s) just use a butterfly type 9.6 and you should be fine.
Overall, a fantastic replica of the G36 and probably one of the most realistic AEG G36 you can get. Highly recommend it!
This replica could easily be 5 star material, barring the couple issues I had with it, namely the motor locking up on me and the sights. It is a well-built, high fps (I know fps doesn't matter much in terms of range, but in a field game, the sooner the BB gets to the opponent, the better), long-range, high rof, feature packed G36. The blowback has a very satisfying *clack* whenever a BB is fired, and sounds amazing when using the 2 round burst multiple times in quick succession. The 3.5x sight is nice, while the red dot sight is mediocre at best. The entire sight assembly is subpar, due to both the red dot and 3.5x scope being aimed too low, even when adjusted upward all the way. Another issue I have with the sight assembly is the placement of both sights, with the red dot being too high, too bulky, and lacking brightness settings, while the scope is set too low, but I guess that is on H&K's design. You are better off using a rail, with the (In my opinion) amazing H&K sight or aftermarket sights. The folding buttstock is great for making the G36 more maneuverable, but is not adjustable, and it quite long (fine for someone of my build). I never found any practical use for the bipod, and that meant it had to go. The gun is advertised as being rated for 11.1v LiPo batteries, but I found that using an 11.1 and firing for as much as a longer burst in full auto melts components of the motor, locking it up and making the motor useless. I bought and installed an upgraded motor, and my motor issues have been resolved since then. The bipod, buttstock, and carry handle/sight assembly have all been done away with currently, replaced with a G36 idz conversion kit. I have also had deans connections installed. The deans, 11.1v Lipo, and MOSFET all lend to a very quick trigger response; nearly instantaneous, I feel. The construction of the body is good: durable, light, and easy to work with. The selector is solid, with nice clicks coming out for every firing mode. I feel the selections are cluttered, however, making it difficult to select a firing mode when not looking/in an intense situation. But this is a price I am willing to pay for the 2 round burst. The included hi cap mag, surprisingly, is very good. I have owned 7 hi cap mags, and this one blows all of them out of the water in terms of capacity, reliably feeding, ease of fitting into the gun and staying there, and construction. I will be getting midcaps regardless, but the hicap has made my time without them more than bearable. Now, the pros and cons:
-2 round burst
-high fps (mine chrono'd at 430 out of the box, may be a con depending on field limits)
-quick change spring
-built in 3.5x sight and red dot
-fairly light for a full length rifle
-accurate, long range
-best Hi-cap mag I have owned
-1 year warranty
-motor couldn't handle an 11.1v Lipo
-sight assembly is not very good
-fps too high for field limits (easily remedied with quick change spring system)
I cannot with confidence recommend this product. I love mine, and know of others who enjoy theirs. Others have had issues far worse than mine. With the 1 year warranty, you can take the risk, at the cost of all the hassle that brings. There are more reliable guns out there, but none match the vast array of features present in this G36.