"Writing this review after two years of use and ownership. My only regret was that I didn't buy the quad railed version. I find that the point of balance of this AEG sits exactly where the magazine well is and because of that you can't really hold it there like you would naturally and a foregrip would've been excellent to help manage the gun. Aside from the AEG, in my opinion being unbalanced, everything else is great. Really durable, Good range, acceptable accuracy, and I've never even had to sight it in with the hop up despite using different optics or transitioning from iron sights to optics. The folding stock is still solid along with basically everything else. The only thing that got loose, and it did get really, really, loose, was the fire selector. However all I had to do to fix that was pop open the plastic cap on the joint of the fireselector and tighten the screw with a phillips screwdriver and it was back to brand new. I'd also like to note that the fire selector issue only occured after two years of use and storage. I originally bought this AEG for 130 bucks and if you can manage to get it at that price I can reccomend with full confidence. If you have to pay more than that then you might want to consider other options but this still wouldn't be a horrible buy. Honestly would give it a 10/10 if it were balanced. However, because the balance of the AEG really affects the handling of an already heavier than most and longer than most AEG, negatively, gonna have to give it a 8/10. Also would like to mention that theres a pin in the orange flash hider so keep that in my mind.
"This is a great gun for anyone. beginner to pro. Shooting 426fps on .2g bbs out of the box for me. Has a metal hop up unit which is great . Battery chamber is a little tight but still fits a 9.6 stick . mag well is not the best, it holds the mags in with no wobble but must be placed in just right to lock in place. nice weight and sturdy feel. stock locks great and has almost no wobble. (this is my second ak-74 stlye rifle from CYMA and both preform great)
great range, and decent grouping. I through a scope on and was sniping kids all day
"First off, this gun is well-built. I've heard a lot of good things about newer CYMA guns and components, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's got a stamped steel body and stock that is very hefty where it counts. You could literally run over this thing with a car and it'd likely still be intact. Stock and barrel are also steel, but the rail system and removable metal pieces like the sights look like pot metal, albeit decent pot metal, Handgaurd, and handgrip are good quality plastic. Mine came with some barrel wobble, which can be fixed by tightening an allen key. Handgaurd was also pretty loose. I stuffed some foam in with it to tighten it up. The stock is also quite loose. Applying a few layers of tape or maybe some JB weld where the front of the stock meets the body of the gun should tighten it up.
The internals are also pretty good. You'll get a lot of life out of this gun if you don't want to touch the internals. I can't say how things were before I re-shimmed the gearbox, but after, it sounds very good when firing. Cylinder seal wasn't very good though - the compression was very bad. The motor most likely uses neo magnets, as the magnets are several times stronger than the cheap ferrite magnet motors I have in my other guns. Rate of fire on a 7.4 V lipo is about what you'd expect. Not amazing but also not super slow. I think about 11-13 rps. Lastly, the accuracy is also ok. Not amazing but not terrible. Probably can hit a target accurately at 150 ft or so. But if you can, you should flat-hop or R-hop it. This is where things get less nice. The barrel is pretty good and the hop-up is pretty good, but getting the barrel out requires a complete disassembly of the outer barrel. That is, you must remove the front sight, the front sling mount/handgaurd bracket, the handgaurd, the rail system, the rear sight, and the outer barrel. To top it off, there is a plastic piece that holds the hop-up against the gearbox that must be removed along with two screws holding the hop-up onto another plastic piece. By comparison, removing the gearbox is much easier...
All in all, for the price, 5/5. Get it (or another CYMA AK) if you're on a budget and want a solid gun or one that you plan on turning into a powerhouse.